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The Minnesota Vikings are one of this year's biggest surprises. Leslie Frazier failed to help the team in his first year as a true head coach, going only 3-13, down from the previous year's 6-10. They now somehow are 3-1 and tied for the lead in their division, having beaten last year's two biggest surprises on the way.Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans, who had so much hope going into this year, have been downright ineffective. Chris Johnson, formerly known as CJ2K, has looked more like last year's model than the Johnson we saw two or three years ago (and he very nearly became CJNoK last year). Now their quarterback of the future is down for at least a few weeks, and they have to rely on an aging Matt Hasselbeck.Hasselbeck just isn't very mobile anymore - I probably won't be mobile by NFL standards either when I hit 37. Last week the Vikings registered five sacks on Matt Stafford, all of them from their defensive line. Part of this year's surprise is a resu...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings went on the road last week and won a game against the Detroit Lions, ending their NFC North losing streak without scoring an offensive touchdown.Improved special teams units, exemplified last week with two return touchdowns and five touchbacks, have played a big role in Minnesota's surprising 3-1 start. With a rookie kicker who has met...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Two seasons ago, a meeting between Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson, two of the NFL's premier running backs, would have been a highlight on the NFL's weekly schedule.
Sunday's game, with Johnson's Tennessee Titans visiting Peterson's Minnesota Vikings, would have been billed as a matchup involving perhaps the game's biggest breakaway...
It it officially time for the league to take notice of the Vikings. After back-to-back wins over powerhouse teams in San Fran and Detroit, Minnesota is not only a surprise of the first quarter of the season – but they might actually have the weapons needed to contend and compete for the duration of the season.
Coming into the season, there were questions aplenty...
QB Joe Webb’s Vikings career has run the gamut, but he remains committed to dutifully serving his role as the backup. He talked about how he helps Christian Ponder, the past as a receiver and where that Blazer package has been.
The Titans’ defense, through four games, has been nothing short of horrible, ranking last or near last in the major statistical categories — points allowed, total yards allowed, passing yards, and rushing yards. Statistics aside, they can’t seem to defend the middle of the field on a consistent basis, drawing the ire of coordinator Jerry Gray.
Heading into their Week 5 matchup...
Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray wants a more physical defense, regardless of the implications, according to a Tennessean report. Gray told the paper that he's tired of seeing wide receivers run over his team's secondary, and wants his guys playing with reckless abandon, even if it could lead to a fine or an injured opponent. "If you are worrying...
The NFL made it perfectly clear how they will respond to any players or coaches who place an emphasis on trying to go out of their way to injure opposing players or who condone that sort of bounty mentality. Just ask the New Orleans Saints. They would now like to make it equally as clear that they will investigate any comment they feel could be construed as any sort of poor motivation...
Game Five?! How the hell did this happen already? We're on the fifth game of the season? And the Vikings have a winning record?! That's what really freaks me out. Even if they lose this game they'll still have a winning record! We have so many wins losses don't even matter!! We're so good. ... That's not entirely true, but it should convey my overall...
It's time for a new parlor game here at Total Titans, namely "what the heck is going on when the Tennessee Titans give up a passing touchdown." Since we're all about the synergistic gain here at Total Titans, I'll be doing this in a series of photos highlighting Michael Griffin in a takeoff of the "Where's Waldo" series of books, thus...
The following fantasy football e-mail chain between Ryan Fowler and Joel Beall took place on October 1 - October 4, 2012. The topic featured was not discussed in advance.
On the Fantasy Pedestal: Chris Johnson
From: Joel Beall
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 1:59 PM
To: 'Ryan Fowler'
Subject: Pedestal Week 5
Though three games is a relatively small sample to extrapolate...
It is officially week five of the fantasy football season and in this article we are once again focusing on the rankings for this week. These rankings will help you determine which running backs you should play and sit this week and are based off standard scoring with a point per reception.
It has kind of been an up and down season for running backs thus far, with some big...
Mike Munchak names Matt Hasselbeck the Titans starting quarterback.