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Everson Griffen wins NFC defensive player of month award

October was a pretty good month for the Vikings’ front office.  Twenty-five years after the failed Herschel Walker trade, the Vikings have seen first-round picks Anthony Barr and Teddy Bridgewater begin to blossom.  Likewise, Seattle’s decision to give receiver Percy Harvin to the Jets for a bowl of room-temperature gazpacho validates Minnesota’s no-intent deal that…

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Differing reports emerge on Griffin’s status

Robert Griffin III will start against Minnesota on Sunday.  Unless he doesn’t. While technically accurate, the correct view is that Griffin will indeed start, as multiple reports have indicated. In the aftermath of Wednesday’s stream of reports that Griffin will start, other reports have downplayed the notion that it’s a done deal.  And that’s not…

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Adrian Peterson’s future remains murky

The trade deadline came and went without any scuttlebutt regarding a possible trade of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  And for good reason.  He continues to be suspended with pay pending the resolution of his current legal issues.  Any team trading for him simply would have secured the privilege of paying Peterson $691,117.64 per week…

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Gruden hints at Sunday return from Griffin

Washington coach Jay Gruden has what some would call a good problem to have. If he doesn’t handle it the right way, however, he’ll just have a problem. After backup Kirk Cousins showed promise but then imploded, Gruden turned to third-stringer Colt McCoy, who has shown more promise and no implosion. But starter Robert Griffin…

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Week Eight power rankings

1. Denver Broncos (Last week No. 2; 6-1):  Good news — they can handle the best the NFC has to offer.  Bad news — they may not be able to handle the Patriots. 2. Arizona Cardinals (No. 3; 6-1):  How good would this team be if it had Dansby, Dockett, and Darryl Washington? 3.  Dallas…

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Buccaneers aren’t planning to change quarterbacks

The Buccaneers offense was largely theoretical for the first three quarters of Sunday’s game against the Vikings as they entered the final 15 minutes with just 100 total yards on the day. They were able to gain 125 more yards in the fourth quarter while scoring 13 points that allowed them to briefly take a lead…

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NFL morning after: Keep the early kickoffs coming

I loved watching football first thing in the morning on Sunday. I hope this becomes a regular thing. The NFL’s decision to have kick off Sunday’s game in London at 1:30 p.m. local time — which is 9:30 a.m. Eastern time — was brilliant. It created an NFL Sunday that lasted more than 12 hours,…

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Griffin still could return on Sunday against Vikings

At one point, there was a report that Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III would return on Monday night against the Cowboys.  The better view was, and had been, that Griffin will be back when Washington emerges from the bye week, at home against the Buccaneers. But don’t be surprised if Griffin comes back on Sunday…

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Anthony Barr gets Vikings an overtime win

The Vikings drafted linebacker Anthony Barr ninth overall this year because they thought he could make game-changing plays on defense. Barr made one in overtime and it was all the team needed to come away with an overtime win in Tampa. Barr stripped tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins after Seferian-Jenkins caught a pass on the first…

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Week Eight “Three and Out”

The dilemma has been resolved.  For now. The “Three and Out” series will continue, with three questions and answers for each of the Sunday games, every Sunday until no more Sundays remain in the 2014 regular season. Then, the dilemma will resurface in 2015.  Assuming I — and you — don’t completely forget about this…

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Judge will continue to preside over Peterson case

The prosecution may still win the war, but its lost the battle over who’ll preside over the war.  Or something. According to the Associated Press, Judge Kelly Case will continue to handle the Adrian Peterson child abuse prosecution.  A retired judge has decided that Case should not be recused based upon an alleged bias against…

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Zimmer has second kidney-stone procedure

Unlike his two predecessors in Minnesota, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer doesn’t have to deal with a hemorrhoid named Harvin.  But Zimmer nevertheless has been dealing with a medical condition that can cause even more discomfort. Zimmer has kidney stones.  According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Zimmer underwent a second procedure on…

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Week Seven power rankings

1. Dallas Cowboys (No. 2 last week; 6-1):  “Glory days, well they’ll pass you by.”  Maybe sooner than later.  But not yet. 2. Denver Broncos (No. 3; 5-1):  The Broncos are proving that they can play with the best the NFC West has to offer during the regular season, which bodes well for their ability…

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Steelers overcome early deficit to earn 30-23 victory over Texans

The Pittsburgh Steelers scored 21 points in the final three minutes of the second quarter to help dig out of an early 13-0 hole en route to a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. The Texans took the early lead on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Alfred Blue and…

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Fred Jackson hopes to return from groin injury within a month

Fred Jackson was one of two Bills running backs to leave Sunday’s 17-16 win over the Vikings with an injury, but the outlook for his injured groin is better than the one C.J. Spiller got for a broken collarbone. Spiller is expected to miss the remainder of the season, but Jackson is going to try…

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