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Report: James Starks season could be over

Report: James Starks season could be over

profootballtalk.com 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 ESPNMilwaukee.com, 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

    Vikings first-round pick in 1970 passes away

    startribune.com 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

    Report: Percy Harvin has torn ligament in his ankle

    profootballtalk.com 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 1500ESPN.com reports that Harvin suffered a complet
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  • The Vikings' Christian Ponder And ESPN's Samantha Steele Are En…

    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 Mal…

    Go Figure: NFL's two worst passing attacks to square off at Mall of America Field

    startribune.com 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 Knoc…

    They Caught The Vikings Fan Who Wore A Purple Sombrero And Knocked Out A 50-Year-Old Man Outside Lambeau

    deadspin.com 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

    Playoff standings: Vikings drop to No. 10

    ESPN.com 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 ESPN.com's playoff standings indicate, the result buried the Vi…
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  • Rand: Fierce rivalries great for fans, but not when they turn v…

    Rand: Fierce rivalries great for fans, but not when they turn violent

    startribune.com 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.

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    Dec 4
    Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13

    Dec 4
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…