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Minnesota Vikings’ owners agree to put more money into stadium – Minneapolis Star Tribune


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Minnesota Vikings' owners agree to put more money into stadium
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Minnesota Vikings' owners have agreed to put more money into the $1 billion Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is expected to rubber-stamp the additional money at a meeting Friday morning. The agenda for the …
Vikings Sink $647000 More Into StadiumCBS Local
Vikings will open their checkbook (again) for stadium doodadsMinneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 7:59 pm

NFLPA Appeals Peterson’s Suspension – ESPN


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NFLPA Appeals Peterson's Suspension
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The 2012 NFL MVP played in just one game for the Minnesota Vikings this season and was placed on the commissioner's exempt list on Sept. 18. NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent told USA Today Sports that he was the person who told Peterson that …
Minnesota Vikings Not Looking To Trade Or Release Adrian PetersonDaily Norseman
Disappointed Vikings drop hope of Peterson returnYahoo News UK
Minnesota Vikings look to move forward without Adrian PetersonNewsday
CBS Local -fanatix -Bangkok Post
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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 6:31 pm

Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2014: Week 11 vs. Minnesota Vikings – Windy City Gridiron


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Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2014: Week 11 vs. Minnesota Vikings
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It was a combination of the game plan and Jay Cutler's elusiveness that allowed the Chicago Bears to hold the Minnesota Vikings sackless on Sunday. With no sacks to dissect this week, I'll take a look at some of the signature quarterback stats from PFF
Four things we learned about Bears in Week 11Chicago Tribune
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears: What Are Experts Saying About Bleacher Report
Predicting the Final Score of Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago BearsRantSports

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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 6:29 pm

Minnesota Vikings Rumors: Ben Tate Fantasy Pickup With Matt Asiata, Jerick … – Sports World Report


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Minnesota Vikings Rumors: Ben Tate Fantasy Pickup With Matt Asiata, Jerick
Sports World Report
The Minnesota Vikings have snagged Ben Tate off waivers and now he comes in after Adrian Peterson was suspended to join Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon as the top backs and fantasy football owners should look at adding Tate, as Asiata and McKinnon …
2014 Minnesota Vikings: Updating Our Scouting Report on Jerick McKinnonVikings Territory
NFL NEWS: Ben Tate Claimed by Minnesota VikingsHeadlines & Global News
Injury report: McKinnon, Asiata held out; Barr and Griffen limited1500 ESPN
GlobalPost -Vikings.com
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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 5:37 pm

Packers vs. Vikings preview – ESPN (blog)


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Packers vs. Vikings preview
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We all know what kind of impact Adrian Peterson could have made on the field, but how much has his situation off the field impacted the Vikings' season, and how has first-year coach Mike Zimmer handled it? Can they finally put it behind them after this
Minnesota Vikings: 5 Bold Predictions for Week 12 MatchupBleacher Report
Vikings move on without Peterson, host red-hot Aaron RodgersUPI.com
Getting his chance, receiver Charles Johnson hopes to capitalize1500 ESPN
RantSports -CBS Local
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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 1:02 pm

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Breaking Down Green Bay’s Game Plan – Bleacher Report


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Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Breaking Down Green Bay's Game Plan
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The Detroit Lions, who beat Green Bay earlier in the season, also sit atop the division but with a tiebreaker in hand. On the flip side, the Minnesota Vikings lost in a 21-13 effort against the Chicago Bears last weekend, allowing the Bears to move

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 5:27 am

Ben Tate claimed off waivers by Minnesota Vikings – NFL.com


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Ben Tate claimed off waivers by Minnesota Vikings
NFL.com
Tate signed a two-year, $6.2 million contract with the Browns in the offseason, but he struggled this season to stay healthy or run decisively. He was the third-best runner on the Browns but should find a quick role in Minnesota. Jerick McKinnon (back
Vikings claim Ben Tate on waiversESPN
Minnesota Vikings claim RB Ben Tate off waiversSI.com
Minnesota Vikings scoop up ex-Cleveland Browns running back Ben TateWashington Post (blog)
RantSports -Bleacher Report -Toronto Sun
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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 12:06 am

Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings to play outdoors Sunday for the first … – fox6now.com


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Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings to play outdoors Sunday for the first
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MINNESOTA (WITI) — The Green Bay Packers are coming off two HUGE high-scoring victories at Lambeau Field as they head to Minnesota to face the Vikings this Sunday, November 23rd — for the 109th time. The Packers stomped the Philadelphia Eagles …
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL PickBleacher Report
Game Preview: Vikings vs. PackersVikings.com
Predicting the Final Score of Packers vs. VikingsRantSports
Sports Chat Place -CBS Local -FOXSports.com
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Posted on 19 November 2014 | 9:22 pm

No winners in sight as NFL decides to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely – SI.com


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No winners in sight as NFL decides to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely
SI.com
The Vikings have completely punted this issue to the league office and Goodell, offering only the tepid, “We respect the league's decision and will have no further comment at this time” statement Tuesday morning. When will be their time for comment?
Minnesota Vikings Rumors: Could Ben Tate Replace Adrian Peterson?RantSports
Hannah Foslien/Getty Images Adrian Peterson's season is likely over after ESPN
Adrian Peterson: Minnesota Vikings running back suspended without pay for at The Independent
USA TODAY -Saskatoon StarPhoenix -CBS Local
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Posted on 19 November 2014 | 6:45 pm

Adrian Peterson’s suspension makes return to Vikings unlikely – ESPN (blog)


Adrian Peterson's suspension makes return to Vikings unlikely
ESPN (blog)
MINNEAPOLIS — Let's say you're a Minnesota Vikings fan hoping for an opportunity to see Adrian Peterson play for your favorite team again. The news that arbitrator Shyam Das denied Peterson's appeal for reinstatement from the commissioner's exempt

Posted on 19 November 2014 | 2:51 am

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Viking players support Peterson in suspension saga (AFP)

Minnesota Vikings teammates came to the support of star running back Adrian Peterson on Tuesday after he was suspended for the remainder of the NFL season by commissioner Roger Goodell. A plea deal to a lesser charge earlier this month allowed Peterson to avoid jail time and he hoped would expedite his return to the NFL. “I couldn’t disagree more with the ruling,” said Vikings fullback Jerome Felton, the lead backfield blocker for Peterson when he ran for 2,097 yards in 2012. Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Peterson backed Peterson as well, saying, “We all know Adrian is not a bad person.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 8:29 pm

NFL suspends Vikings’ Peterson over ‘abusive discipline’ of son (Reuters)

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was suspended by the National Football League without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season on Tuesday for committing an “incident of abusive discipline” on his 4-year-old son. The action taken by Commissioner Roger Goodell against one of the NFL’s marquee performers comes as America’s most popular sports league struggles to contain a scandal sparked by domestic violence incidents involving several players. …

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 8:24 pm

Panthers release Avant, place Chandler on IR (The Associated Press)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are getting even younger at wide receiver.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 6:48 pm

Adrian Peterson’s shot at appeal as laughable as NFLPA’s feeble swipes at Goodell (Yahoo Sports)

The union has been obliterated when it comes to the NFL’s conduct decisions.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 6:17 pm

Minnesota Vikings’ Peterson banned for remainder of season (AFP)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was suspended Tuesday by the National Football League for at least the remainder of the 2014 season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will not consider reinstating Peterson before April 15 of next year and ordered him to undergo counseling, therapy and treatment.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 5:58 pm

NFL suspends Peterson for at least rest of season (The Associated Press)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 5:48 pm

Patriots fans just love them some One Direction, study shows (Shutdown Corner)

When they’re not cheering on their team, New England Patriots fans are most likely to go see One Direction concerts as their football-alternative form of musical entertainment. So says a study by StubHub, via the Wall Street Journal , which tracked ticket-purchasing habits of fans from each of the NFL’s fan bases. The online ticket broker studied data back to 2012 on the secondary market and cross-referenced it geographically with what musical acts each team’s fans were most likely to purchase. [ Join FanDuel.com's $2.5M Week 12 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 21,840 teams paid ] Apparently, the British boy band is just huge in New England — the only NFL region where One Direction was the top-selling act. (What, was Creed not on tour the past three years?) The recent Beyoncé-Jay Z tour dominated in several NFL cities: tops among the fans of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 5:27 pm

