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Peterson's big day torpedoed in Green Bay

Peterson's big day torpedoed in Green Bay

startribune.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 2, 2012
Somehow, the Vikings couldn't find safety Sunday, even on a day in which Adrian Peterson registered his third career 200-yard rushing day, amassing 210 yards on 21 carries.
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  • Honest, wide receivers played

    Honest, wide receivers played

    startribune.com Dec 2, 2012
    Vikings didn't complete a pass to their pass-catching specialists until the final three minutes.
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  • Souhan: Bench Ponder and you just might win that game

    Souhan: Bench Ponder and you just might win that game

    startribune.com Dec 2, 2012
    Vikings officials are committed to Christian Ponder as their current and future starter. Sunday, they failed to react to their team's new reality, which could have cost the team a playoff berth.
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  • Hartman: Other receiver stats show Harvin's value

    Hartman: Other receiver stats show Harvin's value

    startribune.com Dec 2, 2012
    A look at statistics shows that his presence helps the other wideouts and that they do poorly without him.
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  • Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 2, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Sacrilege: Viking Kyle Rudolph Lambeau Leaps (VIDEO)

    Sacrilege: Viking Kyle Rudolph Lambeau Leaps (VIDEO)

    On the way to a 23-14 Minnesota Vikings loss, tight end Kyle Rudolph committed the ultimate act of Lambeau Field sacrilege. After catching a touchdown pass from Christian Ponder in the second half, Rudolph checked out the wall where Green Bay Packers pl…
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  • Packers jump back into first place

    Packers jump back into first place

    With the Green Bay Packers trailing the Bears by one game, thanks to that bad call in Seattle way back in Week Three, and reeling from a blowout loss last Sunday to the Giants, the Pack jumped back into first place, thanks to a win over the Vikings coup…
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  • Packers survive Peterson's heroics, top Vikes

    Packers survive Peterson's heroics, top Vikes

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    James Starks had Green Bay's first rushing touchdown in almost two months, Morgan Burnett picked off Christian Ponder twice and the Packers overcame a monster day by Adrian Peterson for a 23-14 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings.
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  • Packers lose WR Nelson, OL Lang vs. Vikings

    Packers lose WR Nelson, OL Lang vs. Vikings

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Green Bay Packers are playing short-handed again with offensive lineman T.J. Lang and Jordy Nelson out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
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  • Vikings squander another long Peterson run

    Vikings squander another long Peterson run

    Leading 14-10 at the start of the third quarter, the Vikings had a chance to get some separation from the Packers. And running back Adrian Peterson did his part, reeling off a 48-yard run after the opening kickoff went out of bounds. After a four-yard r…
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  • Report: Jared Allen has torn labrum in shoulder

    Report: Jared Allen has torn labrum in shoulder

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has been listed on the injury report the last few weeks with a shoulder injury, but hasn’t missed any practices or games. The injury is going to require some attention at some point, though. Jay Glazer of FOX reports th
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  • Jordy Nelson, Ryan Broyles suffer injuries

    Jordy Nelson, Ryan Broyles suffer injuries

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Already Sunday, we have two NFC North receivers sidelined by injury in their first quarters of their respective games. Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson injured a hamstring in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings. It …
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  • Danny Amendola, Jonathan Stewart headline early game NFL inacti…

    Danny Amendola, Jonathan Stewart headline early game NFL inactive lists

    yahoo.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Green Bay Packers will have the services of veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings when they host the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Jennings has missed eight games this season with a groin injury, costing him over $200,000 in "per …
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  • Video - Vikings postgame press conference 05:13

    Vikings postgame press conference

    Dec 2
    Vikings react following game with Packers
  • Video - Packers Rally Past Vikings 00:31

    Packers Rally Past Vikings

    Dec 2
    Down 14-10 at the half, the Packers scored 13 unanswered points to defeat the Vikings 23-14.
  • Video - Vikings vs. Packers highlights 04:11

    Vikings vs. Packers highlights

    Dec 2
    Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers celebrate the quarterback's 29th birthday in style, knocking off the Minnesota Vikings 23-14.
  • Video - Packers try to get fancy, Smith intercepts Rodgers 00:48

    Packers try to get fancy, Smith intercepts Rodgers

    Dec 2
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is intercepted by Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith on an attempted double pass.

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