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Week Six goats (in a bad way)

Now that the awards have been disseminated for Week Six, let’s look at the other side of the coin. The goats. In a bad way. Simms and I recently drafted three each. I gave him the first pick to see if he’d do it. And he did it. He actually did it. He picked his [more]

Ten NFL teams have one win or fewer

The NFL, as it should, likes to point out positive aspects of a season in progress, especially when it comes to the scoring of points and other things that make the game exciting. Here’s something the NFL won’t be issuing a press release about. Nearly a third of the league stinks. More specifically, 10 of [more]

Sid Hartman dies at 100

Legendary Minnesota media member Sid Hartman, who once was the de facto G.M. of the Minneapolis Lakers, died Sunday. Hartman was 100 years old. The Star Tribune published Hartman’s final article on Sunday. He was still contributing three or four columns per week to the newspaper. With a career that started in 1944, Hartman (per [more]

Kirk Cousins: I won’t finish the season if I keep throwing interceptions

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins threw three interceptions in Sunday’s 40-23 loss to the Falcons and that leaves him with 10 through the first six games of the season. It also leaves him with a realistic assessment of what the fallout from those interceptions could be. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said after Sunday’s loss that [more]

Matt Ryan throws for 371 yards, four TDs to get Falcons in win column

It was the tale of two quarterbacks. Matt Ryan threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns, and Kirk Cousins threw three interceptions to go with his three touchdowns. The Falcons beat the Vikings 40-23. Atlanta, which fired coach Dan Quinn and replaced him with Raheem Morris, got its first victory of the season after going [more]

Kirk Cousins throws three interceptions as Vikings trail 20-0 at halftime

The Falcons are seeing the bump from a coaching change, with newfound life after Raheem Morris replaced Dan Quinn. The Vikings are seeing the hangover from not completing a game they should have won last week. In a must-win game for the Vikings, Kirk Cousins has thrown three interceptions and Minnesota again failed on fourth-and-one [more]

Julio Jones returns to action with TD after Deion Jones interception

The Vikings are having a hard time keeping up with the Jones. Falcons linebacker Deion Jones intercepted Kirk Cousins, leading to a Julio Jones touchdown for the Falcons. Atlanta, which has a new coach this week after firing Dan Quinn, has the early 7-0 lead. On the first play from scrimmage, Cousins tried to hit [more]

Week Six early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Broncos at Patriots Broncos: RB Melvin Gordon, TE Noah Fant, WR K.J. Hamler, LB Jeremiah Attaochu, [more]

Harrison Smith tries to will the Vikings’ defense toward finishing games

The Vikings thought they were reloading. Their record suggests they’re rebuilding, especially on defense. The good news, if there is any, is that the defense has gotten better as the season has progressed. The bad news, and there’s plenty, is that the defense has failed to hold late leads against a pair of elite teams, [more]

Falcons place John Cominsky on COVID-19 reserve list

Another Falcons players has landed on the COVID-19 reserve list. However, Sunday’s game between Atlanta and Minnesota remains on. The Falcons have placed defensive end John Cominsky on the COVID-19 reserve list. Although the team didn’t (and can’t) divulge whether Comsinky tested positive, both defensive line coaches — Jess Simpson and Tosh Lupoi — will [more]

Alexander Mattison will make first career start

Dalvin Cook‘s 489 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns lead the league. The Vikings star running back, though, won’t play Sunday after injuring his groin in the Week Five loss to the Seahawks Instead, Alexander Mattison will make his first career start. Mattison has played 18 career games but always as a backup. He had [more]

Week Six injury report roundup

There was no Thursday night game this week, so Week Six of the 2020 NFL season kicks off on Sunday afternoon. There will be 12 games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The four teams playing on Monday night won’t [more]

No injury designation for Julio Jones

Raheem Morris is set to have wide receiver Julio Jones in the lineup for his first game as the Falcons’ interim head coach. Jones missed last Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury that has been bothering him for most of the last month and sat out the first two days of practice this week to [more]

Dalvin Cook will not play against the Falcons

The Vikings won’t have running back Dalvin Cook in the lineup when they try for their second win of the season at home this Sunday. Cook hurt his groin during last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks and did not practice at all this week. That made the team’s decision to rule him out for this [more]

Falcons are back to work on Friday

A false positive caused the Falcons to miss work on Thursday. They’re back to work on Friday. The team has announced that the players and coaches will return to the facility a day after a precautionary shutdown that could have been ended on Thursday afternoon, but the Falcons decided not to do so. (Really, what [more]

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