Found September 10, 2012 on
Pro Football Zone:
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield did something that not many of us could probably do. He played in last Sunday’s opener against the Jaguars just days after his brother was murdered in Ohio.
“Last Wednesday, Antoine Winfield’s brother was shot and killed in Akron, Ohio, according to two team sources. Anthony Travis, 30, was shot by an unknown person while standing outside a vehicle, according to police reports. He was hit with multiple gunshots and was pronounced dead at 12:29 a.m. Nobody has been arrested and Akron police are investigating it as a homicide,” wrote Scout.com.
Our prayers certainly go out to Winfield and his family at this time, I can’t imagine going through something so tragic.
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Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield played Sunday’s game with a heavy heart, thinking of his brother that was murdered late Wednesday night. Winfield talked about football and teammates that helped offer a brief respite.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Blair Walsh, the rookie kicker with his locker tucked into a corner of the Minnesota Vikings' locker room at the Metrodome, was enjoying the celebration of Sunday's overtime victory when team owner Zygi Wilf approached.
Walsh had just propelled Minnesota to a 26-23 overtime win against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the season-opener by hitting two clutch...
Vikings rookie kicker Blair Walsh has garnered honors for his performance in Sunday's overtime victory over Jacksonville.
Walsh was named the NFCs Special Teams Player of the Week after going a perfect 4-4 on field goals, including a 55-yarder to send the game into overtime, where he kicked a 38-yard field goal that turned out to be the game winner.
Walsh is the first rookie...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder said he never felt as if Sunday's game was out of reach, even after the Minnesota Vikings had allowed the Jacksonville Jaguars to take a 23-20 lead with 27 seconds left.
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That’s right folks, as gross as it may sound, you can now own some of Brett Favre’s alleged pubic hair. Someone posted the following ad to the Minneapolis Craigslist offering the retired QB’s short, dark and curlies for the low, low price of $200, or best offer.
I’m thinking the best offer this guy is gonna get—Favre’s pubes or not—is going to be about $0, plus or...
The Vikings offense and defense both struggled for much of the first half Sunday before turning it around. So, what happened? The players and Leslie Frazier explain. Plus, the Vikings were feeling good to escape with a win after last season’s debacles, the backs were back, and Letroy Guion talked about his penalty.
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Rookie kicker Blair Walsh performed perfectly under pressure situations Sunday, earning an NFL first and then Zygi Wilf’s tie.
Rookie Blair Walsh kicked four field goals, including a 55-yarder as regulation time expired and another one in overtime, and Adrian Peterson returned from a left knee injury to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 26-23 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Peterson ran 17 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings, who led for most of the second half until Blaine...
The Vikings did what most expected, making Adrian Peterson active
for Sundayâs regular-season opener, a little more
than eight months after surgery to repair the ACL and MCL in his
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rookie Blair Walsh kicked four field goals, including a 55-yarder as regulation time expired and another one in overtime, and Adrian Peterson returned from a left knee injury to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 26-23 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Peterson ran 17 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings, who led for most of the second...
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