Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is taken down in the second quarter

Zimmer laments 'poor performance' by starters in Vikings' preseason victory

Vikings' starters slogged through their third preseason game, a performance sour enough to earn an unsparing critique from coach Mike Zimmer. Kirk Cousins faltered, completing only three of 13 passes.

Souhan: Yeah, Cook is ready for the Vikings' regular season to begin

August 24
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook broke away from the defense for an 85-yard touchdown in the first quarter
Running back Dalvin Cook provided the highlight of the Saturday's preseason game with an 85-yard TD run.

Vedvik's misses confound Vikings coach Zimmer

August 24
The Vikings' Kaare Vedvik attempted a field goal in the second quarter Saturday.
The Vikings' kicking competition took another turn Saturday as new addition Kaare Vedvik missed twice.
Vikings
August 24
Zimmer: Saturday's Vikings game 'really a poor performance'

Zimmer: Saturday's Vikings game 'really a poor performance'

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was not happy in the fist team offense's performance against Arizona, nor is he pleased with kicker Kaare Vedvik's two missed field goals.
Vikings
August 24
Adam Thielen beat Seattle cornerback Shaq Griffin for 34 yards last Sunday; the Vikings star receiver sat out Saturday’s game.

Hartman: Thielen driven by victories, not statistics

The 29-year-old from Detroit Lakes said that as he prepares for his fifth NFL season, the only numbers he is concerned about are wins and losses.
Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone (23) dodged the tackle by Seattle Seahawks corner back DeShawn Shead (35) for a 45 yard run in the first hal
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Minneapolis
August 24

Son shot and killed parents in Minn. home before fleeing to Mexico, charges say

Barry Bennett, a former NFL player and Long Prairie physical education teacher, and his wife, Carol, were found dead in their home on Wednesday.
Vikings
August 24
Cousins: 'Put it on me, it wasn't good enough'

Cousins: 'Put it on me, it wasn't good enough'

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was disappointed in his performance against Arizona, and says if he continues to play that way it's going to be a long season ahead.
Vikings
August 24
Cook: 'I push myself'

Cook: 'I push myself'

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook broke for an 85-yard touchdown in his first preseason appearance and credits the offense for creating the holes for him to score against Arizona.

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Vikings
August 24
Vedvik says it's important to keep calm after missing field goals

Vedvik says it's important to keep calm after missing field goals

Vikings kicker Kaare Vedvik missed two field goals in his performance against the Cardinals in the third preseason game.
Vikings
August 24
Vikings resting eight players for today's 'dress rehearsal' exhibition against Cardinals

Vikings resting eight players for today's 'dress rehearsal' exhibition against Cardinals

Defensive tackle Shamar Stephen will make his preseason debut during Saturday afternoon’s “dress rehearsal” against the Cardinals.
Vikings
August 24
Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly is doing double duty, preparing for the season and post-NFL life.

Weatherly stars in Vikings' program to prepare players for post-NFL careers

Stephen Weatherly spent a week as the test pilot for the Vikings' new Player Executive Leadership Program, an internship the team hopes can eventually enrich their players' professional prospects for life after football.
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Minneapolis
August 24
Touting their success at hosting Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018, the team and Twin Cities boosters believe they have a good shot at reeli

Vikings toss hat in the ring to host NFL draft and another Super Bowl

Vikings express interest in hosting the massive event again, and NFL draft, too.
Vikings
August 23

Gameday preview: Vikings take on Arizona in preseason Week 3

QB Kirk Cousins and the Vikings' starters will likely play up to the entire first half; perhaps that means RB Dalvin Cook will make his preseason debut.
Vikings
August 23

Former NFL player, wife found dead in Long Prairie home; police search for known suspect

News about the deaths of Barry and Carol Bennett spread quickly among those living in Long Prairie.
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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August 23
Cousins: Vikings offense expects to start fast against Cardinals

Cousins: Vikings offense expects to start fast against Cardinals

With the upcoming third preseason game against Arizona, the Vikings' first team offense will be on display for the longest time yet.
Vikings
August 23
Access Vikings: Don't rely on the preseason

Access Vikings: Don't rely on the preseason

Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer speculate on where the Vikings are truly at in terms of how successful their season will be.
Vikings
August 23
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is a proponent of a faster tempo for the offense.

So far, so fast: Vikings use up-tempo style to 'fatigue' opponents

The Vikings are using the preseason to slowly unveil a faster way to play offense, and coach Mike Zimmer says a faster tempo will benefit everybody
Vikings
August 23
Vikings kicker Dan Bailey

Punter, kicker, holder: Jobs still unsettled going into Saturday's game

Three special teams positions — punter, kicker, holder — are still undetermined as the Vikings prepare for Saturday's third of four preseason games.
Vikings
August 22
Zimmer says Cousins executing offensive plans

Zimmer says Cousins executing offensive plans

Under a new offensive scheme, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has been pleased both by quarterback Kirk Cousins' play and offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski's coaching.
Vikings
August 22
Vikings running back Mike Boone has piled up 181 yards in 26 touches in two preseason games.

Boone hopes to stand out in a deep Vikings backfield

Backfield depth is a welcome sight for a Vikings offense desperately trying to re-establish its rushing attack, and exceptional special-teams work might be Mike Boone's path to playing.
Vikings
August 22
George Edwards

Vikings defense near full health, preparing to face No. 1 pick Murray

Almost every piece of the Vikings starting defense is healthy as the Sept. 8 season opener against the Falcons draws closer.
Vikings
August 22
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer assistant head coach and offensive advisor Gary Kubiak and offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.

Hartman: Vikings' new offensive system working for Zimmer

The work of coaches Kevin Stefanski, Gary Kubiak and Rick Dennison has been on display in two preseason victories.
Vikings
August 21
Edwards says defense not focusing on rankings

Edwards says defense not focusing on rankings

Defensive coordinator George Edwards is happy to have Linval Joseph back and says he's working with the defense on a rush plan to handle quarterback Kyler Murray's mobility in their game against the Cardinals on Saturday.

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    Dallas

     

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    10

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