Minnesota Vikings

A fan lets his feelings be known before a game between the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Hating On ‘Hate’ — Even In Sports

The word has been on my mind since Monday, when I read a story about which NFL teams are most hated in each state. Every once in a while we need a reality check.


New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan reacts to a call during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on December 7, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Jets 30-24. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan After Jets’ 11th Loss: ‘This Is On Me’

Rex Ryan has faced plenty of calls for his ouster during another trying season for the Jets. After his big gamble in overtime against Minnesota went bust, he’s sure to hear some more.


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Team Grades: Brutal Jets Fall Short In Minnesota

Gang Green loses a 30-24 heart breaker to the Minnesota Vikings in overtime.


Rex Ryan and Geno Smith look on before a loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Lowly Jets Take On Vikings

Brash and bold, Rex Ryan became a media darling while leading the New York Jets to back-to-back AFC title games.


Defense attorney Rusty Hardin (L) and NFL running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings address the media after Peterson plead 'no contest' to a lesser misdemeanor charge of reckless assault on November 4, 2014 in Conroe, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

NFL Will Hear Adrian Peterson’s Appeal On December 2

The NFL announced Friday that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings. Goodell has the authority to decide whether to hear the appeal himself or appoint someone else.


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Adrian Peterson Says ‘Fresh Start Somewhere Else’ Might Be Best

In an interview with USA Today, Peterson said he believes Vikings coaches and players are behind him but that feelings in the organization are mixed after he was charged with felony child abuse.


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Jared Max: Who Is Adrian Peterson? I’ll Have To Get Back To You

The usual suspects — better known as the American audience — are started to wonder: Have we judged Peterson, Ray Rice or even Roger Goodell properly? Did we go to the trigger too quickly?


Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings addresses the media after pleading 'no contest' to a lesser misdemeanor charge of reckless assault November 4, 2014 in Conroe, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson Throws Flag On ‘Inconsistent’ NFL Discipline Process

Peterson’s potential return to the Vikings is at the heart of a dispute between the NFL and the players’ association, and the star running back thinks the league is being unfair.


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AP: Peterson’s Hearing On Possible Reinstatement To Be Held Monday

A person with knowledge of the hearing told The Associated Press on Thursday that Adrian Peterson will meet with the NFL early next week about possible reinstatement with the Minnesota Vikings.


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Peterson’s Return To NFL Might Take A Lot Longer Than He Wants

If Adrian Peterson is allowed to return to the Minnesota Vikings this season, the reunion won’t happen swiftly.


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Peterson Reaches Plea Agreement In Child-Abuse Case, Will Avoid Jail Time

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson will avoid jail time after reaching a plea agreement in his child-abuse case.


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Prosecutors Want Peterson’s Bond Revoked After He Allegedly Admitted Smoking Pot

Peterson allegedly told a worker conducting his urinalysis exam during a Wednesday court appearance that “he smoked a little weed.”


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December Trial Date Set In Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Case

Peterson did not enter a plea, though his attorney said he will eventually plead not guilty to the charge that carries a penalty of up to two years in prison.


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Adrian Peterson To Plead Not Guilty To Child-Abuse Charge

Prosecutor Phil Grant declined to comment Tuesday on whether the case could be settled without a trial. If convicted, Peterson faces up to two years in prison.


Robert Blanton #36 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts to take down Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers in the first half at Lambeau Field on October 2, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Packers defeat Vikings 42-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Five Things: Vikings Vs. Packers Thursday Night Roundup

It was another Thursday night blowout, as the Packers dominated the Vikings 42-10 last night in Green Bay. The Packers moved to 3-2, while Minnesota is 2-3, struggling on offense without Teddy Bridgewater, who was inactive with a sprained ankle.