Do Vikings even want Adrian Peterson back now? (NBC on Yahoo Sports)

The Dan Patrick Show: The Minnesota Vikings will respect the NFL and NFLPA’s process regarding Adrian Peterson’s case and Dan Patrick gives his take on whether the team will welcome back the running back.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 5:15 pm

Waiver Wire: Week 12 (Rotoworld)

A rash of key injuries hit in Week 11. Adam Levitan examines the fallout and has notes on 28 players to consider adding to your squad.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 4:39 pm

Adrian Peterson suspended for 2014 (Shutdown Corner)

Adrian Peterson will not play in the NFL for the rest of 2014. Peterson has missed the Minnesota Vikings’ past nine games after being charged in Texas with committing reckless or negligent injury to a child. The felony charges stem from injuries Peterson’s son sustained when Peterson disciplined the 4-year-old with a switch. The NFL ruled on Tuesday morning that Peterson, who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault charges, will be suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season. The Vikings running back will not be eligible for reinstatement before April 15, 2015. NFL executives discussed possible disciplinary actions on Monday. Arbitrator Shyam Das rendered the decision; the NFL Players’ Association has already announced it will appeal. While not taking a position on the case itself, the NFLPA has used this case to express concern with the NFL’s handling of disciplinary matters. However, in the Peterson matter, the NFL made certain to avoid any indication of soft or insufficient punishment, and league commissioner Roger Goodell offered a multi-pronged demonstration of his avowed intent to employ firm discipline when the NFL deems it necessary.  “The timing of your potential reinstatement will be based on the results of the counseling and treatment program set forth in this decision,” Goodell said in a lengthy open letter to Peterson . “Under this two-step approach, the precise length of the suspension will depend on your actions. We are prepared to put in place a program that can help you to succeed, but no program can succeed without your genuine and continuing engagement.  You must commit yourself to your counseling and rehabilitative effort, properly care for your children, and have no further violations of law or league policy.” Peterson has been charged with child abuse for the use of a switch on his young son. Goodell’s letter outlined the reasons behind the suspension, starting with the age of the child. “The injury inflicted on your son includes the emotional and psychological trauma to a young child who suffers criminal physical abuse at the hands of his father,” Goodell wrote. In addition, a switch in the hands of a man such as Peterson effectively becomes a weapon, Goodell added. Finally, Goodell believes Peterson showed “no meaningful remorse” for his actions. “When indicted,” Goodell wrote in the letter to Peterson, “you acknowledged what you did but said that you would not ‘eliminate whooping my kids’ and defended your conduct in numerous published text messages to the child’s mother. You also said that you felt ‘very confident with my actions because I know my intent.’ These comments raise the serious concern that you do not fully appreciate the seriousness of your conduct, or even worse, that you may feel free to engage in similar conduct in the future.” Peterson’s misdemeanor plea, entered in Texas on Nov. 4, requires him to pay $4,000 and provide 80 hours of community service. The NFL Players’ Association immediately appealed the decision. ” The decision by the NFL to suspend Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take,” the NFLPA said in a statement . “Since Adrian’s legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary disciplinary proceeding. The facts are that Adrian has asked for a meeting with Roger Goodell, the discipline imposed is inconsistent and an NFL executive told Adrian that his time on the Commissioner’s list would be considered as time served.” The NFL and the Players’ Association, in connection with Peterson, have battled over the handling of this case in both arbitration and the court of public opinion. The NFL accused Peterson of skipping a disciplinary hearing this past Friday . Peterson and the NFLPA disputed that charge, saying that the NFL has been arbitrary and inconsistent in its application of discipline in this case. ____ Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter. Follow @jaybusbee And keep up with Jay over on Facebook , too.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 2:16 pm