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Andrew Krammer

Reporter | Minnesota Vikings
Andrew Krammer joined the Star Tribune in July 2016 after three years covering the Vikings for 1500 ESPN. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota.
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Vikings stick with Hill at right tackle against Eagles despite late struggles vs. Saints

Vikings stick with Hill at right tackle against Eagles despite late struggles vs. Saints

Mike Remmers, who played right tackle most of the season, will again play left guard with Rashod Hill holding down the tackle position.
Even Tommy Kramer says 'Minneapolis Miracle' trumps 'Miracle at the Met'

Even Tommy Kramer says 'Minneapolis Miracle' trumps 'Miracle at the Met'

Circumstances of the two plays were eerily similar. Both drives started at their own 20-yard line with less than half a minute remaining in an important game.
Matchup to watch: Will Jeffery get open or will Rhodes close him down?

Matchup to watch: Will Jeffery get open or will Rhodes close him down?

The Vikings allowed only one 100-yard receiver during the regular season due, in large part, to the play of All-Pro cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
Kendricks vs. Kendricks: One brother will go to the Super Bowl

Kendricks vs. Kendricks: One brother will go to the Super Bowl

For the second consecutive year, the Kendricks brothers will stand on opposite sidelines. This time, after the Vikings lost a Week 7 game in Philadelphia last year, it's for a trip to the Super Bowl.
Vikings angry about hit that caused Sendejo's concussion

Vikings angry about hit that caused Sendejo's concussion

At the end of the third quarter, New Orleans' comeback attempt was sparked right after Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was blindsided by Saints receiver Michael Thomas.
Bradford is back on the sideline, but only wants to talk about Vikings win

Bradford is back on the sideline, but only wants to talk about Vikings win

Sam Bradford heaped loads of praise on the performance of Vikings' quarterback Case Keenum. As for his status? "I'm not going to talk about that."
Bradford progressing, but Bridgewater expected to back up Keenum on Sunday

Bradford progressing, but Bridgewater expected to back up Keenum on Sunday

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he think Sam Bradford could play if needed, but still has a 'ways to go' after just five practices.
Bye week rest did wonders for tight end Rudolph

Bye week rest did wonders for tight end Rudolph

The Vikings are near full strength heading into Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game. That's the benefit of a bye week after the regular season, an ending Kyle Rudolph admittedly dragged his injured ankle through.
If there's a Vikings playoff curse, Forbath hopes to kick it away

If there's a Vikings playoff curse, Forbath hopes to kick it away

A pair of infamous kicks still has Minnesota football fans fighting visions of wide-left attempts from All-Pros Gary Anderson and Blair Walsh in the 1998 and 2015 playoffs.
Center Elflein returns, but Vikings offensive line still adjusting

Center Elflein returns, but Vikings offensive line still adjusting

Pat Elflein is back from a shoulder injury, but there are still decisions to be made about the Vikings' starting lineup against the Saints.
Much-improved Saints get rematch with Vikings in NFC playoffs

Much-improved Saints get rematch with Vikings in NFC playoffs

A rejuvenated Saints team will come marching into U.S. Bank Stadium for the NFC divisional playoffs Sunday, when the Vikings can take revenge on behalf of one of Minnesota's more recent playoff heartbreaks: the 2009 NFC Championship Game.
Rams? Saints? Panthers? Who should Vikings want to face?

Rams? Saints? Panthers? Who should Vikings want to face?

No matter this weekend's outcomes, the Vikings' opening playoff game will feature a rematch of a game from the regular season
As part of playoff prep, Vikings will be glued to their TVs this weekend

As part of playoff prep, Vikings will be glued to their TVs this weekend

Whichever opponent the Vikings face Jan. 14 at U.S. Bank Stadium, their preparation begins in earnest this weekend via the wild-card game television broadcasts, said cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
Vikings offensive coordinator Shurmur a hot coaching commodity

Vikings offensive coordinator Shurmur a hot coaching commodity

The Bears, Lions and Cardinals requested to interview Shurmur, the architect of the NFL's 11th-ranked offense, during Vikings first-round bye this week, a league source said.
Bears get return TD but Vikings' Quigley goes all season without touchback

Bears get return TD but Vikings' Quigley goes all season without touchback

Ryan Quigley became the first Vikings punter to end a season without a touchback (since touchbacks became a stat in 1991). He's just the second in NFL history after Washington's Sav Rocca in 2013.
Vikings' versatile offensive line one of team's greatest assets

Vikings' versatile offensive line one of team's greatest assets

Riley Reiff was the only starter in his regular role against the Bears, but the Vikings still rushed for 147 yards.
Making history: Nearly 50 years since a Vikings defense led the NFL

