Kyle Rudolph emerging as a favorite target for Sam Bradford

Kyle Rudolph emerging as a favorite target for Sam Bradford

It’s not how Kyle Rudolph envisioned, but he’s made a solid first step toward fulfilling the potential the Vikings saw when signing him to a lucrative five-year extension in 2014.
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Randy Moss still bleeds purple, likes what he sees from Sam Bradford

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Former Vikings star Randy Moss is excited to be back in the Twin Cities for Monday night's game against the New York Giants, where he'll be part of the ESPN pre-game crew.

Stats that stand out: Numbers show Vikings dominance on defense

September 29
Stats that stand out: Numbers show Vikings dominance on defense
Coach Mike Zimmer stressed before the season that he wanted to see the Vikings take the ball from their opponents more often. That's been happening so far.
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Minnesota Vikings management has wandered well into Packer Territory to secure its sole provider of hot dogs at home games for this season and the next.
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6:18pm

Access Vikings: Another tough test for running game

The Minnesota Vikings' running game continues to be an issue. They will face a tough defensive line when they play the New York Giants on Monday night.
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3:54pm

Zimmer on the Giants: 'It'll be a great test for us'

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and QB Sam Bradford spoke to the press about the upcoming game against the New York Giants. Bradford also talked about the chemistry he has with Kyle Rudolph.
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Alex Boone not practicing for the Vikings on Thursday

Boone underwent an MRI after Sunday's game and was seen with the team during Thursday’s warm-ups before walking toward the locker room at the start of practice.
Vikings
September 29

Second-year tackle Clemmings quietly making strides

Overlooked because of the exploits of the defense and special teams, T.J. Clemmings quietly showed his improvement Sunday by making sure his name wasn't mentioned in the broadcast booth.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 3 0 0 1.000 64 40 1-0 2-0
    Green Bay 2 1 0 .667 75 67 1-0 1-1
    Detroit 1 2 0 .333 81 85 0-1 1-1
    Chicago 0 3 0 .000 45 83 0-1 0-2
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 2 1 0 .667 104 91 0-1 2-0
    Tampa Bay 1 2 0 .333 70 101 0-1 1-1
    Carolina 1 2 0 .333 76 70 1-1 0-1
    New Orleans 0 3 0 .000 79 96 0-2 0-1
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 3 0 0 1.000 92 27 2-0 1-0
    NY Giants 2 1 0 .667 63 61 1-1 1-0
    Dallas 2 1 0 .667 77 60 1-1 1-0
    Washington 1 2 0 .333 68 92 0-2 1-0
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 2 1 0 .667 46 63 1-0 1-1
    Seattle 2 1 0 .667 52 37 2-0 0-1
    San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 73 83 1-0 0-2
    Arizona 1 2 0 .333 79 63 1-1 0-1
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 3 0 0 1.000 57 44 1-0 2-0
    Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 65 66 1-0 1-1
    Cincinnati 1 2 0 .333 56 75 0-1 1-1
    Cleveland 0 3 0 .000 54 84 0-1 0-2
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 2 1 0 .667 42 53 2-0 0-1
    Tennessee 1 2 0 .333 42 57 0-2 1-0
    Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 81 95 1-1 0-1
    Jacksonville 0 3 0 .000 54 84 0-2 0-1
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 3 0 0 1.000 81 45 2-0 1-0
    NY Jets 1 2 0 .333 62 78 0-1 1-1
    Miami 1 2 0 .333 64 67 1-0 0-2
    Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 71 68 1-1 0-1
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Denver 3 0 0 1.000 84 57 2-0 1-0
    Kansas City 2 1 0 .667 69 49 2-0 0-1
    Oakland 2 1 0 .667 80 79 0-1 2-0
    San Diego 1 2 0 .333 87 73 1-0 0-2
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 457
    S. Hill MIN 236
  • Rushing Yards
    J. McKinnon MIN 53
    A. Peterson MIN 50
    M. Asiata MIN 42
    S. Hill MIN 8
    C. Patterson MIN 6
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 325
    K. Rudolph MIN 166
    A. Thielen MIN 124
    C. Johnson MIN 20
    R. Ellison MIN 18
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 23
    A. Sendejo MIN 23
    H. Smith MIN 22
    L. Joseph MIN 18
    T. Waynes MIN 18
  • Interceptions
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    T. Johnson MIN 1
    E. Kendricks MIN 1
    T. Newman MIN 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 4.0
    D. Hunter MIN 3.0
    L. Joseph MIN 3.0
    B. Robison MIN 2.0
    (3) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 1062
    K. Cousins WAS 989
    M. Stafford DET 985
    M. Ryan ATL 970
    J. Winston TB 929
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 274
    D. Freeman ATL 265
    C. Michael SEA 232
    C. Hyde SF 225
    D. Johnson ARI 217
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Jones Jr. DET 408
    S. Diggs MIN 325
    M. Evans TB 301
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 280
    D. Baldwin SEA 276
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    C. Robertson NO 35
    J. Freeman CHI 34
    L. Kuechly CAR 34
    K. Alexander TB 31
    T. Jefferson ARI 30
  • Interceptions
    M. Cooper ARI 2
    R. McLeod PHI 2
    P. Peterson ARI 2
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    (27) Players 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 4.0
    K. Hyder DET 4.0
    N. Perry GB 3.5
    F. Clark SEA 3.0
    (7) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    A. Dalton CIN 938
    A. Luck IND 913
    R. Tannehill MIA 892
    D. Carr OAK 867
    B. Bortles JAX 843
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Blount NE 298
    I. Crowell CLE 274
    L. Miller HOU 269
    M. Forte NYJ 261
    D. Williams PIT 258
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Landry MIA 314
    A. Brown PIT 305
    A. Green CIN 295
    T. Hilton IND 294
    A. Cooper OAK 270
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown BUF 34
    R. Jones MIA 31
    K. Alonso MIA 30
    B. McKinney HOU 29
    (2) Players 28
  • Interceptions
    M. Peters KC 4
    C. Hayward SD 3
    J. Collins NE 2
    S. Gilmore BUF 2
    (3) Players 2
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 5.0
    L. Alexander BUF 3.0
    J. Hughes BUF 3.0
    T. Jernigan BAL 3.0
    (5) Players 3.0
  • Monday, September 26
    Atlanta 45, New Orleans 32, F
  • Thursday, September 29
    Miami @ Cincinnati
  • Sunday, October 2
    Indianapolis @ Jacksonville Detroit @ Chicago Tennessee @ Houston
    Buffalo @ New England Carolina @ Atlanta Oakland @ Baltimore
    Seattle @ NY Jets Cleveland @ Washington Denver @ Tampa Bay
    Dallas @ San Francisco Los Angeles @ Arizona New Orleans @ San Diego
    Kansas City @ Pittsburgh
  • Monday, October 3
    NY Giants @ Minnesota
  • Thursday, October 6
    Arizona @ San Francisco
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September 28

