Why this game is intriguing: That this is such a highly anticipated game this late in the season is a testament to the stunning run by the Minnesota Vikings. Too young and inexperienced on defense, too limited on offense, with the face of the franchise recovering from reconstructive knee surgery. All signs pointed to a rebuilding year. Instead, the Vikes have all of their playoff goals available. Oh, and Adrian Peterson is eyeing the single-season rushing record as he takes the field against one of seven teams allowing fewer than 100 rushing yards per game. Can A.D. excel against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans' multi-faceted defense, or will quarterback Christian Ponder have to throw to loosen things up? As for the Texans, all they have in front of them in a methodically dominating season is a first-round playoff bye they can clinch with a win. Ho hum.
Published: Dec 19, 2012 at 08:34 AM
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Jaguars DL Dawuane Smoot delivers newborn daughter at home
Jaguars defensive lineman Dawuane Smoot delivered his newborn daughter, Ahlani Moon Smoot, at home Tuesday morning, per the team. Smoot's wife, Aumari, required an emergency delivery as the couple did not have enough time to make it to the hospital.