coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
01/05/2013 03:18 PM

Odd situation in Vikings players and QBs haven't been told if Webb or Ponder starts. Webb took all first-team reps but team says Ponder goes

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
01/05/2013 03:22 PM

Ponder dealing w injury all week. QBs slated to head over early w coaches to make a decision on what to do at the position

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
01/05/2013 03:26 PM

Vikings’ defense: Jared Allen remains the main cog in the Minnesota defense, which ranked 16th in the NFL. Allen racked up a dozen sacks despite seeing multiple schemes designed to slow down the all-pro defensive end. CB Antoine Winfield was forced to leave last week's game trying to play through a broken hand and will be a game-time decision. Safety Harrison Smith should play after sustaining a stinger and leaving last week's contest. Both will be needed against the vaunted Packers' passing attack.

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
01/05/2013 03:26 PM

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
30 CB Stanford Routt
40 FB Tyler Clutts
62 G Antoine Caldwell
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
97 NT Terrell McClain

Texans starting lineup changes
Barrett Ruud will start at inside linebacker for Tim Dobbins, who was placed on IR on Friday.

Bengals inactives
11 WR Dane Sanzenbacher
25 CB Jason Allen
33 S Chris Crocker
34 HB Daniel Herron
75 DT Devon Still
79 DT Brandon Thompson
89 TE Richard Quinn

Bengals starting lineup changes
Marvin Jones will start at wide receiver for Brandon Tate. Kyle Cook will start at center for Trevor Robinson. Robert Geathers will start at defensive end for Carlos Dunlap. Nate Clements will start at strong safety for Chris Crocker.

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
01/05/2013 03:27 PM

After averaging 6 defensive snaps a game, Barrett Ruud to start for Texans vs. Bengals

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
01/05/2013 03:30 PM

The weather forecast indicates temperatures should be in the low twenties which definitely plays to the Packers' advantage. The Vikings are a dome team that will be playing outdoors (in freezing temperatures) on the road and their quarterback has never started a game in 40 degree weather or less.

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
01/05/2013 03:31 PM

-Christian Ponder is officially listed as questionable with an elbow injury but he is expected to play. (According to a Minnesota beat writer, Ponder hasn't thrown the ball at all during practice this week in an attempt to keep his elbow in place.)

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
01/05/2013 03:32 PM

Packers' key injuries:

S Charles Woodson (collarbone) probable

WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring) probable

WR Randall Cobb (ankle) probable

C Jeff Saturday (shoulder) questionable

RB James Starks (knee) doubtful

RB Alex Green (concussion) questionable

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
01/05/2013 03:33 PM

Vikings' key injuries:

LB Tyrone McKenzie (shoulder) probable

S Harrison Smith (shoulder) probable

CB Antoine Winfield (hand) questionable

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
01/05/2013 03:38 PM

Bad Weather in Houston Dome closed

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