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October 27, 2004 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chester Taylor says he is still getting used to the spotlight. But he is enjoying the ride while it lasts - which is all of two weeks. With all-pro Jamal Lewis sitting out Sunday against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field while serving the second game of a two-game NFL suspension, Taylor, a third-year running back, suddenly has found himself on center stage in the Baltimore backfield. Taylor, 25, received his first start of the season Sunday in the Ravens' 20-6 win over the visiting Buffalo Bills.
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October 26, 2007 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles aren't sure which quarterback they will face Sunday when they play another "Save Our Season" game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. It sure sounds as if their preseason teammate, Kelly Holcomb, will step in and start for Tarvaris Jackson, who has a broken index finger on his throwing hand. Even though Holcomb and Jackson are polar opposites in the position, the Eagles' focus will not change. "Yeah, we wish we knew who we were playing right now, but regardless of who's playing [quarterback]
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November 9, 2007 | By Dylan Purcell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It is time to applaud fantasy owners who recognized the potential in Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and seized the opportunity to draft him. After a record-setting game by the rookie, it is easy to forget that in August, Peterson was labeled more risk than reward. The critics said Peterson was injury-prone and risky because of an upright running style vulnerable to dangerous hits. Besides, the Vikings already had a starting running back in Chester Taylor. Many fantasy draft magazines ranked Peterson below 20 other running backs, including Taylor.
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October 26, 2009 | By Bill Ordine INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just like the teams on which they wager, NFL bettors can have a hugely lucky or enormously rotten turn of fortune on a single play. Such was the case yesterday in the Minnesota-Pittsburgh game. The Vikings - trailing by 20-17 with about a minute left in the game - were threatening at the Steelers' 19-yard line. Fans of both teams were understandably fidgeting, but Vikings bettors were already counting their money. Despite the fact that Minnesota was undefeated going into yesterday, the Vikes were getting 5 1/2 points in a game being played at Pittsburgh.
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March 4, 2010 | by Paul Domowitch
Unrestricted free agents QUARTERBACK 1. Daunte Culpepper, Lions 2. Kyle Boller, Rams 3. Josh McCown, Panthers 4. Chris Redman, Falcons 5. A.J. Feeley, Panthers RUNNING BACK 1. Thomas Jones, Jets 2. Chester Taylor, Vikings 3. Willie Parker, Steelers 4. LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers 5. Brian Westbrook, Eagles WIDE RECEIVER 1. Antonio Bryant, Bucs 2. Chris Chambers, Chiefs ...
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October 28, 2007 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Today at 1 p.m. At the Metrodome, Minneapolis TV: Fox29 Radio: WYSP-FM (94.1) Line: Eagles by 1 How They Match Up Vikings offense vs. Eagles defense You can't find a team in the NFL with more disparity between its running game and passing attack than the Vikings. With rookie Adrian Peterson leading the way, the Vikings rank first in the NFL at rushing the football, averaging 5.5 yards per carry, which is more than second-year quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is averaging per pass completion.
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October 26, 2007 | by Paul Domowitch
Recent history: The teams last met Jan. 16, 2005, with the host Eagles defeating the Vikings, 27-14, to advance to the NFC Championship Game. The Vikings lead the series, 11-10. OFFENSE Eagles 349.3 yards per game (8th) Vikings 315.5 yards per game (23rd) Quarterback Eagles: Donovan McNabb has been the main culprit in the Eagles' red-zone problems. He's completed just 41 percent of his passes inside the 20. He's been erratic with his accuracy and continues to have trouble adjusting to his reduced mobility, often holding the ball too long.
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January 5, 2009 | By Steve Aschburner FOR THE INQUIRER
Adrian Peterson, his teammates, his coaches and the Minnesota Vikings fans were desperate by the end, desperate for Peterson to do something - anything - to salvage what was looking like a one-day-and-out NFC playoff run yesterday against the Eagles. So there was Peterson, his heels on the goal line, hoping against hope to turn nothing into something on David Akers' 45-yard field goal with 1 minute, 55 seconds left made it 26-14 Philadelphia. There was Peterson moments later, chasing down Akers' kickoff into the back corner of the end zone and running it out anyway, eager to tap into the explosiveness that, after all, had carried them this far. He got to the 13-yard line.
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December 30, 2008 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
ADRIAN PETERSON isn't invincible. He fumbled the ball nine times this season, five times in December, so, apparently, he isn't perfect. He aggravated a left ankle sprain, so, apparently, he is not bionic. He failed to crack the 100-yard rushing mark six times this season. The Vikings lost three of those games - so, he isn't unstoppable. Still, the Eagles realize what Peterson is: "One of the best, if not the best running back in the National Football League," coach Andy Reid said.
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January 2, 2009 | by Paul Domowitch
Recent history: Eagles won at Minnesota last season, 23-16. OFFENSE: Eagles: 350.5 yards per game, 9th Vikings: 330.5 yards per game, 17th Quarterback Eagles: Donovan McNabb's transformation since his Week 12 benching has been amazing. In the last five games, four of which the Eagles have won, he's thrown nine TDs and just one INT and has a .643 completion percentage. In the five previous games: six TDs, seven INTs and a .526 completion rate. Vikings: Benched two games into the season, Tarvaris Jackson got a second chance when Gus Frerotte injured his back in Week 14. He's performed well, completing 64 percent of his passes in the last four games and throwing eight TD passes and just one INT. Jackson has the mobility to extend plays and run for first downs against an Eagles defense that plays a lot of man coverage.
