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Vikings complete interview with Jonathan Gannon

Thu Jan 20 2022 22:58:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is in demand this week. He conducted a virtual interview with the Vikings on Thursday, the team announced. Gannon, 39, also had initial interviews with the Broncos and Texans scheduled for this week. He is the fourth candidate to interview for the head coaching job to replace Mike Zimmer. Gannon [more]

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Vikings complete interview with Kellen Moore

Thu Jan 20 2022 01:51:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings completed an interview with Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, the team announced Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the Vikings conducted a virtual interview with Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is the other NFL assistant to interview with the Vikings in their search to replace Mike Zimmer. The Vikings [more]

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Vikings complete G.M. interview with Chiefs executive Ryan Poles

Wed Jan 19 2022 04:40:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Minnesota Vikings have completed their interview with Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles for their general manager vacancy. Poles is also being pursued by the Chicago Bears and New York Giants for their G.M. vacancies as well. Poles has been with the Chiefs since 2009 when he joined the team [more]

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Vikings complete interview with G.M. candidate Brandon Brown

Tue Jan 18 2022 19:31:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings’ search for a General Manager continues to move right along. Minnesota announced on Tuesday that the club had completed an initial interview with Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown. Brown has been with Philadelphia since 2017, beginning his time with the team as the assistant director of pro scouting. He was then [more]

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Jonathan Gannon set to interview with Texans, Broncos, Vikings this week

Tue Jan 18 2022 13:52:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles are done playing, but it will still be a busy week for their defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. Gannon is in the mix for three head coaching jobs around the league and he will get his chance to make his case for all three teams in the next three days. Albert Breer of SI.com [more]

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Vikings complete G.M. interview with Eagles VP Catherine Raîche

Tue Jan 18 2022 04:34:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Monday has been a busy day for the Minnesota Vikings in their search for a new general manager. The team announced Monday night they have completed an interview with Philadelphia Eagles VP of football operations Catherine Raîche. Raîche was the third person interviewed for the position by the Vikings on Monday along with Cleveland Browns [more]

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Vikings complete interview with Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

Mon Jan 17 2022 23:20:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings completed their second interview with a General Manager candidate Monday. After speaking with Bucs executive John Spytek earlier in the day, the Vikings interviewed Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. Adofo-Mensah joined General Manager Andrew Berry in Cleveland in March 2020. Adofo-Mensah previously spent seven seasons with the 49ers, including two [more]

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Vikings complete interview with John Spytek

Mon Jan 17 2022 21:24:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings completed an interview with Bucs executive John Spytek on Monday, the team announced. They also are expected to speak with Eagles VP of football operations Catherine Raîche on Monday after interviewing Titans vice president of football operations Monti Ossenfort on Sunday. Since firing G.M. Rick Spielman along with head coach Mike Zimmer on [more]

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Texans request interview with Jonathan Gannon

Mon Jan 17 2022 20:41:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Add Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon to the list of candidates for the Texans head coaching job. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Texans have requested an interview with Gannon. Houston is the third team to show interest in interviewing Gannon in this hiring cycle. The Broncos and Vikings have also submitted requests for [more]

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Vikings complete interview with G.M. candidate Monti Ossenfort

Sun Jan 16 2022 21:22:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Minnesota has started its interview process for a new General Manager. The Vikings announced they’ve completed an initial interview with current Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort. The 43-year-old Ossenfort is in his second season with Tennessee. He spent 14 seasons with the Patriots, serving as the franchise’s director of college scouting for the [more]

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Four years after Minneapolis Miracle, Vikings are a long way from a Super Bowl win

Sat Jan 15 2022 04:01:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Many believe, incorrectly, that the Immaculate Reception happened en route to Pittsburgh’s first Super Bowl win. In reality, the Steelers lost the following weekend, to the unbeaten Dolphins in the 1972 AFC Championship. Two years later, the Steelers won the Super Bowl, beating the Vikings. That reality was met with encouragement by plenty of Vikings [more]

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Report: Vikings request interview with Eagles VP of football operations Catherine Raîche

Thu Jan 13 2022 06:29:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Minnesota Vikings have requested an interview with Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Raîche for their general manager vacancy, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Raîche has spent three seasons with the Eagles and was promoted to her current position prior to the 2021 season. She joined the franchise in 2019 as [more]

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Report: Vikings request interview with Eagles personnel director Brandon Brown for G.M. job

Thu Jan 13 2022 05:11:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Minnesota Vikings have requested an interview with Philadelphia Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown, according to Darren Wolfson of SKOR North. Brown has spent the last five seasons with the Eagles and was promoted to director of player personnel prior to the 2021 season. He previously spent two seasons as the team’s director [more]

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Adam Thielen feels great after “pretty easy” ankle surgery

Tue Jan 11 2022 12:41:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen hurt his ankle in Week 13 and missed all but 23 of the team’s remaining offensive snaps as a result. Thielen wound up having surgery on the ankle a couple of weeks ago and he said Monday that he does not expect the recovery process to infringe on his preparations [more]

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Mike Zimmer: I’m sorry we didn’t get it done

Tue Jan 11 2022 00:44:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Monday, Mike Zimmer was fired for the first time in his long football career. He spent eight seasons as the Vikings head coach, going 72-56-1 with three postseason appearances. Zimmer released a statement Monday afternoon. “We have had great sponsors and met so many great people, including my relationship with Bud Grant and all [more]

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Vikings vow to “consistently contend for championships”

Mon Jan 10 2022 16:15:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Yes, “just good enough” is no longer good enough for the Wilfs. In a statement announcing the firing of coach Mike Zimmer and G.M. Rick Spielman, team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made it clear that the search process will happen internally, and that they’re committed to taking things to the next level. “We appreciate [more]

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Vikings fire Mike Zimmer, Rick Spielman

Mon Jan 10 2022 14:24:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

“Just good enough” is no longer good enough for the Wilfs. The Vikings pressed the reset button on Monday, firing both coach Mike Zimmer and G.M. Rick Spielman. Zimmer had just finished his eighth season on the job. Spielman joined the Vikings 15 years ago, on the heels of the Fran Foley/Triangle of Authority fiasco. [more]

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Mike Zimmer doesn’t want to talk about his future

Mon Jan 10 2022 02:02:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s widely believed that Vikings coach Mike Zimmer won’t be back in 2022, after eight years with the team. He didn’t want to delve into the possibility after Sunday’s season-ending win over the Bears. “Let’s not go there today,” Zimmer said, via ESPN.com. “You want to talk about it tomorrow, then let’s talk about it [more]

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Justin Jefferson: We should be in the playoffs right now

Thu Jan 06 2022 19:32:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings enter Week 18 at 7-9 and look like they’re on the verge of a coaching change. Receiver Justin Jefferson has continued to be a bright spot for the team’s offense in his second season, recording 103 catches for 1,509 yards with nine touchdowns. But that hasn’t been enough to elevate Minnesota to the [more]

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Mike Zimmer says whatever happens with job “I can stand proud”

Thu Jan 06 2022 08:09:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sunday’s season finale between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears could be the last for head coach Mike Zimmer after eight years leading the franchise. Zimmer said earlier this week that he has yet to hear anything regarding his job status with the team beyond this season. In an interview with team broadcaster Paul Allen, [more]

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Kirk Cousins claims he would have missed Sunday’s game, even if vaccinated

Thu Jan 06 2022 00:32:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The argument that someone pushed to multiple reporters on Friday gained validation from Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins on Wednesday. Vaccinated or not, he would have missed Sunday’s critical contest against the Packers. Meeting with reporters on his first day back from a five-day absence, Cousins said that, because he was experiencing mild symptoms, he would [more]

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Vikings activate Nick Vigil off COVID-19 reserve list

Wed Jan 05 2022 00:55:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings activated linebacker Nick Vigil from reserve/COVID-19 on Tuesday, the team announced. Vigil went on the list Dec. 30 and missed Sunday’s game against the Packers. Vigil has played 15 of 16 games with 11 starts in his first season in Minnesota. He has totaled 78 tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack and [more]

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Mike Zimmer has yet to hear anything about his future

Tue Jan 04 2022 16:28:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For most of the NFL head coaches who are believed to be on the hot seat, no public assurances as to their futures have been given. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has received no private assurances, either. “I have not talked to any of them,” Zimmer told reporters regarding team management, via Chris Tomasson of the [more]

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The Vikings are in a tough spot with Kirk Cousins

Sat Jan 01 2022 00:00:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the Vikings move toward the conclusion of Kirk Cousins‘s fourth year with the team, they have a problem. The quarterback who has delivered one playoff appearance during his time in Minnesota, and whose untimely COVID positive has delivered the de facto final nail on the prospects of another one, has one year left on [more]

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Justin Jefferson hasn’t talked to Mike Zimmer since his postgame comments

