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Robert Griffin III
St. Louis Rams
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Thanks in part to the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Rams were faced with a franchise-altering moment in March when the Washington Redskins came calling.
On the table was a lucrative trade offer from Washington, which would net St. Louis six draft picks in exchange for the No. 2 overall selection and the rights to select Heisman-winning Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. The Rams could pick Griffin, who has wowed the NFL early in his career with both his arm and his legs. Or, they could take the bounty of picks and build around their current starter, Sam Bradford.
St. Louis, who had drafted Bradford No. 1 overall two years earlier, stayed patient with Bradford and traded the pick.
"It just fell into place for us," St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher said this week. "We have a franchise quarterback back here, we certainly need picks, and we're looking forward to building our team as a result of that trade."
Minnesota (7-6), which will face t...
BEST OF MAXIM
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder has had 23 starts to prove he is the Minnesota Vikings' long-sought long-term answer as the franchise quarterback, during which he's suffered the usual inconsistencies of a young player.
Ponder, drafted 12th overall last year to end the yearly questions about who will be Minnesota's starter, has had highlights in which he's shown...
The jury is still out on QB Christian Ponder, but the Vikings are making no apologies for sticking with the running game first. Still, Ponder’s final three games are an important phase in evaluating his development.
Eric Dickerson holds the single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards set in 1984. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has 1,600 yards through 13 games, told Dickerson he should be nervous.
"I'm not nervous," Dickerson said, laughing to Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com.
Dickerson added: "I don't want him to break it," Dickerson said...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By JASON L. YOUNG Associated Press The St. Louis Rams find themselves with an opportunity to finish with a winning record for the first time since 2003 and an outside shot of making the playoffs.
If they accomplish either, Sam Bradford and the offense won't be the main reason for the success. The Rams offense is 29th in scoring and the third...
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams find themselves with an opportunity to finish with a winning record for the first time since 2003 and an outside shot of making the playoffs.
If they accomplish either, Sam Bradford and the offense won't be the main reason for the success. The Rams offense is 29th in scoring and the third-year quarterback is ranked 22nd.
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...
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...
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...
Danny Amendola caught a six-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford in the fourth quarter of the Rams and Vikings game on Sunday, but his touchdown celebration went terribly wrong. Amendola did what most folks do following a TD, he spiked the ball with great force. Unfortunately the spike bounced up and nailed an innocent old man directly in the face. Ouch!
My God, these Rams are looking more and more like Jeff Fisher’s teams from Tennessee every day. No doubt about it, the Rams victory over Buffalo was ugly. Many of Fisher’s victories over time have been ugly. However, I am so happy to see an ugly victory instead of an ugly loss.
Some of you may be expecting another exaltation of Bradford. If I thought he had great game...