NFL: Minnesota 14, Detroit 13

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Cordarrelle Patterson scored a pair of touchdowns Sunday, lifting the Minnesota Vikings to a 14-13 victory over Detroit in their final game at the Metrodome.

NFL: Cincinnati 42, Minnesota 14

CINCINNATI, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Andy Dalton passed for four touchdowns and 366 yards Sunday and the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals rolled over Minnesota 42-14.

NFL: Minnesota 48, Philadelphia 30

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Matt Asiata ran for three touchdowns and Matt Cassel had a big game with 382 passing yards Sunday, sending the Minnesota Vikings over Philadelphia 48-30.
Cassel to start again at quarterback for Minnesota

Cassel to start again at quarterback for Minnesota

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for a second consecutive week for the Minnesota Vikings, Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday.

NFL: Minnesota 23, Chicago 20 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard field goal with 1:47 remaining in overtime Sunday, handing the Minnesota Vikings a comeback 23-20 win over Chicago.

NFL: Seattle 41, Minnesota 20

SEATTLE, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Marshawn Lynch ran for two scores and added a receiving touchdown Sunday in the Seattle Seahawks' 13th straight home win, 41-20 over Minnesota.

NFL: Minnesota 34, Washington 27

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson put Minnesota in front with his second score of the game Thursday and the Vikings produced the final 20 points to defeat Washington 34-27.
Josh Freeman to start at quarterback for Vikings

Josh Freeman to start at quarterback for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Josh Freeman, who joined the team last week, will start at quarterback Monday for the Minnesota Vikings, Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday.

NFL: Carolina 35, Minnesota 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Cam Newton threw for three touchdowns and ran for another Sunday, sparking the Carolina Panthers to a 35-10 rout of grieving Minnesota.
Quarterback Freeman signs with Vikings

Quarterback Freeman signs with Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings signed free agent quarterback Josh Freeman to a one-year contract, complicating the team's quarterback situation.

NFL: Minnesota 34, Pittsburgh 27

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson rambled for 140 yards with two touchdowns Sunday and Minnesota hung on for a 34-27 victory over winless Pittsburgh in London.
Cassel to start for Vikings Sunday in London

Cassel to start for Vikings Sunday in London

LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Matt Cassel was given the starting quarterback assignment for the Minnesota Vikings in their game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.

NFL: Houston 27, Minnesota 13

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- T.J. Yates completed 13-of-21 passes for 151 yards and a score Friday in leading Houston to a 27-13 victory over Minnesota.

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K.C. Chiefs cut Matt Cassel

K.C. Chiefs cut Matt Cassel

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 14 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs released quarterback Matt Cassel Thursday after acquiring quarterbacks Alex Smith and Chase Daniel.
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Matt Cassel
New England Patriots QB Matt Cassel (16) is grabbed by Oakland Raiders Kalimba Edwards (58) after a 10 yard gain in the first quarter at the Coliseum in Oakland, California on December 14, 2008. The Patriots defeated the Raiders 49-26. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Matthew Brennan "Matt" Cassel (born May 17, 1982, Northridge, California) is the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC.

He became the Patriots' starting quarterback in Week 2 of the 2008 season after then reigning NFL MVP Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury. According to ESPN research, he is the only known quarterback in NFL history to start an NFL game at quarterback without ever starting at quarterback in college. In February 2009, the Patriots used their franchise tag on Cassel, extending him a one-year contract worth over $14 million, the largest one-year contract for an offensive player in NFL history. Later that offseason, the Patriots made a trade which sent Cassel to the Chiefs, who signed him to a 6 year, $62.7 million contract in July 2009.

Cassel was born in Northridge, Los Angeles, California|Northridge, California. When Cassel was 11 years old, his family home was at the epicenter of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, which at one pointed trapped his father Greg under a marble column and led water from their swimming pool to flood their house. Their home was eventually condemned as a result, forcing the Cassel family to move.

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