Fri Dec 31 2021 03:09:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson has not talked to coach Mike Zimmer since he sounded off after Sunday’s 30-23 loss to the Rams. But Jefferson saw the clip of Zimmer characterizing Jefferson’s comments as “frustration.” Jefferson agreed, but he didn’t back down from his assertion that the Vikings lacked energy. “Nah,” Jefferson said when asked if [more]

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Dalvin Cook shaken by season-ending injury to “true brother” Adam Thielen

Wed Dec 29 2021 21:02:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was cleared to return today from the COVID-19 reserve list, but he wasn’t exactly in a celebratory mood. That’s because Cook also learned that teammate Adam Thielen is going to miss the final two games of the season because he needs ankle surgery. “Prayers to my brother,’’ Cook said of [more]

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Report: Adam Thielen done for season after ankle surgery

Wed Dec 29 2021 17:28:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings got running back Dalvin Cook back on the active roster Wednesday, but another key offensive player is reportedly done for the year. Wide receiver Adam Thielen made a brief return to the lineup last Sunday before aggravating a left ankle injury and it looks like that will be his final contribution to the [more]

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Forty-five years after they met in the Super Bowl, Bud Grant remembers John Madden

Wed Dec 29 2021 14:36:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bud Grant and John Madden met in the Super Bowl, forty-five years ago. With Madden passing on Tuesday, Grant reflected on his former rival. “Coaches come in a variety of forms,” Grant, 94, said in a statement issued by the Vikings. “John really, really liked football. For him it wasn’t about the attention. He would [more]

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Vikings sign Kyle Sloter

Tue Dec 28 2021 21:34:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings have made a move to solidify their quarterbacks room. Minnesota announced on Tuesday that the team has signed Kyle Sloter to its 53-man roster. Sloter essentially takes quarterback Sean Mannion’s spot as the third quarterback on Minnesota’s roster. Mannion, who is vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 late last week. Starter Kirk Cousins is [more]

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Justin Jefferson closing in on new record for receiving yards in first two NFL seasons

Thu Dec 23 2021 23:02:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Minnesota wide receiver Justin Jefferson is about to set a new record for the most receiving yards ever in a player’s first two seasons. Jefferson has 2,735 receiving yards so far in his career, and last week his total receiving yardage in his first two seasons moved into second place all-time surpassing Randy Moss. With [more]

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Bashaud Breeland now a free agent after clearing waivers

Wed Dec 22 2021 01:44:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Starting cornerbacks are rarely available in late December, but Bashaud Breeland is. Breeland went unclaimed on waivers after the Vikings cut him, which means he’s now an unrestricted free agent. Most NFL teams are still in playoff contention, and depth at cornerback is never a bad thing, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Breeland fields [more]

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Justin Fields: I love Teven Jenkins sticking up for me, just do it before the whistle

Tue Dec 21 2021 14:20:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears offensive lineman Teven Jenkins picked up a 15-yard penalty for getting in the face of a Vikings player who hit quarterback Justin Fields on Monday night. Fields appreciated the support. Fields said after the game that he’d like to see more of that from his linemen, although he acknowledged that they need to do [more]

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Mike Zimmer “won’t talk about the clocks in Chicago” after Bears get 0:01 for final TD

Tue Dec 21 2021 09:38:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has complained in the past about the clocks at Soldier Field in Chicago, and after Monday night’s game he held his tongue before complaining again. The Bears scored a meaningless touchdown on the final play of their 17-9 loss to the Vikings, but Zimmer appeared to think the clock should have [more]

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Bashaud Breeland: Incidents that led to release were “blown out of proportion”

Sun Dec 19 2021 04:48:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings cut Bashaud Breeland after verbal altercations at Saturday’s practice, but the cornerback said the reasons for his departure were “blown out of proportion.” In an interview with Josina Anderson of USA Today, Breeland said he initially exchanged words with a coach in meetings before practice. He said his disagreement was not with head [more]

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Practice altercation led to Vikings cutting Bashaud Breeland

Sat Dec 18 2021 22:04:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings’ decision to cut starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland was surprising enough that it figured to have to do with issues beyond performance on the field. And that’s exactly the case, as NFL Network is reporting that the Vikings cut Breeland after he had a verbal altercation with coaches at practice today. According to the [more]

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Vikings waive Bashaud Breeland

Sat Dec 18 2021 21:19:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Earlier today, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said that veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland was questionable for Monday night’s game due to a non-injury-related personal matter. Breeland is no longer questionable. The Vikings have waived Breeland. Breeland responded on Twitter with one word, “Wow.” Signed in the offseason, Breeland had started all 13 regular-season games that the [more]

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ESPN channels exit YouTube TV

Sat Dec 18 2021 05:27:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If you have YouTube TV and you hope to watch ESPN, you’re currently SOL. As of 12:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, all Disney-owned channels exited the popular streaming platform, leaving millions (yours truly included) without ESPN channels on YouTube TV. That means no Monday Night Football, starting with this week’s Vikings-Bears game. Unless there’s some [more]

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Vikings defensive assistant Paul Guenther and three strength coaches out due to COVID-19

Thu Dec 16 2021 16:51:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings’ coaching staff has been hit by COVID-19. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said today that defensive assistant Paul Guenther and three strength coaches are out this week because of COVID-19 protocols. However, Zimmer also said that the Vikings are now out of the league’s enhanced COVID-19 protocols and he is very confident that no [more]

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Vikings put Alexander Mattison on COVID-19 reserve, claim Wayne Gallman off waivers

Mon Dec 13 2021 22:30:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings running back Alexander Mattison is one of dozens of NFL players to go on the COVID-19 reserve list. The Vikings announced today that Mattison has been placed on the list. The Vikings also claimed running back Wayne Gallman off waivers. Gallman most recently played for the Falcons and spent the last four years with [more]

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Chase Claypool: “The ball got knocked out of my hands”

Fri Dec 10 2021 16:15:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Pittsburgh’s 17-game season may have come to an end in the 14 seconds that elapsed between the fourth-down catch made by Steelers receiver Chase Claypool and the next snap. After the 36-28 loss that ended in part because the Steelers ran out of time to finish a 96-yard drive that, with a two-point conversion, would [more]

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Mike Zimmer on close games: We don’t have to make it like this

Fri Dec 10 2021 16:08:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After the Vikings went from being up 29-0 to holding off the Steelers 36-28 on Thursday night, their head coach Mike Zimmer joked that the team’s penchant for playing games that come down to the wire is a good thing for the NFL’s television ratings. It’s not great for the team’s stress levels and Zimmer [more]

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Ben Roethlisberger: Not my job to deal with “player issues” like Chase Claypool

Fri Dec 10 2021 14:19:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Someone needs to demand more from Steelers receiver Chase Claypool. Someone other than quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. After Thursday night’s loss to the Vikings, Roethlisberger made it clear that he doesn’t believe it’s his place to hold accountable Claypool or any other players who do things they shouldn’t do. “It’s not really my job,” Roethlisberger said, [more]

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Vikings may set NFL’s all-time record for one-possession games

Fri Dec 10 2021 12:51:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings’ win over the Steeler on Thursday Night Football came down to the final play. As usual. Minnesota won 36-28, making the game the 12th time this season that a Vikings game has been decided by eight or fewer points, or one possession. With four games to go this season, the Vikings are closing [more]

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Cam Heyward on Steelers defensive problems: It’s Groundhog Day

Fri Dec 10 2021 11:39:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Steelers have had one of the league’s worst run defenses all season, but it looked like they took a step in the right direction during their Week 13 win over the Ravens. It no longer looks that way. They allowed 242 rushing yards to the Vikings in Thursday night’s loss, including 205 to Dalvin [more]

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Dalvin Cook: I appreciate the team for believing in me

Fri Dec 10 2021 11:25:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the week began, Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was not expected to play against the Steelers because of the shoulder injury that kept him out of last Sunday’s loss to the Lions but Cook wound up making it back to the lineup sooner than expected. Cook got in a pair of limited practices before [more]

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Mike Zimmer: Another fun night, we kept the TV ratings up, every week we do it

Fri Dec 10 2021 10:21:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer acknowledged after beating the Steelers on Thursday Night Football that his team somehow finds a way to play up or down to its opponent every week. The Vikings raced out to a 29-0 lead and then barely held on to win 36-28, and Zimmer joked that the Vikings are good for [more]

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Chase Claypool costs the Steelers precious seconds with late post-play celebration

Fri Dec 10 2021 05:20:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On multiple occasions in 2020, we praised veteran receiver Larry Fitzgerald for having the presence of mind to rush the football back to the proper spot so that the Cardinals could get another play snapped quickly as precious seconds ticked away. Another receiver who wears the same number as Fitzgerald would benefit significantly from following [more]

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Thursday Night Football: Vikings withstand furious Steelers rally in 36-28 victory

Fri Dec 10 2021 04:55:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Minnesota Vikings just can’t do anything easy. After jumping out to a 29-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers, it took a Harrison Smith pass breakup of a throw into the end zone to Pat Freiermuth on the final play of regulation to ultimately seal away a 36-28 victory on Thursday night. Dalvin Cook rushed [more]

