Brothers Peyton and Eli Manning provided an entertaining alternative broadcast for Monday’s Vikings game.

'ManningCast': Vikings insights, Aaron Rodgers and a good time

It's part talk show, part football game, part two brothers sitting around making fun of each other. The "ManningCast," which featured the Vikings for the first time on Monday night, was a fun ride.
The game-clinching interception by the Chargers was the biggest swing in win probability added of any play this season in the NFL.

RandBall: How can the Vikings turn season around? Get lucky.

October 23
Maybe you think the Vikings have gotten what they deserve in their 2-4 start, but an NFL data scientist concluded that they have the worst luck of any team in the league.
Kirk Cousins after a 27-20 loss to Kansas City that dropped the Vikings to 1-4 this season.

Cousins says trade speculation 'not worth my time or energy'

October 12
Quarterback Kirk Cousins was asked whether he would waive his no-trade clause if a deal was in the works before the deadline. His answers revealed a lot about his process.
Vikings QB Josh Freeman shakes hands with Giants QB Eli Manning after their 2013 game.

Ten years since that bizarre Vikings moment: The 'Josh Freeman Game'

October 20
Odd circumstances led up to one of the oddest games ever played by the Vikings. Here's what we remember — and maybe wish we could forget — about Josh Freeman's one and only start at quarterback.
The Astros and Rangers combined for 13 runs on Wednesday while striking out just 10 times combined.

Twins need to fix hitting approach, and ALCS has lessons for doing so

October 19
We can agree that strikeouts aren't necessarily evil, but we should also state this: It's possible to draw walks and hit the ball over the fence without piling up excess whiffs. The Twins should take that as a challenge.
The Gophers lost a three-touchdown lead at Northwestern, a game they’ve been chasing ever since then.

Are Gophers one of college football's 'biggest disappointments'?

October 18
A midseason report from ESPN put the Gophers in the category among the five biggest disappointments in college football. That tells us something about expectations.
Minnesota Vikings guard Ed Ingram (67) and tackle Brian O’Neill (75).

Would you believe the Vikings have the best offensive line in the NFL?

October 17
It seems outlandish, but Pro Football Focus has the Vikings graded as the No. 1 run blocking team and No. 3 pass blocking team in the league. It's one of several cases of advanced numbers liking the Vikings.

Plot twist: Uninspiring win drags Vikings back into NFC playoff hunt

October 16
A Vikings season that through five games had the plot of a train wreck has turned slightly in a new direction. They now have the whiff of a movie about a seemingly retired jewel thief being coaxed into one more big heist.

Would Twins still be playing if so many calls hadn't gone against them?

October 13
By two different but related measurements, the Twins were victims of incorrect ball-strike calls consistently throughout the postseason. One of the calls in Game 4 vs. Houston could have had an outsized impact.

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