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Vikings interview assistant Mike Pettine for DC vacancy

Jan. 25, 2023 20:30 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings interviewed internal candidate Mike Pettine on Wednesday for their defensive coordinator vacancy. Pettine served as assistant head coach this season under rookie coach Kevin O'Connell. The 56-year-old Pettine has 19 seasons of experience as...

Hurts, Jefferson, Mahomes among AP NFL MVP finalists

Jan. 25, 2023 09:55 AM EST

Jalen Hurts, Justin Jefferson and Patrick Mahomes are finalists for The Associated Press 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year awards. The winners will be announced at NFL Honors on Feb. 9. A nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league...

AP source: Bill O'Brien agrees to return as Patriots OC

Jan. 24, 2023 14:50 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill O’Brien has agreed to return to the Patriots as their offensive coordinator, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been finalized. ...

Today in History: JAN 21, Concorde passenger service begins

Jan. 21, 2023 00:13 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2023. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 21, 2010, a bitterly divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, vastly...

Vikings fire defensive coordinator Donatell after rough year

Jan. 19, 2023 20:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings fired defensive coordinator Ed Donatell on Thursday, an unsurprising decision on the veteran coach after a dismal finish by his defense. The Vikings ranked second worst in yards allowed in the NFL and fourth worst in points allowed during...

Vikings' O'Connell still evaluating defense, Donatell status

Jan. 18, 2023 17:43 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kevin O'Connell enjoyed a strong debut as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, with a record-setting wide receiver, a productive offense and a division title. “The feeling that we were all in this together pulling in the same direction and with a goal that is...

Analysis: Thrilling NFL weekend defined by curious decisions

Jan. 17, 2023 08:16 AM EST

Curious decisions defined the NFL's wacky wild-card weekend, and none more so than Tyler Huntley going high when he should have gone low. Lamar Jackson's fill-in had the Baltimore Ravens in position for the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter at Cincinnati but with several...

Jim Harbaugh calls Michigan president to say he's staying

Jan. 16, 2023 19:01 PM EST

Jim Harbaugh is staying at Michigan, a decision he personally gave the school president to end another round of speculation that he would return to the NFL. “I just got off the phone with coach Harbaugh and Jim shared with me the great news that he is going to remain as the head...

Vikings face abrupt finish, roster churn after all that fun

Jan. 16, 2023 18:39 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The end hit harder for the Minnesota Vikings than usual, a season of exhilarating finishes and exceeded expectations smudged by this quick exit from the playoffs. The sting was only deepened by the reality of the roster. The salary cap crunch will likely force...

Giants coach Daboll undaunted by 3rd meeting with Eagles

Jan. 16, 2023 17:43 PM EST

What Brian Daboll has done with the New York Giants this season is being labeled as a performance worthy of coach-of-the-year honors. In the New York City metropolitan area, Daboll is being compared to Bill Parcells, the coach who turned around the Giants in the 1980s and led them...