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Winter Park Rewind: December 1 - 5

Get caught up on the week that was at Winter Park leading into Sunday's game against the Jets:

Monday, December 1

Mike Wobschall looks back on Sunday's big win over the Panthers, and in perticular Xavier Rhodes' strong day in the Monday Morning Mailbag.

Before current-day football matters were continued to be addressed, the organization (and website) took a break on honor Pro Football Hall of Famer and Vikings Legend Bud Grant, who had a street named after him in Minneapolis over the lunch-hour. Read about that here and check out video and photo coverage below:

View photos from the Monday, Dec. 1 ceremony in which "Bud Grant Way" was unveiled near the new Vikings stadium.

Back at Winter Park, Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media and talked about Sunday's win:

Craig Peters looks back at another big game by Pro Bowl candidate Everson Griffen in his 'After Further Review' piece.

Wobschall took to the film room to look back at the club's pass-rushing success vs. the Panthers, and also how Bridgewater was able to have a very efficient day:

Tuesday, December 2

All four segments of this week's "Beyond The Gridiron" were posted, including one detailing the story of emerging WR Charles Johnson:

This week's Pick 6 Video Mailbag hits on several topics, including Rhodes' emergence as a big-time cornerback:

Mike Mayock of NFL Network took a look back at the Vikings' two punt block return touchdowns vs. the Panthers on Sunday:

Check out these exclusive images from Sunday's win via the 'Through The Lens' gallery:

View exclusive images shot by the team photographer from the 12th game of 2014 as the Vikings took on the Panthers at TCF Bank Stadium.

Take a look back on past games between the Vikings and the Jets:

Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Jets.

Wobschall looks at three lessons and three questions stemming from Sunday's win, including Zimmer's comments postgame and on Monday regarding the recent lack of playing time for Cordarrelle Patterson.

Read our weekly PR-provided game preview of Sunday's matchup here, while Peters looks at '10 Numbers of Note' regarding the matchup.

NFL Network graded the rookie quarterbacks in this video:

Late on Tuesday, the Vikings unveiled the potential soccer setup at the new Vikings stadium regarding the organization's hopes of landing an MLS team. Read about that here and check out the photo gallery here:

Check out conceptual images featuring the MLS / soccer setup at the new Vikings stadium.

Wednesday, December 3

Early on Wednesday, WR and special teams ace Adam Thielen was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his blocked punt touchdown against the Panthers.

Wobschall officially turns the page to the Jets game by looking at five key storylines to follow, including the high-powered Jets' rushing attack going against a Vikings run defense that has struggled at times recently.

Zimmer and Bridgewater addressed the media following the team's morning walk-thru:

This was a big day for the new Vikings stadium as this week marked the one-year anniversary of the stadium's groundbreaking. Read a recap of that here, and check out ten key moments over the last 365 days here. Below is a timelapse video and also photos showcasing the progress:

View images from the first year's worth of progress on the new Vikings stadium.

Brian Robison cut off his ponytail this week, but for a good cause. Read about that here and check out his comments and new-look here:

Peters recaps the day that was at Winter Park, mainly looking at comments made by players and coaches about needing to do a better job in stopping the run.

Check out photos from Wednesday's practice here:

View images from the Wednesday, December 3 practice at Winter Park.

Thursday, December 4

This week's Ticketmaster Hot Matchup looks at how Rhodes will look to shutdown the dynamic Percy Harvin on Sunday.

Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner and Patterson addressed the media on Thursday regarding his diminished role in the offense in recent weeks:

NFL Films previews this Sunday's matchup here:

Take a look at the new stadium's progress via an infographic here.

Peters recaps the day that was at Winter Park here, including a look at the matchup of a pair of defensive-minded head coahces in Zimmer and the Jets' Rex Ryan.

Friday, December 5

Watch the 'Winning Formula' segment from this Sunday's "Vikings GamePlan" here:

Zimmer addressed the media following the final practice of the week here:

Shortly after said presser, the final injury report of the week was issued. Of note, Anthony Barr is doubtful for Sunday's game due to a knee injury.

Wobschall offers up his 'What We Learned' article for this week, taking one final look at the Jets' defense that will test the Vikings' offense on Sunday.

Watch another segment -- the Film Room -- from this Sunday's "Vikings GamePlan" here:

Watch a super-unique profile of Rhodes here:

And finally, view photos from Friday's practice at Winter Park here:

View images from the Friday, December 5 practice at Winter Park.

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