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Two Najee Harris touchdowns close Vikings lead to 29-14

Fri Dec 10 2021 03:59:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Not much went right for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first 40 minutes of Thursday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. However, a pair of Najee Harris touchdowns have gotten them back into reach of the Vikings early in the fourth quarter. Ben Roethlisberger‘s 3-yard touchdown pass to Najee Harris ended the Steelers’ scoreless run [more]

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Dalvin Cook rushes for 153 yards, two touchdowns in first half as Vikings lead 23-0

Fri Dec 10 2021 02:58:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dalvin Cook is shouldering the load for the Vikings tonight. The running back, who is wearing a harness to protetct his injured left shoulder that kept him out of Sunday’s game, has 153 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Minnesota has a 23-0 halftime lead. It’s the most yards for any running back in [more]

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T.J. Watt questionable to return with groin injury

Fri Dec 10 2021 02:42:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

T.J. Watt was hyped as an MVP candidate after 3.5 sacks Sunday. He has only one quarterback hit and a tackle Thursday and is standing on the sideline. The Steelers pass rusher has a groin injury and is questionable to return. He does not have a helmet and does not look like he will return [more]

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Dalvin Cook has 117 rushing yards, TD on seven carries as Vikings lead 16-0

Fri Dec 10 2021 02:26:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dalvin Cook‘s shoulder isn’t preventing him from doing anything he wants to do. The Vikings running back, who is wearing a harness, is having his way with the Steelers defense. He has 117 yards and a touchdown on only seven carries. Cook has more rushing yards in only two games this season: He ran for [more]

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Vikings strike first on Justin Jefferson’s 14-yard touchdown catch

Fri Dec 10 2021 02:00:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Justin Jefferson nearly had a spectacular, 38-yard touchdown catch on the Vikings’ first drive. The well-thrown ball just slipped through his fingers. Jefferson had an easier touchdown catch on the Vikings’ second possession. He got open on a deep cross, catching a 14-yard touchdown. Greg Joseph missed the extra point wide right, his fourth missed [more]

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In Super Bowl IX rematch, Vikings try to beat Steelers at home for first time since 1986

Fri Dec 10 2021 00:31:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The most intriguing stat of the week came from Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, who pointed out that no current members of the Vikings team were alive the last time Minnesota beat the Steelers at home. It happened on September 21, 1986. Under Jerry Burns, the Vikings beat Chuck Noll and the [more]

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Thursday Night Football: Dalvin Cook is active

Fri Dec 10 2021 00:07:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was questionable, but word came earlier in the day he was expected to play with a harness in Thursday Night Football. Cook indeed is active. He missed last week’s loss to the Lions after injuring a shoulder against the 49ers in Week 12. The Vikings missed their leading rusher. He [more]

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Report: Dalvin Cook will play with shoulder harness, see regular workload

Thu Dec 09 2021 22:26:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A report Thursday morning indicated Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was trending toward playing in Thursday Night Football but needed final medical clearance. Cook apparently received it. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Cook will play against the Steelers. Cook will wear a shoulder harness, which should allow him to maintain his regular workload. Cook wore [more]

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Steelers elevate Rashaad Coward, Chaz Green for Thursday Night Football

Thu Dec 09 2021 20:27:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Steelers have elevated offensive linemen Rashaad Coward and Chaz Green to the active roster from the practice squad. The players will automatically revert to the practice squad after the game. Coward has spent time with the Steelers and Jaguars this season but has yet to play in a game. He has played 30 games [more]

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Is Mike Zimmer nearing the end of the road in Minnesota?

Thu Dec 09 2021 17:12:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

He arrived in 2014. He took the team to the playoffs in 2015, 2017, and 2019. He missed the postseason in 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020. This year, expectations were higher than 5-7 through 12 games. This year, coach Mike Zimmer talked tough before the season began. This year, the Vikings have led in every [more]

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Steelers’ short-week preparations were boosted by Ravens going for two

Thu Dec 09 2021 14:36:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Steelers got a second win when the Ravens went for two and failed to make it. Pittsburgh avoided playing overtime football only four days before a Thursday night game against the Vikings. Already a hard-fought rivalry even when the game is confined to 60 minutes, the Steelers could have played up to 10 more [more]

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Report: Dalvin Cook trending toward playing Thursday night

Thu Dec 09 2021 12:04:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was expected to miss a couple of weeks with a shoulder injury, but he returned to practice on Tuesday and wound up being listed as questionable to face the Steelers on Thursday night. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Cook is trending toward being in the lineup as the [more]

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Joe Haden out again for Steelers

Wed Dec 08 2021 19:31:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Steelers cornerback Joe Haden is going to miss his fourth straight game. Haden has been ruled out of Thursday night’s matchup with the Vikings because of a foot injury that has also kept him out of practice the last two weeks. Ahkello Witherspoon got the start in place of Haden in last Sunday’s win over [more]

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Dalvin Cook questionable, Adam Thielen out for Thursday

Wed Dec 08 2021 19:23:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings could have one of their key offensive players back for Thursday’s game against the Steelers. But they definitely will not have another. Running back Dalvin Cook is questionable for the matchup after he was listed as limited on the last two days of Minnesota’s injury report. Wednesday’s report was an estimate as the [more]

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Ben Roethlisberger: I’ve made a million throws, your shoulder starts to wear down

Wed Dec 08 2021 11:34:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is usually a limited participant or non-participant in practice early in the week before ramping up in time to play on Sunday, but his schedule is different this week. The Steelers play the Vikings on Thursday, so Roethlisberger got in a full practice on Tuesday and said that he will be [more]

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Dalvin Cook listed as limited at Vikings practice

Tue Dec 07 2021 21:41:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A report last week indicated Vikings running back Dalvin Cook would miss the team’s next two games with a shoulder injury, but he took a step back toward the field on Tuesday. Cook was listed as a limited participant in practice for the first time since getting hurt in Week 12. Wednesday will bring another [more]

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Ben Roethlisberger, Chase Claypool return to practice on Tuesday

Tue Dec 07 2021 21:09:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Steelers had a couple of key players at their Tuesday practice in advance of Thursday’s matchup with the Vikings. But there were others who appear more likely to miss the Week 14 contest. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral/right shoulder) and receiver Chase Claypool (toe) were full participants in Tuesday’s session. While Pittsburgh’s Monday injury [more]

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Anthony Barr says he’s playing on Thursday

Tue Dec 07 2021 19:17:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings have not had linebacker Anthony Barr in the lineup very often over the last two seasons, but he said he’ll be there against the Steelers on Thursday. Barr missed Sunday’s loss to the Lions with a hamstring injury and told reporters on Tuesday that he will play this week. Barr missed five games [more]

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Vikings activate Patrick Peterson off COVID-19 list

Tue Dec 07 2021 16:26:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Coming off a bad loss to the Lions, the Vikings will have one of their key defensive players back for Thursday’s matchup with the Steelers. Minnesota announced on Tuesday that cornerback Patrick Peterson has been activated off the reserve COVID-19 list. Peterson, who has said he’s vaccinated, went on the list on Nov. 29 after [more]

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Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen wouldn’t have practiced for Vikings on Monday

Mon Dec 06 2021 21:59:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After handing the Lions their first win of the season on Sunday, the Vikings have some injury concerns heading into their Thursday matchup against the Steelers this week. Minnesota’s Monday injury report was an estimate, but running back Dalvin Cook is again listed as a non-participant with his shoulder injury. Cook’s shoulder issue kept him [more]

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Ben Roethlisberger, Chase Claypool among Steelers who wouldn’t have practiced on Monday

Mon Dec 06 2021 21:07:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After a tight win over the Ravens on Sunday, the Steelers have a quick turnaround to face the Vikings on Thursday night. Pittsburgh released its first injury report of the week on Monday — an estimation because the club did not actually practice. But there were some notable names on the list. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger [more]

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Mike Zimmer says Adam Thielen has a sprained ankle

Sun Dec 05 2021 21:44:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen wasn’t around for the end of Sunday’s loss to the Lions because of an ankle injury and head coach Mike Zimmer offered an update on Thielen’s condition after the game. Zimmer said that Thielen has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle. He didn’t get into details about whether it’s a [more]

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Everson Griffen: I am bipolar, I will be an advocate for mental health

Sat Dec 04 2021 18:32:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen announced that he is bipolar in an Instagram post on Friday night. Griffen was taken to a mental health facility last week after an incident at his house that began when he called 911 about an intruder in his house and said that he had fired a gun without injuring [more]

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Nelson Peterson isn’t happy that the Vikings didn’t call Adrian about a reunion

Thu Dec 02 2021 18:11:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Vikings running back Dalvin Cook injured, the team has a short-term need at the position. Nelson Peterson, the father of former Vikings standout Adrian Peterson, believes the Vikings should have pursued a potential reunion. “That’s disappointing to me,” Nelson Peterson recently told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “He never heard anything [more]

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Vikings activate Dalvin Tomlinson from COVID-19 reserve

