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Kirk Cousins’s Vikings deal is a sign NFL players won’t be exploited anymore

For years football players have risked their health for contracts with very little guaranteed money. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback may have changed thatWho knows if Kirk Cousins will take the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl.There has always lin…

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NFL off-season hots up with Cousins set for Vikings as Brees sticks with Saints

Washington QB set to sign $84m deal with MinnesotaFuture Hall of Famer Brees will see out career in New OrleansDenver upgrade at quarterback to complement strong defenseThe biggest question of the NFL off-season appears to be settled with ESPN reportin…

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NFL: Top 10 plays from the championship games – video

The New England Patriots left it late as they rallied past the Jacksonville Jaguars in a 24-20 comeback victory. The quarterback Tom Brady’s throw to the wide receiver Danny Amendola clinches No 1 in the top 10 plays of the weekend. Meanwhile, the Phil…

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Eagles set up Super Bowl date with Patriots after crushing Vikings

Minnesota Vikings 7-38 Philadelphia Eagles: as it happenedPhilly back in title decider for first time since 2004 seasonNick Foles throws three touchdowns in superb performanceMaybe it’s time for Philly to forget Carson Wentz. Nick Foles may well be goo…

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Minnesota Vikings v Philadelphia Eagles: NFC championship game – live!

Vikings (14-3) and Eagles (14-3) face off for trip to Super Bowl LIITweet David at @LengelDavid or email him 1.15am GMT Nick FolesHe doesn’t look like Carson Wentz right now. He looks like Joe Montana. Or Peyton Manning. Or Aaron Rogers. Or…Tom Brady…

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The NFL playoffs show you don’t need a great quarterback to succeed

The NFL is a quarterback-driven league but three of the four teams left standing this season don’t have superstars under centerEach April at the top of the NFL draft, teams grab at quarterbacks they envision leading them to glory. But none of the four …

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NFL: top five plays from the Divisional Round – video highlights

Case Keenum’s game-winning touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs for the Minnesota Vikings tops our list of plays from this weekend’s NFL Divisional Round play-offs. Minnesota now travel to Philadelphia for the NFC Championship Game after the Eagles’ win over…

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The Vikings needed a miracle against the Saints … they got a beautiful one

This has been a season of improbable storylines for Minnesota, and now they are one victory away from a Super Bowl in their own backyardIn 51 years of Super Bowls no team has ever played for football’s championship on their home field. The closest were…

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Vikings earn mind-bending win over Saints with last-gasp TD in NFL playoffs

Stefon Diggs scores 61-yard touchdown in dying seconds to grab victoryNew Orleans Saints 24-29 Minnesota Vikings: as it happenedVikings will play Philadelphia Eagles for place in Super BowlCase Keenum completed a last-ditch heave on the game’s final pl…

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NFC divisional playoff: New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings – live!

Third string to north star: the unlikely rise of the Vikings’ Case KeenumEmail hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @HunterFelt 9.07pm GMT We’re a few minutes away from this officially becoming the Case Keenum-Blake Bortles Playoffs… 8.57pm…

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From third string to north star: the unlikely rise of the Vikings’ Case Keenum

An undrafted quarterback who spent years bouncing around the NFL has the Vikings within touching distance of a first Super Bowl appearance in 41 yearsPop quiz: which NFL player finished second to Carson Wentz in total quarterback rating during the regu…

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Few will be surprised if the NFC’s ‘best’ teams lose next weekend

It’s probably unfair to say this but Minnesota and Philadelphia simply don’t have the quarterbacks to make a convincing playoff runOver the last 42 years the regular season’s top teams have gone to the playoffs with an expectation of winning their firs…

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Few will be surprised if the NFC’s ‘best’ teams lose next weekend

It’s probably unfair to say this but Minnesota and Philadelphia simply don’t have the quarterbacks to make a convincing playoff runOver the last 42 years the regular season’s top teams have gone to the playoffs with an expectation of winning their firs…

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Minnesota Vikings hold off Detroit Lions’ rally for seventh straight win

Keenum throws three touchdowns as Vikings tighten grip on NFC NorthVikings hold off rally to take three-game lead over Lions in division raceMinnesota’s Everson Griffen announces birth of baby on shirt after sackCase Keenum threw for two touchdowns and…

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New Orleans Saints beat Washington for eighth straight win – video highlights

The New Orleans Saints stretched their winning streak to eight games in week 11 of the NFL, clawing back a 15-point deficit inside the final six minutes of regulation to defeat Washington 34-31. A superb catch from Roger Lewis Junior helped the New Yor…

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NFL Week 10: Washington’s Maurice Harris makes ‘catch of the year’ – video highlights

Washington wide receiver Maurice Harris makes a spectacular one-handed touchdown grab on Sunday in what is being called the ‘catch of the year’. The 36-yard play was originally ruled incomplete but then changed to a touchdown after Washington challenge…

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NFL wrap: ‘Catch of the year’ can’t save Washington against strong Vikings

Maurice Harris grabs one-handed TD catch on opening drivePittsburgh are 7-2 after narrow win after struggling IndianapolisGreen Bay get much needed win; New Orleans dominate BuffaloCase Keenum threw touchdowns to four different receivers to build a big…

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Superb Sam Bradford shreds Saints to ruin Peterson’s return to Vikings

  • Minnesota beat New Orleans 29-19 on Monday Night Football
  • Vikings quarterback throws for 346 yards and three touchdowns

Sam Bradford started his second season with Minnesota in style, passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns to help the Vikings beat New Orleans 29-19 on Monday night and spoil Adrian Peterson’s first game with the Saints.

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Minnesota Vikings’ new glass-plated stadium becomes ‘death trap’ for birds

  • US Bank Stadium study shows birds are flying into its clear glass
  • Conservation groups want authorities to make stadium bird-safe

The US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which opened last June and cost more than $1bn of mostly taxpayer money, is beautiful, large, glassy – and deadly to birds.

A new report from a trio of conservation groups reveals that – for wildlife, at least – vast swathes of the new home of the Minnesota Vikings are indistinguishable from the sky and birds are being killed by flying straight into the stadium’s 200,000 sq ft of gleaming, clear glass.

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Standing Rock protesters unfurl banner over field at Minneapolis NFL game

Demonstrator rappels down banner at US Bank Stadium targeting Dakota Access pipeline during game between Minnesota Vikings and Chicago BearsIn Minneapolis on Sunday protesters unfurled a banner protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, high above the …