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Cleveland, Smith Jr. expected to miss Panthers game; no word on Thielen

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Nick Foles and the Bears, on a four-game losing streak, face the Packers on Sunday.

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Bridgewater remembered for horrific injury — and grace, positivity in recovery

Even as former quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has gone from franchise fixture to what-could-have-been story, the impression he made on the Vikings seems to transcend all of it.
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November 26
Vikings safety Harrison Smith, left, with coach Mike Zimmer.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 7 3 0 .700 308 258 3-1 4-2
    Chicago 5 5 0 .500 191 209 2-3 3-2
    Minnesota 4 6 0 .400 264 278 1-4 3-2
    Detroit 4 6 0 .400 227 287 1-3 3-3
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 8 2 0 .800 295 222 5-1 3-1
    Tampa Bay 7 4 0 .636 320 253 3-2 4-2
    Carolina 4 7 0 .364 253 272 2-4 2-3
    Atlanta 3 7 0 .300 252 275 1-4 2-3
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 3 6 1 .350 220 254 2-2 1-4
    NY Giants 3 7 0 .300 195 236 2-3 1-4
    Washington 3 7 0 .300 200 227 3-3 0-4
    Dallas 3 7 0 .300 235 318 2-3 1-4
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 7 3 0 .700 243 192 4-0 3-3
    Seattle 7 3 0 .700 318 287 5-0 2-3
    Arizona 6 4 0 .600 287 238 3-2 3-2
    San Francisco 4 6 0 .400 238 234 1-4 3-2
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 10 0 0 1.000 298 174 5-0 5-0
    Cleveland 7 3 0 .700 238 261 5-1 2-2
    Baltimore 6 4 0 .600 268 195 2-3 4-1
    Cincinnati 2 7 1 .250 213 270 2-2 0-5
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Indianapolis 7 3 0 .700 276 208 4-1 3-2
    Tennessee 7 3 0 .700 279 259 4-2 3-1
    Houston 3 7 0 .300 227 272 2-3 1-4
    Jacksonville 1 9 0 .100 202 298 1-4 0-5
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 7 3 0 .700 272 265 4-1 3-2
    Miami 6 4 0 .600 264 202 3-2 3-2
    New England 4 6 0 .400 209 238 3-2 1-4
    NY Jets 0 10 0 .000 149 302 0-5 0-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 9 1 0 .900 321 214 4-1 5-0
    Las Vegas 6 4 0 .600 286 276 2-3 4-1
    Denver 4 6 0 .400 206 267 2-3 2-3
    Los Angeles 3 7 0 .300 260 273 2-3 1-4
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 2461
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1069
    A. Mattison MIN 332
    K. Cousins MIN 58
    M. Boone MIN 18
    A. Thielen MIN 15
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jefferson MIN 848
    A. Thielen MIN 646
    K. Rudolph MIN 266
    D. Cook MIN 234
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 182
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 95
    E. Wilson MIN 69
    A. Harris MIN 62
    J. Gladney MIN 51
    H. Smith MIN 51
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 3
    E. Wilson MIN 3
    E. Kendricks MIN 2
  • Sacks
    E. Wilson MIN 3.0
    D. Wonnum MIN 3.0
    I. Odenigbo MIN 2.5
    J. Johnson MIN 1.5
    (3) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    R. Wilson SEA 2986
    M. Ryan ATL 2978
    T. Brady TB 2955
    A. Rodgers GB 2889
    M. Stafford DET 2876
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1069
    R. Jones II TB 754
    E. Elliott DAL 707
    A. Gibson WAS 645
    K. Drake ARI 641
  • Receiving Yards
    T. McLaurin WAS 963
    D. Hopkins ARI 912
    D. Moore CAR 863
    D. Metcalf SEA 862
    (2) Players 848
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Smith DAL 101
    D. White TB 97
    B. Martinez NYG 96
    R. Smith CHI 96
    B. Wagner SEA 96
  • Interceptions
    C. Davis III TB 4
    K. Fuller WAS 4
    D. Williams LAR 4
    J. Bradberry NYG 3
    (5) Players 3
  • Sacks
    T. Hendrickson NO 9.5
    A. Donald LAR 9.0
    Z. Smith GB 8.0
    J. Pierre-Paul TB 7.5
    (2) Players 7.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Watson HOU 3201
    P. Mahomes KC 3035
    J. Allen BUF 2871
    J. Herbert LAC 2699
    J. Burrow CIN 2688
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 1079
    J. Robinson JAX 762
    J. Jacobs LV 755
    C. Edwards-Helaire KC 655
    J. Conner PIT 645
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs BUF 906
    T. Kelce KC 896
    W. Fuller V HOU 879
    K. Allen LAC 835
    T. Hill KC 752
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Cunningham HOU 109
    J. Schobert JAX 85
    A. Johnson DEN 84
    N. Hewitt NYJ 83
    J. Poyer BUF 80
  • Interceptions
    X. Howard MIA 6
    J. Jackson NE 6
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 4
    J. Simmons DEN 4
    (6) Players 3
  • Sacks
    M. Garrett CLE 9.5
    T. Watt PIT 9.0
    B. Dupree PIT 8.0
    E. Ogbah MIA 8.0
    S. Tuitt PIT 7.0
  • Thursday, November 26
    Houston 41, Detroit 25, F Washington 41, Dallas 16, F Baltimore 0, Pittsburgh 0,
  • Sunday, November 29
    Carolina @ Minnesota Tennessee @ Indianapolis Arizona @ New England
    Cleveland @ Jacksonville Miami @ NY Jets Las Vegas @ Atlanta
    NY Giants @ Cincinnati Los Angeles @ Buffalo Baltimore 0, Pittsburgh 0,
    San Francisco @ Los Angeles New Orleans @ Denver Kansas City @ Tampa Bay
    Chicago @ Green Bay
  • Monday, November 30
    Seattle @ Philadelphia
  • Tuesday, December 1
    Baltimore @ Pittsburgh
  • Thursday, December 3
    Dallas 0, Baltimore 0,
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November 25

