There will be no scenes like this one at the 2020 NFL draft, which will be conducted with team personnel working from their homes.

Draft from home: NFL alters draft plans, no group meetings allowed

In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings.

Adrian Peterson unanimous choice for NFL's All-Decade team

April 6
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Former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the only non-quarterback to win a NFL Most Valuable Player award during the past decade, was one of eight unanimous selections.

Falcons announce 1-year deal with RB Todd Gurley

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The Atlanta Falcons have announced their one-year agreement with running back Todd Gurley.
Vikings
April 6
The NFL draft will be conducted April 23-25 in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes -- unlike last year's fan-friendly gathe

NFL draft to be April 23-25 as scheduled; Peterson makes Team of the Decade

The draft originally was scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, but the NFL canceled all public events last month as a safeguard against the coronavirus.
Vikings
April 6

Expanded playoffs: How much does bigger field help the Vikings?

Mark Craig's On The NFL: The league made its postseason 6.3% easier to reach when owners expanded the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams last month. How big a boost is that?
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Vikings
April 6

NFL All-Decade team (2010-19)

Running back Adrian Peterson and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson were the only Vikings named to the team.
Vikings
April 6
Get to know the bosses, new and old, making decisions every day, games or not.

This way to the top: Who's running Minnesota's sports teams?

Even though games aren't being played, Minnesota sports executives are still making decisions that impact the teams we watch. Some names are familiar. Others aren't. Here's a look at the power structures for the state's pro teams and at the University of Minnesota
Vikings
April 5

Vikings under Zimmer have been consistently inconsistent

The Vikings have not made the playoffs in consecutive seasons since 2008 and 2009.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 376 313 7-1 6-2
    Minnesota 10 6 0 .625 407 303 6-2 4-4
    Chicago 8 8 0 .500 280 298 4-4 4-4
    Detroit 3 12 1 .219 341 423 2-6 1-6
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 13 3 0 .813 458 341 6-2 7-1
    Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 381 399 3-5 4-4
    Tampa Bay 7 9 0 .438 458 449 2-6 5-3
    Carolina 5 11 0 .313 340 470 2-6 3-5
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 9 7 0 .563 385 354 5-3 4-4
    Dallas 8 8 0 .500 434 321 5-3 3-5
    NY Giants 4 12 0 .250 341 451 2-6 2-6
    Washington 3 13 0 .188 266 435 1-7 2-6
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    San Francisco 13 3 0 .813 479 310 6-2 7-1
    Seattle 11 5 0 .688 405 398 4-4 7-1
    Los Angeles 9 7 0 .563 394 364 5-3 4-4
    Arizona 5 10 1 .344 361 442 2-5 3-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 14 2 0 .875 531 282 7-1 7-1
    Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 289 303 5-3 3-5
    Cleveland 6 10 0 .375 335 393 4-4 2-6
    Cincinnati 2 14 0 .125 279 420 2-6 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 10 6 0 .625 378 385 5-3 5-3
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 402 331 4-4 5-3
    Indianapolis 7 9 0 .438 361 373 5-3 2-6
    Jacksonville 6 10 0 .375 300 397 3-5 3-5
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 12 4 0 .750 420 225 6-2 6-2
    Buffalo 10 6 0 .625 314 259 4-4 6-2
    NY Jets 7 9 0 .438 276 359 5-3 2-6
    Miami 5 11 0 .313 306 494 3-5 2-6
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 451 308 5-3 7-1
    Denver 7 9 0 .438 282 316 5-3 2-6
    Oakland 7 9 0 .438 313 419 5-3 2-6
    Los Angeles 5 11 0 .313 337 345 2-6 3-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 3603
    S. Mannion MIN 126
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Mattison MIN 462
    M. Boone MIN 273
    A. Abdullah MIN 115
    K. Cousins MIN 63
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 1130
    D. Cook MIN 519
    A. Thielen MIN 418
    K. Rudolph MIN 367
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 311
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 110
    H. Smith MIN 85
    A. Barr MIN 79
    D. Hunter MIN 70
    X. Rhodes MIN 63
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    H. Smith MIN 3
    M. Alexander MIN 1
    A. Barr MIN 1
    (4) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    I. Odenigbo MIN 7.0
    J. Johnson MIN 3.5
    (3) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    J. Winston TB 5109
    D. Prescott DAL 4902
    J. Goff LAR 4638
    M. Ryan ATL 4466
    R. Wilson SEA 4110
  • Rushing Yards
    C. McCaffrey CAR 1387
    E. Elliott DAL 1357
    C. Carson SEA 1230
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Jones GB 1084
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Thomas NO 1725
    J. Jones ATL 1394
    C. Godwin TB 1333
    K. Golladay DET 1190
    A. Cooper DAL 1189
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 159
    B. Martinez GB 155
    J. Hicks ARI 150
    B. Baker ARI 147
    L. Kuechly CAR 144
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    J. Jenkins NO 5
    K. King GB 5
    Q. Dunbar WAS 4
    (2) Players 4
  • Sacks
    S. Barrett TB 19.5
    C. Jones ARI 19.0
    C. Jordan NO 15.5
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    Z. Smith GB 13.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers LAC 4615
    T. Brady NE 4057
    D. Carr OAK 4054
    P. Mahomes KC 4031
    D. Watson HOU 3852
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 1540
    N. Chubb CLE 1494
    L. Jackson BAL 1206
    L. Fournette JAX 1152
    J. Jacobs OAK 1150
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Kelce KC 1229
    D. Parker MIA 1202
    K. Allen LAC 1199
    J. Landry CLE 1174
    D. Hopkins HOU 1165
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Cunningham HOU 137
    T. Davis DEN 134
    J. Schobert CLE 133
    J. Baker MIA 124
    A. Walker IND 123
  • Interceptions
    S. Gilmore NE 6
    T. White BUF 6
    K. Byard TEN 5
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 5
    (4) Players 5
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 14.5
    J. Bosa LAC 11.5
    B. Dupree PIT 11.5
    J. Houston IND 11.0
    J. Allen JAX 10.5
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April 5

