Cousins posts about nice weather in Miami; fans conclude he wants out

Cousins posts about nice weather in Miami; fans conclude he wants out

Kirk Cousins has become one of the most polarizing figures in Minnesota sports. It comes with the territory, the position and the contract. Ask Joe Mauer about that.
Vikings
February 19
The Vikings could take control of the contract of linebacker Anthony Barr, a four-time Pro Bowl player, on Tuesday, but it seems an unlikely action gi

No signs that Barr is close to signing with Vikings

The Vikings could take control of the contract of the four-time Pro Bowl player today by using their franchise tag on Anthony Barr, but it appears to be an unlikely solution.
Vikings
February 18
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.

Souhan: Vikings should avoid blunder of using narrow-defined offense

Viking coach Mike Zimmer needs to guard against imposing a philosophy on his offense instead of finding ways for his best players to thrive.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) reacts before his is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) during the first half of a
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Vikings
February 18
Dreaming of Antonio Brown on the Vikings? It's pure fantasy

Dreaming of Antonio Brown on the Vikings? It's pure fantasy

You are entitled to your Antonio Brown-joining-the-Vikings fantasy. But let’s be clear: It is purely a fantasy. Here's why.
Vikings
February 14
Vikings face familiar question with kicker Bailey ahead of free agency

Vikings face familiar question with kicker Bailey ahead of free agency

We could see musical chairs among kickers around the league with the Vikings among teams likely eyeing free-agent options led by Matt Bryant, Stephen Gostkowski, Robbie Gould and Bailey.
Vikings
February 13
Holiday planning alert: Vikings 'pretty likely' to host Eagles on Thanksgiving night

Holiday planning alert: Vikings 'pretty likely' to host Eagles on Thanksgiving night

What’s particularly interesting is that it would be a home game for the Vikings and, if it happens, would mark the first time Minnesota has hosted a Thanksgiving game.
Who are the players on the Vikings' 53-man roster? We take a close look at their pedigree, home-states, colleges and more.
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Vikings
February 12
How Bob Costas and NBC butted heads over concussions

How Bob Costas and NBC butted heads over concussions

Costas was planning to talk about concussions during last year's Super Bowl broadcast in Minneapolis. But he was pulled from the broadcast team by the network.
Vikings
February 12
Deadlines, key dates, NFL Combine: What's ahead for the Vikings?

Deadlines, key dates, NFL Combine: What's ahead for the Vikings?

This time around, the Vikings won’t be guaranteeing anybody $84 million. But some pivotal roster decisions need to be made in the coming weeks.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Chicago 12 4 0 .750 421 283 7-1 5-3
    Minnesota 8 7 1 .531 360 341 5-3 3-4
    Green Bay 6 9 1 .406 376 400 5-2 1-7
    Detroit 6 10 0 .375 324 360 3-5 3-5
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 13 3 0 .813 504 353 6-2 7-1
    Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 414 423 4-4 3-5
    Carolina 7 9 0 .438 376 382 5-3 2-6
    Tampa Bay 5 11 0 .313 396 464 4-4 1-7
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 10 6 0 .625 339 324 7-1 3-5
    Philadelphia 9 7 0 .563 367 348 5-3 4-4
    Washington 7 9 0 .438 281 359 3-5 4-4
    NY Giants 5 11 0 .313 369 412 2-6 3-5
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 13 3 0 .813 527 384 7-1 6-2
    Seattle 10 6 0 .625 428 347 6-2 4-4
    San Francisco 4 12 0 .250 342 435 4-4 0-8
    Arizona 3 13 0 .188 225 425 1-7 2-6
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 10 6 0 .625 389 287 6-2 4-4
    Pittsburgh 9 6 1 .594 428 360 5-3 4-3
    Cleveland 7 8 1 .469 359 392 5-2 2-6
    Cincinnati 6 10 0 .375 368 455 4-4 2-6
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 11 5 0 .688 402 316 6-2 5-3
    Indianapolis 10 6 0 .625 433 344 6-2 4-4
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 310 303 6-2 3-5
    Jacksonville 5 11 0 .313 245 316 3-5 2-6
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 11 5 0 .688 436 325 8-0 3-5
    Miami 7 9 0 .438 319 433 6-2 1-7
    Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 269 374 4-4 2-6
    NY Jets 4 12 0 .250 333 441 2-6 2-6
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 565 421 7-1 5-3
    Los Angeles 12 4 0 .750 428 329 5-3 7-1
    Denver 6 10 0 .375 329 349 3-5 3-5
    Oakland 4 12 0 .250 290 467 3-5 1-7
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 4298
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 615
    L. Murray MIN 578
    K. Cousins MIN 123
    S. Diggs MIN 62
    M. Boone MIN 47
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 1373
    S. Diggs MIN 1021
    K. Rudolph MIN 634
    D. Cook MIN 305
    L. Treadwell MIN 302
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 108
    H. Smith MIN 84
    D. Hunter MIN 72
    L. Joseph MIN 58
    A. Barr MIN 55
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 3
    H. Smith MIN 3
    E. Kendricks MIN 2
    H. Hill MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    E. Griffen MIN 5.5
    S. Richardson MIN 4.5
    M. Alexander MIN 4.0
    (3) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    M. Ryan ATL 4924
    J. Goff LAR 4688
    A. Rodgers GB 4442
    E. Manning NYG 4299
    K. Cousins MIN 4298
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1434
    S. Barkley NYG 1307
    T. Gurley II LAR 1251
    C. Carson SEA 1151
    C. McCaffrey CAR 1098
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1677
    M. Evans TB 1524
    M. Thomas NO 1405
    D. Adams GB 1386
    G. Kittle SF 1377
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Martinez GB 144
    L. Vander Esch DAL 138
    B. Wagner SEA 138
    M. Foster WAS 131
    L. Kuechly CAR 130
  • Interceptions
    K. Fuller CHI 7
    D. Kazee ATL 7
    E. Jackson CHI 6
    A. Ogletree NYG 5
    (5) Players 4
  • Sacks
    A. Donald LAR 20.5
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    F. Clark SEA 13.0
    C. Jones ARI 13.0
    R. Kerrigan WAS 13.0
  • Passing Yards
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 5129
    P. Mahomes KC 5097
    A. Luck IND 4593
    T. Brady NE 4355
    P. Rivers LAC 4308
  • Rushing Yards
    J. Mixon CIN 1168
    D. Henry TEN 1059
    P. Lindsay DEN 1037
    N. Chubb CLE 996
    (2) Players 973
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Hopkins HOU 1572
    T. Hill KC 1479
    J. Smith-Schuster PIT 1426
    T. Kelce KC 1336
    A. Brown PIT 1297
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Leonard IND 163
    A. Hitchens KC 135
    T. Smith Sr. JAX 134
    T. Whitehead OAK 126
    K. Alonso MIA 125
  • Interceptions
    X. Howard MIA 7
    S. Williams CIN 5
    K. Byard TEN 4
    D. Harmon NE 4
    (4) Players 4
  • Sacks
    J. Watt HOU 16.0
    C. Jones KC 15.5
    V. Miller DEN 14.5
    M. Garrett CLE 13.5
    (2) Players 13.0
Vikings
February 11
Vikings fans may not like it, but ex-NFL star says team should bring back Peterson

