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Mike Remmers, who played right tackle most of the season, will again play left guard with Rashod Hill holding down the tackle position.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he think Sam Bradford could play if needed, but still has a 'ways to go' after just five practices.
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.
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.
Pat Elflein is back from a shoulder injury, but there are still decisions to be made about the Vikings' starting lineup against the Saints.
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.
No matter this weekend's outcomes, the Vikings' opening playoff game will feature a rematch of a game from the regular season
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.
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.
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.
Riley Reiff was the only starter in his regular role against the Bears, but the Vikings still rushed for 147 yards.
Bud Grant is surely proud of a Vikings defense that rivals his "Purple People Eaters."
Case Keenum has a knack for creating something out of nothing with his athleticism
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.
The Vikings placed Bradford on injured reserve Nov. 8, a day after he underwent surgery on his ailing left knee.
An error in coverage Harrison Smith made in college seven years ago still fuels his desire to play mistake-free football.
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.
David Morgan, the Vikings' No. 2 tight end, replaced Kevin McDermott in the second half of the victory over Green Bay
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.
Even with seven sacks, Hunter just started to hit his stride against the Bengals, coaches say.
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.
The Vikings' secondary was scorched by the Packers last year, but this time the DBs expect to be on the same page.
The children's book is authored by Teddy Bridgewater's girlfriend, Erika Cardona, who hopes to make it a series.
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.
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.
The Vikings won the NFC North, but still have a shot at more.
"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."
Teddy Bridgewater patiently waited his chance to play after fully recovering from a catastrophic knee injury.
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.
Rashod Hill is preparing for increased responsibilities protecting Case Keenum's blind side in case Riley Reiff can't play Sunday.
NFL games are hard on the body, so Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen takes great care of himself after hours of grueling play.
Carolina's Cam Newton leads all quarterbacks with 89 carries for 515 rushing yards
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Vikings special teams were nothing special last week at Detroit.
Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon played high school football just a 30-minute drive north of the now-demolished Georgia Dome.
Adam Thielen is counting wins instead of yards, but that doesn't mean his milestone should be overlooked.
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?"
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.
All 63 Vikings helmets ran around the Winter Park fieldhouse Tuesday, meaning they're healthy entering the most pivotal game of the 2017 season.
They have scored nine touchdowns in nine trips inside the 20-yard line dating to Oct. 29 vs. Cleveland.
Jared Goff on Sunday was handicapped when the Vikings took away the Rams' best asset — running back Todd Gurley.
Latavius Murray showed just how vulnerable the Rams run defense is, picking up 72 rushing yards on just nine carries after halftime.
Safety Anthony Harris or cornerback Terence Newman could get the starting nod to replace Andrew Sendejo.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Everson Griffen, third in the NFL with 10 sacks, was held out because of a foot injury.
With Teddy Bridgewater's activation to the 53-man roster looming, the Vikings are making decisions about Sam Bradford and Kyle Sloter.
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.
The Vikings have the second-best record in the NFC after eight games, but things are about to get tougher.
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 returns to Europe this week, a decade after he was a 23-year-old undrafted lineman assigned to NFL Europe.
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.
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.
Kai Forbath's field goals highlighted a special day for special teams, including a big punt return by Marcus Sherels.
Coach Mike Zimmer said he doesn't think Riley Reiff's injury is "anything serious."
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.
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.
In 22 games over two seasons with Baltimore, Wallace has 87 catches for 1,256 yards and five TDs.
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.
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.
Between Jerick McKinnon's two touchdowns during Sunday's 23-10 victory against the Packers, a troubling trend continued to haunt him.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers landed on his shoulder after a hit from the Vikings' Anthony Barr.
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