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Ponder and Winfield expected to play for Vikings

Ponder and Winfield expected to play for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have listed quarterback Christian Ponder and cornerback Antoine Winfield as questionable for their playoff game on Saturday against Green Bay.
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  • Hit on a miss: Vikings have learned lessons as season has progr…

    Hit on a miss: Vikings have learned lessons as season has progressed

    startribune.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Vikings' biggest pass play of the season came from, of all things, an incompletion from a game that didn't even involve them.
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  • Green Bay bar taunts Adrian Peterson with sign

    Green Bay bar taunts Adrian Peterson with sign

    It probably isn't a good thing to make Adrian Peterson angry, but a bar in Green Bay is going ahead and doing it any way before the Packers' big wild-card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night. The above picture was snapped in an …
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  • George Karl: Nuggets embarrassed themselves in loss to Love-les…

    George Karl: Nuggets embarrassed themselves in loss to Love-less, Rubio-less Timberwolves

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    On Wednesday morning, the Denver Nuggets were flying high, celebrating a big-time win that snapped the Los Angeles Clippers' franchise-record 17-game winning streak and looking like a team that had finally hit its stride after a tough-as-nails early-sea…
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  • Wild-card playoff programming note

    Wild-card playoff programming note

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    OK gang. The time has come to ship off across the frozen plains, get myself to Green Bay and begin final preparations for Saturday night's NFC North-exclusive wild-card playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. I'll check in when…
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  • Final Word: Vikings-Packers

    Final Word: Vikings-Packers

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Saturday's Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers wild-card game: Frozen tundra: You've already heard plenty of national nostalgia about playing a night game in freezing temperatures at one of the NFL's most sacred cathedral…
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  • Behind Enemy Lines: After slow start, Aaron Rodgers carved Viki…

    Behind Enemy Lines: After slow start, Aaron Rodgers carved Vikings up last week

    With a playoff clash between the Packers and Vikings coming Saturday night, we once again enlisted Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to provide a scouting report on Green Bay.
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  • Bemoaning the Kevin Love Narrative

    Bemoaning the Kevin Love Narrative

    howlintwolf.com Jan 4, 2013
    A double-double before halftime, Wolves leading, and 17 points in 24 minutes before leaving the game…yeah this guy sounds like the problem. I’m annoyed. Maybe I shouldn’t let things like sports affect me this much, but some things are so flat-out du
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves 101 — Denver Nuggets 97

    Minnesota Timberwolves 101 — Denver Nuggets 97

    timberpups.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Twolves got right back on the court Thursday night in Denver, coming off an embarrassing loss to Utah less than 24 hours prior.  No surprises in the starting lineups tonight.  With Rubio remaining on the sidelines, the Pups opened up with Ridnour, S
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  • Love leaves game vs. Nuggets with finger sprain

    Love leaves game vs. Nuggets with finger sprain

    nba.com Jan 4, 2013
    Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has left Minnesota's game against the Denver Nuggets after spraining a finger on his right hand in the third quarter.
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  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Wild Card Weekend 04:55

    NFL Kickoff OT: Wild Card Weekend

    Jan 4
    NFL Live OT previews this weekends' NFL playoff games.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Lethal Packers offense 03:59

    'Playbook': Lethal Packers offense

    Jan 4
    How will the Minnesota Vikings defense handle the dynamic offensive attack off the Green Bay Packers led by Aaron Rodgers? The "NFL Playbook" crew breaks down the matchup.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Vikings vs. Packers preview 05:10

    'Playbook': Vikings vs. Packers preview

    Jan 4
    What will happen when Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings take on the dangerous Green Bay Packers led by Aaron Rodgers? The "NFL Playbook" crew breaks down the epic Wild Card matchup.
  • Video - Saturday Wild-Card Preview 03:14

    Saturday Wild-Card Preview

    Jan 4
    Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview Saturday's wild-card matchups between Cincinnati-Houston and Minnesota-Green Bay.

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  • Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daquean Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Daequan Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daequan Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: