Found December 28, 2012 on 85% Sports:
With the 2012 NFL season coming down to the final 2 weeks of the season, there are some stories that continue to bear watching. The rookies: Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Andrew Luck continue their season long battle as to who will be the league’s top rookie. It’s too close to tell. If you’re a Redskins fan, most likely you will think RGIII is the top rookie and that his Heisman trophy award was not a fluke, and you could make a case for him, the same can be said for Andrew Luck who many will say he lived up to the expectations of r what was thought of him coming out of Stanford and the one that continues confound many is Russell Wilson who wasn’t even in the conversation to be the starting quarterback at the beginning of the year. (Don’t forget Seattle signed Matt Flynn to be their starter.) But the real fun has already begun with the debate of who is going to win the league’s MVP. The top 3 this season coming down the home stretch is Adrian Peterson, Peyton Manning a...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Predicting Packers at Vikings;Dickerson is still rooting against Peterson

Two weeks ago, Eric Dickerson stated his case that he does not want Adrian Peterson to break his single-season rushing yards record. On Friday he stood his ground yet again when speaking with the NFL “I do not want him to break my record,” Dickerson reiterated.” “I’m not going to tell that lie, but he’s such a great player, and I’ll say it: If a record that is meant...

Peyton Manning has a Great Support Squad in Denver

I’m sure no one is less surprised about Peyton Manning’s season than Peyton Manning is.   And I would just like to say that I couldn’t be more proud of a guy who makes millions upon millions of dollars.   He’s a true professional and frankly deserves all the credit in the world. But out in Denver more credit should be given to their cheerleading squad.  I mean that...

The Dolphin's - Tom Brady Defense

Beating the Patriots is never easy with Belichick at the helm and Brady behind center, but Brady has a weakness and the Dolphins have exploited it in prior seasons. Brady is one of the hardest... Come here for the best Miami Dolphins blog on the web. We have all of the most up to date new and opinions on the Dolphins organization for its fans.

Dickerson still doesn’t want to see Peterson break his record

Former NFL running back Eric Dickerson was a guest on the NFL Network’s NFL Total Access show and reiterated that he doesn’t want to see Vikings running back Adrian Peterson break his single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards. “I do not want him to break my record,” Dickerson said, per NFL.com. “I’m not going to tell that lie, but he’s such a great player, and I...

Five Broncos to Pro Bowl; Six Alternates

In an effort at a practical joke Jay Cutler stole Peyton Manning's helmet and replaced it with Reggie Wayne's. (AP Photo) The NFL announced their annual Pro Bowl voting results yesterday and to little surprise fan favorites Peyton Manning, Von Miller and Champ Bailey have all be voted to Hawaii. Joining them will be Ryan Clady and Elvis Dumervil. Manning has been voted to...

Minnesota Vikings: What They Need To Do To Win NFC North in 2013

A 9-6 record and a shot at the playoffs shows good signs for the future of the Minnesota Vikings, meaning hopeful improvement to win the NFC North.The dominance of running back Adrian Peterson and a mediocre defense has been the crutch of Minnesota this season, but what are some things or who are some players that can help the Vikings wear the crown of their division?Keep in mind...

New England Patriots: How They Can/Can’t Win it All

Continuing in this series, I’ve got the next team I think is the most logical choice to win the Super Bowl this season; the New England Patriots. Now I realize that if your pick before the season started to play in the Super Bowl was New England and Green Bay, well you’re not going out on a limb too far. This is why that wasn’t my original pick. But if you were asking...

Peterson leads Vikings' Pro Bowl contingent

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson's spot in the Pro Bowl was never in doubt, just another footnote in his remarkable recovery from knee surgery. Wednesday, three of Peterson's teammates discovered they would be joining him. The NFL announced the initial rosters for the Pro Bowl to be played in Honolulu on Jan. 17, 2013 and the Minnesota Vikings had four players selected...

Peyton, Peterson, RG3 make Pro Bowl

Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl. Also selected Wednesday to the NFL's all-star game was Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. Manning missed all of the 2011 season with neck and back problems that required several operations. He then signed with Denver as a free agent and has led the Broncos on a 10-game winning...

Peterson, Allen and Winfield miss practice

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings went back to work Wednesday, preparing for Sunday's win-and-in playoff scenario against the Green Bay Packers in the regular-season finale, but were without running back Adrian Peterson, defensive end Jared Allen and cornerback Antoine Winfield. Peterson, who is 102 yards away from being just the seventh player in NFL history to rush...

Film Review: Jags' pressure, coverage vs. Patriots

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have steamrolled through another regular season, appearing near-perfect at times as the team has coasted to a fourth consecutive AFC East title.But New England isn't without flaws, and that showed this past week, as it needed all 60 minutes to beat the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars by a 23-16 margin.The should-be overmatched Jaguars kept it...

Behind Enemy Lines: Going Inside the Vikings

Viking Update's Tim Yotter provides his perspective on the Minnesota Vikings as we look forward to a huge game on Sunday. Are the Vikings a more complete team than advertised? When was Adrian Peterson "back" from his injury? And how have the Vikings gone from three wins to nine?

Tebow could return to Denver with Jags in ’13

Earlier today, the Broncos‘ 2013 opponents were announced by the team’s official website. Among Denver’s home opponents are the Jacksonville Jaguars, which is significant considering that Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow is expected to land in Florida this offseason. Tebow was traded out of Denver when the team brought in veteran Peyton Manning during the 2012 offseason...

Week 17 AFC East game picks: Dolphins at Patriots

Lead writer Nick St. Denis and AFC East Daily contributors Dan Begnoche and Sean Donovan pick the Miami Dolphins' AFC East bout at the New England Patriots. Nick's take: The Dolphins have a way of giving the Patriots fits no matter what the current state of either team is. Miami made some big-time mistakes when the teams met earlier this season, yet it still was in the game...
NFL 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.