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March 4, 2010 | by Paul Domowitch
Unrestricted free agents QUARTERBACK 1. Daunte Culpepper, Lions 2. Kyle Boller, Rams 3. Josh McCown, Panthers 4. Chris Redman, Falcons 5. A.J. Feeley, Panthers RUNNING BACK 1. Thomas Jones, Jets 2. Chester Taylor, Vikings 3. Willie Parker, Steelers 4. LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers 5. Brian Westbrook, Eagles WIDE RECEIVER 1. Antonio Bryant, Bucs 2. Chris Chambers, Chiefs ...
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October 26, 2009 | By Bill Ordine INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just like the teams on which they wager, NFL bettors can have a hugely lucky or enormously rotten turn of fortune on a single play. Such was the case yesterday in the Minnesota-Pittsburgh game. The Vikings - trailing by 20-17 with about a minute left in the game - were threatening at the Steelers' 19-yard line. Fans of both teams were understandably fidgeting, but Vikings bettors were already counting their money. Despite the fact that Minnesota was undefeated going into yesterday, the Vikes were getting 5 1/2 points in a game being played at Pittsburgh.
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January 5, 2009 | By Steve Aschburner FOR THE INQUIRER
Adrian Peterson, his teammates, his coaches and the Minnesota Vikings fans were desperate by the end, desperate for Peterson to do something - anything - to salvage what was looking like a one-day-and-out NFC playoff run yesterday against the Eagles. So there was Peterson, his heels on the goal line, hoping against hope to turn nothing into something on David Akers' 45-yard field goal with 1 minute, 55 seconds left made it 26-14 Philadelphia. There was Peterson moments later, chasing down Akers' kickoff into the back corner of the end zone and running it out anyway, eager to tap into the explosiveness that, after all, had carried them this far. He got to the 13-yard line.
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January 2, 2009 | by Paul Domowitch
Recent history: Eagles won at Minnesota last season, 23-16. OFFENSE: Eagles: 350.5 yards per game, 9th Vikings: 330.5 yards per game, 17th Quarterback Eagles: Donovan McNabb's transformation since his Week 12 benching has been amazing. In the last five games, four of which the Eagles have won, he's thrown nine TDs and just one INT and has a .643 completion percentage. In the five previous games: six TDs, seven INTs and a .526 completion rate. Vikings: Benched two games into the season, Tarvaris Jackson got a second chance when Gus Frerotte injured his back in Week 14. He's performed well, completing 64 percent of his passes in the last four games and throwing eight TD passes and just one INT. Jackson has the mobility to extend plays and run for first downs against an Eagles defense that plays a lot of man coverage.
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December 30, 2008 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
ADRIAN PETERSON isn't invincible. He fumbled the ball nine times this season, five times in December, so, apparently, he isn't perfect. He aggravated a left ankle sprain, so, apparently, he is not bionic. He failed to crack the 100-yard rushing mark six times this season. The Vikings lost three of those games - so, he isn't unstoppable. Still, the Eagles realize what Peterson is: "One of the best, if not the best running back in the National Football League," coach Andy Reid said.
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November 9, 2007 | By Dylan Purcell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It is time to applaud fantasy owners who recognized the potential in Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and seized the opportunity to draft him. After a record-setting game by the rookie, it is easy to forget that in August, Peterson was labeled more risk than reward. The critics said Peterson was injury-prone and risky because of an upright running style vulnerable to dangerous hits. Besides, the Vikings already had a starting running back in Chester Taylor. Many fantasy draft magazines ranked Peterson below 20 other running backs, including Taylor.
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October 28, 2007 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Today at 1 p.m. At the Metrodome, Minneapolis TV: Fox29 Radio: WYSP-FM (94.1) Line: Eagles by 1 How They Match Up Vikings offense vs. Eagles defense You can't find a team in the NFL with more disparity between its running game and passing attack than the Vikings. With rookie Adrian Peterson leading the way, the Vikings rank first in the NFL at rushing the football, averaging 5.5 yards per carry, which is more than second-year quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is averaging per pass completion.
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October 26, 2007 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles aren't sure which quarterback they will face Sunday when they play another "Save Our Season" game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. It sure sounds as if their preseason teammate, Kelly Holcomb, will step in and start for Tarvaris Jackson, who has a broken index finger on his throwing hand. Even though Holcomb and Jackson are polar opposites in the position, the Eagles' focus will not change. "Yeah, we wish we knew who we were playing right now, but regardless of who's playing [quarterback]
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October 26, 2007 | by Paul Domowitch
Recent history: The teams last met Jan. 16, 2005, with the host Eagles defeating the Vikings, 27-14, to advance to the NFC Championship Game. The Vikings lead the series, 11-10. OFFENSE Eagles 349.3 yards per game (8th) Vikings 315.5 yards per game (23rd) Quarterback Eagles: Donovan McNabb has been the main culprit in the Eagles' red-zone problems. He's completed just 41 percent of his passes inside the 20. He's been erratic with his accuracy and continues to have trouble adjusting to his reduced mobility, often holding the ball too long.
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October 27, 2004 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chester Taylor says he is still getting used to the spotlight. But he is enjoying the ride while it lasts - which is all of two weeks. With all-pro Jamal Lewis sitting out Sunday against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field while serving the second game of a two-game NFL suspension, Taylor, a third-year running back, suddenly has found himself on center stage in the Baltimore backfield. Taylor, 25, received his first start of the season Sunday in the Ravens' 20-6 win over the visiting Buffalo Bills.
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