during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Eight X-factors for NFL’s conference championship games

The next two games of the 2015 NFL season will determine who plays for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara. The Denver Broncos host the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Saturday, while the Arizona Cardinals travel to face the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Here is a look […]


#ThrowbackThursday: Vikings David Garnett

We are laying out a bunch of new columns in the coming weeks. The first is a #ThrowbackThursday piece featuring past Vikings players. This week we’re focusing on David Garnett, who was a OLB for the Vikings from 1993-94, and in 1996. Dave came from Stanford University. Enjoy! “My favorite memory of being a Viking […]

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Free Agent Profile: Marcus Sherels

Now that the off-season is upon us, the Minnesota Vikings will be looking to build on the already solid foundation that brought them to the 2015 wild card playoffs and the NFC North Division Championship. Free agency is the first in many steps to bring this team back stronger. We will be looking at different […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on in the second half against the New England Patriots during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

5 biggest coaching mistakes from NFL’s Divisional Round

Armchair coaches were busy during the 2015 NFL divisional playoffs. Some of the coaching decisions made this weekend will provide fodder for conversation well into the spring. The most boneheaded play call of the weekend was made by a winning team, so that coach got away with it. There were several debatable decisions, however, that […]


L.A. Rams Sound Good & Look Even Better

There is little argument from those of us who grew up in the 1970s and watched the NFL Today become the signature NFL pre-game show with Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, Irv Cross and Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder taking to the air waves of CBS and introducing the NFC regional games each Sunday that the move […]


VDD Radio: Arif Hasan Recaps Vikings Season

One of the Vikings best on Twitter – Arif Hasan – sat down with Yinka and went over a Vikings season recap and forecast for the off season. Arif writes for Vikings Journal, Optimum Scouting and the Daily Norseman. And frankly – he’s the best Vikings blogger to follow on Twitter. We are humbled to […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10:  Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks and Michael Bennett #72 attempt to tackle Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson vows to work on ball security during offseason

Blair Walsh’s missed field goal took a little bit of the heat off Adrian Peterson in the wake of the Vikings’ 10-9 wild-card loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. The Vikings led the Seahawks 9-7 in the fourth quarter when Peterson fumbled in Vikings territory. The Seahawks converted the turnover into Steven Hauschka’s 46-yard field goal […]


ON REWIND: Vikings’ One Minute-Thirty Debacle

The first playoff game that I ever watched was the push-off game in 1976 when the Cowboys beat the Vikings – the last outdoor NFL playoff game ever played in Minnesota – until this past Sunday. I cried then as an 8-year-old. On Sunday when the Vikings lost again in the waning moments, I smiled. […]

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a first down against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Best, worst from NFL’s Wild Card round

The NFL’s 12-team playoff field in 2015 is now down to just eight. The weekend’s Wild Card Round eliminated four teams (Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins) and advanced four others (Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers) to the Divisional Round. Here’s a look at the best […]


Coldest Heartbreak in Vikings History

There are few things in this world as heartbreaking as the loss Viking players and fans experienced today. A missed field goal, a chip-shot even, at the most critical of moments; single-handedly killing our team’s post-season run. However, I haven’t heard many long-time Viking fans say it’s ever been easy being a Viking fan; and this […]


Vikings vs. Seahawks Preview

Where to watch? NBC (local KARE-11) at 12:05 PM CST. Where to listen? KFAN-FM 100.3/KTLK-AM 1130 The Minnesota Vikings (11-5) are hosting their first playoff game since 2009 when the Seattle Seahawks (10-6) come to TCF Bank Stadium for the Wild Card Round game. The last time the Vikings and Seahawks met was in Week 13 in […]


VDD Radio: 2009 Viking Eric Frampton

The last time the Vikings were Division Champions was 2009 – the era of Brett Favre. One important member of the team that year was back-up safety Eric Frampton. On October 22, 2007 the Minnesota Vikings claimed Eric off waivers and he became a special teams stand out. In 2011 he was voted the Vikings’ […]


VDD Radio | Playoff Bar Talk

One of the greatest things about sports is that it gives people something to talk about. Whether it is a stranger you are sitting next to on the Green Line or a buddy you’ve known since you were kids, football is a lot of fun to talk about. Today Zach sits down with one of […]

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 3: Quarterback AJ McCarron #5 of the Cincinnati Bengals scrambles out of the pocket during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)

Which NFL wild-card team has the best chance of pulling off an upset?

Based on the predictions, the 2015 NFL playoffs could begin with a Wild-Card Road Show this weekend. Three of the four road teams are favorites. According to Five Thirty Eight Sports, this is the first time since 1990 that three home teams have been underdogs on wild-card weekend. Which underdog has the best chance of […]

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 13: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans rushes Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the second quarter in a NFL game on September 13, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

What each wild-card team must do to advance in 2015 NFL playoffs

Eight teams will participate in the Wild Card Round of the 2015 NFL playoffs. Only four will advance. Here is how each of the eight teams can score a first-round win and advance to the Divisional Round: Kansas City Chiefs: Win turnover margin The Chiefs won 10 straight games to finish the 2015 season, largely […]