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OPEN: TOP 50 NFL PLAYERS
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9:33: MIKE FLORIO profootballtalk.com
|9:55: KEVIN GORG FSN from atlanta/twins|
|10:33: SPORTS ESSENTIALS|
|10:53: ANTHONY LAPANTA FSN IN STUDIO|
|11:20: ERIN HENDERSON IN-STUDIO vikes lb|
|11:33: henderson stays|
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We celebrate the 1983 Wayzata Club Hockey Team and one of its stars, Jonny "The Mouse" Mikkelson, who once told me "Our team was so good the varsity wouldn't play us." When asked why he didn't play varsity Mouse said, "Too little." Cutest ever. So, we salute the greatest Club Hockey Team ever, a squad so vaunted even Jim Craig's Miracle team wanted nothing to do with it. Trottier, Bossy, Gretzky, Messier ... dead! Long live the 1983 Wayzata Club Hockey team!
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Minnesota vs. Chicago – NHL Playoffs!
National Negatives are waiting for our regression to the mean. This is a big spot to overcome said concerns because we have not been special on the road for more than two years. We started slowly and Indy, finished poorly on defense and lost. Then at Detroit despite winning could not score an offensive TD against one of the game's more flimsy defenses. They stole PERCY from our plan and moving the ball occured in glacier-like fashion.
Need to score a bunch of points tomorrow to win because these 'Skins can move the rock. They want to run the ball first and do it with a couple of professional rookies in RG3 and RB ALFRED MORRIS. Our run defense has been very good this year, so something has to give, right?
A big key tomorrow is not biting on Griffin's sweet-ass play-action game; that's how players like FRED DAVIS, LEONARD HANKERSON and SANTANA MOSS get clear. PIERRE GARCON isn't the same guy as he was week one at New Orleans when he cut loose for a very long TD due to a foot injury but still can zap you if the safeties react poorly to the play-action and he and the others get steps on us. The Redskins want to throw the ball deep and score quickly.
Depth-chart nuggets for the call:
-- Washington has allowed 15 pass plays of 25 yards or more.
-- The Redskins allow 29.4 PPG.
-- Wash. is plus seven in the vital take-give yet has a losing record at 2-and-3. Crazy. Improbable.
-- The 'Skins have lost eight consecutive at home.
-- The 'Skins have an interception in seven consecutive games.
-- CB CEDRIC GRIFFIN spent 2006-2011 with the Vikings and was a second-round pick from Texas,
-- S MADIEU WILLIAMS was with Minnesota 2008-2011, spent last year with the Niners and now starts for the 'Skins.
-- LB LONDON FLETCHER never has missed a game since entering the league in 1998 with St. Louis. He has played in 230 consecutive.
-- OLB RYAN KERRIGAN, in his second year from Purdue, scored last week against Atlanta on a 28-yard INT. from MATT RYAN. He has played every defensive snap the last season and change.
-- Wash. has three defensive TD's this year.
-- Minnesota has nine drives this year of five minutes or more; it had 18 all of last year.
-- The Vikings have dropped four catchable passes this year, sixth best in the NFL.
-- BLAIR WALSH has 17 touchbacks. We had 19 all of last year.
-- Percy averages 38.4 YPKR, best in the NFL.
-- ADRIAN is sitting on two records: He has 28 100-yard games and 11 runs of 50 yards or more, both one behind BOB SMITH.
-- PONDER is 65 percent inside the 20 (4th best in the NFL) and in the final quarter is 66 percent with four touchdowns and zero picks.
-- Adrian's long run this year is 34 yards.
-- JEROME FELTON has not rushed or caught a pass this year.
-- Minnesota only has allowed six points off takes since the Indy game.
-- RG3 leads the NFL with a 69.1 completion percentage.
-- RG3 amassed 47 TD's last year at Baylor including 10 running.
-- RG3 has fumbled five times in five games.
-- RG3 averages 5.7 YPC.
-- RB Alfred Morris is a sixth-round pick from Florida Atlantic. Another SHANAHAN RB gem along the lines of OLANDIS GARY, TERRELL DAVIS and MIKE ANDERSON?
-- The Vikings allow 15 1/2 PPG.
-- The 'Skins average 162 RYPG; Minnesota permits 78 RYPG.
-- Wash. is number one in the NFL in YAC at 7.3 yards.
-- The Vikings have 64 sacks since the start of the 2011 season, best in the NFL.
-- Minnesota has allowed zero RB rushing TD's this year; Morris has four.
-- CHRIS COOK had three PD's versus Tennessee.
-- ERIN HENDERSON is an Aberdeen, MD. native and grew up 15 minutes from FedEx Field. He had six tackles and two TFL's in his return to action last week.
-- Wash. kicker KAI FORBATH was signed this week to replace BILLY CUNDIFF, who was 7 of 12 this year. The UCLA standout was solid for the Bucs in the preseason and never has kicked in a regular-season game.
-- TE Fred Davis leads the 'Skins in receptions with 20 but has zero TD's. We have allowed four TE TD's this year.
-- CHAD GREENWAY leads the Vikings in tackles with 64 and last year at Wash. had 16.
-- Minnesota has allowed zero runs this year of 20 yards or more and a long of 15.
-- Minnesota has scored on all 15 trips inside the 20 this year, including nine TD's.