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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesotas defense denied Odell Beckham Jr. all night and forced two turnovers that led to 10 points, and the Vikings mystified Eli Manning yet again during a 24-10 victory Monday over the New York Giants.Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph for the third straight game and kept his turnover-free streak since joining Minnesota intact, helping the Vikings (4-0) lead from start to finish after falling behind in each of their first three wins and record their first 4-0 start since 2009. The Vikings, Eagles and Broncos are the only remaining unbeatens.I think they like to compete. I think they like to go out there and prove to everybody that they can be talked about with other good teams in this league, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.Beckham, who has yet to score this season, was smothered by cornerback Xavier Rhodes and had a career-low 23 yards on three catches.Its not a one-on-one game. Its 11-on-11, and we got beat 11-on-11 today, Beckham said.Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard were quiet, too, and Manning was erratic as ever while finishing 25 for 45 for just 261 yards. Rhodes picked him off in the third quarter , the 15th interception for Manning in eight career starts against the Vikings. Hes 2-6 with only five touchdown passes.Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon each ran for a touchdown as the Vikings rushed for a season-high 104 yards to strike their best balance of the season as they continue to craft a post-Adrian Peterson strategy without their injured veteran running back. Bradford went 26 for 36 for 262 yards, thriving with quick-release throws behind an offensive line that protected better than it had in any of the previous three games.I didnt get hit, hardly at all, Bradford said. The game ball should go to those guys.The Vikings, who have allowed only 50 points in four games and rank second in the league in that category, have an NFL-best turnover margin of plus-10. The Giants (2-2) dropped to minus-8 for the season, including a muffed punt in the first quarter by Dwayne Harris that was forced by Vikings wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson in his new role on the coverage team.A good team on the road, especially this team, you cant give them two possessions, Giants coach Ben McAdoo said. The message is getting through. I just think we need to take care of the ball.RUDOLPHRudolphs wife, Jordan, was scheduled to give birth to twins by induction on Tuesday morning. He joked he wanted a second touchdown catch, one for each of his soon-arriving children. Bradford might as well be their godfather with the way hes connected with his sure-handed tight end.We kind of had a bond early, Bradford said, adding: Hes just such a big target.MONDAYS WITH MOSSFormer Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss, at the game as an analyst for ESPN, blew the ceremonial Gjallarhorn prior to kickoff to get the crowd going early. Fifteen years ago, Moss caught three touchdown passes on a Monday night game as the Vikings beat the Giants 28-16.This is a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful place, Beckham said. The atmosphere they created, I love it. You live for it, you thrive in it, and tonight we didnt have that opportunity.STRUGGLING SECONDARYThe Giants defensive backs are so depleted by injuries that wide receivers were playing safety in practice this week. Andrew Adams, promoted from the practice squad last week, started at safety for Nat Berhe. Trevin Wade had trouble all game, starting at cornerback for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Wade was beaten by Charles Johnson for receptions of 30 and 40 yards, had a pass interference penalty on Rudolph and got away with one on an early incompletion to Adam Thielen.WALSH, WIDE LEFTBlair Walshs 46-yard field goal attempt failed early in the third quarter, already his fifth miss (three field goals, two extra points) of the season. The interception by Rhodes gave him the chance to make a 44-yarder less than 3 1/2 minutes later.INJURY UPDATEGiants TE Larry Donnell (concussion) was blown off his feet in the second quarter by blitzing Vikings LB Anthony Barr and quickly ruled out for the rest of the game. Donnell was obviously woozy as he walked slowly to the sideline.Vikings RT Andre Smith (right elbow) was hurt in the first quarter and was replaced by Jeremiah Sirles.UP NEXTThe Giants play at Green Bay (2-1) on Sunday night.The Vikings host Houston (3-1) on Sunday afternoon.---Online:AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL coverage on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Dave Campbell on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DaveCampbellAP Derrius Guice Jersey .Y. - New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game that will be played in his home city. Redskins Womens Jerseys . Burris threw two TD passes, including a key 15-yard fourth-quarter strike to Bakari Grant that effectively countered a Toronto comeback bid and led Hamilton to a 33-19 victory. http://www.authenticredskinsshopnfl.com/greg-stroman-jersey/ .