The San Francisco 49ers enjoyed a red-letter day on Thursday with the groundbreaking for their future home in Santa Clara, while the Minnesota Vikings are left watching a high-stakes power play in which NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is flying to the state Friday for a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton over stalled plans to build a new stadium for the Vikings.
Here's what else is on tap for Friday:
• Does Peyton Manning crack your list of the top 100 players of 2012? What about Tim Tebow? Chris Johnson? Set your own personal rankings using NFL.com's new top 100 voting app and make your voice heard. And tune in April 28 on NFL Network to see how the current players ranked their peers in the official Top 100 of 2012.
•Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez did his best Thursday night to turn the Great New York Quarterback Controversy into a love fest, going out of his way to praise new teammate Tim Tebow.