Vikings take over first with just enough offense, dominant defense

Vikings take over first with just enough offense, dominant defense

On Sunday, in a 24-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens, the Vikings made perhaps their best statement about what they can do when their offense is self-sufficient.

Souhan: Murray just latest sign Vikings' offensive line is new and improved

October 22
Souhan: Murray just latest sign Vikings' offensive line is new and improved
What the Vikings needed on Sunday was a between-the-tackles workhorse, and Murray rushed 18 times for 113 yards. The offensive line was a big part of the reason.

Scoggins: With stars playing unselfishly, Vikings' defense is suffocating opponents

October 22
Scoggins: With stars playing unselfishly, Vikings' defense is suffocating opponents
Their defense is cohesive, stingy, physically intimidating and a bunch of other superlatives that point directly to cumulative talent.
Super Bowl LII
1:01am

Timberlake to play Super Bowl halftime show

Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl LII halftime show for the big game taking place in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, it was announced on NBC's "Sunday Night Football."
Vikings
12:18am

Vikings have injury scares along the offensive line

Coach Mike Zimmer said he doesn't think Riley Reiff's injury is "anything serious."
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Vikings
October 22

Hartman: Vikings defense might be best unit in NFL

There might not be a better unit on either side of the ball in the NFL than the Vikings defense.
Vikings
October 22

Vikings stamped out Ravens' run game, their best chance of winning

Some Vikings believe this is the team's best run defense in the Mike Zimmer era.
Vikings
October 22

Kai Forbath's six field goals don't trump six Vikings extra points, but still special

Kai Forbath's field goals highlighted a special day for special teams, including big Marcus Sherels returns.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 5 2 0 .714 146 119 4-1 1-1
    Green Bay 4 3 0 .571 164 161 3-1 1-2
    Detroit 3 3 0 .500 161 149 1-2 2-1
    Chicago 3 4 0 .429 122 151 2-2 1-2
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 4 2 0 .667 171 133 1-1 3-1
    Carolina 4 3 0 .571 131 139 1-2 3-1
    Atlanta 3 3 0 .500 128 132 1-2 2-1
    Tampa Bay 2 4 0 .333 145 151 2-1 0-3
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 5 1 0 .833 165 122 2-0 3-1
    Washington 3 2 0 .600 117 113 2-1 1-1
    Dallas 3 3 0 .500 165 142 1-2 2-1
    NY Giants 1 6 0 .143 112 156 0-3 1-3
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 5 2 0 .714 212 138 2-2 3-0
    Seattle 4 2 0 .667 134 94 2-0 2-2
    Arizona 3 4 0 .429 119 191 2-1 1-3
    San Francisco 0 7 0 .000 123 186 0-3 0-4
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 5 2 0 .714 147 116 2-1 3-1
    Baltimore 3 4 0 .429 130 148 1-2 2-2
    Cincinnati 2 4 0 .333 98 112 1-2 1-2
    Cleveland 0 7 0 .000 103 169 0-4 0-3
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 4 3 0 .571 158 173 2-1 2-2
    Jacksonville 4 3 0 .571 183 110 1-2 3-1
    Houston 3 3 0 .500 177 147 2-2 1-1
    Indianapolis 2 5 0 .286 119 222 2-2 0-3
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 5 2 0 .714 195 166 2-2 3-0
    Buffalo 4 2 0 .667 119 101 3-0 1-2
    Miami 4 2 0 .667 92 112 2-1 2-1
    NY Jets 3 4 0 .429 137 161 2-1 1-3
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 5 2 0 .714 207 161 2-1 3-1
    Denver 3 3 0 .500 108 118 3-1 0-2
    Los Angeles 3 4 0 .429 137 131 1-3 2-1
    Oakland 3 4 0 .429 155 156 2-2 1-2
  • Passing Yards
    C. Keenum MIN 1322
    S. Bradford MIN 382
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 354
    J. McKinnon MIN 237
    L. Murray MIN 210
    C. Keenum MIN 64
    A. Thielen MIN 11
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 529
    S. Diggs MIN 395
    K. Rudolph MIN 244
    J. McKinnon MIN 131
    L. Treadwell MIN 121
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 52
    A. Barr MIN 42
    A. Sendejo MIN 42
    T. Waynes MIN 40
    H. Smith MIN 36
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 3
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    X. Rhodes MIN 1
    A. Sendejo MIN 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 9.0
    D. Hunter MIN 3.0
    L. Joseph MIN 1.5
    H. Smith MIN 1.5
    (5) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    C. Palmer ARI 1978
    J. Goff LAR 1719
    C. Newton CAR 1687
    D. Brees NO 1652
    J. Winston TB 1643
  • Rushing Yards
    T. Gurley II LAR 627
    J. Howard CHI 560
    E. Elliott DAL 540
    C. Hyde SF 428
    D. Freeman ATL 425
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 529
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 494
    P. Garcon SF 483
    J. Jones ATL 466
    M. Evans TB 459
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Martinez GB 63
    T. Branch ARI 56
    E. Kendricks MIN 52
    Z. Brown WAS 50
    (4) Players 49
  • Interceptions
    A. Bethea ARI 3
    D. Randall GB 3
    D. Slay DET 3
    H. Smith MIN 3
    K. Vaccaro NO 3
  • Sacks
    D. Lawrence DAL 9.5
    E. Griffen MIN 9.0
    C. Jones ARI 8.0
    J. Peppers CAR 6.5
    A. Hicks CHI 6.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady NE 2208
    A. Smith KC 1979
    P. Rivers LAC 1816
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 1745
    J. McCown NYJ 1583
  • Rushing Yards
    K. Hunt KC 717
    L. Bell PIT 684
    L. Fournette JAX 596
    J. Ajayi MIA 442
    M. Gordon LAC 394
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 765
    A. Green CIN 545
    B. Cooks NE 537
    T. Hill KC 515
    T. Hilton IND 512
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    C. Mosley BAL 64
    D. Davis NYJ 59
    C. Kirksey CLE 59
    T. Smith JAX 58
    (2) Players 57
  • Interceptions
    K. Byard TEN 4
    M. Hyde BUF 4
    B. Carr BAL 3
    T. Gipson JAX 3
    (2) Players 3
  • Sacks
    C. Campbell JAX 10.0
    M. Ingram LAC 8.5
    J. Bosa LAC 7.5
    V. Miller DEN 7.0
    Y. Ngakoue JAX 6.5
  • Sunday, October 22
    Chicago 17, Carolina 3, F New Orleans 26, Green Bay 17, F Minnesota 24, Baltimore 16, F
    Buffalo 30, Tampa Bay 27, F Tennessee 12, Cleveland 9, F Jacksonville 27, Indianapolis 0, F
    Miami 31, NY Jets 28, F Los Angeles 33, Arizona 0, F Dallas 40, San Francisco 10, F
    Los Angeles 21, Denver 0, F Pittsburgh 29, Cincinnati 14, F Seattle 24, NY Giants 7, F
    New England 23, Atlanta 7, F
  • Monday, October 23
    Washington @ Philadelphia
  • Thursday, October 26
    Miami @ Baltimore
  • Sunday, October 29
    Minnesota @ Cleveland Chicago @ New Orleans Oakland @ Buffalo
    Indianapolis @ Cincinnati Los Angeles @ New England Atlanta @ NY Jets
    San Francisco @ Philadelphia Carolina @ Tampa Bay Houston @ Seattle
    Dallas @ Washington Pittsburgh @ Detroit
  • Monday, October 30
    Denver @ Kansas City
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October 22

