Even with Adrian Peterson back, the Vikings couldn’t keep up with a team that’s always hot at home.
Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes, and Peterson spent most of the second half watching from the bench as the Cincinnati Bengals finished off a 42-14 victory on Sunday that clinched a playoff spot for them.
The NFL has contacted the Minnesota Vikings about some questioned calls by the officials in Sunday's game at Baltimore.
Coach Leslie Frazier said Monday he received an unsolicited phone call from the league about some of the rulings Sunday, when the Vikings lost 29-26.
Your turn, Josh Freeman.
Freeman was named the latest starting quarterback for the scuffling Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday. Freeman's second week with the team will culminate on Monday night with him leading the offense against the New York Giants.
The Carolina Panthers were sympathetic to Adrian Peterson's grief. They weren't going to take it easy on him, though.
Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, and the Panthers romped past the mourning running back and the Minnesota Vikings 35-10.
Greg Jennings showed that the Vikings have someone other than Adrian Peterson who can make big plays.
Jennings and Peterson each scored two touchdowns in a 34-27 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at London’s Wembley Stadium for the Vikings’ first victory of the season.
For once, the Minnesota Vikings aren't counting on Adrian Peterson to do it all.
Facing a must-win game against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers in London, coach Leslie Frazier expects his offense to steady itself so Peterson can break loose.