A common sight for Vikings fans in the 1960s and 1970s was Fred Cox kicking out of the hold of safety Paul Krause.

Kicker Fred Cox, leading scorer in Vikings history, dies at 80

In retirement, Cox became a chiropractor. He also is credited with inventing the prototype for the Nerf football during his playing career.

Has Vikings' offense caught up to (or even passed) the defense?

November 20
Has Vikings' offense caught up to (or even passed) the defense?
Defense has clearly been the Vikings’ identity since Mike Zimmer was hired as head coach in 2014. But this season's advances with the ball have created a new dimension.
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Garrett's suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

November 21
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet near the end of Thursday night's game.
Myles Garrett's goal was to be NFL's top defensive player this season. He won't finish it.
Vikings
November 21

Vikings records held by former kicker Fred Cox

Fred Cox still holds Vikings records in these categories:
Outdoors
November 21
Bud Grant and Pat Smith show off their haul.

At 92, Bud Grant still hits his mark (and has company)

Former Vikings head coach Bud Grant proved his hunting chops haven't wavered. And as this week's deer hunting photos prove there was plenty of success afield.
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
November 20
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was lifted up by offensive tackle Brian O’Neill after he scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Denver.

Vikings GM Spielman on Cook: 'He just has a unique trait'

The Vikings have been able to put Dalvin Cook in the zone scheme he ran at Florida State, and he's averaged 4.8 yards per carry this season as the Vikings head into their bye week.
Vikings
November 20
Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.

Will Stefanski's good reputation lead to improving his station in the NFL?

What are the chances that another NFL team will come after Vikings' offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski for its head coaching job? "Kevin's got a bright future," Vikings assistant head coach Gary Kubiak said.
Vikings
November 20
Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka had some choice words for QB Jim Harbaugh after his fourth-quarter interception by the Vikings’ Todd Scott was return

Souhan: Huge comeback vs. Bears in '92 was a Vikings turning point

Sparked by a memorable comeback on Oct. 4, the Vikings finished 11-5 in 1992 and made the playoffs, setting themselves up for a decade of success that included two NFC championship games.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 8 2 0 .800 250 205 5-1 3-1
    Minnesota 8 3 0 .727 289 205 5-0 3-3
    Chicago 4 6 0 .400 169 174 2-3 2-3
    Detroit 3 6 1 .350 244 272 2-3 1-3
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 8 2 0 .800 238 199 4-1 4-1
    Carolina 5 5 0 .500 228 257 2-3 3-2
    Atlanta 3 7 0 .300 220 262 1-3 2-4
    Tampa Bay 3 7 0 .300 277 313 1-4 2-3
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 6 4 0 .600 286 197 3-2 3-2
    Philadelphia 5 5 0 .500 234 230 3-2 2-3
    NY Giants 2 8 0 .200 203 289 1-4 1-4
    Washington 1 9 0 .100 125 253 0-5 1-4
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    San Francisco 9 1 0 .900 295 155 4-1 5-0
    Seattle 8 2 0 .800 275 254 3-2 5-0
    Los Angeles 6 4 0 .600 243 198 3-2 3-2
    Arizona 3 7 1 .318 248 317 1-3 2-4
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 8 2 0 .800 341 196 4-1 4-1
    Pittsburgh 5 5 0 .500 200 202 4-2 1-3
    Cleveland 4 6 0 .400 192 228 2-3 2-3
    Cincinnati 0 10 0 .000 147 276 0-4 0-6
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 7 4 0 .636 265 249 4-1 3-3
    Indianapolis 6 5 0 .545 244 226 4-2 2-3
    Tennessee 5 5 0 .500 203 197 3-2 2-3
    Jacksonville 4 6 0 .400 189 222 2-3 2-3
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 9 1 0 .900 287 108 4-0 5-1
    Buffalo 7 3 0 .700 211 170 3-2 4-1
    NY Jets 3 7 0 .300 164 255 2-3 1-4
    Miami 2 8 0 .200 139 305 1-5 1-3
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 7 4 0 .636 308 256 2-3 5-1
    Oakland 6 4 0 .600 225 250 5-1 1-3
    Los Angeles 4 7 0 .364 224 218 2-4 2-3
    Denver 3 7 0 .300 172 197 2-3 1-4
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 2756
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1017
    A. Mattison MIN 394
    K. Cousins MIN 50
    A. Abdullah MIN 41
    S. Diggs MIN 30
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 880
    D. Cook MIN 455
    A. Thielen MIN 391
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 261
    K. Rudolph MIN 251
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 86
    H. Smith MIN 61
    A. Barr MIN 54
    D. Hunter MIN 47
    X. Rhodes MIN 47
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 3
    M. Alexander MIN 1
    A. Barr MIN 1
    E. Griffen MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 8.5
    E. Griffen MIN 7.0
    L. Joseph MIN 3.0
    I. Odenigbo MIN 3.0
    E. Wilson MIN 2.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Prescott DAL 3221
    J. Winston TB 3078
    J. Goff LAR 2783
    K. Cousins MIN 2756
    R. Wilson SEA 2737
  • Rushing Yards
    C. McCaffrey CAR 1059
    D. Cook MIN 1017
    C. Carson SEA 853
    E. Elliott DAL 833
    A. Jones GB 589
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Thomas NO 1141
    M. Evans TB 993
    C. Godwin TB 887
    A. Cooper DAL 886
    J. Jones ATL 882
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Hicks ARI 111
    B. Martinez GB 102
    B. Baker ARI 98
    B. Wagner SEA 97
    (2) Players 90
  • Interceptions
    J. Jenkins NYG 4
    M. Williams NO 4
    J. Bradberry CAR 3
    Q. Dunbar WAS 3
    (7) Players 3
  • Sacks
    C. Jones ARI 12.5
    S. Barrett TB 11.5
    P. Smith GB 10.0
    C. Jordan NO 9.5
    (3) Players 8.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers LAC 3169
    D. Watson HOU 2899
    P. Mahomes KC 2808
    T. Brady NE 2752
    D. Carr OAK 2494
  • Rushing Yards
    N. Chubb CLE 1011
    J. Jacobs OAK 923
    M. Mack IND 862
    L. Fournette JAX 854
    C. Hyde HOU 836
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Hopkins HOU 839
    T. Kelce KC 833
    J. Brown BUF 817
    C. Sutton DEN 805
    (2) Players 796
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Schobert CLE 92
    Z. Cunningham HOU 91
    T. Davis Sr. LAC 90
    R. Evans TEN 82
    N. Vigil CIN 82
  • Interceptions
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 5
    D. McCourty NE 5
    K. Byard TEN 3
    J. Collins Sr. NE 3
    (5) Players 3
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 10.5
    M. Garrett CLE 10.0
    J. Bosa LAC 8.5
    J. Allen JAX 8.0
    J. Houston IND 8.0
  • Thursday, November 21
    Houston 20, Indianapolis 17, F
  • Sunday, November 24
    NY Giants @ Chicago Carolina @ New Orleans Denver @ Buffalo
    Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati Miami @ Cleveland Tampa Bay @ Atlanta
    Detroit @ Washington Oakland @ NY Jets Seattle @ Philadelphia
    Jacksonville @ Tennessee Dallas @ New England Green Bay @ San Francisco
  • Monday, November 25
    Baltimore @ Los Angeles
  • Thursday, November 28
    Chicago @ Detroit Buffalo @ Dallas New Orleans @ Atlanta
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November 20
Minnesota Vikings' Dalvin Cook (33).

