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Peterson powers Vikings toward redemption

Peterson powers Vikings toward redemption

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 30, 2012
Off a three-win season and a severe knee injury, Adrian Peterson led the Vikings by the Packers 37-34. It was redemptive for the team as well as All Day, says Dennis Dillon.
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  • MORRISSEY: Time for Bears to move on - without Lovie Smith

    MORRISSEY: Time for Bears to move on - without Lovie Smith

    So let the Lovie Smith era come to an end, and let it come quickly. Let this nine-year reign of blank looks and over-the-top optimism in the face of limited success screech to a halt. Time to act, Phil Emery.
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  • Singular And Special

    Singular And Special

    CNNSI.com Dec 30, 2012
    In an MVP race that might be remembered as the deepest field ever, Adrian Peterson stood out in Week 17, says Don Banks, who looks at the problems in Houston and more.
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  • Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your S…

    Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 30, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from every last person in the league-coaches, players, mascots-breaking out that one dance move they've been saving up all year, to a referee in New Orleans thinking he could pick his nose because no one
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  • Vikings jump out to 10-point lead

    Vikings jump out to 10-point lead

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    With the Bears holding off the Lions earlier on Sunday, the stakes for the Vikings are clear. Win and they’re in the playoffs. Lose and they’re out. So far, they’re winning. Adrian Peterson scooted into the end zone from seven yards out with a littl
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  • Giants send the Eagles out 42-7 losers

    Giants send the Eagles out 42-7 losers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    Thanks to the Bears win, Sunday’s 42-7 win over the Eagles didn’t wind up meaning anything for the Giants other than a likely spot on the historical record as the final opponent of Andy Reid’s run as coach of the Eagles. Chicago’s win means that t
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  • Lions' Stafford breaks record for pass attempts

    Lions' Stafford breaks record for pass attempts

    CNNSI.com Dec 30, 2012
    DETROIT (AP) -- Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has set an NFL single-season record for pass attempts.
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  • Urlacher ruled out as Bears seek playoff spot

    Urlacher ruled out as Bears seek playoff spot

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Despite doing limited work in practice on Friday, Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) will not be active Sunday when the Bears face the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
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  • NFL Playoff Scenarios And Tiebreaks, So You Can Be Sure You're …

    NFL Playoff Scenarios And Tiebreaks, So You Can Be Sure You're Ignoring The Right Games

    deadspin.com Dec 30, 2012
    Week 17 is always an odd melange of completely unwatchable misery between mathematically eliminated teams, stop and start contests between teams that can't remember if they're playing for something, and impossibly intense games between teams that are fi…
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  • Stephen Tulloch: Lions “need more accountability” this offseas…

    Stephen Tulloch: Lions “need more accountability” this offseason

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    The Lions will be trying to end a seven-game losing streak when they put the cap on a very disappointing 2012 season on Sunday against the Bears. While the season didn’t go completely into the tank until the second half of the season, linebacker Stephen
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  • Chatter increases that Pioli could be back in Kansas City

    Chatter increases that Pioli could be back in Kansas City

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    There’s a loose rule in NFL circles that a traditional General Manager gets to hire two coaches before the G.M. ends up on the hot seat.  The Bears broke from that loose standard last year, firing G.M. Jerry Angelo before the only coach Angelo ever hir
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  • Bears-Lions: 'Hate is such a strong word'

    Bears-Lions: 'Hate is such a strong word'

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Recent games between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions have not been friendly affairs, and I'm sure there are plenty of people in the Lions organization who would like nothing more than to knock the Bears out of playoff contention with a victory Sunda…
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  • Countdown Live: Bears-Lions

    Countdown Live: Bears-Lions

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the NFC North throwdown between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Bears-Lions
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  • Video - Sunday Breakdown: Week 17 01:46

    Sunday Breakdown: Week 17

    Dec 30
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down key plays from week 17 including a Jay Cutler scramble and an Andrew Luck touchdown
  • Video - Bears Miss Playoffs After Vikings Win 01:16

    Bears Miss Playoffs After Vikings Win

    Dec 30
    ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson, and Michael Wright discuss what's next for the Bears after narrowly missing out on the playoffs due to the Vikings' win over the Packers.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Bears-Lions Recap 01:34

    Sunday Blitz: Bears-Lions Recap

    Dec 30
    Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Bears' 26-24 win over the Lions.
  • Video - Bears postgame press conference 03:34

    Bears postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Bears react following game with Lions

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