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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.

12/09/2014

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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.

12/09/2014

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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.

12/09/2014

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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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Tale Of The Tape: Cincinnati Bengals At Cleveland Browns

The Andy Dalton show shuffles on, and the Bengals don’t know what they are going to get from their quarterback from one week to the next.

12/09/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: Houston Texans At Indianapolis Colts

Ryan Fitzpatrick was replaced by Ryan Mallett earlier in the year, but an injury to Mallet has given Fitzpatrick another opportunity, and he is making the most of it.

12/09/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: Arizona Cardinals At St. Louis Rams

Despite the optimism shown by head coach Bruce Arians that the Cardinals were capable of winning the Super Bowl with Drew Stanton at quarterback, there has been little evidence that they are truly capable of making that kind of run with their backup quarterback.

12/09/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Set To Battle The Lions With Slim Playoff Hopes Alive

The Minnesota Vikings play two of their last three games on the road, beginning with the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. The Vikings lost to the Lions at TCF Bank Stadium in Week 6, 17-3. The Lions did not have most of their offensive weapons on the field or at 100 percent. The Vikings remain in the playoff picture, but need to win-out and get some help.

12/09/2014

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Team Grades: Audible Saves Vikings From Potential Bad Loss

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the New York Jets 30-24 on an 87-yard touchdown catch by Jarius Wright in overtime Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings scored a touchdown on the first and last play of the game. The Vikings offense was slightly better than average, while the defense was slightly below average. Teddy Bridgewater saved the Vikings in the game and may be the franchise quarterback they have sought now for some time.

12/08/2014

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Injury Report: McKinnon Out, Barr And Price Doubtful For The Vikings Against The Jets

The Minnesota Vikings may be without three rookies for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Running back Jerick McKinnon has been ruled out for the second consecutive week and linebacker Anthony Barr and cornerback Jabari Price are listed as doubtful. The Vikings have seven players listed on their injury report and the Jets have nine listed on theirs.

12/05/2014

29. New York Jets (1-6)

Harvin, Decker Returns Highlight Jets-Vikings Game

Percy Harvin isn’t the only New York Jets wide receiver whose trip to Minnesota this weekend will be special. Eric Decker hasn’t been back in almost two years. “Friends, family, everybody’s coming to the game. It’s always fun to go somewhere where you know a lot of people and haven’t been for a while,” Decker said. “So it will be an exciting time for me.”

12/05/2014

23. Minnesota Vikings (5-7)

WCCO This Morning NFL Picks: Week 14

It’s Week 14 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.

12/04/2014

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Vikings’ Brian Robison Chops Hair For Charity

innesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison got his hair cut, for a good cause. Robison showed off his newly-shorn look before practice Wednesday, two days after getting a chop for charity. He donated his hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides wigs to children with long-term hair loss from any type of medical diagnosis.

12/03/2014

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CBS Sports Steve Tasker Talks Baltimore Ravens Vs. Miami Dolphins

The AFC is a very tight race as the season begins to round to a close and numerous teams are still fighting for a playoff spot. CBS Sports and former special teams ace Steve Tasker spoke on the match-up between the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins on “Thursday Night Football.”

12/03/2014

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Patterson Slipping On The Vikings’ Depth Chart

Cordarrelle Patterson had limited playing time in Sunday’s winning over the Carolina Panthers. The second-year receiver failed to catch the one ball thrown his way and his he was on the field for just three plays on offense. Charles Johnson, who was claimed just before the season started from the Cleveland Browns, had the most playing time of any receiver on Sunday. On the other side of the ball, Xavier Rhodes is becoming one of the league’s best cornerbacks.

12/03/2014

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Puppy Bowl XI Starting Lineup

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!

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 19: (2nd L) Team owner Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers and V. Stiviano watch the San Antonio Spurs play against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 19, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.

2014 In Review: Top National Sports Stories

Check out the top national sports stories from 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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Puppy Bowl X

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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