The Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend.
Let’s take a look at who the five worst teams will be heading into the 2014 NFL season.
The University of Minnesota says it is working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep the Washington Redskins’ nickname from being used when the two teams play on campus in November.
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Will anything memorably goofy occur this year? We hope so, because a draft without silliness is nothing more than a boring roll call of kids eager to lug other people’s bags around for the next year.
The Minnesota Vikings’ Metrodome has deflated for the last time. The deflation and the demolition of the Dome beginning next week will make way for construction of a new $1 billion Vikings Stadium.
In 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.
Rex 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.
The Giants (2-6) went into Sunday’s bye in the NFC East cellar, but just two games behind first-place Dallas. A Cowboys loss would have put them within one game in the loss column.
Brandon Jacobs said the popular fantasy leagues are a “huge problem” after a Twitter tough guy threatened “ITS OVER FOR YOU AND YO FAMILY” unless he rushed for 50 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Something is wrong with Big Blue. Even if the Giants finish over .500 the rest of the way – and nothing they did in Monday night’s win assures you they will – someone vital must go.
Coach Tom Coughlin’s team played what may have been its most complete game of the season, albeit with flaws. So let’s hand out some game balls and gassers.
Josh Freeman’s debut as a Viking was the boost that the New York Football Giants needed as the G-men snapped their six game losing streak with a 23-7 victory over Minnesota. New York’s initial victory of the 2013 campaign was not a thing of beauty, but the Giants were able to hold Adrian Peterson to a mere 28 yards rushing, requiring Freeman to raise the level of his play to a level that the league had not seen in several years. Freeman was not able to come through; completing only 38 percent of his passes on the evening.
For the first time this season, the Giants are going to be able to watch the videotapes of a game and have something to smile about.
The winless Giants have had about a million things go wrong for them this season, including an inability to keep anyone healthy in their backfield.