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Monday’s game between the Vikings and Giants ranked among the worst that we’ve sat through in some time. Both offenses struggled markedly, and Josh Freeman’s frequent overthrowing of his receivers (16 times) became the subject of derision and scrutiny across the social media landscape and the broadcast network airing the game. I shan’t repeat some […]

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Many pundits and commentators left the Browns for dead and “playing for 2014″ following the trade that sent tailback Trent Richardson to the Colts. While Richardson’s presence was felt on an early touchdown run in the Colts’ upset win over the 49ers, the Browns certainly didn’t roll over for the Vikings. For the second straight […]

We spent much of the offseason discussing player safety and changes to the rules regarding hits. Recently, the NFL agreed to a $765 million settlement with former players. The bulk of the discussion has been focused on concussions, head trauma and CTE. Week 1 brought a boatload of offense with 63 touchdown passes and thrilling, […]

Over the past several weeks, Percy Harvin’s name came up in myriad trade rumors. One of the top suitors for his services appeared to be the San Francisco 49ers. Harvin will join the NFC West. On Monday morning, the Vikings reportedly (per Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com) consummated a deal to send the receiver/returner to Seattle […]

What else can you say? It what appeared to be a difficult spot against the heretofore strong Minnesota run defense, rookie Doug Martin dominated. You know the reference from the title of this blog, right? Yeah, it’s yet another Harmon ode to Beverly Hills 90210. Anyway, Martin followed up LaRod Stephen-Howling’s surprise 100-yard effort in […]

Quarterbacks 1. Christian Ponder, MIN: Ponder dominated the 49ers in Sunday’s shocking win. Yes, I like the look of the Minnesota offense running forward. A healthy AP in the backfield opens up play-action, and defenses looking to stack the box get hit by Harvin, Rudolph and reinstated wideout Jerome Simpson. 2. Andy Dalton, CIN: Dalton […]

The sporting world is in full effect as we roll full-steam into springtime. The first round of the NBA Playoffs are coming to an end (the Spurs and Thunder lead the parade of teams rolling into the next round), the conference finals are on the horizon in the NHL, Major League Baseball has entered its […]

Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network reports that Randy Moss had decided to retire. Fantasy owners were curious to see whether Moss would receive a chance to put the odd journey that was 2010 behind him. Instead, he’s hanging up the cleats. Remember, he started the year with New England and posted a few huge […]

The Vikings eschewed the selection of an offensive lineman and instead selected the post-Favre guy. Ponder was a question mark after working through a shoulder injury last season. The stats don’t pop off of the page, but he’s a gamer and one to battle. Next: Detroit

The Texans added help for Mario Williams and a beast up front to give some relief to a beleaguered secondary. Watt stands 6-foot-6 with a massive wingspan and great field presence. He routinely takes away passing lanes with his outstretched arms. The Houston offense hasn’t been the problem in the AFC South – it’s been […]

Brett Favre is the first man that I can remember to be revived from “OUT” status to starting a game. That means that “sneaky” Flex play Joe Webb is only going to see the field if Favre leaves because of an injury or through some gadgetry. Adrian Peterson has been affected by myriad lower-leg injuries, […]

By now you know, the Vikings deactivated Brett Favre for Monday night’s game against the Giants because of his ailing shoulder. It took all of about 10 minutes for the online shop on BrettFavre.com to offer up memorabilia commemorating the occasion. On one level, I have to throw my hands up and say, “Really?!” On […]

We’ve seen him skip and smile and fist-pump and sprint around the field after countless big plays and touchdown strikes. On Sunday, fans in Minnesota had hardly settled into their seats when they saw Brett Favre hit from behind and smashed to the turf. He left the game with a shoulder injury and did not […]

On Monday morning, the Vikings severed ties with Brad Childress. After failed attempted to jumpstart the offense, the courting of Brett Favre back from Mississippi and his brief foray into comedy (you remember that press conference, don’t you?), the Vikings decided that Sunday’s 31-3 loss to the Packers was the final straw. They put Childress […]

I shan’t write a lengthy analysis here. Those who watched Brad Childress’ press conference (check my earlier post for a link) couldn’t understand the lack of energy, enthusiasm or anything resembling positivity from the Vikings’ coach. Much has been written about this comeback and Favre’s effort to put Minnesota back into the win column. And, […]

If you watched this clip of the Childress Post-game press conference, you would not be able to tell that his team came back from a big deficit to win it. After surrendering a big lead, Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson and the Vikings rallied in the waning moments to earn a much-needed victory. The beleaguered, embattled […]

All eyes have been on the Minnesota Vikings since the 2009 season ended on a Brett Favre interception in the NFC Championship Game. How would Favre follow up the best statistical season of his career? Would he? Favre has experienced several tough-luck plays that factor into the final stat lines. I’m certainly not going to […]

After a 24-hour period rife with rumor, conjecture and speculation about his prospective whereabouts, Randy Moss is reporting to Tennessee as a member of the Titans. There were a number of teams where things seemed to be place for a claim and others where the “fit” wasn’t quite right. In the end, only the Titans […]

On Wednesday, another lottery will be conducted. NFL teams will place their ballots in the voting box. It’s a quick agenda: YES or NO on Proposition 84 As the whole sporting world knows, Brad Childress informed his team on Monday that Randy Moss wouldn’t be rejoining the squad for prep work in advance of the […]

I’ll write more about this later. I’ll wrap my head around it while completing the day’s road work. For now, I just need to wonder. Is Brad Childress just grasping at straws? On Monday, the Vikings waived Moss. He’d been with the team just several weeks and had opened up the offense for Percy Harvin […]

UPDATED: It’s a final – Moss goes to Minnesota in exchange for a third-round pick. —————————————— Several years ago, Brett Favre lobbied for the Packers to bring Randy Moss to Green Bay. Disagreements over his receiving corps was one of the reasons cited for why Favre ended his tenure in Green Bay and eventually ended […]

I loaded up the straight up picks on Saturday. Here’s a run through the third week of NFL action – Against The Spread. Cincinnati at Carolina (+3): Carolina Buffalo at New England (-14 1/2): New England San Francisco at Kansas City (-3): San Francisco Tennessee at New York Giants (-3): New York Giants Cleveland at […]

The final rounds of the draft are reserved to fill two roster slots. After loading up on running back depth and building a deep receiving corps, fantasy owners roll toward defenses and kickers. Occasionally, some intrepid soul will leap from the fray to fill this roster slot early, but owners have been burned by this […]