Vikings Drop Opener In San Diego 24-17

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on September 11, 2011 – 5:18 pm

The game could not have started off better for the Vikings as Percy Harvin took the opening kickoff back 103 yards to put the Vikings in front.  However, the Vikings offense failed to get going all day long, and the defense wore down during the second half and the Chargers were able to pull out a 24-17 victory.

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Stay tuned to for full coverage of the game and we’ll be back with you on Monday morning as the team starts to turn the page to the home-opener against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

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Submit Your Monday Morning Mailbag Questions

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 11, 2011 – 5:14 pm

I know it’s short notice, but we need some Monday Morning Mailbag questions. The Vikings dropped their season opener to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday afternoon and this week they’ll get set to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

To submit a comment or question, send an email to me at You can also submit your comment or question in the comments section below this entry.

Remember to include your name and town on the comment/email. We can’t post every comment/question, but we’ll try to answer each question.

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Mr. Hippe’s Weather Report

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 11, 2011 – 1:58 pm

It’s Week 1 of the regular season but Mr. Hippe – (aka Director of Operations-Team Travel) is in mid-season form of course. He’s checked in with a weather report for today’s opener against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.

Mr. Hippe says it’s 72 degrees and sunny with a light west-to-southwest breeze at 5-10 miles per hour.

A perfect day for football.

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Today’s Inactives vs. San Diego

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on September 11, 2011 – 12:37 pm

Here are the Vikings inactive players for today’s game vs. San Diego:

CB Asher Allen, CB Brandon Burton, S Mistral Raymond, LB Xavier Adibi, C Brandon Fusco, OL DeMarcus Love, and DE D’Aundre Reed.

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Vikings Arrive At Qualcomm Stadium For Season Opener

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 11, 2011 – 11:52 am

The early group of Vikings team buses has arrived at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, as the Vikings and Chargers near kickoff of their season-opening contest today at 3:15 p.m. CT. We have clear and sunny skies with warm temperatures and little wind right now, perfect weather for football.

As usual, we are a great place to be on game day. We’ll have pregame updates for you over the next couple hours, including the inactives 90 minutes before the game, Mr. Hippe’s Weather report close to kickoff and then of course our live game day chat that will begin right at kickoff. To join the chat at kickoff, go to the Vikings-Chargers Game Day page by clicking here.

Today’s game is being broadcast as usual on the Vikings Radio Network, with Paul Allen (play-by-play), Pete Bercich (analyst) and Greg Coleman (sideline) calling the action. The television broadcast is being handled by FOX, with Ron Pitts (play-by-play) and Jim Mora, Jr. (analyst) calling the action.

That’s about it for now, but stay tuned for more updates over the next couple of hours and don’t forget to follow the Vikings (@VikingsFootball) and me (@wobby) on Twitter for even more updates.

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Take A Moment To Pause And Reflect Today

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 11, 2011 – 10:14 am

Today is one of the most exciting days of the year for football fans. It’s the NFL’s regular season opener. As excited as we are and should continue to be throughout the day, I also think it’s important to take a moment to pause and reflect. Today is the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Vikings play a mid-afternoon game today in San Diego, so there are a bunch of games that will begin before the Vikings take the field. You’ll likely see a lot of acknowledgment of the 10-year anniversary in other games, and I think every second spent doing this is appropriate.

This day means something different for everybody. We were all impacted by the events of that day and the 10 years following that day, but we were all impacted in our own personal way. Today is a good day to reflect on that, and to be thankful for those who protect our country, our cities and our communities.

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