Mission for ex-Jets star Lyons is granting ill kids' wishes

Marty Lyons pauses, fights back tears and clears his throat nearly every time he mentions the children who are no longer here.

Steelers have found ways to slow down Ravens' Jackson

November 24, 2020
Lamar Jackson's energy is palpable.

Chiefs aim for payback for Raiders' victory lap on Sunday

November 18, 2020
It takes a lot to get Big Red to turn red.

McCown with Texans 19 seasons after hoping to join team

November 17, 2020
In 2002, the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and Josh McCown had just wrapped up his college career at nearby Sam Houston State.

Cousins steps back to forefront for Vikings with Cook slowed

November 17, 2020
With league-leading production from running back Dalvin Cook and clever play-calling by offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, the Minnesota Vikings helped Kirk Cousins get back in a groove this month after his rash of turnovers contributed to the team's 1-5 start.
December 6
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, right, is 3-0 against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

Who's up, who's down after NFL Week 13: Burrow, Bengals surge

Quarterback Joe Burrow continued his mastery of Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs as the Bengals won their fourth in a row.
November 29
Defensive end Nick Bosa talked to reporters after the 49ers beat the Saints on Sunday.

Joint practices gave Vikings an early look at 49ers' potential

Mark Craig's On the NFL: San Francisco has won four in a row and hasn't allowed a point in six quarters, a second-half point in four games and just blanked the Saints 13-0.
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November 29
Mike White’s two-point conversion Sunday was a highlight of the Jets’ victory over the Bears.

NFL Week 13: Jalen Hurts is up and so is ... Mike White?

The Eagles and Jets quarterbacks are on a roll after strong performances Sunday.
November 22
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is 4-0 when trailing at halftime this season.

Who's up (Mahomes) and who's down (Vikings) after NFL's Week 11

The magic remains for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, while it was in short supply for the Vikings and the defending champion Rams.
November 8
The Bills’ success could depend on the health of quarterback Josh Allen, an early NFL MVP candidate.

Seven surprise teams shake up midseason NFL power rankings

If the playoffs were to begin this week, half the field would be squads that weren't in the postseason last year. And just because you're undefeated doesn't mean you're No. 1.
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November 8
Adam Zimmer

Police probe alcohol's role in Adam Zimmer's death

Officers arrived at Adam Zimmer's home in Mendota Heights and found him seated on a couch. He "appeared to have bruising or blood pooling around his eye," according to a court filing.
November 1
Christian McCaffrey is a former All-Pro running back who was traded to San Francisco by Carolina.

Ultra-competitive NFL means added emphasis on trades during season

Mark Craig's On the NFL: Through eight games, 71 games have been decided by one score, and the Vikings and Giants are two teams that have won the close games.
November 1
Adam Zimmer, then the Vikings’ co-defensive coordinator, at a news conference last year.

Adam Zimmer, son of former Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, dies at 38

Police Capt. Wayne Wegener told the Star Tribune his department received a request for a welfare check at a home in Mendota Heights, where officers located Zimmer's body.
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October 17
New York Jets defensive end John Franklin-Myers, left, celebrates with teammates after sacking Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during

Packers booed off the field (and more distress after another shocking loss)

The Packers dropped to .500 on Sunday after an upset loss at Lambeau Field to the New York Jets. Does it make you happy that their fans are so unhappy?
July 26
Wide receiver Julio Jones, 33, signed a one-year contract to join the Buccaneers after being placed on injured reserve by the Titans last season.

Buccaneers reach agreement with Julio Jones

The seven-time Pro Bowl player is considered one of the best pass catchers in NFL history with 13,330 receiving yards and 61 career touchdowns.
June 21
Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder.

Document reveals details of 2009 sexual assault allegation against Daniel Snyder

An employee of Washington's NFL team accused the owner of sexually harassing and assaulting her in April 2009, three months before the team agreed to pay the woman $1.6 million as part of a confidential settlement, according to legal correspondence.
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June 14
Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks in Ringgold, Ga., on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Herschel Walker, critic of absentee fathers, has a second son he doesn't see

The development is the latest and potentially the most damaging of a number of reports detailing Walker's exaggerations and falsehoods concerning his life before entering politics.
May 12
Gino Cappelletti (15) looked to elude the Nebraska defense during the Gophers’ 19-7 victory over the Cornhuskers in the 1954 season opener at Memori

Former Gophers, Patriots standout Cappelletti dies

Keewatin, Minn., native Gino Cappelletti starred for the Gophers in the 1950s and the Boston Patriots of the AFL in the 1960s. He was 89.
March 12
Broncos General Manager George Paton speaks at the NFL scouting combine this month.

Broncos GM Paton makes a splash before NFL free agency begins

NFL Insider: The trade for Russell Wilson put George Paton, formerly with the Vikings, at the head of the class of Executive of the Year candidates.
February 14
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) pulls up one of his daughters on stage while celebrating with offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth (77)

Souhan: Winning the Super Bowl showed Rams made all the right moves

All season, the Rams made a persuasive argument that talented NFL teams should always be all-in, should always push their chips to the middle of the table and scream "call."
February 11
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) got boost from teammate Tyler Shelvin after winning the AFC Championship in Kansas City.

Bengals' Joe Burrow swaggers into Super Bowl in second season

Few players are as comfortable both in his pads on the field and in his own skin off the field as Cincinnati's rising superstar quarterback.
February 11
Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford after defeating the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

Stafford takes lessons from Lions years into Super Bowl

After a blockbuster offseason trade from Detroit, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford finally collected his first NFL playoff wins and is now playing for a championship.
January 30
Tom Brady might still be the G.O.A.T. as quarterbacks go, but the elusiveness of the Bengals’ Joe Burrow (left) and the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes ma

Souhan: Multi-tooled QBs can be great, without being the G.O.A.T.

Nobody did it like Tom Brady, but the next generation of run-pass virtuosos showed in the playoffs how they are definitely carving a niche.
January 18
Bill Belichick’s stay in this postseason was short and chilly, as the Patriots were blown out by the Bills on Saturday night.

Souhan: Brady's success diminishes Belichick's 'greatest coach' title

Without Tom Brady as his quarterback, playoff success has been hard for Patriots coach Bill Belichick to find, including getting routed by Buffalo this weekend.
January 16
Bills receiver and former Vikings star Stefon Diggs celebrated with Buffalo fans.

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