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CNNSI.com Dec 23, 2012The Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins game that will decide the NFC East is moving to prime time.Share Tweet
Implications of Packers-Vikings time changeESPN.com Dec 23, 2012So I was wrong. (Again.) I'm back for one more post so that we can set the stage for what will be an insane final Sunday of the 2012 season. The NFL has moved the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings game to 4:25 p.m. ET, giving it a more prominent natio…Share TweetHis streak of 100-yard games ended, but Christian Ponder found other outlets, and backup Toby Gerhart finished up with a TD.Share Tweet
Defense renders miscues mootstartribune.com Dec 23, 2012The Vikings got a stop after a Christian Ponder fumble, later staged a goal-line stand and limited the Texans to season-low offensive stats.Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 23, 2012Adrian Peterson kept himself in the MVP race and the Vikings in the playoff chase. Don Banks looks at Minnesota's complete game, some consistency in the playoff field and more.Share TweetThe Minnesota Vikings defeated the Houston Texans 23-6 and improved to 9-6 on the season.Share Tweet
Signs point to Percy Harvin leaving Vikingsprofootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012In June, receiver Percy Harvin asked the Vikings to trade him. He later changed his mind. Now, his mind could be changing back again. In the aftermath of a report this week from Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com that Harvin and coach Leslie Frazier engaged…Share TweetESPN.com Dec 23, 2012OK now. Sunday's late afternoon games are complete and we can dramatically simplify our earlier playoff scenarios. The upshot: The Minnesota Vikings control their playoff destiny and the Chicago Bears will be -- gasp! -- huge Green Bay Packers fans this…Share Tweet
"Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Dec 23, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from London Fletcher losing his lunch to sad Tom Brady. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012During Sunday’s loss to the Vikings, Texans running back Arian Foster left with what was described as an illness. After the game, coach Gary Kubiak called it an irregular heartbeat. According to Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle, Kubiak added thatShare Tweet
Houston not doing much to validate contender status down the stretchyahoo.com Dec 23, 2012Minnesota, in the middle of the NFC playoff race, needed to win on Sunday. Congratulations to the desperate Vikings for getting a huge win to stay in the playoff race. But ... what exactly was that, Houston? The Texans aren't doing anything to solidify …Share Tweet
Vikings rookie kicker Blair Walsh sets NFL record by kicking nine field goals of 50 yards or more in a seasonWhen it comes to rookie kickers, most of the talk has been about Greg "Legatron" Zuerlein of the St. Louis Rams, but there's a better first-year booter who needs and deserves more praise. With 8:20 left in the second quarter of the Vikings' Su…Share Tweet
Ponder, Peterson Discuss WinDec 23Christian Ponder and Adrian Peterson comment on the Vikings' 23-6 win over the Texans.
Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Texans RecapDec 23Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Vikings' 23-6 win over the Texans.
Vikings Stun Texans 23-6Dec 23Adrian Peterson ran for 86 yards in the Vikings' 23-6 win over the Texans.
Vikings postgame press conferenceDec 23Vikings react following game with Texans