Vikings send Carlson packing after 0 for 3 day in Green Bay

The Minnesota Vikings pulled the pin on rookie kicker Daniel Carlson Monday afternoon after the rookie kicker missed all three of his field goal attempts in Sunday’s 29-29 tie with Green Bay. The last of his misses was a 35 yard attempt that went wide right as time expired and would have won the game. The Vikings have signed former Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey to replace Carlson. Bailey, who is an 8 year veteran, was cut by the Cowboys at the end of the pre-season in a cost-cutting measure. photos by Robin Alam Advertisements Continue reading Vikings send Carlson packing after 0 for 3 day in Green Bay

Harrison Smith named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Eagan, Minn. (September 12, 2018) – Vikings S Harrison Smith has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against San Francisco last week. Smith was at his best in key moments against the 49ers, recovering a fumble on the Minnesota two-yard line to complete a critical goal-line stand in the second quarter. The Knoxville, Tennessee native also intercepted QB Jimmy Garoppolo late in the fourth quarter, sealing Minnesota’s 24-16 win, and added eight tackles (seven solo), two tackles for loss, one sack, and one quarterback hurry. Smith’s 10 career sacks now make him the all-time leader … Continue reading Harrison Smith named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Saints advance to American Association Championship Series

For the first time since 2011, the St. Paul Saints have advanced to the American Association Championship Series.  St. Paul moves on after posting a 1-0 win over Gary-SouthShore on Saturday, winning the North Division series three games to one. It was everything one would expect a playoff clinching game would be and then some.  A well-pitched game, a single run that proved to be the difference and when it was all said and done the Saints defeated the Gary SouthShore RailCats 1-0. The Saints will either face the Sioux City Explorers or Kansas City T-Bones in the championship series. … Continue reading Saints advance to American Association Championship Series