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Author: Luke Parrish

Sheldon Richardson, Mike Hughes Highlight Minnesota Vikings Week One Standouts

The Minnesota Vikings opened up their season with a big win over the San Francisco 49ers. The offense meshed well from the start, and the defense gave the 49ers trouble all day long. Sheldon Richardson, Mike Hughes, and Harrison Smith headline the best performances from week one. Sheldon Richardson The Vikings made a big splash this offseason with the signing of quarterback Kirk Cousins. That move was the talk of the off-season, and rightfully so, but the signing of Sheldon Richardson may have been more important. There is no doubt that Kirk Cousins is an upgrade over Case Keenum,...

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Comparing Colin Kaepernick and Nick Foles

The careers of Colin Kaepernick and Nick Foles are much more similar than they appear. Even though one is the reigning Super Bowl MVP and the other is unemployed, these two have undergone similar peaks and valleys throughout their respective playing careers. Colin Kaepernick Colin Kaepernick once played quarterback for a team that lost in the Super Bowl. Sure, that was in 2012, but he is still in his athletic prime. Kaepernick replaced an injured Alex Smith and carried the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl. The following season, Kaepernick led the 49ers back to the playoffs. He won...

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2018 Minnesota Vikings Captains Announced

The Minnesota Vikings announced their 2018 captains on Tuesday. A total of six players will serve as captains for the entire season. These are the 2018 Minnesota Vikings captains: Offense Kirk Cousins Quarterback Kirk Cousins enters his first season as a Viking as a captain. This is far from a surprise as quarterbacks are almost always named captains. His role with the new offense is critical for the team’s success this season, and he has to be a leader. Riley Reiff Offensive lineman Riley Reiff was a captain last season, and his duties carry over into 2018. The Vikings...

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Kyle Rudolph is Primed for a Big Season

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is one of the most overlooked players in the NFL. With a new offense in charge for the Vikings, Rudolph will see a huge spike in production in 2018. Kyle Rudolph’s Career Kyle Rudolph is entering his eighth season with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings spent a second-round pick on Rudolph in 2011 and he has turned into a lethal weapon in the passing game. In 2012, Rudolph’s second season, he made his first Pro Bowl. Unfortunately, injuries slowed his progression and he only played 17 games the next two seasons. Since 2015,...

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Minnesota Vikings Sign Safety George Iloka

The Minnesota Vikings continue to have a big summer. The Vikings have signed former Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka after he was released on Sunday. The deal is reportedly for one year. The Minnesota defense continues to get stronger with the goal of a Super Bowl in mind. Done deal: The #Vikings have agreed to terms with former #Bengals S George Iloka on a 1-year deal. A big addition to their DB room, the kind you rarely find in August. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 22, 2018 Iloka attended Boise State University and was drafted by the Bengals in...

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2018 NFC North Breakdown by Position: Defense

During the month of August, the Last Word On Sports NFL department will be breaking down every division in the league by position. This is the 2018 NFC North breakdown of the offense and special teams. There is “the best” of each unit, followed by “the rest” in descending order. Defensive Line The Best: Minnesota Vikings The Rest: Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears The Vikings front four is arguably the best in the entire league. Danielle Hunter just signed a huge contract extension this off-season, and they signed Sheldon Richardson to a one-year deal. Linval Joseph has...

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2018 NFC North Breakdown by Position: Offense

During the month of August, the Last Word On Sports NFL department will be breaking down every division in the league by position. This is the 2018 NFC North offensive breakdown. There is “the best” of each unit, followed by “the rest” in descending order. Quarterback The Best: Green Bay Packers The Rest: Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears Aaron Rodgers is one of the most gifted athletes to ever play quarterback. While the NFC North has a ton of talent at the position, Rodgers stands above the rest of the group. He has shown the ability to bring...

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