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Around the NFC North in week 17
In week 17, The NFL is getting what it always hopes for when they create the schedule each spring. Each of this week’s NFC North matchups have playoff implications and there is another NFL record in jeopardy.
After the Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving yardage record last week, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has the single-season rushing record in his sights. Peterson needs just 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson’s record of 2,105 yards.
Peterson’s Vikings host the Green Bay Packers and that game has been flexed by the NFL to the 3pm CDT time slot. It is setting up to be one of the better matchups around the league. Green Bay can secure the second seed with a victory or both a San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks loss. For the Vikings, it’s simple: win and they’re in.
The Chicago Bears are still alive in the wild card race after beating the Arizona Cardinals. Chicago travels to Detroit a...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson never doubted himself during his recovery from major knee surgery. One game and 208 yards away from the single-season NFL rushing record, he isn't going to start now.Peterson, who leads the league with 1,898 rushing yards and is 207 away from Eric Dickerson's single-season record, believes the record will fall Sunday when the Minnesota...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If Adrian Peterson is able to become the NFL's all-time rushing leader this Sunday, the Vikings' star running back will have to thank the Green Bay Packers for playing such a significant role in his record-breaking season.
Peterson, who ran for 210 yards against the Packers on Dec. 2 at Lambeau Field, will pass Eric Dickerson's 28-year-old record of...
If the Vikings beat the Packers, they are in the playoffs, but they will be attempting to win with star running back Adrian Peterson dealing with sore abdominal muscles.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson's spot in the Pro Bowl was never in doubt, just another footnote in his remarkable recovery from knee surgery. Wednesday, three of Peterson's teammates discovered they would be joining him.
The NFL announced the initial rosters for the Pro Bowl to be played in Honolulu on Jan. 17, 2013 and the Minnesota Vikings had four players selected...
The smile has rarely left Calvin Johnson's face since he broke Jerry Rice's NFL record for receiving yards in a single season against Atlanta on Dec. 22.
Don't let Johnson's smile fool you. Underneath that cheery expression, there's a fierce competitor who wants to make Rice's accomplishments a distant second to his own effort this year.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Vikings win and they'll be playing in the postseason. A Packers win and they're the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs and will have a first-round bye. Oh, yeah, and Adrian Peterson is 208 rushing yards away from breaking the NFL's all-time mark that's been held by Eric Dickerson since 1984.
This is as good as it could possibly get for a Week 17...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings went back to work Wednesday, preparing for Sunday's win-and-in playoff scenario against the Green Bay Packers in the regular-season finale, but were without running back Adrian Peterson, defensive end Jared Allen and cornerback Antoine Winfield.
Peterson, who is 102 yards away from being just the seventh player in NFL history to rush...
Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.
Also selected Wednesday to the NFL's all-star game was Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Manning missed all of the 2011 season with neck and back problems that required several operations. He then signed with Denver as a free agent and has led the Broncos on a 10-game winning...
The Vikings moved up two spots, to 12th, in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings, and the national media are starting to see more than just Adrian Peterson as assets on the team.
WIN AND IN!
Never in a million years. Never would I have thought that, this year, the Minnesota Vikings would be sitting at 9-6 on the year, guaranteed a winning record for the season (WHAT?!), in a position to play a meaningful game to get them into the playoffs in their last game of the season against their rival the Green Bay Packers, and that they would beat the Houston Texans...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings couldn't have gotten any better health news in advance of Sunday's win-and-in playoff scenario.
Minnesota (9-6), which can earn a playoff spot with a win Sunday at home against the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers (11-4), expect to have leading rusher Adrian Peterson, 14-year veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield and defensive...
It’s getting closer to the post season and the Houston Texans have not shown the same explosiveness on offense that they have in the first quarter of the season. The Texans hosted the Vikings at Reliant Stadium and were very gracious hosts as they allowed the Vikings to put their feet up on the table and make themselves at home. The game never seemed out of control or out of hand...
Well, This is Very Exciting:
Who knew, right? What if we were chatting casually over a fine glass of port on a mid-summer's eve, lauding the game of professional football and discussing our favorite collection of athletes to play for the team associated with our state. What if I had told you that, with one game left to play in the upcoming season, our team or Norseman would...
Calvin Johnson was back at practice today, but the Detroit Lions still are without tight end Brandon Pettigrew.
Pettigrew has missed the last two games with a high ankle sprain, and his status for Sunday's season finale against the Chicago Bears is in doubt.
Johnson is 108 yards from becoming the first NFL player to reach 2,000 yards receiving in a season.
He sat out...
Wednesday afternoon NFL Pro Bowl rosters were announced and unsurprisingly Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was selected as a starter for the NFC squad. During a year in which he started out slow, Megatron has been simply amazing down the stretch breaking Jerry Rice’s single season yardage record and could eclipse 2,000 receiving yards on the season this coming weekend against...