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NFL Capsule: Vikings at Rams

NFL Capsule: Vikings at Rams

MINNESOTA (7-6) At ST. LOUIS (6-6-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Rams by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 6-7; St. Louis 9-4

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 17-14-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 15; Rams No. 17

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Rams 38-10, Oct. 11, 2009

LAST WEEK - Vikings beat Bears 21-14; Rams beat Bills 15-12

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (3), PASS (32)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (14), PASS (18)

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (16), PASS (22)

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (13), PASS (11)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings RB Adrian Peterson enters game with seven straight 100-plus yards games. He is 400 yards from becoming eighth RB in league history to rush for 2,000 in single season. ... Peterson averaging more yards per rush (6.0) than QB Christian Ponder is per pass (5.98). ... Vikings have started same five OL all 13 games. ... Vikings 1-5 on road this year and have lost 12 of last 15 away from Metrodome. ... Game features two of best young kickers in league in Vikings rookie Blair Walsh and Rams rookie Greg Zuerlein. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and Rams coach Jeff Fisher were teammates in Chicago from 1981-85. ... Rams RB Steven Jackson needs 71 yards to reach 10,000 for his career. ... Rams have won three straight for first time since 2006. ... Rams tied for second in NFL in sacks with 39, three behind Cincinnati. Robert Quinn leads team with 9 1/2. ... Rams QB Sam Bradford emerging as clutch performer in fourth quarter. Has thrown seven of his 15 TDs in fourth quarter and has driven Rams to a lead in final period five times this season. Rams 3-1-1 in such games.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: A trip to the Stanley Cup Final is on the line

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: A trip to the Stanley Cup Final is on the line

The Eastern Conference Final is going the distance!

After losing three straight to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Capitals won Game 6 to force a Game 7 in Tampa Bay. Can the Caps beat the Lightning one more time and advance to the Stanley Cup Final?

JJ Regan, Tarik El-Bashir and special guest cameraman Mike D break it all down.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to schedule and time constraints, this podcast was recorded by phone and the audio quality is not up to our usual standards.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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Derrius Guice saw 'Avengers' on Monday night — and brought a bunch of Redskins fans with him

Derrius Guice saw 'Avengers' on Monday night — and brought a bunch of Redskins fans with him

Those who are worried about Derrius Guice's character picked up some added evidence when, on Monday night, the Redskins rookie invited a bunch of fans to watch Avengers with him in Ashburn.

Man, what is this guy's deal?

First of all, not everyone likes superheroes. So how did he know that those who joined him actually wanted to see Avengers?  Did he even ask? What if they wanted to see that really successful, really funny, really well-regarded Amy Schumer comedy, instead?

Then, there's the issue of Guice buying tickets and concessions for those who showed up.

Some people enjoy buying movie tickets — which are absolutely reasonably priced these days — and, as far as the concessions, seriously? Candy? Popcorn? He could've at least offered to buy something healthier, like broccoli. All movie theaters have broccoli.  

Thankfully, those who took Guice up on his invitation weren't grateful for the experience at all, which hopefully means this will be the last time he orchestrates a dastardly deed like this one:

At this point, it's a surprise Guice didn't slide even farther down in the draft, like to the 15th round. Unbelievable.

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