VIKINGS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VIKINGS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Prep football: Riverton rallies to beat Pleasant Grove http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58461052-190/riverton-miller-half-yards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58461052-190/riverton-miller-half-yards.html.csp">Prep football: Riverton rallies to beat Pleasant Grove</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jon Clifford</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T10:32:59.13-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Riverton • “Character win! Character win!” was what Riverton coach Mike Miller yelled at his players as they jogged off the field late Friday night. Then he shook his head and said to no one in particular, “I still can’t believe we won.” The Silverwolves’ defense shut out Pleasant Grove over the final three quarters and the vaunted Riverton running game came alive in the second half for a grind-it-out 16-14 Region 4 triumph against the visiting Vikings. Riverton was held 28 points below its seas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58461052@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:32:59 MDT NFL: Vikings’ Cassel out for season with broken foot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58450248-77/cassel-vikings-season-broken.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58450248-77/cassel-vikings-season-broken.html.csp">NFL: Vikings’ Cassel out for season with broken foot</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T22:53:26.614-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneappolis • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel is out for the season with broken bones in his left foot. The Vikings announced Wednesday they put Cassel on injured reserve for the injury he sustained in Sunday’s game against New Orleans. Rookie Teddy Bridgewater came in after Cassel was hurt. The Vikings also said guard Brandon Fusco was out for the season with a pectoral muscle injury in the same game.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584502482014-09-24T22:53:26.614-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T22:53:26.614-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450248@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:53:26 MDT NFL: Saints 20, Vikings 9 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58439192-77/yards-saints-brees-minnesota.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58439192-77/yards-saints-brees-minnesota.html.csp">NFL: Saints 20, Vikings 9</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT MARTEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T16:04:24.014-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Orleans • Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints celebrated their home opener with a victory. The Minnesota Vikings were left still looking for a running game in the absence of Adrian Peterson — and with a rookie at quarterback for the foreseeable future. Brees passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and the Saints won for the first time this season, 20-9 over Minnesota on Sunday. For the Vikings, the loss capped a week of distractions as the club first announced that Peterson would play, th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584391922014-09-23T16:04:24.014-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T16:04:24.014-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58439192@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:24 MDT NFL: Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from team activities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58424378-77/peterson-vikings-team-adrian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58424378-77/peterson-vikings-team-adrian.html.csp">NFL: Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from team activities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JON KRAWCZYNSKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:51:01.993-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • The Minnesota Vikings changed course early Wednesday and decided in the middle of the night to put star running back Adrian Peterson on hiatus while he deals with a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said they made they move after “further reflection” and concluded it was best for the Vikings and for Peterson, their All-Pro workhorse who has played his entire NFL career with Minnesota and is accused of injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584243782014-09-17T21:51:01.993-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T21:51:01.993-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58424378@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:51:01 MDT Minnesota’s Gov. says Peterson should have remained on suspension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421713-77/peterson-minnesota-nfl-child.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421713-77/peterson-minnesota-nfl-child.html.csp">Minnesota’s Gov. says Peterson should have remained on suspension</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:32:39.902-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Paul, Minn. • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Petersen has said he was sorry for hurting the child but did not intend to and is not a child abuser. The governor said in a statement to The Associated Press that Peterson is innocent until proven guilty. But Dayton also called P...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584217132014-09-17T21:32:39.902-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T21:32:39.902-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421713@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:32:39 MDT Minnesota Governor: Vikings’ Peterson should be suspended http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420289-77/peterson-minnesota-vikings-child.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420289-77/peterson-minnesota-vikings-child.html.csp">Minnesota Governor: Vikings’ Peterson should be suspended</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:53.324-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Paul, Minn. • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. He has said he was sorry for hurting the child but did not intend to and is not a child abuser. The governor said in a statement to The Associated Press that Peterson is innocent until proven guilty. But Dayton also called Peterson’s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584202892014-09-17T16:15:53.324-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T16:15:53.324-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420289@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:53 MDT NFL: Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58416018-77/peterson-vikings-nfl-abuse.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58416018-77/peterson-vikings-nfl-abuse.html.csp">NFL: Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JON KRAWCZYNSKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:41.866-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eden Prairie, Minn. • The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said the decision to bring back Peterson for practices and Sunday’s game at New Orleans was made “after significant thought, discussion and consideration.” Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s 30-7 loss to the New England Patrio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584160182014-09-17T16:15:41.866-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T16:15:41.866-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416018@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:41 MDT Utes in the NFL: Paul Kruger ‘playing out of this world,’ Matt Asiata steps in for Adrian Peterson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58413868-59/loss-com-smith-yards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58413868-59/loss-com-smith-yards.html.csp">Utes in the NFL: Paul Kruger ‘playing out of this world,’ Matt Asiata steps in for Adrian Peterson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T19:39:02.258-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 07:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Wrapping up how Utah’s players on active NFL rosters performed in Week Two: Minnesota running back Matt Asiata • With Adrian Peterson benched after being indicted on a child abuse charge, Asiata made his second career start in the Vikings’ 30-7 home loss to the Patriots. He rushed 13 times for just 36 yards, but he took a Matt Cassel pass 25 yards to paydirt for the Vikings’ only score and finished with 48 receiving yards on five catches. “It’s not a one-man team,” Asiata told ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413868@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:39:02 MDT NFL: Patriots 30, Vikings 7 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413079-77/patriots-brady-vikings-yards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413079-77/patriots-brady-vikings-yards.html.csp">NFL: Patriots 30, Vikings 7</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE CAMPBELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Pro Football Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:31.966-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • Tom Brady and the New England Patriots took advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence. Matt Cassel’s four interceptions, too. Chandler Jones returned a field goal he blocked for a touchdown right before halftime, and Brady and the Patriots cruised from there for a 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Brady went 15 for 22 for 142 yards, one touchdown and no turnovers, and Cassel’s first start against his close friend and former mentor was a dud. Devin McCourty, Darrelle R...