Oct 21, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) looks to the stands as he leaves the field following the victory over the Arizona Cardinals at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

NFL News and Views: Buccaneers @ Vikings Kicks-off Week 8



Week 8 will officially kickoff tonight as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Minnesota to take on the surprising 5-2 Vikings, who are off to their first 5-0 home start since 2009, while the Buccaneers have dropped nine straight on the road. The Vikes will rely heavily on arguably the best runningback in the NFL in Adrian Peterson, who is currently the NFL’s third-leading rusher after suffering a devastating ACL tear that required major reconstructive knee surgery.


The Steelers will have center Maurkice Pouncey(knee) ready to suit up Sunday vs the Redskins after missing last week. The team has however ruled out safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle).


With Browns president Mike Holmgren set to be canned at the end of the season in favor of Joe Banner, Holmgren revealed yesterday that he’s open to returning to coaching.


Fan poll finds Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is NFL’s least-liked player.


Panther QB Cam Newton doesn’t see any racism behind criticism.


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