Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is coveted by many teams, but only one will lose enough to get him. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Tank for Trevor? Vikings primed to join crowded race for No. 1 pick

Will the Vikings careen down the slippery slope of NFL ineptitude to have a shot at taking Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 overall draft pick? How bad would they need to be?

Mailbag: Any more Vikings players on the move?

October 23
Mailbag: Any more Vikings players on the move?
Among other things, Vikings fans want to know which players on the roster could bring the biggest return before the Nov. 3 trade deadline.
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Rodgers throws 4 TDs as Packers beat Texans 35-20

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes in Green Bay's 35-20 victory over host Houston on Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers insisted that Green Bay's lackluster performance in its first loss of the season last week was an anomaly.
Vikings
October 24

Once No. 1 in TD passes, Fran Tarkenton in danger of moving out of top 10

Matt Ryan needs 11 touchdowns to drop Fran Tarkenton to 11th all-time.
Vikings
October 24

Todd Bowles has Bucs looking fearsome on defense

Last Sunday's smothering of Aaron Rodgers and the undefeated Packers was a coaching masterpiece that has the Buccaneers defensive coordinator back on the rise in NFL circles.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) and s running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated a defensive turnover at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday Septem
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Vikings
October 23

Mark Craig's Week 7 NFL picks against the spread

Other than bombing the Upset Special, going 5-9 against the spread and pitching and 0-fer-the NFC North, last week's picks went swimmingly.
Vikings
October 23
Ex-Minnesota Vikings linebacker Matt Blair, pictured at his home in 2015, died Thursday at age 70.

Former Vikings great Matt Blair dies at age 70, likely linked to CTE

Including playoffs and two Super Bowls, Blair played 173 games. Only Scott Studwell and Roy Winston played more games at linebacker in Vikings history.
Vikings
October 23
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman (left) and head coach Mike Zimmer.

Podcast: Vikings admitted their season is going nowhere. Now what?

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 4 0 0 1.000 152 101 2-0 2-0
    Chicago 4 1 0 .800 105 100 2-1 2-0
    Minnesota 1 3 0 .250 106 125 0-2 1-1
    Detroit 1 3 0 .250 99 127 0-2 1-1
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tampa Bay 3 2 0 .600 139 112 2-0 1-2
    New Orleans 2 2 0 .500 123 123 1-1 1-1
    Carolina 2 2 0 .500 99 102 1-1 1-1
    Atlanta 0 4 0 .000 106 138 0-2 0-2
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 1 2 1 .375 84 107 0-1 1-1
    Washington 1 3 0 .250 79 112 1-1 0-2
    Dallas 1 3 0 .250 126 146 1-1 0-2
    NY Giants 0 4 0 .000 47 96 0-2 0-2
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 4 0 0 1.000 142 109 2-0 2-0
    Los Angeles 3 1 0 .750 106 80 2-0 1-1
    Arizona 2 2 0 .500 98 92 1-1 1-1
    San Francisco 2 2 0 .500 107 71 0-2 2-0
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 3 0 0 1.000 80 58 2-0 1-0
    Baltimore 3 1 0 .750 122 73 1-1 2-0
    Cleveland 3 1 0 .750 124 126 2-0 1-1
    Cincinnati 1 2 1 .375 99 99 1-1 0-1
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 3 0 0 1.000 80 74 1-0 2-0
    Indianapolis 3 1 0 .750 103 56 2-0 1-1
    Jacksonville 1 3 0 .250 95 117 1-1 0-2
    Houston 0 4 0 .000 80 126 0-2 0-2
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 4 0 0 1.000 123 100 2-0 2-0
    New England 2 2 0 .500 97 92 2-0 0-2
    Miami 1 3 0 .250 93 96 0-2 1-1
    NY Jets 0 4 0 .000 65 131 0-2 0-2
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 4 0 0 1.000 117 70 2-0 2-0
    Las Vegas 2 2 0 .500 111 120 1-1 1-1
    Denver 1 3 0 .250 82 98 0-2 1-1
    Los Angeles 1 3 0 .250 83 95 0-2 1-1
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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October 23
Kirk Cousins (8) is hit while throwing an incomplete pass against Atlanta.

