1. Pass-Rushers Will Get Paid in 2016 NFL Free Agency

    Even with the top players likely to be franchise-tagged, pass-rushers still figure to take the biggest bite out of the NFL 's wealth of spending money in free agency...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 51,769 reads 71 comments

  2. NFL Free-Agent Cap Casualties Likely to Find New Homes in 2016

    The period after the Super Bowl and before the start of the new league year can be an uneasy time for some NFL veterans, but especially those with expensive and vulnerable contracts...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 26,146 reads 24 comments

  3. 2016 NFL Free Agency: Best Potential Bargain at Every Offensive Position

    When free agency opens on March 9, NFL teams will throw millions and millions of dollars at the best players in the sport. There will also be savvy-spending franchises that scour the market and find the best buys...

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  4. Best Potential Fits for Free-Agent RB Matt Forte

    Veteran running back Matt Forte will be looking for a new home once the NFL 's free-agency period opens in March. On Friday, he announced the end of his run with the Chicago Bears in an emotional Instagram post ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 months ago 174,250 reads 218 comments

  5. 2016 NFL Free Agency: Predicting This Year's Franchise Tagged Players

    NFL teams can start using the franchise tag—a designation used to retain one free agent with a guaranteed one-year deal—on Tuesday, February 16...

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  6. Every NFL Team's Toughest Contract Decision

    The offseason is here for all 32 NFL teams. That means rosters are about to start changing around the league in preparation for free agency and the NFL draft, which begin March 9 and April 28, respectively...

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  7. Unheralded Panthers WR Core Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

    The receivers of the Carolina Panthers are a no-name cast of misfits, seemingly unfit to play a leading role for the highest-scoring offense in football and a team preparing to play Super Bowl 50 as a big favorite...

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  8. How Denver Broncos Can Beat Cam, Panthers with Versatile Pass Rush

    How the Denver Broncos decide to rush Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will play a huge factor in whether the Broncos can handle the league's top scoring offense and likely NFL MVP in Super Bowl 50...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 months ago 6,995 reads 18 comments

  9. What Makes the Carolina Panthers Offense so Tough to Stop?

    A team with Ted Ginn Jr. as its No. 1 wide receiver and only tight end Greg Olsen and running back Jonathan Stewart as consistent playmakers still led the NFL in scoring and advanced ...

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  10. Minnesota Vikings Week 17 Stock Report

    The Minnesota Vikings will play for a division title and playoff seeding within the NFC playoffs when the team travels to Green Bay to take on the Packers in Week 17...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 7,892 reads 24 comments

  11. Who Is the Best Matchup for the Vikings in the First Round of the Playoffs?

    The Minnesota Vikings have clinched a playoff berth, and depending on the results in Week 17, Minnesota has the opportunity to play three different teams in the NFC Wild Card Round...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 15,478 reads 45 comments

  12. Minnesota Vikings Appear to Have the Advantage in Rematch with Packers

    It was barely over a month ago that the Green Bay Packers marched into TCF Bank Stadium and beat up on the hosting Minnesota Vikings , winning 30-13 and regaining control over the NFC North...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 17,995 reads 88 comments

  13. Healthy Defense Powers Minnesota Vikings' Blowout of Giants

    Finally healthy again on defense, in Sunday Night Football's matchup, the Minnesota Vikings blew out the New York Giants and made a powerful statement ahead of their Week 17 NFC North showdown with the Green Bay Packers ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 3,609 reads 17 comments

  14. Minnesota Vikings Week 16 Stock Report

    Thanks to a win over the Chicago Bears last Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will enter Week 16 with a chance to lock up a playoff spot with a victory against the New York Giants ...

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  15. Playoff-Clinching Scenarios for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16

    The Minnesota Vikings will likely be celebrating a playoff berth by the end of Week 16. Current clinching scenarios present three conceivable ways for Minnesota to punch its ticket ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 16,394 reads 39 comments

  16. Biggest Takeaways from Minnesota Vikings' Week 15 Win

    The Minnesota Vikings snapped a two-game losing streak and advanced to the doorstep of the postseason with a 38-17 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 10,725 reads 60 comments

  17. Teddy Bridgewater Heating Up at the Perfect Time for Minnesota Vikings

    Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater inched the Minnesota Vikings ever closer to the postseason, throwing for four touchdowns and running for another score as the Vikings secured a 38-17 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 6 months ago 13,848 reads 106 comments

  18. Minnesota Vikings Week 15 Stock Report

    The Minnesota Vikings will take on the Chicago Bears in Week 15, with an important opportunity to get one step closer to the postseason at stake...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 4,981 reads 45 comments

  19. Examining the Minnesota Vikings' Potential Playoff Scenarios

    Despite losing to the Arizona Cardinals and dropping to 8-5 in Week 14, the Minnesota Vikings are still in a prime position to make the six-team NFC playoff field. In fact, if the season ended today, the Vikings would be in as the conference's No.

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 9,914 reads 39 comments

  20. Breaking Down the Good and Bad from Minnesota Vikings Offense Against Cardinals

    The Minnesota Vikings were a field goal away from taking the Arizona Cardinals to overtime last Thursday night...

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  21. Missed Opportunities Cost Minnesota Vikings Chance at Statement Win in Arizona

    The Minnesota Vikings missed their chance to nail down a statement win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night by carelessly throwing away too many opportunities...

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  22. Minnesota Vikings' Week 14 Stock Report

    The task awaiting Minnesota Vikings in Week 14 will be easier said than done. Not only do the Vikings need to rebound from their ugliest loss of the season, but a Thursday-night ...

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  23. Highlighting the Minnesota Vikings' Biggest Issues After 12 Weeks

    Only seven teams have eight wins or more 13 weeks into the 2015 NFL season, a group that includes the Minnesota Vikings. But it wouldn't be hard to argue that the Vikings have more issues right now than any of the other six teams at 8-4 or better...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 5,078 reads 56 comments

  24. Biggest Takeaways from the Minnesota Vikings' Week 13 Loss

    Hurting on defense and mostly noncompetitive on offense, the Minnesota Vikings were roughed up by the visiting Seattle Seahawks in Week 13—losing by a 38-7 final at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 7,053 reads 71 comments

  25. Blowout Loss to Seahawks Proves Vikings Offense Isn't Postseason Worthy

    As the Minnesota Vikings kept losing pieces on defense and giving up points to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, one truth on the other side of the football became crystal clear: The Vikings just aren't good enough on offense...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 8,583 reads 239 comments