Thu Dec 02 2021 16:55:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings finally have everyone back from the COVID-19 reserve list. Minnesota announced today that defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson has been activated. He was the last player on the list for the Vikings, who have had several players miss time because of COVID-19. Tomlinson had started every game this season until he missed last week’s [more]

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Justin Jefferson is the NFC offensive player of the month

Thu Dec 02 2021 13:39:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Minnesota receiver Justin Jefferson had a big rookie year, catching 88 passes for 1,400 yards with seven touchdowns. He’s been even better as a second-year player, particularly in November. And that’s why he’s been named NFC offensive player of the Month. In four games, Jefferson caught 24 passes for 464 yards with three touchdowns. He [more]

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Dalvin Cook likely out a few games with torn labrum and dislocated shoulder

Mon Nov 29 2021 17:38:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will miss some time with the shoulder injury he suffered on Sunday, but he is expected to return this season. Cook was diagnosed with a torn labrum and dislocated shoulder that will likely result in him missing a few games, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. If his recovery [more]

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Kirk Cousins on lining up behind the guard: “Just got under the wrong guy”

Mon Nov 29 2021 13:52:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins committed one of the bonehead plays of this NFL season in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers, lining up behind the guard instead of the center and realizing it so late that he had to waste a timeout to avoid a delay of game penalty. Afterward, he didn’t have much of an [more]

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Elijah Mitchell, Deebo Samuel lead 49ers to 34-26 win over Vikings

Mon Nov 29 2021 00:40:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sunday was a disaster for the Vikings. They lost star running back Dalvin Cook, who was carted off with a shoulder injury; quarterback Kirk Cousins lined up under right guard before a crucial fourth-down play on the goal line, forcing the Vikings to take a timeout before an incompletion; and they lost to a team [more]

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Adam Thielen scores second touchdown to give Vikings 14-7 lead

Sun Nov 28 2021 22:21:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Adam Thielen has four catches, two went for touchdowns. His most recent — a diving, 20-yard reception from Kirk Cousins — has given the Vikings a 14-7 lead. Thielen has 55 yards on his four receptions. His first touchdown catch went for 2 yards on fourth down. Thielen now has 10 touchdowns for the season [more]

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Vikings place Everson Griffen on non-football illness list

Fri Nov 26 2021 21:13:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is taking leave while he addresses his mental health. The Vikings announced today that they have placed Griffen on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list, which means he will not be playing and will not be part of the active roster. On Wednesday Griffen had an alarming incident in which he posted [more]

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Everson Griffen leaves home, receiving “care he needs”

Wed Nov 24 2021 21:36:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings released an update on defensive end Everson Griffen on Wednesday afternoon. Griffen refused to leave his residence after law enforcement responded to a 911 call he made about an intruder being inside his house. Griffen also posted pictures on social media of text messages to his agent asking for help and video of [more]

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Vikings signing Tashawn Bower off Patriots’ practice squad

Wed Nov 24 2021 20:55:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings are signing edge rusher Tashawn Bower off the Patriots’ practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. He adds depth to the team’s depleted defensive line. Bower returns to the Vikings, where he spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons and part of 2019. Minnesota signed him as a rookie free agent in 2017 [more]

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Police working to resolve situation with Everson Griffen

Wed Nov 24 2021 17:06:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Minnetrista Police Department has issued an update on the ongoing situation at Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen‘s home on Wednesday morning. In a statement, via Lou Raguse of KARE, the department says it responded, along with other local law enforcement agencies, to a 911 call that Griffen made early on Wednesday. Griffen told dispatchers [more]

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Vikings: Our only concern at this time is the safety and well-being of Everson Griffen and his family

Wed Nov 24 2021 16:43:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings have issued a statement on defensive end Everson Griffen, who posted a video and screenshots of text messages to social media that alleged someone was attempting to kill him early Wednesday morning. “Vikings representatives and the team’s mental health professionals have been on-site at Everson Griffen’s home since early this morning and are [more]

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Justin Jefferson is the NFC offensive player of the week

Wed Nov 24 2021 13:38:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings have moved back into playoff position in the NFC after back-to-back wins and wide receiver Justin Jefferson has been a big part of that turnaround. Jefferson had nine catches for 143 yards in a Week 10 win over the Chargers and then put up an even bigger game against the Packers last Sunday. [more]

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Titans waive Adrian Peterson, sign Golden Tate to practice squad

Tue Nov 23 2021 22:14:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Adrian Peterson era in Tennessee lasted just three games. The Titans announced on Tuesday that they’ve waived Peterson after gaining 82 yards on 27 carries with a touchdown. He also caught four passes for eight yards. Peterson had his most productive game for Tennessee on Sunday, when he took nine carries for 40 yards. [more]

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Vikings put Dalvin Tomlinson on COVID-19 reserve

Tue Nov 23 2021 21:16:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson is the team’s latest player to land on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The Vikings announced today that Tomlinson, who has started all 10 games this season, has been placed on the list. Minnesota has had several players on the COVID-19 list recently, including linebacker Ryan Connelly, center Garrett Bradbury, safety Harrison [more]

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Justin Jefferson is “definitely trying” to follow Randy Moss

Mon Nov 22 2021 00:04:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson has become the best young pass catcher the franchise has had since Randy Moss. Maybe Jefferson is every bit as good as Moss was. On Sunday, Jefferson racked up the 11th 100-yard receiving game of his career. It’s his eleventh in two seasons, matching Moss and Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster for [more]

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Vikings designate Patrick Peterson to return from IR, activate Harrison Smith off COVID-19 list

Wed Nov 17 2021 17:30:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings are getting some veterans back at practice as they begin to prepare for the Packers. Minnesota has designated cornerback Patrick Peterson to return from injured reserve and activated safety Harrison Smith off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Peterson has been out since suffering a hamstring injury against the Panthers back in Week Six. The veteran [more]

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Vikings take Garrett Bradbury off COVID reserve list, put Josh Metellus on

Tue Nov 16 2021 22:11:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings got one player back from the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday, but another player took his place. Center Garrett Bradbury has been activated from the list after missing the last two games. Safety Josh Metellus has been added to the list, which also includes safety Harrison Smith, linebacker, Ryan Connelly, and defensive end [more]

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Report: Rashan Gary will try to play through hyperextended elbow

Mon Nov 15 2021 17:50:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Packers edge rusher Rashan Gary suffered a hyperextended elbow in Green Bay’s victory over Seattle on Sunday. But the 2019 first-round pick doesn’t plan to be sidelined by the injury. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gary will use a brace on the hyperextended elbow to see if he can play through it for the Packers’ [more]

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Justin Jefferson racks up 143 yards as Vikings beat Chargers 27-20

Mon Nov 15 2021 00:31:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings have had a lot of strange endings to their games in the 2021 season. But there was no drama for Minnesota on Sunday, as the club defeated the Chargers 27-20 on the road at SoFi Stadium. The Chargers made it a seven-point game on Dustin Hopkins‘ 24-yard field goal with 4:36 left in [more]

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Kirk Cousins fourth-down touchdown puts Vikings ahead 20-17

Sun Nov 14 2021 23:36:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Entering Sunday’s game, Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin had two career touchdown receptions. He’s now doubled that total with a pair of TDs against the Chargers. The Vikings have gotten back in front 20-17 after quarterback Kirk Cousins heaved a touchdown pass to Conklin on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. Cousins got hit hard on [more]

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Chargers start second half with touchdown, take 17-13 lead over Vikings

Sun Nov 14 2021 23:11:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings took a 13-3 lead with 3:26 left in the first half of Sunday’s matchup with the Chargers. Just a few minutes into the third quarter, Minnesota is now down by four. The Chargers scored a touchdown on their first drive of the second half, going 75 yards in 10 plays to take a [more]

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Vikings lead Chargers 13-10 at halftime

Sun Nov 14 2021 22:47:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For much of the first half, the Chargers didn’t get much going on offense. But the club was able to score a touchdown with 1:30 left in the first half to draw closer and the Vikings lead 13-10 at halftime. Los Angeles took advantage of a long defensive pass interference penalty to get in position [more]

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Eric Kendricks interception leads to Kirk Cousins touchdown, Vikings lead 13-3

Sun Nov 14 2021 22:23:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After a pair of field goals, the Vikings have scored the first touchdown of Sunday’s matchup with the Chargers. And it came courtesy of an Eric Kendricks interception. On the first play of a Los Angeles possession, quarterback Justin Herbert was looking for receiver Keenan Allen on the left side. But Herbert didn’t put the [more]

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Dakota Dozier released from hospital after treatment for COVID-19

Sun Nov 14 2021 20:11:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings guard Dakota Dozier, who was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Nov. 5, was released from the hospital Sunday, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Dozier, 30, was admitted to the hospital with breathing issues Tuesday despite being fully vaccinated. The Vikings have placed six players on the COVID-19 reserve list over the [more]

