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Dedication has Vikings in position to succeed

Dedication has Vikings in position to succeed

startribune.com Updated Dec 24, 2012
Leslie Frazier says his team bought in to the program early, and the devotion has not wavered all year long.
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  • A turning point?: Coach Leslie Frazier says the last game with …

    A turning point?: Coach Leslie Frazier says the last game with Gree…

    startribune.com Dec 24, 2012
    Coach Leslie Frazier says the last game with Green Bay was the moment when the team started to come together
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  • Vikings' 2013 opponents nearly set

    Vikings' 2013 opponents nearly set

    startribune.com ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    The Vikings will play teams from the NFC East and AFC North.
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  • John Fox makes his case for Peyton Manning for MVP

    John Fox makes his case for Peyton Manning for MVP

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Antoine Winfield fractured hand Sunday, will try to play this w…

    Antoine Winfield fractured hand Sunday, will try to play this week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    The 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,
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  • Timberwolves VOTW: Kevin Love Fifth Annual Coat Drive

    Timberwolves VOTW: Kevin Love Fifth Annual Coat Drive

    timberpups.com Dec 24, 2012
    K-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…
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  • Vikings-Packers start time changed; playoff update

    Vikings-Packers start time changed; playoff update

    startribune.com Dec 24, 2012
    Sunday's game will be at 3:25 p.m. Also, a look at the NFL playoff picture
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  • Villaume: Onward Christian Ponder

    Villaume: Onward Christian Ponder

    startribune.com Dec 24, 2012
    Adrian 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.
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  • Nicked; Wolves lose 94-91

    Nicked; Wolves lose 94-91

    howlintwolf.com Dec 24, 2012
    Melo 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 out
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  • Jim Souhan: Winning streak plus marriage -- quite the roll for …

    Jim Souhan: Winning streak plus marriage -- quite the roll for Ponder

    startribune.com Dec 24, 2012
    The newlywed's arm and legs sent the Vikings to an impressive road victory.
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  • NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the Packers

    NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the Packers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    With 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…
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  • Access Vikings: Playoff bound?

    Access Vikings: Playoff bound?

    startribune.com Dec 24, 2012
    Christian Ponder and the Vikings defense led the team to a 23-6 victory over the Houston Texans and remain playoff hunt.
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  • Frazier says Peterson will play

    Frazier says Peterson will play

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    Vikings 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 probl
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  • Record-breaking rookie stays unfazed in 50-plus territory

    Record-breaking rookie stays unfazed in 50-plus territory

    startribune.com Dec 24, 2012
    Blair 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.
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  • Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson headline Week 16”²s injury roundu…

    Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson headline Week 16”²s injury roundup

    yahoo.com Dec 24, 2012
    Minnesota 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…
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  • Video - L.T. on A.D: 'He has a good chance' of breaking record 00:50

    L.T. on A.D: 'He has a good chance' of breaking record

    Dec 24
    LaDainian Tomlinson believes Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could break Eric Dickerson's rushing yards record on Sunday.
  • Video - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's road to recovery 03:33

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's road to recovery

    Dec 24
    Steve 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.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Adrian Peterson 03:29

    NFL Live OT: Adrian Peterson

    Dec 24
    Trey 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.
  • Video - Peterson In NFL MVP Discussion 02:36

    Peterson In NFL MVP Discussion

    Dec 24
    Robert Smith, Ben Goessling and Tom Pelissero discuss Adrian Peterson's recovery and chances to break the rushing record.

Sports Columnists

  • Coast to Coast - Miami Heat still have the winning combination

    Dec 24
    Despite 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 James

    Dec 24
    If Kevin Durant wants to be the best, he needs to beat the best -- LeBron James.
  • Clayton mailbag: Coaching changes are coming

    Dec 24
    While 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.