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November 25
Guard Dru Samia activated from Vikings' COVID list after positive test

Guard Dru Samia activated from Vikings' COVID list after positive test

Receiver Adam Thielen is the only Vikings player on the reserve COVID list after guard Dru Samia was cleared to return on Wednesday. The team…
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November 24
Gary Kubiak and quarterback Kirk Cousins are working closely for the first time this season with Kubiak in his first season as offensive coordinator f

Vikings' loss to lowly Cowboys unexpected, but don't blame Kubiak

The team's offensive coordinator was on his game in utilizing his key weapons.
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November 24
Mike Tomlin, 48, is 143-74-1 in his 14th season as Steelers coach on what appears to be Hall of Fame career. For comparison, ex-Steelers coach Bill Co

Steel yourself for Mark Craig's Week 11 NFL power rankings

Pittsburgh remains unbeaten and keeps its edge over Super Bowl champion Kansas City.
Vikings
November 24
Jared Allen ranks 12th on the NFL’s career sacks list with 136. Allen had 85 1/2 of his sacks in six seasons with the Vikings (2008-13).

Jared Allen makes Hall of Fame's list of 25 semifinalists for Class of 2021

The former Vikings defensive end joins Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson as first-year eligible players.
Vikings
November 24
Film review: How breakdowns in secondary doomed Vikings

Film review: How breakdowns in secondary doomed Vikings

There’s no cure-all to the ebbs and flows of inexperience after the Vikings defense let a previously dormant Cowboys offense reignite at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Vikings
November 23
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) ran past Minnesota Vikings' Jalyn Holmes (90) and Chris Jones (26) on his way to a touchdown in the four

Souhan: Woeful attempt at a tackle is fitting place to hang Vikings' loss

If the Vikings miss the playoffs by one game, a defining moment will be reserve cornerback Chris Jones playing matador on a long touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Vikings
November 23
Thielen latest Vikings player isolated on reserve/COVID list

Thielen latest Vikings player isolated on reserve/COVID list

Receiver Adam Thielen became the sixth Vikings player in the past month to be isolated on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced on Monday.
Vikings
November 23
Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz (86) celebrated with his teammates after he scored what would be the game winning touchdown in the fourth quar

Comebacks crushed, Vikings' win streak ends on late Dallas TD

One-point losses to Tennessee in September and Seattle in October sent the Vikings to 1-5; their three-point loss to Dallas in November has their playoff chances on the brink.
Vikings
November 23
Cousins fell short where other top QBs came through on Sunday

Cousins fell short where other top QBs came through on Sunday

There are few tools more useful in the tradition of quarterback mythmaking than the game-winning drive. Kirk Cousins had a chance to add to his legacy in the final minute of the Vikings loss to Dallas.
Vikings
November 22
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) was slow to get up after fumbling the ball in the second quarter.

Cook's return from injury after jarring hit brings sighs of relief

Cook left near the end of the second quarter after Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson lowered his shoulder into Cook's chest during a catch over the middle of the field.
Vikings
November 22
Minnesota Vikings Kris Boyd (29) caught a pass on a fake funt in the second quarter. The play was called back because of a penalty.

Vikings make progess on special teams after series of benchings

Long snapper Andrew DePaola, who didn't sign with the Vikings until Saturday, made his debut on Sunday. His signing was the most drastic of the changes to the struggling special teams.
Vikings
November 22
Kirk Cousins had the ball stripped by Dallas’ Donovan Wilson, but the officials neglected to call Wilson’s helmet-to-helmet hit on the Vikings qua

Mark Craig's five extra points: Loss is double damaging

1 Helmet-to-helmet on Cousins strip?Mike McCarthy won his first coach's challenge as first-year leader of the Dallas Cowboys. It came with 10:57 left in the…
Vikings
November 22
Cowboys safety Steven Parker taunted Vikings cornerback Kris Boyd after Boyd’s penalty negated his fourth-down reception on a fake punt.

Boyd has day to forget with back-to-back penalties, dropped interception

Kris Boyd made a huge mistake to draw a penalty on a fake punt in the second quarter that would have extended a Vikings drive.
Vikings
November 22
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and receiver Justin Jefferson (18) celebrated a 39-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.

Vikings spotlight: Kirk Cousins

Cousins ended Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Cowboys with three straight incompletions, but they were not indicative of his strong second half.
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