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11-5, 1st in NFC North
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Masters of the hard count

Whether or not you think the "stutter count" is "ruining football," it's clear Aaron Rodgers has the technique mastered. But other QBs, including a division rival, can do it as well.

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Time for Teddy Bridgewater to step up

With more protection up front and a first-round receiver in the fold, the team around Bridgewater is coming together. The question is: Can he take the next step? Most to prove

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NFL's five most creative defensive playcallers

Disguise, cover and pressure -- that's how NFL defenses make life hard for quarterbacks. Which coaches are the most creative in how they attack opponents? Matt Bowen analyzes his five favorites.

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Fans flock to Bud Grant's garage sale (1:40)

Where are Vikings on Karabell's list?

It's never too early to start planning for your fantasy draft. Here's where the top Vikings rank in their respective position groups, according to our Eric Karabell.

  • QB: Teddy Bridgewater (26)
  • RB: Adrian Peterson (1)
  • WR: Stefon Diggs (48)
  • TE: Kyle Rudolph (23)
  • K: Blair Walsh (14)
  • Defense/Special teams (11)
Karabell's top-100 fantasy rankings for 2016

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Perhaps the most unique thing at Bud Grant's garage sale this week is a series of Vikings scrapbooks from his days as the head coach. Grant, who turns 89 this week, is selling the scrapbooks for $200 apiece; they contain newspaper clippings from every game of a particular season, and some even include fan mail written to the Hall of Fame coach.

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7dBill Barnwell

Barnwell's offseason report cards: NFC North

The Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings kept plenty busy this offseason. Bill Barnwell grades how each NFC North team fared now that the signings and trades are all but finished.

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These moves have the Vikings set for success (1:00)
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Sharpe to Peterson: Stay away from QB comparisons (1:07)
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Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters pick the top offseason pickup for every team. No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff and Hue Jackson make the list.

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Alexander can compete for top spot

The Vikings have poured many picks into their cornerback spot: Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes are first-rounders, while Mackensie Alexander is a second-rounder that many believed might end up in the back end of the first round. Still, Alexander can compete. 10 NFL position battles (Insider)

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway announced Friday on Twitter that he contributed $10,000 worth of supplies to teammate Adrian Peterson's flood relief efforts in his hometown of Palestine, Texas. Peterson contributed $100,000 last week, and is matching donations made through the Salvation Army.

Football Outsiders' NFC North projection

With the NFL draft in the rearview mirror, Football Outsiders is ready to move on to projecting the 2016 season. Here is their way-too-early look at the NFC North:

  • 1. Green Bay Packers: 12-4
  • 2. Minnesota Vikings: 9-7
  • 3. Detroit Lions: 9-7
  • 4. Chicago Bears: 7-9
NFC projections (Insider)

Team Stats

Passing Yards183.031st
Rushing Yards138.24th
Points For22.816th
Points Against18.95th

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