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Vikings
November 7
Joseph, Waynes sidelined at Vikings practice; status for Dallas uncertain

Joseph, Waynes sidelined at Vikings practice; status for Dallas uncertain

The Vikings defenders were unable to practice Thursday, casting doubt on whether either will be available for Sunday night’s game in Dallas.
Vikings
November 5
Why was Sunday so rough for Vikings CBs, offensive linemen?

Why was Sunday so rough for Vikings CBs, offensive linemen?

A couple of plays from the Vikings’ 26-23 loss in Kansas City were fresh in Mike Zimmer’s mind when he was asked about his frustration level with his team's performance.
Vikings
November 4
Cook forced to work way too hard for yards in loss to Kansas City

Cook forced to work way too hard for yards in loss to Kansas City

The Vikings' offense forced Dalvin Cook to do quite a bit of extra work for the yards he gained in Kansas City as part of an offense that coach Mike Zimmer deemed to be 'too cute.'
Vikings
November 3
Vikings in Kansas City today: Thielen returns, Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes out

Vikings in Kansas City today: Thielen returns, Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes out

Sunday in Kansas City has arrived, and Adam Thielen is making his return that was expected shortly after injuring his leg in the Oct. 20 win in Detroit.
Vikings
October 31
You like that? Cousins named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

You like that? Cousins named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

Kirk Cousins responded to the Vikings’ 2-2 start with a phenomenal October that saw his team go 4-0 and him earn the third third Player of the Month honor of his career.
Vikings
October 30
Burying field-goal phobia? Vikings' Bailey earns another honor for kicks

Burying field-goal phobia? Vikings' Bailey earns another honor for kicks

Dan Bailey is doing his best to stop the years-long handwringing by earning his second NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor in the month of October.
Vikings
October 29
Dalvin Cook is poised for another big Sunday in Kansas City. Here's why.

Dalvin Cook is poised for another big Sunday in Kansas City. Here's why.

Dalvin Cook must have smiled when he learned Packers running backs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams combined for 262 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns at Kansas City.
Vikings
October 24
Pregame notes: Peterson will play vs. Vikings in second return to U.S. Bank Stadium

Pregame notes: Peterson will play vs. Vikings in second return to U.S. Bank Stadium

Redskins running back Adrian Peterson is active and will play through a reported high ankle sprain during his second return to U.S. Bank Stadium on…
Vikings
October 24
With Adam Thielen out, Vikings activate Davion Davis from practice squad

With Adam Thielen out, Vikings activate Davion Davis from practice squad

The Vikings promoted receiver Davion Davis from their practice squad for tonight's game against Washington at U.S. Bank Stadium (7:20 p.m., Ch. 9, NFL Network).…
Vikings
October 24
Week 8 NFL picks: Vikings won't wilt as heavy home favorites this time

Week 8 NFL picks: Vikings won't wilt as heavy home favorites this time

The folks in Vegas are having a difficult time judging NFL home-field advantage in a league where road teams are covering and winning outright at…
Vikings
October 23
Thielen won't play Thursday for Vikings; Peterson questionable

Thielen won't play Thursday for Vikings; Peterson questionable

Thielen was ruled out in Wednesday’s injury report released by the team. Defensive tackle Jalyn Holmes (illness) is listed as questionable.
Vikings
October 22
Punt returner Sherels released by Vikings

Punt returner Sherels released by Vikings

The move comes after 32-year-old Marcus Sherels was replaced at punt returner during Sunday’s win in Detroit by cornerback Mike Hughes.
Vikings
October 21
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) picked up 66 yards on a catch and run in the fourth quarter at Ford Field.

All of a sudden, Vikings have one of NFL's best deep passing games

After years of subsisting on short, safe throws, the Vikings have morphed into one of the NFL’s most prolific downfield passing attacks largely because of deep shots off play-action.
Vikings
October 20
Vikings healthy entering two-game stretch in five days vs. Lions, Redskins

Vikings healthy entering two-game stretch in five days vs. Lions, Redskins

The Vikings ruled out only one player — linebacker Ben Gedeon — because of injury for Sunday's game in Detroit, meaning the 53-man roster is…
Vikings
October 18
Week 7 picks: NFL logic says time for Lions to smile, Vikings to frown

Week 7 picks: NFL logic says time for Lions to smile, Vikings to frown

This isn't a good time to get carried away with the Vikings' success over the last two weeks.
Vikings
October 18
Mailbag: Is the Vikings' offensive line improvement for real?

Mailbag: Is the Vikings' offensive line improvement for real?

How confident should fans be that the recent quality play by the Vikings offensive line will continue? That and more in this week's mailbag.
Vikings
October 15
Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs catches his third touchdown of the game, an 11-yarder over Eagles defensive back Craig James.

How did aggressive play calling ignite the Vikings offense Sunday?

During two touchdown drives turning 24-20 into 38-20 in the second half, Kirk Cousins did not face a single third down in 17 plays for game-sealing scores.
Vikings
October 14
Pass protection set up Cousins for big plays throughout win over Eagles

Pass protection set up Cousins for big plays throughout win over Eagles

Kirk Cousins was sacked just once and hit four times on Sunday, while pursuing an approach the Vikings often haven’t tried in their passing game this season.
Vikings
October 13
Vikings-Eagles: Guard Dakota Dozier makes third start with Josh Kline sidelined

Vikings-Eagles: Guard Dakota Dozier makes third start with Josh Kline sidelined

Guard Dakota Dozier signed a one-year deal with a $45,000 signing bonus last spring to be offensive line insurance for the Vikings. They're turning to…
Vikings
October 11
Vikings mailbag: Can offense maintain balance vs. Eagles? Is D-line rotation sustainable?

Vikings mailbag: Can offense maintain balance vs. Eagles? Is D-line rotation sustainable?

Every Friday morning, we'll answer Twitter and email questions submitted for these mailbags and our twice-a-week Access Vikings podcasts. Listen here to our latest podcast…
Vikings
October 11
Week 6 NFL picks: U.S. Bank won't be as Philly-friendly this time

Week 6 NFL picks: U.S. Bank won't be as Philly-friendly this time

How do you know when your all-out efforts to tank a season are working really, really well?
Vikings
October 10
Thielen missing today's Vikings practice because of illness

Thielen missing today's Vikings practice because of illness

According to sources, Adam Thielen is home sick, will not be coming to TCO Performance Center and has been excused by the team from this afternoon’s practice.
Vikings
October 9
Vikings kicker Dan Bailey named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Vikings kicker Dan Bailey named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Dan Bailey's four field goals during the Vikings' 28-10 win in New York last Sunday was good enough to make him the franchise's first NFC…
Vikings
October 8
Vikings aggressive with Giants tight end; bigger challenge coming next

Vikings aggressive with Giants tight end; bigger challenge coming next

The Vikings slowed down Giants tight end Evan Engram in Sunday's victory. How did they do it? And will the strategy work when Philadelphia brings star Zach Ertz to town?
Vikings
October 7
Trump calls to congratulate Cousins after Vikings win in New York

Trump calls to congratulate Cousins after Vikings win in New York

The brief conversation included talk of President Trump’s upcoming rally Thursday in Minneapolis, but Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is not planning to attend, a team spokesperson said.

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