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Ponder and Winfield expected to play for Vikings

Ponder and Winfield expected to play for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have listed quarterback Christian Ponder and cornerback Antoine Winfield as questionable for their playoff game on Saturday against Green Bay.
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  • Hit on a miss: Vikings have learned lessons as season has progr…

    Hit on a miss: Vikings have learned lessons as season has progressed

    startribune.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Vikings' biggest pass play of the season came from, of all things, an incompletion from a game that didn't even involve them.
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  • Green Bay bar taunts Adrian Peterson with sign

    Green Bay bar taunts Adrian Peterson with sign

    It probably isn't a good thing to make Adrian Peterson angry, but a bar in Green Bay is going ahead and doing it any way before the Packers' big wild-card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night. The above picture was snapped in an …
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  • Wild-card playoff programming note

    Wild-card playoff programming note

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    OK gang. The time has come to ship off across the frozen plains, get myself to Green Bay and begin final preparations for Saturday night's NFC North-exclusive wild-card playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. I'll check in when…
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  • Final Word: Vikings-Packers

    Final Word: Vikings-Packers

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Saturday's Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers wild-card game: Frozen tundra: You've already heard plenty of national nostalgia about playing a night game in freezing temperatures at one of the NFL's most sacred cathedral…
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  • Behind Enemy Lines: After slow start, Aaron Rodgers carved Viki…

    Behind Enemy Lines: After slow start, Aaron Rodgers carved Vikings up last week

    With a playoff clash between the Packers and Vikings coming Saturday night, we once again enlisted Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to provide a scouting report on Green Bay.
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  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Wild Card Weekend 04:55

    NFL Kickoff OT: Wild Card Weekend

    Jan 4
    NFL Live OT previews this weekends' NFL playoff games.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Lethal Packers offense 03:59

    'Playbook': Lethal Packers offense

    Jan 4
    How will the Minnesota Vikings defense handle the dynamic offensive attack off the Green Bay Packers led by Aaron Rodgers? The "NFL Playbook" crew breaks down the matchup.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Vikings vs. Packers preview 05:10

    'Playbook': Vikings vs. Packers preview

    Jan 4
    What will happen when Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings take on the dangerous Green Bay Packers led by Aaron Rodgers? The "NFL Playbook" crew breaks down the epic Wild Card matchup.
  • Video - Saturday Wild-Card Preview 03:14

    Saturday Wild-Card Preview

    Jan 4
    Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview Saturday's wild-card matchups between Cincinnati-Houston and Minnesota-Green Bay.

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  • Georgia Bulldogs' Jarvis Jones declares for NFL draft

    Jan 4
    All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia will enter the NFL draft.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • LSU Tigers' All-American Eric Reid also bolting for NFL draft

    Jan 4
    LSU All-American safety Eric Reid has decided to enter the NFL draft and forgo his senior season, he announced Friday through a school news release.
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: