1. Minnesota Vikings Find Winning Recipe in Adrian Peterson, Run Game Revival

    The Minnesota Vikings won't win many games in 2015 when running back Adrian Peterson carries just 10 times and Mike Zimmer's defense gives up over 200 rushing yards...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 8,599 reads 55 comments

  2. 5 Bold Predictions for Minnesota Vikings' Week 2 Matchup

    The Minnesota Vikings will attempt to shake off an ugly season opener when the team hosts the Detroit Lions in Week 2...

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  3. Minnesota Vikings Week 2 Stock Report

    For at least one week to start 2015, the Minnesota Vikings are trending straight down. No, the Vikings' season isn't over after an ugly 20-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1...

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  4. 5 Adjustments Minnesota Vikings Must Make in Week 2 Matchup with Lions

    The confidence-shaken Minnesota Vikings have some soul searching to do before hosting the division rival Detroit Lions on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Week 1 didn't provide Minnesota a warm welcome to the 2015 season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 5,030 reads 26 comments

  5. 5 Biggest Takeaways from Minnesota Vikings' Week 1 Loss

    The start of the Minnesota Vikings ' 2015 season wasn't supposed to unfold like it did Monday night in San Francisco...

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  6. Teddy Bridgewater Is Least of Minnesota Vikings' Problems After Disastrous Loss

    Levi's Stadium in San Fransisco was meant to provide the setting for the coronation of Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings as the NFL 's next big thing...

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  7. 5 Bold Predictions for Minnesota Vikings' Week 1 Matchup

    The upstart Minnesota Vikings will open the 2015 campaign with a trip out west to face the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 25,347 reads 48 comments

  8. NFL Players with the Most on the Line in the Final Preseason Game

    Nearly 500 players were cut when the 32 NFL teams trimmed their rosters to 75 players on Tuesday. Another 700 will be sent packing on Saturday, when all rosters need to be down to the final 53-man count to start the 2015 season...

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  9. Who Are the NFL's Top QBs Entering 2015 Season?

    This is the golden age for NFL quarterbacks. While the league might not possess 32 starting-quality players at the game's most difficult position, the top of the NFL's quarterbacking hierarchy is flush with future Hall of Famers...

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  10. Minus Jordy Nelson, Packers Must Conjure Rebounding Power of Past Champions

    The 1996 season wasn't over for the Green Bay Packers when star receiver Robert Brooks suffered a year-ending and career-altering knee injury early in October...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 18,303 reads 40 comments

  11. Bengals vs. Buccaneers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers jumped out to a 23-0 lead on the Cincinnati Bengals before closing out the deal with a 25-11 win to finish off the second week of the NFL preseason...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 71,591 reads 150 comments

  12. Winners and Losers from NFL Preseason Week 2

    The second week of the 2015 NFL preseason brought several winners and losers. While final scores don't exactly matter this time of year, the games still have significance—with ...

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  13. Brandin Cooks Flashing Superstar Potential With Drew Brees Early in Preseason

    Say what you want about the significance of the preseason, but New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks sure looks on the verge of superstar status...

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  14. Training Camps 2015: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for August 20

    The second week of the 2015 NFL preseason kicks off Thursday night. The schedule features two games, with Washington hosting the Detroit Lions and the Buffalo Bills traveling to Cleveland to take on the Browns...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 5,725 reads 11 comments

  15. NFL Training Camps 2015: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for August 19

    The second week of the NFL preseason is already just a day away. On Thursday night, the Detroit Lions will travel to face the Washington Redskins while the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills square off for a national audience on ESPN...

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  16. Breakout Players to Keep an Eye on for Rest of NFL Preseason

    The first week of the 2015 NFL preseason provided the ideal stage for a number of young, breakout stars. The second week will tell us if those performances were real or fool's gold...

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  17. Quinten Rollins Already Showing He Can Be a Difference-Maker for Packers Defense

    A former college point guard and rookie defensive back looked like one of the best players on the field Thursday night when the Green Bay Packers took down the defending Super Bowl ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 31,479 reads 52 comments

  18. Did Jimmy Garoppolo Prove He Can Carry the New England Patriots?

    First, the good news. Without any doubt, the evaluation of Jimmy Garoppolo's ability to hold down the fort for the New England Patriots will take far more than one preseason game...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 21,036 reads 56 comments

  19. Second-Year Players in the Spotlight of NFL Preseason Week 1

    NFL coaches talk all the time about the "second-year leap." Rookies from the past season are now entering their sophomore campaigns at the NFL level. Development is not just expected but—in most cases—demanded...

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  20. Why Rookie Mycole Pruitt Could Shine as Teddy Bridgewater's Secret Weapon

    There is always an urge to overreact to the mostly meaningless happenings of a first preseason game. One player made the temptation especially difficult during Sunday night's Hall of Fame Game...

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  21. Remembering Jerome Bettis' Hall of Fame Career

    On Saturday, "The Bus" will pull into Canton, Ohio, and park for good at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former Los Angeles and St...

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  22. Remembering Ron Wolf's Hall of Fame Career

    Ron Wolf— the former personnel executive who helped build the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers into Super Bowl champions— will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in Canton, Ohio...

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  23. Forget Deflategate, Eric Berry Beating Cancer Is the NFL Story to Care About

    The best story going in sports is currently being buried by the PSI of footballs and the alleged destruction of cell phones. It's sad, really...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 77,845 reads 102 comments

  24. Predicting the NFL Leader in Every Major Statistical Category in 2015

    As long as statistics remain the lifeblood of the NFL , the megastars of the league will be expected to put up mega-numbers every season. Quarterbacks need yards, touchdowns and efficiency...

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  25. Biggest Question Mark Facing Each Super Bowl Contender at NFL Training Camps

    Even the best teams in the NFL will enter training camp with question marks ahead of the 2015 season. July and August are still the months of overflowing optimism, when every team believes it has a realistic chance at winning the Lombardi Trophy...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 1 year ago 115,008 reads 509 comments