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Since Minneapolis hosted Super Bowl in 1992, the NFL has turned on its head

StarTribune.com Thursday is the 25th anniversary of the 26th Super Bowl, the only one to be held in Minnesota. But Super Bowl LII is fast approaching.
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A predictably unpredictable formula for the 2018 NFL playoff field

StarTribune.com Step into the lab and see what Dr. Craig’s formula spits out.
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Vikings promote Kevin Stefanski to QB coach, hire two others

TwinCities.com (Chad Graff) — To replace former quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, the Vikings are promoting longtime assistant Kevin Stefanski to his fifth role in 12 years with the team. Stefanski was one of four offensive...
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Vikings name Pat Shurmur full-time OC

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Pat Shurmur's interim tag has been removed. After replacing Norv Turner as the Vikings OC when Turner resigned midseason, Minnesota has decided to keep Shurmur at the position on a permanent basis.
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Vikings name Pat Shurmur offensive coordinator

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Pat Shurmur's interim tag has been removed. After replacing Norv Turner as the Vikings OC when Turner resigned midseason, Minnesota has decided to keep Shurmur there on a full-time basis.
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Vikings officially confirm Shurmur's return, reveal new offensive staff

StarTribune.com The Vikings officially confirmed today that Pat Shurmur, who took over as the offensive play-caller on an interim basis midway through the 2016 season, will be the team’s full-time offensive...
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Top offensive tackle options slim in 'mediocre' draft class, says Mel Kiper Jr.

StarTribune.com Should the Vikings look to this spring’s NFL Draft to rebuild at offensive tackle, one analyst doesn’t see many top options.“It’s not a great year at all,” ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. said. “Probably a...
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Randy Moss to KG: I should have left Vikings after rookie year

StarTribune.com Two of the greatest Minnesota sports personalities and performers of the last 25 years shared a stage Thursday night when Randy Moss joined Kevin Garnett’s “Area 21″ on TNT. The Timberwolves were...
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Adrian Peterson has three teams he'd like to play for if not the Vikings

StarTribune.com But he adds he wants to stay with the Vikings … and get his $18 million.
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Pro Bowl bid overdue for Vikings' Linval Joseph

StarTribune.com The first honor for the Vikings defensive tackle comes after he took his game to another level.
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Does Packers defense have enough?

StarTribune.com The Packers defense will face its toughest test in Atlanta, so will it take more risks? The WSJ/Madison.com’s Tom Oates and Noah Coslov preview Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
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We don't know yet if Sam Bradford is a Super Bowl-caliber QB

StarTribune.com If you’re a Vikings fan with the stomach to watch this weekend’s NFL playoff games, you will probably see two pretty entertaining games.You will most definitely see great quarterbacks.Aaron...
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Vikings’ Adrian Peterson considering Giants, Bucs, Texans

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Nearly everyone has questioned whether Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who will be 32 in March, is worth the $18 million salary he’s due in 2017. And almost anyone who has pondered...
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Adrian Peterson admits he has eyes on hometown Texans, other teams

StarTribune.com Adrian Peterson suggested today that he believes he still deserves to earn $18 million this upcoming season and named three teams he would have interest in playing for in 2017 if the Vikings...
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Linebacker Chad Greenway ponders future with Vikings

StarTribune.com The 11th-year linebacker, after anticipating 2016 would be his final season, is weighing his options.
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The Loop’s NFL Picks: Conference championships

TwinCities.com (Kevin Cusick) — Every Thursday, Kevin Cusick makes his predictions against the latest Las Vegas point spread, the way God intended ...
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Vikings officially confirm Shurmur's return, reveal new offensive staff

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings officially confirmed today that Pat Shurmur, who took over as the offensive play-caller on an interim basis midway through the 2016 season, will be the team’s full-time offensive...
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Top offensive tackle options slim in 'mediocre' draft class, says Mel Kiper Jr.

