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  • Mike Zimmer Talks Futures of Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Bradford

    With quarterbacks Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford all set to hit free agency during the offseason, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer addressed their respective futures with the team Tuesday. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Zimmer did not commit to Keenum being the Vikes' starting quarterback next season. Zimmer also was noncommittal about the possibility of Bridgewater's rookie contract rolling over to the 2018 campaign, per Tomasson. Regarding...

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  • Vikings Face Unprecedented QB Conundrum with Keenum, Bradford and Bridgewater

    The Minnesota Vikings came into Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field with dreams of becoming the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. They left it with that dream in shambles after being shelled 38-7 by the Philadelphia Eagles.  It was an ignominious end to what had been Minnesota's best season in almost a decade. However, the Vikings aren't going to have much time to lick their wounds. As they head into the offseason, they do so facing an...

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  • Fans Behaving Badly: Pats, Eagles bring out worst in fans

    Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers. Sure, the Minnesota Vikings fans who walked through hostile enemy territory that would set the stage...

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  • Teddy Bridgewater on Being a Starting QB in 2018: 'Definitely. No Question.'

    Teddy Bridgewater expects to be a starting quarterback somewhere next season. When asked Monday if he sees himself as a starter in 2018, the Minnesota Vikings player responded, "Definitely. No question," per Dane Mizutani of the Pioneer Press. Bridgewater is set to enter free agency this offseason but hasn't started a game in two years while recovering from a knee injury he suffered prior to the 2016 campaign. The 25-year-old returned to practice in Week 10 and finally saw game action during a...

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  • Adam Thielen's Back Injury Diagnosed as Fractures; He Was in 'Incredible Pain'

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen reportedly played the team's NFC Championship Game loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday with "slight fractures" in his back. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network passed along word of the injury Monday, noting Thielen, who was on the field for all but one snap, was in "incredible pain."  Thielen caught three passes for 28 yards as the Vikings' passing game struggled to get going against the Eagles defense. Case Keenum threw for 271 yards on 48 passes and...

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  • Eagles fans take to streets to celebrate after team's win

    Thousands of Philadelphia Eagles fans have taken to the streets to celebrate following their team's 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game. The Eagles will be playing in their first Super Bowl since they lost to this year's AFC champions the New England Patriots in...

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  • Report: Case Keenum Could Receive Franchise Tag from Vikings in Offseason

    The Minnesota Vikings reportedly may use the franchise tag to retain quarterback Case Keenum for the 2018 season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The franchise tag salary for quarterbacks was set at $21.3 million in 2017, meaning that is likely the lowest price the Vikings should expect to pay if they use the tag on Keenum before the 2018 season. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web...

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  • Vikings Rumors: Ben McAdoo, Mike McCoy Considered to Replace OC Pat Shurmur

    With Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur expected to become the next head coach of the New York Giants after the Vikings' season concludes, Minnesota will be seeking a replacement this offseason. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Vikes will reportedly consider former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best...

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  • Aggressive Eagles set to face Minnesota's top-ranked defense

    Nick Foles threw a deep pass into the wind on the first play from scrimmage against the Falcons, LeGarrette Blount scored the only touchdown on fourth down and wide receiver Nelson Agholor ran 21 yards on a new play. The Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) are aggressive no matter what. They'll...

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  • Worst to first? A look at the climb ahead for Bears

    The NFL champions the idea of parity more than any other major sports league. The Jaguars and Eagles, two of the four teams in Sunday’s conference championship games, stand as the latest examples as they went from last place to first place in their respective divisions and arrived here, a victory...
  • Coach has Vikings in uncharted territory

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Mike Zimmer was already smiling more than usual, sporting a relaxed look of satisfaction rarely revealed in public during the NFL season, when he really let his guard down a few minutes into his postgame news conference deep inside Minnesota's still-buzzing stadium. "Hey, let's open these things up!" Zimmer blurted out mid-sentence, prodding a Vikings official to push the button that removes the window shades and allows the premium ticket-holders in an...

  • Vikings pivot to Eagles, after big break to beat Saints

    Their minds still racing with childlike exuberance over the stunning last-snap victory that sent them to the NFC championship game, many of the Minnesota Vikings remained awake several hours past midnight. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes replayed the video clip of the winning touchdown "about a...

