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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Vapormax Rosse . -- Jerick McKinnon took the handoff left and hit heavy traffic in his own end zone, bouncing off a Minnesota blocker to find a different route out of the end zone.Somehow, he avoided the safety.Racing right, the young running back scampered through a crease in the middle of the field to carve out a 10-yard gain for the Vikings in the second quarter of the exhibition opener at Cincinnati last week. McKinnon caught a short pass to convert a third-and-2 on the next play, too, extending a drive that ended with a long touchdown throw by Teddy Bridgewater.McKinnons diverse set of skills and the nature of successful offenses in the NFL have made one of the smallest players on Minnesotas roster one of the most important. Meaningless preseason games or not, McKinnons value is set up for another increase this season.Its a good situation for me, I feel, he said, alluding to the presence of Adrian Peterson in front of him.For the Vikings, too.We want to be able to use Jerick a lot. Im hopeful that he has a very good year, coach Mike Zimmer said. Hes a great kid. He works real hard. Doesnt hardly ever make mistakes.The fact that Peterson has turned 31 is only part of this equation. If any player in the league can defy the limits of at-his-age production, Peterson is probably him. He led the NFL last season with 1,485 yards rushing with only six carries that netted more than 25 yards, all behind an offensive line that never found its footing.Peterson simply isnt the same threat when down and distance dictates a pass, in terms of both catching ability and blitz pickup. McKinnon can handle those tasks more to the coaching staffs liking, and he brings the shift in style and stature that can be an effective change to throw at a team geared up for Peterson.There are certain games where theyre really going to struggle with a guy like him, and there are certain games that it may not be the best fit, offensive coordinator Norv Turner said. So those are the decisions we make on a week-to-week basis, but its nice having him because we know hes an explosive player.McKinnons versatility as a running back, wide receiver, cornerback and option quarterback at Georgia Southern in college earned him the nickname Jet and a selection by the Vikings in the third round of the 2014 draft. He averaged 6.1 yards per touch in his second year in the league on 52 carries and 21 catches. Turner acknowledged the possibility of putting both McKinnon and Peterson in the backfield for certain plays.Its only smart to use that guy and put him in there against different defenses, so we can take advantage of him, said Peterson, who often has a hard time conceding the benefit of fewer snaps for him.To stay on the field more, the 5-foot-9 McKinnon must be able to withstand the jarring contact that comes with carrying the ball in the NFL. Peterson said hes noticed his position mate become more of a physical runner through the middle. McKinnon said he gained 11 pounds during the offseason to get to 206 pounds.That was something last year I kind of had trouble with, keeping my weight, McKinnon said. Its hard, coming out here. Youve just got to stay dedicated to eating. Its hard, being out here for so long, youre not really hungry going in, but youve got to push yourself to eat.Even with the extra pounds, McKinnon joked recently that his fellow running backs, even the rookies, still treat him like the little brother in the room.His impact on the Vikings this season ought to his outreach his size, though.I just feel its all coming together, McKinnon said. I just think if I get the opportunity to be able to contribute more, I feel like Ill have a lot to showcase.---Online:AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ;Nike Air Max Tn Nere . -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar will be out for roughly four weeks after tearing his left hamstring. Nike Vapormax Flyknit Moc . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. http://www.airmax270italia.it/air-max-2019-nike-scarpe.html . Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off. PITTSBURGH -- One of the nations worst secondaries kept daring Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans to throw. So he did. Over. And over. And over.The junior shook off a right ankle injury to throw for a career-high 406 yards and two touchdowns to lead the 25th-ranked Hokies to a 39-36 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.Joey Slye tied the school and Atlantic Coach Conference records by making six field goals to help the Hokies (6-2, 4-1) beat the Panthers (5-3, 2-2) on the road for the first time in 17 years.Pitt came in with the nations 120th-ranked pass defense yet played bump-and-run for most of the game, hoping its defensive backs could win more than they lost.Didnt happen. Instead, three Tech wide receivers topped 100 yards in the same game for the first time in school history. Isaiah Fords 10 receptions included his school-record 23rd receiving touchdown. Bucky Hodges caught six passes for 145 yards and a score and Cam Phillips added 109 yards on a night the Hokies piled up 556 total yards.Its a great feeling when you can do what you love doing and thats throw the ball up and down the field against a pretty good defense, Evans said. One-on-one coverage. You cant ask for anything better than one-on-one coverage.Pitt coach Narduzzi built his reputation as defensive coordinator at Michigan State by requiring his secondary to play physical. Hes intent on doing the same at Pitt, even as the weeks pass and improvement only comes in sporadic bursts. Facing the Hokies, it was no different.We had guys in position to make plays, Narduzzi said. We didnt make them. . Theres not a whole lot of different ways to do it.Evans left briefly in the third quarter after getting his right leg rolled up on but returned to lead a fourth-quarter surge that included Slyes sixth field goal. Slye joked it got a little bit boring knocking in chip shot after chip shot, though hes hardly complaining after the Hokies won at Heinz Field for the first time in five tries and assured themselves of a bowl berth for a 24th straight year, the longest active streak in the nation.Its a notable streak, but bigger goals lie ahead. The Hokies will end the weekend no worse than tied in the loss column with North Carolina atop the Coastal. Virginia Tech owns the tiebreaker, having beaten the Tar Heels decisively this month. Nike Air More Uptempo Italia. TRICKERATIONJames Conner ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns for the Panthers but offensive coordinator Matt Canada continued to masterfully tinker with the Pitt playbook.Nate Peterman completed 13 of 22 passes for 267 yards with a touchdown and an interception while also catching the first pass of his. Pitt offensive tackle Brian ONeill scored his second touchdown of the season, this time on a pitch from Peterman that resulted in the 6-foot-6, 300-pound ONeill barreling over the goal line from 5 yards out. ONeill, a tight end in high school, scored on a throwback screen against Georgia Tech earlier this month.PINBALL WIZARDOne of the connections between Evans and Ford includes a wild 36-yard gain in which Ford and Pitt cornerback Phillipie Motley batted it back and forth to each other as they went to the ground. Officials ruled it a catch on the field after Ford ripped it away from Motley before it hit the ground. The call stood upon review.WILD MANNarduzzi became increasingly animated on the sideline as the game wore on, convinced Virginia Techs wide receivers were illegally giving themselves and advantage on all those alley-oop passes from Evans.They did a great job pushing off all night, Narduzzi said. Give them credit for that.THE TAKEAWAYVirginia Tech: The Hokies have the weapons to run the table. If Evans can avoid turning it over, the Hokies will be in the ACC title game.When you have three elite wide receivers, you cant ask for more, Evans said.Pitt: Midway through Narduzzis second season, the defense remains a chaotic work in progress. Even the debut of ballyhooed freshman safety Damar Hamlins long anticipated debut did little to help. If Pitts pass defense was even average, the Panthers would be a threat to reach the ACC title game. Its not, and the Panthers almost certainly wont be in Orlando in December.UP NEXTVirginia Tech: Travel to Duke on Nov. 5. The Hokies fell to the Blue Devils 45-43 in four overtimes last season.Pitt: Begin a tough two-game stretch at Miami on Nov. 5. 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