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The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks didn't end the first half of the season how they wanted. Both are hoping the second half starts on a positive note Sunday.
The Vikings will try to rebound from their most lopsided loss of the year and hand a third consecutive defeat to the Seahawks, who seek their best start at home since 2005.
This game features the NFL's top rushers, with Minnesota's Adrian Peterson (775 yards) having a slight lead on Seattle's Marshawn Lynch (757). Both are coming off a second straight 100-yard game but had season lows in carries - 12 for Lynch and 15 for Peterson - and their teams both lost.
The Vikings (5-3) have yet to drop back-to-back games and enter this matchup after nine days off. They got no closer than 13 points in the second half of their last game, falling 36-17 to Tampa Bay on Oct. 25 for their first home loss.
Minnesota plays five of its final eight games on the road, with two apiece against Chicago and Green Bay as well...
BEST OF MAXIM
What is this I don't even.
From the intel that I can gather, the above picture IS in fact Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, aka, Purple Jesus, apparently dressed up as the Incredible Hulk for a team Halloween party thrown Monday night.
Want to know the scariest thing about this outfit? He didn't even have to wear fake muscles!
Purple Jesus tweeted...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson is a beast on the football field, one of the best and toughest running backs in the NFL.
This week he turned himself into a beast off the field.For the Minnesota Vikings' Halloween party, Peterson dressed as the Hulk and then tweeted a picture that would make Dr. David Banner proud. And when Peterson is involved, there's no need for any...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson was in the middle of answering a reporter's question Thursday, speaking about how he'll do anything to help the Minnesota Vikings succeed.Peterson, coming off back-to-back 100-yard rushing games for the first time this season, said it doesn't matter if he has to have, "100 yards, 80 yards, 60 yards receiving, 300 yards rushing...
BC reader Ken M. sent this over without context. We’ll assume this was at a Seattle bar because the Marshawn Lynch costume outside of Washington just doesn’t play very well.
We also heard from BC reader Michael R. who wanted us to see a photo of his friend dressed as Sandusky at a party in Columbus.
Yes, it just happened that Ohio State played the Nittany Lions on Saturday night...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson sat out Friday's practice with continued soreness in his left ankle, but Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he expects his star running back to play in Sunday's game at Seattle.Peterson, who leads the league in rushing with 775 yards, rested for precautionary reasons and spent Friday rehabbing and treating the ankle, which he...
The top two running backs in the league will be on the same field Sunday. But the comparisons between Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch go far beyond this season’s yardage totals. See how similar they are and what the Vikings had to say about Lynch.
As a lifelong Seahawks fan, that question is something I have pondered over and over again. The answer I come up with is this: I just do not know, but it is something that must be figured out in order for them to make the leap from pretender to contender. To be considered a legitimate contender, it simply must happen. No team can win a Super Bowl, let alone a few playoff games...
Vikings players know they are in danger of losing their edge defending the run. The task doesn’t get easier on the road against Marshawn Lynch.
Philly Sports World Fantasy Week 9
Just when you believe someone’s dead in the water they play a strong game, Detroit winning over Seattle drops my record to 5-3. This weeks PSW game, Miami and the Colts two drastically improved teams from last year. You have to love defense and the Dolphins are allowing 18 points per game, ranking them fifth in the NFL.Dolphins 19-Colts 13
Vikings vs. Seahawks Gambling?
Headline: Seahawks back at Home to Face Surprising Vikings in Week 9
After two weeks on the road, the Seattle Seahawks finally return to the ultra-friendly confines of CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
They take on a Minnesota Vikings team that is 5-3 on the year, but is coming off their ugliest performance of the season thus far.
The Hawks lost two straight...
No Game Balls This Week
For the second straight week, I have the depressing task of writing What Went Wrong, instead of dishing out Seahawks Game Balls. I hate this part!
Can’t we win every week? Win Forever maybe? Evidently, not this week.
This isn’t the Worst Part!!!
That’s right, 12′s! For the first time in a long time, I’m more upset with the...