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Charles Woodson has been cleared to play again, and the Green Bay Packers are counting on the defensive back to provide a lift in Saturday night's playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings.Upvote Share Tweet
Souhan: Lower NFL seeds can have high expectationsThink the Vikings' chances of winning the Super Bowl are outrageous? Several fringe playoff teams have beaten the odds.Upvote Share Tweet
'Instant Classic': Erin Henderson couldn't get enough watching Sunday's win backThe Vikings linebacker gained a new appreciation for just how entertaining Sunday's defeat of the Packers was.Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings defense still has plenty to worry about after Green Bay's explosionA win is a win and all. But the Packers served notice in a losing effort Sunday that their offense is still legit, piling up 286 yards and 24 points after halftime.Upvote Share TweetThe Vikings haven't been outdoor for a game since their last visit to Lambeau Field on Dec. 2. Preparing for the chill of a Saturday night in January can be tough.Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles seek title-winning coachCNNSI.com Updated Jan 1, 2013PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jeffrey Lurie's search for the Philadelphia Eagles' next coach began before he fired Andy Reid and could last until the Super Bowl.Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings-Packers III: Lambeau 'advantage'ESPN.com Updated Jan 1, 2013Faced with a short work week, Tuesday was really a Wednesday for the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. Both teams had full practices scheduled, and in Minnesota, the Vikings opened the doors to their practice facility to give them at least a part…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Jan 1, 2013The Lions and Vikings are divisional rivals, but Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles hopes that sharing an alma mater with Adrian Peterson makes the Vikings running back open to helping out a player from Detroit. Broyles tore the ACL in his right knee in e…Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Ditka calls the Bears “stupid” for firing Lovie Smithprofootballtalk.com Updated Jan 1, 2013Former Bears coach Mike Ditka is not happy that Lovie Smith got the boot following a 10-6 finish in 2012. Ditka called the Bears “stupid” for making the decision, noting that if the Packers had beaten the Vikings on Sunday afternoon, Smith would be prUpvote Share Tweet
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder progressing at right timeJan 1Can Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder continue his impressive play? Hear why Ponder says his confidence was never shaken and he is learning from his mistakes.
Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way in 2012; ma…Jan 1On Black New Year's Day, as 11 NFL teams try to figure out what to do with either their organization, GM, coach, coaching staffs -- or all of them -- I bring you my Smart Team of the Year: the St. Louis Rams.
Jim Trotter: Seahawks defense short on marquee names, but not superstar pl…Jan 1There were 53 cornerbacks selected in the 2011 NFL draft, and Richard Sherman wasn't among the first 33 chosen. If you think that doesn't grate on him, then you don't know Sherman, who was taken in the fifth round by the Seattle Seahawks.