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Vikings find way to rally against Redskins, who can’t handle pr…

Vikings find way to rally against Redskins, who can’t handle pressure down the stretch

yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 7, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings might not have the personnel to make a stunning turnaround and make the postseason again. But you can't say they're going for draft positioning, either.After a mostly lame defensive first half, the Vikings rallied with a blitz-at-a…
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  • Vikings’ Christian Ponder knocked out of game with left shoulde…

    Vikings’ Christian Ponder knocked out of game with left shoulder injury

    Pick a quarterback, any quarterback. The Minnesota Vikings seem to have a different one every game, or multiple quarterbacks in a single game even. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder actually had some nice moments in Thursday's game against the Washin…
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  • Rapid Reaction: Minnesota Vikings

    Rapid Reaction: Minnesota Vikings

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 7, 2013
    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts on the Minnesota Vikings' 34-27 win over the Washington Redskins on Thursday night: What it means: The Vikings improved to 2-7, getting their first win on American soil this season (after winning their first game in London)…
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  • Training with the Pros: Bears guard Kyle Long

    Training with the Pros: Bears guard Kyle Long

    yahoo.com Nov 7, 2013
    In this video, Bears right guard Kyle Long will show you how to do the world-famous military press. You can do this at home, in your kitchen, your bedroom, wherever you have a comfortable chair. This exercise is good for shoulder strength and core stabi…
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  • Source: QB-needy Packers to work out Flynn

    Source: QB-needy Packers to work out Flynn

    The Green Bay Packers plan to bring Matt Flynn in for a workout, a league source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Vikings standout Carter receives HOF ring

    Vikings standout Carter receives HOF ring

    ESPN.com Nov 7, 2013
    An official from the Pro Football Hall of Fame opened the large black box, took out the enormous ring given to those inducted and handed it to Cris Carter. The former Minnesota Vikings great put it on his finger and took a long look at it.
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: Walk These Streets

    Deadspin Up All Night: Walk These Streets

    deadspin.com Nov 7, 2013
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Lot of quality football on tonight, and Redskins-Vikings too. Stick around.Read more...
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  • Josh Freeman, not inactive

    Josh Freeman, not inactive

    profootballtalk.com Nov 7, 2013
    Four days ago, Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman was a healthy scratch. Tonight against Washington, he’s healthy and active. Freeman’s name isn’t among the seven Vikings who are officially inactive: cornerback Chris Cook, safety Jamarca Sanford, running …
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  • Return of Clay Matthews a needed boost

    Return of Clay Matthews a needed boost

    It was announced today that Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is on track to play Sunday against Philadelphia as he returns from thumb surgery. This is exactly the boost this team needs right now, as obviously they lost Aaron Rodgers last week.…
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  • Sound FX: Tony Romo wired for his game-winning drive against th…

    Sound FX: Tony Romo wired for his game-winning drive against the Vikings

    yahoo.com Nov 7, 2013
    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had a full day last Sunday. On his way out to warm up for the Cowboys' game against Minnesota, he stopped to hang out with his young son Hawkins and his wife Candice, and take a quick family photo. We saw all sides of Romo …
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  • McClellin limited at Bears practice

    McClellin limited at Bears practice

    ESPN.com Nov 7, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- In the wake of news of Jay Cutler’s return, four Chicago Bears didn’t participate in Thursday’s practice, but guard James Brown (illness) was the only unexpected non-participant. Defensive end Shea McClellin participated in a limite…
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  • Lions see rapid rise in rookie OLs Larry Warford, LaAdrian Wadd…

    Lions see rapid rise in rookie OLs Larry Warford, LaAdrian Waddle

    detnews.com Nov 7, 2013
    The Lions and Bears, two playoff-contending teams at the top of the NFC North, will start rookies at both right guard and right tackle — Larry Warford and LaAdrian Waddle for the Lions, Kyle Long and Jordan Mills for the Bears.
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  • Jay Cutler did what's best for Bears

    Jay Cutler did what's best for Bears

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jay Cutler's insistence to return early from a torn groin muscle that doctors expected to sideline him for a minimum of four weeks, on the surface, appears to be an admirable move, based on all the time and effort put into the heali…
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  • The '85 Bears At The Obama White House: A Historic Photo, Annot…

    The '85 Bears At The Obama White House: A Historic Photo, Annotated

    deadspin.com Nov 7, 2013
    In 1986, shortly before the Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears were prepared to make the annual champions' trip to the White House and meet President Ronald Reagan, the Challenger exploded. The Bears' White House visit was canceled and subsequently forgo…
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  • Ziggy Ansah’s chances of playing this week aren’t looking good