Film room: Clemmings' improved pass protection on display

Returned to starting status as the result of Matt Kalil's season-ending injury, tackle T.J. Clemmings felt he played a 'decent game' against Carolina.
Vikings
September 28
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Craig: Give credit to the Vikings for what they've accomplished

Facing two of the NFC's teams to beat, the Vikings became THE team to beat by flustering Aaron Rodgers and flattening Cam Newton.
Vikings
September 28

Everson Griffen named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week

This is Griffen’s second time winning the weekly award. The first was back in January after the division-clinching win over the Packers at Lambeau.
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September 28

Vikings guard Sirles takes Boone's loud advice to heart

Jeremiah Sirles was solid Sunday when an injury pushed him into the lineup against the Carolina Panthers. He admits he was not perfect, though, and when he did make a mistake, he could feel the glare of the man he replaced, left guard Alex Boone.
Vikings
September 28

Access Vikings: Emergence of Kyle Rudolph

Tight end Kyle Rudolph has proven to be the go-to guy for Vikings quarterbacks.
Vikings
September 28

Vikings take on all roles in order to win

Vikings players are taking on different roles in order to help the team win
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September 28

Listen: Are the Vikings the early team to beat in the NFC?

Podcast highlights -- Intro: Recapping a dominant defensive effort against the Panthers; 21:00: Interview with former NFL defensive end Stephen White. 33:00: Are the Vikings the team to beat in the NFC? 44:00: Nonsense with punter Jeff Locke. 48:00: An early look at the Giants and reader questions.
Vikings
September 27

Mark Craig's NFL power rankings

Here's Mark's weekly power rankings, with only five unbeaten teams remaining in the NFL.
Sports
September 27

Watch Adrian Peterson wake up from knee surgery -- and sing!

The Vikings star running back said 'If anyone wants to sign me to a deal just know I'm open to that."
Sports
September 27

Will the Vikings finish with 100 fewer losses than the Twins?

The Twins will have six more chances to lose in the next six days before mercifully ending this season Sunday.
Vikings
September 27

Vikings promote Willie Beavers to active roster, bring back Isaac Fruechte

The Vikings still had an open roster spot after placing running back Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday following his knee surgery.
Vikings
September 27

Zimmer says Vikings' impressive defensive stats are a product of team play

The Vikings defense rank first in sacks (15), first in takeaways (nine), third in scoring defense (13.3 points per game), and sixth in total yards allowed (295.0). They are in the top 10 against both the run and pass, too.
Vikings
September 27

They planned to rob pizza guy, but didn't count on an ex-Viking delivering it

The plan was simple : Order a pizza, rob whoever showed up to deliver the pie. But the caper did not go as the four men expected.
Vikings
September 27

Access Vikings: Stopping the run key to Vikings' success

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the defense's ability to stop the run has been a catalyst for containing strong offensive opponents.
Vikings
September 27

Bradford trade has been an early win-win for Vikings and Eagles

While you can still hold the barstool argument over whether the Vikings traded away too much for Sam Bradford, the deal has undeniably left both the Vikings and Eagles on solid ground at quarterback.
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