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NFL announces nominees for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

NFL announces nominees for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

The NFL has announced this year’s nominees for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award given each year to a player based on their philanthropic and community work. There’s one nominee per team, each of whom will receive a donation of […]

NFC playoff picture: The 49ers get back on top

NFC playoff picture: The 49ers get back on top

There was no change to the six teams in playoff position in the NFC during Week 14, but there was a change to the way they stack up. The 49ers are back in the top seed by virtue of beating the Saints while the Seahawks […]

Dalvin Cook “came out healthy” on Sunday

Dalvin Cook “came out healthy” on Sunday

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook wasn’t on the field for the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 20-7 win over the Lions, but it wasn’t because of the chest injury he was dealing with in the days leading up to the game. Cook sat because the Vikings had a […]

Matt Patricia believes Lions are better than record says they are

Matt Patricia believes Lions are better than record says they are

Bill Parcells coined a saying that’s become a familiar part of the football lexicon when he said that “you are what your record says you are” during his coaching career. The record says that the Lions aren’t a good football team this year. […]

Danielle Hunter praises Minnesota’s offensive line

Danielle Hunter praises Minnesota’s offensive line

With three sacks on Sunday, Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter became the youngest player in NFL history to rack up 50. After the game, he was more interested in spreading the praise around. The biggest recipient of his praise was the offensive unit that tends to be the […]

Vikings dominate hapless Lions

Vikings dominate hapless Lions

In his debut on Thanksgiving, Lions undrafted rookie quarterback David Blough looked decent. Today in Minnesota, not so much. The Lions couldn’t do anything offensively, needing a garbage-time touchdown to avoid a shutout in a 20-7 loss to the Vikings. Blough wasn’t very good but he also didn’t get much […]

Dalvin Cook will play Sunday against the Lions

Dalvin Cook will play Sunday against the Lions

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will play Sunday as the team did not give him a designation. Cook left Monday night’s game after taking a shot to the chest against the Seahawks. He played 24 of the 54 snaps. “I don’t think this thing can get […]

Matthew Stafford still out for Lions

Matthew Stafford still out for Lions

Matthew Stafford‘s back injury is going to keep him out for a fifth straight game. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions quarterback is out again for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, as is defensive end Da’shawn Hand. Stafford said this week the injury was […]

Adam Thielen doubtful for Sunday

Adam Thielen doubtful for Sunday

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen is set to miss another game on Sunday. Thielen is officially doubtful on the Vikings’ injury report for Sunday’s game against the Lions. That’s no surprise: Thielen hasn’t been practicing while he rests his injured hamstring, and the Vikings are highly likely to beat […]

Adam Thielen, Riley Reiff not practicing for Vikings

Adam Thielen, Riley Reiff not practicing for Vikings

Wide receiver Adam Thielen and left tackle Riley Rieff were listed as non-participants in Wednesday’s practice, although that was only a walkthrough so their participation level in an actual practice was an estimation. Thursday brought an actual practice, but no change in the status for either […]