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Continued: Vikings notes: Perhaps it's good Patterson didn't throw on trick play

  • Article by: MASTER TESFATSION , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 20, 2013 - 12:24 AM

“I was hurt; I wanted to go out there and play and battle with my team,” Rhodes said. “But I couldn’t. I was on the sideline watching, but I still cheered them on after the victory.

“I want to play the last two games not only because the coaches want me to play, but I just love the game of football. I just don’t like sitting out.”

Busy man

Defensive coordinator Alan Williams didn’t intend to play safety Harrison Smith, who was activated off injured reserve, as much as he did Sunday. Smith played 61 of the defense’s 69 snaps against the Eagles while coming off a turf toe injury.

“Too many to come back, we have to watch that,” Williams said. “Hopefully not get him that many this time, but still get him in the ballgame and get him going.”

Williams said Smith continuously told the staff he was fine against the Eagles’ no-huddle offense.

He didn’t think Smith was winded because of the long layoff and felt the safety played well.

“He said, ‘Coach, I felt like I’ve been to a college workout,’ ” Williams said. “That means his body was really sore.”

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Miami - LP: M. Dunn 1 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: D. Carpenter 3
Arizona 7 Bottom 9th Inning
Chicago Cubs 5
San Francisco 7 Bottom 7th Inning
Colorado 7
Texas 3 Bottom 7th Inning
Oakland 0
Houston 3 Bottom 7th Inning
Seattle 2
Cincinnati - A. Simon 6:05 PM
Pittsburgh - C. Morton
LA Angels - J. Weaver 6:05 PM
Washington - G. Gonzalez
Kansas City - J. Vargas 6:05 PM
Cleveland - J. Masterson
Baltimore - C. Tillman 6:07 PM
Toronto - D. McGowan
Chicago WSox - A. Rienzo 6:08 PM
Detroit - D. Smyly
St. Louis - M. Wacha 6:10 PM
NY Mets - J. Niese
Minnesota - M. Pelfrey 6:10 PM
Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi
NY Yankees - M. Pineda 6:10 PM
Boston - J. Lackey
San Diego - T. Ross 7:10 PM
Milwaukee - K. Lohse
Philadelphia - C. Hamels 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - Z. Greinke
Charlotte 6:00 PM
Miami
Dallas 7:00 PM
San Antonio
Portland 8:30 PM
Houston
Pittsburgh 6:00 PM
Columbus
Anaheim 7:00 PM
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St. Louis 8:30 PM
Chicago
Houston 6:30 PM
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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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