Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 8/18/12
MINNEAPOLIS On Friday night, Audie Cole sprinted 50 yards.Audie Cole never sprints 50 yards. Never in one game. Never that fast. Audie Cole is a linebacker. That is not his job.Cole's job is to stop. It's to reverse. It's to push and to hold. In the span of a game, Cole makes hundreds of tiny movements that barely register in the fluid progression of each play. He makes mistakes that are never accounted for and plays that help without being noticed. But on Friday night, with the Vikings leading the Bills 22-14 with 3:37 remaining in the game, Audie Cole got noticed.This time, Cole did more than stop. He did more than hold. He got a good read on a Tyler Thigpen pass, caught it and ran it 20 yards into the end zone for a touchdown. And then, on the next play, he did it again, this time for 30 yards on a bad Brad Smith pass. One linebacker, two quarterbacks, and suddenly the Vikings were on their way to a 36-14 rout.Cole, the Vikings' seventh-round pick, was the 210th man selected in ...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Gostkowski is best kicker in NFL, according to peers

DeMarco Murray: Running more plays will mean more chances

Harrison Barnes unreasonably unhappy with Warriors offer

Jerry Jones defends Greg Hardy over controversial comments

Witten, Gronkowski engage in mutual admiration society

Thabo Sefolosha not guilty of nightclub incident charges


Tony Parker hopes to play 20 seasons with San Antonio Spurs

Pagano 'supremely confident' about chances vs. Pats

Nick Saban to Alabama fans: 'Don't have an arrogant attitude'

Kobe on 93rd ranking: ‘Don’t ask me about silly stuff like that’

Boomer Esiason: 49ers have ‘ruined’ Colin Kaepernick

Adrian Beltre ruled out for Game 2 of ALDS with back injury

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!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Get to know the four NL playoff teams

Are the Astros the new Royals?

‘Macarena’ used at practice to ready Rams defense for Rodgers

Harbaugh had troubled UM center move in with grandma

Blue Jays surprise nine-year-old fan who lost father to cancer

Name every QB to play in the NFL at the age of 40

Week 5 NFL power rankings

Vin Scully to miss the entire postseason

Putin celebrates birthday by scoring seven goals in hockey game

"Friday Night Lights" writer calls Chip Kelly a fraud

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker