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2 hrs ago | Boston.com
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.
3 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
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.
7 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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.
9 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union
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 .
14 hrs ago | TwinCities
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.
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.
Tim Twentyman takes a look at what the NFC North teams did in Week 1 and what they need to do in Week 2. Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books and the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings find themselves atop the NFC North at 1-0, while the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears both lost their season openers and are currently 0-1. What they did : The Lions were dominant on both sides of the football, out-gaining the Giants 417-197 in Monday night's 35-14 victory.
The "Jet Sweep" has never been more popular than it is after Patterson scores a 76-yard TD. - Michael Thomas The Daily Norseman takes a look at the fantasy prospects of our Minnesota Vikings home opener against the New England Patriots.
Aug 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson celebrates as he scores a touchdown in the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Let's be honest, it's a pretty good time to be a Minnesota Vikings fan.
Cordarrelle Patterson didn't watch many NFL games when he was growing up. "If the Philadelphia Eagles weren't on, I wasn't interested," he said.
The Patriots didn't make the playoffs in 2008 - the only time in the last 11 years New England wasn't in the postseason - but quarterback Matt Cassel salvaged that season and jump-started his own career in the process. Cassel, as you remember, started 15 games after Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury in the 2008 opener.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:50 pm
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