D-Line Depth May Be Vikings’ Best Addition

Oct 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph (98) and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (93) and defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) enter the field before the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Less than 10 months ago, an exciting Vikings season ended unceremoniously. The hopes of playing for the Super Bowl in their own building were dashed as the Eagles celebrated a 38-7 shellacking in Philadelphia. Nick Foles, career journeyman turned folk hero, had shredded the NFL's top defense in a way no one thought possible.

Matchup Breakdown: Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears

The battle for the NFC North title continues this afternoon as the Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions. The Lions are currently 3-5 after losing back to back games against the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks. However, the Chicago Bears are 5-3 with back-to-back victories...

Abdullah a No-Lose Addition for Vikings

Dec 31, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings claimed former Lions running back Ameer Abdullah off waivers Wednesday, just one day after being released by Detroit. Minnesota waived rookie Roc Thomas to make room for Abdullah. 

Three Up, Three Down as Vikings Enter Bye Week

Nov 4, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) returns a fumble for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Following a tough loss against the Saints, the Vikings came out and dismantled the Lions' offense and head into the bye confident and just a tick behind the Bears in the division. 

Former Viking Sharrif Floyd to File Suit Against Dr. James Andrews

Former Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will sue renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews and his Institute for Orthopedic Surgery, according to Floyd's attorney. The suit is expected to be for $180 million. 

Vikings’ D bury Stafford on 10 sacks; take down Lions, 24-9

Minnesota's defense set a new franchise record with 10 sacks of Matthew Stafford and also turned a takeaway into six points as the Vikings dominated the Detroit Lions, 24-9.

3-5 start not what Lions had in mind when they hired Matt Patricia

The Detroit Lions had the right intentions when they moved on from head coach Jim Caldwell after a 9-7 record in 2017. General Manager Bob Quinn based this move on the idea that being a slightly above-average football team wasn't good enough. The decision to...

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FPC Redskins Staff Weigh in on the Trade of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

On October 31, the Washington Redskins sent a 2019 fourth-rounder to the Green Bay Packers for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. The FPC Redskins staff weigh in with their thoughts on the trade. Clinton-Dix, 25, will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the...

New England Patriots Week 9 Preview: Defensive Strategy vs Green Bay Packers

Sep 18, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Packers 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
The New England Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills last week 25-6 on Monday Night Football with the defense taking the lead role as New England’s offense was stymied by injuries to key players and a strong and aggressive Bills’ defense. After a 1-2 start...

New England Patriots Week 9 Preview: Offensive Strategy vs Green Bay Packers

The New England Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills last week 25-6 on Monday Night Football with the defense taking the lead role as New England’s offense was stymied by injuries to key players and a strong and aggressive Bills’ defense. After a 1-2 start...

Matchup Breakdown: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

Currently, the Detroit Lions are in the thick of the NFC North race being just a game out of first place in the division. The Lions currently sit at 3-4 after last week’s 28-14 loss to the Seahawks, while their divisional foes, the Minnesota Vikings are currently...

Charting Cousins: Week 8 Saints at Vikings

Oct 28, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
In week eight, the Vikings fell to the Saints behind a series of self-inflicted wounds. Kirk Cousins was mostly good, but a few egregious mistakes proved too much for the Vikings to overcome. Adam Thielen did extend his streak of 100-yard receiving games to...

Lions at Vikings Week 9 Preview: Matchups, Injuries, Predictions

Oct 1, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) signals his team in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
While Detroit comes in completely healthy, the Vikings are dealing with a considerable amount of uncertainty with regards to the injury report.

Prognosticating the Wild Wild NFC North

Sep 9, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with linebacker Khalil Mack (52) following a play during the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Even as much of the league has begun to take shape, the NFC North has remained the toughest division to diagnose.  It is the halfway point of the 2018 NFL season, more or less, and only one game separates the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings. And given that three of those teams still have five division games left to play, this thing is about as wide open as it can get. 

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