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Odell Beckham unconcerned by suggestions to tone it down

Usually, when your head coach makes a direct suggestion, it’s wise to acknowledge it respectfully, at least. But Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said he plans to make no changes to his demeanor after his latest outburst, even though Giants coach Ben McAdoo said he should work to keep his emotions in check. “Nah,…

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Eli Manning unfazed by past struggles against Vikings

If you remove the other teams in the NFC East from the equation, Giants quarterback Eli Manning has faced the Vikings more often than any other team in the league. Those outings have generally not gone well for Manning. He has a career passer rating of 54.8 in seven starts against Minnesota with five touchdowns…

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Laquon Treadwell, Jarius Wright bide their time

Receiver Laquon Treadwell, a first-round pick of the Vikings, hasn’t played very much as a rookie. Veteran Jarius Wright, the former No. 1 slot receiver, isn’t playing very much in his fifth NFL season. Both hope things will change. “It’s just motivation to keep working harder, to keep getting better,” Treadwell said, via Chris Tomasson of…

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Jeff Fisher on Jared Goff: “We have our own sense of timing here with him”

With so many young quarterbacks flourishing — specifically No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz — the Rams continue to justify sitting No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. The Rams first-round pick has moved up to being the backup, after starting the season as the inactive third quarterback behind Case Keenum and Sean Mannion, but Rams…

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Justin Pugh: Odell Beckham wasn’t a distraction

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Monday that wide receiver Odell Beckham still needs to do a better job of controlling his emotions after Beckham threw a sideline tantrum last Sunday that ended with tears in his eyes and a welt on his face as a result of a run-in with a kicking net. Among the…

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Panthers sign Michael Griffin

The Panthers have made a veteran addition to their secondary. The team announced Tuesday that they have signed former Titans safety Michael Griffin. Griffin was released by the Titans in February and signed with the Vikings in March, but didn’t make Minnesota’s roster coming out of the preseason. Griffin, a 2007 first-round pick, played 141…

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Week Four Power Rankings

1. Broncos (3-0; last week No. 1): Maybe they shouldn’t have drafted Paxton Lynch, after all. 2. Patriots (3-0; No. 2): Maybe they should have drafted Paxton Lynch (if they’d had a first-round pick). 3. Vikings (3-0; No. 6): Defense and coaching are great, offense is good enough. But here’s hoping they don’t need a…

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Vernon Butler to miss several weeks with high-ankle sprain

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Vernon Butler will miss time after suffering a high-ankle sprain in Sunday’s 22-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, Butler had a cast on his injured right foot in the team’s locker room on Monday. Butler was injured when linebacker Thomas Davis fell into…

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NFL kickers’ accuracy is slightly down this year

Last year there was talk that the new extra point rule had gotten into kickers’ heads. A year to adjust to the new extra point rule hasn’t made kickers any better. Through Sunday’s games, NFL kickers are making 93.4 percent of their extra points and 83.2 percent of their field goals. That’s down from last…

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NFL morning after: Rodgers, Rex and a Sunday of statements

Last week in the NFL, no one faced more criticism than Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Bills coach Rex Ryan. But this is the NFL, where every time you think you know something you find out you’re wrong, and so Rodgers and Ryan had two of the most impressive performances in the league on Sunday.…

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Vikings drop Cam eight times, Panthers to 1-2

The Vikings spotted the Panthers 10 points in the first 10 minutes of the game, and then Minnesota didn’t give up another point the rest of the way. Fueled by a defense that sacked quarterback Cam Newton eight times (once for a safety), the Vikings scored 22 unanswered points to steal a victory at Carolina. The…

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Vikings take lead, somehow

The Minnesota offense has emerged from its slumber, and the Panthers could end up paying for it. A 10-play, 79-yard drive to start the second half, coupled with a two-point conversion, gave the Vikings a 16-10 lead. The effort. capped by a 15-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford to Kyle Rudolph, more than doubled the…

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Vikings’ special teams chips in with a touchdown

The Vikings’ offense can’t do much of anything. But they trail only by two points. A 54-yard punt return from Marcus Sherels for a touchdown narrowed the gap to 10-8. The gap stayed at 10-8 after kicker Blair Walsh shanked the extra point. It may be even harder for the Minnesota to score in the…

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Vikings notch a safety

The Vikings have scored, but not because of their offense. A sack of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the end zone by defensive end Danielle Hunter gave the Vikings their first two points of the game. FOX said it was the first Vikings safety since December 2001. However, as several of you have pointed out, the…

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Panthers open early 10-point lead over Vikings

The Panthers are out to another fast start. Carolina leads Minnesota 10-0 with more than five minutes left in the first quarter of Sunday’s game. The Panthers parlayed the opening kickoff into a 48-yard field goal. Then, after holding the Vikings to a three-and-out, Carolina drove 57 yards in seven plays, capping the drive with…

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