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Vikings
December 1
Vikings-Chargers game Dec. 15 flexed from night to afternoon

Vikings-Chargers game Dec. 15 flexed from night to afternoon

The Vikings and Chargers will kick off at 3:05 p.m. Central in a game now televised by CBS.
Vikings
November 28
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.

Dalvin Cook among nine on Vikings injury report

The Vikings did not practice Thursday, but issued an injury report for their Monday night game in Seattle, in accordance with NFL rules.
Vikings
November 26

Former Viking Hutchinson named Hall of Fame semifinalist

Steve Hutchinson, a seven-time Pro Bowler and five-time first-team Associated Press selection, is one of three offensive linemen to make the list of 25 modern-era semifinalists.
Vikings
November 26
Josh Doctson (18) runs a route during training camp this summer.

Vikings waive Doctson, promote linebacker from practice squad

Josh Doctson’s brief tenure with the Vikings produced seven snaps, a hamstring injury and no targets.
Blogs
November 26
Film review: Vikings' pass defense needs quick fix against Seahawks' Russell Wilson

Film review: Vikings' pass defense needs quick fix against Seahawks' Russell Wilson

On the most recent Monday night in Seattle, cornerback Xavier Rhodes followed top Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett in critical moments. The Vikings defense was characteristically…
Vikings
November 25
After Packers loss, Vikings-Seattle game carries enormous stakes

After Packers loss, Vikings-Seattle game carries enormous stakes

The Vikings' chance to win the NFC North is now under their own control after the Packers were walloped Sunday night by San Francisco.
Vikings
November 18
No rush to victory: Vikings show they can win without their running game

No rush to victory: Vikings show they can win without their running game

The Vikings, who had just 37 yards on 18 attempts on Sunday, became just the fifth team in the NFL this season to win without rushing for 40 yards in a game.
Vikings
November 17
Sendejo to make first Vikings start in 13 months against Broncos

Sendejo to make first Vikings start in 13 months against Broncos

Andrew Sendejo, the 32-year-old special teams ace, will replace safety Anthony Harris, who injured his groin during practice this week.
Vikings
November 15
Week 11 NFL picks: Don't overthink stress-free Vikings win

Week 11 NFL picks: Don't overthink stress-free Vikings win

This author probably isn't the right guy to assure scar-tissue-filled Vikings fans they needn't worry about being 10-point favorites against a Broncos quarterback making his…
Vikings
November 15
Mailbag: What going wrong in the Vikings secondary? Packers tie-breakers?

Mailbag: What going wrong in the Vikings secondary? Packers tie-breakers?

The Vikings defense has already allowed more passing touchdowns (18) than either of the past two seasons, when it was best in the NFL in that statistic. What's up with that?
Vikings
November 14
Vikings place center Jones on injured reserve, promote tackle Collins

Vikings place center Jones on injured reserve, promote tackle Collins

The Vikings shuffled offensive line depth Thursday as center Brett Jones’ knee injury was deemed season ending.
Vikings
November 13
Cook's night in Dallas earns NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor

Cook's night in Dallas earns NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor

Dalvin Cook is the only Vikings running back other than Adrian Peterson to earn two NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors during his career.
Vikings
November 12
Sunday night's fight: Dak Prescott vs. the Vikings pass rush

Sunday night's fight: Dak Prescott vs. the Vikings pass rush

A lot was made of the matchup between running backs Dalvin Cook and Ezekiel Elliott. But the real heavyweights of the Vikings-Dallas game were elsewhere.
Vikings
November 11
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) talked with Redskins running back and former Vikings star Adrian Peterson (26) after the teams' Oct. 24 meeting.

Through 10 games, Cook is producing like Peterson in 2012

At least on some levels, Dalvin Cook has a chance to eclipse what Adrian Peterson did in 2012
Vikings
November 10

More from Mike Zimmer's Dallas days: Jerry Jones, Darren Woodson, Andre Patterson tell stories

As I spent this week talking to those who worked with Mike Zimmer during his 13 years in Dallas, I was repeatedly struck by one…
Vikings
November 8

Week 10 NFL picks: Sorry Zim, but we'll have to see it to believe it

For what it’s worth, take the Cowboys and give the three points. (Says the fella who said they’d win at Kansas City …)
Vikings
November 8
Thielen, Joseph won't play vs. Dallas; Waynes' status uncertain

Thielen, Joseph won't play vs. Dallas; Waynes' status uncertain

Linval Joseph’s knee injury is concerning after the Vikings nose tackle was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice, but was limping through the locker room Thursday.
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…

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