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QBs Lock, Grier, Jones among NFL prospects at Senior Bowl

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — NFL scouts, coaches and prospects have gathered in Mobile, Alabama, for the Senior Bowl.
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NFL prospect Rashan Gary is a pioneer with own sports agency

StarTribune.com (LARRY LAGE) — Rashan Gary is living his dream as the founder and CEO of his own sports agency.
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Rams' McVay knows PI call missed, but also saw Goff facemask

StarTribune.com (GREG BEACHAM) — When the Los Angeles Rams' team bus rolled into their suburban training complex after a boisterous flight from New Orleans, the players and coaches were greeted by rowdy fans welcoming home the...
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Hurdles cleared, Patriots head to 3rd straight Super Bowl

StarTribune.com (KYLE HIGHTOWER) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots'...
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Saints owner vows to pursue changes in NFL policies

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — Saints owner Gayle Benson says she pledges to aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies that will promote more "fairness and integrity."
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Bummed out Chiefs head into offseason full of optimism

StarTribune.com (DAVE SKRETTA) — The Kansas City Chiefs came within a heartbeat of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 49 years, taking the greatest dynasty in NFL history to overtime in the AFC title game.
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Nine years later, Vikings fans revel in Saints' 'what-if' NFC title game loss

StarTribune.com (Michael Rand) — Welcome to the Monday edition of The Cooler, where schadenfreude is the Minnesota equivalent of winning the Super Bowl. Let's get to it.Any NFL season that advances far enough that the Vikings are...
  • 18 hr 41 min ago

NFL to play 4 games in London next season, 1 in Mexico City

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The NFL will play four games in London next season but did not say which would be at Tottenham's delayed new stadium and which would be at Wembley.
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Officiating helps determine Super Bowl teams

StarTribune.com (BARRY WILNER) — The last thing the NFL would ever want is for an officiating mistake to decide the Super Bowl.
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Veteran Patriots beat Chiefs to return to Super Bowl

StarTribune.com (DAVE SKRETTA) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did what they've done for the better part of two decades.
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Blown call stands out, but Rams are still amazing LA Story

StarTribune.com (PAUL NEWBERRY) — An egregious mistake by the refs overshadowed the Los Angeles Rams' moment of triumph.
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Chiefs' defense collapses in 37-31 OT loss to Patriots

StarTribune.com (DAVE SKRETTA) — The dominant story line all week had been how the AFC championship game represented a passing of the torch, from Tom Brady to Patrick Mahomes and the New England Patriots to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT

StarTribune.com (BARRY WILNER) — The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady's brilliance.
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Call was bad for Saints, but the playcalling was, too

StarTribune.com (JIM SOUHAN) — There were plenty of questionable officiating rulings in both championship games. But based on their earlier decisions, the Saints can't say they were cheated.
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Payton: Obvious missed call cost Saints a Super Bowl berth

StarTribune.com (BRETT MARTEL) — Sean Payton was glassy-eyed, calm and shrugged his shoulders at times, seemingly resigned to New Orleans' bitter fate — as unfair as he thought it was.
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Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl

StarTribune.com (PAUL NEWBERRY) — Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime and the Los Angeles Rams, helped by a huge missed call by the officials, advanced to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans...
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How the Chiefs, Patriots, Saints and Rams built their offensive lines

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Offensive line is a strength shared by the four conference finalists. Here's a look at how the Chiefs, Patriots, Saints and Rams acquired their 20 starting linemen.
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Rams, Saints, Chiefs and Patriots know how to build offensive lines

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — On the NFL: This year's last four teams standing are a combined 53-15 and represent the top two seeds in each conference for the first time since 2015. Each team is different, yet all have much in...
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Blog Articles

2018 Vikings grades: Brian O'Neill a silver lining for the offensive line

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — At the core of the Vikings' issues on offense remained a beleaguered offensive line, which lost one starter in training camp, waited until Week 4 to start another and eventually started eight...
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2018 Vikings grades: Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs emerge as top NFL duo

