1. Minnesota Vikings Draft Picks a Mixed Bag on Paper

    We’ve had a week now to absorb the draft. As far as the Vikings go I can’t say that I was terribly impressed...

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  2. Hock's Take: Top Five Stories Thus Far in the Vikings' Off-Season

    1. LaDainian Tomlinson Doesn’t Sign Tomlinson left Minnesota without a deal, and is off to visit the Jets. I still think that he’ll sign with the Vikings after testing the market...

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  3. Hock's Take: LaDainian Tomlinson and Brian Wesbrook Add Mystery to the Offseason

    The offseason has barely started, but already there’s some excitement brewing with two of the NFL’s longest tenured running backs being cut loose from their respective teams...

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  4. Hock's Take: Vikings Mailbag

    We're in that lull between the Super Bowl and the Combine, and there's not really that much to talk about in terms of football that isn't idle speculation...

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  5. 2010 NFL Draft: A Case for Tim Tebow on the Minnesota Vikings

    Most Minnesota Vikings' observers, myself included as I noted last week, agree that the team needs to focus on fixing a few key defensive issues in April’s NFL Draft...

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  6. Hock's Take: The Vikings Should Be Looking Ahead

    It’s a rough loss that will sting for months, but now, at least, the Minnesota Vikings and the fans have time to reflect on a well-played season and a promising future...

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  7. Five Keys for the Minnesota Vikings Offense Against the New Orleans Saints

    Last week, I took a look at what the Minnesota Vikings had to do to stop the red hot Dallas Cowboys offense and, for the most part, they did...

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  8. Hock's Take: Five Keys for the Vikings Defense Against the Cowboys

    The Cowboys enter the Metrodome (oh, I’m sorry, “Mall of America Field at the Metrodome”) as the hottest team in the NFC, looking for all the world like they will be able to put the Vikings away...

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  9. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings For Week 17

    Playoff Power Rankings, plus New Year’s Resolutions for the teams on the outside looking in. 1. Indianapolis Colts Last Week: 1 They’re still the team to beat, but it’s interesting ...

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  10. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings Week 17

    1. Indianapolis Colts Last Week: 1 Oh no! They lost a meaningless game! How ever will Peyton Manning recover from that humiliation in time for the Playoffs?! 2...

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  11. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings Week 16

    It’s a holiday tradition for the Hock Show, and now I bring it to you. This week’s NFL Power Rankings presented to you (very, very loosely) in verse: 1...

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  12. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings for Week 14

    1. New Orleans Saints Last Week: 1 The Saints, like the Patriots during their 18-1 run, are looking more and more beatable as they head down the stretch. I wonder if Sean Payton has the chops to pull this off...

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  13. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings for Week 13

    1. New Orleans Saints Last Week: 1 The Saints were exposed a bit by Washington, but luck is on their side. So long as Drew Brees stays healthy, they're the team to beat. 2...

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  14. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings For Week 11

    1. New Orleans Saints Last Week: 1 No questions about it now, this team is 100 percent for real. Well, one question, can they keep it up through the playoffs? 2...

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  15. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings For Week 12

    1. New Orleans Saints Last Week: 1 Are Thankful For: A cushy first-half schedule that has basically put them in the playoffs already. 2...

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  16. 10 Greatest Moments in Minnesota Vikings History

    Since their inception in 1961, the Vikings have been part of some classic games and rivalries. Between the meteoric rise of the Purple People Eaters in the 60s and 70s to the historic 1998 Vikings ...

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  17. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings For Week 9

    1. New Orleans Saints Last Week: 1 Little bit of a scare there against the Rams. But seriously, it was just the Rams, was there ever a doubt? 2...

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  18. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings for Week 8

    1. New Orleans Saints Last Week: 1 Their win this week was more about Carolina’s stubborn determination to lose the game than about the Saints winning. But they’re still the best team in the NFL...

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  19. The Seven Good (and One Bad) of The Vikings After The Bye

    The Minnesota Vikings are 7-1, and after this weekend’s results, they’re clearly in the driver’s seat in the NFC North...

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  20. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings Week 9

    1. New Orleans Saints Last Week: 1 The Falcons put up a fight, but this Saints team is just too much to overcome at this point. Even when they’re playing bad, they’re still elite...

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  21. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings for Week 8

    1. New Orleans Saints Last Week: 1 Was that Reggie Bush actually being effective? Drew Brees rushing for touchdowns? The Saints aren’t unbeatable, but they’re easily the top team in the NFL...

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  22. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings for Week 6

    1. New Orleans Saints Last Week: 2 The Saints put on a show on Sunday, making the Giants look silly and making themselves the favorites in the NFC in the process. Of course, whether or not Brees and company can keep this up is another thing...

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  23. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings for Week Five

    1. New York Giants Last Week: 1 Still the best team in the NFL, though their biggest test comes next week when they play… 2. New Orleans Saints Last Week: 2 The Saints will be well rested and healthy coming out of the bye...

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  24. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings for Week Four

    1. New York GiantsLast Week: 1It’d suck to lose Eli Manning to a non-impact injury, but I think he’ll play through the pain. Steve Smith is turning into the most underrated wide receiver since Steve Smith...

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  25. Hock's Take: NFL Power Rankings For Week Three

    1. New York GiantsLast Week: 1They had the game so well in hand that David Carr played. Let me reiterate that. David Carr took snaps this week. That’s a team that’s riding high...

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