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ESPN.com Updated Oct 7, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS -- One of the smartest moves we've seen in the NFL this season is arguably the simplest. It can be accounted for with six syllables. Let Percy do his thing. There are a number of reasons why the Minnesota Vikings are 4-1 after Sunday's 30-7 …Upvote Share Tweet
Packers running back Cedric Benson left Sunday’s loss to the Colts early with a foot injury, but he doesn’t believe it’s serious. Benson was wearing a protective boot on his left foot after the game and said he will have more tests on it on Monday,Upvote Share Tweet
Minnesota Vikings Beat Writer Wanted Mike Munchak To Sound The Rusty Trombonedeadspin.com Oct 7, 2012Matt Hasselbeck had kind of a rough day against the Vikings and probably deserved to get yanked, but I think we can all agree that Vikings beat writer Tom Pelissero was probably referring to the "sad trombone" or maybe the old vaudeville gimmi…Upvote Share TweetMINNEAPOLIS -- Even without one of their better defensive players Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings limited the Tennessee Titans to a single score in their 30-7 victory. But will they be put in a similar situation next week against the Washington Redskins? …Upvote Share TweetThe Chicago Bears routed the Jacksonville Jaguars 41-3 on Sunday afternoon. Two of those touchdowns came from the defense, who are proving to be a more potent scoring threat than Devin Hester or the Jay-Cutler-Brandon-Marshall connection. Charles Tillma…Upvote Share Tweet
The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Over The Packers: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Oct 7, 2012Here's where we're putting the GIFs of the week, from Donald Brown triumphantly trolling the Packers to Brandon Lloyd dancing around like no one's looking. Only the Chargers and Saints have yet to play, so let's see what the week had to offer. More »Upvote Share TweetAn Illinois man, quite possibly a Bears fan who traveled to Jacksonville to see the Bears play the Jaguars, was killed early Sunday as a result of a stabbing at a local restaurant within a block of the Bears’ team hotel. William Pettry, 42, died after bUpvote Share TweetThere were many who thought the Minnesota Vikings would stink this year, including the guy who just typed those words. This just in: The Vikings definitely do not stink. They improved to 4-1 with a sound 30-7 thrashing of the Titans. Defensively, they l…Upvote Share Tweet
Bears steamroll Jags in second half to improve to 4-1When you see a score like 41-3 at the end of a game, it’s hard to convince yourself that there was ever a moment when it seemed possible that the losing team would win the game. That was not the case in Sunday’s Bears-Jaguars game. It was 3-3 after onUpvote Share Tweet
It’s all about the defense in JacksonvilleIf you’re a fan of lavish offensive football, this week’s matchup between the Bears and Jaguars is not for you. If you’re a fan of good defense and strong punting, however, this should be where your clicker comes to rest. There hasn’t been much inUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 7, 2012The hit Packers linebacker Nick Perry put on Andrew Luck might be the hardest hit a NFL quarterback takes this season. The most impressive thing happened after the play, when the Colts rookie quarterback bounced right back up, and then went on to have a…Upvote Share TweetThe Indianapolis Colts, who have become this week the most sympathetic team in football, erased a 21-3 halftime deficit and beat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, 30-27. The victory comes as Colts head coach Chuck Pagano receives treatment for leukemia, …Upvote Share TweetA few thoughts on Sunday's events at Lucas Oil Stadium: What it means: The Green Bay Packers fell to 2-3 after a stunning second-half comeback by the Indianapolis Colts. Ahead 21-3 at halftime, the Packers were overwhelmed by an emotional Colts team and…Upvote Share Tweet
Kenny Britt a surprise activation for TitansDespite not practicing much for two weeks, Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt will be active today. Britt’s been bothered by an ankle problem, but apparently did enough in pregame to convince coaches he’s well enough to go today against the Vikings. MidUpvote Share Tweet
Sunday afternoon: Roster maneuversESPN.com Oct 7, 2012MINNEAPOLIS -- Greetings from the Metrodome, where we're about an hour from kickoff here between the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans. The Vikings' list of inactive players had no real surprises. Linebacker Erin Henderson (concussion) is back afte…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 7, 2012Two of the top wide receivers in the National Football League are inactive on Sunday, most notably Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers and Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants. Both were ruled "out" by their respective teams on Friday's inju…Upvote Share TweetGood morning and welcome to Week 5 in the NFC North. I'll soon be heading down to the Metrodome, now that the Twin Cities Marathon has cleared out of downtown Minneapolis. But first, a few random notes and thoughts here for your Sunday morning consumpti…Upvote Share Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Titans-Vikings RecapOct 7Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Vikings' 30-7 win over the Titans.
Sunday Blitz: Bears-Jaguars RecapOct 7Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Bears' 41-3 win over the Jaguars
Vikings Surpass Win Total From Last YearOct 7Vikings improve to 4-1 win 30-7 win over Titans.
Titans vs. Vikings highlightsOct 7Christian Ponder throws for over 250 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings beat the Titans 30-7.
Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…Oct 7FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…Oct 7FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....