Vikings
January 11
Vikings kicker Blair Walsh walked away after his chance for a game-winning 27 yard field goal sailed wide left against the Seahawks in the 2016 playof

Souhan: A logical solution to correcting illogical existence of NFL kickers

Kickers exist mostly so coaches will have someone to blame when they lose a close game. So let's devalue field goals.
Vikings
January 11
December 24, 1976: Vikings offensive line Coach John Michels and his charges: from left, center Mick Tingelhoff, guards Ed White and Charles Goodrum,

Michels, Vikings assistant for 27 seasons, dies at 87

Former Tennessee standout John Michels worked with the offense and was the longest serving Vikings coach in team history.
Vikings
January 10
Vikings grades: Linebacker Barr's season leaves you wanting more

Vikings grades: Linebacker Barr's season leaves you wanting more

At the center of the Vikings’ defensive issues to begin 2018 were a pair of linebackers either running toward or put into the wrong places at the wrong times.
Vikings
January 10
New Packers head coach Matt LaFleur (center, with GM Brian Gutekunst and President/CEO Mark Murphy) attracted offers because of his offensive backgrou

In the NFL you get hired if you know offense — or McVay

32-year-old offensive football guru Sean McVay already has a coaching tree laying roots among new NFL head coaches, including Green Bay's Matt LaFleur.
Vikings
January 10
Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski gave instructions to Adam Thielen during practice last month.

Blocking pays off: Stefanski staying on as offensive coordinator

The Vikings kept Kevin Stefanski from leaving when Pat Shurmur was hired last year to coach the New York Giants. That move paid off with his promotion to offensive coordinator.
Vikings
January 10

A closer look at Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski

Stefanski, 38, has been with the Vikings since 2006
Vikings
January 9
Ex-Vikings coach Brad Childress quits job in new football league

Ex-Vikings coach Brad Childress quits job in new football league

No explanation was given for Childress' departure, although there was some NFL speculation.
Vikings
January 9
Vikings grades: Hunter among the elite; others on defensive line struggle

Vikings grades: Hunter among the elite; others on defensive line struggle

Danielle Hunter emerged as one of the top pass rushers in the NFL while several others on the defensive line didn't stand out during the disappointing season.
Vikings
January 9
Kevin Stefanski

Stefanski has second interview for Browns head coaching job

Sources told the Star Tribune the Browns have asked Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski what his staff would look like if he was hired by Cleveland.
Vikings
January 8
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) was sacked for 6-yard loss by Chicago Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman (91) in the first quarter at U.S.

Coordinator pick won't matter if Vikings don't fix offensive line

Looking at the last seven seasons of Vikings offensive history, there’s a strong correlation between relative offensive success and the play of the offensive line.
Vikings
January 8
New Packers head coach was Cousins' QB coach in Washington

New Packers head coach was Cousins' QB coach in Washington

Matt LaFleur, 39, inherits a future Hall of Fame QB in Aaron Rodgers after starting his NFL career in Washington, where he worked with Kirk Cousins.
Vikings
January 7
Offensive coordinator candidate Koetter reportedly has another offer

Offensive coordinator candidate Koetter reportedly has another offer

Former Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter, whose name emerged Monday as a candidate to replace Kevin Stefanski with the Vikings, reportedly has a job offer from Atlanta.
Vikings
January 7
Reaction of Bears mascot to Walsh-esque missed kick is priceless

Reaction of Bears mascot to Walsh-esque missed kick is priceless

Chicago fans are now left with the same what-ifs as Vikings fans were three years ago.
Vikings
January 6
Vikings fans watch from the stands during the second half against the Chicago Bears, a game the Vikings lost ending their season.

Reusse: Vikings apologists ignore smell coming from their team

The Vikings went from 13-3 to 8-7-1 and the excuse-making for that slide by the Purple faithful is ridiculous.
Vikings
January 5
Mike Zimmer said of Kirk Cousins: “I have a lot of confidence in Kirk. … I do think there’s some areas he could get better.”

Hartman: Zimmer seeking more from Vikings' 2018 newcomers in Year 2

Mike Zimmer believes this year's rookies and free agents - including Kirk Cousins - will be improved in 2019.
Vikings
January 5
Souhan: Big-money deals often turn out to not be deals at all

Souhan: Big-money deals often turn out to not be deals at all

Most big-money sports contracts, here and elsewhere, turn into albatross-shaped millstones. Players are often paid for past production and fail to maintain it at higher salaries.
Vikings
January 5
Kirk Cousins turns 31 this year, relatively young for an NFL quarterback but the Vikings' roster as a whole is growing in age.

Vikings' window to win is open ... for now

The NFL is a young man's league. And as the Vikings try again to fortify their offensive line and chart a direction forward they will also have to be mindful of an aging roster.
Vikings
January 5
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins hugged receiver Laquon Treadwell

Are the Vikings headed up or down?

Michael Rand and Andrew Krammer discuss: Is it more likely the Vikings rebound next season to get back on a championship-contending course, or is this the beginning of a longer slide?
Vikings
January 4
Don't like the NFL playoff field? History says wait a year

Don't like the NFL playoff field? History says wait a year

As happens frequently, the playoff teams are a vastly different group this year than last.
Vikings
January 4
The Vince Lombardi Trophy will be awarded in Atlanta ... but who will be there?

Mark Craig's NFL playoff predictions: From wild card weekend to Super Bowl LIII

NFL writer Mark Craig picks every game, all the way to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

NFL Scoreboard

  • Cleveland

    Indianapolis

     

    - F

    21

    18

  • New England

    Tennessee

     

    - F

    22

    17

  • Kansas City

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    7

    17

  • Detroit

    Houston

     

    - F

    23

    30

  • Dallas

    Los Angeles

     

    - F

    14

    10