MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 9: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings, right, shakes hands with Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars after their NFL opening day September 9, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Jaguars 26-23 in overtime. (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)

Jaguars Vs. Vikings: Adrian Peterson As Good As New

Adrian Peterson is apparently healthy. He scored twice in Minnesota's win over Jacksonville.

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NFL Injury Report: Dwight Freeney, Jake Locker Among Those Hurting In AFC South

The Titans saw three of their key players get hurt on Sunday.


NFL Injury Report: NFC North Escaped Week 1 Without Any Major Ailments

Charles Tillman's lower leg injury was the only major ailment suffered by the teams in the NFC North in Week 1 action.


Jaguars Vs. Vikings, Week 1: Minnesota's Reaction To Crazy Season Opener

The match-up between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings may have been the most exciting game of Week 1. It was chock full of story lines: a showdown of sophomore quarterbacks, two scores with less than one minute remaining, overtime and a fearless rookie kicker. In the end, the Vikings were victorious in overtime, 26-23.

Ted Glover of SB Nation's Minnesota Vikings blog, the Daily Norseman, reacted with nostalgia and pure jubilation.

Jack Buck lives in the hearts and minds of die hard Twins fans everywhere, as he called the memorable 1991 World Series, and had some of the most memorable moments behind the mic in baseball history. He also called that dramatic Kirk Gibson home run in 1988, when he uttered his famous "I don't believe what I just saw!" line.

That's the only thing I could think of when Walsh hit that game tying field goal on the heels of the near repeat of so many of last year's games.

I don't believe what I just saw.

For all things Vikings, check out Daily Norseman. Also head over to SB Nation's NFL hub for even more coverage from around the league.


Jaguars Vs. Vikings, Week 1: Jacksonville Offensive Line Injuries Mount

While the Jacksonville Jaguars lost a heart-breaking OT game to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the bigger concern over at SB Nation's Jaguars blog Big Cat Country is the injuries to their offensive line:

The Jaguars lost both guard Eben Britton and right tackle Cameron Bradfield mid-way through the game, which is coincidentally when the Jaguars offense took a dive off a cliff. After the game guard Uche Nwaneri, who left for a few plays with an injury of his own, was seen in the locker room with a boot on his foot, with Britton and Bradfield wearing boots as well. The Jaguars will have a real issue on their hands if these three players are lost for any significant about of time (i.e., next week) as the protection in the passing game was a massive problem when those players left.

The last thing a young QB like Blaine Gabbert needs is protection issues upfront, as few signal-callers can improve their accuracy or decision-making with defensive players breathing down their neck.

Every team in the NFL worries about staying healthy, but rebuilding teams like the Jaguars have a much smaller margin for error and can ill afford significant losses along their line.

For more on the Jaguars, head over to Big Cat Country, and for all things Vikings, check out Daily Norseman. Also head over to SB Nation's NFL hub for even more coverage from around the league.


Jaguars Vs. Vikings Game Recap: Minnesota Wins In Overtime

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh hit a 38-yard field goal in overtime, his fourth field goal of the game, and the Vikings beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-23 in overtime.

Walsh also hit a 55-yarder as time expired to send the game to overtime.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ran for two touchdowns Sunday in what appeared to be a Vikings comeback win, then appeared to be a Jaguars comeback, but was finalized a Vikings comeback win after all.

Gabbert was given what felt like a hopeless situation: A five-point deficit with 1:18 of clock and 76 yards to go for an offense that had only scored one touchdown.

Then Gabbert threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Cecil Shorts with 20 seconds left.

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The big winner: Christian Ponder finished the game having completed 20 of his 27 pass attempts and finished with a 105.5 passer rating. But since this game ended in overtime and the Vikings won by a field goal, Blair Wash going perfect on his four field goal attempts could easily be the biggest winner here.

The marquee running back matchup between Maurice Jones-Drew and Adrian Peterson was the loser in this one. With both coming off difficult offseasons, Peterson's injury and Jones-Drew's contract holdout, neither back recorded 100 yards rushing in the season debut.

For more on the game be sure to check out Big Cat Country with the Jaguars' fan perspective and Daily Norseman for the Vikings.

Next week's schedule: The Vikings take on the Indianapolis Colts and the Jaguars have the Houston Texans.


All Day Adrian Peterson Clocks Back In With TD

No matter which team you root for, watching one of the NFL's best runners back on the field in the season opener after a tough ACL injury is a beautiful thing. And here is Adrian Peterson scoring his first touchdown of the year.


I was able to get an exclusive interview with Jacob Tettleman of Palm Beach, FL, who owns Peterson in a Yahoo! league. He said, "Oh, cool, why doesn't AP have three touchdowns? The Jaguars suck."


Vikings Will Start Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson will start Sunday, according to the team's website.


Jaguars Vs. Vikings: Game Time, TV Schedule, Odds And More

The Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars will try to ease their star running backs into the fold again in Week 1 on Sunday.


NFL Picks And Predictions: Jaguars Vs. Vikings

Expert picks for the Week 1 NFL matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars.


NFL Odds Week 1: Jaguars Vs. Vikings

The Vikings are currently 4-point favorites in their season opener against the Jaguars.

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