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Joey Bosa, Keenan Allen, Bashaud Breeland all active for Chargers-Vikings

Sun Nov 14 2021 19:49:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There’s good news on the injury front for both the Chargers and Vikings as the teams get ready to play at SoFi Stadium. For Los Angeles, edge rusher Joey Bosa and receiver Keenan Allen are both active. Bosa, who has 4.5 sacks this season, was questionable with an ankle injury. Allen was questionable with a [more]

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Joey Bosa, Keenan Allen are expected to play for Chargers

Sun Nov 14 2021 13:55:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A pair of Chargers stars were listed as questionable on Friday, but the team thinks both of them will be on hand against the Vikings on Sunday. Defensive end Joey Bosa popped up on the injury report Thursday and sat out Friday with an ankle injury, but head coach Brandon Staley said, via Fernando Ramirez [more]

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Kenneth Murray returns from injured reserve

Sat Nov 13 2021 23:38:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chargers activated linebacker Kenneth Murray Jr. from injured reserve Saturday, the team announced. In a corresponding move, the team placed cornerback Ryan Smith on injured reserve. Los Angeles also activated linebacker Cole Christiansen (standard elevation) wide receiver Maurice Ffrench (standard elevation) and cornerback Kiondre Thomas (COVID-19 elevation) for Sunday’s game. Murray went on injured [more]

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Vikings place Kenny Willekes on COVID-19 list, sign Eddie Yarbrough

Fri Nov 12 2021 18:21:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings continue to have issues related to COVID-19. Minnesota announced on Friday that the club has placed defensive end Kenny Willekes on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He was just promoted to the active roster as a COVID-19 replacement for safety Harrison Smith on Tuesday. Willekes had appeared in Minnesota’s last two games, playing 57 defensive [more]

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Joey Bosa pops up on Thursday’s practice report with ankle injury

Fri Nov 12 2021 00:18:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chargers added edge rusher Joey Bosa to the practice report Thursday. Bosa has an ankle injury that limited him. It is unknown whether he was injured at practice. He hasn’t appeared on the report since Week 4 when he had foot and ankle injuries, but Bosa was a full participant in the three practices [more]

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Keenan Allen didn’t practice Wednesday

Thu Nov 11 2021 02:33:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chargers receiver Keenan Allen did not practice Wednesday because of a knee injury. He played 62 of 69 snaps in Sunday’s victory over the Eagles and caught 12 of 13 targets for 104 yards. Allen, who has played 89 percent of the offensive snaps this season, has 57 catches for 600 yards and two touchdowns [more]

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Schefter: “I could have done a better job” on Dalvin Cook reporting

Thu Nov 11 2021 00:52:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Some in the industry think Adam Schefter is trying to get fired by ESPN so that he can cash in one of the cash-rich sports books. If so, he may not have to resort to going streaking in a bodysuit. Schefter stepped in it on Tuesday night, with this tweet: “Minnesota Vikings’ RB Dalvin Cook [more]

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Dalvin Cook maintains his innocence: The truth will come out

Wed Nov 10 2021 23:28:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dalvin Cook insists he is innocent of abuse of a former girlfriend, whose lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the Vikings running back of assault, battery and false imprisonment during an altercation a year ago. “I just want everybody to know I’m the victim in this situation and the truth and the details about the situation will [more]

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Report: Vikings’ Dakota Dozier hospitalized with COVID-19

Wed Nov 10 2021 17:47:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings guard Dakota Dozier, who was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list last week, got sick enough that he had to be hospitalized last night. Dozier remains in the hospital in stable condition, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the team is taking every precaution to prevent an outbreak within [more]

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NFL: Dalvin Cook’s legal situation will be monitored, his status will be unchanged

Wed Nov 10 2021 16:56:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The civil allegations of assault and battery against Vikings running back Dalvin Cook have landed on the NFL’s radar screen. For now, the NFL will be taking no action as to Cook. “The matter will be reviewed under the personal conduct policy,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT via email. “We will continue to monitor [more]

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Dalvin Cook has a serious legal problem that no amount of spinning by his camp can make go away

Wed Nov 10 2021 16:02:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Many things will never be clear about the interactions between Vikings running back Dalvin Cook and Gracelyn Trimble, a former girlfriend who got into an altercation with Cook last November. Here’s one thing that is clear. No amount of effort by Cook’s lawyer or agent to downplay or defuse the situation will make it all [more]

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Kene Nwangwu snags NFC special teams player of the week

Wed Nov 10 2021 13:54:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings fell short against the Ravens in Week Nine, but it wasn’t because of the efforts of running back Kene Nwangwu on special teams. Nwangwu returned the opening kickoff of the second half 98 yards for a touchdown that put the Vikings up 24-10 on the AFC North club. After the Ravens cut Minnesota’s [more]

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Former girlfriend of Dalvin Cook files suit alleging abuse

Wed Nov 10 2021 04:25:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A former girlfriend of Dalvin Cook filed suit Tuesday, accusing the Vikings running back of abuse that left her with a concussion during an altercation in his home a year ago, the Star Tribune reports. Gracelyn Trimble, a Sgt. 1st Class in the U.S. Army, alleges assault, battery and false imprisonment after she flew to [more]

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Dalvin Cook contends that he’s the victim of domestic abuse and extortion

Wed Nov 10 2021 00:36:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A strange story has emerged out of the blue on Tuesday night. Here’s the vague tweet from Adam Schefter of ESPN.com: “Minnesota Vikings’ RB Dalvin Cook is the victim of domestic abuse and extortion – there’s pending litigation, according to his agent Zac Hiller.” It’s confusing, to be sure. So we spoke to Hiller. Here’s [more]

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Vikings promote Kenny Willekes to active roster as a COVID-19 replacement

Wed Nov 10 2021 00:02:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings promoted defensive end Kenny Willekes to the 53-player roster, the team announced Tuesday. Willekes is a COVID-19 replacement for safety Harrison Smith. Minnesota placed Smith on the COVID-19 reserve list before last Sunday’s 34-31 overtime loss to the Ravens. He will miss this week’s game, too. Willekes had seven tackles and half a [more]

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Vikings place Ryan Connelly on COVID-19 list

Mon Nov 08 2021 21:33:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings have placed another player on their active roster on the reserve/COVID-19 list. After placing center Garrett Bradbury on the list last week and safety Harrison Smith on the list on Sunday, linebacker Ryan Connelly was placed on the list on Monday. Connelly has been one of Minnesota’s primary special teams players for the [more]

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Harrison Smith will remain on COVID-19 list, miss next week’s game

Mon Nov 08 2021 01:12:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings played today without safety Harrison Smith, who was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list this morning. And they’ll play without him next week as well. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said after today’s game that Smith will miss next Sunday’s game against the Chargers. That implies that Smith is unvaccinated and tested positive for [more]

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Lamar Jackson sets record for QBs with 12th 100-yard rushing game

Mon Nov 08 2021 00:01:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson ran 21 times for 120 yards in Sunday’s overtime win over the Vikings and crossing the 100-yard mark gave him a record for NFL quarterbacks. It was the 12th time — regular season or postseason — that Jackson has run for at least 100 yards in a game. That broke a [more]

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Ravens pull off overtime win over Vikings

Sun Nov 07 2021 21:33:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In a wild, back-and-forth game that saw both teams blow leads, the Ravens ended up on top and beat the Vikings 34-31 in overtime. The game-winning field goal came from Justin Tucker in the final moments of overtime after both offenses opened overtime with drives that couldn’t go anywhere. Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr appeared to [more]

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Ravens bailed out by bad horse collar tackle call

Sun Nov 07 2021 18:17:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A bad call went the Ravens’ way on their first drive today. With Baltimore going for it on fourth down, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson attempted an option run to the outside. As he pitched, Jackson was pulled down to the ground, his pitch went awry, and the Vikings recovered the fumble. But the officials flagged [more]

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Harrison Smith on COVID-19 reserve list, out Sunday

Sun Nov 07 2021 16:33:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Safety Harrison Smith will not play for the Vikings in Baltimore on Sunday. The Vikings announced that Smith has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list a little more than 90 minutes before their game with the Ravens is scheduled to start. Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports that the team was running extra tests after [more]

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Harrison Smith not fined despite CeeDee Lamb accusing him of sideline chokehold

Sun Nov 07 2021 00:24:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb complained on Sunday that Vikings defensive back Harrison Smith choked him. The league office did not agree. The NFL did not fine Smith for the incident. Although the video sure looked like Smith was choking Lamb, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the league reviewed the play and thought [more]

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Vikings offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak vows to get Dalvin Cook the ball more

Sat Nov 06 2021 11:02:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 3-4 Vikings know they need to get better on offense if they’re going to make a run to the playoffs. And they think the way to do that is to give the ball to Dalvin Cook more. Vikings offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak said Cook is going to be a bigger part of the offense [more]

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Dakota Dozier lands on COVID-19 reserve list