Making history: Nearly 50 years since a Vikings defense led the NFL

Bud Grant is surely proud of a Vikings defense that rivals his "Purple People Eaters."
Keenum's legs are extending plays, Vikings' Super Bowl hopes

Keenum's legs are extending plays, Vikings' Super Bowl hopes

Case Keenum has a knack for creating something out of nothing with his athleticism
Vikings could use different starting O-line for the seventh time this season

Vikings could use different starting O-line for the seventh time this season

Center Pat Elflein has been held out of practice this week because of a lingering shoulder injury that first surfaced after the Dec. 3 victory in Atlanta.
Bradford should return to Vikings practice next week

Bradford should return to Vikings practice next week

The Vikings placed Bradford on injured reserve Nov. 8, a day after he underwent surgery on his ailing left knee.
Vikings' Smith snubbed by Pro Bowl selectors, but valued by teammates

Vikings' Smith snubbed by Pro Bowl selectors, but valued by teammates

An error in coverage Harrison Smith made in college seven years ago still fuels his desire to play mistake-free football.
Help wanted: Vikings seeking experienced long snapper

Help wanted: Vikings seeking experienced long snapper

The Vikings are searching for a temporary long snapper after Kevin McDermott suffered a dislocated left shoulder in Saturday night's 16-0 victory in Green Bay.
Morgan forced to fill in after injury to long-snapper McDermott

Morgan forced to fill in after injury to long-snapper McDermott

David Morgan, the Vikings' No. 2 tight end, replaced Kevin McDermott in the second half of the victory over Green Bay
Easton suffers broken right ankle, will miss rest of season

Easton suffers broken right ankle, will miss rest of season

Left guard Nick Easton exited in the first quarter after his right ankle was rolled onto by Packers defensive lineman Quinton Dial during a run play.
Danielle Hunter's game blasts into high gear for Vikings

Danielle Hunter's game blasts into high gear for Vikings

Even with seven sacks, Hunter just started to hit his stride against the Bengals, coaches say.
Scouting report on Vikings-Packers game

Scouting report on Vikings-Packers game

The Packers (7-7) were eliminated from playoff contention last week after a 31-24 loss in Carolina, featuring the return of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and an Atlanta win on Monday.
Vikings secondary not worried about mixed signals against the Packers this time

Vikings secondary not worried about mixed signals against the Packers this time

The Vikings' secondary was scorched by the Packers last year, but this time the DBs expect to be on the same page.
Children's book series about Teddy Bridgewater started in days after his surgery

Children's book series about Teddy Bridgewater started in days after his surgery

The children's book is authored by Teddy Bridgewater's girlfriend, Erika Cardona, who hopes to make it a series.
Four Vikings named to Pro Bowl, but Smith is snubbed

Four Vikings named to Pro Bowl, but Smith is snubbed

Receiver Adam Thielen joined three members of the Vikings' second-ranked defense - Xavier Rhodes, Everson Griffen and Anthony Barr - on the NFC Pro Bowl team but Harrison Smith was left off.
Given a choice, Vikings' Joseph says he'd rather face Rodgers

Given a choice, Vikings' Joseph says he'd rather face Rodgers

Packers coach Mike McCarthy was noncommittal when asked about sitting Aaron Rodgers this week vs. the Vikings but Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph wants to see him on the field.
Playoff scenarios: How the Vikings could win the No. 1 seed -- or lose the No. 2 seed

Playoff scenarios: How the Vikings could win the No. 1 seed -- or lose the No. 2 seed

The Vikings won the NFC North, but still have a shot at more.
Keenum to make NFL playoff debut when Vikings enter postseason

Keenum to make NFL playoff debut when Vikings enter postseason

"It feels awesome," Vikings QB Case Keenum said of clinching his first trip to the postseason. "This is uncharted territory for me, so I don't take it lightly. I think we got a special group of guys."
Bridgewater makes long awaited return to the field in blowout over Bengals

Bridgewater makes long awaited return to the field in blowout over Bengals

Teddy Bridgewater patiently waited his chance to play after fully recovering from a catastrophic knee injury.
Bengals' generous run defense could mean big day for Vikings' ground game

Bengals' generous run defense could mean big day for Vikings' ground game

The U.S. Bank Stadium turf is tilted in the Vikings' favor on Sunday against the Bengals — if both teams continue to run the ball and defend the rush as they have this season.
Safety net: Vikings might entrust Hill with even bigger role against Bengals

Safety net: Vikings might entrust Hill with even bigger role against Bengals

Rashod Hill is preparing for increased responsibilities protecting Case Keenum's blind side in case Riley Reiff can't play Sunday.
Griffen reveals foot injury is plantar fasciitis, shares recovery regimen

Griffen reveals foot injury is plantar fasciitis, shares recovery regimen

NFL games are hard on the body, so Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen takes great care of himself after hours of grueling play.
Vikings prepare to answer Newton's run game

