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Minnesota Vikings

John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: Adrian Peterson Is John’s MVP

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson led the way for the Vikings, and is John Madden’s season MVP.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/31/2012

Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers hovers over Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints after Brees was sacked in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: 49er Defense Must Step Up In Smith’s Absence

The 49ers announced the injury to star defensive tackle Justin Smith is a partial triceps tear, casting serious doubt on his return for the playoffs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/28/2012

Minnesota Vikings 34 - Detroit Lions 24

Daily Madden: Peterson Carrying Vikings

The Vikings beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 in Minnesota Sunday, thanks to 154 yards rushing and two TDs by running back Adrian Peterson.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/10/2012

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49ers Need Vikings and Packers Help To Stay Alone At The Top

The 49ers will be rooting for the Vikings and Packers this weekend to help San Francisco stay alone at the top of the NFC West. The 49ers have played both teams this year and will find themselves rooting for them this week. With San Francisco looking to pad their division lead, and with tough games on their horizon the Cardinals and Rams need to win Sunday to keep up.

10/21/2012

Tommy Kelly #93 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Georgia Dome on October 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Raiders Let One Slip Away At The End

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The 1-4 Oakland Raiders held their own with the undefeated Falcons in Atlanta Sunday before giving up a long field goal to lose 23-20. “I think the Raiders played very well […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/15/2012

John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: Raiders Finally Shine; Vikings Run On 49ers

The Oakland Raiders rebounded against Pittsburgh after losing their first two games while the San Francisco 49ers stumbled in Minnesota.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/24/2012

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Sloppy Play Leads To San Francisco Defeat

The 49ers played the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and never looked like themselves. After allowing their opposition to score a touchdown on their opening drive, helped by a personal foul penalty and a great play by Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder, San Francisco was never in the game. It was the home team that showed heart and fight and handed San Francisco its first loss of the year.

09/24/2012

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Ponder, Vikings Stun 49ers 24-13

Christian Ponder threw two touchdown passes to tight end Kyle Rudolph and ran for another score to help the Vikings hand the 49ers their first defeat, 24-13 on Sunday.

09/23/2012

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49ers Hope To Have Ginn Back, While Vikings Limp Into Game

The 49ers are been lucky enough to stay healthy so far this year and may have Ted Ginn Jr. back as early as Sunday. The Vikings on the other hands have players missing on both sides of the ball and will have to upset the 49ers and do it short handed.

09/22/2012

Adrian Peterson

Daily Madden: 49ers Will Be Tested By Vikings’ Peterson

The 49ers face the Vikings and Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson in Minnesota Sunday. Peterson is back after suffering a torn ACL and ruptured MCL in December, but John Madden expects him to seriously challenge the 49ers strong run defense.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/21/2012

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