    Ziggy Ansah’s chances of playing this week aren’t looking good

    The Bears are still trying to figure out who they’ll have starting for them at quarterback against the Lions this weekend, but it is looking increasingly likely that the Lions won’t have defensive end Ziggy Ansah chasing down whoever gets the nod for Ch…
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  • NFL Week 10 picks: The NFC North is up for grabs. Who's ready t…

    NFL Week 10 picks: The NFC North is up for grabs. Who's ready to sei…

    CNNSI.com Nov 7, 2013
    The NFC North is up for grabs. Who's ready to seize it? Picking Lions-Bears, and all the Week 10 games.
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  • Vikings-Redskins: Tickets on the cheap

    Vikings-Redskins: Tickets on the cheap

    ESPN.com Nov 7, 2013
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Nostalgic about the last days of the Metrodome? Looking to beat the chilly fall weather by snuggling up with your loved one under a Teflon-coated sky? Well, have we got a deal for you! The Vikings' 1-7 start has sapped most of the buzz ab…
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  • Double Coverage: Eagles at Packers

    Double Coverage: Eagles at Packers

    ESPN.com Nov 7, 2013
    If you expected the Philadelphia Eagles to have the edge at quarterback for their Week 10 meeting against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, go to the head of the class. The teams play Sunday, a week after their quarterbacks made headline news. The…
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  • Double Coverage: Lions at Bears

    Double Coverage: Lions at Bears

    ESPN.com Nov 7, 2013
    Coming off an upset victory over the Green Bay Packers on "Monday Night Football," the Chicago Bears face a short turnaround Sunday when they host the Detroit Lions, who are coming off a bye week with extra time to prepare. Jay Cutler tossed t…
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  • Hillenmeyer “hated coming in to work” because of Kruetz

    Hillenmeyer “hated coming in to work” because of Kruetz

    profootballtalk.com Nov 7, 2013
    Long before Jonathan Martin or Richie Incognito joined the NFL, there were uncomfortable locker room rituals. And to hear former Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer tell it, it was no more comfortable for him in Chicago than it was for Martin in Miami. …
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  • Calvin Johnson on midseason All-Pro team

    Calvin Johnson on midseason All-Pro team

    ESPN.com Nov 7, 2013
    Colleague John Clayton released his midseason All-Pro team on Thursday morning, and not surprisingly, only one Detroit Lion made the team. Also not surprisingly, that Lions player is wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Clayton writes in his description of Joh…
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  • Hazing outlawed under Trestman

    Hazing outlawed under Trestman

    ESPN.com Nov 7, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Marc Trestman made the eradication of rookie hazing one of his first directives upon taking the job as head coach of the Chicago Bears, and many of the team’s players believe the move has fostered a better work environment. At the v…
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  • Mike McCarthy: “I trust Joe Philbin with my children”

    Mike McCarthy: “I trust Joe Philbin with my children”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 7, 2013
    Coaches around the league were asked their reactions to the troublesome case of the Dolphins yesterday, and most of them tried to tiptoe politely around it, or talk about how such problems didn’t happen under their watch. And while Packers coach Mike Mc…
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  • Brandon Marshall regrets not being able to do more to help Titu…

    Brandon Marshall regrets not being able to do more to help Titus Young

    profootballtalk.com Nov 7, 2013
    Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been charged with four felonies and seven misdemeanors stemming from three separate arrests in less than a week in May. Young had been dealing with mental health issues leading up to the arrests and had…
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  • Video - Week 10: Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings highlights 04:06

    Week 10: Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings highlights

    Nov 7
    Adrian Peterson runs wild as he racks up two touchdowns on the ground to help lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 34-27 victory over the Washington Redskins.
  • Video - NFL Coors Light Cold Hard Facts 01:33

    NFL Coors Light Cold Hard Facts

    Nov 7
    Darren Woodson previews this weeks top QB matchups.
  • Video - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright 28-yard gain 00:45

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright 28-yard gain

    Nov 7
    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder completes to wide receiver Jarius Wright for a 28-yard gain to the Washington Redskins 15-yard line.
  • Video - Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder 15-yard scramble 01:34

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder 15-yard scramble

    Nov 7
    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder scrambles for a 15-yard gain to the Washington Redskins 1-yard line. Ponder is injured on the play.

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