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Panthers dominate Vikings 35-10

By Darin Gantt

A week ago, if you’d have suggested to many Panthers fans that Derek Anderson would have replaced Cam Newton, some of them (OK, the insane ones) might have taken you up on it.

But Sunday, Anderson was just the victory cigar, coming in to finish the fourth quarter of a ridiculous […]

Harrison Smith doubtful to return with foot injury

By Darin Gantt

The only good news for the Vikings today is that they’re one week closer to seeing if Josh Freeman can play.

Among the other disasters today (they’re trailing the Panthers 28-3), they’ve lost one of their better young players.

Safety Harrison Smith was hauled off the field with a foot injury, and […]

Favre puts to rest speculation that he’ll return

By Mike Florio

If we told you last week that a former Jets quarterback would on October 10 unretire again and wear No. 4 in New York, most would have guessed Brett Favre over David Garrard.

But it was Garrard, not Favre, who returned to the NFL on Favre’s 44th birthday. And Favre says he […]

Report: Freeman eventually will start for Vikings

By Mike Florio

It looked obvious when the Vikings signed quarterback Josh Freeman. Then, when the Vikings started talking about the situation, it became less obvious.

Now, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports says it’s inevitable.

Freeman eventually will start for the Vikings, at some point this year.

It makes sense. If the Vikings want to […]

NFLPA wants a joint investigation of Freeman leaks

By Mike Florio

Quarterback Josh Freeman is gone from the Buccaneers but the events preceding his exit have not been forgotten.

Per a league source, the NFLPA wants a joint investigation to be conducted into the leaks of information regarding Josh Freeman. As Tom Pelissero of USA Today has reported, the NFLPA wants to participate […]

Man accused of killing Peterson’s son was previously charged with abusing a 3-year-old

By Michael David Smith

The man accused in the beating death of Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son had previously been accused of abusing a 3-year-old.

The Argus Leader reports that Joseph Robert Patterson had previously been given a suspended sentence on two domestic abuse cases, one involving an assault on a woman he was previously involved […]

Jordy Nelson says Packers are still the favorites to win the NFC North

By Mike Florio

The Packers are 2-2. The Bears are 4-2. The Lions are 3-2. The Vikings, despite being 1-3, have Adrian Peterson and now Josh Freeman.

So who’s the favorite to win the division?

“I would have to say us,” receiver Jordy Nelson recently told Eric Kuselias of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk. “I know […]

Adrian Peterson remains on track to play

By Mike Florio

As Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continues to deal with a tragic personal situation, he continues to remain on track to play Sunday against the Panthers.

A source close to Peterson told PFT on Friday night that Peterson has not yet altered the intentions he expressed earlier in the day, before news […]

Peterson’s father confirms victim is his grandson

By Darin Gantt

We now know that the “tragic” personal situation that caused Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to miss practice yesterday, is, in fact, related to the assault of a child in South Dakota.

Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press spoke to Peterson’s father, who confirmed the child is Adrian Peterson’s son, […]

Adrian Peterson plans to play on Sunday

By Josh Alper

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson met with the media on Friday afternoon for the first time since word broke that his two-year old son is in a South Dakota hospital after allegedly being beaten by his mother’s boyfriend.

Sean Jensen of the Pioneer Press reports that Peterson said that he plans to […]