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Ponder and Winfield expected to play for Vikings

Ponder and Winfield expected to play for Vikings

CNNSI.com profootballtalk.com 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

    Tate still says he caught the ball

    profootballtalk.com 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

    Reid takes Chiefs' coaching job | History not kind

    CNNSI.com 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

    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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  • Brewers sign outfielder Garner to Minor League deal

    Brewers sign outfielder Garner to Minor League deal

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Brewers added to their Minor League outfield depth Friday by finalizing a deal with Cole Garner, a 28-year-old who played in four games with the Rockies in 2011.
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  • Joe Namath’s Wild-Card Picks: Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers…

    Joe Namath’s Wild-Card Picks: Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers advance

    yahoo.com 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

    Wild-card playoff programming note

    ESPN.com 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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  • Spurs take top spot after rough week for contenders

    Spurs take top spot after rough week for contenders

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    It was a rough week for title contenders, which allowed an old familiar favorite to take the top overall spot. How did the rest of the league fare? Matt Dollinger ranks every team.
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  • Final Word: Vikings-Packers

    Final Word: Vikings-Packers

    ESPN.com 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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  • John Dorsey has Kansas City links beyond Andy Reid

    John Dorsey has Kansas City links beyond Andy Reid

    profootballtalk.com 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……

    Middle Men: Despite an influx of playoff rookies at quarterba…

    CNNSI.com 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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  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card rou…

    Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises:
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  • Vikings-Packers III: Rodgers' dominance

    Vikings-Packers III: Rodgers' dominance

    ESPN.com 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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  • 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.

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  • Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daquean Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Daequan Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daequan Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: