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Newton did not lose the Super Bowl because he celebrates with a move known as the "Dab." He lost because the Broncos pressured him on 42.9 percent of his passes, the highest percentage of his career.
Seeing the sunset through the confetti after winning the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning looks primed for next chapter.
They sat next to each other on a podium after the announcement in San Francisco, and Dungy remembered Favre as an opponent and more.
This week in the Bay Area, Ron Rivera's Carolina Panthers have become one of the loosest of all Super Bowl teams.
Demaryius Thomas relishes in playing Sunday;s Super Bowl with his troubled mother in the stands.
Among other things, the 2011 NFL draft taught us reaching for the wrong quarterback is the most common and understandable mistake.
The star QB and the star guard share friendship, excellence.
Zach LaVine's rise could alter even the most optimistic outlooks about the Timberwolves. He could give them a third superstar.
Throughout his tenure, Chuck Fletcher has found quality defensemen. But he has spent most of his energy and resources on the never-ending search for a top-notch forward.
Owen Daniels is with this third team. He produced the Broncos' two touchdowns. Ted Ginn is with his fourth franchise. he produced the first big play in Carolina's victory.
Ex-Vikings QB Brad Johnson is one of those people who seems connected to everyone, everywhere, particularly this week as the AFC and NFC champions are crowned.
The Twins have waited so long to pursue bullpen help that a lot of the most recognizable names among remaining free agent relievers are all too familiar.
Both talk about world titles. But both men know that they already have won the fights of, and for, their lives outside of the boxing ring.
The Panthers look like what the Vikings could be with one caveat: Quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Cam Newton are not alike.
On Saturday Joey King proved he had recovered fully from a benching, leading the Gophers in scoring with 18 points as they lost to a quality Indiana team.
As interim coach, Sam Mitchell has produced 12 victories and no sense of progress. Owner Glen Taylor could help matters by hiring Kevin McHale as Interim Coach Part II.
To win another NFC North title, and to repeat or improve on 11 victories in 2016, the front office and coaching staff will have to make improvements and alterations over the next seven months. Here are nine they should consider:
Vikings fans should have probably expected another disappointment - and certainly got it.
In Sunday's game between the Seahawks and Vikings, one coach is a longtime Grant disciple; the other may prove to be his long-awaited successor.
One coach is a long-time Grant disciple; the other might prove to be his long-awaited successor.
One coach is a long-time Grant disciple; the other might prove to be his long-awaited successor.
Those who don't rank Russell Wilson among the NFL's best haven't been watching
Rich Young has missed only three home games since 1998. He travels to all of their road games.
Mike Zimmer has been admired as a defensive coach for years. What he proved Sunday was that he is more than just that.
Vikings victory would flip envy meter in heated border rivalry
Chad Greenway, the Vikings' senior linebacker, is preparing for one of the most meaningful games of his career Sunday at Lambeau Field.
At the end of a tumultuous day in the NFL, the Vikings established that they can win predictably and professionally, in prime time and under pressure.
The Vikings rookie defensive end played cricket and soccer in Jamaica before moving to Texas.
You can't dismiss Teddy Bridgewater after a bad game. He's too responsible and too dedicated to repeat his mistakes.
Terence Newman is the Vikings' 37-year-old cornerback and, surprisingly, one of their most important players.
Ryan's hiring was a function of savvy, not power or money. He is a symbol of hope to Minnesota because there is no reason the Gophers can't eventually find their own Bo
Do they control their destiny? That's a little metaphysical. Can they control making the playoffs? Yes. In fact, nothing less should be acceptable for the folks at Winter Park.
Long before he became a high school star, a college champion, a professional player and executive, Milt Newton knew how to work for what he wanted.
A victory would have been the most impressive of the season, by far. As a loss, it remained their most impressive performance.
The odds aren't in the Vikings' favor Thursday night, but there's no need to overreact. Losing to Arizona won't be disastrous, unless injuries keep mounting.
Teddy Bridgewater's caution has helped the Vikings beat lesser teams. It has also hurt them on the big stage. You don't beat good teams with five-yard passes.
One season after missing the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998, the Gophers rank fourth in the nation in the coaches' poll and have their highest seed ever as play begins.
Sunday, in the Vikings' 20-10 victory at Atlanta, Barr made plays deep in Atlanta's backfield, far downfield, in the flat and far down the sideline.
A very close look indicates that Mike Wallace is a costly bust.
This year's Vikings are a lot like their new stadium: impressive in silhouette, scarred and incomplete under bright lights.
The current Vikings hierarchy feels and looks more stable than any they have had since Bud Grant's first retirement.
Much-improved Munnerlyn learned the hard way in first season as Viking
With 26 carries for 203 yards, Adrian Peterson provided a reminder Sunday he is the straw that stirs the Vikings drink
Mike Zimmer is plain-spoken and football-savvy, and his players and Vikings fans have taken to him
In a league where resting starters has become commonplace, Stephen Curry and the Warriors have chosen to relentlessly pursue excellence.
Mikko Koivu leads the team in points, is easily the Wild's best faceoff man and is producing at a pace that recalls his best seasons -- from 2008 to 2011.
They are built to play close, low-scoring games, and they might be built to make their fans watch their games and the scoreboard at the same time.
The Vikings are 5-2 but have yet to beat a good team. Enter, bizarrely, the St. Louis Rams.
Instead of panicking over interim coach Tracy Claeys' mistake last week vs. Michigan, let's see how he reacts to it.
Retired cop Victor Mills met local businessman Ryan Burnet through boxing. Last summer, they began driving kids to a local gym, then decided to make a change that could alter many lives, including theirs.
For the third straight week, Stefon Diggs, a fifth-round draft pick who was inactive for the Vikings' first three games, might have made the difference between winning and losing.
Fans want to watch "their" players and scout "yours."
There are some who believe that Jerry Kill's health woes were exacerbated by the continuing mismanagement of athletics at the university.
Wolves are acquiring stars, but winning won't be easy.
To pay Torii Hunter the ultimate compliment, he always got it.
Bridgewater completed passes to 11 teammates and no opponents. It was his best game, and he'll have bruises to remember it by.
Flip Saunders' love of basketball, the Wolves and the Gophers was always abundantly clear.
At his traditional pace, the Vikings' Adrian Peterson will need five-plus representative, healthy seasons to pass NFL career rushing leader Emmitt Smith.
The Wild's Jason Pominville has scored 18 goals in his past 88 regular-season games.
For 30 years, the Gophers' biggest victories have provided reason to celebrate, but not to invest.
Adrian Peterson called Stefon Diggs "a game-changer,'' noting that Diggs' hands are almost as big as Peterson's famously powerful bear claws.
A hot streak now could lead to meaningful games later.
Maya Moore's shot was off Wednesday against Indiana, but the Lynx star happy to pass ball around in the WNBA championship-clinching victory.
In what has been a depressed sports market, there are leaders present and emerging. Maybe one will have a Kirby Puckett moment soon.
If Thomas Vanek and Charlie Coyle can find a way to produce the way they were supposed to, together, the Wild will be stronger.
Maybe the Twins can salvage something from Mauer's contract. This much is certain: Wherever they play him, he can't perform much worse.
The Lynx won with center Sylvia Fowles leading the way with 21 points and nine rebounds, even though it once again fell to Moore to take on the role of fourth-quarter finisher.
Adrian Peterson got his electric moment on a breakaway TD run but lamented a missed block on the last series.
Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater was the last to address the media, measuring his words in carefully prepared clichés to avoid offending teammates or drawing attention to himself.
There is no question that Manning is the greatest regular-season quarterback of all time. There is also no question that he cannot be called anything more.
It would be easy for Torii Hunter to walk away at the end of a brilliant career, and it would be easy for the Twins to let him walk, but there is a deal to be made if both sides are flexible and trust one another.
In a year, Hazeltine National will host the world's only premier tournament where the first tee is a frat party, the players quake over something other than paychecks and golf feels like a three-day college football game.
Adrian Peterson's list of things to celebrate Sunday included the birth of a son and rebirth of his star power.
Would you be satisfied if Teddy Bridgewater becomes as good as Philip Rivers?
Tom Brunansky and Paul Molitor have urged Brian Dozier to smash the occasional line drive to right field, to take away the outside pitches with which opponents have teased him for months.
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