Dan Bailey

Bailey puts his best foot forward for Vikings

Undrafted out of Oklahoma State, Dan Bailey had a remarkably accurate kicking career with Dallas but was let go and is now in a career reboot with the Vikings.

Field of screams: Chicago's turf can be among the worst

November 17
The Chicago Bears' home field can often be a house of horrors when the playing surface gets worn-in.
There were or complaints after last week's Bears game at Soldier Field against the Lions. That's a rarity for mid- to late-season games on a field players routinely rate among the five worst in the league.

Scoggins: Vikings vs. Bears has all kinds of flex appeal

November 17
Vikings running back Latavius Murray scored in the second quarter from the 1-yard line against the Bears last New Year's Eve.
Division games always carry extra significance. Division games in mid-November with first place at stake get prime-time treatment.
Vikings
November 17
Bears linebacker Khalil Mack, added at great cost in the offseason, presents a special challenge first to offensive linemen and then to quarterbacks.

Vikings-Bears preview: Chicago boasts a new swagger

Things won't come easy for the Vikings at Soldier Field against a high-flying Bears offense and a defense that leads the league in takeaways.
Vikings
November 17

Most accurate field goal kickers in NFL history

Dan Bailey is fourth on the all-time list.
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
November 17

Five NFL Week 11 story lines

What to watch for in the NFL on Sunday.
Vikings
November 17

Mike Zimmer's Vikings vs. Bears rests on turnovers

Much like giveaways have contributed to Zimmer's 4-5 record against Detroit, takeaways have helped his 6-2 overall mark against the Bears.
Vikings
November 17

