From Elflein to Gedeon and Cook, Vikings' rookies stepped into big roles

From Elflein to Gedeon and Cook, Vikings' rookies stepped into big roles

The team's rookie corps has made an impact far surpassing that of the 2016 group.

Can Keenum convince Vikings he's their quarterback for 2018 and beyond?

December 15
Can Keenum convince Vikings he's their quarterback for 2018 and beyond?
Prevailing wisdom had been that even if Case Keenum kept playing well he was still just keeping the seat warm for Teddy Bridgewater long-term. That narrative might be changing.

Rudolph and Reiff doubtful, Mike Remmers to return

December 15
Rudolph and Reiff doubtful, Mike Remmers to return
The Vikings may be down to two tight ends Sunday against the Bengals as Kyle Rudolph missed practice for the third time this week with an ankle injury.

Bengals' generous run defense could mean big day for Vikings' ground game

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The U.S. Bank Stadium turf is tilted in the Vikings' favor on Sunday against the Bengals — if both teams continue to run the ball and defend the rush as they have this season.

U.S. Bank Stadium authority sees third transition at the top in less than a year

December 15
Chief tech consultant Jim Farstad will take reins, probably until after the Super Bowl.
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Mike Zimmer treats Children's Hospital patients to holiday shopping spree

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's charitable foundation treated patients from Children's Hospital to a $200 shopping spree at Dick's Sporting Goods on Friday night, where players like Harrison Smith, Terence Newman, Xavier Rhodes and Brian Robison helped kids choose gifts.
Vikings
December 15
Vikings fan James Diffely, 43, of Underwood, ND.

Vikings 4-1-1: Everything about Sunday's Vikings-Bengals game

Links to team updates, rosters, statistics, our Live Blog and more. Click here for a guide to Sunday's game between the Vikings and Atlanta.
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December 15

Jaguars vs. Rams: The Super Bowl LII matchup no one imagined

Is it the Super Bowl matchup that will get everyone stoked? Probably not. But the Jaguars and Rams are making some noise and could follow the sound all the way to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 10 3 0 .769 309 235 5-1 5-2
    Detroit 7 6 0 .538 338 329 2-4 5-2
    Green Bay 7 6 0 .538 285 302 4-3 3-3
    Chicago 4 9 0 .308 224 274 2-5 2-4
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 9 4 0 .692 370 263 5-1 4-3
    Carolina 9 4 0 .692 300 262 4-2 5-2
    Atlanta 8 5 0 .615 294 261 4-3 4-2
    Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 264 312 3-3 1-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 11 2 0 .846 404 250 6-0 5-2
    Dallas 7 6 0 .538 316 294 3-4 4-2
    Washington 5 8 0 .385 285 344 3-3 2-5
    NY Giants 2 11 0 .154 199 321 1-5 1-6
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 9 4 0 .692 396 265 4-3 5-1
    Seattle 8 5 0 .615 314 252 4-2 4-3
    Arizona 6 7 0 .462 231 317 4-3 2-4
    San Francisco 3 10 0 .231 228 314 1-5 2-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 11 2 0 .846 320 251 5-1 6-1
    Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 318 246 4-2 3-4
    Cincinnati 5 8 0 .385 226 271 3-4 2-4
    Cleveland 0 13 0 .000 197 335 0-7 0-6
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Jacksonville 9 4 0 .692 329 202 5-2 4-2
    Tennessee 8 5 0 .615 273 294 5-1 3-4
    Houston 4 9 0 .308 312 335 3-4 1-5
    Indianapolis 3 11 0 .214 225 368 2-5 1-6
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 10 3 0 .769 368 250 4-2 6-1
    Buffalo 7 6 0 .538 240 290 5-2 2-4
    Miami 6 7 0 .462 236 318 4-3 2-4
    NY Jets 5 8 0 .385 266 311 4-3 1-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 7 6 0 .538 329 289 4-2 3-4
    Los Angeles 7 6 0 .538 298 225 4-3 3-3
    Oakland 6 7 0 .462 264 304 4-3 2-4
    Denver 5 9 0 .357 254 328 4-3 1-6
  • Passing Yards
    C. Keenum MIN 2983
    S. Bradford MIN 382
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 586
    J. McKinnon MIN 460
    D. Cook MIN 354
    C. Keenum MIN 142
    M. Brown MIN 29
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 1161
    S. Diggs MIN 694
    K. Rudolph MIN 506
    J. McKinnon MIN 298
    L. Treadwell MIN 184
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 96
    A. Barr MIN 64
    A. Sendejo MIN 64
    H. Smith MIN 62
    T. Waynes MIN 59
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 3
    X. Rhodes MIN 2
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    M. Alexander MIN 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 13.0
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    L. Joseph MIN 3.5
    T. Johnson MIN 2.0
    H. Smith MIN 1.5
  • Passing Yards
    M. Stafford DET 3683
    D. Brees NO 3569
    R. Wilson SEA 3527
    K. Cousins WAS 3440
    J. Goff LAR 3383
  • Rushing Yards
    T. Gurley II LAR 1035
    J. Howard CHI 1032
    M. Ingram NO 971
    E. Elliott DAL 783
    C. Hyde SF 771
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1161
    A. Thielen MIN 1161
    M. Thomas NO 992
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 922
    M. Jones Jr. DET 885
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown WAS 127
    B. Martinez GB 117
    B. Wagner SEA 115
    D. Jones ATL 109
    L. Kuechly CAR 103
  • Interceptions
    D. Slay DET 5
    K. Fuller WAS 4
    D. Randall GB 4
    M. Barron LAR 3
    (17) Players 3
  • Sacks
    C. Jones ARI 14.0
    D. Lawrence DAL 13.5
    E. Griffen MIN 13.0
    C. Jordan NO 10.0
    (2) Players 9.5
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady NE 3865
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 3744
    P. Rivers LAC 3611
    A. Smith KC 3507
    D. Carr OAK 2942
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Bell PIT 1105
    K. Hunt KC 1046
    L. McCoy BUF 1007
    L. Fournette JAX 923
    C. Anderson DEN 858
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 1509
    D. Hopkins HOU 1233
    K. Allen LAC 1143
    T. Hill KC 986
    A. Green CIN 950
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Schobert CLE 120
    C. Mosley BAL 115
    C. Kirksey CLE 111
    D. Davis NYJ 110
    P. Brown BUF 107
  • Interceptions
    A. Bouye JAX 6
    K. Byard TEN 6
    M. Hyde BUF 5
    E. Weddle BAL 5
    (5) Players 4
  • Sacks
    C. Campbell JAX 12.5
    J. Bosa LAC 11.5
    Y. Ngakoue JAX 11.0
    T. Suggs BAL 11.0
    V. Miller DEN 10.0
  • Thursday, December 14
    Denver 25, Indianapolis 13, F
  • Saturday, December 16
    Chicago @ Detroit Los Angeles @ Kansas City
  • Sunday, December 17
    Cincinnati @ Minnesota NY Jets @ New Orleans Miami @ Buffalo
    Green Bay @ Carolina Baltimore @ Cleveland Houston @ Jacksonville
    Philadelphia @ NY Giants Arizona @ Washington Los Angeles @ Seattle
    Tennessee @ San Francisco New England @ Pittsburgh Dallas @ Oakland
  • Monday, December 18
    Atlanta @ Tampa Bay
  • Saturday, December 23
    Indianapolis @ Baltimore Minnesota @ Green Bay
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December 15

