Adrian Peterson could become a bigger part of Minnesota’s passing game while it looks like Sam Bradford and Peyton Hillis will be out another week.
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Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Aaron Curry, Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions, Jason Brown, Jay Ratliff, Joe Berger, Matt Cassel, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Phillip Rivers, Playbook, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans
With six minutes to go in the fourth quarter, his Chargers down by three, Phillip Rivers released what must have looked to him like an easy completion to his go-to-receiver on a pivotal 3rd-and-6.
Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Al Davis, Carson Palmer, Charles Davis, Christian Ponder, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Dave Dameshek, Donovan McNabb, Jimmy Graham, LeBron James, Leslie Frazier, Michael Lombardi, Mike Munchak, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Terrell Owens
The Cincinnati Bengals’ trade of disgruntled quarterback Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday stands as one of the biggest draft-day deals in NFL history.
Posted: Monday, October 17th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Al Davis, Detroit Lions, Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell, Jerry Jones, Jim Harbaugh, Jim Schwartz, John Beck, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Rex Grossman, San Francisco 49ers, Sean Payton, Steve Mariucci, Tom Brady
The near-fight between 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Lions coach Jim Schwartz was the talk of the NFL on Sunday, overshadowing San Francisco’s 25-19 victory over previously undefeated Detroit.
Posted: Monday, October 10th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, aubrayo franklin, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chris Hoke, Chris Johnson, Darrelle Revis, DeSean Jackson, George Wilson, Green Bay Packers, Jackie Battle, Jason Avant, Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs, Kyle Wilson, LeGarrette Blount, Marshall Newhouse, Marshawn Lynch, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Patrick Peterson, Patrick Willis, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Tom Brady, Wes Welker
Another exciting week of games on Sunday – which means another interesting day of Monday tape study.
Posted: Friday, October 7th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, Cam Newton, Chad Henne, Darrelle Revis, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Nnamdi Asomugha, Roddy White, Sage Rosenfels, Steve Smith, Wes Welker
Friday at midday is the deadline to vote for last week’s top NFL performances on NFL.com.
Good news for the Detroit Lions: Recent history says they now have an 82 percent chance of making their first playoff appearance since 1999. The Lions, along with the Packers, are off to a 4-0 start. Since 1990, 50 of the 61 teams to win their first four games have gone on to the postseason.
Donovan McNabb says the winless Vikings are in must-win territory, and we’ve heard plenty of suggestions as to how to make that happen against Detroit in Week 3. Maybe that starts with a bigger dose of Adrian Peterson.
From Michael Lombardi’s perspective, Donovan McNabb has plenty of job security in Minnesota.
Vikings safety Tyrell Johnson was arrested early Tuesday for suspicion of impaired driving, The Star Tribune reported, citing Hennepin County jail records.
It has been a steep fall for Vikings fans since the team’s heart-breaking loss to the Saints in NFC Championship Game two seasons ago.
With some fans suggesting that the Colts use their 0-2 start as a reason to tank it and win the rights to draft Stanford’s Andrew Luck, one memorable Colts passer from yesteryear believes he could be the answer for the Peyton Manning-less squad.
NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi believes there’s legitimacy to the concern over the offense in Minnesota.
Donovan McNabb and the Vikings have spent the week convincing anyone who will listen that it’s not all about stats. NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi agrees.
Tom Brady‘s air show Monday night was the talk of the NFL, but lost in the afterglow of Brady’s 517 passing yards and New England’s 38-24 victory is the fact that Dolphins QB Chad Henne was pretty good, too. In fact, the teams combined for 906 net yards passing, an NFL record. Watch all the dizzying highlights here.