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Vikings DE Everson Griffen had priceless reaction to ‘Minneapolis Miracle’

Jan
27

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen had a priceless reaction to Minnesota’s stunning 29-24 divisional-round win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Stefon Diggs’ unlikely game-winning touchdown made Griffen jump up from the bench and react like a contestant who had just won the Showcase Showdown on The Price Is Right.

It’s the second such honor this season for Thomas, who also was player of the week on Dec. 4. The 5-foot-11 forward is fifth in the ACC in scoring average at 18.5 PPG, and she’s in the top 15 in the league in rebounding (7.4).

New England was allowing 119.7 rushing yards per game prior to the acquisition of Harrison. They are giving up 52.5 with him taking snaps. It’s a small sample size, but it certainly looks like Harrison has had a positive effect. Add that to how he approaches every game with professionalism and the Patriots can only benefit.

I approach every game the same, except now it’s single elimination, he told reporters Friday. If you don’t get everything done to an appropriate level now, you go home.

The PFWA also named Rams running back Todd Gurley as the NFL Offensive Player of the Year and Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

It’s Brady’s third PFWA MVP award, as he also won in 2007 and 2010. Only Peyton Manning, with four MVP awards from the PFWA, has more. Manning is a five-time AP NFL MVP winner.

Brady becomes the oldest player to win NFL MVP honors from the PFWA. Manning had been the previous oldest winner, at age 37 in 2013.

At an age when most NFL players, certainly quarterbacks, are long retired, Brady posted one of his finest seasons, leading the NFL in passing yards (4,577) and tossing 32 touchdown passes. The Patriots will play the Jaguars on Sunday in the AFC championship game.
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