Vikings five extra points: Andrew Sendejo's hit, Adam Thielen's temper, Laquon Treadwell's miss

The scariest play of the game came when Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo delivered a crushing blow to the head of former Vikings receiver Mike Wallace.
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October 22

At Vikings game, rally against police violence draws boos, raised fingers

Organizer said idea was to raise awareness about police-involved shootings.
Vikings
October 22

Vikings vs. Ravens game balls: Latavius Murray has his breakout game

Latavius Murray, Vikings running backFinally, his breakout game. Murray finished with 113 yards on 18 carries, including a 29-yard touchdown.Kai Forbath, Vikings kickerPoints are points,…
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October 22
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Souhan's rapid reaction: Victory was necessary and unimpressive

Vikings beat the Ravens, move to 5-2 with the Browns on the horizon
Vikings
October 22

Your turn: Grade the Vikings performance vs. the Ravens

It's time to grade the Vikings' performance Sunday on offense, defense, special teams and coaching.
Vikings
October 22
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Links to team updates, rosters, statistics, our Live Blog and more. Click here for a guide to Sunday's game between the Vikings and Baltimore.
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October 22

Souhan: Violent hits like Barr's on Rodgers hurt players, NFL

With one hit last week, Anthony Barr altered the balance of power in the NFC North. Let's not pretend that's a good thing, even if you're a Vikings fan.
Vikings
October 22

LT Riley Reiff active for Vikings vs. Ravens, WR Michael Floyd is not

The Vikings will have left tackle Riley Reiff on Sunday against the Ravens. Reiff was questionable after he was added to the injury report Friday…
Vikings
October 21

Zimmer's tales of Woodson prod Smith to new heights

Mike Zimmer has seen safety played exactly the way he wants Harrison Smith to play it, and that was by a guy who played for him in Dallas.
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October 21

Craig's NFL Week 7 storylines: Patriots-Falcons rematch headlines the lineup

A look around the league entering Week 7.
Vikings
October 21

Hartman: Solid Vikings defense will remain a force for years

The future of the Vikings has already been laid with the signings of Xavier Rhodes, Everson Griffen, Harrison Smith and Linval Joseph to multiyear contracts that have them under team control until 2021.
Vikings
October 21

Ravens at Vikings: Vikings will beat the Ravens if ...

The Ravens have six takeaways in three road games, and their best chance to get a third road victory is to create a couple of turnovers on Sunday. Short of that, the Vikings should handle an inconsistent Baltimore offense and get to 5-2.
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October 21

Road to Minneapolis: Mark Craig's hottest Super Bowl contenders

Which of the NFL's 13 two-loss teams have the best chance of reaching the Super Bowl?
Vikings
October 21

Craig: Hundley, not Kaepernick, is Packers' back-up plan. But what if ...

Would the Packers rethink signing Colin Kaepernick if current quarterback Brett Hundley gets hurt? They'd almost have to consider him.
Vikings
October 21

Vikings defense has come a long way since 2013 wild affair vs. Ravens

The unit has greatly improved its play in the final two minutes of a game.

NFL Scoreboard

  • Carolina

    Chicago

     

    - F

    3

    17

  • New Orleans

    Green Bay

     

    - F

    26

    17

  • Baltimore

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    16

    24

  • Tampa Bay

    Buffalo

     

    - F

    27

    30

  • Tennessee

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    12

    9

  • Jacksonville

    Indianapolis

     

    - F

    27

    0

  • NY Jets

    Miami

     

    - F

    28

    31

  • Arizona

    Los Angeles

     

    - F

    0

    33

  • Dallas

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    40

    10

  • Denver

    Los Angeles

     

    - F

    0

    21

  • Cincinnati

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    14

    29

  • Seattle

    NY Giants

     

    - F

    24

    7

  • Atlanta

    New England

     

    - F

    7

    23