Vikings prepare to answer Newton's run game

Carolina's Cam Newton leads all quarterbacks with 89 carries for 515 rushing yards
Vikings largely keeping clean amid rash of NFL suspensions for alleged dirty play

Vikings largely keeping clean amid rash of NFL suspensions for alleged dirty play

The Viking are in the top half of least-penalized teams (13th) and are tied with the New England Patriots for the fewest unnecessary-roughness penalties (two) this season.
Any way you slice it, Ham can carve up opponents

Any way you slice it, Ham can carve up opponents

C.J. Ham played a career-high 25 snaps Sunday in Atlanta, marking another step for the Duluth Denfeld graduate as a reliable member of the offense.
Keenum finishes off Falcons with 15 straight completions

Keenum finishes off Falcons with 15 straight completions

Quarterback Case Keenum finished the Vikings' 14-9 win against the Falcons with 15 consecutive completions and coach Mike Zimmer has already said he will start next week at Carolina.
Runners do dirty work; McKinnon scores and does the 'Dirty Bird'

Runners do dirty work; McKinnon scores and does the 'Dirty Bird'

Jerick McKinnon was an elementary school kid in an Atlanta suburb when he learned the "Dirty Bird" touchdown celebration. He showed off his moves Sunday.
Best on best: Rhodes ready to battle Atlanta's Julio Jones

Best on best: Rhodes ready to battle Atlanta's Julio Jones

The Vikings' Xavier Rhodes will cover Julio Jones this Sunday. He held Jones to five catches for 56 yards in a 2015 win in Atlanta.
Vikings special teams get to reboot against Falcons with Ben Gedeon leading the way

Vikings special teams get to reboot against Falcons with Ben Gedeon leading the way

The Vikings special teams were nothing special last week at Detroit.
McKinnon wants to put on a show for Atlanta family this weekend

McKinnon wants to put on a show for Atlanta family this weekend

Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon played high school football just a 30-minute drive north of the now-demolished Georgia Dome.
Thielen joins Vikings' 1,000-yard club — first since Rice in 2009

Thielen joins Vikings' 1,000-yard club — first since Rice in 2009

Adam Thielen is counting wins instead of yards, but that doesn't mean his milestone should be overlooked.
Griffen's third baby, 12th sack of the season brighten Thanksgiving

Griffen's third baby, 12th sack of the season brighten Thanksgiving

After the first of his two sacks in Thursday's 30-23 victory against the Lions, Everson Griffen yanked up his jersey to reveal a scribble on his undershirt reading: "I just had a baby boy. What should we name him?"
Reiff returns to Detroit as quiet leader - and kangaroo court judge - of Vikings O-line

Reiff returns to Detroit as quiet leader - and kangaroo court judge - of Vikings O-line

Riley Reiff won't talk about his standout play and doesn't want others to either. If they do, it might result in a fine.
Vikings at full strength at first practice of short week

Vikings at full strength at first practice of short week

All 63 Vikings helmets ran around the Winter Park fieldhouse Tuesday, meaning they're healthy entering the most pivotal game of the 2017 season.
Vikings offense suddenly red-hot in the red zone

Vikings offense suddenly red-hot in the red zone

They have scored nine touchdowns in nine trips inside the 20-yard line dating to Oct. 29 vs. Cleveland.
Bottled up: Shutting down Gurley meant shutting down Rams' offense

Bottled up: Shutting down Gurley meant shutting down Rams' offense

Jared Goff on Sunday was handicapped when the Vikings took away the Rams' best asset — running back Todd Gurley.
Vikings pick on Rams' biggest weakness — run defense

Vikings pick on Rams' biggest weakness — run defense

Latavius Murray showed just how vulnerable the Rams run defense is, picking up 72 rushing yards on just nine carries after halftime.
Vikings have options at safety to replace injured Sendejo

Vikings have options at safety to replace injured Sendejo

Safety Anthony Harris or cornerback Terence Newman could get the starting nod to replace Andrew Sendejo.
Double trouble: Diggs-Thielen tandem creates matchup nightmares

Double trouble: Diggs-Thielen tandem creates matchup nightmares

Overlooked out of college for their own reasons, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have staked their claim as one of the best receiver duos in the National Football League.
Griffen returns for Vikings in pursuit of sacks record

Griffen returns for Vikings in pursuit of sacks record

Everson Griffen, who missed last week's game at Washington, will get the chance to face Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth, one of the best in the NFL.
Zimmer picks his quarterback, but says his choice is a secret

Zimmer picks his quarterback, but says his choice is a secret

Coach Mike Zimmer is leaving the door open this week to name Teddy Bridgewater the starting quarterback, a scenario many at Winter Park feel is inevitable.
Vikings' Hill gets a crack at right tackle in place of Remmers

