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Vikings Extend TE Kyle Rudolph's Contract 

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Minnesota Vikings have rewarded tight end Kyle Rudolph with a contract extension, the team confirmed on Monday.

The deal is reportedly for five years and worth a minimum of $36.5 million, with $19.4 million guaranteed.  It could wind up being worth as much as $40 million.

"I'm extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings," Rudolph said in a statement. "I've said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota. I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I'm excited about where this team is going. I'm looking forward to the 2014 season and helping this organization reach our ultimate goal."

The 24-year-old Rudolph has 109 receptions for 1,055 yards and 15 touchdowns in 39 games over three seasons with Minnesota.  The team selected Rudolph in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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NFC Rocks AFC in Pro Bowl

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(HONOLULU) -- Another Pro Bowl filled with plenty of offense and little intrigue - but will it be the last one?

Victor Cruz caugh 10 passes and Russell Wilson threw three touchdowns to help the NFC bury the AFC, 62-35 in the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Commissioner Roger Goodell threatened to stop playing the game if the quality of play did not improve in this year's version. Last year many of the players were booed for lack of effort.

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph took home MVP honors for having 122 yards receiving, and thought the players did try this year. "Guys were competing, guys wanted to win and guys want to keep the game here," Rudolph said. "That was the point before the game. We want to keep this game rolling for future Pro Bowlers."

The AFC got 205 yards passing from Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, but only rushed for 15 yards in the loss. 

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Vikings Stun 49ers, 24-13

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Christian Ponder threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns while running for another to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 24-13 upset of the San Francisco 49ers.

The second-year quarterback hit tight end Kyle Rudolph in the first quarter for the first of his two touchdowns to give the Vikings (2-1) the lead that they would hold for the entire game.  Rudolph had five catches for 36 yards and two touchdowns.

Adrian Peterson had 25 carries for 86 yards against the 49ers' strong run defense.

The 49ers (2-1) made a late charge in the second half, but they turned the ball over three times in the fourth quarter.

Alex Smith passed for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception.  Frank Gore rushed for 63 yards but also had a costly fumble.

Randy Moss played against his former team for the first time in the regular season but was held to three catches for 27 yards.

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