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Craig: Harvin and the bubble screen a perfect match

Craig: Harvin and the bubble screen a perfect match

startribune.com Updated Oct 9, 2012
The Vikings are getting a lot of mileage out of the bubble screen with the elusive, sure-handed Percy Harvin as the key component.
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  • Vikings a Surprise 4-1; Can They Keep it Up?

    Vikings a Surprise 4-1; Can They Keep it Up?

    vikingsgab.com Oct 9, 2012
    By Lucas McMillan The Minnesota Vikings have been one of the most pleasant surprises in the NFL this season, rolling to a 4-1 record and tied for first in the NFC North with the Chicago Bears. The Green Bay Packers, projected to run away with this divis…
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  • Kyle Rudolph catches up with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Kyle Rudolph catches up with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    The Vikings have been one of the biggest surprises of the first five weeks of the NFL season and one of their players with talk about the 4-1 start with the Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network crew on Tuesday. Tight end Kyle Rudolph will let us all …
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  • VikesCentric: Why has the defense been so much better?

    VikesCentric: Why has the defense been so much better?

    startribune.com Oct 9, 2012
    The numbers tell the story of how much better the Vikings have been defensively in 2012.
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  • If the Vikings look like a duck ...

    If the Vikings look like a duck ...

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    The psycho babblers call it "inductive reasoning." I consider it a chance to write about ducks on a football blog. We'll call it the Duck Test, and here goes: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably …
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  • Brandon Roy KFAN Interview Recap

    Brandon Roy KFAN Interview Recap

    howlintwolf.com Oct 9, 2012
    AP Photo/Star Tribune, Kyndell Harkness New Wolves guard Brandon Roy joined  Paul Allen on KFAN for a few minutes Tuesday morning to discuss a number of things. Instead of live-tweeting, I decided it would be easier to do things this way: in a blog post…
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  • Have N.F.L. Questions? Judy Battista Has Answers

    Have N.F.L. Questions? Judy Battista Has Answers

    nytimes.com Oct 9, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, will answer questions from readers.
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  • Go Figure: Vikings' stingy defense getting production from ever…

    Go Figure: Vikings' stingy defense getting production from everywhere

    startribune.com Oct 9, 2012
    This week's collection of eye-opening facts and figures as the Vikings prepare to head to Washington with a chance to go 5-1.
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  • Childs vows he will be back next season

    Childs vows he will be back next season

    startribune.com Oct 9, 2012
    Rookie receiver confident he'll return from surgery on both knees
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  • BBAO: Alshon Jeffery among big injuries

    BBAO: Alshon Jeffery among big injuries

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Week 5 brought a number of significant injuries to the NFC North. As we noted late Monday night, the Green Bay Packers have lost tailback Cedric Benson for at least eight weeks and perhaps the season because of a Lisfranc …
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Unless he plays smarter, RGIII will lose to Luck in long-term;…

    Oct 9
    "I read your story,'' Robert Griffin III told me the night of the NFL Draft in New York. "Interesting."
  • Don Banks: In Newton's regression, shades of another recent fall from grac…

    Oct 9
    The comparison grows a little more obvious and well-defined as the weeks pass, and so do the concerns. When you watch the early-season struggles of last year's rookie sensation quarterback, Carolina's Cam Newton, it's hard to fight the feeling that perh…
  • Don Banks: In Newton's regression, shades of another recent fall from grac…

    Oct 9
    The comparison grows a little more obvious and well-defined as the weeks pass, and so do the concerns. When you watch the early-season struggles of last year's rookie sensation quarterback, Carolina's Cam Newton, it's hard to fight the feeling that perh…
  • Peter King: Unless he plays smarter, RGIII will lose to Luck in long-term;…

    Oct 9
    "I read your story,'' Robert Griffin III told me the night of the NFL Draft in New York. "Interesting."