Souhan: Vikings must be wary as nastiest team in NFL comes to town

A lousy Cincinnati Bengals team will face one of the NFL's best success stories. Which means that one or two cheap shots from a cheap team could ruin the Vikings' season.
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December 15

Vikings promote one tight end, place another on injured reserve

The Vikings promoted tight end Kyle Carter to the active roster and placed tight end Blake Bell on injured reserve.
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December 15

Mailbag: Concerns about the run defense? Playoff matchups?

Were the problems in Carolina a one-time deal or something more? How does a Vikings vs. Russell Wilson playoff match-up strike you?
Vikings
December 15

Hartman: Key for Vikings? Clean up the little things

Everson Griffen knows the defense is going to have to not repeat the mistakes made against the Panthers in the final three games of the regular season.
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December 15

Vikings need to get a grip on their dropped passes

The Vikings' loss to the Panthers was pockmarked by drops that significantly affected the game's final outcome.
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December 14
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Vikings' tight end depth tested with Rudolph, Bell missing practice

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) and Blake Bell (shoulder) missed a second consecutive practice Thursday, putting their statuses into question for Sunday against the Bengals.
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December 14

Vikings scouting report vs. Bengals

Despite last week's blowout loss, the Bengals defense still only allows 20.8 points per game this season.
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December 14

Rhodes returns to Vikings practice; Rudolph, Reiff remain sidelined

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes returned to practice Thursday, a good sign the Vikings injured defender can play Sunday against the Bengals.
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December 14

Randle: Loss to Carolina will turn into good thing for Vikings

John Randle, one of the NFL's classic rags-to-riches stories, knows a thing or two about perseverance. So it's no surprise that this Vikings Hall of…
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December 14

Vikings vs Bengals: Mike Zimmer looks to upend familiar foe

Both the Vikings and Bengals are coming off losses, but the Vikings have more to gain by quickly getting back on track against the listless Bengals.
Vikings
December 14

Fantasy football: Target Bridgewater in keeper leagues

Teddy Bridgewater isn't likely to help you win a fantasy title this season. But if you're in a keeper league, don't lose track of him for 2018.
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December 14
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Access Vikings: Offensive line health in question

The Vikings return home after a three-game road trip hoping the offensive line is healthy against the Bengals.
Super Bowl LII
December 14

North High football team will play in Super Bowl 'dress rehearsal'

The North Polars will run routes and formations, kick, pass, punt and block much like the two championship teams will do two days later in the real game.
Vikings
December 14

Reusse: Four-position Sirles provides Vikings needed versatility on the line

What any contending team in the NFL comes to appreciate on the offensive line is a reliable utility man. And at 6-6, 310-pounds, Jeremiah Sirles can play both guards and tackles.
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December 14
Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Rashod Hill at Winter Park Wednesda...

Safety net: Vikings might entrust Hill with even bigger role against Bengals

Rashod Hill is preparing for increased responsibilities protecting Case Keenum's blind side in case Riley Reiff can't play Sunday.
Vikings
December 14

Finally home again, Vikings should dispose of Bengals

Well, that was a rough week. My picks zigged. The NFL zagged. Even the world's ultimate check-down pick, New England, lost a game while favored…
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December 14

Zimmer on Marvin Lewis: 'He should be able to stay there as long as he wants'

The Bengals are no strangers to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who gave an endorsement to their head coach, a friend and former colleague.

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