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Injury Report: Vikings Running Backs Are Getting Banged Up

The Minnesota Vikings are thin on healthy running backs with Matt Asiata out and Jerick McKinnon banged up. McKinnon is expected to play with a lower back issue, but the team claimed Ben Tate off waivers as insurance. Sharrif Floyd’s status is the biggest question mark of any injury on the team. He banged knees with a teammate and was held out of practice because of it. The Vikings list 13 players on their injury report and the Green Bay Packers list eight on theirs.

11/21/2014

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Peterson Says ‘Fresh Start’ Might Be Best

Adrian Peterson says he realizes moving on from the Minnesota Vikings might be best for both him and the team. In an interview published Thursday by USA Today, Peterson said he believes the coaches and players on the team are fully behind him but that feelings in the organization toward him are mixed after he was charged with felony child abuse in Texas for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. He pleaded no contest Nov. 4 to misdemeanor reckless assault.

11/20/2014

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Vikings Claim Running Back Ben Tate Off Waivers

The Minnesota Vikings have claimed running back Ben Tate off waivers from the Cleveland Browns. Tate was signed Wednesday, when running backs Matt Asiata (concussion) and Jerick McKinnon (lower back injury) both were held out of practice. The move also came the day after the NFL announced a suspension of running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of the season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

11/19/2014

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NFL Sends Domestic Violence Video To Schools

The NFL sent a 17-minute video Wednesday to high school and college coaches nationwide to encourage them to be aware of and act against domestic violence and abuse.

11/19/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 02: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs the ball against the New York Jets during the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Kansas City Chiefs At Oakland Raiders

With Kansas City’s impressive win against the Seahawks on Sunday and Denver’s shocking loss to the Rams, the Chiefs (7-3) are tied for first in the AFC West. After an 0-2 start, they’ll look for their sixth straight win and eighth in their last nine games.

11/19/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-19-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A very busy HUMP DAY on the Morning News. Listen back to highlights by clicking the LINK ABOVE.

11/19/2014

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Clock Malfunction Factors Into Vikings QB Bridgewater’s Last Minute Interception

The Minnesota Vikings are not blaming the fourth quarter clock malfunctions on their 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. But, they are saying it factored into the play that denied them a chance to tie the game. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw a long pass to the end zone with plenty of time remaining in the game, but thought the clock was running out. The interception allowed the Bears to take a knee for the remainder of the game. Tight end Kyle Rudolph returned to the lineup, but he was a non-factor.

11/19/2014

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NFL: Adrian Peterson Suspended For Season Without Pay

The NFL announced Tuesday morning that Adrian Peterson will be suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season.

11/18/2014

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Vikings Fans, Former Players React To AP Suspension

Adrian Peterson will not be returning to football anytime soon, after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the Vikings running back without pay. In a letter to Peterson, Goodell said his reinstatement would be contingent on him completing a treatment and counseling program.

11/18/2014

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11-18-14 ADRIAN PETERSON SUSPENDED!

Listen to reaction to this morning’s breaking news on Adrian Peterson

11/18/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Bounce-Back Game Comes Against Red Hot Packers

The Minnesota Vikings face the red hot Green Bay Packers fresh off an embarrassing loss to the Chicago Bears. The Packers enter the matchup after posting back-to-back 50+ point games. They are one of the hottest teams in the NFL. The Packers will be heavy favorites to win the game.

11/18/2014

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Team Grades: Vikings Suffer Near Complete Failure In Chicago

The Minnesota Vikings fell into a tie for last place in the NFC North Division with a 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass to Rhett Ellison in the first quarter, but threw an interception late in the fourth to seal the loss. The best Vikings unit were the special teams, but they were so-so.

11/17/2014

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5 Worst Performances From Eli Manning

The two-time Super Bowl champion has had a lot of success as a Giant but let’s look at his five worst performances, one of them which came today against the 49ers.

11/16/2014

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Peterson: NFL’s Discipline Process Has Been Unfair

Adrian Peterson says he feels the NFL’s process of assessing his case for potential discipline has been unfair.

11/16/2014

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 7: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs up field against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on September 7, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.

League, Union In Conflict On Peterson Case

Potential discipline for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson under the NFL personal conduct policy has become more complicated and contentious.

11/15/2014

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