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4 Downs: Concerned about run game?

4 Downs: Concerned about run game?

ESPN.com Updated 21 minutes ago
Kyle Long said he was "embarrassed" by the Chicago Bears' running game in Week 2. Marc Trestman called it "very poor." Facing a 17-point deficit against the San Francisco 49ers, the Bears had to look to pass more, but when they did r…
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  • Packers lose linebacker Mulumba to ACL

    Packers lose linebacker Mulumba to ACL

    ESPN.com 36 minutes ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – The "significant injury" that coach Mike McCarthy referred to on Monday when discussing Green Bay Packers backup linebacker Andy Mulumba turned out to be a torn ACL. The second-year pro injured his knee Sunday against the New…
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  • Vikings brass hopes it is 'getting it right' by deactivating Ad…

    Vikings brass hopes it is 'getting it right' by deactivating Adrian Peterson

    The most interesting moment of the Minnesota Vikings' news conference on Wednesday, when the team's brass repeated the message about "getting it right" in having Adrian Peterson stay away from the team while his child injury case is resolved, …
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  • Nike suspends Peterson's endorsement deal

    Nike suspends Peterson's endorsement deal

    ESPN.com 51 minutes ago
    Nike has suspended its contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, announcing the decision Wednesday as part of a statement which also addressed the company's role as a partner with the NFL.
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  • Reggie Bush defends Adrian Peterson, spanking

    Reggie Bush defends Adrian Peterson, spanking

    profootballtalk.com 56 minutes ago
    As it turns out, there are people worse at talking about the Adrian Peterson situation than the Vikings front office, or at least one. Lions running back Reggie Bush said he supported Peterson’s method of punishing children, if not the degree to which P…
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  • Vikings owner: “We made a mistake and we needed to get this rig…

    Vikings owner: “We made a mistake and we needed to get this right”

    profootballtalk.com 1 hour ago
    Vikings owner Zygi Wilf admitted today that his team screwed up when it reinstated running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, saying today that he realizes now that a player who is under indictment on a child abuse charge should not be playing. “We made a …
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  • Rising/Falling: Detroit Lions Week 3

    Rising/Falling: Detroit Lions Week 3

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Each week, we'll take a look at who or what might be rising or falling with the Detroit Lions. RISING: CB Cassius Vaughn: The whole next man up cliché has been fitting well with Detroit's slot cornerback position, as injuries shelve…
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  • Hardy could land on same exempt list as Peterson

    Hardy could land on same exempt list as Peterson

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    With the Panthers trying to balance getting the most for their $13.1 million with the ever-building public outcry against players accused of domestic violence, the Vikings may have given owner Jerry Richardson a path through the corn maze. A league sour…
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  • Kyle Fuller named NFC defensive player of the week

    Kyle Fuller named NFC defensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    There were several high-profile performances to choose from this week, but Bears rookie Kyle Fuller made a prime time impression. Fuller was named the NFL defensive player of the week, after his two-pick performance against the 49ers. Those plays sparke…
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  • Video - Peterson Foundation On Hiatus 04:14

    Peterson Foundation On Hiatus

    Sep 16
    Darren Rovell discusses Adrian Peterson's foundation, the All Day Foundation, being put on hiatus Tuesday.
  • Video - Adrian Peterson Can't Play Part 2 04:41

    Adrian Peterson Can't Play Part 2

    Sep 16
    With sponsors bailing on the Vikings and Anheuser-Busch warning the NFL over recent scandals, Adrian Peterson can't play Sunday. Keith Olbermann explains.
  • Video - Adrian Peterson Can't Play Part 1 03:59

    Adrian Peterson Can't Play Part 1

    Sep 16
    With sponsors bailing on the Vikings and Anheuser-Busch warning the NFL over recent scandals, Adrian Peterson can't play Sunday. Keith Olbermann explains.
  • Video - Where do we go from here? The latest on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson 01:47

    Where do we go from here? The latest on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

    Sep 16
    Jeff Darlington discusses the latest news on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and his status with the team and fanbase.

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