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  1. How safe is Joe Philbin's job?

    Tom Carpenter

    After getting shellacked 41-13 by the New England Patriots in Week 15, the Miami Dolphins have lost two straight and are sitting at .500 (7-7) for the season. Since coach Joe Philbin has led the team to just a 22-24 record during his tenure with the ...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Adrian Peterson likely to be reinstated?

    Tom Carpenter

    The appeal hearing for Adrian Peterson wrapped up on Thursday, and a determination is expected to be announced within about a week. Will we see Peterson on the field during the final few games remaining on the Minnesota Vikings schedule? "With ...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  3. Adrian Peterson unlikely to win appeal?

    Tom Carpenter

    RB Adrian Peterson is scheduled to have his appeal of a season-long suspension heard on Tuesday. A key part of the process figures to involve testimony from Troy Vincent. "The NFL Players Association has asked that Troy Vincent, the league's execu...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  4. Four teams considering Ray Rice?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Saturday, I examined several logical landing spots for Ray Rice, who won his suspension appeal on Friday. Those teams were the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos, based la...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  5. Logical landing spots for Ray Rice

    Tom Carpenter

    When Ben Tate was released recently by the Cleveland Browns, I examined some logical landing spots for the running back. Those included the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos...

    Blog | November 29, 2014
  6. Potential suitors for Ben Tate

    Tom Carpenter

    Finally freed from his backup role behind Arian Foster with the Houston Texans, Ben Tate inked a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns during the offseason. He expected to be the lead back, but the Browns drafted Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, w...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  7. Expectations for Kyle Rudolph's return

    Tom Carpenter

    The Minnesota Vikings are slated to get Kyle Rudolph back from his sports hernia surgery on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. What sort of role will he have in his return to the gridiron? Rudolph sounds like he is prepared to play a full amount of...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  8. Timetable for Adrian Peterson decision

    Tom Carpenter

    On Monday, the NFLPA filed a grievance against the NFL and Minnesota Vikings in an attempt to get Adrian Peterson reinstated to the Vikings' active roster. It's not clear exactly how soon the arbitrator will return a decision, but it should be don...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  9. Rudolph ready to return to action?

    Tom Carpenter

    We haven't seen Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph on the field since Week 3, because he has been working his way back from double hernia surgery. However, things look promising for Rudolph to get back on the gridiron Sunday when the Vikings return...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  10. Second-half expectations for Bridgewater

    Tom Carpenter

    During Sunday's tilt between the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins, rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater threw a deep ball to a wide open Cordarrelle Patterson that missed him by several feet. It was emblematic of their inability to connect in recent ...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  11. Washington: locker-room leadership void?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Washington Redskins slipped to 3-6 after losing 29-26 Sunday to the Minnesota Vikings, despite Robert Griffin III's return to action. Most of the rumors surrounding the team of late have had to do with off-field issues, including reports of playe...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  12. Kyle Rudolph targeting Week 11?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Minnesota Vikings have been playing without the services of TE Kyle Rudolph since Week 3, when he suffered a sports hernia injury that required surgery to repair. They are on a bye this week, but it sounds like they may get Rudolph back in Week 1...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  13. Cordarrelle Patterson full-go for Week 9?

    Tom Carpenter

    It took half the season, but the Minnesota Vikings finally got Cordarrelle Patterson involved in their offense on Sunday. The second-year wide receiver saw a season-high 12 targets (four more than any other week) and finished with six catches for 86 ...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  14. O-line key to Bridgewater's success?

    Tom Carpenter

    Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater never got a chance to settle into things last week when he returned from his ankle injury. The Detroit Lions relentlessly got pressure on him -- hitting him 13 times, sacking him eight times -- and he ended up tossing thre...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  15. Who's to blame for Vikings' O woes?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Minnesota Vikings have scored exactly one touchdown in their past two games and are tied for 28th in scoring at 17.3 points per game. Sure, they obviously miss Adrian Peterson and have a rookie quarterback (Teddy Bridgewater) under center, but it...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  16. Why is Cordarrelle Patterson struggling?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Sunday, Cordarrelle Patterson continued to look entirely like a bust, pulling in just two receptions (for the third week in a row) for 15 yards. He also failed to do anything with his first rushing attempt since Week 3, running for only two yards....

    Blog | October 13, 2014