Viking cornerback Mike Hughes was attended to Sunday after injuring his knee against the Cardinals.

Vikings fears confirmed: Hughes lost for the season

Rookie cornerback Mike Hughes will be lost for the remainder of the season because of a torn knee ligament suffered Sunday against Arizona.

Batted-down passes give Vikings, Cousins cause for concern

October 15
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Markus Golden (44) batted down a fourth quarter pass by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8).
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Vikings safety Anthony Harris had his first career interception on Sunday.
The Cardinals were stopped on all 10 of their third down tries on Sunday, and Anthony Harris' pick was one of the big plays.
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It's not the Skol clap, but the Cousins dance is big in Owatonna

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Kirk Cousins has some big fans in Owatonna. even if the Dead Arm Dance moves are pretty dorky.
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Well-time blitzes give Vikings best third-down defense in NFL

Blitzing wasn’t a massive part of the Vikings’ game plan against Arizona. But the timing of those plays called by coach Mike Zimmer played a huge role in Sunday's victory.
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After allowing seven plays of 20 yards or more against the Rams and six vs. the Eagles, the Vikings' defense allowed only three such plays on Sunday.
October 15
Zimmer says Vikings will miss Hughes, but move forward

Zimmer says Vikings will miss Hughes, but move forward

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is hopeful rookie cornerback Mike Hughes will fully recover from a torn ACL.
October 15
Minnesota Vikings defensive back Anthony Harris (41) celebrates with teammate Eric Kendricks after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NF

Vikings defensive players evaluate win, say Hughes still has a long career

Vikings safeties Anthony Harris (41, with linebacker Eric Kendricks) and George Iloka gave their perspectives on the defense's performance against Arizona, and Ikola talked about Mike Hughes' future.


