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Vikings safety Camryn Bynum intercepted a pass intended for Jets wide receiver Corey Davis to end  Sunday’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Escape artists: Vikings perform more last-minute magic to beat Jets, go 10-2

Up by five points and protecting their end zone, safety Camryn Bynum added his name to a list of Vikings bonded by good fortune or shrewd operation — or a combination of the two.

Scoggins: On off day, Cousins takes hits, makes throws when they matter

December 4
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins showed his toughness on the run and in the pocket Sunday against the Jets.
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was uncharacteristically erratic against the Jets, but when his team faced a gut-check moment he put his toughness on display.

Five Extra Points: White just another backup QB; Vikings lucky (and good)

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Vikings defensive tackle Harrison Phillips celebrated — and Jets quarterback Mike White (5) didn’t — after a Vikings defensive stop during the s
Jets backup quarterback Mike White threw for 369 yards, but when his team really needed him to make plays — on third downs and in the red zone — he failed miserably.

Souhan; Bynum's big plays epitomize bend-sometimes-break defense

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Second-year safety Camryn Bynum caused the Vikings' first interception, then had one of his own to seal the game as the defense made just enough plays to mask its issues.

Jets slow Jefferson but can't stop him on key TD in Vikings win

December 4
The Jets secondary held Vikings star receiver Justin Jefferson to 45 yards, but left Minnesota frustrated by his third-down score in the fourth quarter.

Vikings cornerback Evans returns to concussion protocol

December 4
Rookie cornerback Akayleb Evans was making his second start and cleared evaluation in the third quarter before reporting symptoms and going off for good in the fourth.

Rodgers, Packers rally in 4th quarter to beat Bears 28-19

December 4
Aaron Rodgers figured the Green Bay Packers were in a good spot and would find a way to pull out the win. Given his history against the Chicago Bears, it wasn't exactly a big leap of faith.
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December 4
Podcast: Vikings stick to script with another uneven win against Jets

Podcast: Vikings stick to script with another uneven win against Jets

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan discuss another inconsistent Vikings performance that ended in a one-score win.
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December 4
Vikings safety Harrison Smith got his fifth interception of the season, tying a career high.

Vikings-Jets recap: Game balls, numbers to know, what's next

The Vikings safeties made big plays at the beginning and end of the game as they held on to beat the Jets.
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December 4
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) caught a third quarter touchdown over New York Jets cornerback D.J. Reed (4).

Photos: Vikings edge Jets at home

The Minnesota Vikings beat the New York Jets 27-22 on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
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December 4
Vikings offensive tackle Blake Brandel (64) made his first NFL start on Nov. 24 against the Patriots.

Vikings-Jets inactives: Brandel starts at left tackle; New York offense banged up

Blake Brandel will replace starting left tackle Christian Darrisaw for the second straight week. Former Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin is in the lineup for the Jets.
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December 4
New York Jets tight end C.J. Uzomah (87) and tight end Jeremy Ruckert (89) take a selfie after playing against the Chicago Bears last Sunday.

Vikings vs. Jets: Rosters, stats, TV/radio, scouting and social media

Here's everything you need to get ready for and follow Sunday's game between the Vikings and New York Jets at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) walks on the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct
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December 4
With loads of weapons, such as Christian McCaffrey, the 49ers are one team the Vikings would like to avoid in the playoffs.

Souhan: Vikings fans, here's your guide on which teams to root for and against

Who should Vikings fans pull for? Jim Souhan's answers might surprise you.
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December 3
Patrick Peterson is the only one of the 53 defensive backs in his draft class still in the NFL.

On the menu at Peterson's home: Wisdom for younger Vikings teammates

In the middle of a resurgent season, 32-year-old Patrick Peterson holds weekly film reviews with his young teammates, hoping to leave the game better than he found it.
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December 3
Ooh, ooh, child, things are gonna get ... easier? Maybe? No, probably not, actually.

