Kyle Sloter, the quarterback the Vikings aggressively pursued and paid well above the going rate to secure for their practice squad, is virtually certain to become one of the team's most popular players. Mystery quarterbacks with potential tend to have that effect.
This is a critical week for the Twins, who are playing seven road games against opponents desperate to hang onto slim playoff hopes. It continues Tuesday night against Tampa Bay (6 p.m., FSN).
"Whether or not they are 'peaking' is irrelevant. They are a cohesive team that has played together and knows themselves. All they need to continue to do is what they consistently do despite obstacles: win.
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"The last Colts QB not named Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck to win a Week 1 start is Jim Harbaugh in 1996 [defeated Cardinals 20-13]."