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Simplifying things paying dividends for Vikings D

Simplifying things paying dividends for Vikings D

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
Sometimes when you have an edge in talent, you just have to let those players play. That’s why a pair of Vikings defensive linemen went to coaches, asking them to simplify things after a Week Two loss at Indianapolis. Defensive tackle Kevin Williams and
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  • A special calling for Vikings' special teamers

    A special calling for Vikings' special teamers

    startribune.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Vikings are fielding "high-character kids" who accept and embrace their roles on punts and kickoffs.
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  • Twins' Ryan to return as GM without interim tag

    Twins' Ryan to return as GM without interim tag

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The latest change made by the Minnesota Twins in an offseason that will be full of them was the least surprising: general manager Terry Ryan's removal of the interim tag on his title.
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  • Chad Greenway fined $21,000 for hit on Calvin Johnson

    Chad Greenway fined $21,000 for hit on Calvin Johnson

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway delivered a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit to Lions receiver Calvin Johnson on Sunday, and he’s paying for it. Greenway has been fined $21,000, the NFL confirmed. After the game Greenway acknowledged that he was in the wron
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  • Longtime friend helped bring Roy to Wolves

    Longtime friend helped bring Roy to Wolves

    nba.com Oct 5, 2012
    When Minnesota Timberwolves President David Kahn made his pitch to Brandon Roy, he had a glaring need at shooting guard for him to fill, an accomplished coach who could put Roy in the right positions on the floor and a two-year contract all on his side …
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  • Christian Ponder, Jared Allen both probable for Sunday's game

    Christian Ponder, Jared Allen both probable for Sunday's game

    startribune.com Oct 5, 2012
    Christian Ponder is still dealing with some lingering soreness in his right knee and was limited in practice throughout the week.
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  • Timberwolves Video of the Week: Beard Contest 2012

    Timberwolves Video of the Week: Beard Contest 2012

    timberpups.com Oct 5, 2012
    One of my favorite moments from the ‘11/’12 Timberwolves’ season was their beard competition for fans.  No, seriously.  I thought this phenomenal, hysterical, and brilliant.  You can’t get much more of a ringing endorsement than that, can you?
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  • Harrison Smith: The Vikings' 'Eraser'

    Harrison Smith: The Vikings' 'Eraser'

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- There have been at least two occasions this season when I've felt compelled to pause the DVR, grab my NFC North master roster and confirm what position No. 22 plays for the Minnesota Vikings. Rest assured. Harrison Smith is in fac…
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  • Hartman: Hutchinson ready to battle vs. buddies

    Hartman: Hutchinson ready to battle vs. buddies

    startribune.com Oct 5, 2012
    The former Vikings guard, now with the Titans, expects a spirited clash in the trenches against former teammates.
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Chicago Bears better off with feisty Jay Cutler

    Oct 5
    The Bears should just let Cutler do his thing, and they might be better off for it.
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.