Spielman says he doesn't think 'anyone has lost any faith' in Cousins

Vikings GM Rick Spielman is standing by Kirk Cousins and the two-year, $66 million contract extension he was given.
Vikings
October 23
Vikings defensive end Yannick Ngakoue is being traded to Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)

After Ngakoue trade, Spielman says 1-5 Vikings still trying to compete

Yannick Ngakoue, the pass rusher the Vikings acquired in a bold trade before the start of the 2020 season, is on his way out of town, in what could be only the first of several moves before the NFL trade deadline.
Vikings
October 23
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman (left) and head coach Mike Zimmer.

Souhan: If Vikings rebuild, should Spielman and Zimmer be in charge?

Decisions made on Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook and Yannick Ngakoue aren't looking good. So it's fair to question if the current Vikings general manager and coach should be making decisions for the future.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes an 11-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct
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October 22
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Watch: StribSports Live on the Vikings massive news day

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer answer questions during their weekly video segment on StribSports Live.
Vikings
October 22
Iloka tears ACL during Vikings' last practice before bye-week break

Iloka tears ACL during Vikings' last practice before bye-week break

It’s a tough break for Iloka, who was placed on injured reserve and will undergo season-ending surgery, according to a league source
Vikings
October 22
Danielle Hunter having season-ending surgery on neck

Danielle Hunter having season-ending surgery on neck

Hunter has decided to have surgery on a herniated disc in his neck, an option he has been mulling since he visited a specialist earlier this month.
Vikings
October 22
Biggest bust in the NFL so far? Here's a vote for the Vikings

Biggest bust in the NFL so far? Here's a vote for the Vikings

Not all teams with losing records arrived there equally — a notion that can be a comfort to the Vikings if we look at the numbers one way … but a terrible discomfort another way.
Vikings
October 21
Quarterback switch in Miami enough to make a Vikings fan jealous

Quarterback switch in Miami enough to make a Vikings fan jealous

While the Vikings ride out their struggling season, the Miami Dolphins are turning over their offense to first-round draft pick Tua Tagovailoa despite the solid play of the veteran he's replacing.
Vikings
October 21
Bears free safety Eddie Jackson (left) congratulated defensive back DeAndre Houston-Carson following Carson's interception in front of Panthers wide r

Bears didn't spend at quarterback. Instead, they have money players

While the 1-5 Vikings had hoped one of the league's highest-paid quarterbacks would carry them through a transition period defensively, the 5-1 Bears went in the opposite direction.
Vikings
October 21
Vikings rookie offensive lineman Ezra Cleveland (72) ran on the field during team introductions against Atlanta on Sunday. Cleveland started his first

Left tackle of future, Vikings' rookie Cleveland debuting at right guard

Mike Zimmer said Ezra Cleveland had "some moments he'd like to have back" during his first game on Sunday, but also showed why the Vikings coveted him in the NFL draft.
Vikings
October 21
Anthony Barr, left, and Kirk Cousins after the Vikings’ playoff win in New Orleans in January.

Souhan: Did a playoff victory actually doom the Vikings' future?

Who deserves the blame for the Vikings' 1-5 record and seemingly dismal future? Here's a nomination for an unlikely candidate.
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October 20
A small Minnesota Vikings fan celebrated Adam Thielen's touchdown during the fourth quarter Oct. 18.

Vikings have plans to put fans in seats, but must wait for Walz's OK

Five home games remain in the Minnesota Vikings' 2020 season, and the team is still hoping to bring fans into U.S. Bank Stadium — if they can get the go-ahead from the governor.
Vikings
October 20
The Steelers are having fun this season.

Mark Craig's Week 7 power rankings: Steelers near top, Vikings not

How close is Pittsburgh to having the best team in the NFL? Mark Craig tells you that and more in this week's power rankings.
Vikings
October 20
Packers talk: Green Bay loses badly; Mike McCarthy failing in Dallas

Packers talk: Green Bay loses badly; Mike McCarthy failing in Dallas

First, the previously undefeated Packers suffered a one-sided loss to Tampa Bay. That was followed by Dallas, under former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, losing for the fourth time in six games.
Outdoors
October 20
Bud Grant and Lilly, a black Labrador retriever, scanned the North Dakota skies, watching as ducks approached a barley field where Grant, his partner

'Just to be here is enjoyable': On the hunt with Bud Grant

The legendary coach has been retired from football for more than three decades. He's lived longer than he thought he would, and all but a handful of his close friends are dead. But hunting is still a passion.
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