Vikings Coach Denies Allegations Of Bigotry From Ex-Punter KluweIn an article posted Thursday on the website Deadspin, Chris Kluwe wrote that special teams coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe's outspoken opposition of an anti-gay marriage amendment in Minnesota.
See Ya, Fellas: Shanahan, Schiano Among NFL 'Black Monday' FiringsAfter Rob Chudzinski was fired on Sunday night, Mike Shanahan, Leslie Frazier, Greg Schiano and Jim Schwartz got the ax on "Black Monday."
Silverman: Ryan Has Plenty Of Company On The Black Monday Firing LineRex Ryan is almost certainly in his final hours as the head coach of the New York Jets, but he is hardly alone. There are at least five NFL coaches who are on the firing line at the end of Week 17.
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Josh Freeman To Start At QB For Vikings Against Giants On Monday NightVikings coach Leslie Frazier made the announcement after practice on Wednesday. Frazier also said that Christian Ponder will be the backup, not Matt Cassel, assuming Freeman makes it through the week without problems.
Are Vikings The Antidote For Winless Giants?The executives at ESPN cannot be happy that their Monday Night prime time tilt matches two teams with a combined one win. The Minnesota Vikings topped the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-27 in London two weeks ago, but reverted back to old ways in a 35-10 rout at the hands of the Carolina Panthers last Sunday. The New York Giants lost their sixth straight contest by falling to the Chicago Bears, 27-21, on Thursday night, dropping Big Blue to 0-6 on the season.
Silverman: QB-Coach Duo Gives Giants A Big Edge Over The Bears, VikingsWhen it comes to winning, you need to have a great quarterback and a great head coach. This is where the Giants have the huge advantage.
Vikings: Favre Still Iffy For Final StartAt the end of a long, difficult season, Brett Favre's status for the finale is in doubt.
Sterger Attorney: Favre Fine 'An Affront To All Females'"Today's decision is an affront to all females and shows once again that, despite tough talk, the NFL remains the good old boys' league," Jenn Sterger's attorney, Joseph Conway, said about the NFL's decision to fine Brett Favre.
Tuesday Night Football On Tap For Eagles, VikingsWhile the Minnesota Vikings ate cheesesteaks and acted like tourists, the Philadelphia Eagles savored a division title they clinched from their couches. Both teams had to wait another day to play the first NFL game on a Tuesday in 64 years.
Bears Clinch North, Favre's Start Ends With ConcussionAfter the Vikings' battered quarterback walked off the snow-coated field with what he later called a concussion, Jay Cutler and the Bears took back the division title Brett Favre is so used to winning.
With Streak Over, Nothing More For Favre To Play ForThe end came under bizarre circumstances, in front of fans who didn't have a dime invested in Brett Favre or his remarkable streak. The quarterback who always played simply couldn't play and, just like that, it was over.