The Minnesota Vikings may be on the verge of shutting down star running back Adrian Peterson. The ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s loss is not deemed too serious, but with the team mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, his health is more important. Toby Gerhart would be given the opportunity to showcase his talent over the final three games as long as Peterson is out.
The Minnesota Vikings play their second to last game ever at Mall of America Field against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have won five straight and have risen to the top of the NFC East Division. Running back LeSean McCoy and linebacker DeMeco Ryans led the Eagles offensive and defensive units.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
The Minnesota Vikings play in the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Week 9. The Cowboys lead the NFC East with 4-4 record. They are led by a prolific passing offense and opportunistic defense. The Vikings maligned secondary will have their hands full with the Cowboys.
Fans of the Oakland Raiders know the phrase “quarterback competition” almost more than any other in the English language. That is no different for the 2013 season, but Matt Flynn hopes that the competition ends his well-traveled career and ends with him.
The Minnesota Vikings are chasing six teams in the NFC playoff chase while five other teams are within two games. The Vikings need some help Sunday and it can feel a whole lot better about its postseason situation.
Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson said he has held his tongue long enough when it comes to NFL officiating.
Carson Palmer threw for 164 yards and a touchdown and the Oakland Raiders capitalized on mistakes by Minnesota in a 27-21 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson sprained his left ankle at the end the first quarter of Sunday’s 27-21 loss to Oakland, and he didn’t return.