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Vikings defense statistically terrible at stopping third-down t…

Vikings defense statistically terrible at stopping third-down tries

startribune.com Updated Oct 28, 2013
The Vikings’ third-down defense has been a failure more than half of the time.
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  • Man pleads not guilty in Peterson's son's death

    Man pleads not guilty in Peterson's son's death

    ESPN.com Oct 28, 2013
    A 27-year-old Sioux Falls man has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
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  • 10/28 Wolf Tracks: My first job when I started at HTW was to cr…

    10/28 Wolf Tracks: My first job when I started at HTW was to create …

    howlintwolf.com Oct 28, 2013
    My first job when I started at HTW was to create a weekly list of all things Timberwolves called Wolf Tracks. Well, I’d like to re-present Wolf Tracks for the 2013-2014 season! Here you’ll find a bunch of tidbits about your Minnesota Timberwolves and th…
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  • Rand: One of most disappointing Vikings seasons ever

    Rand: One of most disappointing Vikings seasons ever

    startribune.com Oct 28, 2013
    There are a lot of options for the five most disappointing Vikings seasons, and 2013 makes the cut
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  • Matt Cassel and the Vikings' pecking order

    Matt Cassel and the Vikings' pecking order

    ESPN.com Oct 28, 2013
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The most frequent question appearing in my Twitter feed this afternoon is probably also the most obvious one raised by coach Leslie Frazier's admission the Vikings are only considering Josh Freeman and Christian Ponder to start on…
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  • Wolves' arena to get $97M renovation

    Wolves' arena to get $97M renovation

    nba.com ESPN.com Oct 28, 2013
    One of the oldest buildings in the NBA is about to embark on a much-needed, and long-negotiated, face-lift.
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  • Upon Further Review: Packers Week 8

    Upon Further Review: Packers Week 8

    A review of four hot issues from the Green Bay Packers' 44-31 win against the Minnesota Vikings: Rodgers' responsibility: Every time quarterback Aaron Rodgers loses one of his key playmakers, his job gets harder. Consider that within a span of eight day…
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  • Upon Further Review: Vikings Week 8

    Upon Further Review: Vikings Week 8

    A review of four hot issues following the Minnesota Vikings' 44-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday: Who's the QB? Coach Leslie Frazier wouldn't say Monday whether the Vikings will make another quarterback change before Sunday's game against the …
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  • Unleashed and uncensored: Reusse on the Vikings

    Unleashed and uncensored: Reusse on the Vikings

    startribune.com Oct 28, 2013
    No one is safe from Patrick Reusse's Monday morning wrath -- not even the host. He unleashes on the Vikings in a way only Reusse can do.
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  • Vikings’ Jared Allen could be on the move come Tuesday’s trade …

    Vikings’ Jared Allen could be on the move come Tuesday’s trade deadline

    If there's a player to watch being dealt by Tuesday's trade deadline, you'd have to consider starting with Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. His name has been whirling in trade talks for a few weeks now, especially with the Vikings failing to…
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  • Packers scored . . . on every drive

    Packers scored . . . on every drive

    profootballtalk.com Oct 28, 2013
    The media, if you haven’t heard, sometimes dabbles in hyperbole in order to make a point. Early in last night’s game between the Packers and Vikings, I blurted out to no one in particular that the Packers will score every time they have the ball. And, o…
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  • Access Vikings: On to the draft?

    Access Vikings: On to the draft?

    startribune.com ESPN.com Oct 28, 2013
    The Vikings lose 44-31 to the Packers and fall to 1-6 on the season. Is it time for Vikings fans to start looking to the draft?
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  • Nelson shows Jennings how it's done

    Nelson shows Jennings how it's done

    ESPN.com Oct 28, 2013
    . MINNEAPOLIS -- When it was over Sunday night, Greg Jennings waited for his former quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, to finish shaking hands with a few of the Minnesota Vikings. Then, near the middle of Mall of America Field, Jennings pulled aside the Green …
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  • Locker Room Buzz: Green Bay Packers

    Locker Room Buzz: Green Bay Packers

    ESPN.com startribune.com Oct 28, 2013
    MINNEAPOLIS – Observed in the locker room following the Green Bay Packers’ 44-31 win over the Minnesota Vikings: Still in awe: Packers running back Eddie Lacy outgained Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on the ground, 94 yards to 60, but the rookie w…
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  • Christian and Tarvaris are the same quarterback

    Christian and Tarvaris are the same quarterback

    startribune.com Oct 28, 2013
    If Ponder wonders where his NFL career is headed, he can look where our old pal T. Jack is at age 30.
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  • Green Bay 44, Vikings 31

    Green Bay 44, Vikings 31

    startribune.com Oct 28, 2013
    NFL action from the Metrodome, Sunday evening, Oct.27.
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  • Video - Vikings postgame press conference 02:14

    Vikings postgame press conference

    Oct 28
    Vikings react following game with Packers

Sports Columnists

  • Derrick Rose's return to the Chicago Bulls is one worth watching

    Oct 28
    Taking down a defending champion requires a special kind of player. Come Tuesday night in Miami, we'll see whether Derrick Rose is that player, writes Michael Wilbon.
  • Matthew Stafford Comes of Age

    Oct 28
    Two months down, two to go. Time flies when you’re having fun. The Lions had some fun Sunday, and the resurgent Staffords will lead the column … but some headlines first: • Mike Pouncey might want to get lawyered up. As Pete Thamel and Greg A. Bedard re…