Vikings
December 4
Washington Redskins' Adrian Peterson (26) rushes past Philadelphia Eagles' Sidney Jones (22) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football

Rumble, old man, rumble: Watch Adrian Peterson's 90-yard TD run.

It was the longest run of his career and the longest rushing touchdown in Washington history. The former Vikings star, 33, also became the oldest player with a 90-yard TD run since 1970.
Vikings
December 4
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sun

Zimmer frustrated with Vikings as 'up and down team'

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is concerned with the lack of consistency with Minnesota's playing, and after Sunday's loss to the Patriots he needs to figure out his team's problems.
Vikings
December 4
Vikings wide receiver Aldrick Robinson appealed for a call from field judge Jeff Lamberth after he missed a catch in the end zone in the fourth quarte

Despite struggles, Vikings still control their playoff fate

To maintain control, the Vikings need to do something they haven't done this season.
Vikings
December 4
Quarterback Kirk Cousins was sacked once Sunday, by Adam Butler and Trey Flowers, but the Vikings line did an otherwise competent job of keeping him u

Three takeaways from the Vikings' loss to Patriots

The protection was strong; the production, less so.
Vikings
December 3
A win over Seattle next week could define Vikings' season

A win over Seattle next week could define Vikings' season

Losing to New England means that the stakes got higher for next Monday night's Vikings-Seahawks game in Seattle. You want the percentages, right? We have them here.
Vikings
December 3
Patriots coach Bill Belichick chatted with Mike Zimmer after New England's victory Sunday; Tom Brady worked the line of scrimmage Sunday during the ga

Souhan: Patriots show Vikings what they do to inferior opponents

On a day when the rest of the NFC North lost and the Vikings' primary rival fired its longtime head coach, they stewed in their own frustration.
Vikings
December 3
Detroit's Matt Patricia, Chicago's Matt Nagy and fired Green Bay head coach Mike Holmgren.

Losers all: NFC North teams suffer through 'L' of a Sunday

The four teams of the NFC North went down to death one after another on Sunday, failing to shake up the division standings and leaving the teams trailing Chicago shakier ground.
Vikings
December 3
Will Vikings' DeFilippo be candidate for Packers' head coaching job?

Will Vikings' DeFilippo be candidate for Packers' head coaching job?

The Packers job will no doubt be attractive this offseason — mainly because they still have Aaron Rodgers and a need to use him in an offense that isn't obsolete.
Vikings
December 3
Dalvin Cook led the Vikings with 84 rushing yards, but he and the team’s ground game were destined to go nowhere with Minnesota playing from behind

Vikings again underuse run game, at least in Zimmer's eyes

Mike Zimmer has the same idea for how the Vikings offense can improve after putting up 10 points Sunday.
Vikings
December 3
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) couldn't reach a third quarter pass while double covered by twins free safety Devin McCourty (32) an

Familiar shortcomings on display as Vikings fall to New England

In addition to failing another key test against a tough opponent, losing to New England put the Vikings in a more precarious position for the postseason.
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 3
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) can't catch a pass in front of New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty during the second

Thielen reveals source of heated interaction with Belichick

The Vikings receiver, not known for losing his cool, did just that with one of the more unlikely partners: Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
Vikings
December 3
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, seen tossing around the football during pregame on Sunday at New England.

Tracking Cousins: He dinked, dunked and has been much better

We will track quarterback Kirk Cousins all year long in his inaugural season as the Vikings' signal caller.
Vikings
December 3
Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon entered the end zone after a 24 yard touchdown reception of a Tom Brady pass in the third quarter. It was Brady’s

Brady strikes after injuries thrust Sherels, Hill into key secondary roles

The Vikings entered Sunday's game with a lack of depth in the secondary ... and exited with even more
Vikings
December 3
Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson caught two passes for 53 yards against his former teammates, including this fingertip 29-yard grab in the

Five Extra Points Vikings' fourth-quarter play calls come up short

The Vikings shouldn't have a hard time moving on from losing to a team that's 33-4 at home in December with Tom Brady. But there sure could have been more fight offensively in the fourth quarter.
Vikings
December 3

Playoff battle: How it looks right now.

Click here for the latest standings in the NFC Wild Card race.
Vikings
December 3
Vikings kicker Dan Bailey (5) missed a 48-yard field goal Sunday, reminiscent of the kicker before him and the kicker before that one.

Vikings see familiar failures play out in loss to Patriots

Except for a burst late in the second quarter and early in the third quarter, the Vikings were overmatched Sunday in New England — with all of their predictable old faults on display.
Vikings
December 3
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) makes sure he is in bounds after he catches a 5-yard touchdown pass near the end of the second quart

Adam Thielen on Bill Belichick exchange: 'I just thought the play was cheap'

After the game, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen addressed his heated interaction with Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
Vikings
December 3
Vikings running back Latavius Murray

Latavius Murray: Vikings made too many mistakes in loss to Patriots

Vikings running back Latavius Murray said the team made too many mistakes to be able to beat the Patriots.
Vikings
December 3
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) threw a first-quarter completion to Stefon Diggs vs. the Patriots Sunday.

Kirk Cousins on how Patriots slowed down Vikings

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins breaks down how the Patriots slowed down the team's offense on Sunday.

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