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Wiederer: Frazier's message of pride gets through under Packer-…

Wiederer: Frazier's message of pride gets through under Packer-heavy backdrop

startribune.com Updated Jan 6, 2013
Leslie Frazier's postgame remarks in Green Bay were heavy with appreciation for a Vikings team that embraced his style and message.
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  • Souhan: Vikings ownership finally got it right with the coach a…

    Souhan: Vikings ownership finally got it right with the coach and culture

    startribune.com Jan 6, 2013
    Leslie Frazier is the dignified face of an organization with plenty of room to grow. But the right QB is a vital element in that vision, too.
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  • Hartman: Ponder's injury didn't heal as Vikings hoped

    Hartman: Ponder's injury didn't heal as Vikings hoped

    Leslie Frazier said he was encouraged by Joe Webb's first drive, but the backup QB couldn't keep it up.
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  • Report:  Bears seek permission to interview Bevell

    Report: Bears seek permission to interview Bevell

    profootballtalk.com Jan 6, 2013
    Darrell Bevell could be returning to the NFC North. The second-year coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks, who previously spent five years with the Vikings and six with the Packers, has landed on the Bears’ radar screen. According to Sean Jensen of the Ch
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  • "You Gotta Get Tanked Before You Go In": Green Bay Ef…

    "You Gotta Get Tanked Before You Go In": Green Bay Efforts To Curb Excessive Drinking Predictably Backfire

    deadspin.com Jan 6, 2013
    Like many teams of late, the Packers decided to cut off the sale of booze earlier than usual to combat drunken disorderliness during Saturday's wild card game against the Vikings. Knowing full well that beer sales would be cut off at the end of halftime…
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  • Mike McCarthy: Facing Webb will “definitely help” against Kaep…

    Mike McCarthy: Facing Webb will “definitely help” against Kaepernick

    The Packers defense got an unexpected opponent on Saturday night when Joe Webb started at quarterback in place of the injured Christian Ponder. Webb’s running skills led the Vikings to run some read-option plays early in the game, something that they do
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  • Vikings' DE Allen set to have first career surgery

    Vikings' DE Allen set to have first career surgery

    Vikings' DE Allen set to have first career surgery
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  • Minneapolis reporter gets tackled in live shot (VIDEO)

    Minneapolis reporter gets tackled in live shot (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 6, 2013
    Lee Valsvik was just doing her job. The reporter for the Minneapolis NBC affiliate was hyping up Saturday night's game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers, and was showing off the rooftop at Union. Easy enough, right? But then her camera…
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  • Bears coaching search: Casting a wide net

    Bears coaching search: Casting a wide net

    ESPN.com Jan 6, 2013
    After a wild 24 hours of news, action and quarterback intrigue for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, let's catch up on the Chicago Bears' coaching search as it enters its second week. What stands out is how wide the Bears' net is. ESPN's Adam…
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  • Whimsical Local News Segment On The Vikings Turns Violent, Hila…

    Whimsical Local News Segment On The Vikings Turns Violent, Hilarious

    deadspin.com Jan 6, 2013
    Everyone in Minnesota was in a frenzy about the Vikings rematch with the rival Packers yesterday. So, local news stations, why not send your reporters to fancy-looking restaurants to see how football-crazy the town is? As Edward R. Murrow said, "On…
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  • Former NFL draft pick dies playing flag football

    Former NFL draft pick dies playing flag football

    profootballtalk.com Jan 6, 2013
    There’s a sad note this morning in the world of football.  Chandler Williams, a seventh-round pick of the Vikings in 2007 and a current member of the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm, died on Saturday while playing flag football. According to
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  • Slideshow: Packers-Vikings III fan photos

    Slideshow: Packers-Vikings III fan photos

    ESPN.com Jan 6, 2013
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Good morning. What a wild night for the NFC North! Thanks for sharing your photo experiences with us on Twitter. I tossed in a few photographs on our Instagram account (kevinseifert_espn), and you can view them in the slideshow below.
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  • Clay Matthews picks up easiest sack of his career, then makes g…

    Clay Matthews picks up easiest sack of his career, then makes game-changing play (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 6, 2013
    In four seasons, Green Bay Packers' linebacker has 45 sacks, but the first one he picked up during the Packers 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night was the easiest. While attempting to get at Vikings quarterback Joe Webb, Matthews was …
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  • Vikings elbowed aside by Packers

    Vikings elbowed aside by Packers

    startribune.com Jan 6, 2013
    After the pregame bombshell about Christian Ponder, the Vikings' playoff ambitions gradually seeped away.
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  • Vikings' plan works early but not often

    Vikings' plan works early but not often

    startribune.com Jan 6, 2013
    An offensive strategy built around Adrian Peterson looked promising in the first quarter but quickly fell apart.
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  • Jared Allen’s alma mater? The Culinary Academy (VIDEO)

    Jared Allen’s alma mater? The Culinary Academy (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 6, 2013
    Jared Allen played football at Idaho State, but the Minnesota Vikings' defensive end claimed another school before his team's loss to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night. Allen said his alma mater was the Culinary Academy. He cooked up one sack of P…
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  • Video - Examining Christian Ponder 00:51

    Examining Christian Ponder

    Jan 6
    Adam Schefter examines the absence of Christian Ponder in the Vikings' playoff loss to the Packers.
  • Video - Vikings postgame press conference 05:41

    Vikings postgame press conference

    Jan 6
    Vikings react following game with Packers
  • Video - Vikings postgame press conference 05:41

    Vikings postgame press conference

    Jan 6
    Vikings react following game with Packers

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ravens win one for Lewis, but they get no prize in Broncos rema…

    Jan 6
    BALTIMORE -- So Ray Lewis got to take his victory lap, and the Baltimore Ravens get to live another week. I hope they all enjoyed Sunday's 24-9 playoff conquest of the Indianapolis Colts at M&T Bank Stadium, because next week in Denver could be a ve…
  • NFL playoffs -- After mild-card round, NFC divisional round gets better

    Jan 6
    After uninspired "mild-card" games, the divisional round matchups should be better, writes John Clayton.
  • Chadiha: Divisional playoffs bring out the best

    Jan 6
    What feats and surprises does the second round of the postseason have in store?