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Vikings' Hunter, back from another injury, is building bond with Smith

Star edge rusher Danielle Hunter is being paired with the former Packer Za'Darius Smith and adjusting to a new playbook. But he's got the same contract situation to be resolved.

Prediction: Game-by-game path leads to 10-win season for Vikings

May 17
Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson (18) in a game late last season.
The schedule came out late last week, and after digesting it for a while, there is a lot to like for the Vikings.

Vikings name former 49ers executive as VP of football operations

May 16
U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Vikings.
Demitrius Washington has been with San Francisco for seven seasons, beginning his time there alongside new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah in the 49ers football research and development department.
May 16
2022 playoff runs for the Wolves and Wild started on April 21 in Target Center and ended precisely three weeks later on Thursday night in St. Louis.

Reusse: We continue on in the land of 10,000 playoff disappointments

Spring of 2022 offered another pair of first-round playoff exits in basketball and hockey as the years of postseason futility grow longer.
May 14
Vederian Lowe, his wife Haylee and their first son, Kingston, at their wedding in February 2021.

Vikings rookie left tackle Lowe has overcome a lot outside football

That's one reason the Vikings drafted Vederian Lowe out of Illinois in the sixth round: He's proven he can overcome adversity. He has a wife, two children, and a younger brother he is raising.
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May 13
Defensive backs like safety Lewis Cine, the Vikings’ first-round draft pick, were a point of emphasis at the team’s rookie minicamp Friday.

Vikings limit tryouts at rookie camp, focus on passing game

Only 42 players, far below the usual 70 or 80, were on the field Friday for the first day of new coach Kevin O'Connell's first rookie minicamp.
May 13
The Vikings open their season by hosting the Packers on Sept 11 and will play at Lambeau Field on New Year’s Day. This time, Za’Darius Smith (55)

Vikings will open against Packers, host Patriots on Thanksgiving

The Vikings will host a Thanksgiving game for the first time, one of a series of notable match-ups on the 2022 schedule, which also includes opening at home against Green Bay.
May 13
Former Gophers defensive lineman Esezi Otomewo was among the Vikings draft picks to sign contracts on Thursday.

With rookie camp set to open, Vikings sign five more draft picks

The Vikings have completed deals with half of their 10-man draft class before rookies and tryout players take the field on Friday for the start of this weekend's rookie minicamp.
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May 13
Jameis Winston, Josh Allen, Dak Prescott, Kyler Murray and of course Aaron Rodgers are among the quarterbacks the Vikings will face this season.

Lambeau, Landover, London: A game-by-game look at the Vikings' schedule

From Week 1 at home to Week 18 on the road and all the trips — including across the pond — in between. The 2022 Vikings schedule is out. Let the debates begin.
May 12
Gino Cappelletti (15) looked to elude the Nebraska defense during the Gophers’ 19-7 victory over the Cornhuskers in the 1954 season opener at Memori

Former Gophers, Patriots standout Cappelletti dies

Keewatin, Minn., native Gino Cappelletti starred for the Gophers in the 1950s and the Boston Patriots of the AFL in the 1960s. He was 89.


  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 13 4 0 .765 450 371 8-0 5-4
    Minnesota 8 9 0 .471 425 426 5-3 3-6
    Chicago 6 11 0 .353 311 407 3-5 3-6
    Detroit 3 13 1 .206 325 467 3-5 0-8
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tampa Bay 13 4 0 .765 511 353 7-1 6-3
    New Orleans 9 8 0 .529 364 335 3-5 6-3
    Atlanta 7 10 0 .412 313 459 2-6 5-4
    Carolina 5 12 0 .294 304 404 2-6 3-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 12 5 0 .706 530 358 5-3 7-2
    Philadelphia 9 8 0 .529 444 385 3-5 6-3
    Washington 7 10 0 .412 335 434 3-5 4-5
    NY Giants 4 13 0 .235 258 416 3-5 1-8
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 12 5 0 .706 460 372 5-3 7-2
    Arizona 11 6 0 .647 449 366 3-5 8-1
    San Francisco 10 7 0 .588 427 365 4-4 6-3
    Seattle 7 10 0 .412 395 366 3-5 4-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cincinnati 10 7 0 .588 460 376 5-4 5-3
    Pittsburgh 9 7 1 .559 343 398 6-2 3-5
    Cleveland 8 9 0 .471 349 371 6-3 2-6
    Baltimore 8 9 0 .471 387 392 5-4 3-5
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 12 5 0 .706 419 354 7-2 5-3
    Indianapolis 9 8 0 .529 451 365 4-5 5-3
    Houston 4 13 0 .235 280 452 2-7 2-6
    Jacksonville 3 14 0 .176 253 457 3-6 0-8
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 11 6 0 .647 483 289 6-3 5-3
    New England 10 7 0 .588 462 303 4-5 6-2
    Miami 9 8 0 .529 341 373 6-3 3-5
    NY Jets 4 13 0 .235 310 504 3-6 1-7
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 5 0 .706 480 364 7-2 5-3
    Las Vegas 10 7 0 .588 374 439 5-4 5-3
    Los Angeles 9 8 0 .529 474 459 5-4 4-4
    Denver 7 10 0 .412 335 322 4-5 3-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 4221
    S. Mannion MIN 189
    J. Jefferson MIN 35
    K. Mond MIN 5
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1159
    A. Mattison MIN 491
    K. Cousins MIN 115
    W. Gallman Jr. MIN 104
    K. Nwangwu MIN 61
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jefferson MIN 1616
    A. Thielen MIN 726
    K. Osborn MIN 655
    T. Conklin MIN 593
    A. Mattison MIN 228
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 143
    H. Smith MIN 114
    X. Woods MIN 107
    N. Vigil MIN 83
    A. Barr MIN 72
  • Interceptions
    A. Barr MIN 3
    X. Woods MIN 3
    B. Breeland MIN 2
    E. Kendricks MIN 2
    (6) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Wonnum MIN 8.0
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    E. Griffen MIN 5.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 5.0
    A. Watts MIN 5.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady TB 5316
    M. Stafford LAR 4886
    D. Prescott DAL 4449
    K. Cousins MIN 4221
    A. Rodgers GB 4115
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1159
    A. Gibson WAS 1037
    E. Elliott DAL 1002
    E. Mitchell SF 963
    A. Kamara NO 898
  • Receiving Yards
    C. Kupp LAR 1947
    J. Jefferson MIN 1616
    D. Adams GB 1553
    D. Samuel SF 1405
    T. Lockett SEA 1175
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    F. Oluokun ATL 192
    J. Brooks SEA 183
    B. Wagner SEA 170
    R. Smith CHI 163
    D. Campbell GB 145
  • Interceptions
    T. Diggs DAL 11
    A. Oruwariye DET 6
    Q. Diggs SEA 5
    R. Douglas GB 5
    X. McKinney NYG 5
  • Passing Yards
    J. Herbert LAC 5014
    P. Mahomes KC 4839
    D. Carr LV 4804
    J. Burrow CIN 4611
    J. Allen BUF 4407
  • Rushing Yards
    J. Taylor IND 1811
    N. Chubb CLE 1259
    J. Mixon CIN 1205
    N. Harris PIT 1200
    D. Henry TEN 937
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Chase CIN 1455
    M. Andrews BAL 1361
    T. Hill KC 1239
    S. Diggs BUF 1225
    D. Johnson PIT 1161
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    C. Mosley NYJ 168
    D. Perryman LV 154
    K. White LAC 144
    B. Okereke IND 130
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 124
  • Interceptions
    J. Jackson NE 8
    K. Byard TEN 5
    X. Howard MIA 5
    M. Hyde BUF 5
    (2) Players 5
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 22.5
    M. Garrett CLE 16.0
    T. Hendrickson CIN 14.0
    M. Judon NE 12.5
    H. Landry III TEN 12.0
May 12
Lewis Cine was Kwesi Adofo-Mensah’s first Vikings draft pick.