NFL beyond Week 11

Each week, Mark Craig goes behind the scenes with Vikings players and coaches.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Chicago 6 3 0 .667 269 175 4-1 2-2
    Minnesota 5 3 1 .611 221 204 3-2 2-1
    Green Bay 4 5 1 .450 247 243 4-0 0-5
    Detroit 3 6 0 .333 202 244 2-2 1-4
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 8 1 0 .889 330 232 3-1 5-0
    Carolina 6 3 0 .667 241 232 5-0 1-3
    Atlanta 4 5 0 .444 244 254 3-2 1-3
    Tampa Bay 3 6 0 .333 232 291 2-2 1-4
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Washington 6 3 0 .667 176 175 3-2 3-1
    Dallas 4 5 0 .444 181 171 3-1 1-4
    Philadelphia 4 5 0 .444 198 183 2-3 2-2
    NY Giants 2 7 0 .222 177 228 0-4 2-3
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 9 1 0 .900 335 231 5-0 4-1
    Seattle 5 5 0 .500 246 216 2-2 3-3
    Arizona 2 7 0 .222 124 225 1-4 1-3
    San Francisco 2 8 0 .200 230 266 2-3 0-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 6 2 1 .722 279 209 3-2 3-0
    Cincinnati 5 4 0 .556 235 288 3-2 2-2
    Baltimore 4 5 0 .444 213 160 2-2 2-3
    Cleveland 3 6 1 .350 218 263 3-2 0-4
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 6 3 0 .667 216 184 3-1 3-2
    Tennessee 5 4 0 .556 168 151 3-1 2-3
    Indianapolis 4 5 0 .444 260 239 2-2 2-3
    Jacksonville 3 6 0 .333 160 199 2-3 1-3
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 7 3 0 .700 280 236 5-0 2-3
    Miami 5 5 0 .500 199 256 4-1 1-4
    Buffalo 3 7 0 .300 137 251 1-3 2-4
    NY Jets 3 7 0 .300 208 254 2-3 1-4
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 9 1 0 .900 353 240 5-0 4-1
    Los Angeles 7 2 0 .778 240 186 3-1 4-1
    Denver 3 6 0 .333 205 213 2-3 1-3
    Oakland 1 8 0 .111 147 272 1-4 0-4
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 2685
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 417
    D. Cook MIN 187
    K. Cousins MIN 81
    M. Boone MIN 47
    S. Diggs MIN 36
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 947
    S. Diggs MIN 587
    K. Rudolph MIN 349
    L. Treadwell MIN 253
    L. Murray MIN 132
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 60
    H. Smith MIN 47
    D. Hunter MIN 43
    L. Joseph MIN 31
    S. Richardson MIN 30
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 3
    A. Harris MIN 1
    H. Hill MIN 1
    M. Hughes MIN 1
    (2) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 11.5
    M. Alexander MIN 3.0
    H. Smith MIN 3.0
    S. Weatherly MIN 3.0
    E. Griffen MIN 2.5
  • Passing Yards
    J. Goff LAR 3134
    A. Rodgers GB 3073
    M. Ryan ATL 3015
    K. Cousins MIN 2685
    D. Brees NO 2601
  • Rushing Yards
    T. Gurley II LAR 988
    E. Elliott DAL 831
    A. Peterson WAS 672
    M. Breida SF 632
    S. Barkley NYG 586
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1040
    D. Adams GB 953
    M. Thomas NO 950
    A. Thielen MIN 947
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 858
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Martinez GB 84
    C. Littleton LAR 83
    M. Foster WAS 79
    J. Hicks PHI 78
    F. Warner SF 76
  • Interceptions
    D. Kazee ATL 5
    K. Fuller CHI 4
    D. Jackson CAR 4
    D. Swearinger Sr. WAS 4
    (6) Players 3
  • Sacks
    A. Donald LAR 12.5
    D. Hunter MIN 11.5
    F. Clark SEA 10.0
    C. Jones ARI 8.5
    (2) Players 8.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Mahomes KC 3150
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 2888
    T. Brady NE 2748
    A. Luck IND 2472
    J. Flacco BAL 2465
  • Rushing Yards
    J. Conner PIT 771
    K. Hunt KC 754
    M. Gordon III LAC 672
    P. Lindsay DEN 591
    N. Chubb CLE 579
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Hopkins HOU 894
    T. Hill KC 891
    T. Kelce KC 787
    J. Smith-Schuster PIT 762
    E. Sanders DEN 707
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Leonard IND 97
    K. Alonso MIA 89
    A. Hitchens KC 80
    A. Williamson NYJ 78
    T. Smith Sr. JAX 73
  • Interceptions
    K. Alonso MIA 3
    J. Bates III CIN 3
    X. Howard MIA 3
    D. King II LAC 3
    (5) Players 3
  • Sacks
    D. Ford KC 9.0
    M. Garrett CLE 9.0
    V. Miller DEN 9.0
    J. Watt HOU 9.0
    (2) Players 8.0
  • Thursday, November 15
    Seattle 27, Green Bay 24, F
  • Sunday, November 18
    Cincinnati @ Baltimore Carolina @ Detroit Tennessee @ Indianapolis
    Dallas @ Atlanta Tampa Bay @ NY Giants Houston @ Washington
    Pittsburgh @ Jacksonville Denver @ Los Angeles Oakland @ Arizona
    Philadelphia @ New Orleans Minnesota @ Chicago
  • Monday, November 19
    Kansas City @ Los Angeles
  • Thursday, November 22
    Chicago @ Detroit Washington @ Dallas Atlanta @ New Orleans
  • Sunday, November 25
    Cleveland @ Cincinnati Seattle @ Carolina Jacksonville @ Buffalo
    Oakland @ Baltimore San Francisco @ Tampa Bay NY Giants @ Philadelphia
    New England @ NY Jets Arizona @ Los Angeles Pittsburgh @ Denver
    Miami @ Indianapolis Green Bay @ Minnesota
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November 17
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky

Is Trubisky a real deal QB for the Bears?