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs became just the seventh duo in NFL history to each catch 100 passes in a season. They did so as the two lifelines for a middling Vikings offense, limited in receiver...
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2018 Vikings grades: Kyle Rudolph, Dalvin Cook filled underwhelming roles

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Running backs and tight ends were pulled in many directions for a tumultuous 2018 Vikings offense. The end result was underwhelming roles for weapons tight end Kyle Rudolph and running back Dalvin...
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2018 grades: Kirk Cousins' first Vikings season busted when it mattered most

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Kirk Cousins might as well have had a cavalcade surrounding him when he arrived last spring proclaimed as the Vikings' missing piece to reach an elusive Super Bowl. Cousins, who started...
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2018 Vikings grades: Safety Harrison Smith leads a deep secondary

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings defense became the NFL's first since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the 1998 and 1999 seasons to force the fewest passing touchdowns in back-to-back seasons.Historical success wasn't...
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2018 Vikings grades, linebackers: Anthony Barr's contract season leaves you wanting more

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — At the center of the Vikings' defensive issues to begin 2018 were a pair of linebackers either running toward or put into the wrong places at the wrong times. Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, a...
  • 11 days ago
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2018 Vikings grades, D-line: Danielle Hunter's name among the NFL's best

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Welcome to the first of our 2018 Vikings grades. We'll start with the defensive line, which accounted for 34.5 of the Vikings' 50 sacks this season (third in the NFL).Grades are based on a 1-to-5...
  • 12 days ago
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Dirk Koetter emerges as potential Vikings OC candidate

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — As the Vikings approach the expiration of Kevin Stefanski's contract on Tuesday, it still seems possible the interim offensive coordinator will be back in the permanent role for the 2019 season....
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Vikings' Danielle Hunter, Harrison Smith voted second-team All-Pro selections

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Danielle Hunter can add an All-Pro selection to his career year.Hunter was voted as a second-team All-Pro pick by a national panel of 50 media members. The rising Vikings star had a career-high...
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Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes: 'Lesson learned' about rushing back from injuries

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — A year after being named a first-team All-Pro cornerback, Xavier Rhodes had a career-low seven pass deflections in 14 games for the Vikings this season.Rhodes' health appeared to be a big reason...
  • 21 days ago
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Decisions await Vikings after disappointing season

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — The Vikings' fall, from a 13-3 season in 2017 to an 8-7-1 record and missing the playoffs in 2018, is bound to produce offseason questions. And given the contract statuses of their top...
  • 21 days ago
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Vikings-Bears inactives: Xavier Rhodes will not play

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Rookie cornerback Holton Hill will be put in another big spot Sunday against the Bears, since the Vikings' top corner is inactive.Xavier Rhodes will not play due to a groin injury that held him to...
  • 22 days ago
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Injury reports: Eric Kendricks out for Vikings, two Bears starters doubtful

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Four Vikings players have been ruled out for Sunday's win-and-in game against the Bears.Linebacker Eric Kendricks will be held out for a second game due to a hamstring injury. He was unable to...
  • 24 days ago
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Vikings have allowed NFL's most fumble and interception return TDs in 2018

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — A year after leading the league in both scoring defense and yards against, the Vikings aren't going to repeat either title in 2018. They rank third in the NFL in yards allowed, with 362 more than...
  • 24 days ago
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Mailbag: Who are the Vikings offensive and defensive MVPs?

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Every Thursday morning we'll answer your Vikings questions submitted for our weekly Access Vikings podcast and post-game OverTime video. From @jrm531: Heading into Week 17, who do you have as the...
  • 25 days ago
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NFC's sixth seeds are 14-14 in first-round playoff games

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — With Arizona limping into Seattle with its 3-12 record, the Seahawks are very, very likely to capture the NFC's fifth seed. That leaves the Vikings stuck in the sixth seed if they beat the Bears...
  • 26 days ago
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