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Fans cheer during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 36-16. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Nothing More American Than Autumn And Football

Football reduces us to our most private and primate impulses. We survive winter through the vicarious thrill we get from our favorite football teams.

09/05/2014

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AP Continues To Prove His Leadership

The Minnesota Vikings kick off their season in St. Louis on Sunday. The curiosity factor watching Norv Turner’s offense is off the charts. All of us can figure out one of his main plays: hand the ball off to Adrian Peterson.

09/04/2014

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TD On 1st Touch Again? Sure, Peterson Says.

Adrian Peterson took his first carry last season all the way for a 78-yard touchdown. He called it ahead of time, too. This year, Peterson has again predicted a score on his first run, though that came Thursday only through prompting from a reporter.

09/04/2014

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Exiled Coach Returned, MSU Gets Back To Football

The first day Todd Hoffner came back as Minnesota State’s head coach, the job he was banished from for two seasons, the team refused to take part in spring practice. If Hoffner took offense, he didn’t reveal it. The unwelcomed and unplanned sabbatical prepared him well for this type of minor setback.

09/04/2014

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Health Department To Reveal Number Of Sports-Related Concussions

While the Shakopee Sabres football team works out behind the school, trainer Christy Hager is inside the school building treating players who get bumps and bruises.

09/03/2014

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5 UMD Football Players Caught Drinking Suspended From Season Opener

Five University of Minnesota-Duluth football players are sidelined after being caught drinking at a party. Duluth police handed out at least 30 citations for underage drinking at a house party Sunday night.

09/03/2014

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Zimmer Prepares For 1st Game As Head Coach

Mike Zimmer quietly put together an impressive preseason as the new head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings went 4-0 and Zimmer says he’s been very pleased with the work habits he’s seen from his new players. But as smooth as things have gone early, Zimmer knows that none of that really matters now that the regular season is set to begin.

09/03/2014

Michael Johnson #93 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Kellen Clemens #10 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals beat the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bucs Hoping Michael Johnson Excels This Season

The Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.

09/01/2014

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Vikings Sign Ex-Gopher MarQueis Gray, As Tight End

The Minnesota Vikings have claimed tight end MarQueis Gray and offensive tackle Mike Harris off waivers. Linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth were released Sunday to make room on the roster.

08/31/2014

Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass during a driving rainstorm in the first quarter of an NFL preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at LP Field on August 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jake Locker Needs To Become A Leader for Tennessee Titans In 2014

With Chris Johnson gone, the Tennessee Titans look to redesign their offense and that all starts with quarterback Jake Locker. After an injury plagued career, Locker has to stay healthy and become a leader on and off the field if the Titans want to win.

08/31/2014

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Crocker, Coleman, Evans Among Vikings Cuts

The Minnesota Vikings have cut veteran safeties Chris Crocker and Kurt Coleman and placed Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve, leaving them thin at safety as the season opener approaches.

08/30/2014

Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by cornerback Isaiah Frey #31 of the Chicago Bears during a game at Soldier Field on December 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Second Year For Eddie Lacy Could Push Packers To NFL’s Most Balanced Offense

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a spectacular year in 2013, but improvement by Lacy and a healthy Aaron Rodgers, the Packers may just end up being the NFL’s most balanced offense in 2014.

08/30/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Aug. 29, 2014

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is winding down and the fall high schools sports reason is ramping up. Friday marked the first High School Sports Rally of the 2014-2015 high school season.

08/29/2014

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Champlin Park High School Gets A Piece Of The Metrodome

The Metrodome may be gone, but a piece of its football history lives on in another stadium. For more than 30 years, the goal of every high school football team in Minnesota was to make it to the Prep Bowl at the Metrodome.

08/29/2014

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NFL Suspends Vikings’ Simpson For 3 Games

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons. The league announced the punishment Friday, putting Simpson on the sideline until Sept. 22 when the Vikings begin practice for Week 4.

08/29/2014

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