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Craig: Rookie kickers give the boot to convention

Craig: Rookie kickers give the boot to convention

startribune.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
First-year kickers, including the Vikings' Blair Walsh, have shown the mettle to succeed.
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  • VikesCentric: Surprising Vikings earning respect from national …

    VikesCentric: Surprising Vikings earning respect from national media

    startribune.com Oct 2, 2012
    Wins over 2011 playoff teams in consecutive weeks have made the Vikings suddenly relevant.
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  • Shoulder sidelines Titans' Locker at least 1 week

    Shoulder sidelines Titans' Locker at least 1 week

    CNNSI.com Oct 2, 2012
    Jake Locker's injured left shoulder likely will keep the Tennessee Titans quarterback from playing Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings and there's a possibility he could miss several games.
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  • Harvin Says Issues in June Was Over Position Challenges

    Harvin Says Issues in June Was Over Position Challenges

    When Percy Harvin reported to Vikings minicamp in June and told reporters he was unhappy with his situation, he never explained why he was unhappy. He took to Twitter to say his contract wasn’t the issue, but gave no further explanation. Ben Goessling o
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  • Peter King: Taking stock of the top stories in the season's fir…

    Peter King: Taking stock of the top stories in the season's first four games

    CNNSI.com Oct 2, 2012
    The NFL at the quarter pole: strange days indeed. Cards and Vikings, a combined 7-1. Saints and Lions, a combined 1-7. Rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck are plugging away, playing well, but the best rookie of the first quarter of th…
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  • Go Figure: Vikings D has allowed only two TDs in past 27 series

    Go Figure: Vikings D has allowed only two TDs in past 27 series

    startribune.com Oct 2, 2012
    This week's assembly of eye-opening facts and figures as the Vikings prepare for a Week 5 home game with Tennessee.
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  • VikesCentric: In defense of the offense

    VikesCentric: In defense of the offense

    startribune.com Oct 2, 2012
    If you're looking for a cloud in Sunday's silver lining of a win at Detroit, don't look at the offense.
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  • Birk vs. Kluwe: Gay Marriage Debate Plays Out in N.F.L.

    Birk vs. Kluwe: Gay Marriage Debate Plays Out in N.F.L.

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    Maryland and Minnesota are battlegrounds on the issue of gay marriage. And now, surprisingly, so is the N.F.L.
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  • Vikings want to keep their foot on the pedal

    Vikings want to keep their foot on the pedal

    startribune.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Vikings are pleased with their 3-1 start but are being cautious about what it means.
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  • Video - Can the Vikings compete for the NFC North title? 01:56

    Can the Vikings compete for the NFC North title?

    Oct 2
    Heath Evans and Charley Casserly of "Around the League" debate if the Minnesota Vikings can win the NFC North.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…