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Joe Webb: No way to prepare for playing in snow

A forgettable matchup between the Colts and Bills became unforgettable thanks to a whole lot of snow. And for Bills special-teamer/receiver/emergency quarterback Joe Webb, playing in a constantly-shaken snow globe became the ultimate test in rolling the dice hoping for the best. “There’s no way to prepare for it,” Webb told PFT by phone on [more]

Panthers hang on for wild win over Vikings

The Vikings hadn’t made mistakes like this in months. The Vikings hadn’t let people touch Case Keenum in months. The Vikings hadn’t let teams run on them in months. The Panthers were able to make them pay when all those things went away, along with their eight-game win streak. The Panthers took a 31-24 win [more]

NFL announces 32 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominees

The NFL has named 32 finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, which recognizes players for their contributions both on the field and in their communities. As the league has attempted to add to the prestige of the Man of the Year Award, it has shined an increasing spotlight on the nominees [more]

Vikings get it done in Atlanta, move to 10-2 with win

It’s eight wins and counting for the Vikings. The offensive fireworks didn’t come with the same frequency that they have in some of those other wins, but the Vikings found enough of them to outlast the Falcons 14-9 for their 10th win of the season. That leaves them a half-game back of the Eagles for [more]

Time runs out on half before Vikings get chance to add to 7-6 lead

The Vikings moved into field goal position on a 19-yard pass to Adam Thielen on their final offensive play on the first half, but Kai Forbath never got a chance to try the kick. Quarterback Case Keenum escaped pressure to hit Thielen on that pass, but couldn’t get the clock stopped in time for a [more]

Jerick McKinnon returns home with plenty of motivation

Many thought the 2017 Vikings were done the moment Dalvin Cook‘s ACL popped against the Lions. But a two-headed replacement has served the team well — and one of those two players has extra reason to have a great game on Sunday in Atlanta. Jerick McKinnon grew up in Georgia, and as he returns home [more]

Archie Manning: Eli could retire

Nearly 14 years after Archie Manning provided cover for a son who sensed that San Diego didn’t really want him (so he really didn’t want San Diego), Archie once again is speaking for Eli. This time around, the message is more convoluted, and perhaps internally inconsistent. This time around, however, the situation is a bit [more]

Case Keenum named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum is finally getting the credit he deserves. Keenum, who was thrown into tough situations early in his career with the Texans and the Rams and was practically set up to fail, has now found himself in Minnesota playing very well and having the Vikings on the cusp of winning the NFC [more]

Vikings prepare for home stretch with largely healthy team

The Vikings paid their annual short-week bill seven days ago, on Thanksgiving in Detroit. With three more days to go before starting a key NFC South tour with visits to Atlanta and Carolina, the Vikings are mostly healthy — and definitely more healthy than most teams. The Wednesday injury report has only three names: linebacker [more]

Full practice for Matthew Stafford on Wednesday

During a conference call with Ravens media on Wednesday, Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined to offer an update on quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s ankle because the team’s injury report would provide it later in the day. The Lions have released that report and it shows good news for Stafford’s chances of playing this weekend. Stafford was [more]

Cardinals promote Bronson Hill

The Cardinals promoted running back Bronson Hill from the practice squad. Kerwynn Williams injured his ribs in Sunday’s victory over the Jaguars. Thus, D.J. Foster will serve as Adrian Peterson‘s primary backup this week, but the Cardinals needed depth at the position. They also announced they signed running back Darius Victor to the practice squad. [more]

NFC playoff picture: Meet the new bosses, same as the old bosses

Heading into Week 12, the NFC playoff picture saw the Eagles, Vikings, Saints, Rams, Panthers and Falcons at the front of the pack. It will look the same heading into Week 13. The Rams beat the Saints to earn a key tiebreaker for seeding purposes and the other four teams won their games to ensure [more]

No momentum to make pass interference reviewable

In the wake of Thursday’s horrific non-call of pass interference in the Vikings-Lions game, which happened when Detroit defenders wiped out Minnesota receiver Stefon Diggs as the ball was arriving, I made the case for making it a reviewable play. That apparently won’t be happening. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Competition [more]

Vikings need to learn how to close out opponents

As “good problems to have” go, the Vikings have a pretty good one. They’re building huge leads, but they’re having trouble holding them. In each of their last three games, the Vikings have established leads of 18, 17, and 17 points, respectively. In two of those games, the Vikings had to sweat out a possible [more]

Saturday one-liners

Asked if the Jets need to win out to make the playoffs, coach Todd Bowles said, “No sh-t.” Patriots QB Tom Brady threw some good-natured shade at personnel exec Nick Caserio over his ability to throw a football; “Nick was a quarterback in college, but I think he’s better in his role now than he was [more]