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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Alan Williams spent 10 years with the Indianapolis Colts as a coach for one of the most stable franchises in the NFL for the past decade.As the Minnesota Vikings' defensive coordinator, Williams returns to Indianapolis this week for Sunday's game between Minnesota and the Colts, he looks around and doesn't see the familiarity with which he was used to during his time in Indianapolis."I looked at the sheet and I counted the number of people, and I think it was somewhere between 19 and 22 guys that are still there," Williams said of the 2012 Colts. "So it's changed dramatically in the past few months."
Indianapolis made sweeping changes after last year's 2-14 record.Chuck Pagano was hired away from Baltimore to be the team's head coach. And the most familiar face of all, quarterback Peyton Manning, was replaced by top overall draft pick Andrew Luck.Each of the team's coordinators are also in their first year with th...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Antoine Winfield took his usual place in the Minnesota Vikings' starting lineup for last week's regular-season opener at the Metrodome, but he was playing through pain four days after learning his brother had been murdered in Akron, Ohio.
Winfield, 35, played the Vikings' win over the Jaguars with his brother in his thoughts. Anthony Travis, 30,...
As the Indianapolis Colts try to even their record in their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings, several players enter the game with some chips on their shoulders after last week's loss in Chicago. Andrew Luck threw three picks and would like to redeem himself against the young Vikings secondary. Donald Brown had two key drops that could have extended Colts' drives...
Indianapolis is going to protect Andrew Luck at all costs.
Even if that means shaking things up this season.
After watching their new franchise quarterback hit the ground far too often in Sunday's loss at Chicago, general manager Ryan Grigson and coach Chuck Pagano wasted no time in sending a message to the Colts' offensive line: Things must improve.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. All the talk of improvement and growth this offseason for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder finally gave way last week to a chance to prove it in a regular-season game.Ponder came through with his most efficient game in his 11th career start. He was 20 of 27 passing for 270 yards. He didn't throw a touchdown, but he also avoided interceptions...
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Adrian Peterson's comeback from reconstructive surgery on his left knee is the latest example of what makes him Minnesota's one-of-a-kind running back.
Peterson says he hopes his recovery inspires ''a lot of people'' to keep a positive attitude toward the injury. He says he believed if he remained committed to working hard in his rehabilitation program that...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Russ Paine had never met anyone like Adrian Peterson.
Paine has done decades of work with professional athletes, and Peterson's return to the Minnesota backfield about 8 months after reconstructive surgery on his left knee still left him amazed.
"This guy is in the top half of one percent of the human bodies in the world," said Paine,...
Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we've posted some pretty hilarious work by the folks over at Funny or Die and in this post, Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney gets our laughs.
Watch as he stars in this parody cereal commercial for "Freeny-O's"
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Andrew Luck had the type of first regular-season NFL game that many rookie quarterbacks have endured of the years; too many mistakes, too many turnovers contributing to a loss.Luck wasn't expected to be just any rookie starter though. Luck was supposed to be the sure-fire, once-in-a-generation talent that would transcend the position. He was considered the...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. For a few seconds last Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings looked like they might be close to suffering a similar fate as last year when they went 3-13 and late, blown leads were common occurences.The Jacksonville Jaguars had just taken a 23-20 lead with a 39-yard touchdown pass with 20 seconds left. But Minnesota proved this truly is a new season, coming back in the...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was a full participant in practice Wednesday, according to SBnation.com.Fantasy Spin:Peterson had no swelling or soreness Monday following his 17-carry performance less than nine months removed from major knee surgery. The Vikings running back should be started with confidence going forward.
Colts receiver Austin Collie will practice this week and could
make his first regular-season appearance Sunday against
Vikings CB Antoine Winfield was back at practice Friday after attending his brother’s funeral in Ohio, calling it “one of the toughest days of my life.”
Christian Ponder is being allowed more freedom in the offense the more familiar he gets with the offense and coordinator Bill Musgrave. Plus, Jerome Felton’s efficiency as a blocker was rewarded by extended playing time, and find out just how young the Vikings have become.