Mark Craig's On the NFL: Give Vikings credit where credit is due

Mark Craig's On the NFL: Give Vikings credit where credit is due

Team's play, not foes' miscues, have told the tale.

Vikings guard Sirles takes Boone's loud advice to heart

September 27
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.

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

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."

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

September 27
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.

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

September 27
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

Mark Craig's NFL power rankings

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

Access Vikings: Emergence of Kyle Rudolph

Tight end Kyle Rudolph has proven to be the go-to guy for Vikings quarterbacks.
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September 27

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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  • 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
    (4) Players 3.0
  • Sunday, September 25
    Oakland 17, Tennessee 10, F Green Bay 34, Detroit 27, F Buffalo 33, Arizona 18, F
    Denver 29, Cincinnati 17, F Miami 30, Cleveland 24, F Minnesota 22, Carolina 10, F
    Baltimore 19, Jacksonville 17, F Washington 29, NY Giants 27, F Seattle 37, San Francisco 18, F
    Los Angeles 37, Tampa Bay 32, F Kansas City 24, NY Jets 3, F Philadelphia 34, Pittsburgh 3, F
    Indianapolis 26, San Diego 22, F Dallas 31, Chicago 17, F
  • 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 Oakland @ Baltimore Carolina @ Atlanta
    Cleveland @ Washington Seattle @ NY Jets Denver @ Tampa Bay
    New Orleans @ San Diego Dallas @ San Francisco Los Angeles @ Arizona
    Kansas City @ Pittsburgh
  • Monday, October 3
    NY Giants @ Minnesota
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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.
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September 27

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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

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.
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September 27

Poll: How many games will the Vikings win this season?

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September 27

Boone should be able to play despite hip injury

Left guard Alex Boone, who left Sunday's victory in Carolina because of a hip injury, underwent an MRI and "should be OK," according to coach Mike Zimmer.
Vikings
September 27

Vikings' Rudolph stands out, and other takeaways from Sunday's game

He has touchdowns in consecutive games, and he is second to only receiver Stefon Diggs in receptions (14) and receiving yards (166).
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September 27

Ranking the Vikings defense

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Vikings
September 26

Vikings guard Alex Boone underwent testing on injured hip, 'should be OK'

Boone played only 19 snaps before leaving the Panthers game in the second quarter.
Vikings
September 26

Sack-happy Vikings defensive line looks to join ranks of 'Purple People Eaters'

The Vikings sacked Cam Newton, the quarterback who is built like a defensive end and runs as fast as many wide receivers, eight times, and Linval Joseph’s second-quarter takedown knocked the reigning league MVP out of the game temporarily.
Sports
September 26

Best of Week 3 NFL action: Hunter, Elliott, Wentz among top highlights

Vikings improve to 3-0, Ezekiel Elliott hurdled over a defender, and Carson Wentz threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns.
Vikings
September 26

Souhan: Zimmer's coaching has attention - and respect - of Vikings

Mike Zimmer's straight talk and expertise have won over the Vikings locker room since he took over as head coach.
Vikings
September 26
Cam Newton (1) was sacked by Harrison Smith (22) in the fourth quarter. By the end of the game, Newton had suffered eight sacks and the Vikings looked like the team to beat in the NFC.

Eight sacks later, Vikings leave Carolina in their wake

Down 10-0 in the first quarter, the Vikings woke up in the second half thanks to a Marcus Sherels punt return for a score and finished with eight sacks on Cam Newton.
Vikings
September 26

Peaceful protests don't interrupt Vikings-Panthers game in Charlotte

About 100 people peacefully demonstrated the fatal police shooting of a black man before the Carolina-Vikings game Sunday.
Vikings
September 25

Craig: Vikings special teams on top of their game

From punts to returns, the Vikings displayed it all on Sunday.
Vikings
September 25

Hartman: Vikings' second-half defense best in team history

Mike Zimmer's crew held Cam Newton to 95 yards passing and sacked him five times after halftime.
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NY Giants 2-1
Minnesota 3-0

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