Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) scored on a one-yard run in the second quarter.

Vikings running game cooks Raiders all the way through

Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison ran for touchdowns as the Vikings had 211 yards rushing and, for the second time playing at home, didn't throw a pass in ther fourth quarter.

Souhan: Cook's excellence has made him the face of the Vikings

September 22
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook celebrated a first down in the third quarter.
Dalvin Cook is the Vikings' best player, athlete, stratagem and blemish-obscurer. "We're riding his coattails,'' receiver Adam Thielen said.

Defensive line pays tribute to 'Purple People Eaters' with its play

September 22
The 1969 Vikings defensive line -- Jim Marshall, Alan Page, Gary Larsen and Carl Eller -- was known as the Purple People Eaters. This photo was taken
Sunday's halftime celebration was nice, but the best tribute to the 1969 Vikings came early in the second quarter when a visiting quarterback got spooked by their 2019 counterparts.

Injured Barr sits out for Vikings, but other linebackers stand tall

September 22
Eric Wilson led all defenders with 11 combined tackles, including two sacks; Eric Kendricks played a big part in shutting down Oakland's attempt at a run game.

Hartman: Impressive win over Oakland will quiet Vikings doubters

September 22
The fact is that the Vikings have played 16 bad minutes this season, when they gave up 21 points to the Packers r last weekend.

Vikings voices: Key players, Zimmer break down the victory

September 22
Vikings players react to Sunday's victory over the Raiders, in which the running game played such a major role that even Adam Thielen ran for a score.

Cornerback Hughes returns, but isn't a fan of his knee brace

September 22
Hughes played with a knee brace and was a little rusty, but hadn't been in a game for 11 months.
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With 'clean edges' present, Cousins thrived on play action against Raiders

With 'clean edges' present, Cousins thrived on play action against Raiders

He hit seven of his nine play action attempts on Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus, throwing for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Vikings
September 22
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) scrambled in the second quarter.

Tracking Cousins: Quarterback returns to what Vikings want from him

The Vikings and Cousins returned to playing on their schedule, which meant fewer throws and plenty of handoffs.
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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September 22
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) threw under pressure from Oakland Raiders linebacker Kyle Wilber (58) in the third quarter.

Five extra points: Cousins' long throws were key to Vikings offense

Kirk Cousins threw only four passes for more than 20 yards, but three of them were important.
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September 22

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September 22
Cousins: A different brand of football

Cousins: A different brand of football

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins says the team is learning about new players this year and what they can do, as well as what veteran players can do under the new offensive scheme.
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September 22
Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrated after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter.

Listen: Breaking down the Vikings' domination of Oakland

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan exit the Vikings locker room and react to Sunday's 34-14 win against the Raiders. Kirk Cousins carried out the Vikings' plan well, but questions remain. We also discuss Dalvin Cook's greatness, the defense's depth and the boos raining down on Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson.
Vikings
September 22
Mike Zimmer: 'Our coaches are doing a good job scheming'

Mike Zimmer: 'Our coaches are doing a good job scheming'

The Vikings ran for 211 yards in their win over Oakland, and Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says they'll adhere to the run game as long as it continues to work for them.
Vikings
September 22
Dalvin Cook credits his teammates for big day