  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Chicago 3 2 0 .600 139 96 2-0 1-2
    Green Bay 3 2 1 .583 148 144 3-0 0-2
    Minnesota 3 2 1 .583 140 148 2-1 1-1
    Detroit 2 3 0 .400 125 137 2-1 0-2
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 4 1 0 .800 180 140 2-1 2-0
    Carolina 3 2 0 .600 121 114 3-0 0-2
    Tampa Bay 2 3 0 .400 141 173 1-1 1-2
    Atlanta 2 4 0 .333 167 192 2-2 0-2
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Washington 3 2 0 .600 106 104 2-1 1-1
    Dallas 3 3 0 .500 123 103 3-0 0-3
    Philadelphia 3 3 0 .500 137 117 2-1 1-2
    NY Giants 1 5 0 .167 117 162 0-3 1-2
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 6 0 0 1.000 196 118 3-0 3-0
    Seattle 3 3 0 .500 143 117 1-1 2-2
    Arizona 1 5 0 .167 82 139 0-3 1-2
    San Francisco 1 5 0 .167 148 179 1-1 0-4
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cincinnati 4 2 0 .667 174 158 2-1 2-1
    Baltimore 4 2 0 .667 153 77 2-0 2-2
    Pittsburgh 3 2 1 .583 171 154 1-2 2-0
    Cleveland 2 3 1 .417 128 151 2-1 0-2
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 3 3 0 .500 87 107 2-1 1-2
    Houston 3 3 0 .500 135 137 2-1 1-2
    Jacksonville 3 3 0 .500 109 126 2-1 1-2
    Indianapolis 1 5 0 .167 152 180 0-2 1-3
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 4 2 0 .667 176 148 4-0 0-2
    Miami 4 2 0 .667 130 145 3-0 1-2
    NY Jets 3 3 0 .500 165 139 2-1 1-2
    Buffalo 2 4 0 .333 76 138 1-1 1-3
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 5 1 0 .833 215 172 2-0 3-1
    Los Angeles 4 2 0 .667 175 144 2-1 2-1
    Denver 2 4 0 .333 120 154 2-2 0-2
    Oakland 1 5 0 .167 110 176 1-2 0-3
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 1921
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 261
    D. Cook MIN 98
    K. Cousins MIN 76
    S. Diggs MIN 43
    M. Boone MIN 32
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 712
    S. Diggs MIN 435
    K. Rudolph MIN 266
    L. Treadwell MIN 180
    D. Cook MIN 107
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 39
    H. Smith MIN 32
    D. Hunter MIN 28
    A. Barr MIN 27
    A. Sendejo MIN 27
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 1
    M. Hughes MIN 1
    X. Rhodes MIN 1
    H. Smith MIN 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 7.0
    H. Smith MIN 3.0
    M. Alexander MIN 2.0
    S. Weatherly MIN 2.0
    (4) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    A. Rodgers GB 1997
    M. Ryan ATL 1955
    J. Goff LAR 1928
    K. Cousins MIN 1921
    E. Manning NYG 1662
  • Rushing Yards
    T. Gurley II LAR 623
    E. Elliott DAL 586
    S. Barkley NYG 438
    M. Breida SF 430
    C. Carson SEA 352
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 712
    J. Jones ATL 707
    D. Adams GB 557
    R. Woods LAR 524
    M. Thomas NO 519
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Baker ARI 55
    A. Bethea ARI 53
    J. Bynes ARI 51
    B. Martinez GB 51
    (3) Players 50
  • Interceptions
    T. Boston ARI 3
    H. Clinton-Dix GB 3
    D. Jackson CAR 3
    D. Kazee ATL 3
    E. Thomas SEA 3
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 7.0
    F. Clark SEA 5.5
    C. Jones ARI 5.5
    D. Lawrence DAL 5.5
    (4) Players 5.0
  • Passing Yards
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 2033
    P. Mahomes KC 1865
    D. Watson HOU 1798
    A. Luck IND 1792
    J. Flacco BAL 1788
  • Rushing Yards
    M. Gordon III LAC 466
    K. Hunt KC 456
    J. Conner PIT 453
    I. Crowell NYJ 430
    S. Michel NE 400
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Hopkins HOU 657
    T. Hill KC 567
    J. Smith-Schuster PIT 561
    E. Sanders DEN 501
    A. Green CIN 494
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Leonard IND 63
    K. Alonso MIA 61
    A. Hitchens KC 60
    N. Vigil CIN 51
    Z. Cunningham HOU 50
  • Interceptions
    X. Howard MIA 3
    D. Lee NYJ 3
    D. Ward CLE 3
    K. Alonso MIA 2
    (9) Players 2
  • Sacks
    J. Watt HOU 7.0
    G. Atkins CIN 6.0
    T. Watt PIT 6.0
    V. Miller DEN 5.5
    Z. Smith BAL 5.5
  • Sunday, October 14
    Minnesota 27, Arizona 17, F Houston 20, Buffalo 13, F Atlanta 34, Tampa Bay 29, F
    Washington 23, Carolina 17, F NY Jets 42, Indianapolis 34, F Pittsburgh 28, Cincinnati 21, F
    Los Angeles 38, Cleveland 14, F Miami 31, Chicago 28, F Seattle 27, Oakland 3, F
    Los Angeles 23, Denver 20, F Baltimore 21, Tennessee 0, F Dallas 40, Jacksonville 7, F
    New England 43, Kansas City 40, F
  • Monday, October 15
    Green Bay 33, San Francisco 30, F
  • Thursday, October 18
    Denver @ Arizona
  • Sunday, October 21
    Tennessee @ Los Angeles New England @ Chicago Cleveland @ Tampa Bay
    Carolina @ Philadelphia Minnesota @ NY Jets Detroit @ Miami
    Buffalo @ Indianapolis Houston @ Jacksonville New Orleans @ Baltimore
    Los Angeles @ San Francisco Dallas @ Washington Cincinnati @ Kansas City
  • Monday, October 22
    NY Giants @ Atlanta
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October 15
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Vikings' goal-line stop in second quarter inspired their defense

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