Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

Rodgers-Sherman matchup highlights NFC title game

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Nine years into his career and a little more than two years removed from a debilitating torn Achilles injury, Richard Sherman is still tormenting quarterbacks on a weekly basis. Sherman had his third career playoff interception last week in a victory over Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings that has sent the San Francisco 49ers into the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers. Waiting for Sherman will be the same quarterback he faced the last time he made it to the conference title game five years ago in Aaron Rodgers for the latest matchup between two of the NFL's best who have nothing but respect for each other.

How 49ers have benefited from Mike McGlinchey learning to rebound quickly

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Right tackle Mike McGlinchey takes the blame for that. The second-year pro never got set on first down, as Vikings edge rusher Danielle Hunter strolled right past him for an easy sack. Then, on a 3rd-and-19 of his own creation, McGlinchey jumped way too soon, drawing a flag for a false start.

Take 5: Can Rodgers, Packers rebound vs. 49ers?

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

No time for sandlot plays in Santa Clara An elite pass rush can disrupt almost any quarterback, but the inverse is also true -- an elite quarterback can neutralize almost any pass rush with smarts, pre-snap awareness and snappy decision-making. Rodgers is certainly capable of that, but he's also famously fond of sandlot playmaking, at times to a fault. Against this 49ers pass rush, he must fight that urge as much as he can.

Jimmy Garoppolo finds inspiration not pressure in 49ers’ history

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

The 49ers have a rich and storied franchise history. Montana led the scarlet and gold to four Super Bowl titles, holding the all-time record for most Super Bowl passes without an interception (122) and passer rating 127.8. Young took over and led the Niners to a win in Super Bowl XXIX.

49ers’ Kyle Juszczyk has no doubt George Kittle will play vs. Packers

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

As the 49ers prepare for their NFC Championship Game bout with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Levi's Stadium. Star tight end George Kittle, who is the engine that makes the 49ers' offense go, missed practice due to ankle issues. Kittle sustained a bone chip in his ankle during the 49ers' Week 9 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Richard Sherman Is Elite, But Is He The Best Pass Defender?

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Richard Sherman wants to be loved. In Saturday's divisional-round win against the Minnesota Vikings, he made a key interception while blanketing Minnesota's Adam Thielen. Sherman was a fifth-round draft pick (not even the first Sherman drafted in Round 5) and still takes issue with how scouts assessed his ability back in 2011.

Røkkr, Wilf-owned ‘Call of Duty’ team, prepares to host esports event at the Armory

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Gamers will descend on the Minneapolis Armory the weekend of Jan. 24-26 for the launch of a new Call of Duty league, which has teams owned by some of the biggest names in professional sports. Locally, the Minnesota Røkkr team is owned by the Wilf family that also controls the Minnesota Vikings. The Røkkr was chosen by the league, which is run by videogame maker Activision Blizzard, to host the first weekend of action.

Report: Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes sustained fractured vertebra in neck

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

The injury that landed Minnesota Vikings cornerback on injured reserve ahead of the start of the postseason was a fractured bone in his neck, according to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Hughes appeared on the injury report with a neck injury following the team's win over the Chicago Bears in the regular season finale and was placed on injured reserve to allow the team to add Marcus Sherels to the roster as a replacement. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer didn't comment on the specifics of Hughes' injury at the end of the season but said he's expected to be OK.

Steve Young told 49ers Jerry Rice-Deion Sanders story as Super Bowl lesson

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Young has been speaking to the team, along with Jerry Rice and other past greats, since head coach Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch took over the franchise in 2017. With the rebuild complete and the 2019 49ers speeding toward a Super Bowl berth, Young told them a story prior to their Week 16 game against the Los Angeles Rams. One to illustrate the importance of being 100 percent focused on the task at hand.

Report: Patriots bring in college QB-turned-CFL CB for workout

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

The New England Patriots have already begun evaluating players for the 2020 season. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots hosted former Indiana and Illinois State quarterback Tre Roberson for a workout on Wednesday. The 27-year-old currently plays in the Canadian Football League as a cornerback.