Vikings fans may not like it, but ex-NFL star says team should bring back Peterson

Comments at the bottom of NFL Network’s tweet about Terrell Davis’ comment are largely negative from Vikings fans — and in early returns he was hovering around 10 percent support in a Twitter poll.
Vikings season preview: The Infinite Quest
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Infinity and No. 8, you have a lot in common: Neither of you has an exit. The Vikings placed $84 million worth of pressure on No. 8 Kirk Cousins, and the success or failure of 2018 will be entirely tied to him.
Vikings
February 11
Upgrading the offensive line? Ten men who could help the Vikings

Upgrading the offensive line? Ten men who could help the Vikings

The best offensive linemen typically don’t become available, but there are more than a handful of probable unrestricted free agents who could intrigue the Vikings.
Vikings
February 10
Rick Dennison

Vikings add offensive assistant, special teams coordinator to staff

The Vikings left little doubt about what their identity will be in 2019, assembling a group of longtime West Coast offensive minds.
Vikings
February 9

Mike Zimmer's Vikings coaching staff

A complete look at the coaches holding spots in Eagan.
The TCO Performance Center. ] AARON LAVINSKY � aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com Previewing Vikings training camp in Eagan with double-truck including
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Built for success: Vikings facility leaves no room for excuses
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The Vikings have every luxury imaginable available to them at their new headquarters in Eagan, a facility so massive that employees were known to disappear while learning to navigate its 277,000 square feet.
Vikings
February 8
San Diego Fleet head coach Mike Martz, center, poses for photos with Alliance of American Football CEO and co-founder Charlie Ebersol, left, and head

Football season not over, but new AAF comes with a twist

Football isn't stepping aside for pitchers and catchers this year, but the Alliance of American Football, which starts Saturday, is highly experimental.
Vikings
February 8

AAF Week 1 TV schedule

The San Diego Fleet at San Antonio Commanders on Saturday will air locally on Ch. 4
Vikings
February 8
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has tweaked his staff already this offseason.

Listen: Takeaways from Super Bowl, Vikings coaching staff and offseason

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the newly assembled Vikings coaching staff, including Gary Kubiak and three of his assistants. We also talk a defensive Super Bowl, the Vikings' open approach to Riley Reiff's job and take your Twitter questions.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes an 11-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct
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Vikings
February 8
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins

Hartman: Cousins 'frustrated' by first-year results with Vikings

Kirk Cousins' stats were solid in his first year with the Vikings, but missing the playoffs left him eager to make amends.
Vikings
February 7
Rodgers' former Packers teammates are taking turns ripping him

Rodgers' former Packers teammates are taking turns ripping him

Some of Aaron Rodgers' former teammates are interested in how his relationship will play out with Green Bay's new head coach. “He’s coachable to a point,” one of them said.
Vikings
February 7
Back-up QB Sloter welcomes Kubiaks to Vikings, has huge aspirations

Back-up QB Sloter welcomes Kubiaks to Vikings, has huge aspirations

The Vikings’ hiring of Gary and Klint Kubiak was welcome news to Kyle Sloter, who has big goals for someone who has never taken a snap during a regular-season NFL game.
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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Vikings
February 6
Minnesota Vikings Everson Griffen.

Griffen's contract puts status with Vikings in question for 2019

While the contract did extend the marriage between the Vikings and Griffen on paper, its structure did something else: It guaranteed the Vikings the kind of leverage they could exert over Griffen in the coming weeks.
Vikings
February 5
Bill Belichick

Souhan: Belichick, Patriots are not about culture, just ruthlessness

The Rams had better players on Sunday, and the Patriots made those superior talents look inept and confused.
Vikings
February 5
Carson Wentz responds to critical teammates, says he's 'not perfect'

Carson Wentz responds to critical teammates, says he's 'not perfect'

Things probably started getting complicated in 2017, when the North Dakota State graduate tore his ACL and backup Nick Foles took over with a Super Bowl win.

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