DeSean Jackson is mostly a blur

DeSean Jackson is mostly a blur

Seeing electrifying DeSean Jackson's game-ending heroics up close left a former Apple Valley Eagle awestruck.

Moving the operation a major undertaking

December 19, 2010
Longtime equipment manager Dennis Ryan has had his work cut out for him.

Blaming the Lord for a dropped pass

December 5, 2010
Bills receiver Stevie Johnson got himself in a bit of Twitter trouble by asking God why he let him drop a pass.
January 4, 2011
Leslie Frazier and Brett Favre

Popularity with players always fleeting

Frazier is intriguing because of his life story, his résumé, his personality and his familiarity with the organization. He's easy to root for because of his demeanor and humility. Let's hope Zygi hired Frazier for those reasons.
January 4, 2011
Pete Carroll and quarterback Charlie Whitehurst

Shameless in Seattle

The Seahawks should be in the playoffs, but don't reward them with a home game.
January 3, 2011

Mark Craig's final NFL power rankings

MARK'S POWER RANKINGS Final, regular season 1. Patriots 14-2 2. Ravens 12-4 3. Falcons 13-3 4. Steelers 12-4 5. Colts 10-6 6. Saints 11-5 7.…
January 3, 2011

Mark Craig's Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Clean it up, big fella On a positive note, the Packers committed only four penalties for 30 yards in a 10-3 playoff-clinching victory over the…
January 3, 2011
Greg Jennings (85), Jordy Nelson (87)

Some assembly required, but Packers make playoffs

The Bears weren't in a giving mood, but it didn't matter because the Packers aren't used to doing things the easy way this season.
January 3, 2011
Joe Webb (14)

Find the GM who can find quarterback

Until that connection can be made, nothing else will matter for the Vikings. That's just the way it works in the NFL.
January 2, 2011

Enigmatic, charismatic, contradictory Favre departs

Love him or hate him, one of the greatest and most exasperating quarterbacks to ever play is stepping away from the spotlight.
December 31, 2010
Brett Favre

Close book on Favre — for good

Now that the Vikings see that Brett Favre has become a shell of his magic 2009 self, it's wise to let him walk away -- with thanks, but please, no encore.
December 29, 2010
Leslie Frazier

Vikings find some answers

If Leslie Frazier can rally a team to its best performance of the season when a rookie drafted in the sixth round out of Alabama-Birmingham is making his first start at quarterback, Vikings ownership would be foolish to look elsewhere for a head coach.
December 28, 2010
Bill Belichick

Belichick can do no wrong

Once again, every decision Bill Belichick makes seems to end up as the right one.
December 27, 2010
Vikings head coach Brad Childress did not say much about what led Viki...

Seems there's no end to the Curse of Childress

The fired coach appears to be getting the last laugh on the Vikings' lost season.
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December 25, 2010

Sunday Insider: Fourth-and-five

Three observations ... • Twenty of the league's 32 teams still have Super Bowl XLV as a mathematical goal. Even the 49ers (5-9) have a scenario…
December 25, 2010

Blizzard is expected to hit Philadelphia for Vikings game

With a key NFC game at Green Bay (8-6), the Giants (9-5) don't have time to mope about how they blew a 21-point fourth quarter lead in last week's loss to the Eagles. That could be easier said than done. Asked what he did after the game Sunday night, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said, "I sat in a room with the lights out for about 2 1/2 hours. It's not funny. It's not the way it's supposed to be."
December 25, 2010

Gifts for the truly needy

It's time to reach into the bag and hand out presents to the beat-up teams of the National Football League.
December 21, 2010
Brett Favre

Weak leaders cave to Favre

Late Monday night, Vikings fans started tossing snowballs at their team's bench.
December 21, 2010
Snow pours into Metrodome.

Dome gods take offense to outdoor overtures

With the Twins gone and the Vikings taking their place complaining about the place, the deities saw fit to push the team outside for a night.
December 19, 2010
St. Louis, MO 1/18/2000 - The Vikings lose to the St. Louis Rams at th...

Vikings must find franchise QB

The Vikings have played rent-a-veteran far too often, far too long.
December 18, 2010

Branch fits in nicely with Patriots

The veteran receiver has played very well for the Patriots -- much better than Randy Moss did earlier this season.
December 15, 2010
Herschel Walker

Amid 50 years of Purple pageantry, is this team the biggest flop?

High expectations have been beaten by low performance more than once.
December 14, 2010
Brett Favre

Vikings' season started going awry back in Mississippi

Like a tattoo, the Vikings will be stuck with memories of this season whether they like them or not.

Today's Scoreboard

  • Miami

    Chicago Cubs

     

    - F

    2

    1

  • San Francisco

    Washington

     

    - F

    1

    2

  • Tampa Bay

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    5

    7

  • Cleveland

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    5

    2

  • Toronto

    Detroit

     

    - F

    6

    8

  • Houston

    Boston

     

    - F

    12

    8

  • Milwaukee

    Cincinnati

     

    - F

    12

    1

  • Philadelphia

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    1

    2

  • LA Angels

    Texas

     

    - F

    8

    2

  • Baltimore

    Chicago White Sox

     

    - F

    0

    1

  • Minnesota

    Kansas City

     

    - F

    2

    3

  • San Diego

    St. Louis

     

    - F

    2

    1

  • Seattle

    Oakland

     

    - F

    9

    5

  • Colorado

    Arizona

     

    - Bot 8th

    3

    3

  • NY Mets

    LA Dodgers

     

    - Top 8th

    1

    1

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