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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 […]

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 […]

Vikings off to good start against Browns

By Mike Wilkening

The winless Vikings are off to a fast start against fellow 0-2 club Cleveland.

Adrian Peterson’s two-yard touchdown run capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive to give Minnesota a 7-0 lead 5:47 into the game.

The VIkings were 3-of-3 on third downs on the drive. Quarterback Christian Ponder was sharp, completing 3-of-4 passes […]

Bears overcome turnovers, beat Vikings on last-minute TD pass

By Mike Wilkening

The Vikings got a pair of return touchdowns. They ended four Chicago drives with takeaways. What’s more, Minnesota reached 30 points.

In the end, though, Minnesota couldn’t get the last stop it needed to best Chicago.

The Bears (2-0) knocked off the division-rival Vikings 31-30 Sunday at Soldier Field on a 15-yard […]

Big returns aplenty in Vikings-Bears

By Mike Wilkening

Sunday’s Vikings-Bears game has not lacked for excitement.

Three return touchdowns were scored in the first half — two by the Vikings, one by the Bears — in a game currently led 24-21 by Chicago in the third quarter.

The Vikings’ return scores came on a 105-yard Cordarrelle Patterson kickoff return to […]

Cordarrelle Patterson returns opening kickoff for score, but Bears respond

By Mike Wilkening

Vikings rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson began Sunday’s Minnesota-Chicago game with a 105-yard kickoff return against the Bears’ well-regarded special-teams coverage unit.

One of the Vikings’ three 2013 first-round picks, Patterson got excellent blocking from his teammates, and once he got past Bears kicker Robbie Gould around Minnesota’s 30-yard line, he was […]

Travis Bond, Everett Dawkins join Vikings’ practice squad

Posted by Mike Wilkening on September 1, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

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Seventh-round picks Travis Bond and Everett Dawkins are among seven members of the Vikings’ practice squad, the club said Sunday.

Bond is a guard from North Carolina, while Dawkins, a defensive tackle, is a Florida State product.

All nine members of […]