Reusse: 'Championship Sunday' was glorious for young, old Vikings fans

Reusse: 'Championship Sunday' was glorious for young, old Vikings fans

All the Purple crowd could hope last Sunday was coming out on the right side of grudges, and that turned out to be case for generations of Vikings fans.

Let's right some wrongs of Minnesota sports injustices

January 22
Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson caught what eventually became known as a ‘‘Hail Mary Pass’’ on his left hip after pushing the Vikings’ Nate Wr
If you could file a lawsuit to overturn the outcome of ONE specific injustice in ONE game in Minnesota sports history, what would it be?

New Orleans attorney files lawsuit over ending of Saints/Rams game

January 22
New Orleans attorney files lawsuit over ending of Saints/Rams game
The attorney asks NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to step in and enforce a rule that allows him to “take extreme action in the face of a grossly unfair result.”
January 21
Nine years later, Vikings fans revel in Saints' 'what-if' NFC title game loss

Nine years later, Vikings fans revel in Saints' 'what-if' NFC title game loss

Judging from Vikings-based Twitter on Sunday, fans were bathing in the luxury of New Orleans’ bitter misfortune.
January 21
Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis looked for a call after getting hit by Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman. Lewis didn’t get one.

Souhan: Missed call was bad for Saints, but the playcalling was, too

There were plenty of questionable officiating rulings in both championship games. But based on their earlier decisions, the Saints can't say they were cheated.
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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January 19
For the first time since 2015, the conference championship games feature the top two seeds in each conference. Part of the reason for that is that the

Building a wall: Strong O-lines link NFL's final four teams together

On the NFL: The last four teams standing represent the top seeds in each conference for the first time since 2015. Each team is different, yet all have much in common, including perhaps the most essential strength in football: offensive line.
January 19
Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth, Saints center Max Unger, Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher and Patriots guard Joe Thuney

How the Chiefs, Patriots, Saints and Rams built their offensive lines

Offensive line is a strength shared by the four conference finalists. Here's a look at how the Chiefs, Patriots, Saints and Rams acquired their 20 starting linemen.
January 18
Vikings grades: O'Neill a silver lining for the offensive line

Vikings grades: O'Neill a silver lining for the offensive line

The surprising emergence of rookie Brian O’Neill as a starter at right tackle was the sole bright spot in an offensive line that clearly needs more help before the 2019 season.


  • 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
  • Sunday, January 27
    AFC @ NFC
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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January 17
Gary Kubiak

Kubiak a good fit for Zimmer's coaching staff, but will it be successful?

Did Vikings coach Mike Zimmer keep his word that he'd do a better job making sure he didn't commit another John DeFilippo-sized error in hiring offensive coaches?
January 17
Mel Kiper's first 2019 mock draft has Vikings taking an offensive tackle

Mel Kiper's first 2019 mock draft has Vikings taking an offensive tackle

When the Godfather of mock drafts, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., looked at the Vikings picking 18th after missing the playoffs, he saw what a lot of people can see: An offensive line that needs help.
January 17
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has tweaked his staff already this offseason.

Hartman: Vikings offense gets a coaching makeover

Several hires, including Super Bowl winner Gary Kubiak, should help team's effectiveness.
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.
January 17
Will DeFilippo hiring in Jacksonville help Jaguars get Foles?

Will DeFilippo hiring in Jacksonville help Jaguars get Foles?

John DeFilippo was the QB coach in Philadelphia in 2017 when Nick Foles took over and helped the Eagles win the Super Bowl.
January 17
Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs, left, reached for Adam Thielen after catching a 13 yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.

Vikings grades: Thielen, Diggs were lifelines in a troubled season

Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs became only the seventh duo in NFL history to each catch 100 passes apiece in a season.
January 16
Vikings grades: Rudolph, Cook filled underwhelming roles

Vikings grades: Rudolph, Cook filled underwhelming roles

Talent wasn’t the issue for Vikings' tight ends and running backs. But opportunities and situations were consistent limits.
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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.
January 15
Other than longtime star quarterback Tom Brady (right), coach Bill Belichick, left, has experienced plenty of roster turnover with the Patriots and st

Reusse: Players (besides QB) change, yet Belichick's Patriots stay on top

We should know by now — 18 seasons after Belichick first took New England to the playoffs — that mere mortals trying to predict what the Patriots will do might as well be throwing darts at a board.
January 15
Gary Kubiak’s final game as an NFL coach was on Jan. 1, 2017. He will join the staff of Vikings coach Mike Zimmer as assistant head coach and offens

Gary Kubiak joining Vikings as assistant head coach, offensive advisor

The major makeover of the Vikings offensive coaching staff has started with the addition of Gary Kubiak, the winning coach in Super Bowl 50 with Denver, and his son Klint, who will be quarterbacks coach.
January 15
Vikings grades: Cousins' season was a bust when it mattered the most

Vikings grades: Cousins' season was a bust when it mattered the most

The Vikings collectively failed during Kirk Cousins' first season in Minnesota, with the team ranking 19th in scoring and 26th in both third downs and in red zone performance.
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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January 14
Two father-son combos with local ties are still in the hunt for a Super Bowl title. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (upper left), son of former Twi

Souhan: On second-generation pros, Nick Foles and Vikings' draft woes

A few loosely connected thoughts with local angles as the NFL playoffs wind down to the final four teams.
January 14
Vikings grades: Safety Smith leads a deep secondary

Vikings grades: Safety Smith leads a deep secondary

The Vikings defense became the NFL’s first since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1998 and 1999 to force the fewest passing touchdowns in back-to-back seasons.
January 13
John Michels in 1967.

Patrick Plus: 'You didn't want to mess with Johnny'

John Michels had 'it' as the Vikings offensive line coach over 26 seasons.
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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January 13
Kevin Stefanski met with the media Friday morning.

Vikings offensive coordinator Stefanski will 'pull everything apart'

He gets the chance to put his stamp on the Vikings offense after having his interim tag removed.
January 12
Mike Priefer

Mike Priefer leaves Vikings to be Browns special teams coordinator

Priefer's contract expired on Tuesday, and he decided to start anew in Cleveland. Issues with kickers and punters proved to be an ongoing problem
January 12
Cowboys defensive tackle Antwaun Woods (99) celebrated the a defensive stop against the Seahawks last Saturday.

From Cowboys to Chiefs … ranking the remaining NFL playoff teams' defenses

Kansas City has one of the NFL's best records despite one of its worst defenses.

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