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Report: James Starks season could be over Updated Dec 4, 2012
With running back Cedric Benson already lost for the season, the Green Bay Packers may be taking another hit to their backfield depth. According to Jason Wilde of, James Starks suffered a knee injury in the Packers win over the Minneso…
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  • Vikings first-round pick in 1970 passes away Dec 4, 2012
    John Henry Ward, who played six years for the Vikings, was a businessman in Oklahoma City.
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  • Report: Percy Harvin has torn ligament in his ankle Dec 4, 2012
    We’ve known that Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has been battling a sprained ankle for a while, but a report on Tuesday indicates it is a bit more serious than originally reported. Tom Pelissero of reports that Harvin suffered a complet
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  • The Vikings' Christian Ponder And ESPN's Samantha Steele Are Engaged

    It is confirmed, per Richard Deitsch. ESPN's newest star, the lady who worked her way from being a ESPN Zone hostess to college football sideline reporter, is getting hitched to the Vikings' second-year quarterback. Will Ponder's quarterbacking over the…
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  • Go Figure: NFL's two worst passing attacks to square off at Mall of America Field Dec 4, 2012
    This week's eye-opening collection of facts and figures looks at the sputtering Vikings offense as well as Adrian Peterson's bid for a 2,000-yard rushing season.
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  • They Caught The Vikings Fan Who Wore A Purple Sombrero And Knocked Out A 50-Year-Old Man Outside Lambeau Dec 4, 2012
    This is Mark Swanson, from Lakeland, Minn. He was involved in the big brawl outside Lambeau Field after the Packers beat the Vikings, but if you were there you probably don't recognize him from his mug shot. That's because, according to police, he was w…
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  • Playoff standings: Vikings drop to No. 10 Dec 4, 2012
    As we noted Monday night on Twitter, the Washington Redskins' victory over the New York Giants wasn't a great thing if you're hanging on to the Minnesota Vikings' fleeting playoff hopes. As's playoff standings indicate, the result buried the Vi…
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  • Rand: Fierce rivalries great for fans, but not when they turn violent Dec 4, 2012
    We love rivalries. We love good-natured trash-talking between educated fan bases -- groups that know that, at the end of the day, they really aren't that different.
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  • Video - Bears face 'must win' Sunday in Minnesota 02:37

    Bears face 'must win' Sunday in Minnesota

    Dec 4
    The ESPN Chicago crew looks back at what went wrong for the Bears against the Seattle Seahawks and discusses the importance of Sunday's game in Minnesota.