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Vikings
December 5
Argue this one: Is it fair to assign wins and loss only to quarterbacks?

Argue this one: Is it fair to assign wins and loss only to quarterbacks?

For the Vikings, 2018 is sliding toward the perfect storm of unflattering comparisons based on won-loss records for the quarterbacks who start for the Vikings, Washington and Denver.
Vikings
December 4
Vikings working out CFL star QB Mitchell on Wednesday

Vikings working out CFL star QB Mitchell on Wednesday

The Vikings plan to work out Bo Levi Mitchell, the Calgary Stampeders quarterback who led his team to Grey Cup championships in 2014 and 2018.
Vikings
December 4
Missed chances in New England lead to dud from Cousins and receivers

Missed chances in New England lead to dud from Cousins and receivers

Stefon Diggs sat alone on the floor in the entrance of the visitor’s locker room following the Vikings’ 24-10 loss in New England. It was the empty calm of a bad day at work.
Vikings
December 3
Vikings couldn't touch Brady, which led to their downfall

Vikings couldn't touch Brady, which led to their downfall

The Vikings have just eight games under Mike Zimmer where they haven’t recorded a sack, but two have come in the last five weeks.
Vikings
December 2
Vikings-Patriots inactives: Rhodes will give it a go in New England

Vikings-Patriots inactives: Rhodes will give it a go in New England

All five Vikings listed questionable are active for Sunday’s game in New England.
Vikings
December 2
Cousins among QBs adopting Brady's diet approach

Cousins among QBs adopting Brady's diet approach

He’s not following the TB12 method to the letter, per se, but Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has become a devotee of some of the health concepts Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has credited with helping him play into his 40s.
Vikings
November 30
Diggs expected to play for Vikings in New England

Diggs expected to play for Vikings in New England

Stefon Diggs' availability on Sunday should be a boon to the Vikings, given how it should force the Patriots to divide their attention between him and Adam Thielen
Vikings
November 30
Special teams to starter: Anthony Harris continues the pipeline

Special teams to starter: Anthony Harris continues the pipeline

Harris is the fourth player on the Vikings current roster that the team has turned into a starter after being brought in as an undrafted free agent.
Vikings
November 29
Mailbag: What's cornerback Trae Waynes' future with the Vikings?

Mailbag: What's cornerback Trae Waynes' future with the Vikings?

Waynes is putting together a solid fourth NFL season, and perhaps the best number showcasing that is how often quarterbacks throw at him.
Vikings
November 28
Vikings injury report: Rhodes, Diggs sidelined at Wednesday's practice

Vikings injury report: Rhodes, Diggs sidelined at Wednesday's practice

Mike Zimmer said Wednesday there is a “good chance” cornerback Xavier Rhodes will play Sunday in New England, but the key Vikings defender was unable to practice.
Vikings
November 28
Does Hunter have what's needed to win top defensive player award?

Does Hunter have what's needed to win top defensive player award?

In a passing league, it’s no secret that pass rushers who knock down a lot of quarterbacks are a very popular choice among the voters.
Vikings
November 27
Thielen's production earns him an extra $3.6 million; more coming

Thielen's production earns him an extra $3.6 million; more coming

Thielen, who already triggered a $600,000 bonus by surpassing 80 catches for the season, can earn another $500,000 if he is selected to his second Pro Bowl next month.
Vikings
November 27
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) and defensive tackle Tom Johnson (96) pursued Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) before he was sacked b

Here's how the Vikings defense is again making NFL history

With five games to go, the Vikings defense is on pace to become the first (since the NFL officially tracked third downs in 1991) to lead the league in third-down defense during back-to-back seasons.
Vikings
November 26
September 5, 1994 Packers quarterback Brett Favre got a handful of John Randle's facemask as he held the Vikings defender at bay to avoid a sack befor

Vikings go two years without losing to Packers for first time since ...

Here's a hint: Brett Favre's career was just beginning the last time the Vikings had such a stretch of success against Green Bay.
Vikings
November 24
Smith fined for hit that injured Bears QB Trubisky

Smith fined for hit that injured Bears QB Trubisky

The NFL fined Vikings safety Harrison Smith $10,026 for his flagged hit that injured Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Vikings
November 23
Andrew Sendejo

Sendejo, Gedeon, Beebe and Morgan won't play vs. Packers; Barr returns

It will be the sixth straight game the Vikings will be without Andrew Sendejo. Anthony Harris, who had two interceptions in the loss to the Bears, will start again.
Vikings
November 22
Vikings Injury Report: Beebe sidelined because of hamstring injury

Vikings Injury Report: Beebe sidelined because of hamstring injury

Wide receiver Chad Beebe (hamstring), linebacker Ben Gedeon (concussion), tight end David Morgan (knee) and safety Andrew Sendejo (groin) were not able to practice with the Vikings on Thanksgiving Day.
Vikings
November 21
Will Packers bring more opportunities for NFL 'ironman' Rudolph?

Will Packers bring more opportunities for NFL 'ironman' Rudolph?

He’ll play in his 60th consecutive regular-season game, which ranks No. 1 among active NFL tight ends.
Vikings
November 20
Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) stopped Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) short of the goal line late in the fourth quarter at Soldier

Film review: Plenty of blame to go around on Vikings offense

Immediately after the loss to Chicago, three culprits were pinpointed: turnovers, a lack of a run game and red-zone inefficiency.
Vikings
November 19
Rushing to defeat: Bold plan to run the ball failed badly for Vikings

Rushing to defeat: Bold plan to run the ball failed badly for Vikings

The Vikings watched New England and Miami have success by running against the Bears defense. So why did Dalvin Cook gain only 14 yards and Latavius Murray only 4?
Vikings
November 18
Vikings-Bears inactives: Anthony Barr to miss a third game due to hamstring

Vikings-Bears inactives: Anthony Barr to miss a third game due to hamstring

Linebacker Anthony Barr will miss his third straight game due to a hamstring injury suffered Oct. 21 in New York. Barr is inactive for Sunday…
Vikings
November 16
Chad Beebe caught a pass in the first quarter.

Beebe goes from scout-team star to sneaky weapon for Vikings

As much as he learned from his father Don about the nuances of playing wide receiver in the NFL, Chad Beebe didn't inherit his dad’s most notable attribute.
Vikings
November 15
Mailbag: How will Vikings handle Bears mobile threat Trubisky?

Mailbag: How will Vikings handle Bears mobile threat Trubisky?

The Vikings likely will need to prioritize containing quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with their four-man rush, while keeping focus on another backfield threat.
Vikings
November 14
Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs, right, returned to practice Wednesday, but linebacker Anthony Barr, left, is still sitting out because of an injur

Diggs returns to Vikings practice; Barr sits out again

Receiver Stefon Diggs missed the Lions game because of a rib injury. Linebacker Anthony Barr has missed the past two games because of a hamstring injury.
Vikings
November 14
Third down can change lives, careers in NFL

Third down can change lives, careers in NFL

Mike Zimmer's defense currently is best in the league on third down. The team that is last has a connection to Zimmer and just fired its defensive coordinator.

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