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Continued: Hartman: Uncertain future for Vikings defensive core

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 15, 2013 - 12:22 AM

Allen also said there are some things fans might not know about Williams.

“Quietly hilarious, dude is one of the funniest dudes in the locker room,” he said. “Not knowing if we’re going to be together or not next year is one of those things that always weighs on your mind. It’s going to be different if big [No.] 93 isn’t next to me. I have all the respect in the world for him. I love him like a brother, honestly.”

The Vikings are 2-5 at Seattle. They lost 30-20 last year in the final game that receiver Percy Harvin would play for the Vikings. Harvin could be in a Seahawks uniform for the first time Sunday and that won’t make it easy for his former club.

The last time the Vikings won at Seattle was in 2006 when Brad Childress was coach.


• While Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin has received a lot of praise for his great play early this season, ranking sixth in the NBA in scoring at 24.6 points per game, fellow offseason free-agent signee Corey Brewer has been just as important, and his 27 points against Cleveland on Wednesday tied for the third-highest total of his career.

• It’s pretty impressive to open the NBA statistics page and see the Wolves represented all over the place. Kevin Love is second in scoring (27.1 per game) and rebounding (14.2) and Ricky Rubio is first in steals (3.33) and third in assists (9.7). … After Love scored 33 points Wednesday, he has accumulated more than 240 points, 125 rebounds and 45 assists through the first nine games of the season. That makes him the first player to accumulate those combined stats in NBA history.

• Since taking over the Wolves in 2011-12, coach Rick Adelman has helped the team stop the following lengthy losing streaks: Atlanta (11 games), Boston (11), Denver (seven), Oklahoma City (12), Orlando (seven), Phoenix (nine), Portland (16), San Antonio (16), and most recently the Los Angeles Lakers (22) on Sunday.

• Gophers freshman men’s hockey player Hudson Fasching was named the Big Ten’s third star of the week after scoring two goals and collecting an assist in the series split at Notre Dame last weekend. Fasching leads all Big Ten freshman in points (11), goals (five), and plus/minus (plus 12).


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Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez 3
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13




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