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Cue the fish alien.This game is a trap for the Detroit Lions.They gave up a large number of big plays last week against the Titans, and were down 14 points with 30 seconds left to play. They got lucky and landed a series of miracles to reach overtime, but they were easily beaten in that game.The Minnesota Vikings did the exact opposite this weekend - they stunned everyone by beating the San Fransisco 49ers, and not on some last-minute fluke or botched call by the now-gone replacement refs. They flat out beat the 49ers, both on offense and defense (although special teams play did set up a couple of San Fransisco field goals). I expected them to be good, but not THAT good.Right now, bookies favor the Lions by somewhere between 3 and 4 points, depending on which one you ask.Oddsmakers don't decide their point spreads based on how good they think a team is, but rather based on how they believe the public is going to bet. They try and create a balance, so that both teams are being be...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
(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...
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 [...]
According to Anwar Richardson of MLive.com, 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.
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...
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 ...
Chris Cook has been battling Calvin Johnson since college and knows the issues the Lions receiver presents. Where does Cook place Johnson among the big receivers in the league?
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...