Craig: What's in Belichick's way? One nasty Falcons buzz saw

Craig: What's in Belichick's way? One nasty Falcons buzz saw

Even the Patriots, with the league's No. 1 scoring defense, will need every cranny of coach Bill Belichick's brain for the Patriots to snuff out high-scoring Atlanta.

Blowing 5-0 to Super Bowl a year later? Vikings can follow Falcons

January 23
Blowing 5-0 to Super Bowl a year later? Vikings can follow Falcons
The Falcons started 5-0 last season before losing eight of their final 11 games, including one to the Vikings, to finish at .500. Sound familiar?

Despite disappointing 2016 season, Vikings' Barr going to Pro Bowl

January 23
Despite disappointing 2016 season, Vikings' Barr going to Pro Bowl
A few weeks ago, coach Mike Zimmer admitted that in his disappointing third NFL season, Anthony Barr had showed “a tendency to coast.”
Sports
January 23

Misery loves company: Only six NFL fan bases satisfied with their team's season

By Michael Rand's count, there were six NFL teams who satisfied their fans this season with their performances — with the possibility of a seventh joining the mix in a couple weeks.
Sports
January 23
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Cheeseheads shred their Packers after title-game loss

You thought the Packers had a pretty good season, right? Well, there was some pretty good blame-throwing after Green Bay was whipped in the NFC Championship Game. Take a look.
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January 23

Vikings assistant GM Paton to interview with Colts

George Paton, who has been Rick Spielman’s right-hand man in Minnesota since 2006, is also a finalist for the open GM job with the 49ers.
Sports
January 23

Two ex-Gophers help Falcons steamroll Packers, reach Super Bowl

Ra’Shede Hageman and De’Vondre Campbell, two former Gophers defensive standouts, played important roles in Atlanta's thumping of Green Bay.
Vikings
January 23

Souhan: Signs point toward a dramatic Super Bowl

The NFL could use a dramatic Super Bowl. Only two of this year's playoff games have been decided by fewer than two touchdowns.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 432 388 6-2 4-4
    Detroit 9 7 0 .563 346 358 6-2 3-5
    Minnesota 8 8 0 .500 327 307 5-3 3-5
    Chicago 3 13 0 .188 279 399 3-5 0-8
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 11 5 0 .688 540 406 5-3 6-2
    Tampa Bay 9 7 0 .563 354 369 4-4 5-3
    New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 469 454 4-4 3-5
    Carolina 6 10 0 .375 369 402 4-4 2-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 13 3 0 .813 421 306 7-1 6-2
    NY Giants 11 5 0 .688 310 284 7-1 4-4
    Washington 8 7 1 .531 396 383 4-4 4-3
    Philadelphia 7 9 0 .438 367 331 6-2 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 10 5 1 .656 354 292 7-1 3-4
    Arizona 7 8 1 .469 418 362 4-3 3-5
    Los Angeles 4 12 0 .250 224 394 1-7 3-5
    San Francisco 2 14 0 .125 309 480 1-7 1-7
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 11 5 0 .688 399 327 6-2 5-3
    Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 343 321 6-2 2-6
    Cincinnati 6 9 1 .406 325 315 4-3 2-6
    Cleveland 1 15 0 .063 264 452 1-7 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 9 7 0 .563 279 328 7-1 2-6
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 381 378 5-3 4-4
    Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 411 392 4-4 4-4
    Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188 318 400 2-6 1-7
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 14 2 0 .875 441 250 6-2 8-0
    Miami 10 6 0 .625 363 380 6-2 4-4
    Buffalo 7 9 0 .438 399 378 4-4 3-5
    NY Jets 5 11 0 .313 275 409 2-6 3-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 389 311 6-2 6-2
    Oakland 12 4 0 .750 416 385 6-2 6-2
    Denver 9 7 0 .563 333 297 5-3 4-4
    San Diego 5 11 0 .313 410 423 3-5 2-6
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 3877
    S. Hill MIN 242
  • Rushing Yards
    J. McKinnon MIN 539
    M. Asiata MIN 402
    A. Peterson MIN 72
    S. Bradford MIN 53
    C. Patterson MIN 43
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 967
    S. Diggs MIN 903
    K. Rudolph MIN 840
    C. Patterson MIN 453
    M. Asiata MIN 263
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 109
    H. Smith MIN 91
    L. Joseph MIN 77
    A. Barr MIN 70
    A. Sendejo MIN 66
  • Interceptions
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
    T. Waynes MIN 3
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    C. Greenway MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    B. Robison MIN 7.5
    L. Joseph MIN 4.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 2.5
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 5208
    M. Ryan ATL 4944
    K. Cousins WAS 4917
    A. Rodgers GB 4428
    M. Stafford DET 4327
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1631
    J. Howard CHI 1313
    D. Johnson ARI 1239
    D. Freeman ATL 1079
    M. Ingram NO 1043
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1409
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 1367
    M. Evans TB 1321
    J. Nelson GB 1257
    B. Cooks NO 1173
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 167
    K. Alexander TB 145
    S. Lee DAL 145
    A. Ogletree LA 136
    T. Whitehead DET 132
  • Interceptions
    D. Rodgers-Cromartie NYG 6
    H. Clinton-Dix GB 5
    L. Collins NYG 5
    J. Hicks PHI 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
  • Sacks
    V. Beasley Jr. ATL 15.5
    M. Golden ARI 12.5
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    C. Avril SEA 11.5
    (3) Players 11.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers SD 4386
    J. Flacco BAL 4317
    A. Luck IND 4240
    A. Dalton CIN 4206
    D. Carr OAK 3937
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Murray TEN 1287
    J. Ajayi MIA 1272
    L. Bell PIT 1268
    L. McCoy BUF 1267
    L. Blount NE 1161
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hilton IND 1448
    A. Brown PIT 1284
    A. Cooper OAK 1153
    J. Landry MIA 1136
    T. Kelce KC 1125
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown BUF 149
    C. Kirksey CLE 143
    P. Brown BUF 135
    P. Posluszny JAX 133
    Z. Orr BAL 130
  • Interceptions
    C. Hayward SD 7
    Q. Demps HOU 6
    M. Peters KC 6
    S. Gilmore BUF 5
    R. Nelson OAK 5
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 13.5
    L. Alexander BUF 12.5
    C. Wake MIA 11.5
    K. Mack OAK 11.0
    E. Walden IND 11.0
  • Sunday, January 22
    Atlanta 44, Green Bay 21, F New England 36, Pittsburgh 17, F
  • Sunday, January 29
    AFC @ NFC
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What if the Vikings had traded Randy Moss after the 1998 season?