Neal: Be still my heart problem — Minnesota sports can be hazardous to your health

La Velle E. Neal III's doctor may give a second opinion on this matter, but here's evidence Minnesota sports can make a heart monitor dance.
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December 3
Vikings long snapper Andrew DePaola

Vikings long snapper charts path from college walk-on to bad bartender to ... Pro Bowler?

Andrew De Paola is the leading NFC vote-getter for his position in Pro Bowl fan balloting. He wonders, "How does anyone know who I am?"
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December 2
Vikings left tackle Christian Darrisaw (71) will miss his second game after suffering two concussions in two weeks last month.

Vikings' Darrisaw out vs. Jets; Evans set to return

Left tackle Christian Darrisaw will miss his second game after suffering two concussions last month. Rookie cornerback Akayleb Evans is expected to start in his return from a concussion.
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December 2
Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell said December is “when you want to play your best football.”

Can O'Connell's Vikings avoid the December woes of recent years?

A 9-2 start has put the Vikings in position to balance a basket of competing priorities as the calendar turns to December: getting sharper and staying healthy.
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No NFL receiver has gained as many yards in his first two seasons as the Minnesota Vikings' 23-year-old superstar. He dominates on nearly any route from any alignment. What can he accomplish in Year 3?
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December 2
Few teams have found an answer for Justin Jefferson lately. Will the Jets?

Ben Goessling's Vikings-Jets prediction: Who wins and why?

The 9-2 Vikings have chance to clinch the NFC North title in their third game in a row against a top NFL defense. Here are some keys that should figure in the game's outcome.
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December 2
Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell celebrated a win in his first game. Many more have followed.

Even with 9-2 record, Vikings' identity is stuffed with intangibles

Head coach Kevin O'Connell talked this week about how teams should know their strengths at this point in the season. Discerning the Vikings' strengths is still a work in progress.
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December 2
Minnesota Vikings place kicker Greg Joseph (1) kicks a field goal during the first quarter at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, Nov.20

Very alive (but not kicking well). Still trying to figure Vikings' strengths

Football writer Ben Goessling joins the podcast to work through a batch of puzzlers, including Greg Joseph's extra-point problems. Host Michael Rand notes the Wild and Wolves are even more similar than their 11-11 records.
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December 2
Vikings star Justin Jefferson is hoping to match up with Jets rookie Sauce Gardner on Sunday.

Do Jets have the right 'Sauce' to smother Justin Jefferson?

Jets star rookie Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner hasn't yet shadowed an opponent's top receiver yet this season. But Jefferson is hoping for that match-up, calling Gardner "a great corner.'
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December 1
This weekend could be an eventful one for the Green Bay Packers and their fans.

Mark Craig's Week 13 NFL picks against the spread. Packers get KO'd?

The could be the weekend when the NFC North title is clinched — and another NFC team passes yet another as the all-time winningest team in NFL history. So much drama!
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December 1
Quarterback Mike White took over for Zach Wilson and threw three touchdown passes Sunday against the Bears.

Jets scouting report: Shakeup at QB complements stout defense

In his second season, coach Robert Saleh has transformed the Jets defense while buoying the offense with a quarterback switch.
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December 1
Greg Joseph got a pat on the head from coach Kevin O’Connell after missing an extra-point attempt against the Bills on Nov. 13, and the Vikings rema

Vikings have faith in Joseph amid extra-point misses

Kicker Greg Joseph has made all 15 of his field-goal attempts inside 50 yards, but he's struggled on extra points — missing a league-high five tries — as coaches adjust his approach.
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December 1
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) slid under Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) are not the best of friends.

Vikings' Peterson picks up the pace in feud with ex-teammate Murray

If you thought Patrick Peterson was done antagonizing his former teammate, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, you were incorrect. "Kyler Murray don't care about nobody but Kyler Murray," Peterson said.
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December 1
Vikings cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (23) sustained a knee injury against the Cowboys, his only start of the season.

Vikings' Booth will miss rest of season; Darrisaw still sidelined

The medical staff decided to fully repair rookie cornerback Andrew Booth Jr.'s knee meniscus injury, shutting him down for the season. Left tackle Christian Darrisaw remains out with a concussion.