Podcast: On a two-tier NFC North, Vikings' health and bye-week honors

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings' most valuable and most disappointing players at the bye week and look around the NFC and NFC North with five games to go.
Vikings
November 19
The Minnesota Vikings offense huddled around Kirk Cousins (8).

Mark Craig's Week 12 NFL Power Rankings

Words you never thought you'd type: Vikings offense ranks six spots higher (ninth) than Vikings defense (15th).
Vikings
November 19
Gary Kubiak believes Vikings are on the right track

Gary Kubiak believes Vikings are on the right track

Vikings assistant head coach Gary Kubiak is happy with the way his first season with Minnesota has gone, and says with the players they've developed there is a bright future ahead.
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Vikings
November 19
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) and linebacker Eric Wilson (50) stopped Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay for no gain in the first half

Vikings rest up before five-game finish will decide their season

The late bye week gives the Vikings a chance to get healthy before their big December slate.
Outdoors
November 19
A birds-eye view of U.S. Bank Stadium.

Anderson: Study on stadium bird deaths waste of unnatural resources

When considered on a population level, a similar number of these birds would have died anyway, by some other means.
Vikings
November 19

What's in store for the Vikings after their bye week

Their five-game finish begins on the road against the Seahawks on Dec. 2.
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 19
A runner goes past the downtown skyline as the sun sets while running inside U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018.

U.S. Bank Stadium will open again this winter for runners and in-line skaters

ASM Global, which operates the stadium, announced that tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday through ticketmaster.com.
Vikings
November 18
Minnesota Vikings' tight end Irv Smith Jr. celebrated his touchdown in the third quarter.

Thielen's absence means more snaps for rookie Irv Smith Jr.

Smith's first NFL touchdown showed growth from the 21-year-old tight end, who read the coverage and found the open space on an apparent option route.
Vikings
November 18
No rush to victory: Vikings show they can win without their running game

No rush to victory: Vikings show they can win without their running game

The Vikings, who had just 37 yards on 18 attempts on Sunday, became just the fifth team in the NFL this season to win without rushing for 40 yards in a game.
Vikings
November 18
Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins called plays in the huddle in the first quarter.

Podcast: Historic comeback over Broncos shows Vikings' adaptability

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan provide their reactions to Sunday's 27-23 win against the Broncos.
Vikings
November 18
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – Minneapolis, MN – November 17, 2019, U.S. Bank Stadium

Mike Zimmer pleased with comeback

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was able to review the game tape from Sunday's comeback win against the Broncos and says a lot of players stepped up and contributed, with Kirk Cousins playing his best game yet.
Vikings
November 18
'Burnsie, what you got?' Tommy Kramer recalls best Vikings comeback ever

'Burnsie, what you got?' Tommy Kramer recalls best Vikings comeback ever

Kirk Cousins led one of the greatest comebacks in Vikings history on Sunday, rallying his team from a 20-0 halftime deficit in a 27-23 victory. But it was Tommy Kramer who led the best of all time in 1977.
Vikings
November 18
Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Down by 20, Vikings show plenty to rally past Denver for 27-23 win

Kirk Cousins' three second-half touchdown passes and the Vikings' defensive resolve lead to the team's biggest comeback since 1992.
Vikings
November 18
Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins looked downfield for a pass in the first quarter.

Souhan: Cousins continues mending his reputation by leading comeback

This was not your basic comeback: Kirk Cousins threw three second-half touchdown passes as the Vikings pulled off a rally that was unique in the history of the NFL.
Vikings
November 18
Stefon Diggs spoke to the media after Sunday's victory over the Denver Broncos.

Vikings voices: Postgame reaction after Sunday's victory over Denver

After Sunday's dramatic comeback victory, coach Mike Zimmer, quarterback Kirk Cousins and other Vikings players met with the media.

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