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All the live updates from Vikings vs. Seahawks

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Halftime: Seahawks 14, Vikings 6 Second quarter Seahawks 14, Vikings 6 (:09) Sam Bradford’s night ends as Case Keenum enters the game. Bradford was efficient enough, completing 7 of 11 passes for 95 yards and not turning the ball over. Keenum did just enough to lead the Vikings on a field goal drive near the end of the first half. Seahawks 14, Vikings 3 (1:57) Kasen Williams almost had another highlight play, but a sure touchdown went right through his hands. Fortunately for Seattle, Chris Carson made a crucial first down on a swing pass, bailing out Wilson under pressure. Mike Davis entered at running back and scored the second touchdown of the game, a 22-yard catch-and-run. Minnesota’s defense

Vikings seek punting solution as Quigley, Symmank audition

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Ryan Quigley favored basketball growing up in South Carolina and rarely watched NFL games. Taylor Symmank once envisioned himself as a wide receiver and was solely a place kicker until arriving at college. Punting eventually became their primary athletic focus, their skill professional caliber.

Harold Henderson appointed to hear Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday appointed Harold Henderson to be the arbiter for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's appeal hearing on Aug. 29, a source confirmed to ESPN. Henderson, a former chairman of the NFL's management council executive committee, also was the arbiter for the appeal hearings of former Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy and then- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Henderson reduced Hardy's suspension for alleged domestic violence from 10 games to four in 2015 and upheld Peterson's indefinite suspension for child abuse in 2014. The NFL Players Association officially filed an appeal of Elliott's six-game suspension on Tuesday. The NFL announced

NFL preseason Week 2 betting lines, trends roundup

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Baltimore Ravens are a perfect 5-0 straight up and against the spread over their last five preseason games after an impressive 23-3 victory over Washington last week. The Ravens will try to extend their preseason winning streak on the road against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night. Baltimore is a 3-point road underdog in Miami at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Under head coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens have been a consistent preseason moneymaker over the last few seasons with a 10-3 SU and 11-2 ATS record since the start of the 2014 season. The Ravens are 3-0 SU and ATS as an underdog over that stretch. With the news that Ryan Tannehill will have season-ending ACL surgery, the

Plenty of running backs, receivers could produce immediately

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says he learned long ago not to assume which of his freshmen would make the biggest impact each year. ''There are just so many different (factors),'' Fisher said. Just last year, Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts was named the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year and Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver became the first freshman to earn first-team Associated Press All-America honors since 2011 .

Vikings WR Treadwell back at practice after hamstring injury

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has returned to practice following a two-week absence caused by a hamstring injury. Treadwell said he hopes to be able to play with the Vikings in their exhibition game at Seattle on Friday, but precaution could top eagerness in this case. Coming off a rough rookie season in which he only had one catch for 15 yards and was slowed by multiple injuries, Treadwell has been on a clear track for second-year improvement and started training camp strong until his latest setback.

Vikings QB coach has weathered the storm in Minnesota

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings' great survivor was 23 years old when he came to the Twin Cities unaware of where his new job would take him. Kevin Stefanski packed up his car and headed to the Midwest with new coach Brad Childress, not to join the coaching staff or the front office, but to sit in a desk outside Childress' office and take care of the day-to-day tasks that were beneath the head coach's purview. Since those modest beginnings, Stefanski has held four different coaching positions, endured two coaching changes and weathered some chaotic moments over the last 12 years.

NFL Week 2 Preseason Schedule, Betting Odds

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The 2017 NFL preseason is in full swing with every team now having played at least one exhibition game. Week 2 begins Thursday night with three games, and it concludes with the first “Monday Night Football” game of the year. The week features eight games

In 4th season with Vikings, Zimmer’s bluntness has not faded

Friday, August 11th, 2017

As Mike Zimmer returned to the field with the Minnesota Vikings for the second half of their exhibition opener, the hard-nosed head coach was asked by a sideline radio reporter for some personal highlights from the first two quarters. The blunt style that contributed to being passed over for several head coach vacancies until the Vikings hired him in 2014 has not faded. The 3-8 finish for Minnesota after a 5-0 start last year, and the detached retina in Zimmer's right eye that required eight surgeries in seven months, didn't dampen his spirit for the job .

Bills trade Sammy Watkins to Rams, add Jordan Matthews from Eagles

Friday, August 11th, 2017

The Buffalo Bills have revamped their receiving corps by trading Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams and acquiring Jordan Matthews from the Philadelphia Eagles in a separate deal. The Bills then made a deal with the Eagles which sees them get Matthews and a third-round pick next year in exchange for cornerback Ronald Darby. The 24-year-old was the number four overall pick of the 2014 draft as the Bills traded up to make him the top wide receiver taken ahead of Mike Evans and Odell Beckham Jr, his selection coming immediately before that of Oakland Raiders pass-rushing star Khalil Mack.