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Both teams have 11 wins through 22 games. Are either — or both — on a path to make the playoffs?
Head coach Kevin O'Connell talked this week about how teams should know their strengths at this point in the season. Discerning the Vikings' strengths is still a work in progress.
If you thought Patrick Peterson was done antagonizing his former teammate, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, you were incorrect. "Kyler Murray don't care about nobody but Kyler Murray," Peterson said.
Rooting for a team that's ahead but slipping has to be the most uncomfortable feeling in sports. It's not really a fun way to live, but perhaps it's just baked into our DNA.
Wolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is going to be missing for several weeks because of an calf injury. How the Wolves fare without him will tell us a lot about how they should proceed when he returns.
The Vikings have a six game lead in the loss column over the Packers. Not even the most optimistic fan of the purple could have predicted what has transpired.
The Vikings couldn't stop the run, couldn't stop the pass and couldn't protect Kirk Cousins against Dallas. Those weren't just one-game problems, and injuries are playing a key role.
Twins President Dave St. Peter said of getting more fans access to the Twins on TV: "There isn't an issue that we're dealing with that's more important than that issue."
This was the year for P.J. Fleck's program to make a big leap and win the Big Ten West. We will understand that even more when things get much harder in the future.
Oft-injured Twins outfielder Byron Buxton, one of several players sporting new uniforms from the team's rebrand on Friday, said he's on "Cloud Nine" now that he can resume running.