Adrian Peterson

2018 NFL free agency: Bills would be foolish pursuing Teddy Bridgewater as Tyrod Taylor replacement

Jan 21,2018<p>There isn’t a bigger question lingering over the Buffalo Bills’ offseason than what their plan for the quarterback position moving forward is. There’s a strong chance that veteran Tyrod Taylor won’t be with the team, leaving Nathan Peterman as the lone passer under contract for …

Buffalo Bills

The Vikings Are Doom Dressed Up As Hope

The franchise has a unique history of being betrayed by its greatest strength when it matters most.<p>There’s nothing very special about a rotten …

Sports

Adrian Peterson Pump Up Message to Vikings ... 'No Regrets!'

He's a legend in Minnesota ... and that's why <b>Adrian Peterson</b> was all about giving his former team a pump-up speech before the NFC Championship …

Fantasy Football

NFBC Sleepers

We added the average draft positions for National Fantasy Baseball Championship leagues to our projections pages! Right now only Steamer is up and so …

Sports Analytics

Saints: positive takeaways from loss at Minnesota, season as a whole

These hearts will be broken for awhile. However, the Saints can become even better next year and it showed in Minnesota despite the loss.<p>What a …

NFL

State of the Saints by position 2018: Running backs

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Alvin Kamara<p>The 2017 Season was a breakout for the Saints running backs. Not just for the franchise but historically in …

NFL

A look back at the Eagles' last trip to the NFC championship game

The Eagles have made it to the NFC championship game for the first time in nine years. The last trip wasn't nearly as smooth as this one.

DeSean Jackson

5 way-too-early Heisman Trophy candidates for 2018

With last season firmly in the rear-view mirror, it's tempting to spend the winter months daydreaming about what the 2018 campaign has in store, and …

College Football

Inside the Viking World Order, the Exclusive Club of Minnesota Vikings Superfans

<i>The following is excerpted from the book SUPERFANS: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom by George Dohrmann. Copyright © 2018 by George</i> …

NFL

Eleven active players who should be first-ballot Hall of Famers

When the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 is announced, Ray Lewis and Randy Moss have a chance to join a relatively exclusive club: …

Dwight Freeney

David Johnson talks coach, contract, Fitz

Posted by Darren Urban on January 18, 2018 – 4:44 pm<p>David Johnson’s wrist is healed, with his strength and full range of motion having returned, and …

Blaine Gabbert

Free agent focus 2018: Jerick McKinnon could be an intriguing gadget on offense

If you were looking at the precious “yards after catch statistics” for 2017, you would have to look past the Top-50 before you found a Dallas Cowboy …

Jerick McKinnon

The Coldest Vikings Game Ever Played

×<p>Photograph by Tom Lynn/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images<p>Inside the Stadium at the Coldest Vikings Game<p>An entire generation of Vikings fans grew up in …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Cardinals’ Top Plays Of 2017: Offense

The Cardinals battled myriad injuries on offense in 2017, but still had their fair share of memorable moments. Here are the picks for the top five …

Kerwynn Williams

Coach has Vikings in uncharted territory

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Mike Zimmer was already smiling more than usual, sporting a relaxed look of satisfaction rarely revealed in public during the NFL season, when he really let his guard down a few minutes into his postgame news conference deep inside Minnesota’s still-buzzing stadium.<p>“Hey, let’s …

Mike Zimmer

A Spagnuolo return? What Pat Shurmur means for Giants

<i>It looks as if Pat Shurmur will be the new head coach of the Giants. What are Giants fans to make of this? Here are some answers to some pertinent</i> …

Steve Spagnuolo

Saints' salary cap in decent shape as Drew Brees, Kenny Vaccaro lead to-do list

METAIRIE, La. -- It's now Day 2 of the New Orleans Saints' offseason. Has the sting started to wear off yet?<p>Didn't think so.<p>But you can add this to …

Drew Brees

The season that was: How would a perfect draft have looked?

You won your fantasy league this year. You earned bragging rights over all of your friends. You crushed the draft, taking Todd Gurley in the second …

Football (U.S.)

Will Alvin Kamara be promoted to starter in 2018?

The Saints multi-threat rookie rusher eyes a bigger role in the backfield next season.<p>The season began very differently than it ended for New Orleans Saints rookie running back Alvin Kamara. Kamara started the year as the third-string rusher in New Orleans behind Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson. He …

Alvin Kamara

The best and worst NFL free-agent signings of 2017

The highest-impact signing of the 2017 offseason happened on March 31, more than three weeks after the frenzied opening of the NFL free-agent market. …

A. J. Bouye

Re-seeding the Vikings and NFL playoffs

My view of the strength of the final four teams in the NFL playoffs, regardless of game site:<p>1. New England Patriots<p>Have allowed the fewest points in …

Mike Zimmer

2018 NFL Draft: New Orleans Saints team needs, draft picks, prospects to watch

With their 2017 season over, it's time for Saints fans to turn their attention to the draft<p>The story of the Saints in recent seasons has been Drew …

Drew Brees

Re-grading every NFL team's 2017 offseason

Few paid much attention last March when the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year contract for $2 million. That move became one of the …

Ryan Ramczyk

Vikings' Case Keenum, Stefon Diggs Were Written Off – Then They Made History

For the Minnesota Vikings to finally win a Super Bowl, it has to happen when we least expect it<p>The Vikings entered the divisional round of the …

Stefon Diggs

Arizona Cardinals set at running back for near future

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals escapes the tackle of Glover Quin #27 of the Detroit Lions during a second …

NFL

Saints vs. Vikings: How the two teams match up in the NFC divisional round

The Minnesota Vikings are looking to paint the town purple.<p>The upstart Vikings are two wins away from becoming the first franchise to play in a Super Bowl in its own stadium.<p>Sunday’s game could be the toughest test. The New Orleans Saints don’t have quite the smothering defense of the Vikings, but …

Mike Zimmer

America’s Blind Eye – Willful Ignorance

What do the topics of football, smoking, gun control and climate change have to do with each other? While disparate subjects, their common factor is <b>willful ignorance</b>. Worse, that willful ignorance often was to the detriment of active participants, as well as family, friends and frequently innocent …

Troy Aikman

It’s all about balance as Vikings chase Super Bowl after dumping Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS – The secret to a healthy life, they say, is in maintaining a proper balance.The success of a football team can hinge on that too.The …

Latavius Murray

Vikings’ Jerick McKinnon, Latavius Murray don’t like being the other backs

Shirtless at his locker following Friday’s practice, Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon let everyone know that he has a bone to pick.“Every time I …

Latavius Murray

NFL landscape proves 49ers should be aggressive in free agency

Jan 12,2018<p>It’s fair to look at the 49ers with expectations of incremental improvement in 2018. After all, Kyle Shanahan’s team is just a few months removed being 0-9 and potentially competing with the Browns for the top pick in the NFL draft. Suddenly vaulting to a bye in the first round of the …

Le'Veon Bell