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From the end of the Eagles game to the third quarter of Sunday's victory over the Jets, the Vikings stopped opponents on 20 consecutive third-down attempts.
Jets coach Todd Bowles coached with Mike Zimmer in Dallas, and was the only other finalist for the Vikings job in early 2014 whose name became known
After the Vikings signed Cousins for less than the Jets offered, some reports suggested the New York team felt used in the quarterback's free-agency negotiations.
Rookie cornerback Mike Hughes will be lost for the remainder of the season because of a torn knee ligament suffered Sunday against Arizona.
Though he still completed 70.5 percent of his passes on Sunday, Kirk Cousins' day against the Cardinals — during which he went 24-for-34 for 233…
The Vikings overcame seven tipped passes and the likelihood that their first-round draft pick will be lost for the season by relying on a previously absent running game and stout defense.
If the Cardinals can win, it would be the franchise's first victory in Minnesota since 1977, when they were in St. Louis and the Vikings were at Met Stadium.
Vikings Insider: A couple of years before the Vikings drafted Dalvin Cook, they brought in David Johnson for a pre-draft look following his college career at Northern Iowa.
While Everson Griffen remains away from the team dealing with mental health issues, the Vikings have turned to Stephen Weatherly, who forced a pivotal fumble in the victory over the Eagles.
Bringing in John DeFilippo at offensive coordinator and Kirk Cousins at quarterback paid off for the Vikings as they built a 17-point lead and held off the Eagles 23-21 in their NFC title-game rematch.
As Harrison Smith continues to fashion a career that could have him on a Hall of Fame trajectory, he's driven by an approach that leaves little room for half measures.
A Week 5 victory over the defending Super Bowl champions wouldn't avenge the NFC title game loss, but its benefits would be clear.
Mike Zimmer is presiding over a defensive unit that currently ranks 22nd in the league in points per game and gave up the fourth-most yards in team history on Thursday.
A Vikings team that gave up only 41 plays of 20 yards or more last season has allowed 17 in the first four games of 2018, including seven by the Rams on Thursday night.
Everson Griffen's hospitalization is a stark reminder that NFL players are not immune to the mental health struggles that affect approximately one in five U.S. adults.
The Los Angeles Rams team the Vikings will face Thursday night is the NFC's first to 3-0, with the league's top-ranked defense and its fourth-ranked offense.
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen remains away from the team for what coach Mike Zimmer called "a personal matter" after Griffen was involved in an police incident Saturday.
Vikings receiver Adam Thielen and his wife launched the Thielen Foundation on Tuesday by shining a spotlight on one of the nation's most pernicious yet elusive health crises: Children's mental health issues
Stacy Coley was waived to make room for Bailey; Johnson is coming back after spending only one game with the Seahawks.
Rookie Daniel Carlson missed three field goals, including two in overtime, as the Vikings rallied with 22 points in the fourth quarter on an afternoon when Kirk Cousins threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns.
Aaron Rodgers is front of mind for the Vikings, despite his knee injury sustained last week against Chicago.
Mike Zimmer got an early peek at Aaron Rodgers' flair, and he hasn't forgotten. "I don't want to say anybody's the best," Zimmer said. "But he's pretty darn close to being the best guy."
Kirk Cousins will start at quarterback and Tom Compton is expected to start at left guard when the Vikings open their season on Sunday. The two were 23-year-old rookies together with the Redskins.
Less experienced Isidora was the other option to fill in for Elflein.
There was a long offseason, training camp and the preseason. But now the lights come on for Kirk Cousins as Vikings quarterback.
Rookie kicker Daniel Carlson faces stresses as he moves along the same path Blair Walsh followed.
Terence Newman is about to turn 40, and with the Vikings having younger defensive backs pushing for time he has decided to hang up his cleats.
Cornerback, 39, will retire and take a role on Vikings staff.
When the Vikings plunged dramatically into free agency for Kirk Cousins, they made it clear that 2018 is win-now time.
Mike Boone, Brandon Zylstra and a handful of Vikings defenders made their final cases Thursday night in preseason game No. 4 - a 13-3 victory.
The big-name Vikings are unlikely to play. For players on the bubble, though, their closing argument comes tonight — and that means the game at Tennessee is anything but inconsequential.
The addition of Jones gives the Vikings another option in case Pat Elflein, still recovering from shoulder and ankle surgeries, isn't ready or they need a versatile backup.
Just days ago, the Vikings were nowhere on George Iloka's radar. Now, he'll take on an immediate role while reunited with Mike Zimmer.
After Saturday's preseason loss left the Vikings with a slew of injuries, they needed to add and subtract players from the training-camp roster.
The Vikings offense was less crisp in their second preseason game, losing at U.S. Bank Stadium to Jacksonville.
The Vikings' preseason game against Jacksonville could be more useful than most after joint practices.
That success, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said Thursday, is a result of extensive film study — but it can be undone if there's not the same attention to detail from the rest of the offense.
As first-round pick Mike Hughes continues to impress the Vikings in training camp, coaches are giving him more of a chance to shine.
