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Report: Broncos signing Christian Ponder

The Broncos announced Tuesday that they would be working out quarterback Christian Ponder on Wednesday and it appears they liked what they saw from the former Vikings first-round pick. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team will add Ponder to their roster to give themselves more depth at quarterback while Peyton Manning is…

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PFT’s Week 12 picks

The good news? After a crappy Week 10 performance, I finished about .500 in Week 11. The bad news? Not by much. It was 8-6 for me, 9-5 for MDS, and now we’re tied with six weeks to go. With six disagreements this week (the most of the year, by far), this is the weekend…

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NFC playoff picture: Panthers in control, Cowboys in last place

When the Panthers play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, it will match up the No. 1 team in the NFC and the No. 16 team in the NFC. And yet it doesn’t look like the blowout that you’d usually associate with the best team in the conference facing the worst team in the conference. Because the…

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Adrian Peterson: We need to be better “from the top to the bottom”

The Vikings’ five-game winning streak crashed to a halt against the Packers on Sunday afternoon and left the team trying to explain what went wrong in the 30-13 loss. Coach Mike Zimmer focused on penalties, including a 50-yard pass interference call on cornerback Terence Newman and a roughing the passer call on Linval Joseph that offset…

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Packers move back into first place with win in Minnesota

After a week out of first place in the NFC North, the Packers are back on top. With a 30-13 win over the Vikings in Minnesota today, the Packers drew even in the division, with both teams at 6-3. The head-to-head win gives the Packers the tiebreaker advantage, so for now Green Bay is the…

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With cold weather here, Goodell to sit in stands in Minnesota today

One of the biggest games of Week 11 will happen in Minnesota, at the college stadium the Vikings are leasing while their new stadium is built. Attending the first Packers-Vikings clash of the year will be Commissioner Roger Goodell. He plans to sit in the stands, where the temperature will be in the low 30s. Before…

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ProFootballTalk: How will Packers go about attacking Vikings’ defense?

The Green Bay Packers look to end their three-game losing streak, but standing in their way is the Minnesota Vikings. In order for the Packers offense to get back on track, the running game needs to be established.

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Terence Newman wins NFC defensive player of the week award

Cornerback Terence Newman, who followed former Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to Minnesota a year after Zimmer became the coach, has made a significant impact in his first season with the team. Thanks to a pair of interceptions on Sunday, the 37-year-old Newman is the NFC’s defensive player of the week. Newman’s second interception, coming…

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Mike Zimmer not worried about outside respect for Vikings

On their way to a 7-2 record this season, the Vikings have heard from those who think they have thrived against inferior teams and that they haven’t been impressive enough in those wins to be considered among the best teams in the league this season. Coach Mike Zimmer has heard those opinions, but doesn’t appear…

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“Beat Green Bay” shirts greet Vikings upon return to Minnesota

The Vikings improved to 7-2 and moved into sole possession of first place in the NFC North with Sunday’s 30-14 win in Oakland, but they got a clear message that there wasn’t a lot of time to revel in that win when they reported to the team facility on Monday. Players got to their lockers…

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Vikings beat Raiders, move into first in the NFC North

For most of this football season, most people have been assuming that the Packers would win the NFC North. The Vikings have just given everyone a reason to re-think that. With a 30-14 win today at Oakland, the Vikings have improved to 7-2, a game ahead of the 6-3 Packers in the NFC North. The…

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Report: Teddy Bridgewater is cleared to play

Last Sunday, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was knocked unconscious by an elbow to the head (and a head to the ground) against the Rams. This Sunday, Bridgewater will play. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, Bridgewater has been cleared to participate in the game at Oakland, against the Raiders. An unnamed source told Goessling that Bridgewater is…

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Mike Wallace: Lack of catches frustrating, but we’re winning

During his time with the Dolphins, wide receiver Mike Wallace wasn’t always shy about expressing his displeasure with his role in the offense. Those complaints would usually pop up after games when Wallace’s production lagged. It made for a largely unhappy time in Miami and helped contribute to the decision to trade him to the…

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PFT’s Week 10 picks

Nine weeks in, the dead heat continues. After splitting last weeks pair of disagreements (as part of a pathetic 7-6 showing each), MDS and yours truly are deadlocked with eight weeks left. This week, we disagree on three games, which guarantees that the tie will be broken — unless one of the three games on…

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Mike Zimmer’s wind gambit paid off, Jeff Fisher’s did not

It was windy enough in Minnesota on Sunday to affect both coaches’ strategic decisions. And those decisions may have changed the outcome of the game. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has received plenty of credit this week for deciding to take the wind after winning the overtime coin toss, rather than choosing to receive the kickoff,…

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