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  • Danica Patrick Confirms She and Aaron Rodgers Are Dating

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick are a couple. "Yes, Aaron and I are dating," Patrick said Monday, per the Associated Press. The two reportedly met at the ESPYs in 2012 but have been linked romantically since the beginning of January. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and get the game.

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  • Skol Mary: Case Keenum Keeps Surprises Coming, Delivers a Miracle in Minnesota

    It was the Miracle in Minnesota.       Or maybe the Frozen Wonder? Case and the Ace? The Big Digg? Or as some were suggesting on Twitter: The Stone Skol Stunner? One day, we'll settle on a nickname for this stunning moment. For now, let's just enjoy it.  It happened after it seemed the out-of-nowhere star Case Keenum had finally imploded, beaten back by the legend Drew Brees. Keenum and the Vikings had 61 yards to go, 3rd-and-10, no timeouts and 10 seconds left. We kept waiting for Keenum to...

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  • Stefon Diggs on TD Catch vs. Marcus Williams: 'I Don't Know What Happened'

    Even Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs seemed to be at a loss to explain how he caught a 61-yard touchdown pass as time expired to give the Vikings a 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round. The Vikings shared a moment between Diggs and Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, with both players expressing disbelief at what unfolded: Diggs was nearly left at a loss for words on the field, courtesy of the NFL's Twitter account: After Wil Lutz's go-ahead field goal,...

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  • Vikings Fail to Cover 5.5 Spread by Kneeling on XP After Miracle Stefon Diggs TD

    The Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints 29-24 on a dramatic 61-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs, but for many people, the game didn't end there. NFL rules state a team has to attempt an extra point even if time expires, but instead of kicking, the Vikings elected to take a knee and accept the five-point win. As Dave Tuley of noted, the final margin was huge for a lot of bettors: OddsShark added that money line bettors are "absolutely sick," although they...

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  • Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD on last play; Vikes win 29-24

    There wasn't much left for Case Keenum to do but to fling the ball deep and hope for a miracle. Miracle answered. Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game's final play, and Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24...

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  • Magic in Minneapolis: Case Keenum, Vikings get moment they've waited for

    Keenum scrambled for someone to hug. Fans' "jaws were on the floor." Mike Zimmer turned his postgame press conference into a pep rally. It was pandemonium for a quarterback who is always underestimated and for a franchise that always falls short.
  • Minny Miracle: Inside the play that saved the Vikings' season -- and crushed the Saints

    Minnesota had less than a three percent chance to win before Stefon Diggs caught the 61-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum. Here's how the tides changed in the final moments -- from both teams' perspectives.
  • The Latest: Jaguars out to 21-0 lead over Steelers

    The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 2 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars are taking it to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jacksonville running back T.J. Yeldon bulled in from 4 yards to give the Jaguars a stunning 21-0 lead over Pittsburgh early in the second...

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  • Jags-Steelers, Vikings-Saints playoff ready

    The NFL divisional playoffs wrap up with a doubleheader Sunday starting in Pittsburgh where the AFC North champion Steelers (13-3) host the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars. The winner earns a trip to New England to face the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots in next week's AFC title game. ...

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  • Report: Matt Patricia 'Likely to Become' Lions Head Coach Amid Giants Rumors

    The Detroit Lions have reportedly "likely" found their next head coach. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the news Sunday, noting New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia appears set to fill the role. This comes after Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reported Wednesday "all signs are pointing to" the New York Giants hiring Patricia. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and...

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  • Case Keenum is having the ultimate breakout, but we shouldn't be surprised

    Undrafted as the most prolific passer in NCAA history. Undervalued as a backup. Still underestimated as the leader of the NFC's No. 2 seed. Keenum's breakout season seemed to come out of nowhere -- except that it didn't.
  • Vikings take Bradford off IR for playoffs; 4th QB on roster

    The Minnesota Vikings have activated quarterback Sam Bradford from injured reserve, putting their original starter this season on the roster before their first playoff game. The Vikings waived tight end Kyle Carter on Saturday to make room for Bradford, who last played at Chicago on Oct. 9...

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