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3 hrs ago | Rant Sports
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.
6 hrs ago | TSN.ca
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.
10 hrs ago | BleacherReport
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.
14 hrs ago | The Morning Call
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.
15 hrs ago | Boston Herald
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:12 pm
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