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Tom Brady called Matt Cassel starting on Wednesday

By Darin Gantt

Move over Rob Lowe.

There’s a new breaker of quarterback news.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady seemed to know Wednesday what was announced this morning, that Matt Cassel is starting for the Vikings instead of the injured Christian Ponder.

During a discussion of another of his former backups, Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer, Brady […]

Week 4 N.F.L. Matchups



Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press

Tampa Bay’s Doug Martin (22) gets past New Orleans Saints’ John Jenkins (92) during the second quarter of a game on Sept. 15 in Florida.


Cardinals (1-2) at Buccaneers (0-3)

1 p.m. Sunday Line: Buccaneers by 3

Once […]

Krammer: Adrian Peterson's talents wasted with poor quarterback play


MINNEAPOLIS — While speculation circulates around quarterback Christian Ponder and whether or not the Minnesota Vikings have moved on from their former 12th-overall pick, a future Hall of Fame running back is lost in the mix.

He’s been held back by the situation since 2007.

Despite all the electrifying, record-breaking displays, Adrian Peterson […]

Minnesota Vikings X-Factors Primed for Huge Week 4 Performance

By Matthew Stensrud (Featured Columnist) Jerome Simson makes a diving grab in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings have dug themselves a deep hole only three weeks into the regular season, losing at home against the Cleveland Browns to fall to 0-3.

What was expected to be a […]

Notebook: Jared Allen says Vikings' situational play is 'embarassing'


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said he was looking forward to a bulk of one-on-one matchups with Cleveland Browns All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas.

However, the Browns consistently chipped Allen with other linemen and he finished with just one quarterback pressure on 70 snaps in Sunday’s loss that featured […]

Minnesota Vikings Fail Miserably Against Cleveland Browns

(Credit, Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

By Joseph Gunther

The Minnesota Vikings had the perfect opportunity to right the ship after struggling through the first two games.

The Cleveland Browns came to Mall of America Field Sunday after a week of speculation that it was phoning in the rest of the season to improve its draft […]

Vikings Fall To Browns, Frazier Sticking With Ponder

Photo – Adam Bettcher (Getty Images)

By: Aj Mansour | @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Just when you thought that it couldn’t get any worse for the Minnesota Vikings, the Cleveland Browns roll into town and bring their third string quarterback and a running back signed off the street. What happened next was […]

Browns get first win, while Vikings drop to 0-3

By Mike Wilkening

On a Sunday afternoon where the AFC North regained some luster, its last-place team pulled the biggest surprise.

The Browns, four days after trading tailback Trent Richardson to Indianapolis in a stunning move, rallied to beat the Vikings 31-27 in Minneapolis on Sunday. The win is the Browns’ first of the season […]

Big plays give Browns halftime lead at Minnesota

By Mike Wilkening

One of Sunday’s most entertaining games has taken place in Minneapolis.

Yes, we’re serious.

The Browns, led by passing game led by quarterback Brian Hoyer and wideout Josh Gordon, have a 24-17 lead after two quarters at Mall of America Field.

The Browns also used two second-quarter trick plays on special teams […]

Halftime: Vikings down 24-17 against new-look Browns


INNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings opened with a bang against the Cleveland Browns, converting on running back Adrian Peterson’s fourth touchdown of the season to cap an 11-play, 80-yard drive for their third straight 7-0 start of the season.

But just like the last two games, the momentum died quickly against a Browns […]