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Week 13 Vikings vs Broncos • Pregame Interviews

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Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings CB Benny Sapp, SS Jarrad Page, QB Joe Webb, S Jamarca Sanford and WR Devin Aromashodu. Press conference with Minnesota Coach Fraizer and QB Christian Ponder before this week’s Vikings vs Broncos game in Atlanta.

Tommy T and Wally Langfellow preview the Vikings vs Broncos game 11-30-11

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Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings CB Benny Sapp 11-30-11

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Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings SS Jarrad Page 11-30-11

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Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings QB Joe Webb 11-30-11

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GAMEDAY GOLD’S NFL Terrible 10

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1. Indianapolis Colts (0-11) – Despite their gloomy season, that actually is a Luck-y horseshoe on the Colts helmet because Stanford’s Andrew Luck appears to be Indy-bound…

2. St. Louis Rams (2-9) – Even with highly-hyped quarterback Sam Bradford – the Andrew Luck of the 2010 draft — StL has scored an NFC-low 140 points…

3. Minnesota Vikings (2-9) – The purple are the polar opposite of their former QB and CFL legend Joe Kapp – they lack passion and get punched out on a weekly basis by the opposition…

4. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-8) – There is one less Jack in Jacksonville these days. The Jags sorry season cost coach Jack Del Rio his job on Tuesday…
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GAMEDAY GOLD’S NFL Top 10

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1. Green Bay Packers (11-0) – Mike McCarthy is not getting enough credit for GB’s tidal wave of success. One more Super Bowl win and the Packers’ coach ties Vince Lombardi and passes Mike Holmgren

2. San Francisco 49ers – The 49ers defense is more impressive than the Golden Gate Bridge. SF has allowed an NFL-low 161 points…

3. New England Patriots (8-3) – Tom Brady is now part of a galaxy of star Boston athletes that includes, Ted Williams, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Bobby Orr, Carl Yastrzemski, David Ortiz and Paul Pierce

4. Houston Texans (8-3) – The Texans are losing quarterbacks on a weekly basis but still winning games. Yes Houston does have a problem with Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart out with injuries – however, the Texans are not desperate enough to do the diva dance with retired QB Brett FavreRead more

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Week 12 Vikings vs Falcons • Postgame Press Conferences

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Postgame press conferences Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder, Coach Leslie Frazier and TE Visanthe Shiancoe after a 24-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
 

Press Conferences with Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder 11-27-11

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Press Conferences with Minnesota Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier 11-27-11

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Sound bites from Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe 11-27-11

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Key Plays of the Game

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Key Plays: Falcons , Vikings

by Scott Bertsch
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

6:08 left in first quarter – Falcons 7, Vikings 0
27-yard TD pass from Altanta QB Matt Ryan to WR Harry Douglas. Vikings LB E.J. Henderson missed what should have been a sure tackle but coaches got after free agent CB Benny Sapp on the sideline so it may have been a mistake by the recent free agent pick-up

Plays behind the play – with 10:59 left in the first quarter a DE Jared Allen facemask on Michael Turner gave the Falcons a first down at the 46 yard line. With 6:08 left in the quarter RB Michael Turner broke a tackle in the backfield to convert a first down to the Vikings’ 18
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Oakland’s C.P. outshines Minnesota’s C.P.

By Eric Nelson
GAMEDAY GOLD

MINNEAPOLIS-Sports Nuggets from the home of the Pillsbury Doughboy…
In a battle of NFL quarterbacks with the initials C.P., Oakland’s Carson Palmer out dueled Minnesota’s Christian Ponder Sunday as the Raiders kept their grip on first place in the AFC West with a 27-21 win over the Vikings at Mall Of America Field…

  • Palmer spent the first six weeks of this season on his couch, hoping to force a trade from his old team, the Cincinnati Bengals. When the Raiders offered two first round picks for Palmer, the Bengals bit and Palmer got a change of scenery. It took a couple of weeks for Palmer to shake off the rust and dust, but now he looks like a rejuvenated QB. Against the Vikings, Palmer completed 17 of 23 passes for 164 yards and one touchdown as Oakland (6-4) survived a late Minnesota comeback…

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Key Plays of the Game

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Key Plays: Raiders 27, Vikings 21
 
by Scott Bertsch
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

5:17 left in first quarter:
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson scored on 12 yard run

Plays behind the play – Raiders had three 15-yard penalties on the drive, accounting for 45 of 77 yards on the drive

:57 left in first quarter:
Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski hit a 29-yard field goal after the Vikings defense stiffened at the 12-yard line
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Week 11 Vikings vs Raiders • Postgame Interviews

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Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings CB Asher Allen, WR Michael Jenkins, OT Charlie Johnson, Former Raider coach Tom Flores, Oakland Raiders RB Marcel Reese, CB DeMarcus Van Dyke and TE Kevin Boss following the Viking loss in Minneapolis. Tommy Treloar interviews Minnesota Vikings CB Benny Sapp. Plus, Post-game press conferences with Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder, Coach Leslie Frazier, Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer and Coach Hugh Jackson.
 

Gameday Gold’s Eric Nelson and Tommy Treloar recap the Vikings loss in Minneapolis./strong> 11-20-11

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Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings CB Asher Allen 11-20-11

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Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Jenkins 11-20-11

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