A South Dakota man accused in the death of the young son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, prosecutors said Monday.
The script didn’t go according to plan for the nationally televised game at MetLife Stadium.
The New York Giants (0-6) quest for their first victory of the regular season continues on Monday night, as the team plays host to the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) at the Meadowlands. New York has had a solid ten days off after their 27-21 defeat to the hands of the Chicago Bears, but the time off may not have helped their injury situation. The Vikings got run out of their own building on Sunday, losing 35-10 to the Carolina Panthers, and have designated recently signed quarterback Josh Freeman as their starter against the G-men.
If the Giants can limit their own turnovers this week — something they have not been able to do — they should finally be able to pick up their first win of the year.
Get to MetLife Stadium early on Monday. Trust us.
Vikings 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.
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.
Running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings is finding comfort on the football field after tragically losing his 2-year-old son.
The man accused in the case, Joseph Patterson, 27, was initially charged in Lincoln County with aggravated assault and aggravated battery on an infant, but those charges could be reviewed in light of the boy’s death, NFL.com reported.
Favre isn’t about to make another comeback. Be he could if he wanted to, Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, said during a speaking engagement this week in Alabama.
The Hall-of-Fame quarterback and national television analyst said the league is disrespecting teams by scheduling them across the pond.
The Minnesota Vikings traded away four draft picks to move to select Cordarrelle Patterson in the first round. Patterson has already impressed the Vikings coaching staff with his learning ability, speed, size and athleticism. The former Tennessee Volunteer could play a few different roles for the Vikings as a rookie in 2013.
Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says “that’s not something I believe in.”
The Jets’ QB conundrum is among the hot stories generated once the 2013 NFL Draft came to a close.
Eli Manning and wife Abby are expecting their second child in June. Yet, if you ask him, the most nerve-wracking event of the next couple of months will be the wait for Victor Cruz’s long-term contract.