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Vikings Meet With Bird Advocates, 3M, On Bird-Safe Glass

The new Vikings stadium has 200,000 square feet of glass as part of its iconic design. Glass fabrication is well under way, with installation beginning in February. But officials overseeing construction of the billion-dollar facility met last week with bird advocates and the Vikings at 3M headquarters in Maplewood, telling lawmakers they asked the company if it could develop a new 3M adhesive film to cover the glass.

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NFL Owners Approve New Personal Conduct Policy

NFL owners unanimously approved changes to the league personal conduct policy Wednesday, but Commissioner Roger Goodell will retain authority to rule on appeals.

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CBS Sports Dan Fouts Talks Cardinals Vs. Rams On Thursday Night Football

The St. Louis Rams aren’t necessarily out of the playoff race, but one more loss could get them to that point. The Arizona Cardinals have struggled a little since Carson Palmer went down with a season-ending injury. Now, the two NFC West teams are going to battle it out on “Thursday Night Football” and CBS Sports’ Dan Fouts talked about how important the game is for both.

12/10/2014

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Vikings Want To Use Running Backs Differently The Rest Of The Season

The Minnesota Vikings enter the final three games of the season with two running backs that did not start the season on the active roster. Head coach Mike Zimmer would like to see more of what Joe Banyard and Ben Tate can bring the offense after the two combined for four carries in Sunday’s win over the New York Jets. Also, after 97 scoreless NFL games, Jerome Felton scored his first career NFL touchdown.

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Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At Chicago Bears

It can’t get any worse for the Saints, can it? They absorbed a 41-10 beating at home from the Panthers, yet they remain tied with the Falcons for first place in the woeful NFC South with a 5-8 record.

12/09/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: Dallas Cowboys At Philadelphia Eagles

Tony Romo will have quite a bit on his plate as his team plays for a share of first place in the NFC East.

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Tale Of The Tape: Minnesota Vikings At Detroit Lions

The Vikings are not a top-level team by any stretch, but they are playing hard for rookie head coach Mike Zimmer and showing improvement.

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Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers At Seattle Seahawks

The 49ers appear to be in a rapid decline after losing at home to the Seahawks and inexplicably finding a way to drop a game at the hands of the Oakland Raiders.

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Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At Tennessee Titans

After throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown on the first play of the game, beleaguered Geno Smith actually played one of his best games as he completed 18-of-29 passes for 254 yards with a touchdown.

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Tale Of The Tape: Denver Broncos At San Diego Chargers

Stop the presses! Peyton Manning’s streak of 51 straight games with a TD pass came to an end in the Broncos’ 24-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 14.

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Tale Of The Tape: Oakland Raiders At Kansas City Chiefs

The Raiders pulled off one of the most shocking upsets of the season when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers at home last week.

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Tale Of The Tape: Miami Dolphins At New England Patriots

After being pushed to the brink by the lowly Jets and losing at home to the Ravens, the Dolphins may be facing a difficult lesson when they go to New England to take on the high-powered Patriots.

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Tale Of The Tape: Washington Redskins At New York Giants

After getting blanked by the Rams 24-0 at home, there’s little doubt that the Redskins are a team in disarray as they head towards the completion of the 2014 season.

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Tale Of The Tape: Jacksonville Jaguars At Baltimore Ravens

The Jaguars would appear to be in over their heads as they go on the road to take on a tough Baltimore team that comes into the game with momentum following their Week 14 come-from-behind road victory over Miami.

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Tale Of The Tape: Pittsburgh Steelers At Atlanta Falcons

Ben Roethlisberger has had one of his better statistical seasons, and there’s no reason he can’t build on that against the Falcons’ weak secondary.

12/09/2014

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Minnesota’s Super Bowl 2018 Bid

Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl after a vote by owners on Tuesday rewarded the city for getting a new stadium deal.

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Vikings Draft Picks 2014

The Vikings drafted UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr at No. 9, then traded back into the first round with Seattle at No. 32 to get Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

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For the tenth year in a row, Animal Planet is offering the single greatest example of counter-programming of all time. That’s right, the Puppy Bowl is back once again. Click here for more information and check out the starting lineup.

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