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Josh Freeman: I was a little too fired up

Josh Freeman: I was a little too fired up

profootballtalk.com startribune.com Updated Oct 25, 2013
Josh Freeman won’t be on the field on Sunday night when the Vikings play the Packers because of a concussion, but he feels confident that things will be better the next time he takes the field with the Minnesota offense. Freeman was making his first sta…
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  • In year of comebacks, two burned Vikings

    In year of comebacks, two burned Vikings

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2013
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As the Vikings sit at 1-5, going through what amounts to an open audition at the quarterback position and all but out of hope for a second straight playoff berth, it's easy to forget how different things would be if not for a pair…
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  • Rand: The five best Vikings/Packers matchups

    Rand: The five best Vikings/Packers matchups

    startribune.com Oct 25, 2013
    Michael Rand takes a spin through what he thinks are the five best regular season games between the teams – win or lose for the purple – from 1998 to the present.
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  • Vikings' Sanford, Evans are questionable

    Vikings' Sanford, Evans are questionable

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2013
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Safety Jamarca Sanford and defensive tackle Fred Evans are questionable for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, when the team's battered defense will try to stop one of the league's top offen…
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  • Old Guy Who Refused To Shave Till The Vikings Won A Super Bowl …

    Old Guy Who Refused To Shave Till The Vikings Won A Super Bowl Dies

    deadspin.com Oct 25, 2013
    On Jan. 12, 1975, the Minnesota Vikings lost Super Bowl IX, their third Super Bowl defeat in six seasons. That very day, Vikings fan Emmett John Pearson vowed not to shave his beard till the team broke through and won a title. He did just that for the n…
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  • American Indians make failed plea to ban use of 'Redskins'

    American Indians make failed plea to ban use of 'Redskins'

    startribune.com Oct 25, 2013
    American Indian activists tried to get the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Authority to ban the display and broadcast of the Washington Redskins nickname. The Vikings play the Washington Redskins on Sunday in Minneapolis.
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  • Injury report: James Jones doubtful

    Injury report: James Jones doubtful

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2013
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A week after he was listed as questionable and did not play, Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones has even less of a chance to play this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Jones did not practice for the second straight week after…
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  • QB Ponder starting again for Vikings vs. Packers

    QB Ponder starting again for Vikings vs. Packers

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Christian Ponder will be Minnesota's starting quarterback again on Sunday night.
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  • Schefter: Five trades that make sense

    Schefter: Five trades that make sense

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2013
    WR Nicks is just what Carolina needs; Vikings should ship Ponder to St. Louis
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  • Donald Driver reflects on lifelong career with the Green Bay Pa…

    Donald Driver reflects on lifelong career with the Green Bay Packers

    CNNSI.com Oct 25, 2013
    I didn't know where Green Bay was when I got drafted. I soon found out why I'd stay my entire career.
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  • Longtime fan who vowed to not shave beard until Vikings won the…

    Longtime fan who vowed to not shave beard until Vikings won the Super Bowl dies

    yahoo.com startribune.com Oct 25, 2013
    In January of 1975, after the Vikings lost to the Steelers in the Super Bowl, Emmett Pearson made a promise. He wouldn't shave his beard until the Vikings won a Super Bowl. He kept that promise, too. Most likely, Pearson never figured he'd live another …
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  • Metrodome staff won't block use of Redskins

    Metrodome staff won't block use of Redskins

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2013
    Minnesota stadium operators won't create a new policy barring the use of the Washington Redskins name and logo during a game against the Vikings in the Metrodome next month.
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  • The problems Jared Allen, dome present

    The problems Jared Allen, dome present

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2013
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If Green Bay Packers rookie David Bakhtiari needs a lesson in what can happen when a left tackle allows Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen to get going, he might want to watch the tape of the 2009 game at the Metrodome. Or ma…
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  • Around the Horns: Musgrave's play card

    Around the Horns: Musgrave's play card

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2013
    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: There have been plenty of jokes recently about the size of the laminated card Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave uses to call plays, ever since Fox analyst (an…
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  • Video - Harrison Doubts Freeman's Injury 02:20

    Harrison Doubts Freeman's Injury

    Oct 25
    Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley discuss the comments made by Rodney Harrison about Josh Freeman's injury.
  • Video - Adrian Peterson's Trade Value 02:23

    Adrian Peterson's Trade Value

    Oct 25
    Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi discuss the return the Vikings would have to get in order to consider trading Adrian Peterson.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings 05:39

    'Playbook': Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

    Oct 25
    Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk gives an in-depth description on how the defense will stop Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
  • Video - Can Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder pull off the upset? 01:33

    Can Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder pull off the upset?

    Oct 25
    Will Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder be able to lead an upset over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday? Randy Moss offers some history that could be in Ponder's favor.

Sports Columnists

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    Oct 25
    Mario Williams has 20.5 sacks in less than two seasons as a Bill, after having 22.5 sacks in his last three seasons in Houston. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images) There’s always been a “yes, but” associated with Mario Williams’ eight-year NFL career. Let me ta…
  • Bill Simmons on the Week 8 picks

    Oct 25
    The Sports Guy sets his sights on redeeming himself while delivering some reader emails and the Week 8 picks.