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584130792014-09-17T16:15:31.966-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T16:15:31.966-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413079@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:31 MDT NFL: Vikings 34, Rams 6 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385560-77/rams-yards-vikings-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385560-77/rams-yards-vikings-half.html.csp">NFL: Vikings 34, Rams 6</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By R.B. FALLSTROM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:15.884-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Louis • Wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson ran for 102 yards on three carries with a 67-yard scoring run off a simple pitchout and the Minnesota Vikings shut down the St. Louis Rams 34-6 on Sunday, opening impressively under new coach Mike Zimmer. The Rams handled Adrian Peterson, limiting the All-Pro to 75 yards on 21 carries. They had zero luck with Patterson, who had three touchdowns rushing on 12 carries as a rookie last season. Rams quarterback Shaun Hill lasted one half as the stand-in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583855602014-09-09T16:05:15.884-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T16:05:15.884-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58385560@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:15 MDT Prep Football: Third-ranked Beetdiggers rally past Pleasant Grove http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58380780-190/grove-pleasant-lead-vikings.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58380780-190/grove-pleasant-lead-vikings.html.csp">Prep Football: Third-ranked Beetdiggers rally past Pleasant Grove</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:33.995-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pleasant Grove ­• Down but not out. That’s been the theme of the young season for third-ranked Jordan. On Friday night against No. 5 Pleasant Grove, the Beetdiggers overcame an early two-touchdown deficit and escaped with a wild 55-52 victory over the Vikings. Pleasant Grove didn’t waste much time taking an early lead and setting the stage for the shoot-out. After their defense forced a three-and-out on Jordan’s opening possession, the Vikings needed only four plays to go 65 yards for a touchdo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58380780@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:33 MDT NFL: NFC North has potential for plenty of points http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344565-77/bears-nfc-vikings-north.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344565-77/bears-nfc-vikings-north.html.csp">NFL: NFC North has potential for plenty of points</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE CAMPBELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Pro Football Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:43:33.366-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Green Bay’s grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable. That unremarkable 8-7-1 record they won it with was the real surprise. Chicago took a step back, too, and Minnesota plummeted badly. Detroit was the only team with more victories than the previous year, but still had a losing mark and fired its coach. Such mediocrity, though, should not mask the abundance of elite talent that still exists in this ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583445652014-08-30T23:43:33.366-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T23:43:33.366-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344565@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:33 MDT Prep football: Bountiful 21, Viewmont 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352998-190/bountiful-yard-touchdown-viewmont.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352998-190/bountiful-yard-touchdown-viewmont.html.csp">Prep football: Bountiful 21, Viewmont 14</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jon Clifford</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T00:05:25.541-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 12:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bountiful • Short-handed on offense and stunned at the start on defense, Bountiful didn’t waver. Instead, the Braves took control. Bountiful overcame an early two-touchdown deficit with a dominant defensive effort to beat host Viewmont 21-14 on Friday night. Junior Austin Parkinson intercepted two passes, the latter in the end zone to thwart the Vikings’ final drive. “I was reading quick slant and just jumped in front of it,” said Parkinson, who also threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Kaden Larse...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352998@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:05:25 MDT Prep football: Pleasant Grove 28, Alta 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58327853-190/alta-grove-pleasant-vikings.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58327853-190/alta-grove-pleasant-vikings.html.csp">Prep football: Pleasant Grove 28, Alta 14</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jon Clifford</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T16:49:19.519-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • Les Hamilton wiped tears from his eyes and shook his head in disbelief Friday night after Pleasant Grove’s 28-14 season-opening victory at Alta. He had contained his emotions all day leading up to his return to Alta, the school at which he coached for seven seasons and won two state titles. Then, in the postgame handshake line, it finally hit him. “I was great, I was fine — no emotion until after the game,” said Hamilton, the Vikings’ third-year coach who left Alta in 2010. “I love thos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58327853@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:49:19 MDT Vikings WR Simpson gets 3-game suspension by NFL http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351705-77/simpson-nfl-vikings-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351705-77/simpson-nfl-vikings-games.html.csp">Vikings WR Simpson gets 3-game suspension by NFL</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE CAMPBELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:27:26.399-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons. The league announced the punishment Friday, putting Simpson on the sideline until Sept. 22 when the Vikings begin practice for Week 4. Simpson will sit out games against St. Louis, New England and New Orleans. Simpson traveled to NFL headquarters last week for an appeal hearing, but his effort ultimately had n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517052014-08-29T23:27:26.399-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T23:27:26.399-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351705@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:26 MDT Prep football preview: Viewmont Vikings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58294293-190/ditty-football-viewmont-program.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58294293-190/ditty-football-viewmont-program.html.csp">Prep football preview: Viewmont Vikings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:16:14.996-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Viewmont Vikings When a Viewmont alumnus called Scott Ditty, the then-defensive coordinator at Alta knew football would be the topic of conversation. On the other line was former Wisconsin Director of Football Operations Zach Nyborg, who’d recently taken the same position at BYU. Nyborg, a former Viking, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294293@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:16:14 MDT