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Minnesotan To Meet: Darrell Thompson Of Bolder Options

Darrell Thompson is the executive director for Bolder Options. It’s an organization that lines kids up with adult mentors that also includes sports. It’s what makes Thompson this week’s Minnesotan to Meet.

02/03/2015

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions

Vikings’ Teddy Bridgewater Named NFL Rookie Of The Year

It may not have been the season Vikings fans were looking, for but there is reason for hope and optimism. Especially when looking at the quarterback position. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been named the 2014 Rookie of the Year!

01/31/2015

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball as he is hit by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix #21 of the Green Bay Packers in the first half during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Is This The Only Thing That Can Stop “Beast Mode?”

On the field “Beast Mode” roams free without any natural predators, but off of the gridiron Lynch and his “Beast Mode” nickname are preparing for a legal battle that they might not be able shake off.

01/30/2015

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Five NFL Sponsorship Deals That May Surprise You

It isn’t much of a secret anymore that the NFL is the most business savvy of any of the major professional sports leagues in America.

01/29/2015

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Patriots Team Grades: New England Puts On Super Bowl-Worthy Performance Against Colts

The Patriots made it look easy in advancing to their sixth Super Bowl of the Belichick/Brady era.

01/19/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-19-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee.

Packers fans still in shock over the NFC Title Game….hear Mike Max discuss it by clicking the link above.

01/19/2015

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CBS, NFL Network To Broadcast 8 Thursday Night Games In 2015

The NFL announced Sunday that the NFL Network will partner with CBS to broadcast at least eight games for Thursday Night Football during the 2015 season.

01/18/2015

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Dubnyk Stops 25 Shots As Wild Beat Coyotes 3-1

Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 shots against his former team, and Jason Zucker and Zach Parise both scored their 16th goal of the season to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Saturday night. Charlie Coyle also scored for the Wild (20-19-5), who won their second straight after dropping seven of eight.

01/17/2015

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Report: Off-Duty Officers Allowed To Carry Guns At TCF Bank Stadium

Off-duty police officers will now be allowed to carry handguns at Vikings games at TCF Bank Stadium. Reports state a judge made the ruling after the Minneapolis Police Union and Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association sued last year.

01/17/2015

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NFL Asks Court To Toss NFLPA’s Lawsuit For Peterson

The NFL has asked a federal court to reject the petition by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Adrian Peterson to have the star running back’s suspension overturned. Attorneys for the league, in filings Friday, wrote that U.S. labor law should prevent the court from handling a dispute already ruled on by the arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal.

01/16/2015

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Injury Report: Colts Ready For Patriots Rematch In AFC Championship Game

The Indianapolis Colts remain healthy heading into Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough. Vontae Davis and Greg Toler expected to play.

01/16/2015

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Green Bay Packers Inury Report: Rodgers, Lacy Probable For NFC Title Game

The Green Bay Packers listed both their starting quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) and running back (Eddie Lacy) on the injury report as limited participants in Thursday’s practice. The team estimated that the two players would have been limited on Friday as well and gave both a probable chance to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in the NFC championship game. The Packers list four players on their injury report and the Seahawks list seven (two not injury related) on theirs.

01/16/2015

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Keys To Colts Winning AFC Championship Over Patriots

After knocking out the Denver Broncos, 24-13, last weekend, the Indianapolis Colts need to focus on key areas to defeat the New England Patriots on Sunday in Foxborough.

01/14/2015

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Packers Ready For Rematch In Seattle

The Green Bay Packers played the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 as the first game of the season. This week, the Packers will look to avenge their 36-16 loss in the opener. Both teams are different teams than in that first meeting, but Bovada sees the Seahawks as 7.5 point favorites at home.

01/14/2015

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Patriots Shouldn’t Underestimate Improved Colts

New England head coach Bill Belichick warns that Indianapolis is now a much better team than a few weeks ago.

01/14/2015

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Patriots Opponent Profile: Luck Gets Another Shot At Brady

Andrew Luck will need to break a winless streak against Tom Brady to earn his first Super Bowl appearance.

01/13/2015

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2014 Cowboys Exceed All Expectations

The Dallas Cowboys opened the season with few expectations but finished in the playoffs and were one bad call away from moving on to the NFC Championship. Here is a look at the Cowboys 2014 NFL season.

01/13/2015

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Denver Broncos Fall Short Of Super Bowl Once Again

The Denver Broncos are one-and-done in the playoffs for the second time in three years. While it was a mostly successful season, the franchise missed out on their efforts to bring a third Vince Lombardi Trophy back to Dove Valley, prompting all kinds of questions in Broncos Country.

01/13/2015

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Cowboys Team Grades: Cowboys Season Ends with Controversy, Poor Tackling

While the NFC wild card game ended in controversy with a bad no-call, the Dallas Cowboys season ended the same way with a controversial referee decision. However, bad tackling was really the reason for the loss. Here is a look at the Cowboys team grades.

01/12/2015

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Packers Rally To Beat Cowboys 26-21

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.

01/11/2015

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Patriots Team Grades: Big Plays Overcome Shortcomings In Win Over Ravens

A resilient New England team did what was necessary to beat Baltimore.

01/11/2015

Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers

Good Questions: Flat Tires, Gov. Swearing In, & NFL Fines

Every Friday, we like to answer some of the emails you’ve send to us throughout the week. This week, you wanted to know about NFL fines, flat tires why does the Governor have to be sworn in again?

01/09/2015

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Cowboys Injury Report: Dallas Heads Into Green Bay for Divisional Playoffs

The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers head into the NFC divisional playoffs with distinct injuries. The Packers are playing with a hurt quarterback and the Cowboys head in a banged up defense. Here is the Cowboys vs. Packers injury report.

01/09/2015

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Injury Report: Denver Broncos Almost Fully Healthy Following Bye Week Rest

In the playoffs, it’s important for a team to have all their playmakers. That’s why earning a first-round bye, like the Denver Broncos did, can set a squad up for success.

01/09/2015

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Injury Report: Colts Healthy For Playoff Game Against Broncos

The Indianapolis Colts face off against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional round with a healthy roster at just the right time.

01/09/2015

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