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No practice on Tuesday for Adrian Peterson

No practice on Tuesday for Adrian Peterson

profootballtalk.com startribune.com Updated Oct 23, 2012
If the Vikings would have practiced on Monday, running back Adrian Peterson wouldn’t have.  They practiced on Tuesday, and Adrian Peterson didn’t. In advance of Thursday night’s game against the Buccaneers, Peterson is resting an ankle that, as he
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  • Vikings defense limiting production of (most) rival stars

    Vikings defense limiting production of (most) rival stars

    startribune.com Oct 23, 2012
    The Vikings have stopped opponents' big-play threats in the games they've won. They'll face another on Thursday night.
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  • 2012 NFL Week Eight Preview — Tampa Bay vs Minnesota

    2012 NFL Week Eight Preview — Tampa Bay vs Minnesota

    vikingsgab.com Oct 23, 2012
    Week eight starts with a NFC matchup between the Bucs and the Vikings, one team riding high at 5-2 while the other is coming off a tough last second loss at 2-4. The Vikings topped the Cards last week, with a defense that is quickly becoming one of the …
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  • John Carlson out; Vikings announce 24-hour no-service fee ticke…

    John Carlson out; Vikings announce 24-hour no-service fee ticket deal

    startribune.com Oct 23, 2012
    The veteran tight end suffered a concussion late in Sunday's win over Arizona and has yet to be cleared to return to practice.
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  • Check Out Big Al on STOB’s NBA and Timberwolves Season Preview

    Check Out Big Al on STOB’s NBA and Timberwolves Season Preview

    timberpups.com Oct 23, 2012
    In an act of decency and nobility (not) I graciously accepted an invitation to participate in an NBA and Timberwolves roundtable and season preview with our friends over at STOB Blog. Check out my contribution along with others including 5 Eyewitness Ne…
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  • Outside the Game: On the field or in a court of law, Alan Page …

    Outside the Game: On the field or in a court of law, Alan Page always reigns Supreme

    yahoo.com Oct 23, 2012
    From 1967 through 1981, Alan Page established himself as one of the most dominant defensive linemen in NFL history with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears. The epicenter of the infamous "Purple People Eaters" defense, Page went to nine st…
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  • Harrison Smith: 'I'll definitely keep it'

    Harrison Smith: 'I'll definitely keep it'

    startribune.com Oct 23, 2012
    What does a Viking player do with the football he turned into a touchdown after intercepting it? Harrison Smith tell us.
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  • Video - Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison joins 'NFL AM' 03:19

    Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison joins 'NFL AM'

    Oct 23
    Coming off a three-sack performance against Arizona, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison sits down to join the crew of "NFL AM" and discuss the Vikings' early success.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: No longer a low-profile job, hot seat burns for GMs now too

    Oct 23
    It has always been the case in the NFL that losing too many games leads to losing a job, so on that front there was nothing too shocking about Marty Hurney's early dismissal on Monday in Carolina. But the Panthers giving the boot to their longtime gener…
  • Peter King: Stafford's slump will end only when he heeds his own words; ma…

    Oct 23
    When I think of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, I think of my trip to Lions training camp in the summer of 2011, and the beautiful music they were making together. As I wrote in the Sports Illustrated NFL Preview issue last season: