Vikings
December 11, 2019
Zimmer says Chargers dangerous without turnovers

Zimmer says Chargers dangerous without turnovers

Even though the Chargers are 5-8, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says they're still a threat as they defeated both the Bears and the Packers this season.
Vikings
December 11, 2019
Cook: 'We never want to play from behind'

Cook: 'We never want to play from behind'

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook says they learned their lesson against Denver to never take any team lightly, and that's Minnesota's mentality in Week 15 against the Chargers.
Vikings
December 11, 2019
Vikings' Danielle Hunter named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Vikings' Danielle Hunter named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Two of the last four times Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter has played the Detroit Lions, he’s earned an NFC Defensive Player of the Week honor just days later.
Vikings
December 10, 2019
The Vikings’ Bisi Johnson has 26 catches, ranking third among rookie receivers drafted in the fourth round or lower.

Vikings' unheralded Bisi Johnson zooms up among rookie receivers

Mark Craig's On the NFL: Johnson's 26 catches rank third among 15 receivers drafted on Day 3 (rounds 4-7) and eighth overall among drafted rookies.
Vikings
December 10, 2019
Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady met after Kansas City’s victory in Foxborough, Mass., on Sunday.

Mark Craig's Week 15 NFL power rankings

The Ravens' impressive season keeps them at No. 1; Vikings can't crack top ten.
Vikings
December 10, 2019
Everson Griffen (97) of the Vikings sacked Lions quarterback David Blough (10) in the fourth quarter Sunday while Jaleel Johnson (94) piled on.

Eight men in: Vikings have success with big defensive line rotation

An eight-man defensive line rotation contributed to the Vikings' win against the Lions, and those role players could continue to be vital in the next few weeks.
Vikings
December 9, 2019
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Min

Stephen Weatherly on Danielle Hunter: 'He sweats for it, he grinds for it'

Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly says the defense is so experienced that some of the veteran players almost act like coaches, enabling them to advise other players on the fly in order to adjust to changing plays.
Vikings
December 9, 2019
Minnesota Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin made a grab during the first quarter.

Vikings credit work ethic for their success

Vikings players talked in the locker room at TCO Performance Center in Eagan, Minn., a day after their win over Detroit, saying it's important they can rely on one another and have trust that everyone will do their job on the field.
Vikings
December 9, 2019
Mike Zimmer.

Mike Zimmer: 'It seems like we find different ways to win'

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says his team has confidence overall and that if they're down during a game they know they have the ability to come back.
Vikings
December 9, 2019
Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs pulled down a 44- yard reception in the second quarter against the Lions on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Change in offense makes Diggs one of NFL's biggest downfield threats

After early-season frustration over his role with Vikings, Stefon Diggs has emerged as one of the top downfield threats in the NFL. That hasn't happened by accident.
Vikings
December 9, 2019
Vikings scenarios: From first-round bye to playing Packers to missing the playoffs

Vikings scenarios: From first-round bye to playing Packers to missing the playoffs

Put the Vikings in a couple of other National Conference divisions and there would be no question about making the playoffs. But the NFC North doesn't provide any guarantees despite their 9-4 record.
Vikings
December 9, 2019
Minnesota Vikings' Jaleel Johnson (94) sacked Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough (10) in the second quarter.

Rhodes repair: Cornerback rotation helps fluster rookie quarterback

Xavier Rhodes, Trey Waynes and Mike Hughes were used in a sequence against the Lions that threw Detroit quarterback David Blough off his game.
Vikings
December 9, 2019
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter sacked Lions quarterback David Blough in the second quarter Sunday.

Souhan: For Danielle Hunter, flamboyance is in the statistics

The 25-year-old defensive end had three sacks in the first half on Sunday, making him the youngest player in NFL history to reach 50 sacks.
Vikings
December 9, 2019
Vikings' Everson Griffen sacked Lions quarterback David Blough in the fourth quarter

Hartman: Vikings defense looking more like what Zimmer expects

A late Lions score in the fourth quarter was the only blemish for the Vikings' defense, which had struggled recently.
Vikings
December 9, 2019

Five Extra Points: A pass reception for ... Garrett Bradbury?

Five takeaways from Sunday's Vikings victory over the Lions.
Vikings
December 9, 2019
Minnesota Vikings' Everson Griffen (97) and Danielle Hunter (99) celebrated after Hunter sacked Lions quarterback David Blough

Impressive? No. Important? Yes. Vikings handle Lions without drama

It was a bland victory but a victory nonetheless for the Vikings, who saw Kirk Cousins throw for 242 yards and a touchdown while the defense shut down Lions rookie QB David Blough.
Vikings
December 9, 2019
Harrison Smith, left, and Eric Kendricks of the Vikings stopped Lions tight end Jesse James during the fourth quarter.

Smith's interception helps Vikings extend takeaway streak

The Vikings on Sunday had two interceptions - by Harrison Smith and later Andrew Sendejo - giving the team a turnover for the ninth consecutive game.
Vikings
December 9, 2019
Dalvin Cook scored on a 3-yard run in the second quarter for the Vikings on Sunday.

Injured Cook 'good to go' after full work load Sunday for Vikings

Despite a painful shoulder malady, Dalvin Cook on Sunday carried the ball 20 times until sitting out the final quarter.
Vikings
December 8, 2019
NFL Network reporter Randy Moss interviews Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins

Vikings Voices: Locker room reaction from Sunday's victory

Vikings players and coaches met with the media following a 20-7 victory over the Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Vikings
December 8, 2019

Tracking Kirk Cousins: Week 14 vs. Detroit

Each week, Kirk Cousins' performance is tracked and graded.

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