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Vikings a Surprise 4-1; Can They Keep it Up?
vikingsgab.com Updated Oct 9, 2012
By Lucas McMillan The Minnesota Vikings have been one of the most pleasant surprises in the NFL this season, rolling to a 4-1 record and tied for first in the NFC North with the Chicago Bears. The Green Bay Packers, projected to run away with this divis…Share Tweet
Colts make several roster movesBuoyed by a big win over the Packers, the Colts apparently are hoping to push things to the next level, via an overhaul of the bottom of their roster. The team has announced a variety of roster moves. Namely, the Colts have: 1. signed nose tackle AntoShare TweetThe Lions think they’re better than their 1-3 record suggests, and they’re frustrated with those who question the talent on their roster. Unnamed league executives were quoted by Pro Football Weekly as saying that the Lions have players who aren’t aShare TweetThe Packers are 2-3 and quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks he’s a big part of the reason why the team has failed to meet expectations so far this season. His play hasn’t been bad by most people’s standards. He’s completed 68.8 percent of his passes,Share TweetFormer All-Pro Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras passed away Wednesday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 77. Karras had been given just days to live after recently experiencing kidney failure. In recent years, Karras had been bravely battlin…Share TweetThe Vikings have been one of the biggest surprises of the first five weeks of the NFL season and one of their players with talk about the 4-1 start with the Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network crew on Tuesday. Tight end Kyle Rudolph will let us all …Share TweetYou’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.Share Tweet
If the Vikings look like a duck ...The psycho babblers call it "inductive reasoning." I consider it a chance to write about ducks on a football blog. We'll call it the Duck Test, and here goes: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably …Share Tweet
Have N.F.L. Questions? Judy Battista Has Answersnytimes.com Oct 9, 2012Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, will answer questions from readers.Share TweetI'll be over at SportsNation on Tuesday afternoon to field your questions and absorb your frustrations. It's a service we provide (almost) every week, (usually) for an hour, (always) free of charge. Let's say 2 p.m. ET, shall we?Share TweetPackers running back Cedric Benson said after Sunday’s game that he didn’t think the foot injury he suffered was serious. It appears that he was wrong. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Benson has the Lisfranc foot injury and is expected to miss at lShare TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: Week 5 brought a number of significant injuries to the NFC North. As we noted late Monday night, the Green Bay Packers have lost tailback Cedric Benson for at least eight weeks and perhaps the season because of a Lisfranc …Share Tweet
Prominent QBs strugglingOct 9What is wrong with Panthers QB Cam Newton, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Eagles QB Michael Vick? Charlie Casserly explains what each of these quarterbacks needs to do to improve offensively.
Brandon Marshall talks chemistry with Jay CutlerOct 9Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall joins "Around the League" to talk about his connection with Jay Cutler and where the team is heading this season.
Brian Urlacher On The Bears' DefenseOct 9Brian Urlacher on this year's defense and compares it to the 2006 Bears' defense.