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3 hrs ago | Rant Sports

New England Patriots Hit Defensive Stride, Still Search For Offensive Identity

After a performance to forget back in Week 1, the New England Patriots defense began to take form in yesterday 30-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings . The defense took over the game in convincing fashion, intercepting the ball in what seemed like each play.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tom Brady, New England Patriots, NFL Football, NFL Players, Minnesota Vikings, Russell Wilson

6 hrs ago | TSN.ca

Cullen: 20 Points on NFL Week Two

It's time for change in D.C., the Vikings face challenges, a lot of notable injuries to runners and receivers and some big ground games Sunday; all this and more in Scott Cullen's 20 Points on Week Two. 1. Washington QB Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated ankle that likely will end his season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Matt Asiata, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), NFL Players, Robert Griffin III, Green Bay Packers

10 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Fantasy Football Week 3: Rankings, Projections and Waiver-Wire Tips

Fantasy football was not a game in Week 2. It was a war of attrition. With injuries to star players piling up by the handful on Sunday, the NFL began resembling an infirmary by 2 p.m. ET and had broken out into an epidemic by nightfall.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Ryan Mathews, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Racing, Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Football, Tom Brady, NFL Players

14 hrs ago | The Morning Call

USC in the NFL: Matt Cassel finally starts in a college stadium

At the start of Week 2, the Philadelphia Eagles signed offensive lineman Kevin Graf from their practicing squad, which tied the Trojans with LSU. Center Marcus Martin, a third-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers, was the only Trojans offensive lineman selected in the 2014 NFL draft.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, NFL Players, Kevin Graf, University of Southern California NCAA, Southern California Trojans NCAA Football, NCAA Sports, NCAA Football, Marcus Martin

15 hrs ago | Boston Herald

Best & Worst of Patriots-Vikings game

Best boots: Stephen Gostkowski made all three field goal attempts, including kicks from 48 and 47, and his four touchbacks effectively neutralized Vikings dangerous kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson. Best boots, part 2 : Punter Ryan Allen punted five times and four of them ended up inside the 20-yard line.

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Related Topix: Sports, New England Patriots, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Danny Amendola, Devin McCourty, Stevan Ridley, NFL Players

19 hrs ago | Boston Herald

Borges: Returning to edge, Chandler Jones bullies Vikings

Just a week ago, Chandler Jones sacked himself twice. Yesterday he sacked Matt Cassel twice instead.

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Related Topix: Sports, New England Patriots, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Chandler Jones, NFL Players, Mike Zimmer, Chris Jones, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Boston Herald

Darrelle Revis strands Greg Jennings on the Island

Matt Cassel only completed 1 of 6 passes while throwing at Revis, who had an interception, and the completion was to Greg Jennings for a measly 4 yards. Revis was also flagged for defensive holding.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Greg Jennings, NFL Players, Cordarrelle Patterson, Matt Asiata

Boston.com

Bill Belichick gains 200th regular-season victory

A victory Sunday over the Vikings made Patriots coach Bill Belichick the seventh coach in NFL history to win 200 regular-season games. "Players win games in this league," said Belichick, who has also won 19 playoff games.

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Related Topix: Sports, New England Patriots, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Stephen Gostkowski, Chandler Jones, Julian Edelman, NFL Players

The Miami Herald

Recap: Minnesota vs. New England

Minneapolis, MN - Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass, Stevan Ridley ran for another score and the New England Patriots rolled to a 30-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. Brady passed for only 149 yards, but was aided by a New England defense that picked off Minnesota quarterback Matt Cassel four times.

