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Coach Leslie Frazier says the last game with Green Bay was the moment when the team started to come togetherUpvote Share TweetThe Vikings will play teams from the NFC East and AFC North.Upvote Share TweetThe NFL Most Valuable Player award seems to be a two-man race heading into Week 17, with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning the contenders. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has already gone on the record as saying th…Upvote Share TweetThe Vikings have already said that running back Adrian Peterson will play through any abdominal problems this week and cornerback Antoine Winfield is also going to try to power through injury. Winfield hurt his hand in Sunday’s victory over the Texans,Upvote Share Tweet
Timberwolves VOTW: Kevin Love Fifth Annual Coat Drivetimberpups.com Updated Dec 24, 2012K-Love is back at it with his fifth annual coat drive, and once again capped it off with a hilarious video. All joking aside, this years coat drive was very successful collecting over 2,500 coats which were delivered to the Salvation Army in Minneapolis…Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings-Packers start time changed; playoff updateSunday's game will be at 3:25 p.m. Also, a look at the NFL playoff pictureUpvote Share Tweet
Villaume: Onward Christian PonderAdrian Peterson and the Vikings' defense deserve the credit for this year's success; but Christian Ponder is the key to the immediate future. The war will not be won without him.Upvote Share Tweet
Nicked; Wolves lose 94-91howlintwolf.com Updated Dec 24, 2012Melo time came late in Madison Square Garden Three Positives: Jonah: Dante Cunningham all but solidified himself as Kevin Love’s ultimate backup for when he misses games, such as today’s. His intensity off the bench is unmatched and he just flat outUpvote Share Tweet
Jim Souhan: Winning streak plus marriage -- quite the roll for PonderThe newlywed's arm and legs sent the Vikings to an impressive road victory.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the PackersWith 11 NFL games played simultaneously early Sunday afternoon, there were half a dozen big ones with playoff implications. The Vikings pounded the Texans. The Bengals snatched the final AFC playoff spot away from the Steelers. The Redskins held on to b…Upvote Share Tweet
Access Vikings: Playoff bound?Christian Ponder and the Vikings defense led the team to a 23-6 victory over the Houston Texans and remain playoff hunt.Upvote Share TweetVikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice time in the days preceding Sunday’s win over the Texans with a groin/abdomen injury. After the game, coach Leslie Frazier said that Peterson was held out of the game late because of an abdomen problUpvote Share Tweet
Record-breaking rookie stays unfazed in 50-plus territoryBlair Walsh is the first kicker in NFL history to hit nine field goals of at least 50 yards in a season. And he hasn't missed one yet.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Dec 24, 2012Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had "abdominal soreness" in the fourth quarter of the 23-6 win over the Houston Texans, but the playoffs and the NFL's single-season rushing record within reach, is expected to play next week agai…Upvote Share Tweet
L.T. on A.D: 'He has a good chance' of breaking recordDec 24LaDainian Tomlinson believes Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could break Eric Dickerson's rushing yards record on Sunday.
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's road to recoveryDec 24Steve Cyphers spotlights Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's road to recovery as Peterson attempts to break Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record against the Green Bay Packers in Week 17.
NFL Live OT: Adrian PetersonDec 24Trey Wingo and Merril Hoge discuss whether or not Adrian Peterson will break Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record, and where his season will rank in NFL history if he does.
Peterson In NFL MVP DiscussionDec 24Robert Smith, Ben Goessling and Tom Pelissero discuss Adrian Peterson's recovery and chances to break the rushing record.
Coast to Coast - Miami Heat still have the winning combinationDec 24Despite the Thunder's great improvement, the Heat still have the winning formula: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
Coast to Coast - Kevin Durant still must best LeBron JamesDec 24If Kevin Durant wants to be the best, he needs to beat the best -- LeBron James.
Clayton mailbag: Coaching changes are comingDec 24While many are in the spirit of the holiday season, numerous coaches can't enjoy it because they're on the hot seat, writes John Clayton.