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. Redskins Official Jerseys . Detroit and Boston are deadlocked, 1-1, and Tigers manager Jim Leyland could be forgiven if he was caught rationalizing instead of dissecting how his club could blow a 5-1 lead late in Game 2. Redskins Stitched Jerseys .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Kevin Porter and defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from the minors as part of a five-player roster shuffle made by the NHLs worst team. The depth of a well-laid-out TLC pay-per-view card is based upon months of buildup, even though the majority of the matches were only confirmed one week ago. Three title matches seek to settle long-standing rivalries, and long conflicts in two other matches also have stipulations attached that should serve to wrap up months of good storytelling in their own right.While each of those five matchups each added a little spice to the concoction, the biggest question mark left standing surrounded something quite new -- a main event matchup between American Alpha and Wyatt Family representatives Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt. In the final quarter of the show, in a match that did a great deal to spotlight what all four men could do, the quartet merely scratched the surface of what could quickly become another game-changer on SmackDown Live.Wyatt and Orton would ultimately go on to win and become the new No. 1 contenders for the SmackDown tag-team championships, but American Alpha fully enhanced their positions as the future cornerstones of the tag-team division. Jason Jordan put on incredible physical displays both early and late, suplexing both Wyatt and Orton with the greatest of ease, and showing an ability to look dominant one moment and vulnerable the next.Wyatt only enhanced that message, conveying his utter frustration at being challenged so heartily by both Jordan and Chad Gable in the early stages of the match by rolling out of the ring, ripping apart the announce table with a crazy look in his eye. He and Orton would soon take control, but even in the Wyatts dominant moments, American Alpha proved physically capable of changing the momentum on the turn of a dime.If there was a single drawback to this match, its that it didnt happen on pay-per-view and that we had to miss several chunks of it because of commercial breaks. If ever there was a time for the experimental commercial camera view that disappeared after only a week, this match wouldve been a prime candidate.Orton and Wyatt maintained a cold and calm control over the match, but an Orton Superplex came back to bite him as it gave Gable enough time to get the tag into Jordan, who came in and cleaned house. Gable seemingly neutralized Orton with a cannonball from the apron, and Jordan once again hit a chain of suplexes without once showing the signs of any struggle with the size of Wyatt. Ultimately, Luke Harper inserted himself into the match to offer assistance, but the finish was an equally inspired, and somewhat chaotic, effort as well.Wyatt was poised to hit Sister Abigail in a hurry, but Jordan got free, Gable rolled in and things seemed set up for Grand Amplitude and a shocking American Alpha win. Orton prevented that with a RKO out of nowhere, and while Jordan had one more brief surges with corner spears for both men, Harper pulled Wyatt out of the way and allowing him to hit Sister Abigail for the victory.Even with only a week to prepare and build it, this match felt like a big deal. American Alpha felt every bit on the same level as a 12-time world champion in Orton and a top-level guy like Wyatt, and this showdown felt like a prelude to something potentially special to close out 2016. As fun as the championship run of Rhyno and Heath Slater has been, it seems as if Wyatts curiously long title-less drought should finally come to an end on Sunday at TLC.If thats indeed the case, the first serious contenders for those titles should be obvious.Ambrose puts Ellsworth in the line of fire one too many timesThe long and winding road to diminutive upstart?James Ellsworth becoming a SmackDown Live superstar has been pockmarked by a few incidents, but predominantly its a very positive story of the fish out of water making good. Dean Ambrose has continued to push him along every step of the way, and despite a brief hiccup, that relationship has paid off for the No. 1 contender for the world title every step of the way.It wouldnt be that clean or simple during the return of the Ambrose Asylum Tuesday night. Ambrose invited Ellsworth down to the ring and the pair proceeded to do what theyve done so well for months -- run down AJ Styles over and over again. The mere mention of Ellsworths 3-0 record against Styles and a future title match predictably summoned the WWE world champion out to the ring.As Styles challenged every word they said and every point they made, there was a certain irony in noticing the champ use some of the same lines to bag on Ellsworth that were said about Styles himself when people brought up the prospect of him coming to the WWE. Sure, Ellsworth doesnt have the look or the athletic gifts that Styles enjoys, but when theyre standing right next to each other its clear that theyre at least of a similar heightStyles ultimately snapped, pushing Ellsworth into Ambrose, dropping the steel steps on Ambrose and dropping a ladder on Ellsworths back. After a vicious