“If I could go back and change things I probably would have left after the 15-1 season,” he said. That, of course, was Moss’ 17-TD catch rookie year.
Vikings
January 22

Hartman: Spielman begins offseason process of solving Vikings' issues

NFL free agency begins March 9, and the Vikings have to make decisions on a number of players.
Vikings
January 21

Craig: Since '92 Super Bowl, NFL has turned on its head

Thursday is the 25th anniversary of the 26th Super Bowl, the only one to be held in Minnesota. But Super Bowl LII is fast approaching.
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January 21
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers scrambles away from Minnesota Vikings...

Souhan: Let's hope for Brady vs. Rodgers in the Super Bowl

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers could create one of the greatest quarterback matchups in Super Bowl history.
Vikings
January 21

Sunday Q&A: Laquon Treadwell

The 21-year-old wideout barely got on the field in his rookie season, registering just one catch before injuries cost him time late in the season.
Vikings
January 21

Changes in the NFL since 1992

Take a trip down memory lane, since the last time Minneapolis hosted a Super Bowl
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January 21

A predictably unpredictable formula for the 2018 NFL playoff field

If history repeats itself, seeding-wise, a year from now we'll be looking at the Giants, Buccaneers, Dolphins and Chiefs as the final four teams.
Vikings
January 21
Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Vikings officially confirm Shurmur's return, reveal new offensive staff

The Vikings officially confirmed today that Pat Shurmur, who took over as the offensive play-caller on an interim basis midway through the 2016 season, will be the team’s full-time offensive coordinator in 2017.
Vikings
January 20

Elite QB leading hot teams in NFL playoffs? We've seen this before

We should be in for a treat Sunday, with four of the best QBs in the NFL playing for two spots in the Super Bowl.
Vikings
January 20

Kiper: Top offensive tackle options slim in upcoming NFL draft

If the Vikings plan to look to this spring’s NFL Draft to rebuild at offensive tackle, one top analyst doesn’t see many top options.
Polls
January 20

Poll: Who are you rooting for to win the Super Bowl?

Vikings
January 20

Peterson names teams he'd like to join if he doesn't stay with Vikings

But Adrian Peterson wants to stay with the Vikings … and get his $18 million. "I've earned my way up to that, by the way," he said in an interview.
Vikings
January 20

Hartman: Pro Bowl bid overdue for Vikings' Joseph

The first honor for the Vikings defensive tackle comes after he took his game to another level.
Sports
January 20

Randy Moss: I should have left Vikings after rookie year

Randy Moss talked about his Vikings career during an interview with Kevin Garnett on Thursday night. He played seven seasons before the Vikings traded him to Oakland.
Vikings
January 19

Does Packers defense have enough?

The Packers defense will face its toughest test in Atlanta, so will it take more risks? The WSJ/Madison.com's Tom Oates and Noah Coslov preview Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
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Denver 10 3 3 8 24

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