The Atlanta Falcons replaced Michael Turner with another proven, productive running back.
Steven Jackson, the top running back in free agency, agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with the Falcons on Thursday.
Also getting new deals were backup quarterback Matt Cassel in Minnesota, pass rusher Cliff Avril in Seattle and cornerback Keenan Lewis in New Orleans. The New York Giants signed defensive backs Ryan Mundy and Aaron Ross. Read More
Deep on offense and scary-good on defense, the Green Bay Packers were way too much for the Minnesota Vikings.Maybe everyone else in the NFC, too.Aaron Rodgers, Charles Woodson and the Packers reminded everyone of how dangerous they can be when they’re at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that was never really close. Read More
Anyone still pondering how good the 49ers are, can just ask Adrian Peterson.
“It’s a heck of defense, bro,” said Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings’ premiere running back who suffered a torn ACL last Christmas Eve. “I’m not scared. I’m excited. I’m accepting that challenge.” Read More
Despite the 49ers turning away the Minnesota Vikings on Friday and keeping the Vikes from invading the end zone, Vic Fangio was not pleased.
“We were not sharp at all,” said San Francisco’s defensive coordinator of his starting squad, which allowed two field goals along with a 52-yard pass and an offsides penalty on its opening two defensive drives. His players didn’t disagree. Read More
The 49ers’ defense was their strength last season, and could be even more dominant this season, so defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was somewhat disappointed with what he saw in the team’s first exhibition game, a 17-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Friday. Read More
The 49ers couldn’t script things to go any better two weeks into training camp.
They are relatively healthy, they received good news on pass rusher Aldon Smith’s hip injury and all phases played well in their workman-like 17-6 exhibition game victory over the rebuilding Vikings on Friday. Read More
It wasn’t pretty, but Greg Roman remembers what happened this time last year.Distinctly.
“I vividly remember walking out of the locker room talking to Joe [Staley, a 49ers offensive tackle],” the 49ers offensive coordinator said, recalling the 24-3 drumming his team received via the New Orleans Saints in last year’s preseason opener. Read More
The Metrodome roof collapse that postponed the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants matchup was caught live by television cameras.
Fox Sports posted video of the Metrodome collapse in Minneapolis.
The video shows leaks in the roof that are followed by a torrent of water and snow. Read More
Brett Favre was at his dazzling best after a miserable start that put the Minnesota Vikings in a hole.
There would be no classic comeback this time, though, for the record-breaking quarterback. Read More
The New Orleans Saints opened their title defense by winning with defense.
Jonathan Vilma intercepted Brett Favre, and the Saints allowed the Minnesota Vikings only two first downs and no points in the second half of a hard-fought 14-9 victory in the NFL's regular season opener on Thursday night.
How unusual was that kind of result for New Orleans? Read More