Time has come for Super Bowl quarterbacks Mahomes, Garoppolo

Time has come for Super Bowl quarterbacks Mahomes, Garoppolo

Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo give Super Bowl LIV a fresh look. In 54 Super Bowls, this duo ranks third in youth, tied for sixth in playoff inexperience and tied for first in fewest career starts.

Grading the Vikings: Offensive line improved, but talent gap still clear

January 25
Grading the Vikings: Offensive line improved, but talent gap still clear
The talent gap between the Vikings offensive line and the NFC’s best defensive lines was especially evident in losses to the 49ers, Packers and Bears.

Kubiak to face big decisions in new role as Vikings offensive coordinator

January 24
Gary Kubiak during the Vikings’ season finale at U.S. Bank Stadium on Dec. 29.
While Gary Kubiak's new role gives the Vikings' scheme some continuity, his latest turn as an NFL play-caller will come with some big decisions about how the team should proceed.
Vikings
January 25

Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo join other Super Bowl greenhorns

Super Bowl LIV will mark the first time that both starting quarterbacks will have had fewer than 32 career regular-season starts.
Vikings
January 24
Vikings assistant GM Paton withdraws from Browns GM search

Vikings assistant GM Paton withdraws from Browns GM search

Vikings assistant general manager George Paton withdrew from consideration as the Cleveland Browns continue interviews for their next general manager, a league source confirmed.
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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Vikings
January 23
Grading the Vikings: Cousins has best season. Was it worth $100 million?

Grading the Vikings: Cousins has best season. Was it worth $100 million?

Kirk Cousins is positioned well for possible extension talks this offseason entering the final year of a three-year, $84 million contract. How much can he get?
Vikings
January 23
Former Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards.

Vikings coaching moves: Edwards could go to Dallas, another assistant gone

The Cowboys hired Mike Nolan to be their defensive coordinator, but George Edwards could land with the team in a different capacity.
Vikings
January 23
Hartman: Super Bowl stories for Mahomes, Shanahan started in Twin Cities

Hartman: Super Bowl stories for Mahomes, Shanahan started in Twin Cities

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan were born here when their dads were working for the Twins and Gophers.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 376 313 7-1 6-2
    Minnesota 10 6 0 .625 407 303 6-2 4-4
    Chicago 8 8 0 .500 280 298 4-4 4-4
    Detroit 3 12 1 .219 341 423 2-6 1-6
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 13 3 0 .813 458 341 6-2 7-1
    Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 381 399 3-5 4-4
    Tampa Bay 7 9 0 .438 458 449 2-6 5-3
    Carolina 5 11 0 .313 340 470 2-6 3-5
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 9 7 0 .563 385 354 5-3 4-4
    Dallas 8 8 0 .500 434 321 5-3 3-5
    NY Giants 4 12 0 .250 341 451 2-6 2-6
    Washington 3 13 0 .188 266 435 1-7 2-6
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    San Francisco 13 3 0 .813 479 310 6-2 7-1
    Seattle 11 5 0 .688 405 398 4-4 7-1
    Los Angeles 9 7 0 .563 394 364 5-3 4-4
    Arizona 5 10 1 .344 361 442 2-5 3-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 14 2 0 .875 531 282 7-1 7-1
    Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 289 303 5-3 3-5
    Cleveland 6 10 0 .375 335 393 4-4 2-6
    Cincinnati 2 14 0 .125 279 420 2-6 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 10 6 0 .625 378 385 5-3 5-3
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 402 331 4-4 5-3
    Indianapolis 7 9 0 .438 361 373 5-3 2-6
    Jacksonville 6 10 0 .375 300 397 3-5 3-5
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 12 4 0 .750 420 225 6-2 6-2
    Buffalo 10 6 0 .625 314 259 4-4 6-2
    NY Jets 7 9 0 .438 276 359 5-3 2-6
    Miami 5 11 0 .313 306 494 3-5 2-6
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 451 308 5-3 7-1
    Denver 7 9 0 .438 282 316 5-3 2-6
    Oakland 7 9 0 .438 313 419 5-3 2-6
    Los Angeles 5 11 0 .313 337 345 2-6 3-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 3603
    S. Mannion MIN 126
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Mattison MIN 462
    M. Boone MIN 273
    A. Abdullah MIN 115
    K. Cousins MIN 63
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 1130
    D. Cook MIN 519
    A. Thielen MIN 418
    K. Rudolph MIN 367
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 311
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 110
    H. Smith MIN 85
    A. Barr MIN 79
    D. Hunter MIN 70
    X. Rhodes MIN 63
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    H. Smith MIN 3
    M. Alexander MIN 1
    A. Barr MIN 1
    (4) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    I. Odenigbo MIN 7.0
    J. Johnson MIN 3.5
    (3) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    J. Winston TB 5109
    D. Prescott DAL 4902
    J. Goff LAR 4638
    M. Ryan ATL 4466
    R. Wilson SEA 4110
  • Rushing Yards
    C. McCaffrey CAR 1387
    E. Elliott DAL 1357
    C. Carson SEA 1230
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Jones GB 1084
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Thomas NO 1725
    J. Jones ATL 1394
    C. Godwin TB 1333
    K. Golladay DET 1190
    A. Cooper DAL 1189
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 159
    B. Martinez GB 155
    J. Hicks ARI 150
    B. Baker ARI 147
    L. Kuechly CAR 144
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    J. Jenkins NO 5
    K. King GB 5
    Q. Dunbar WAS 4
    (2) Players 4
  • Sacks
    S. Barrett TB 19.5
    C. Jones ARI 19.0
    C. Jordan NO 15.5
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    Z. Smith GB 13.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers LAC 4615
    T. Brady NE 4057
    D. Carr OAK 4054
    P. Mahomes KC 4031
    D. Watson HOU 3852
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 1540
    N. Chubb CLE 1494
    L. Jackson BAL 1206
    L. Fournette JAX 1152
    J. Jacobs OAK 1150
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Kelce KC 1229
    D. Parker MIA 1202
    K. Allen LAC 1199
    J. Landry CLE 1174
    D. Hopkins HOU 1165
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Cunningham HOU 137
    T. Davis DEN 134
    J. Schobert CLE 133
    J. Baker MIA 124
    A. Walker IND 123
  • Interceptions
    S. Gilmore NE 6
    T. White BUF 6
    K. Byard TEN 5
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 5
    (4) Players 5
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 14.5
    J. Bosa LAC 11.5
    B. Dupree PIT 11.5
    J. Houston IND 11.0
    J. Allen JAX 10.5
  • Sunday, January 26
    NFC @ AFC
  • Sunday, February 2
    San Francisco @ Kansas City
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January 22
Packers' head coach questions team's 'effort' in loss to San Francisco

