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Cracking the Packers: Last month's loss helps Sunday's game planA Week 13 loss in Green Bay helped the Vikings draw up their blueprint to win Sunday's rematch.Upvote Share Tweet
Hartman: Daly's system keeps Vikings line restedStars such as Jared Allen didn't approve at first, but the defensive line coach believes players stayed fresher.Upvote Share Tweet
Allen (illness) returns to practice for VikingsESPN.com Dec 27, 2012Jared Allen returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday after missing the previous practice because of an illness. Adrian Peterson was held out for a second straight day, but the Vikings have been giving the star running back days off dur…Upvote Share Tweet
Kalil, Greenway, Sullivan are Pro Bowl alternatesKalil, Sullivan would make their first Pro Bowl. Greenway could make his second.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012The bad news for the Vikings is that running back Adrian Peterson (abdomen) and cornerback Antoine Winfield (knee/hand) is that they didn’t practice - again - on Thursday. The good news is that their coach says both will play on Sunday. AccordingUpvote Share TweetThe bad news for the Vikings is that running back Adrian Peterson (abdomen) and cornerback Antoine Winfield (knee/hand) is that they didn’t practice - again - on Thursday. The good news is that their coach says both will play on Sunday. AccordingUpvote Share Tweet
NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defenseyahoo.com Dec 27, 2012Defensive Ends Made it: Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants/Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears/Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings Should have made it: Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals/John Abraham, Atlanta Falcons The Cardinals have the NFL's third-ranked defen…Upvote Share Tweet
Simplicity, chemistry have catalyzed resurgence of Vikings' run defenseSuddenly, the Vikings defense has regained its identity as a run-stuffing force. Only Sunday, they allowed a season-low 34 yards in Houston.Upvote Share Tweet
Jared Allen says high-stakes Vikings-Packers showdown 'as stressful as it gets'The Vikings Pro Bowler is stressing the importance of playingUpvote Share Tweet
A recipe to beat the PackersThe Vikings need to defeat Green Bay in order to make the playoffs. The chances of losing and getting in are slim. But it can be done, despite losing our last five to the hated Packers. Time to enter the Purple Kitchen.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Dec 27, 2012Greg Jennings has said he wouldn't mind if Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson broke the NFL's single-season rushing record against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. He seems to be alone among his teammates with that sentiment.Upvote Share Tweet
VikesCentric: Vikings Pro Bowl hits and missesFour Vikings made the Pro Bowl, but one Viking in particular was absolutely snubbed.Upvote Share Tweet
Early success keeps things simple for VikingsScoring TDs on their first series in each of the past three weeks has allowed the Vikings offense to stay aggressive, and confident.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Cold Hard FactsDec 27NFL experts break down who wins battle for NFC East, key for Texans against Colts, and what's more impressive: Adrian Peterson breaking record or Vikings making playoffs.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Packers-VikingsDec 27The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Green Bay at Minnesota
Will Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reach 2,000 yards in Week 17?Dec 27Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson can reach 2,000 yards this season if he gets 102 yards in his Week 17 matchup against the Green Bay Packers. A win for the Vikings will clinch a playoff spot. Which is Peterson more concerned with? Randy Mo…
Preview: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota VikingsDec 27NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings.
Peter King: NFL Week 17 PicksDec 27Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks
Don Banks: Black Monday Primer: Definitive guide to 2013 coaching carouselDec 27The only constant in the NFL these days is change, and all indications point to another active firing/hiring season commencing on Black Monday -- the day after the league's regular season concludes. While there were no midseason coaching dismissals in 2…
Day of rest? - John Clayton's First & 10Dec 27Few teams have the luxury of sitting their starters in this season finale.
NFL - Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro teamDec 27Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.