Fri Nov 05 2021 22:18:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings placed offensive guard Dakota Dozier on the reserve practice squad COVID-19 list, the team announced. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports Dozier is fully vaccinated. Dozier, who also can play center, was a candidate to join the active roster this week after starting center Garrett Bradbury went on the COVID-19 reserve list [more]

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Rashod Bateman, Sammy Watkins listed as questionable for Ravens

Fri Nov 05 2021 19:16:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman returned from core muscle surgery to play in the team’s last two games, but he may not be on the field against the Vikings this Sunday. Bateman was added to the injury report on Friday due to a groin injury. He did not participate in practice and is listed [more]

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Ravens confident Marlon Humphrey will bounce back from bad day against Bengals

Fri Nov 05 2021 11:23:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Ravens had a bye last week, so it has been a long wait for the team to get back on the field and fully shake off a 41-17 loss to the Bengals in Week Seven. Cornerback Marlon Humphrey had a particularly rough day in that loss. Ja'Marr Chase posted eight catches for 201 yards [more]

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Vikings place Garrett Bradbury on the COVID-19 list

Thu Nov 04 2021 18:43:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like the Vikings will be without their center for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. Minnesota announced on Thursday that the team has placed Garrett Bradbury on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Vikings’ announcement regarding the transaction notes that Bradbury was vaccinated in the spring, which means he’s going on the list for a positive [more]

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Sammy Watkins returns to practice for Ravens

Thu Nov 04 2021 18:01:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Ravens have played without wide receiver Sammy Watkins in their last two games, but he’s taking steps back toward the lineup this week. According to multiple reports, Watkins returned to practice on Thursday. It’s his first on-field work since injuring his thigh in a Week Five win over the Colts. The Ravens activated rookie [more]

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Micah Parsons named NFC defensive player of the week

Wed Nov 03 2021 12:45:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys rookie linebacker Micah Parsons has put together some impressive stat lines in his budding NFL career. But he was everywhere in Sunday’s victory over the Vikings and now has earned NFC defensive player of the week for his performance. Parsons recorded 11 total tackles with four tackles for loss and also had a quarterback [more]

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CeeDee Lamb says Harrison Smith choked him after a tackle

Wed Nov 03 2021 08:58:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb says he was choked by Vikings safety Harrison Smith after a tackle on Sunday night, and the video appears to back Lamb up. After Smith brought Lamb down at the sideline, Smith’s right arm was on the side of Lamb’s neck, while Smith used his left hand to grab Lamb [more]

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Vikings place Danielle Hunter on injured reserve

Wed Nov 03 2021 00:55:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings placed Danielle Hunter on injured reserve Tuesday. They did not announce a corresponding move. Hunter will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Hunter missed all of last season with a neck injury. He returned to the field this season and made six sacks in seven games. Hunter’s contract [more]

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Vikings confirm Danielle Hunter will miss rest of season with torn pec

Mon Nov 01 2021 21:11:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The bad news the Vikings feared on pass rusher Danielle Hunter has been confirmed. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed today that Hunter tore his pectoral muscle and will miss the rest of the season. After missing all of last season with a neck injury, Hunter returned to the field this season and played well, with [more]

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John Harbaugh “very grateful” Malik Harrison is OK after being shot in the calf

Mon Nov 01 2021 18:38:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens linebacker Malik Harrison is recovering after being shot in the left calf on Sunday night and head coach John Harbaugh said on Monday that it is not thought to be a “severe” injury. The Ravens said in a statement that Harrison was struck by a stray bullet while in Cleveland during the team’s bye [more]

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Danielle Hunter having MRI, believed to have a torn pec

Mon Nov 01 2021 15:48:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter was ruled out of Sunday night’s loss to the Cowboys with a chest injury and he’s set to miss a lot more time based on the initial diagnosis of the injury. NFL Media reports that Hunter is having an MRI on Monday to confirm a torn pec. If the test [more]

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Cooper Rush: I felt like I belonged out there

Mon Nov 01 2021 10:30:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys took their quarterback decision down to the wire before deactivating Dak Prescott and opting to go with Cooper Rush as their starter for Sunday night’s game against the Vikings. Rush’s effort put the cherry on top of a good day for backup quarterbacks around the league. Rush went 24-of-40 for 325 yards, two [more]

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Mike Zimmer on consecutive timeouts: “I screwed up”

Mon Nov 01 2021 09:04:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With 1:04 remaining in the fourth quarter, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer called a timeout on defense. After the timeout, just before the Cowboys snapped the ball, Zimmer called timeout again. That’s a no-no. NFL teams can’t call consecutive timeouts, and the officials are supposed to ignore a second timeout call. But the officials wrongly [more]

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Dak Prescott “for sure” has a chance to play next week

Mon Nov 01 2021 04:39:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As Cooper Rush walked toward the locker room, Dak Prescott came running up to him to deliver a hug. The Cowboys stole one Sunday night. They gave Prescott’s right calf another week to heal, and with him standing on the sideline, backup Cooper Rush delivered a victory in his first career start. “I had a [more]

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Sunday Night Football: Without Dak Prescott, Cowboys and Cooper Rush stun Vikings 20-16

Mon Nov 01 2021 03:53:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the Cowboys elected to start Cooper Rush over an injured Dak Prescott, it seemed as if the Vikings were headed for a victory. But Rush had other plans. On the day of the backup quarterback, Rush connected with receiver Amari Cooper for a game-winning touchdown with 51 seconds left in the fourth quarter, leading [more]

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Greg Zuerlein’s 39-yard field goal ties Cowboys-Vikings at 13 entering the fourth quarter

Mon Nov 01 2021 02:47:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys may be able to steal a win against the Vikings. At the start of the fourth quarter, the Sunday night contest between Dallas and Minnesota is tied at 13. Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein hit a 39-yard field goal with four seconds left in the third period to even the score. He was in [more]

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Cowboys start the second half with 73-yard touchdown

Mon Nov 01 2021 02:06:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Well, who saw this coming? After a fairly listless first half, the Cowboys started the second half with a long touchdown to tie the game at 10 with 14:07 left in the third quarter. On third-and-8 from the Dallas 27, quarterback Cooper Rush hit receiver Cedrick Wilson over the middle for a 73-yard touchdown. Wilson [more]

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Vikings lead Cowboys 10-3 at halftime

Mon Nov 01 2021 01:50:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With quarterback Dak Prescott sidelined with a calf injury, there hasn’t been too much to write home about in Sunday night’s meeting between the Cowboys and Vikings. But Minnesota has done enough to lead 10-3 at halftime. Just before halftime, it looked like the Vikings would try to get down the field and score. But [more]

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Vikings take early 7-0 lead with Adam Thielen touchdown

Mon Nov 01 2021 00:38:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings didn’t take long to get on the board in Sunday night’s matchup with the Cowboys. Minnesota capped a seven-play, 75-yard drive with a 20-yard touchdown pass to receiver Adam Thielen. Cousins was 3-of-3 on the possession for 54 yards. He also hit tight end Tyler Conklin for a 31-yard pass down the right [more]

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Sunday Night Football: Dede Westbrook inactive for Vikings

Sun Oct 31 2021 23:08:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dak Prescott is officially among the inactives for Sunday’s game, but the Cowboys do have their left tackle available to protect backup Cooper Rush. As expected, Tyron Smith is active for the matchup against the Vikings after he was questionable with an ankle injury. Smith has started every game for the Cowboys this season, playing [more]

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Report: Dak Prescott inactive for Sunday Night Football

Sun Oct 31 2021 22:48:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dak Prescott went through his pregame workout before Sunday Night Football, and the Cowboys made a game-time decision. The quarterback will not play against the Vikings, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. Prescott strained his right calf on the final play of the Week 6 overtime victory over the Patriots. The Cowboys, who had a bye [more]

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Dak Prescott remains game-time decision, but Tryon Smith will play Sunday night

Sun Oct 31 2021 08:53:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys don’t know who their starting quarterback will be on Sunday Night Football, but they do know who will block for him. Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith, who’s officially listed as questionable, will play tonight against the Vikings, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Whether Smith is protecting Dak Prescott or Cooper Rush [more]

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Report: Dak Prescott will be a game-time decision

Sat Oct 30 2021 17:31:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

America’s Team likes keeping America in suspense. With all signs (and betting lines) pointing toward Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott not playing on Sunday night at Minnesota due to a calf injury suffered 13 days ago, the Cowboys continue to push a different narrative. Case in point: Ed Werder of ESPN reports, citing two unnamed sources, [more]

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La’el Collins doesn’t regret fighting his five-game suspension

Sat Oct 30 2021 01:53:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys offensive lineman La’el Collins fought his NFL suspension for violating the league’s substance policy. He lost $2 million, five games and his starting job. Collins, though, has no regrets about his appeal or his lawsuit after an arbitrator and a judge sided with the NFL. “I felt like I had to, just because it [more]

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Cooper Rush took all first-string reps in team drills this week

