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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago
Behind Enemy Lines: free agent duds, Glennon at QB and more with beat writer Greg Auman

Behind Enemy Lines: free agent duds, Glennon at QB and more with beat writer Greg Auman

With a new week brings another edition of “Behind Enemy Lines.” For the Vikings’ Week 8 road trip against the Bucs, we spoke to beat writer Greg Auman, who covers the team for the Tampa Bay Times. Here are five questions we asked Auman about Sunday’s game. 1. The Bucs spent so much money in free agency but have just one win. What hasn’t gone right? GA: Those free agents are a good start to what hasn’t gone right. Michael Johnson hasn’t gotten pressure at defensive end, Anthony Collins hasn’t been the reliable answer they needed him to be at left tackle. Evan Dietrich-Smith and...
Nick Fairley wants to sign long-term deal with Detroit Lions, not thinking about free agency

Nick Fairley wants to sign long-term deal with Detroit Lions, not thinking about free agency

This is the final year of Nick Fairley's deal, and there are red flags to consider before awarding him a long-term contract. Fairley wants to make his intentions known: If he has his way, he'll sign a long-term deal to remain with Detroit.

Shane Vereen Among 6 Patriots Listed As Questionable Vs. Chicago Bears

The Patriots' running backs are dropping like flies. First, they lost running back Stevan Ridley (knee) for the season, and now, running back Shane Vereen (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
Times-Picayune 1 hour ago

New Orleans Saints know Sunday night vs. Packers is 'a big one'

Technically, Sunday night's matchup against the Green Bay Packers (5-2) is not a "must-win" game for the New Orleans Saints (2-4). In terms of making the playoffs, next Thursday's game against the Carolina Panthers (3-3-1) means more. But in terms of...
The Falcoholic 9 hours ago

Five Falcons-Lions Questions With Pride of Detroit

The questions and answers that matter for the matchup between the Falcons and Lions. We had the opportunity to ask five questions of Sean Yuille, head honcho at SB Nation's Lions blog, Pride of Detroit. They follow. Dave Choate: Matthews Stafford has had a relatively quiet season thus far. How much of that is due to Calvin Johnson, the offensive line and Stafford himself, and how much might be due to play calling? Sean Yuille: I tend to think all of those things are equally contributing to the Lions' struggles on offense. Stafford hasn't played very well this season, but a lot things have...
Daily Norseman 2 hours ago
Norse Code Podcast Episode #53: Kyle Rants Too Long, Tampa Bay Preview With BucsBrief

Norse Code Podcast Episode #53: Kyle Rants Too Long, Tampa Bay Preview With BucsBrief

Kyle rants way too long about how much he hates the Buccaneers, and we bring in a Bucs expert to preview the Buccaneers. *****Download Link Here***** Episode Notes: Here are those statistical power rankings and efficiency metrics I'd been working with This is the episode I recorded with Feesh on his podcast to preview the Vikings-Bucs game on his podcast. Here's the FA target piece I mentioned as well, so we can go over FA options at OT, OG, etc. Here's Darren Page breaking down Anthony Barr excellently. We've switched RSS feeds, which meant a temporary RSS outage for iTunes. It...

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Chicago Sun-Times 1 hour ago

Brandon Marshall says he’s using frustration as ‘fuel’

Receiver Brandon Marshall’s locker-room rant after the Bears’ loss Sunday to the Miami Dolphins wasn’t just the emotion of the moment. It still lingers. And that’s just how he wants it. ‘‘It’s fuel,’’ Marshall said Friday. ‘‘You’ve got to take that frustration and use it as fuel. I’m going to be frustrated until we run a few [victories] in a row. That’s the good thing about playing in professional sports: You can let the negative stuff...

At safety, Packers coaches confident with or without Morgan Burnett

Green Bay The last time the Green Bay Packers were without Morgan Burnett, it wasnt pretty. At San Francisco, Colin Kaepernick shredded the secondary for 412 yards and three touchdowns.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 4 hours ago

Vikings: Blair Walsh's improved conditioning showing up in kicking stats

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh is lighter, healthier and eagerly pushing the outer limits of his range during a redemptive 2014 season.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 5 hours ago

Vikings: With Josh Robinson hurting, Jabari Price ready to go

Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson is optimistic about playing Sunday at Tampa Bay. But coach Mike Zimmer is taking a more cautious approach.
Rapidly developing Detroit Lions WR Corey Fuller just scratching the surface according to coach Jim Caldwell

Rapidly developing Detroit Lions WR Corey Fuller just scratching the surface according to coach Jim Caldwell

After spending his rookie season on the practice squad and being held to one reception in his first four games this year, Fuller has hauled in eight passes the past three contests, including the game-winner against the Saints.
LaAdrian Waddle doesn't blame Detroit Lions for leaving him on field after concussion

LaAdrian Waddle doesn't blame Detroit Lions for leaving him on field after concussion

LaAdrian Waddle doesn't fault the Detroit Lions for putting him back on the field with a brain injury.

Cornerback Josh Robinson in doubt for Sunday's game after missing Vikings practice

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Josh Robinson, who hurt his ankle in practice Thursday, did not practice Friday. That puts his status for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay in doubt. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is expected to address Robinson's status later in the day. Safety Antone Exum returned to practice Friday after sitting out Thursday with an ankle issue. And tight end Kyle Rudolph did some work on the side for the first time since suffering a groin injury Sept. 21 at New Orleans. Rudolph is recovering from groin surgery. He's expected to return next month, perhaps for the Nov. 16...

Packers injuries: D. Jones out, Burnett questionable, Shields doubtful,

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Even with Burnett questionable, Packers like safety depth

 Photo/ Safety Morgan Burnett is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game at New Orleans. GREEN BAY – If they are indeed without Morgan Burnett – and with the veteran starting safety listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game at New Orleans with a calf injury, that’s a very real possibility – the Green Bay Packers are better prepared to absorb such an absence than they were a year ago when Burnett was sidelined by a hamstring injury early in the season.Although coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week that Burnett is having his best season, the Packers may be able...

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