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Related Topix: Sports, New England Patriots, NFL Football, Tom Brady, NFL Players, Stevan Ridley, Minnesota Vikings

The Washington Post

Vikings offense sputtering without Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson was deactivated for today's game against New England , which meant Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel had third-year man Matt Asiata, 2014 third-round draft pick Jerick McKinnon and Joe Banyard in the backfield to help keep the pressure off the passing game. Asiata carried the ball twice for 10 yards in Week 1 during last Sunday's season opener at St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Matt Asiata, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), NFL Players, Joe Banyard, Jarius Wright

The Florida Times-Union

Five things to watch for in the NFL Sunday:

The Vikings posted an impressive 34-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams last week and host New England Sunday with Matt Cassel facing his own teammates. But now the Vikings have to cope with the loss of Peterson, who was deactivated for the game after being indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child .

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata, NFL Players, Opinion

TwinCities

Vikings-Patriots at TCF Bank Stadium: live coverage

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings, left, celebrates his late second-quarter touchdown with quarterback Matt Cassel in the end zone Sunday. The Vikings take on the New England Patriots at noon Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Greg Jennings, NFL Players

Recordpub.com

NFL Week 2 Preview: Must wins? Maybe not, but close

Brady will see an old friend, former backup Matt Cassel, on the other side, starting for the Vikings.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Cordarrelle Patterson, NFL Players, NFC, NFC West, St. Louis Rams

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Boston.com

Five Vikings to Keep an Eye on Against the Pats

The 26-year old defensive end is a light, pass rushing demon a la Miami's Cameron Wake, who is only the reigning AFC Defensive Player of the Week thanks to the havoc he wreaked on Sebastian Vollmer, Michael Hoomanawanui and anyone else wearing a Pats uniform who tried to get in his way last Sunday. Griffen, who lines up at right end more often than not, gets after the opposing QB in a big way, rolling up two of his team's five sacks last week in the Vikings' big win against the Rams, which gave him 15.5 since the start of the 2012 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, NFC, NFC North, Teddy Bridgewater, NFL Players, Christian Ponder, Everson Griffen

TwinCities

Charley Walters: Minnesota Vikings-New England Patriots game a...

Among the 53,000 spectators who'll attend Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game at TCF Bank Stadium will be Jason Kapsner. A former Eden Prairie High star quarterback, Kapsner also was a quarterback teammate of Patriots celebrated Tom Brady at Michigan.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Adam Thielen, Matt Kalil, Brian Robison, Chad Greenway, NFL Players

Star Tribune

Hartman: Cassel has played at a high level in the past

Matt Cassel was a career backup quarterback, even in college at Southern California, until 2008, when he filled in for Tom Brady and led the Patriots to an 11-5 record that wasn't quite good enough to get New England into the postseason. only got a chance to start six games last season as the team used three different starting quarterbacks, and there's no question he should perform better given a chance to start the whole season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Players, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Tom Brady

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rams sign Quinn to 4-year contract extension

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel is hit by St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn while throwing an incomplete pass during the first quarter an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Sports, St. Louis Rams, NFL Football, Robert Quinn, NFL Players, Minnesota Vikings, Matt Kalil, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings)

Boston.com

Back It Up Cassel, Former Patriots Quarterback Still Making It HappenSports

Eric Wilbur is a Boston.com sports columnist who is still in awe of what Dana Kiecker pulled off that one time in Toronto. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children.

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Related Topix: Sports, New England Patriots, NFL Football, Stephen Gostkowski, Tom Brady, NFL Players, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Isportsweb.com

Minnesota Vikings: Why the Vikings can beat the Patriots at TCF Bank

After a win in his first game as an NFL head coach, Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings will be welcoming the New England Patriots for their first home game at TCF Bank Stadium for the 2014 season. Bill Belichick and the Patriots, on the other hand, are coming off a loss against the Miami Dolphins, and will try and avoid a dreaded 0-2 start to their season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, NFL Players, Mike Zimmer, Tom Brady, Everson Griffen

Examiner.com

Adrian Peterson indicted in Houston, status for Sunday unknown

The Minnesota Vikings were a trendy pick by some pundits as a team that could surprise many people this season. With a very good defense and a new offense under coordinator Norv Turner, the Vikings definitely have the pieces in place to make a run.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), NFL Players, Matt Asiata

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