chair shot across the back as Ellsworth hung from the ring to the outside, Styles hit an elevated Styles Clash from the top of the steel stairs to the outtside of the ring to brutal effect.ddddddddddddEllsworth was immediately put in a neck collar and onto a body board, eventually wheeled all the way into an ambulance. It hammered home the realities and side effects of Ambroses efforts to belittle Styles, as Ambrose could only utter, Its my fault, as he hopped into the ambulance alongside his little buddy as it rode off.We saw Ambrose again briefly in an epilogue-type moment in the final moments of SmackDown Live. As the tag-team champions were being interviewed, Styles walked in and taunted Slater & Rhyno about their match on Sunday, only for Ambrose to come charging from off-screen to get a measure of revenge for Ellsworth with a beatdown as it faded to black.Whether its guilt or inspiration, Ellsworth is all too likely to insert himself into this situation one more time on Sunday and, unlike some instances in the past, his involvement will likely be the piece de resistance of a match thats a fitting conclusion to TLC.Hits and misses? Dolph Ziggler and Kalisto against Baron Corbin and The Miz was an enjoyable, if predictably short, way to get all four men some face time before their respective matches at TLC. The story was really told in the final minutes, as Ziggler hit a big DDT on The Miz on the outside and then a superkick to Corbin, followed by a tope suicida over the top from Kalisto in which The Miz shoved Corbin into harms way as a human target.Maryse smashed Ziggler with a ladder, in a potential tease of what she could do on Sunday, and then Corbin smashed Kalisto with a steel chair for the DQ finish.The Miz and Ziggler will tell the final chapter of their lengthy Intercontinental championship rivalry, but we got one more bit of surreal build on Talking Smack. The Miz -- sorry, Mike Mizanin, as he corrected anyone and everyone on over the course of 30 minutes -- filled in for Daniel Bryan in the hosts chair on the post-show.He was smarmy throughout the show while making good points on every topic that came up. It made for a surreal third-person interaction when Ziggler came on as the first guest, but each hammered home their points effortlessly -- The Miz especially so. In his notebook, instead of notes for the show, The Miz showed the camera that hed simply written You are awesome. He described how its his personal approach to life, and it was 100 percent of everything The Miz has been over the last few months thats made him one of the most entertaining guys on WWE television.? In a reversal of their last contract signing, Becky Lynch took the first swing at Alexa Bliss and landed a punch flush in the mouth. The crowd was hot for the whole segment, but the conceit of having another contract signing became clear as Lynch pulled the tablecloth off the table and set Lynch up for a Bex-plex from the top rope. Bliss would ultimately take control and pushed Lynch through the table, setting up the final missing piece for Sundays gimmick-laden card -- a tables match. Lynch accepted later in the show, and she used some PG-13-level language to do it.It should provide a level playing ground for Bliss who, for every bit of improvement shes shown in the ring during this rivalry, is still a couple of steps behind the longtime ring veteran that is the SmackDown womens champion. I can point to another tables match with a championship on the line -- John Cenas showdown with Sheamus for the WWE world championship at TLC 2009 -- as the perfect example of a device that can deliver the title to someone who, at times, can be a bit overmatched in the ring. Putting serious doubt into the result will only raise the stakes and tension in this one.? Luke Harper versus Kane, with Kane winning clean for the second time in a row. I get it, Harper is supposed to be feeling the heat of proving himself within The Wyatt Family. But enough of making him lose to Kane, and, quite frankly, enough of Kane as the gatekeeper to the upper-card if few people are going to pass through it.The match itself was okay, but Kane has noticeably slowed in the last few months as hes maintained a somewhat active role on SmackDown Live. At 49, there has to come a time when a guy like Harper -- someone who embodies a lot of the things that Kane could do at his peak -- can actually get one over and look good in a showdown like this.Still as dominant as hes ever been, said JBL on commentary, just moments after talking about how he battled Kane in the 1990s and the aughts. Harper has been made to look foolish ever since his return, and losses like the one he suffered Tuesday (and during the Survivor Series kickoff show) have only served to further extinguish some of the hype he had upon his return. Its time to light a fire under this guy and see just what he can do, and if that doesnt get ignited by an absolute decimation of Kane in the near-future or a well-executed moment within the Wyatt Family, the window for Harper could get closed in a hurry. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap China Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Jerseys From China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Black Jerseys ' ' '

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