Five takeaways from behind-the-scenes at the Vikings draft

The Vikings posted a 20-minute video that gives a good look at their process and personalities.
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May 12
The Vikings selected Georgia safety Lewis Cine with the 32nd overall pick in the NFL draft last month.

Vikings, first-round pick Lewis Cine agree to four-year contract

Lewis Cine, the former Georgia safety, is the first Vikings draft pick to agree to terms on his contract ahead of the first practice at this weekend's rookie minicamp.
May 9
Running back Alexander Mattison in the last Vikings-Eagles matchup in 2019.

Vikings will play Eagles on 'Monday Night Football' in Week 2

The Sept. 19 matchup will be the Vikings' second trip to Lincoln Financial Field since the NFC Championship game after the 2017 season.
May 6
The Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan by the Minnesota Vikings’ practice facility.

Subcontractors on Wilf's Viking Lakes project accused of wage theft

The carpenters union alleges wage theft on behalf of at least 25 workers.
May 5
Oklahoma kicker Gabe Brkic led the nation last year with five field goals of 50 yards or more.

Vikings add former Oklahoma kicker as an undrafted free agent

Gabe Brkic was one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award, given to the top place-kicker in college football.
May 4
The Vikings will face off against the Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

Vikings headed to London again, will play Saints on October 2

The game, to be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, will be the Vikings' third in London since 2013. The Vikings will not give up a home game to make the trip.
May 2
Vikings center Garrett Bradbury (second from right), the 18th overall pick in 2019, struggled in pass protection.

Vikings decline center Garrett Bradbury's fifth-year option

The decision, which was widely expected, will make the 2019 first-round pick a free agent after the season.
May 2
Lewis Cine was Kwesi Adofo-Mensah’s first Vikings draft pick.

Souhan: Adofo-Mensah's first draft with Vikings? Let's call it 'brave'

Having a fast, firm opinion on any NFL team's draft results is foolish, but we do know this: new Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah did not take the safe or easy routes this past weekend.
May 2
Cornerback Andrew Booth, a second-round draft pick, figures to get a crack at a starting job in the Vikings secondary.

Five big questions for the Vikings after their 10-player draft

The Vikings made six trades and spent most of their early picks on defense. Here are questions to consider as the team prepares to gather for workouts later this month.
May 1
Liberty quarterback Malik Willis, left, and Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral were both still available when the third round of the NFL draft rolled

Annual first-round feeding frenzy on QBs doesn't materialize

Mark Craig's On the NFL: One first-round quarterback, and none in the second, hint at validation in what the Rams did — unloading high picks for a proven Matthew Stafford.
May 1
Ed Ingram is coming off 34 starts at both guard spots for LSU.

Vikings rookie Ingram joins deep competition at guard

For a sixth consecutive year, the Vikings drafted an offensive lineman early, adding guard Ed Ingram in the second round as coach Kevin O'Connell reshapes the offense.
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May 1
Notre Dame ‘s Josh Adams tries to evade Miami ‘s Zach McCloud.

Vikings guarantee $250,000 to land undrafted edge rusher McCloud

Zach McCloud, 24, played off-ball linebacker and edge rusher for the Hurricanes, and the Vikings ponied up to sign the athletic defender as another pass-rushing option.
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April 30
Podcast: Vikings load up on DBs and pass receivers to division rivals

Podcast: Vikings load up on DBs and pass receivers to division rivals

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings' additions in the secondary in the NFL draft, as well as the passing of receivers to the Lions and Packers in the latest Access Vikings podcast.