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NFL Capsule: Vikings at Packers

NFL Capsule: Vikings at Packers

MINNESOTA (6-5) At GREEN BAY (7-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Packers by 9

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 5-6; Green Bay 5-6

SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 53-48-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 17; Packers No. 9

LAST MEETING - Packers beat Vikings 45-7, Nov. 14, 2011

LAST WEEK - Vikings lost to Bears 28-10; Packers lost to Giants 38-10

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (3), PASS (30)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (15), PASS (14)

PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (23), PASS (14)

PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (11), PASS (22)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Something will have to give on ground. Packers haven't allowed 100-yard rusher since San Francisco RB Frank Gore in season opener while Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has rushed for 100 or more yards in five straight games, matching Robert Smith's franchise record. Peterson has already established new Vikings career mark by rushing for 1,000 yards in five seasons. ... Peterson's average of 5.8 yards per carry is about a yard better than that of league's other top rushers. ... Of Vikings DE Jared Allen's 115 career sacks, 12 1/2 have been of Aaron Rodgers, including his single-game high of 4 1/2 on Oct. 5, 2009. ... Packers have won last nine against NFC North opponents. ... Packers have won four straight against Vikings, and have swept season series four of the past six years. ... Packers WR Greg Jennings expected back after missing last seven games with torn muscle in abdomen. ... Fifteen of last 19 regular-season games have been decided by seven points or less. ... Green Bay's 38-point win in last year's series finale was largest by either team in 50-year rivalry. ... Christian Ponder and Aaron Rodgers both made first career starts in the rivalry. ... Green Bay has won 23 of its last 25 regular-season games at home.

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After releasing Martez Carter the Redskins are thin at running back

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After releasing Martez Carter the Redskins are thin at running back

The Redskins are very thin at running back right now. 

Today at practice the Redskins had three running backs on the field. Rob Kelley and Kapri Bibbs are fully healthy while Chris Thompson is limited as he recovers from a broken leg he suffered last November. 

Injuries have hit the depth at running back. The most recent casualty was Martez Carter, who was waived with an injury designation. 

The move was surprising since Carter had some good runs against the Jets during their preseason game on Thursday and he did not appear to be injured during the game. 

Coach Jay Gruden did not offer any more details as to what the injury to Carter was, only that he is no longer with the team. 

Also sidelined with lower leg injuries are Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall. According to media reports, Perine will be out one week and Marshall for two to four. Gruden would not confirm the timelines, saying only that they are undergoing treatment and the timetable for their returns in unknown. 

The Redskins will bring in some running backs to try out on Sunday. They will need at least one and probably two in order to get through the upcoming preseason game against the Broncos on Friday. 

In other personnel moves, the Redskins waived linebacker Jeff Knox and defensive end Jalen Wilkerson and signed offensive tackle Kendall Calhoun, defensive back Darius Hillary, and wide receiver Allenzae Staggers. 

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Alex Ovechkin and wife Nastya Ovechkina welcome baby boy

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Alex Ovechkin and wife Nastya Ovechkina welcome baby boy

After lifting the Stanley Cup just over two months ago, something else very exciting has happened in Alex Ovechkin's life.

Saturday morning, Nastya and Alex Ovechkin welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Sergei, after Ovechkin's late brother. 

Ovi spent this week practicing at the Florida Panthers' facilities with other NHL players living in the surrounding area.

After the Cup's visit to Moscow, Nastya and Alex settled down at their apartment in Miami, staying put and preparing for the birth. 

The couple were married two years ago but didn't hold an official ceremony until July of last year. The celebration was as lavish as you'd expect.

She revealed her pregnancy shortly after the Cup victory, and has kept us up to date on life this summer via Instagram. A few weeks ago, the Ovechkins graced HELLO! Russia magazine, showing off Nastya's baby bump among their glamour shots.

💛 @aleksandrovechkinofficial #hello #hellorussia @hello__ru

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Congratulations to Ovi and Nastya, and all our best wishes for health and happiness!

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