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Peterson Up For FedEx Award

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 28, 2010 – 12:47 pm

Adrian Peterson ripped through the Detroit Lions defense  last Sunday to the tune of 160 rushing yards and 2 TDs on 23 carries, a performance that led the Vikings to a 24-10 victory at Mall of America Field.

That performance has also earned him consideration for the Week 3 FedEx Ground Player of the Week award. Fans can click on this link to vote for Peterson, who is now the NFC’s leading rusher and is ranked 2nd in the NFL.

Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 8:00 a.m. CTon Tuesday through 11:00 a.m. CT on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com. New this year, fans will be able to keep tabs on the achievements of their favorite Air & Ground players (and others) with the NFL Milestone Tracker, presented by FedEx.

Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program, FedEx continues its support of Safe Kids USA by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players’ names. The funding, allocated to local Safe Kids coalitions in that team’s city, is used for pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and safety signs to traffic barriers and educational training.


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Submit Your Questions For The Vikings Coordinators

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on September 28, 2010 – 8:33 am

Each week, we ask fans to submit their questions for Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress for the “Ask Coach” segment of “Vikings GamePlan,” which airs on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM on both KARE 11 and FS North.

However, this week it’s time for the Vikings three coordinators — Darrell Bevell (offense), Leslie Frazier (defense), and Brian Murphy (special teams) — to step in for Coach Childress and answer some fan questions.

So, via the comments section below, submit your question, along with which coordinator it’s meant for and your name and hometown, and your question could be answered on this week’s show.


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Bears Top Packers On MNF, Rule NFC

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 28, 2010 – 6:29 am

In the latest illustration of the parity of unpredictability of the NFL, the Chicago Bears defeated the Green Bay Packers 20-17 on Monday night at Soldier Field to improve to 3-0 and grab the top spot in both the NFC North and the entire NFC. The Bears are the only 3-0 team in the conference and they join the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers as the only unbeaten squads in the NFL.

Heading into the 2010 season, it was the Packers and Vikings who were considered NFC North favorites, while the Bears were written off by nearly everyone outside of the Chicago area. Yet here we are, 3 weeks into the NFL season, and it’s the Bears who rule the division and the conference after a pair of division wins plus a huge win on the road at Dallas in Week 2.

Chicago’s defense was opportunistic and Devin Hester made his mark with a pair of terrific punt returns, one of which he took to the house for a 62-yard score in the 4th quarter. Green Bay was penalized 18 times on the night and although the passing game was up to snuff, the ground game just wasn’t there on a consistent basis.

Both the Bears and Packers have time to clean things up for their contests against the Vikings. And the same can be said for the Vikings – they have time to clean things up before they face another NFC North foe. The Vikings travel to Lambeau Field in Week 7 and then to Soldier Field 3 weeks later. Green Bay comes to Minnesota on November 21 and Chicago plays here on December 20.

If Monday night’s game between the Bears and Packers is any indication, the NFC North is going to be tightly-contested all the way to the end of the season.


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