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Should the Vikings look to this spring’s NFL Draft to rebuild at offensive tackle, one analyst doesn’t see many top options.“It’s not a great year at all,” ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. said. “Probably a...
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Adrian Peterson admits he has eyes on hometown Texans, other teams

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Adrian Peterson suggested today that he believes he still deserves to earn $18 million this upcoming season and named three teams he would have interest in playing for in 2017 if the Vikings...
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Paton a finalist for 49ers opening

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — George Paton is one of three finalists for the still-vacant GM job with the 49ers, according to the Sacramento Bee, which adds that the 49ers plan to bring in Paton and the two other finalists for...
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Grades, outlook: Vikings' kicking, punting options open after uneven year on special teams

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — This is the eighth in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: OL / RB, TE / WR / QB/ DL/ LB / DBSpecial teams didn’t escape the highs and lows of...
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Vikings grades, outlook: Xavier Rhodes catches on for Vikings' stingy secondary

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — This is the seventh in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: OL / RB, TE / WR / QB / DL / LBFor the first time since Mike Zimmer gutted the...
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Vikings reportedly will hire Kennedy Polamalu as running backs coach

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings are expected to hire former UCLA offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu as running backs coach, per multiple reports.Polamalu, who played fullback collegiately at USC, was the...
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Vikings grades, outlook: Anthony Barr's quiet season an enigma at linebacker

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — This is the sixth in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: OL / RB, TE / WR / QB / DLAnthony Barr, the former ninth-overall pick, played more...
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Vikings grades, outlook: Danielle Hunter breaks through crowded defensive line, makes bid to start

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — This is the fifth in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: OL / RB, TE / WR / QBThe Vikings’ vaunted defensive line started strong, leading the...
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Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph named to first Pro Bowl as alternate

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings will be sending a fifth player to the Pro Bowl this month.Nose tackle Linval Joseph, who finished third on the team with 77 combined tackles, will replace Los Angeles Rams star Aaron...
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Vikings grades, outlook: Sam Bradford's season both limited and well navigated

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — This is the fourth in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: OL / RB, TE / WRA turbulent season for the Vikings offense began with Teddy...
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Full list of Vikings' 2017 free agents

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have 19 players who are set to become free agents when the new league year begins on March 9. Among those free agents are a few former first-round picks and several starters from the...
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Vikings grades, outlook: Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs carry load for top picks at receiver

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — This is the third in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: OL / RB, TE The Vikings got a lot from two smaller contracts and not enough from...
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Vikings coordinator George Edwards to coach East-West Shrine Game

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards will serve as one of the two head coaches in the 92nd annual East-West Shrine Game, a college all-star game that helps showcase draft-eligible...
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Vikings grades, outlook: Kyle Rudolph the lone standout among tight ends, backs

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — This is the second in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: Offensive lineKyle Rudolph’s career year for the Vikings was a bright spot, but not...
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Vikings part ways with QB coach Scott Turner

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings are parting ways with quarterbacks coach Scott Turner.Turner, the son of former Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, was on coach Mike Zimmer’s original Vikings staff in 2014 and...
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Vikings grades and position outlook: Berger, Boone lead underwhelming offensive line

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — This is the first in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Flexibility is the silver lining for an injury-riddled and underachieving offensive line group,...
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Vikings' Adam Thielen one of NFL's most effective downfield threats during breakout season

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Silver linings are few and far between for the Vikings’ 28th-ranked offense limited by both player and coaching turnover during the 2016 season.But one bright spot includes the seeds of a...
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Cordarrelle Patterson named All-Pro kick returner for second time in career

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Vikings kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson has been recognized as the NFL’s best again.Patterson, who led the league averaging 31.7 yards per kick return, has been named the first-team All-Pro...
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Cordarrelle Patterson the lone Vikings player to get an All-Pro nod

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Cordarrelle Patterson is the Vikings’ lone representative on the AP’s All-Pro teams for 2016. Patterson made their first team as a kickoff returner.Patterson led the NFL with an average of 31.7...
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