Found December 15, 2012 on 60 Max Power O:
Rams_vs_vikings_586a
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen scoffs at the notion of the NFL considering some sort of playoff expansion. "It's stupid," Allen told reporters Thursday, via ESPN. "I think it's a dumb idea. The reason our league is so much better than other leagues, I think, is because of that competition." He's got a point there. There's nothing like the football season. A season with only 16 games makes it a playoff atmosphere from week to week. "Every game means something. There are 162 games in baseball and you're like, 'Ehhh.' No one really watches until the end, right? Basketball, same way. There's no real significance on every game. And I think you damage the sport if an 8-8 team [has a greater playoff chance]. You know what I mean? Now our games become less significant each week if you know, like, 'Oh, I can still lose half my games and sneak into the playoffs." "With all these changes, it's not necessarily ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Eric Dickerson opposes Adrian Peterson breaking his record.

Eric Dickerson has a lot to be proud of. The running back accomplished a great deal during his NFL career.   Mentally he is still holding onto the one thing that apparently matters the most to him: his single season rushing record. Please Click Here To Read This Story & Take Our Poll Regarding Peterson's Run At The Title

Frazier: Harvin had emergency appendectomy

Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin, who is on injured reserve because of an ankle injury, tweeted Saturday that he was having "minor" surgery on Saturday, but his surprise surgery had nothing to do with his ankle injury. Following Minnesota's 36-22 win at St. Louis Sunday, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Harvin underwent an "emergency" appendectomy...

Vikings, Ponder still not finding Rudolph

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Tight end Kyle Rudolph had gone nearly a full game Sunday without catching a pass. The first time Rudolph was able to get his hands on the ball, it helped the Minnesota Vikings secure an important 21-14 win against the Chicago Bears. This wasn't quite how Rudolph envisioned himself making an impact, but his biggest play of the game was hauling in an onside...

Vikings vs. Rams: PJD's Masturbatory Win for Playoffs or Bust Game Preview

Win or Go Home ... Or Really, Win AND We Still Go Home Anyway, Since it's an Away Game: I'll tell you this much ... Without the Vikings winning this Sunday, whatever slim hope they still of making the playoffs will get put on a sacrificial block and destroyed with one fell swoop. I think there is still some crazy ass way for the team to sneak into the playoffs even if...

Kyle Rudolph is Probable

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against the Rams.Fantasy Spin:Rudolph has eight receiving touchdowns on the year but he's also recorded two receptions or less five times, including three with zero catches. Vikings QB Christian Ponder has been a mess since Week 4 and only had 91 yards passing in Week 14 so Rudolph represents a major...

Vikings protect playoff potential in St. Louis

The Minnesota Vikings were well aware of their failures on the road heading into Sunday's pivotal game at St. Louis. The Vikings were 1-5 on the road and fighting for slim playoff chances against the Rams, who had won three games in row and were trying to stay alive themselves for the postseason. Minnesota, at least in a dome on the road, made itself at home and put together...

Adrian Peterson closes in on Eric Dickerson’s rushing record

Adrian Peterson entered Sunday’s showdown against the St. Louis Rams with a whopping 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground on 265 carries (6.0 YPC) through 13 games in 2012.  He also needed just 506 yards in the final three weeks of the season to set the NFL’s single-season rushing record. Peterson earned more than 40 percent of that amount in four quarters at Edward Jones...

Harvin announces his ‘minor’ surgery

Vikings receiver Percy Harvin was set to have “minor” surgery on Saturday, he tweeted.

Rookie DBs coming up big for Vikings

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer In the biggest game of the season, the faces of the future for the Minnesota Vikings' defense were never more present. Safety Harrison Smith and cornerback Josh Robinson, two rookies who are supposed to be learning the ropes and suffering through growing pains, made two of the most important plays of the game to help...

Robison injures shoulder in first quarter

ST. LOUIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison injured his right shoulder in the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams. The team said early in the second half he would not return. Robison has seven sacks after dropping Sam Bradford for an 8-yard loss on the Rams opening possession. It was not clear how Robison was hurt during a 15-yard carry by Steven Jackson...

Cortland Finnegan tried to twist Jerome Simpson’s leg

  During the Minnesota Vikings – St. Louis Rams game, cornerback Cortland Finnegan went to tackle Jerome Simpson and went for the leg/ankle twist. From the looks of things, it appeared to be intentional. Simpson was not injured on the play but his leg was twisted almost 180 degrees.

British Lionhearts successful in homestand with Selby, Evans & Ward all winning

The crowds at Earls Court in London were treated to some sumptuous boxing by the home team as the British Lionhearts reclaimed second spot in Group B with a solid win against the German Eagles. Welsh wonders Andrew Selby and Fred Evans as well as Joe Ward and Joseph Joyce helped inflict a resounding defeat on the visitors. The Lightweight (57-61kg) showdown between Great Britain...

Minnesota Drank All the Beer

This year, The University of Minnesota began selling alcohol during Gopher football games after the Minnesota State Senate passed legislation making it legal to sell beer and alcohol within Minnesota’s Stadium. There were 64 separate location selling alcohol within TCF Bank Stadium, including four beer tents in the west plaza. Alcoholic drinks were sold beginning an hour before...

Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams: Week 15 NFL Pick

Minnesota Vikings (7-6) at St. Louis Rams (6-6-1) The Vikings won last week as home dogs against the Bears, but I’m still not sure about them. Christian Ponder once again had a terrible game, completing 11 of 17 for 91 yards and an interception. In his last 7 games, he’s 107 of 191 (56.0%) for 970 yards (5.1 YPA), 6 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Adrian Peterson is awesome...

Bear Report Radio: Week 15 Preview

We review last week's loss to the Minnesota Vikings, engage in a heated discussion regarding Lovie Smith's future with the Bears, break down an injury filled roster and much more. We also preview this week's contest agains the Packers with Bill Huber of PackerReport.com.
Vikings News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.