Packers' head coach questions team's 'effort' in loss to San Francisco

“They definitely outcoached us,” Matt LaFleur said. “I just didn’t feel like we played with the same urgency, the same tenacity, the same toughness."
Vikings
January 21
Five Vikings added to Pro Bowl, including Cousins and Rhodes

Five Vikings added to Pro Bowl, including Cousins and Rhodes

Three of the Vikings, including cornerback Xavier Rhodes, are being added as replacements for San Francisco players who are going to the Super Bowl.
Vikings
January 21
Grading the Vikings: Season of adjustment for Diggs and Rudolph

Grading the Vikings: Season of adjustment for Diggs and Rudolph

Perhaps no players braced for more change during the Vikings’ latest offensive playbook transition than receivers and tight ends. How did that go?
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Vikings
January 20
Grading the Vikings: Cook's breakout sets up payday; will Vikings buy in?

Grading the Vikings: Cook's breakout sets up payday; will Vikings buy in?

A look at how the Vikings backfield sets up in for 2020 is the first in our eight-part series grading the 2019 team and looking ahead to how the future could shape up.
Vikings
January 20
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook led a flock of teammates prior to the Dec. 8 game vs. Detroit.

The Vikings in 2020: Who's back, and who's gone?

Here is a position-by-position, player-by-player breakdown of the 2019 roster, with beat writer Ben Goessling's early predictions for how the roster will look in 2020.
Vikings
January 20
What did we learn about the Vikings from Green Bay's title game defeat?

What did we learn about the Vikings from Green Bay's title game defeat?

Vikings fans tend to have a fluid second-favorite team: whatever team is playing the Packers that week. That allegiance was amplified Sunday
Vikings
January 20
Chiefs coach Andy Reid, left, and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will provide two of the story lines leading up to Super Bowl LIV.

Souhan: Past, present story lines raise interest in 49ers-Chiefs

There's plenty of local angles and trends to gnaw on for the next two weeks as Super Bowl LIV approaches. Pat and Patrick Mahomes, for example.
Vikings
January 20
Ham named to first Pro Bowl as alternate, replacing 49ers fullback

Ham named to first Pro Bowl as alternate, replacing 49ers fullback

The San Francisco 49ers’ 37-20 win in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game over the Green Bay Packers is sending at least one Vikings player to the Pro Bowl.
Vikings
January 18
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur

NFL conference championship games take on a new look

Sunday's NFL conference championship games are chock full of fuzzy young faces and fresh story lines that have burst to life now that the Patriots are out of the mix.
Duluth
January 18
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers answers questions from the media Friday Jan. 17, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers will play the San Fr

In Twin Ports, Packers' success sparks lively smack talk

"I'd be hearing about it forever," Duluth-Superior Vikings fans say of having Green Bay in the Super Bowl.
Vikings
January 18
Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs would be a nice catch in the NFL draft.

What positional upgrade would do the Vikings the most good?

Most fans can agree the Vikings had an objectively successful season but that there's still a hump they need to get over.
Vikings
January 17
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers downplays NFC title-game pressure

Aaron Rodgers expects the Packers to be "nice and loose" for Sunday's game. The Green Bay quarterback knows, though, that the 49ers present reason for concern.
Vikings
January 15
Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes

Vikings cornerback Hughes sustained broken neck vertebra

Mike Hughes was first listed on the Vikings' injury report with a neck injury after the team's Week 17 game against the Bears; he played 28 of the team's 75 snaps in the game
Vikings
January 15
The Packers Za'darius Smith sacked Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins on Dec. 23.

Hartman: Vikings trail rival Packers in talent, cap space

Tough roster choices are ahead for the Vikings, needed to free up salary and see if developing players are ready. Overall, the Packers appear to have a more competitive roster than the Vikings' from top to bottom.
Vikings
January 15
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins met San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after Saturday’s playoff game.

Vikings need to stay off the road to stay in the playoffs

Missteps during the regular season meant the No. 6 seed for the Vikings in the NFC playoffs, which led to a path that was too rough for them to handle.

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