Green Bay rallied from an 11-point deficit as Aaron Rodgers threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Dallas 26-21 Sunday in an NFC divisional-round playoff.
The halftime extravaganza “Winter Magic” was so painful that the NFL decided to cough up some major bread in 1993 to bring in Michael Jackson. Between the “Frosty the Snowman” rap and Brian Boitano being paraded around on a snowmobile, the funniest moment is perhaps this telling line in the show’s theme tune: “We’re trying with all our might.” Gloria Estefan did well, though, despite being violently out of place.
The Minnesota Vikings say they’re looking into the arrest of a rookie cornerback on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving. Jabari Price was arrested early Monday and booked into Hennepin County Jail. He was released a few hours later. The 22-year-old player has a court appearance set for Feb. 9.
The Minnesota Vikings have another reminder of a tough season: No one made the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro teams. The selections announced Friday end a mini-streak for the Vikings, which had at least one All-Pro in each of the past three seasons.
A Wausau, Wisconsin man’s beard may have something to do with the Packers’ win Sunday and overall success this season — that is, if you believe in superstition. Jeremy Wilcox says during a game early in the season, Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers noticed his beard while he was sitting in the stands. Rodgers then gave him thumbs up that he liked it.
The Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Chicago Bears for a 13-9 victory Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings finish the season with the third best record in the NFC North, despite winning just one inter-divisional game. The Vikings’ good, but not great, performances from the offense, defense and special teams units helped bring the win home.
The Minnesota Vikings have three healthy linebackers on their active roster for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. Veteran Chad Greenway, despite missing all three practices this week, could still play in the final game of the season. The Vikings have 14 players listed on the injury report and the Bears have 10 listed on theirs.
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is questionable for the season finale because of a knee injury. Greenway didn’t practice all week. Coach Mike Zimmer said he probably could have participated Friday, but the team didn’t want to risk aggravation.
Concussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago. He fears that the effects from the hits he took as a tight end for four NFL seasons, and for four years before that at the University of Minnesota, will have a significant impact on his future health. Now a singer-songwriter and in-demand speaker, Utecht wanted to ensure that his family will always remember him as a bright, clever and insightful person. What better way than through a song?
The Bears’ disastrous season comes to a conclusion at Minnesota, and it’s quite likely the Chicago organization will make significant changes in the organization shortly after this game.
The Minnesota Vikings entered Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins as a vastly improved defense from last season. However, in the loss, the team was embarrassed by the performance and head coach Mike Zimmer was still upset 24 hours later. He vowed that he will fix the unit. The Vikings face the Chicago Bears in their season finale on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium with draft positioning on the line.
The Minnesota Vikings play their last game of the season Sunday against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. The Bears are one game behind the Vikings in the NFC North Division standings and would move out of the cellar with a victory. They have lost four straight games overall and three consecutive on the road.
The Minnesota Vikings took a two touchdown lead before surrendering the lead in the second half. The Vikings fell Sunday to the Miami Dolphins 37-35 on a blocked punt safety with 41 seconds remaining in the game. The Vikings offense was good enough to win, but the defense was bad. The special teams units made one mistake that gave the Dolphins the game in regulation.
The Minnesota Vikings promising rookie Anthony Barr will see his first season in the NFL get cut short early. The first round draft pick will have a “very minor procedure” that will keep him out of the final two games. The Vikings list 12 players on their injury report while the Miami Dolphins have 13 listed on theirs.
It’s Week 16 in the NFL season. Which of our insiders will come out victorious this year? Who’s going to tank? Stay with us as we present our fearless picks.
Two teams that have nothing to gain this season, but a lot to gain for next year, will battle it out on “Thursday Night Football.” The future of the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars is quite cloudy right now, but a lot is on the line this week and CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein took time to discuss the match-up between two very young teams.
Teddy Bridgewater has learned on the fly since taking over as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback after Matt Cassel was injured in Week 3. Head coach Mike Zimmer is happy with the progress the rookie first round draft pick has made in his 10 starts. The Vikings are 0-5 in divisional games this season. They have one game left to get Zimmer’s first win against a division-rival. Linebacker Chad Greenway is one of eight finalists for the inaugural NFL’s Sportsmanship Award.
The Minnesota Vikings are not just playing Miami and playing out a season. It’s an audition for some to stay on the roster. Charles Johnson has come from nowhere to “pass” with flying colors, maybe because he thinks he should. Johnson has been working, waiting and anticipating his shot.
This game represents another chance for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to take a step forward in his development.
The Chiefs appeared to be on their way to a surprising run at midseason, but their inability to develop a consistent downfield passing game derailed the Kansas City express.
While both teams have been miserable this season, this game will have a huge influence on the outcome of the NFC South Division.
The Chargers are depending on Philip Rivers to be at his best so they can compete on the road against a team that is clearly disappointed in the way it has played this season, but one that should have enough pride to play a competitive game here.
After their loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15, the Eagles can’t afford to feel sorry for themselves against the Redskins with the season in deep stretch and homefield advantage in the playoffs a major concern.
Zach Mettenberger’s shoulder injury is a big step back for the Titans, because he appeared to have the arm strength to deliver the ball with consistency, even if he lacked escapability from the pocket.
The Minnesota Vikings travel south to play the Miami Dolphins in their last road game of the season. The Dolphins are 7-7 and still alive for a playoff spot in the AFC. They are led on offense by quarterback Ryan Tannehill and wide receivers Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry. On defense, they are led by pass rushing specialist Cameron Wake.
The U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis has one year remaining on construction, and is roughly 65 percent finished. See pictures of the progress here!
Forget the Patriots, ignore the Seahawks. The REAL competition this year is between Drew Carey, Pepper, Faulkner and the rest of the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl XI. See them all here!
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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.