The Bears have been one of the NFL's biggest surprises, and their 6-3 start has been fueled by one of the league's biggest individual surprises: the play of second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
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November 17
Brandon Williams (26) was stopped by Vikings defensive back George Iloka (23).

Vikings know NFL offenses have been flummoxing defenses

Vikings Insider: Bears will present a challenge on Sunday using a voluminous playbook and mobile quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Vikings
November 17
Tom Compton

Vikings could have offensive line intact against Bears

Tom Compton and Mike Remmers are possibilities to return to the unit for Sunday night's game.
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November 17
President Donald Trump awards former professional football player and Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Alan Page the Medal of Freedom during

Trump honors Minnesota's Alan Page with Medal of Freedom

The retired state Supreme Court justice, Vikings legend and tireless philanthropist was among seven honored in a White House ceremony with the nation's most prestigious civilian honor.
Vikings
November 16
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught an 11-yard pass while covered by Chicago Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd last October.

Access Vikings: Playing in Chicago has proven troublesome

Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer are split on who will win in week eleven as Chicago will be a big challenge for Minnesota and they've had little success at Soldier Field in the past.
Nation
November 16
President Donald Trump awards former professional football player and Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Alan Page the Medal of Freedom during

Alan Page honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

U.S. President Donald Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to football stars Roger Staubach and Alan Page as well as posthumous medals to American legends Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth.
The TCO Performance Center. ] AARON LAVINSKY � aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com Previewing Vikings training camp in Eagan with double-truck including
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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
November 16
Hartman: Can Gophers make first bowl game under P.J. Fleck?

Hartman: Can Gophers make first bowl game under P.J. Fleck?

The Gophers game with Northwestern on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium has become a huge contest in what once seemed like a lost season.
Vikings
November 16
Packers fans angry at coach Mike McCarthy (again) after loss

Packers fans angry at coach Mike McCarthy (again) after loss

In two critical moments, the Packers coach made questionable decisions.during Thursday night's loss to Seattle, which dropped Green Bay to 4-5-1.
Vikings
November 16
Minnesota Vikings fans cheered in the fourth quarter.

Everything you need to follow Sunday's Vikings-Bears game

Play-by-play, depth charts, a Live Blog and more are a click away to help you follow Sunday's NFC North game between the Vikings and Chicago.
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
November 16
Minnesota Vikings guard Colby Gossett, left, and tackle Brian O'Neill run a blocking drill during the first day of training camp. O’Neill will make

Talk the talk, block the block: Vikings' rookie O'Neill holds his own

Vikings rookie tackle Brian O'Neill is willing to mix it up, physically and verbally, on the field. "He talks more stuff than any human being I know," his high school coach said.
Vikings
November 16
Chad Beebe caught a pass in the first quarter.

Beebe goes from scout-team star to sneaky weapon for Vikings

As much as he learned from his father Don about the nuances of playing wide receiver in the NFL, Chad Beebe didn't inherit his dad’s most notable attribute.
Vikings
November 16
Dalvin Cook had a 70-yard run against Detroit.

Cook should be 'full-go' for Vikings against Bears

After a strong game against Detroit, and a bye week, second-year pro Dalvin Cook could get more work Sunday night at Chicago.
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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November 16
Stephen Weatherly.

Hartman: Vikings' salary cap helped by late picks

Stars gets the big bucks, but drafting Stephen Weatherly and Jayron Kearse in later rounds has paid off, too.
Vikings
November 15
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen picked up a first down and was pushed out of bounds by Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara last season.

Vikings players eager to play vs. 'smart' Bears on Sunday night

Vikings players Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph met with the media on Thursday to discuss Sunday night's big NFC North tilt with the division-leading Bears.
Vikings
November 15
Rudolph says Chicago is 'very hungry for success'

Rudolph says Chicago is 'very hungry for success'

The theme of Week 11 looks to be the difficulty of playing against Chicago linebacker Khalil Mack, and Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph knows he's going to have his work cut out for him.

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