Fri Oct 29 2021 23:59:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s looking more and more as if Cooper Rush will be playing for the Cowboys on Sunday night, despite the best efforts of owner Jerry Jones to create the impression that starter Dak Prescott will play. Via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, Rush said Friday that he took all first-string reps in team [more]

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Dak Prescott, Tyron Smith questionable for Sunday Night Football

Fri Oct 29 2021 20:07:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dak Prescott wants to play. He’s prepared to play. But will he play? The Cowboys quarterback said Thursday that a final decision on his availability won’t come until Saturday. So it comes as no surprise that the Cowboys list Prescott as questionable for Sunday Night Football. “We’re still very optimistic about it, and will see [more]

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Mike McCarthy: Dak Prescott sore, decision about more than one game

Fri Oct 29 2021 15:51:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bettors flocked to the Vikings on Thursday after Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott told reporters that he wouldn’t know if his calf would be well enough for him to play on Sunday night until Saturday and Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy’s comments on Friday are unlikely to swing things back the other way. McCarthy said that [more]

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Cowboys go from favorites to underdogs as doubts emerge about Dak Prescott’s availability

Fri Oct 29 2021 14:42:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott doesn’t expect to know until tomorrow whether he’s playing against the Vikings on Sunday Night Football. But the people with money riding on the game think Prescott will be sitting out. The Cowboys opened as 2.5-point favorites over the Vikings, but now the Vikings are 2.5-point underdogs. That’s because bettors put [more]

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Justin Jefferson hopes Ja’Marr Chase breaks the NFL rookie receiving record

Thu Oct 28 2021 22:14:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last year Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson had 1,400 receiving yards, the most in NFL history for a rookie. Now Jefferson is rooting for his college teammate Ja'Marr Chase to eclipse that mark. Chase, a rookie with the Bengals, has 754 receiving yards through seven games, which puts him on pace for 1,831 yards in a [more]

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Vikings place Ben Ellefson on injured reserve

Thu Oct 28 2021 20:31:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings will be down a tight end for at least three weeks. Minnesota announced on Thursday afternoon that the club has placed Ben Ellefson on injured reserve. Ellefson appeared on Minnesota’s Wednesday injury report as a limited participant with knee and foot ailments. Per Eric Smith of the team’s website, Ellefson limped inside early [more]

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Dak Prescott expects to know his status Saturday

Thu Oct 28 2021 19:40:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If Sunday was a playoff game, Dak Prescott said playing on his strained right calf “would be no question.” He “100 percent” would be playing. But Sunday night’s game against the Vikings is a Week 8 game, and with 11 games to go in the regular season, the Cowboys are going to be smart with [more]

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In 1974, Fran Tarkenton definitely engaged in taunting

Thu Oct 28 2021 15:53:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With so much talk this season about the NFL’s renewed emphasis on taunting, a clip posted Wednesday on social media provided an example of a clear violation of the rules regarding celebrations directed at an opponent. On October 27, 1974, Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton literally directed a celebration at an opponent. The account @QuirkyResearch shared [more]

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Dak Prescott had “good response” to Wednesday’s practice

Thu Oct 28 2021 15:37:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott practiced on Wednesday and the plan is for him to be back on the field Thursday. Head coach Mike McCarthy said that Prescott’s injured calf had a “good response” to Wednesday’s work and that the team plans for him to do more rehab and individual work on Thursday. McCarthy said there [more]

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La’el Collins backing up at tackle and guard in return from suspension

Thu Oct 28 2021 10:30:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

La'el Collins‘ five-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy has come to an end, but he isn’t going back to the starting right tackle spot on the Cowboys offensive line he occupied before the ban was put in place. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said that Terence Steele will continue to start at [more]

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Dak Prescott limited in Wednesday’s practice

Wed Oct 27 2021 21:03:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dak Prescott isn’t wearing a boot any longer, and the Cowboys repeatedly have said they feel “very good” about their star quarterback playing Sunday against the Vikings. But what exactly does that mean? Is the right calf strain going to affect him pushing off as he throws the ball? Is he going to be able [more]

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Cowboys place Brent Urban, Maurice Canady on injured reserve

Tue Oct 26 2021 22:21:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys placed defensive end Brent Urban and cornerback Maurice Canady on injured reserve. The players will have to miss a minimum of three games before becoming eligible to return. Urban has a triceps injury that will not require surgery, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. Canady has a concussion. The Cowboys could use one of [more]

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Jerry Jones feels “very good” about Dak Prescott’s availability this week

Tue Oct 26 2021 14:06:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott hurt his calf at the end of the team’s Week Six win over the Patriots and he spent the bye week rehabbing the injury. That work hasn’t dimmed the team’s optimism that Prescott will be able to play against the Vikings on Sunday night. Prescott wasn’t wearing a protective boot at [more]

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Cowboys designate Michael Gallup for return from injured reserve

Mon Oct 25 2021 19:40:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys have opened the window for wide receiver Michael Gallup to return from injured reserve. Gallup has been out since injuring his calf in Week One and will be able to practice with the team for 21 days before reaching a deadline to be activated or shut down for the season. He can be [more]

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Report: Dak Prescott is not expected to practice Monday

Sun Oct 24 2021 13:34:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys won’t play on Sunday because they’re on their bye week, but they’ll return to work on Monday with a light practice to kick off their preparations for a Week Eight game against the Vikings. The status of quarterback Dak Prescott‘s calf will be of interest when the team gets back onto the field. [more]

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Vikings trading Stephen Weatherly to Broncos

Sat Oct 23 2021 19:37:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After spending a year with the Panthers, defensive end Stephen Weatherly elected to go back to where his career began, signing a free-agent deal with the Vikings. But now he’s headed to the AFC West. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, Minnesota is sending Weatherly and a 2023 seventh-round pick to Denver for a 2022 [more]

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Rick Spielman on Kirk Cousins contract: Always looking at where cap will be next year

Wed Oct 20 2021 10:59:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins signed a two-year contract extension in 2020 that tied him to the team through the 2022 season and set him up to have a fully guaranteed $35 million base salary and $45 million cap hit. That would make up a sizable percentage of the team’s cap and that’s led to speculation [more]

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Vikings activate Kene Nwangwu off injured reserve

Tue Oct 19 2021 19:29:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings will have one of their draft picks back after their bye week. Minnesota announced on Tuesday that the club has activated running back Kene Nwangwu off of injured reserve. Nwangwu went on IR at the start of the season after suffering a knee injury during the preseason. The Vikings selected Nwangwu in the [more]

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MRI shows calf strain for Dak Prescott, “optimistic” for Week Eight

Mon Oct 18 2021 21:31:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott went for an MRI on his injured calf on Monday and head coach Mike McCarthy shared the results of that test during a Monday press conference. McCarthy said that the test showed a calf strain for Prescott. The Cowboys have a bye this week and McCarthy said that the team is [more]

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Vikings put Patrick Peterson on IR

Mon Oct 18 2021 19:04:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings have a bye this week and they won’t have cornerback Patrick Peterson in the lineup when they get back on the field in Week Eight. The team announced that Peterson has been placed on injured reserve Monday. Peterson limped off the field after a pass intended for Panthers wideout DJ Moore fell incomplete [more]

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Stephen Jones on Dak Prescott: Anytime your quarterback gets an MRI, you’re a little nervous

Mon Oct 18 2021 18:19:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dak Prescott was limping walking up the tunnel after the Cowboys’ dramatic overtime win over the Patriots. He was in a walking boot leaving the stadium. The quarterback insisted after the game that he’s fine, but the Cowboys are sending him for an MRI today. The Cowboys will hold their breath until the MRI confirms [more]

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Will Dak Prescott be ready to go in Week Eight?

Mon Oct 18 2021 16:38:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott injured a calf on the last play of Sunday’s overtime win over the Patriots. Prescott said after the game that he could have still played if the game had continued, and he insisted that he will be fine. The image of Prescott hobbling in a walking boot after the team returned to [more]

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Ravens activate Rashod Bateman, Tyre Phillips from IR, elevate Le’Veon Bell

Sun Oct 17 2021 00:58:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens receiver Rashod Bateman will make his NFL debut Sunday. The team elevated the first-round draft choice from injured reserve. Bateman, the No. 27 overall choice in the NFL draft, returned to practice Sept. 29 after recovering from groin surgery. They need him against the Vikings with Sammy Watkins (hamstring) ruled out. The Ravens also [more]

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Vikings activate Cameron Dantzler off COVID-19 list

Thu Oct 14 2021 16:51:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings will have one of their secondary depth pieces back this week. Cornerback Cameron Dantzler has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced on Thursday. Dantzler went on the list last Monday, missing Minnesota’s victory over Detroit last Sunday. In his second season out of Mississippi State, Dantzler has appeared in three [more]

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Matt Rhule “hopeful” Christian McCaffrey will play in Week Six

Mon Oct 11 2021 16:53:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Christian McCaffrey said there was a chance he could return in Week Five from his injured hamstring, but that turned out not to be the case. It appears he has a better shot at playing against the Vikings in Week Six. Head coach Matt Rhule told reporters in his Monday press conference that [more]