Mark Craig's Way Too Early NFC Power Rankings

Ranking the teams after their free-agent moves.
Vikings
April 5
Souhan: Postpone drafts in WNBA and NFL. It's the right thing to do

Souhan: Postpone drafts in WNBA and NFL. It's the right thing to do

A month ago, holding sports drafts made sense; an antidote to the lethargy and boredom of our new lives. But our awareness of what we're up against has changed, so the leagues' plans should change as well.
Vikings
April 5
Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins remain under center for the Packers and Vikings, respectively, meaning that those two teams remain the oddsmakers’ fa

Hartman: Vikings' free-agency losses don't impact NFC North odds

ESPN ranked the Vikings as the eighth-best team in the NFL heading into the draft, despite losses they suffered on defense in free agency.
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April 2
Thielen helps COVID-19 relief with $100,000 and KFAN radiothon

Thielen helps COVID-19 relief with $100,000 and KFAN radiothon

The Thielen Foundation has committed an additional $75,000 to Minnesota COVID-19 relief efforts and announced plans to help raise more money through an April 9 radiothon in conjunction with KFAN.
Vikings
April 2
Pete Rozelle, professional football commissioner, works at blackboard at hotel in New York City on March 14, 1967 as he conducts the combined National

Hartman: NFL draft without fans is nothing new

For Vikings fans of a certain age, it might seem impossible that the draft will still be televised and take place without a big audience cheering or booing each pick.
Vikings
April 1
Will Vikings pick a QB in first three rounds of the draft? Should they?

Will Vikings pick a QB in first three rounds of the draft? Should they?

After a horrendous month of March, we can at least start to try to think about warmer weather, better times ahead and actual things on the sports calendar.
Vikings
April 1
Among the things columnist Jim Souhan misses is a border battle where you can throw out the records when the the teams meet and players stay focused b

Souhan: Missing sports clichés, the comfort food of English language

There's an "i" in cliché, but this is all about team, and columnist Jim Souhan is a team-first guy, but it's a business and he's got to be able to feed his family.
Vikings
April 1
As the league has “meetings about meetings,” ex-Viking end Jared Allen is hanging with his kids in Nashville.

Even without live sports, Jared Allen plans to dodge NFL draft

The NFL isn't doing anything wrong by conducting its business at a safe distance in our current low-speed world. Nor is it behaving admirably as some sort of heroic distraction.
Vikings
March 31
Four Gophers are preparing for the NFL draft in unconventional ways because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clockwise, from upper left: Safety Antoine Winfi

Scoggins: Gophers' NFL draft prospects having to adjust on the fly

The coronavirus outbreak is turning the draft process into a throwback way of doing business. Coaches and scouts are having to trust their eyes and judge a player by how he performed in games.
Vikings
March 31
Vikings Mailbag: D-backs, the first-round pick, the NFC North favorite

Vikings Mailbag: D-backs, the first-round pick, the NFC North favorite

Questions about Anthony Harris, free agents still on the market, the draft and more were on the minds on Vikings fans asking questions for this week's mailbag.
Vikings
March 30
Sharpe won't outrun Diggs, but he'll add solid depth to Vikings

Sharpe won't outrun Diggs, but he'll add solid depth to Vikings

As the Vikings try to fill the void left by Stefon Diggs' exit, what are realistic expectations for their new wide receiver?
Vikings
March 30
Greatest sports movies? Our Virtual Happy Hour picked 50

Greatest sports movies? Our Virtual Happy Hour picked 50

Ten Star Tribune staff members gathered after work (or during work for some) for a Virtual Happy Hour in which they compiled a list by holding a draft of the best sports movies. Here are their picks, video clips and more.
Vikings
March 29
Vikings quarterback Wade Wilson (11) and guard Terry Tausch (69) found common ground as striking Vikings in 1982.

Tausch goofed around, but was dependable Vikings teammate

His Vikings linemate Tim Irwin called the late guard "my left arm."
Vikings
March 29
The Vikings might be at an advantage having Kirk Cousins under center for a third consecutive season in 2020.

Souhan: Compressed NFL season would hinder relocated QBs

Kirk Cousins' return under center for a third season could help give the Vikings a leg up on their competition.
Vikings
March 27
Veteran running back, returner Abdullah re-signs with Vikings

Veteran running back, returner Abdullah re-signs with Vikings

The former Lions running back, who played behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison, also was the Vikings’ top kick return man.

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