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Kirk Cousins perfect on opening drive as Vikings take 7-0 lead

The Vikings had a textbook 12-play, 75-yard drive to open Sunday’s wild card game in Minnesota.With most of the nation still watching the end of the Bills’ victory over the Dolphins, which went almost four hours, the Vikings took the opening kickoff and marched right down the field. They had only one third down, a [more]

Cameron Dantzler is inactive, but Vikings will have Harrison Smith, Kene Nwangwu

The Vikings won’t have cornerback Cameron Dantzler for Sunday’s wild card playoff game. He is inactive.Dantzler missed practice all week with a personal matter, which coach Kevin O’Connell said Friday was “serious.” The Vikings had listed him as questionable.Safety Harrison Smith (knee) and RB Kene Nwangwu (illness) both are active. They were questionable.The Vikings’ other [more]

Vikings activate Blake Brandel from injured reserve

The Vikings activated offensive tackle Blake Brandel from injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.Brandel returned to practice this week.He injured an MCL in a Dec. 11 game against the Lions and missed the final four games of the season.Brandel started at left tackle when Christian Darrisaw missed time earlier this season with a concussion. The [more]

Will the Giants turn Daniel Jones loose as a running threat?

Giants coach Brian Daboll has said that playoff experience is overrated. That hasn’t stopped his inexperienced playoff quarterback from getting any information he can about what to expect.The quarterback of the team’s first playoff game since 2016 has contacted the quarterback who last led the Giants to the playoffs, in 2016.Eli Manning, who still works [more]

PFT’s NFL 2022 MVP: Patrick Mahomes

Throughout every given season, the question of who will or could be the MVP becomes a rollercoaster. Candidates emerge. Some remain viable, others come and go. By the time all 17 games are played, the answer becomes obvious.This year, the obvious answer is Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.It’s easy to take his wizardry for granted, to [more]

Giants have no players with injury designations

The Giants are as healthy as they can be for Sunday’s return to playoff action.The team did not issue any injury designations for their road game against the Vikings. Everyone on the 53-man roster practiced all week and they’re set to be available for the team’s first playoff game in six years.Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson is [more]

Garrett Bradbury has no injury designation, will return Sunday

Vikings starting center Garrett Bradbury will return to action Sunday. He has no designation after practicing fully Thursday and Friday.Bradbury was limited in Wednesday’s work, his first practice since Dec. 15.Bradberry has not played since Dec. 4 and was working his way back from his lower back injury when he was involved in a car [more]

Justin Jefferson, Travis Kelce become unanimous AP All-Pros

The All-Pro team comes from 50 media voters selected by the Associated Press. This year, two players appeared on the first-team ballot of every player.The unanimous first-team All-Pros were Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.Both received 50 first-place votes from the 50 voters.Kelce’s achievement is more significant, given that the voters [more]

Garrett Bradbury has full participation Thursday; Cameron Dantzler remains out

Vikings center Garrett Bradbury had a full practice Thursday, putting him on track to return to game action this weekend.Bradbury was limited in Wednesday’s work, his first practice since Dec. 15.Bradberry has not played since Dec. 4 and was working his way back from his lower back injury when he was involved in a car [more]

PFT’s NFL wild-card 2023 picks

It’s wild-card weekend. Actually, the league would prefer that we call it “super wild-card weekend.” Which is something I won’t do, largely because they want me to do it.I also don’t want to call it wild-card weekend either, because it’s not. It used to be, with teams that didn’t win their divisions (the fourth and [more]

PFT’s NFL 2022 offensive player of the year: Justin Jefferson

Back in the summer, Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson made some headlines when he said in an interview that Davante Adams was the best receiver in the NFL, but Jefferson himself would have that title after the 2022 season.People like to talk about manifesting all the time. But Jefferson played that prediction into existence.Jefferson finished the [more]

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