Roc Thomas saw how the Vikings had used Jerick McKinnon, what they were going to be missing and realized he might be able to succeed in Minnesota by imitating a bit of what the former third-round pick had done.
The Vikings opted to hold running back Dalvin Cook out of their preseason opener against the Broncos on Saturday night
Kirk Cousins was 4-for-4 with a TD pass for the Vikings in the preseason opener Saturday night; Denver's Case Keenum struggled.
The Vikings, who were already trying to replace one of their starting guards from the 2017 season, will now likely spend the year without their other returning starter.
Both players said that coach Mike Zimmer's decision to bar them from Wednesday's practice sent a strong message and that things are now good between them.
As the Vikings open the preseason Saturday, they'll line up across from the quarterback whose unlikely rise to the starting job fueled the team's trip to the NFC Championship Game last season: Case Keenum.
With Nick Easton, Pat Elflein and Mike Remmers sidelined, the Vikings are digging deeper into their roster as they prepare for Saturday's preseason opener at Denver.
The team started releasing more general admission tickets to training camp practices last week, and most of the GA seats in the end zones behind the Vikings' practice fields were full for the better part of the afternoon session.
After the season it had, the NFL figured to respond with measures to facilitate more offense. But as the players viewed some examples of hits that would be penalized this season, the Vikings were taken aback.
Randy Moss arrived on the Twin Cities sports scene when it was in the midst of a malaise of mediocrity. He left an imprint that may never again be matched.
Anthony Barr's hit on the Green Bay star quarterback started a firestorm on social media last fall, as the linebacker became a special target of Packers' fans ire.
Some parameters of Stefon Diggs' new contract with the Vikings are identical to the ones defensive end Danielle Hunter got earlier this summer.
As linebacker Anthony Barr moves closer to free agency, questions remain about whether he will be the next defender the Vikings lock up with a long-term deal.
There are now 19 wideouts playing on contracts worth at least $10 million a season, and Diggs could put himself in position to be the 20th.
"He took me to places I couldn't go as a player and as a man," center Pat Elflein said. "It wasn't just football with him. He really cared about his players, the well-being of his players."
There's little for 29-year-old quarterback Kirk Cousins to worry about other than bonding with his new Vikings teammates who seem as invigorated by football minutiae as he is.
Coach Mike Zimmer tried to pay homage to his friend Wednesday by dispensing some of Tony Sparano's good-natured ribbing to the Vikings' young offensive linemen.
Kirk Cousins has fame and wealth, but to know who he is, you have to turn to his hometown.
Sparano, 56, brought caring and wisdom as a no-nonsense offensive line coach.
The Vikings will require tickets for fans to attend practices in their first training camp at their new practice facility in Eagan. Season-ticket holders get first crack on Thursday.
As the Vikings spent the spring minicamp learning a new offense and breaking in new quarterback Kirk Cousins, they had to do it with some moving parts on the offensive line.
Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf, the son of immigrants, said the team will announce in coming weeks new initiatives addressing social justice issues.
Only once in Mike Zimmer's four seasons as Vikings coach — and only twice in this decade — has the team had a quarterback start all 16 regular-season games.
Running back Latavius Murray spent all of the offseason last year rehabilitating after ankle surgery and didn't play until the team's third preseason game.
When he is ready to return from the injury that ended his rookie season, Dalvin Cook is excited to step into "the offense that I've always wanted to be in."
In John DeFilippo — the former Eagles quarterbacks coach who accepted the Vikings' offensive coordinator job hours after the Super Bowl parade — the Vikings appear to have a kindred spirit to QB Kirk Cousins.
Because of his uncertain contract status, Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr said he needed to take out an insurance policy to provide financial cover against injury.
Wide receivers around the NFL are getting paid big money. Will Stefon Diggs be next? How he fits in with new QB Kirk Cousins will be the factor.
In Ade Aruna's attributes — 34 ½-inch arms, 4.6-second 40-yard dash time, 38 ½-inch vertical jump — the Vikings see the kind of prospect with whom defensive line coach Andre Patterson has struck gold before.
The NFL's oldest defender wants to pursue a title, then has plans to retire.
After picking up the option for Trae Waynes, one of the teams' younger defensive backs, the Vikings tapped Terence Newman for another season as well.
Last week, Star Tribune football writer Ben Goessling offered his version of whom the Vikings would take in the 2018 NFL Draft. Take a look at his picks vs. the ones made by the team.
A team that went 13-3 last season has Super Bowl aspirations again this year. But the Vikings still face questions about how they'll reach that goal.
Since 1969, Penny Bryce has tended to uniforms of Vikings players but after she sewed the nameplate for first-round pick Mike Hughes the time has come to retire..
The Vikings on Thursday night waited patiently before picking up Mike Hughes, using a first-round pick on a defensive back for the fourth time in six years and continuing to invest in the league's top-ranked defense.
There's no doubt Kirk Cousins will be the alpha dog of a Vikings team that harbors Super Bowl expectations as it heads into 2018. But he knows better than to force himself into that role.
Adding Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Richardson in free agency were big steps for the Vikings. The next is filling needs in the draft. Our ultimate Vikings Mock Draft features predictions for all seven rounds.
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