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Cornerback Duke Shelley embraces a roller coaster outing during first Vikings start

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Cornerback Duke Shelley's first start for the Vikings was a roller coaster of moments during Thursday night's 33-26 win against the Patriots. But the 26-year-old journeyman didn't flinch, showing the latest example of resiliency from a battered Vikings defense that has often had the last laugh this season. They did again against Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, who threw for a career-high 382 yards but saw his last real shot fall incomplete on fourth down in the closing minutes. "Good enough to win, but never good enough to our standard," safety Camryn Bynum said. "We gave up a lot of passing yards, a lot of small detail things where we'd get out of our assignments. A lot of small things, but they could exploit that."

Five extra points: He's the G.O.A.T., but Bill Belichick was off his game

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It feels odd saying this since yours truly has 347 fewer NFL wins than Bill Belichick, but the coaching G.O.A.T. was off his game big-time as his Patriots fell to the Vikings 33-26 at U.S. Bank on Thanksgiving night. The Vikings have been getting gashed by the run for the past three weeks, but the Patriots tried only 13 runs for 45 yards. Rhamondre Stevenson had only six carries for 36 yards, a 5.1 average with a long of 14. Yet Belichick and his staff kept ignoring the run. A late three-and-out included three passes that led to a 29-yard punt and the Vikings' go-ahead score. The Patriots also ran into the punter, turning a Vikings' three-and-out into a touchdown drive. Belichick also had no answer for Justin Jefferson while dropping a winnable road game against a rookie head coach – Kevin O'Connell – who used to be Belichick's third-string quarterback. In this blog post, we'll tell you everything you need to know about How to watch Mosconi Cup 2022 live

Notre Dame's Michael Mayer was a big hit on ESPN's College Gameday

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They mic'd up the best tight end in the country, and they got one of the best personalities in the country.

Handful of Notre Dame players are OUT for Navy game

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Tobias Merriweather, Brandon Joseph, and JD Bertrand won't play today as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Navy Midshipmen. The loss of Bertrand could be significant against the triple option.

The most amazing Notre Dame football painting

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And you have a chance to name it.

The definitive Halloween candy tier list will haunt you

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Direct any questions you might have to my attorney, Carl Lazlo.

Notre Dame Football: Three Things We Saw Against UNLV

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Is it possible for a football team to win in dominating fashion by 23 points and still have the game look and feel like a garbage fire? Your Notre Dame Fighting Irish are innovating new fan experiences every week, and this Saturday they chose to do so by answering that question in the affirmative in a 44-21 win over the UNLV Rebels. I can’t think of a better way to sum it up than the following now-immortal image: There were obviously plenty of good moments in this game, in which the Irish quickly seized an insurmountable lead and the Rebels never truly threatened, but there were also plenty of moments that made the prospect of seeing this team go toe-to-toe with the Syracuse Orange and Clemson Tigers in the next two weeks seem less than appetizing. We’ll take a look at a bit of both in this week’s Three Things.

Former Notre Dame player Ethan Johnson has gone missing

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This sounds incredibly scary.

Two Notre Dame football players OUT for North Carolina game

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Both safety Ramon Henderson and tight end Kevin Bauman had been a part of the regular rotation.

Notre Dame VS Cal was most watched PAC-12 game of week 3

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That feels strange to say.