Vikings' Hill gets a crack at right tackle in place of Remmers

Rashod Hill has spent some time this season working at left tackle, but he has worked all week long at right tackle to prepare for Washington.
Teddy Bridgewater: 'The dream is still alive'

Teddy Bridgewater: 'The dream is still alive'

Teddy Bridgewater worked about 14.5 months to get to this point. Three months, he figures, were partially spent responding to the 800-plus messages he received after the devastating knee injury.
Zimmer: Teddy's ready, but he'll back up Keenum at Washington

Zimmer: Teddy's ready, but he'll back up Keenum at Washington

Bridgewater, as Case Keenum's backup entering Sunday's game against Washington, is now one snap away from playing just 14 months after a devastating knee injury.
Griffen held out of Vikings' first practice after bye week

Griffen held out of Vikings' first practice after bye week

Everson Griffen, third in the NFL with 10 sacks, was held out because of a foot injury.
Vikings expected to keep Sloter; Bradford could be headed to IR

Vikings expected to keep Sloter; Bradford could be headed to IR

With Teddy Bridgewater's activation to the 53-man roster looming, the Vikings are making decisions about Sam Bradford and Kyle Sloter.
Vikings at midseason: Where they're at (and where they need to go)

Vikings at midseason: Where they're at (and where they need to go)

Even after a hot start, the Vikings have some things to figure out in the second half to make a serious run in the postseason.
How good can these Vikings be? They'd like to find out

How good can these Vikings be? They'd like to find out

The Vikings have the second-best record in the NFC after eight games, but things are about to get tougher.
Zimmer prioritizes football over London travel strategy

Zimmer prioritizes football over London travel strategy

Vikings players are getting travel tips to stay sharp in London, but for Mike Zimmer, it comes down to execution on the field.
Tom Johnson traveled the globe before settling in with Vikings

Tom Johnson traveled the globe before settling in with Vikings

Tom Johnson returns to Europe this week, a decade after he was a 23-year-old undrafted lineman assigned to NFL Europe.
This 5-2 record feels a lot different, but Vikings know not to get heady

This 5-2 record feels a lot different, but Vikings know not to get heady

A year ago, two consecutive losses dropped the Vikings to 5-2 after they were the NFL's last unbeaten team. That's where the slide started, ending with the team out of playoff contention.
Sendejo suspended one game for hit on Baltimore receiver

Sendejo suspended one game for hit on Baltimore receiver

The suspension, on a hit to Baltimore receiver Mike Wallace, came just a couple of hours after coach Mike Zimmer staunchly defended Andrew Sendejo's actions on the play.
Special teams do their job kicking the Ravens while they're down

Special teams do their job kicking the Ravens while they're down

Kai Forbath's field goals highlighted a special day for special teams, including a big punt return by Marcus Sherels.
Vikings have injury scares along the offensive line

Vikings have injury scares along the offensive line

Coach Mike Zimmer said he doesn't think Riley Reiff's injury is "anything serious."
'I'm not a dirty player': Vikings' Anthony Barr opens up about Rodgers hit

'I'm not a dirty player': Vikings' Anthony Barr opens up about Rodgers hit

A handful of Packers players voiced their displeasure of Barr's hit on quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Barr said he wouldn't do anything differently but understands their reaction.
Bridgewater's back, but knows he has 'work to do' before playing

Bridgewater's back, but knows he has 'work to do' before playing

In his first full practice, Teddy Bridgewater was allotted roughly one-fifth of the team's work on offense in order to ease his surgically repaired knee into action.
Vikings will have their eyes on Mike Wallace come Sunday

Vikings will have their eyes on Mike Wallace come Sunday

In 22 games over two seasons with Baltimore, Wallace has 87 catches for 1,256 yards and five TDs.
Vikings know Ravens get (and give) their share of turnovers

Vikings know Ravens get (and give) their share of turnovers

The Ravens have generated nine interceptions, many off tipped passes (29 pass deflections as a team), including two picks from All-Pro safety Eric Weddle.
Not everyone satisfied with Vikings' late-game running

Not everyone satisfied with Vikings' late-game running

After two lengthy 11- and 12-play scoring drives in the third quarter, the Vikings' run game stalled when given the chance to close out Sunday's game.
McKinnon's fumbles cloud another standout performance for Vikings

McKinnon's fumbles cloud another standout performance for Vikings

Between Jerick McKinnon's two touchdowns during Sunday's 23-10 victory against the Packers, a troubling trend continued to haunt him.
Packers' Rodgers breaks collarbone, season in doubt

Packers' Rodgers breaks collarbone, season in doubt

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers landed on his shoulder after a hit from the Vikings' Anthony Barr.
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