Dalvin Cook credits his teammates for big day

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook believes he's just scratching the surface of his running game, but knows he wouldn't have the success he's had this season without the players he says make him want to work hard for it.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 3 0 0 1.000 58 35 2-0 1-0
    Detroit 2 0 1 .833 67 61 1-0 1-0
    Minnesota 2 1 0 .667 78 47 2-0 0-1
    Chicago 1 1 0 .500 19 24 0-1 1-0
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 2 1 0 .667 72 82 1-0 1-1
    Tampa Bay 1 2 0 .333 68 77 0-2 1-0
    Atlanta 1 2 0 .333 60 75 1-0 0-2
    Carolina 1 2 0 .333 79 70 0-2 1-0
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 3 0 0 1.000 97 44 2-0 1-0
    Philadelphia 1 2 0 .333 76 78 1-1 0-1
    NY Giants 1 2 0 .333 63 94 0-1 1-1
    Washington 0 2 0 .000 48 63 0-1 0-1
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 3 0 0 1.000 77 49 1-0 2-0
    San Francisco 3 0 0 1.000 96 54 1-0 2-0
    Seattle 2 1 0 .667 76 79 1-1 1-0
    Arizona 0 2 1 .167 64 88 0-1 0-1
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 110 60 1-0 1-1
    Cleveland 1 2 0 .333 49 66 0-2 1-0
    Pittsburgh 0 3 0 .000 49 85 0-1 0-2
    Cincinnati 0 3 0 .000 54 83 0-1 0-2
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 2 1 0 .667 68 62 1-0 1-1
    Indianapolis 2 1 0 .667 70 71 1-0 1-1
    Jacksonville 1 2 0 .333 58 60 1-1 0-1
    Tennessee 1 2 0 .333 67 52 0-1 1-1
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 3 0 0 1.000 106 17 2-0 1-0
    Buffalo 3 0 0 1.000 66 47 1-0 2-0
    Miami 0 3 0 .000 16 133 0-2 0-1
    NY Jets 0 3 0 .000 33 70 0-2 0-1
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 3 0 0 1.000 101 64 1-0 2-0
    Oakland 1 2 0 .333 48 78 1-1 0-1
    Los Angeles 1 2 0 .333 60 64 1-1 0-1
    Denver 0 3 0 .000 46 67 0-1 0-2
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 502
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 375
    A. Mattison MIN 132
    K. Cousins MIN 37
    M. Boone MIN 28
    A. Abdullah MIN 10
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 173
    S. Diggs MIN 101
    D. Cook MIN 79
    C. Beebe MIN 70
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 59
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 21
    H. Smith MIN 19
    E. Wilson MIN 16
    A. Harris MIN 15
    D. Hunter MIN 15
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 2
    H. Smith MIN 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 3.0
    E. Griffen MIN 2.0
    L. Joseph MIN 2.0
    E. Wilson MIN 2.0
    A. Barr MIN 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    M. Ryan ATL 928
    D. Prescott DAL 920
    R. Wilson SEA 901
    M. Stafford DET 831
    K. Murray ARI 830
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 375
    C. McCaffrey CAR 318
    E. Elliott DAL 289
    S. Barkley NYG 237
    M. Breida SF 226
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Evans TB 279
    E. Engram NYG 277
    T. Lockett SEA 277
    C. Kupp LAR 268
    M. Thomas NO 266
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    L. Kuechly CAR 36
    J. Hicks ARI 35
    B. Wagner SEA 33
    B. Martinez GB 32
    S. Thompson CAR 28
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 2
    D. Jackson CAR 2
    J. Johnson III LAR 2
    D. Trufant ATL 2
    (23) Players 1
  • Sacks
    S. Barrett TB 8.0
    P. Smith GB 4.5
    C. Matthews LAR 4.0
    M. Addison CAR 3.5
    (6) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Mahomes KC 1195
    A. Dalton CIN 978
    P. Rivers LAC 944
    T. Brady NE 911
    L. Jackson BAL 863
  • Rushing Yards
    M. Mack IND 299
    M. Ingram II BAL 257
    N. Chubb CLE 233
    J. Jacobs OAK 228
    D. Henry TEN 210
  • Receiving Yards
    K. Allen LAC 404
    S. Watkins KC 311
    J. Ross III CIN 292
    O. Beckham Jr. CLE 288
    T. Kelce KC 284
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    T. Davis Sr. LAC 33
    D. Bush PIT 29
    T. Edmunds PIT 28
    J. Schobert CLE 27
    J. Jewell DEN 26
  • Interceptions
    D. McCourty NE 3
    J. Collins Sr. NE 2
    L. Ryan TEN 2
    T. White BUF 2
    (26) Players 1
  • Sacks
    M. Garrett CLE 6.0
    W. Mercilus HOU 4.0
    B. Mayowa OAK 3.5
    S. Tuitt PIT 3.5
    (2) Players 3.0
  • Sunday, September 22
    Dallas 31, Miami 6, F Green Bay 27, Denver 16, F Kansas City 33, Baltimore 28, F
    Minnesota 34, Oakland 14, F Buffalo 21, Cincinnati 17, F Indianapolis 27, Atlanta 24, F
    New England 30, NY Jets 14, F Detroit 27, Philadelphia 24, F Carolina 38, Arizona 20, F
    NY Giants 32, Tampa Bay 31, F Houston 27, Los Angeles 20, F New Orleans 33, Seattle 27, F
    San Francisco 24, Pittsburgh 20, F Los Angeles 20, Cleveland 13, F
  • Monday, September 23
    Chicago @ Washington
  • Thursday, September 26
    Philadelphia @ Green Bay
  • Sunday, September 29
    Carolina @ Houston Tennessee @ Atlanta Cleveland @ Baltimore
    New England @ Buffalo Kansas City @ Detroit Oakland @ Indianapolis
    Los Angeles @ Miami Washington @ NY Giants Seattle @ Arizona
    Tampa Bay @ Los Angeles Jacksonville @ Denver Minnesota @ Chicago
    Dallas @ New Orleans
  • Monday, September 30
    Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
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September 22
Mike Hughes returns: 'I was ready for everything'

