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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Ryan Longwell has kicked into the open South end of Lambeau Field many times over the course of his 15 NFL seasons.
Perhaps no one understands how Mother Nature can affect those kicks more than Longwell, who's played 78 regular season games in the historic stadium between his nine seasons as a member of the Green Bay Packers and six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Longwell knew what it would take to convert his 52-yard field goal on Monday night. After watching a 47-yarder barely sneak through and then get nullified by a penalty, Longwell knew he needed everything on his second chance.
"I swung hard at it," Longwell said of the missed 52-yarder. "But Lambeau's a place when it's that cold wind coming out of that direction, which is the usually the direction at that stadium, you know you can get a gust that will kill the ball. It got it halfway there. It started out right where we were aiming, but we knew after the 47-yarder we had...
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It was a minor blip on the radar screen in the hours leading up to Monday night’s Packer-Viking game: Visanthe Shiancoe said in a Facebook posting that Adrian Peterson found a piece of glass in his food while the team ate at Lombardi’s steakhouse in Appleton. Some got outraged at what they perceived to be a deliberate act of attempted sabotage by some angry Packer fan. Others...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings weren't going to look back at any of the game film from Monday night's disheartening 45-7 loss at Green Bay.
This might be the rare occasion where a short week is a blessing. The Vikings are trying to move on quickly as they prepare for AFC West-leading Oakland on Sunday.
Coach Leslie Frazier said players might watch some parts...
The Vikings’ injury issues mounted after their first post-bye game, and it will be affecting the starting lineup Sunday against the Raiders. Starters on each side of the ball are in doubt, with one on each side already being ruled out. Plus, the statistics that have Leslie Frazier scratching his head and the long odds facing the Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings bave signed veteran cornerback Benny Sapp, reuniting with a player traded last year to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for wide receiver Greg Camarillo.
Cut by the Dolphins, Sapp now rejoins the Vikings after cornerback Antoine Winfield was placed on injured reserve.
Winfield suffered a broken clavicle during Monday night's loss to the Green Bay Packers.
The Vikings lost CB Antoine Winfield for the season and likely will be without S Husain Abdullah for a game, leaving the secondary admittedly thin. Plus, both teams Sunday have a big injury report, the Vikings make a large donation, two Vikings lead in positional Pro Bowl balloting, stadium hearings are set and much more in a big Winter Park Wednesday.
Quick injury update on the Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings signed veteran cornerback Benny Sapp to a one-year deal on Wednesday to help plug the holes in a depleted secondary.
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