Matt Vensel

Reporter | Vikings
Phone: 612-673-7966
Matt Vensel has been a Vikings beat reporter for The Minneapolis Star Tribune since March 2014. He joined the Star Tribune after six years covering the Baltimore Ravens for The Baltimore Sun Media Group. When he isn’t covering the Vikings, you can probably find him on an ice rink or at a local coffeehouse. Matt is a native of the Pittsburgh area.

Recent content from Matt Vensel

Vikings notes: Deep passes haven't been a strength for Bridgewater

Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hasn’t thrown many passes down the field in his four NFL games, but most of the...

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Vikings still searching for way to get key stop

Buffalo’s late rally Sunday exposed a season-long issue for the Vikings defense.

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 09:32 AM

One-second thoughts: Vikings glum after loss to Buffalo

Kyle Orton took the Bills 78 yards on 14 plays, including a conversion on 4th and 20, and found rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins in the end zone with one second left for the win.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 07:35 AM

Vikings notes: Bridgewater bounces back from shaky start

The first half for Teddy Bridgewater on Sunday looked a lot like his performance the previous week, when he tossed the first three interceptions of his career.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 11:14 PM

Vikings' safety Smith a smashing standout

Since an early age, Vikings safety Harrison Smith has loved contact. Just as his mother. “He never was afraid of contact, shockingly,” Susan Smith said."

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 07:52 AM

The Call: Vikings at Buffalo

WEEK 7: noon AT Buffalo • ch. 9 (100.3-FM, 1130-AM)20BILLS16VIKINGSOne man’s prediction: Last week’s offensive performance was ugly, with the...

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 06:59 PM

Cure for Vikings offense? In Norv they trust

“I have 100 percent confidence in Norv Turner and the offensive staff,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said this weekend of his team's 27-ranked offense.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 12:38 AM

Bills could exacerbate Vikings' turnover, sack issues

Whenever the Vikings allow a bunch of sacks, their chances of winning aren’t going to be very good.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 12:19 AM

'They kicked our butt.' Vikings overwhelmed by Lions

The Vikings gave up eight sacks of Teddy Bridgewater, who threw three interceptions, and committed nine penalties in a home loss to Detroit.

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 10:23 AM

Vikings notes: Zimmer upset at players' tardiness

During another tense postgame news conference, the “disappointed” coach mentioned that players being late for meetings, treatment in the trainer’s room and other team-related activities was a reoccurring theme.

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 06:26 AM

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