For NFL, week was as bad as it gets

Vikings fans walk to TCF Bank Stadium wearing Adrian Peterson jerseys before the start of Sunday’s game.


The fallout from the Adrian Peterson arrest and the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal haunted NFL officials this week.

The Patriots defense had six sacks of the Vikings’ Matt Cassel Sunday, and hurried him most of the day. Barry Chin/Globe Staff


Vikings no challenge for Patriots’ secondary

Let’s not get to crazy about Patriots’ defensive dominance - without Adrian Peterson, there wasn’t much punch in the Vikings offense.

Chandler Jones had a pair of sacks, but it was his blocked field goal and return for a touchdown that had his teammates talking after the game.

Nobody could keep up with Chandler Jones

Jones certainly was an all-around player on Sunday, and his play helped the Patriots get their first win of the season.

opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Surveillance and privacy

The case of NSA leaker Edward Snowden reveals a program with few checks and little accountability.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/15blackstone102-10277.jpg Blackstone seeks solace at vigil

150 people gathered at a dusk vigil Sunday while a cleanup crew at the house discovered a second dead dog and a second dead cat.

A machinist at AccuRounds in Avon, which has a labor shortage that vocational schools could help eliminate.

Schools’ wait lists called a drag on economy

Long lists for vocational and tech schools are creating a bottleneck in training as thousands of jobs go unfilled.

Melissa Dohme, who was stabbed 32 times in 2012, got help from Dr. Tessa Hadlock at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Two hospitals unite on behalf of the battered

Thanks to a partnership between MGH and Mass. Eye and Ear, Melissa Dohme’s face — and life — are slowly being rebuilt.

Where the gubernatorial candidates stand on taxes

Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker have one thing in common: both tread cautiously when it comes to talking taxes.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/9971828196_8e03d3da22_oA.jpg At a White House rich in coffee lore, no word on president’s preference

It turns out that the Obama White House makes it nearly impossible to find the source of its coffee and how it is prepared.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/15/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/jsununu-1172.jpg Legislative session about nothing, or pure comedy gold?

Try as they may to avoid it, members of Congress will have to do a little something during their session about nothing.

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