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Vikings place Harrison Hand on COVID-19 list

Tue Oct 05 2021 21:43:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings cornerback Harrison Hand had a brief stay on the COVID-19 list toward the end of last month. He’s now on it again. Minnesota announced on Tuesday that the team has placed Hand on COVID reserve, making him the second cornerback to go on the list this week. Cameron Dantzler was placed on the list [more]

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Vikings place Cameron Dantzler on COVID-19 list

Mon Oct 04 2021 21:06:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings could be without one of their cornerbacks for at least their Week Five matchup with the Lions. According to the transaction wire, Minnesota placed Cameron Dantzler on the reserve/COVID-19 list due to a positive test. A third-round pick in 2020, Dantzler has appeared in three games for the Vikings this year. He was [more]

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Myles Garrett hopes the Browns defense is starting a trend

Mon Oct 04 2021 14:46:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield wasn’t happy with his performance in Sunday’s 14-7 win over the Vikings, but there was a lot to like about the way the defense performed. They held the Vikings to 255 yards, stopped two attempts to convert fourth downs, and picked Kirk Cousins off on the way to their third straight [more]

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Baker Mayfield says he needs to pick it up after “piss-poor performance”

Sun Oct 03 2021 23:47:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns won on Sunday with their defense dominating on the road in a 14-7 victory over the Vikings. But if you just heard quarterback Baker Mayfield‘s comments, you might not think that’s the case. Mayfield did not play well on Sunday, misfiring on several throws to finish 15-of-33 for 155 yards with no touchdowns [more]

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Browns lead Vikings 11-7 at halftime

Sun Oct 03 2021 18:38:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings carried a 7-0 lead for nearly all of the first half. But the Browns scored 11 points in the last 90 seconds of the second quarter to go up 11-7 at the break. After the Vikings opened the game with a 14-play touchdown drive, the Browns had a 15-play drive but got nothing [more]

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Jedrick Wills, J.C. Tretter questionable for Week Four

Fri Oct 01 2021 18:16:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns have listed two of their starting offensive linemen as questionable for Sunday, but there’s still a good chance both players will be on the field for the matchup against the Vikings. Left tackle Jedrick Wills (ankle) and center J.C. Tretter (knee) are both questionable. Both players didn’t participate on Wednesday or Thursday but [more]

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Greg Newsome out for Browns this week

Thu Sep 30 2021 11:16:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns first-round pick Greg Newsome started the first three games of his NFL career, but the cornerback won’t be running that streak to four games. Head coach Kevin Stefanski said on Wednesday that Newsome will miss this weekend’s game against the Vikings due to a calf injury. Stefanski said that Newsome is considered week-to-week and [more]

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Dalvin Cook limited in Wednesday’s practice

Wed Sep 29 2021 20:58:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Dalvin Cook was listed as a non-participant in practice for the Vikings all of last week, but this week got off on a better foot. Cook was a limited participant as he tries to work his way back from the ankle injury that kept him from playing in last Sunday’s win over the [more]

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Vikings designate Kene Nwangwu, Dan Chisena to return from IR

Wed Sep 29 2021 15:33:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings could get some help for their offensive depth as soon as this week. Minnesota announced on Wednesday that the team has designated running back Kene Nwangwu and receiver Dan Chisena to return from injured reserve. Both players now have a 21-day window to practice where they do not count against the 53-man roster. [more]

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Mike Zimmer: Sunday was best offensive performance since I became Vikings head coach

Mon Sep 27 2021 11:20:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings went into Sunday’s game against the Seahawks without running back Dalvin Cook, but his absence didn’t stop them from thriving offensively. Kirk Cousins threw for 323 yards, Alexander Mattison ran for 112, and the Vikings scored points on six of their eight possessions during a 30-17 win over the Seahawks. After the game, [more]

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Vikings roll over Seahawks 30-17 for first win

Sun Sep 26 2021 23:30:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After losing their season opener on a field goal in overtime and their second game on a missed last-second field goal, the Vikings made sure the final play didn’t come down to a field goal. Minnesota dominated the Seahawks 30-17 on Sunday. It was the Vikings’ first victory over the Seahawks since Nov. 22, 2009, [more]

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John Randle, Kevin Williams want a Purple People Eaters statue in Minnesota

Sun Sep 26 2021 12:14:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

John Randle and Kevin Williams were part of a great Vikings defensive line, but it’s a defensive line that came before them they’d like to see get a special honor outside the Vikings’ stadium. Randle and Williams told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press that they think a statue of the Purple People Eaters, the [more]

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Vikings place Harrison Hand on COVID-19 reserve list

Wed Sep 22 2021 18:26:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings will be without cornerback Harrison Hand for a while. The team announced that Hand has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. The reason why he was placed on the list is unknown, but will determine how long he’ll be out. If Hand tested positive and is vaccinated, he’ll be able to return [more]

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Mike Zimmer: Lots of kickers miss field goals, give Greg Joseph a break

Tue Sep 21 2021 12:23:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said after Greg Joseph missed a 37-yard game-deciding field goal on Sunday that it should have been “an easy one.” But a day later, Zimmer indicated that Joseph is not on the hot seat. Zimmer said that Joseph is still a good kicker, and that one game is not enough to [more]

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Vikings still have questions at cornerback

Sun Sep 19 2021 15:55:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last year, the Vikings had an excuse for poor cornerback play. They foolishly decided to rely on too many rookies. This year, they’ll need a new excuse if the cornerback play doesn’t hold up. Veterans Patrick Peterson and Bashaud Breeland won the starting jobs this year. And it wasn’t a good start, at least not [more]

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Jaguars call up Laquon Treadwell for Sunday

Sat Sep 18 2021 20:45:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last year, the Jaguars gave 2015 second-round receiver Devin Smith a chance to play on Sunday, bumping him from the practice squad. This week, receiver Laquon Treadwell gets the opportunity instead. The Jaguars have announced that the 2016 first-rounder has been elevated from the practice squad for the visit from the Broncos. Maybe it’s a [more]

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Former Vikings offensive lineman Steve Riley dies at 68

Fri Sep 17 2021 23:37:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Vikings offensive tackle Steve Riley died Thursday, the team announced. He was 68. Riley died the day after the funeral service for Mick Tingelhoff, his teammate for five seasons. Tingelhoff died Sept. 11. Riley, the 25th overall choice in 1974, played all 11 seasons of his NFL career with the Vikings. Riley appeared in [more]

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Adam Thielen named this week’s NFLPA Community MVP

Fri Sep 17 2021 15:23:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFLPA has named Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen as their Community MVP for this week. Thielen is being honored because he and his wife donated more than $100,000 to restore the stadium lights at Brooklyn Center High School in Minnesota. The school’s lights stopped functioning in 2018 and they were turned back on for [more]

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Dalvin Cook “moving on and getting that bad taste out” after fumble

Thu Sep 16 2021 11:46:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings’ chances of getting a win in overtime against the Bengals last weekend went up in smoke when running back Dalvin Cook lost a fumble with just under two minutes to play in the game. A lengthy review of whether Cook was down before he lost the ball resulted in the call being upheld [more]

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Joe Burrow changed play on key fourth down, threw it to his third read

Sun Sep 12 2021 22:00:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the Bengals and Vikings gathered around the ball for a key fourth and short in overtime at the Cincinnati 48, quarterback Joe Burrow saw an opportunity. And he acted on it. He went to his helmet; he appeared to be changing of the play. Speaking to him by phone after the game, I told [more]

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Bengals pull out wild overtime win over Vikings

Sun Sep 12 2021 20:46:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals need Joe Burrow to take a big step forward in Year Two. So far, so good. Burrow had a solid game today against the Vikings, leading Cincinnati to a 27-24 overtime win against Minnesota. Showing no ill-effects from last year’s season-ending knee injury, Burrow completed 20 of 27 passes for 261 yards, with [more]

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Ja’Marr Chase scores first NFL touchdown

Sun Sep 12 2021 18:28:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase is adjusting to the different footballs in the NFL. Chase caught his first NFL touchdown pass in the second quarter today against the Vikings, reeling in a deep ball from Joe Burrow for 50 yards. Chase, who struggled with drops in the preseason and said the adjustment to the NFL [more]

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Mike Zimmer scoffs at hot-seat talk

Sun Sep 12 2021 14:04:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has said on multiple occasions that he expects the team to be pretty good this year. And he may be right. What happens if he’s not? A second straight year of no playoffs could trigger a change in Minnesota. Zimmer isn’t flinching at the chatter; he’s pushing back against it. “I [more]

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Hall of Fame Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff dies at 81

Sat Sep 11 2021 20:44:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Mick Tingelhoff, a Vikings center who was one of the best linemen of his generation and an iron man who never missed a game in his 17-year career, has died at the age of 81. Tingelhoff went undrafted out of Nebraska in 1962 but signed on with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent and [more]

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