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Ponder and Winfield expected to play for Vikings Updated Jan 4, 2013
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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  • Tate still says he caught the ball Jan 4, 2013
    The notorious “Fail Mary” play from the last game of Week Three didn’t help the Seahawks make it to the playoffs, but it did help the 49ers secure a bye week that otherwise would have gone to the Packers. As the postseason approaches, the man who wa
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  • Reid takes Chiefs' coaching job | History not kind Jan 4, 2013
    Andy Reid pulled up to Arrowhead Stadium in a black SUV on Friday, stepped out of it wearing a dark suit and red tie, and walked briskly toward the doors of the Kansas City Chiefs' home.
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  • 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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  • Joe Namath’s Wild-Card Picks: Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers advance Jan 4, 2013
    As he did last year for the playoffs, NFL Hall of Famer and New York Jets legend Joe Namath will join Yahoo! Sports and the Shutdown Corner Blog during the playoffs to break down the key games, players and moments each weekend. Make sure you like the Of…
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  • Wild-card playoff programming note 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 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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  • Ryan Grigson: Colts will do “whatever we could” to keep Bruce Arians Jan 4, 2013
    The Bears want to talk to Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians about their head coaching job and they might not be the only team interested in interviewing a guy who went 9-3 as the interim head coach of a playoff-bound club. Indianapolis isn’t just
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  • Ron Jaworski: Final 2012 QB rankings Jan 4, 2013
    We posted our final Quarterback Report earlier this week, noting that for all the discussion about our collection of elite and near-elite quarterbacks, only one really had a top-10 season in 2012. ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski concurred in his final ranking…
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  • John Dorsey has Kansas City links beyond Andy Reid Jan 4, 2013
    Florio mentioned last night how in-demand Packers director of football operations John Dorsey has become. But with multiple reports linking him to what seems like the inevitable Andy Reid hiring in Kansas City, there are multiple reasons that’s the a po
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  • Middle Men: Despite an influx of playoff rookies at quarterba… Jan 4, 2013
    Despite an influx of playoff rookies at quarterback, the story of Wild Card Weekend will be told by the men under center and those assigned to stop them, writes Peter King.
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  • Lions undecided on Titus Young’s future Jan 4, 2013
    Lions receiver Titus Young repeatedly caused trouble last season, doing everything from punching a teammate to purposely lining up in the wrong spot during a game, and he was ultimately sent home and told not to come back to the team facility. But the L…
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  • Vikings-Packers III: Rodgers' dominance Jan 4, 2013
    A few of you have suggested I've been a bit negative toward the Green Bay Packers' chances of winning Saturday night's wild-card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings. For me, this week has been about presenting some undeniable facts in context, fr…
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  • BBAO: Lions coaching Senior Bowl (again) Jan 4, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Here's a good news/bad news development for the Detroit Lions. The good news is their coaching staff will manage one of the two Senior Bowl teams for the second time in four seasons. The bad news? Well, it's the same thing…
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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.