Mike Hughes returns: 'I was ready for everything'

Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes returned for his first game against Oakland after recovering from a knee injury last season.
Vikings
September 22
Alexander Mattison gets first NFL touchdown

Alexander Mattison gets first NFL touchdown

Vikings running back Alexander Mattison says the team takes pride in its running game, which proved to be successful yet again in their win over Oakland.
Vikings
September 22
Adam Thielen says running game worked well

Adam Thielen says running game worked well

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen scored his first rushing touchdown in Minnesota's 34-14 win over Oakland, giving credit to the run game for helping them in Week 3.
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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September 22
Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrated after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter.

Final: Vikings defeat Oakland 34-14, move to 2-1 on season

Can the Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins recover from last weekend's loss in Green Bay? Click here for game updates, social media, Star Tribune coverage and more.
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September 22
Vikings LB Anthony Barr

Vikings-Raiders: Barr out; DB Mike Hughes to make his '19 debut

Almost exactly 11 months after injuring multiple ligaments in his left knee, Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes will return to play his first game Sunday against…
Vikings
September 22
Daniel Carlson lasted with the Vikings for only two regular-season games last year before getting released and ending up with the Raiders.

Vikings castoff Daniel Carlson returns: Isn't that just a kick?

The ousted 2018 fifth-round pick has landed on his feet with the Raiders.
Vikings
September 22
The goal posts at Metropolitan Stadium were tipped at precarious angle as happy Vikings fans worked to bring them down following their 27-7 victory ov

Vikings won 1969 NFL Championship Game but never clutched hardware

The Ed Thorp Trophy never quite made it to Minnesota, the last NFL champion before the merger with the AFL.
Vikings
September 22
Quarterback Kirk Cousins is in Year 2 of his stint with the Vikings. Jon Gruden is in Year 2 of his second stint with the Oakland Raiders. Neither is

Souhan: Big money, big trouble so far in Year 2 of Cousins, Gruden

Success is still very much possible for the Vikings QB and the Raiders coach, but they are battling high expectations and confidence-deflating starts.
Vikings
September 22
Vikings safety Harrison Smith got to the Falcons’ Ito Smith in the opener and has stood out in both games this season.

Hartman: Harrison Smith says Vikings defense has room to improve

The safety isn't satisfied with how the unit has played through two games this season.
Vikings
September 22
Jon Gruden is coaching in Minneapolis for the first time since 2005, when victory over the Vikings started Tampa Bay’s 11-5 season.

Vikings must beware being heavily favored vs. Raiders

Recall what happened a year ago against the Bills.
Vikings
September 22
The Vikings — that’s Everson Griffen grinning — were glad to see Teddy Bridgewater for an August exhibition. His popularity in New Orleans is to

On the NFL: Bridgewater needs to be bolder at quarterback to lead Saints

The ex-Vikings QB was conservative with his passes after taking over for the injured Drew Brees last week.
Vikings
September 22
Vikings kicker Dan Bailey.

Dan Bailey vs. Daniel Carlson: Tale of the tape

A comparison of the Vikings' current kicker and their former one.

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