| Aug 14, 2012
| 5:33 AM
MANKATO, Minn. — Preseason games can be difficult to analyze and often misleading, but no NFL team feels good about allowing 260 yards rushing in one night.
That’s what happened to the Minnesota Vikings in San Francisco last Friday while...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Tenth in a series exploring the April 26-28 NFL draft. Next: Defensive ends.
There are more teams looking for safeties than there are desirable safeties in this draft. As a result, look for some to be drafted too high. Aside from Mark Barron, there aren'...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Every weekday until tomorrow, the day before the first round of the NFL draft, The Sun will examine where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Finally, after months of teams poking and prodding NFL draft prospects, scouts picking apart players they had previously pumped up, and media folks like me doing hours of homework trying to make sense of it all, the 2012 NFL draft is less than 48 hours...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 8:51 PM
NEW YORK – The Minnesota Vikings didn't take a chance on Harrison Smith hanging around for six more picks. Instead, they traded up into the 1st round with the Baltimore Ravens, and drafted the former University of Notre Dame safety with the 29th...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 7:46 PM
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have experienced a significant talent decline in two seasons since reaching the NFC championship game, and with that turnover has also come a loss of leadership.
So the Vikings are not only seeking...
| Jun 7, 2012
Max Redfield may know which schools are currently at the top of the list, but the safety from Mission Viejo, Calif., is in no hurry to make a decision. The senior-to-be at Mission Viejo High said Oregon, USC, Washington, LSU and Notre Dame are leading...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 4:55 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — In a telling fit of frustration appropriate for Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Vikings, Bears wide receiver Devin Hester followed up a failed late fourth-down conversion by throwing his helmet against the turf of Mall of America Field....
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Smash-mouth football, once an offensive trademark of the NFL’s charter franchise that produced the great Walter Payton, died before its time last week in Chicago after a recent bout with negligence. It was ageless.
On fourth-and-1 against the...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:25 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Lovie Smith stood in the middle of the cramped visitors locker room Sunday afternoon with his hands on his hips waiting for the rest of his team to assemble.
A week after melting down in the final minutes and overtime against the...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:27 AM
After the season, the Bears plan to begin expanding Halas Hall, but they might need to build out the training room now.
In what resembled a last-man-standing battle, they beat the rival Vikings 28-10 on Sunday at Soldier Field, but the badly needed...