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Craig: Greenway grows into mastering tackling's lost art

Craig: Greenway grows into mastering tackling's lost art

startribune.com Updated Jan 1, 2013
The Vikings LB doesn't draw attention (or fines) for big hits; he just gets 'em down.
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  • Packers' Woodson cleared to play vs. Vikings

    Packers' Woodson cleared to play vs. Vikings

    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.
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  • Souhan: Lower NFL seeds can have high expectations

    Souhan: Lower NFL seeds can have high expectations

    startribune.com Jan 1, 2013
     Think the Vikings' chances of winning the Super Bowl are outrageous? Several fringe playoff teams have beaten the odds.
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  • 'Instant Classic': Erin Henderson couldn't get enough watching …

    'Instant Classic': Erin Henderson couldn't get enough watching Sunday's win back

    startribune.com Jan 1, 2013
    The Vikings linebacker gained a new appreciation for just how entertaining Sunday's defeat of the Packers was.
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  • Vikings defense still has plenty to worry about after Green Bay…

    Vikings defense still has plenty to worry about after Green Bay's explosion

    startribune.com Jan 1, 2013
    A 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.
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  • Practice indoors or outside? Vikings opt to straddle the fence

    Practice indoors or outside? Vikings opt to straddle the fence

    startribune.com Jan 1, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Eagles seek title-winning coach

    Eagles seek title-winning coach

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jeffrey Lurie's search for the Philadelphia Eagles' next coach began before he fired Andy Reid and could last until the Super Bowl.
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  • Vikings-Packers III: Lambeau 'advantage'

    Vikings-Packers III: Lambeau 'advantage'

    ESPN.com Jan 1, 2013
    Faced 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…
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  • Ryan Broyles wants to find out how Adrian Peterson rehabbed his…

    Ryan Broyles wants to find out how Adrian Peterson rehabbed his ACL

    profootballtalk.com Jan 1, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Mike Ditka calls the Bears “stupid” for firing Lovie Smith

    Mike Ditka calls the Bears “stupid” for firing Lovie Smith

    profootballtalk.com Jan 1, 2013
    Former 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 pr
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  • Video - Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder progressing at right time 02:03

    Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder progressing at right time

    Jan 1
    Can 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.

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  • Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way in 2012; ma…

    Jan 1
    On 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 1
    There 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.