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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Malcolm Subban Jersey . -- Just last season, Minnesota Vikings coaches gave Xavier Rhodes boxing gloves to wear during drills in practice.The idea was having Rhodes better learn how to effectively play cornerback without risking penalties for grabbing at the receiver.Opponents arent winning many rounds with Rhodes these days.Rhodes picked off Carson Palmer twice, including a 100-yard touchdown return that was the longest in team history, and helped lead the Vikings to a 30-24 victory over Arizona on Sunday that stopped their four-game losing streak. The fourth-year player, drafted by the Vikings in the first round out of Florida State with the selection they received from Seattle in the trade for wide receiver Percy Harvin, is tied for fourth in the NFL with four interceptions.Those are huge splash plays that everybody notices, but hes tackling, doing everything right, free safety Harrison Smith said. Hes playing lights out.The performance was prolific enough to trigger an NFL Network interview with Deion Sanders , the Pro Football Hall of Fame member and most famous of the many cornerbacks Florida State has produced. Sanders, who became well known for his flamboyance, teased Rhodes for not adding any flair to the end of his return.Though he plays with plenty of fire, Rhodes isnt much for show. He was too exhausted for a celebration by the time he reached the end zone for the first time since high school, so much so that he requested an oxygen mask on the sideline to help recover.My legs were dead, Rhodes said, and I was just tired.The receivers Rhodes has been covering lately have been worn out, too, from Kelvin Benjamin to Odell Beckham Jr. to DeAndre Hopkins. Palmer threw in his direction nine times, with three completions for a total of 19 yards.This week coach said to play our defense, be aggressive and go out there and tackle. Tight coverage, sack the quarterback, and this week we did all of that, Rhodes said. We accomplished all of our goals.Including, most importantly, victory. The defense didnt escape blame for the losing streak, with one issue an overzealous attempt to produce the kind of momentum-changing plays that Rhodes had on Sunday. The problem is when players chase them, usually out of desperation to boost a struggling team, other issues often arise.Rhodes and Smith, for example, each whiffed in overtime two weeks ago when they converged on Detroit wide receiver Golden Tate after a catch that he took into the end zone to win the game.We are all trying to make plays, Rhodes said. You just need to be disciplined.Thats just as important as aggression for a cornerback in this league, as Zimmer has long reminded his pupils. Zimmer, who coached Sanders for five seasons as the defensive backs coach in Dallas, has developed an affinity for Rhodes since taking the job three years ago.If we would just play a solid, fundamental football game and let the big plays come to us, they do, Zimmer said, adding: Theyre not always going to come, but you just have to do your job first and then the rest will happen.Just like that interception late in the second quarter with the Vikings clinging to a 13-10 lead and the Cardinals at third-and-goal at the 9. Palmer argued that cornerback Captain Munnerlyn held the intended target, John Brown, before Rhodes swooped in from behind.Im a competitive guy and he said he felt like his receiver was held on that play. I didnt think so at all. Im entitled to my space, and my space is on the field. He ran directly into me, so I jammed him up. I didnt grab. I didnt yank. I let him go. Balls in the air, Munnerlyn said. Xavier, I dont know where he came from, but he made the play and took it 100 yards.---For more NFL coverage: and ;Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys Authentic . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. David Perron Jersey . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. http:///...-andre-fleury-jersey . Louis Blues teammates who would also be participating in the Olympics, Alex Pietrangelo felt right at home, no different in some ways to the travel experience of any old road trip – save for the length of the journey, that is. BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns murky quarterback situation may be clearing.Josh McCown is on track to return and start Sundays game against the Jets. Coach Hue Jackson said that McCown has been medically cleared from his broken left collarbone to play.The veteran was a full participant in practice, but Jackson said he wont name McCown the starter until he goes through the full week of practice.Definitely been medically cleared, Jackson said. Well see how it goes the rest of the week and go from there.If McCown starts, it increases the Browns chances to win their first game. Cody Kessler is in the NFL concussion protocol and the only other two quarterbacks are recently activated or signed rookies Kevin Hogan and Joe Callahan.McCowns full practice was his first since he broke his collarbone in a loss to Baltimore on Sept. 18. He has been doing limited work in practice the previous two weeks, but was cleared to play this week.Obviously the doctors and everybody wouldnt allow me to be out there if we werent going in the right direction, McCown said.Jackson has been through several midweek injuries this season, so he said he wanted to wait to see how he turns out.Things change, as you guys know, during the week, Jackson said.MMcCown faced the Jets a year ago in the season opener, and guided the Browns on a 90-yard drive. Colin Miller Jersey. But on third down he tried to run for a touchdown and was helicoptered in the air. The result: A concussion and a fumble recovered by the Jets in the end zone.In his only start this season, McCown scored three first-half touchdowns and had the Browns ahead 20-0. He played with the injury and the Ravens came back to win 25-20.What he did way back then was a long time ago, Jackson said. Thats why I keep saying we got to work in practice and see where we are. Hes a veteran player who knows how to play, knows our system. Hopefully if hes out there it means hes the best guy standing right now.Jets receiver Brandon Marshall was a teammate of McCowns in 2013 when McCown had one of his better seasons as Jay Cutlers backup in Chicago.Josh is back? Marshall said on a conference call. Thats my guy, man. [Hes] just an awesome man. Awesome quarterback. Hes the example what you want your kid to be.In other injury news, receiver Terrelle Pryor?[hamstring] and cornerback Joe Haden?[groin] again were limited. Cheap Jerseys Free ShippingNFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Jerseys NFL China Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Discount NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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