Found September 27, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Cornerback Chris Cook has faced off against Detroit Lions All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson twice in his three NFL seasons, taking his share lumps of and also demonstrating why he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings with their top pick in the 2010 draft.Cook is eagerly awaiting the third matchup between the two when Minnesota travels to Detroit for this weekend's game."I can't wait for Sunday," Cook said Wednesday.Games like Sunday's are just what the Vikings had in mind when they made Cook the 34th overall selection in the 2010 draft, bringing in the 6-foot-2, 212-pound corner to cover the likes of the taller receivers in the league. Facing Johnson, at 6-5, 236, twice a season made it even more important for Minnesota to do something to combat the player who has become the toughest receiver in the league to cover.Cook's limited playing time his first two NFL seasons kept the Vikings from implementing their projected secondary against Jo...

Mathew Stafford dealing with a hip injury

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Detroit Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford is dealing with a hip injury and there’s a good chance that he doesn’t practice much this week, but still plays on Sunday. “I would be surprised if he practiced Wednesday or Thursday, but ultimately, when the game rolls around, he’s a tough guy to count out. The injury looks to be more of a hip...

Rudolph sits out practice, Allen limited

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph didn't practice Wednesday because of a bruised quadriceps muscle, and defensive end Jared Allen was limited by a neck injury. Both players were banged up Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Allen had to sit out a few series in the fourth quarter because of neck spasms, but returned to the game. Coach Leslie Frazier says the team...

Kyle Rudolph Returns To Practice Friday

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was back at practice and on schedule to play in Week 4 against Detroit.Fantasy Spin:Rudolph has three touchdown receptions in the last two weeks and is one of improved Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder's top targets. He has 13 receptions for 138 yards and three scores through the first three games of the season and can be considered a legitimate...

Christian Ponder reportedly has some “tension” in his neck

According to 1500 ESPN Radio in Minneapolis, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was added to this week’s injury report with a neck issue. “An NFL source said Ponder had some tension in his neck, but he is expected to be able to start Sunday at Detroit,” reported 1500 ESPN Radio. Ponder has put together a very impressive start to his sophmore season.  The good news is that...

Vikings LB Greenway glad to play well for dad

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer Chad Greenway was picked as an injury replacement for the Pro Bowl last season. He was credited with a career-high 174 tackles. That certainly wasn't his best year, though. The Minnesota Vikings struggled often on defense in 2011, and Greenway was a part of that. He didn't force any...

Lions' Stafford returns to practice

One day after missing practice with a sore right hip, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford was back on the field Thursday. The Detroit News also reported that tight end Tony Scheffler returned to practice after sitting out last Sunday’s loss to Tennessee because of a calf injury. The Lions are preparing for an NFC North Division game Sunday against Minnesota.

Back to the drawing board for the Detroit Lions

After suffering both an injury to star quarterback Matthew Stafford and a loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, it’s fair to say that the Detroit Lions have been left reeling. Sitting at 1-2, the Lions have to be concerned with the plethora of missed opportunities in their first three games. Now Detroit faces the Minnesota Vikings, a team that is coming off a victory against...

Chris Kluwe was the recipient of epic piece of hate mail for Deadspin op-ed piece (pic)

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe recently wrote an opinion piece for Deadspin. In it, Kluwe set forth his stance on the gay marriage issue. The piece took on the form of an open letter in response to a correspondence penned by Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr., who wrote to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to request [...]

Mathew Stafford back on the practice field for the Lions

According to Anwar Richardson of, Detroit Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford was back on the practice field on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s practice session. At this point I think Stafford will play Sunday barring any setbacks.

Architect HKS chosen to design new Vikings stadium

The architect who designed stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts has been chosen to design the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced the $34 million contract Friday with HKS Sports & Entertainment Group. Authority Chairwoman Michelle Kelm-Helgen says the stadium authority and the Vikings made the choice together...

Meow? Lions Must Overcome Defensive Struggles

The Detroit Lions defense has gotten off to a rocky start. They are a middle-of-the-pack team in terms of yardage against, yielding an average of 345.3 yards per game but they are sixth worst in the league with 31.3 points against per game. More analysis inside ...

Vikings-Lions Preview

Second-year quarterback Christian Ponder has the Minnesota Vikings heading in the right direction and on the verge of matching their win total of last season. To do so, they'll have to end a three-game losing streak to the Detroit Lions, who hope quarterback Matthew Stafford will be healthy enough to go Sunday at Ford Field. Ponder is second in the NFL with a 70.1 completion...
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