Back in November, when the Los Angeles Rams revealed themselves as a legitimately formidable and dominant team, a significant share of the success seemed like it could be credited to simply getting rid of head coach and possible quarterback poisoner Jeff Fisher. Since then, it is clear that I was too lenient on Fisher.
One week after Doug Pederson game-planned his way to a defensive struggle win over the Atlanta Falcons, his Eagles routed the favored Minnesota Vikings 38-7 and earned Philadelphia its first NFC championship since 2004.
The Eagles have the late game today, which probably isn’t the best-case scenario for Philadelphia. People have been tailgating since 6 a.m. Maybe earlier. The parking lots were a sea of trash by mid-afternoon.
It’s been nearly three whole days since Stefon Diggs caught the ball and turned around to find nothing but open field in front of him, and I’m not ashamed to say I’m still jazzed up about it! If you’re like me, then you will enjoy this latest video compilation of the play, courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings:
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton seems to have a knack for getting cocky at precisely the wrong moments. In December, he threw the “Choke!” sign at Falcons running back Devonta Freeman while Atlanta in the middle of a scoring drive. It comes as no surprise, then, that Payton really played the hell out of…
The thing to notice for in fan reaction videos to the final miraculous play of Sunday’s Vikings win is the sound—sort of a double-surge of joy, first when Stefon Diggs goes up to get the pass, and second when he turns around and everyone realizes there’s no one between him and the end zone.
Twelve or so hours later and I still don’t know what happened. I don’t know what Marcus Williams was thinking when he went low, and also a little sideways, and ended up missing Stefon Diggs altogether and instead taking out his own teammate, allowing Diggs to float unthreatened down the field for one of the most…
I scared the shit out of my kids. They had already been subjected to three hours of me clapping and yelling and screaming at the TV, bearing witness to an utterly deranged side of their father that they almost certainly would have preferred to never learn about. I sat. I stood. I paced. No position felt comfortable.…
The Vikings held a 17-0 lead over the Saints at halftime today. And then they blew it. Drew Brees came alive and kicked into gear, and a back-and-forth second half approached a close with New Orleans kicking a 43-yard field goal to go up, 24-23, with 29 seconds to play.
The big game is coming up this weekend. Vikings vs. Bad Guys. It’s all on the line. Who’s ready?
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, whose gruesome knee injury last year seemed like it could’ve been career-ending, returned to the field for the first time since the end of the 2015 season. He received a heartwarming reception in Minnesota.
The Atlanta Falcons’ stadium hosted the SEC championship game Saturday night. A crew spent all night repainting the field in order to have it ready for today’s Vikings-Falcons game. They did a nice job, with one exception: The hashmarks were in the wrong spot.
So far this season, only one team had held the Los Angeles Rams to fewer than 20 points—the Seattle Seahawks. Since that blip of a loss in Seattle, though, the Rams had continued to put up points at a rate unmatched by any other NFL team, scoring 27, 33, 51, and 33 points in their past four games.
The Rams’ Rob Havenstein was in perfectly fine position to block Danielle Hunter as he went to take down Jared Goff. But Havenstein’s strength was nowhere near enough. Hunter plowed right through the powerless L.A. right tackle, getting the third-down sack on Jared Goff without having to avoid blocking at all.
Mike Zimmer made it official today: Even though Teddy Bridgewater is finally back, healthy, and ready, Case Keenum will start at quarterback for the Vikings in Sunday’s showdown against the Rams. Then again, Zimmer really had no choice. Sure, Bridgewater likely still represents the future of the franchise, but the…
The NFL relaxed its touchdown celebration rules this year, but some things are still verboten. For example, Le’Veon Bell was penalized earlier this year for punching the goalposts like Vai Sikahema.
The Vikings’ Andrew Sendejo drew an early unnecessary roughness penalty today against the Ravens when he went in head first against Baltimore receiver Mike Wallace, who was already in the process of being tackled. Wallace’s helmet flew far away from him after the hit, and he stayed down while being attended to by team…
A bunch of kids sit in a circle. One kid, who is “it,” walks the circumference, tapping the seated kids one by one, saying “duck, duck,” and then tapping a kid and saying something other than “duck,” and that kid has to chase and tag “it” before “it” makes it back around the circle to sit in the newly opened space.…
Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook, who had gained over 100 total yards in two of his first three games, left today’s game against Detroit with a non-contact knee injury. He’s been ruled out for the rest of the day.
There’s no other way to put it: Goldy Gopher destroyed a kid unnecessarily.