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Eagles Swoop In for the Win!

The Philadelphia Eagles flew to victory in Week 7 with a final score of 21-10!

Kid Reporter Noah: Rejoice Minnesota, the Vikings Are Winning!

I am not going to lie, and act like I predicted this all from the start; when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down. I also wouldn’t have predicted that the purple and gold would be 5-0 without former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson. I don’t think anyone had us bouncing back from losing multiple key offensive lineman. And yet Minnesota has defied all odds and has gone undefeated. Some say it is Sam Bradford, others say it is the defense, many praise their special teams, I believe it is Mike Zimmer, the mastermind behind it all, who should be credited for their success. He is the heart and soul of this squad, and forged a great team in every aspect. Zimmer specializes in defense, which has been a strong suit for Minnesota so far this season.

The biggest X factor so far for this defense in my opinion has been cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Despite only playing three games, Rhodes has made all the headlines locally and across the nation. In his three starts, he has shut down star wide receivers, including Odell Beckham Jr. and DeAndre Hopkins. Things get a lot easier on defense when top wide outs aren’t performing, but the success of Rhodes is no coincidence, it was only a matter of time before he exploded. The Minnesota Vikings secondary consists of veteran slot cornerback, Captain Munnerlyn. Likewise, Harrison Smith contributes big time at safety. It also helps when your defensive line is dominating like the Vikings is. Lead by sack specialist, Everson Griffen, quarterbacks better watch out against Minnesota. The packages of Zimmer moving Brian Robison inside and out have been working really well with both Robison and second year stud, Danielle Hunter. Both Hunter and Griffen have totaled four sacks each. The duo was probably drooling when Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles, their week seven opponent, was being bothered by the Washington Redskins defense. Another key factor to the Minnesota Vikings success has been their quick and versatile linebackers. Two former UCLA linebackers, Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, have both caused chaos for opposing teams. Minnesota’s defense overall has little weaknesses. When Coach Zimmer lines them up in the gap on either side of the center, they cause a lot of problems for opposing offenses.

The Vikings offense has suffered many devastating losses with players being out. The front office made the decision to trade a first and fourth round draft choice to the Philadelphia Eagles after Bridgewater went out. In return we received quarterback Sam Bradford. At first many thought that this deal was a bit risky; putting our future into this player, but as the season has gone along, Bradford has stolen the heart of Minnesota. I even have heard some “Teddy who?” chants around town. Unlike many past seasons, this offense has become pass first in which Bradford has thrived in the playbook that offensive coordinator, Norv Turner, has created.

As I mentioned before, this upcoming Sunday is the showdown between Carson Wentz and Sam Bradford. Wentz, being a rookie, impressed many very early in the season, but has slowed down. Coach Zimmer definitely will throw a lot at the rookie. I can just imagine the many blitzes that will be overloading the young quarterback. Hopefully wide receiver Stefon Diggs comes back this week for the Vikings. The Minnesota Vikings offense has had a week to recuperate, and should be firing on all cylinders in Philadelphia. Coming off a bye week, I expect that Minnesota is hungry for another win!

-Kid Reporter Noah O.

Would You Rather: Mascot Edition

Poll: Would You Rather: Mascot Edition
The scenario...

Your fairy mascot-mother is granting you one wish but you have to choose wisely!

Would you rather go ice fishing with Viktor or attend a fancy poetry reading with Poe??

Both are awesome but you can only pick one...

1. How cool would it be to spend the day at a poetry reading? Even better is to attend with a famous mascot named after Edgar Allen Poe.

2. Ice fishing with Viktor? Wow, that's one cool experience. A viking has great fishing tactics especially in cold temperatures!

So, what will it be?!

Sam Bradford Throws a Dime to Adam Thielen for 23 Yards!

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford throws to wide receiver Adam Thielen for 23 yards!

Is Sam Bradford on your Fantasy line up?

GameDay Ride With Kyle Rudolph

Follow Kyle Rudolph on his GameDay Ride to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the Vikings get set to face the Texans!

Are the Vikings the Best Team in the League?!

Find out the reasons on whether or not the Minnesota Vikings is the best team in the league.

Do you think the Vikings will stay undefeated this season?!

Sam Bradford Steps It Up in Week 5!

Minnesota QB Sam Bradford completed 271 yards with two TDs and no interceptions in Week 5!

The Vikings improved to 5-0 and haven't had any interceptions this season.

Is Sam Bradford on your NFL RUSH Fantasy football line up?

Vikings Stay Undefeated!

The Minnesota Vikings took down the Houston Texans to remain undefeated with a final score of 31-13 in Week 5!

Houston Can't Catch This Cornerback!

Poll: Marcus Sherels Gets the Touchdown!
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Marcus Sherels returned a punt for a 79-yard touchdown!

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Running Backs and Wide Receivers!

Michael Fabiano gives you his starts and sits for running backs and wide receivers doing into Week 5!

Which players will you put on your Fantasy football line up this week?

Caption Contest: Vote Now!

Poll: Caption Contest: Vote Now!

When you show up to the Vikings game and your friend has the same hat...

Below are the three finalists. Vote for the best one and the winner gets 5,000 MVP points!

Vikings Break Apart Giants 24-10!

The Minnesota Vikings break down the New York Giants with a final score of 24-10 in Week 4!

Ball Boy Makes Beckham Style Catch on the Sidelines!

Vikings QB Sam Bradford threw away the football, which was spectacularly caught by the ball boy during the Giants-Vikings match up in Week 4!

Who Will Win MNF?

Poll: Who Will Win MNF?
The Minnesota Vikings battle the New York Giants at 8:30pm tonight!

Do you know which team will win? Here are a few fun facts:

1. The New Giants Offense is breaking through!
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had seven catches for 121 yards last week. He also became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 200 catches and 3,000 receiving yards!

2. Minnesota Vikings Defense is strong!
Last week the Vikings had eight sacks which tied them for the third-most in a road game in franchise history! Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen had three sacks against the Carolina Panthers.

Looks like tonight will be a close game. Catch the action tonight on ESPN and don't forget to vote for which team will win!

The Undefeated Teams!

Poll: Undefeated Teams!
Five NFL teams are undefeated!!

The Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles made the cut through Week 3. 

Fun fact: Since 1990, 75% of teams that started 3-0 made the playoffs.

Caption This!

When you show up to the Vikings game and your friend has the same hat...

To Caption This:

Post your best suggestions in the comments. We'll pick the top 3 and then all of NFL RUSH will choose the winner, who wins 5,000 MVP points!

Last week's winner:

"No wonder the game is sold out!!"-Lob32

Lob32 wins 5,000 MVP points, getting closer to becoming an NFL RUSH Veteran. Congrats!

Minnesota Vikings Defense Divide and Conquer!

Poll: Minnesota Vikings D for the Win!
The Vikings had eight sacks in the victory against the Carolina Panthers!

Minnesota is now tied for the third-most in a road game in team history and the most in a road game by the Vikings since December 28, 2003!

The Best of the Vikings Defense!

Check out the best plays from the Minnesota Vikings defense with 8 sacks and 2 interceptions against the Carolina Panthers!