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Scoggins: Williams dials up right numbers for Vikings defense

Scoggins: Williams dials up right numbers for Vikings defense

startribune.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
The coordinator took last year's disastrous results and reversed them, effectively adjusting his game plan as he goes.
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  • Cracking the Packers: Last month's loss helps Sunday's game pla…

    Cracking the Packers: Last month's loss helps Sunday's game plan

    startribune.com Dec 27, 2012
    A Week 13 loss in Green Bay helped the Vikings draw up their blueprint to win Sunday's rematch.
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  • Hartman: Daly's system keeps Vikings line rested

    Hartman: Daly's system keeps Vikings line rested

    startribune.com Dec 27, 2012
    Stars such as Jared Allen didn't approve at first, but the defensive line coach believes players stayed fresher.
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  • Allen (illness) returns to practice for Vikings

    Allen (illness) returns to practice for Vikings

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Jared 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…
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  • Kalil, Greenway, Sullivan are Pro Bowl alternates

    Kalil, Greenway, Sullivan are Pro Bowl alternates

    startribune.com Dec 27, 2012
    Kalil, Sullivan would make their first Pro Bowl. Greenway could make his second.
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  • Peterson, Winfield miss practice, Frazier says they’ll play

    Peterson, Winfield miss practice, Frazier says they’ll play

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The 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. According
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  • Peterson, Harvin miss practice, Frazier says they’ll play

    Peterson, Harvin miss practice, Frazier says they’ll play

    The 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. According
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  • NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    Defensive 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…
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  • Simplicity, chemistry have catalyzed resurgence of Vikings' run…

    Simplicity, chemistry have catalyzed resurgence of Vikings' run defense

    startribune.com Dec 27, 2012
    Suddenly, the Vikings defense has regained its identity as a run-stuffing force. Only Sunday, they allowed a season-low 34 yards in Houston.
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  • Jared Allen says high-stakes Vikings-Packers showdown 'as stres…

    Jared Allen says high-stakes Vikings-Packers showdown 'as stressful as it gets'

    startribune.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Vikings Pro Bowler is stressing the importance of playing
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  • A recipe to beat the Packers

    A recipe to beat the Packers

    startribune.com Dec 27, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Packers aim to keep Peterson from record

    Packers aim to keep Peterson from record

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Greg 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.
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  • VikesCentric: Vikings Pro Bowl hits and misses

    VikesCentric: Vikings Pro Bowl hits and misses

    startribune.com Dec 27, 2012
    Four Vikings made the Pro Bowl, but one Viking in particular was absolutely snubbed.
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  • Early success keeps things simple for Vikings

    Early success keeps things simple for Vikings

    startribune.com Dec 27, 2012
    Scoring TDs on their first series in each of the past three weeks has allowed the Vikings offense to stay aggressive, and confident.
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  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:21

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 27
    NFL 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.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Packers-Vikings 00:52

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Packers-Vikings

    Dec 27
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Green Bay at Minnesota
  • Video - Will Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reach 2,000 yards in Week 17? 01:39

    Will Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reach 2,000 yards in Week 17?

    Dec 27
    Minnesota 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…
  • Video - Preview: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings 03:19

    Preview: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings.

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    Dec 27
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    Dec 27
    Few teams have the luxury of sitting their starters in this season finale.
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    Dec 27
    Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.