Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson was helped off the field in the fourth quarter Sunday.

Star cornerback Peterson out for at least a month with hamstring injury

After suffering the injury late in the fourth quarter against Carolina, veteran Patrick Peterson won't be able to return until the Packers game on Nov. 21.

Souhan: Make-or-break stretch of games coming up for Vikings defense

Dak Prescott of the Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers of the Packers and Lamar Jackson of the Ravens will test the Vikings defense.
They'll face Dak Prescott, Aaron Rodgers, Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson, and their offenses' array of bells and whistles.

Vikings need an identity. They should choose offense over defense

October 18
The Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins rank third in the NFC in total offense.
The side of the ball that has delivered when it matters most through six games is the offense, no matter what the overall metrics tell us.

Kirk Cousins' 2-minute drills a needed strength for Vikings

October 18
Ben Goessling's Second Thoughts: The Vikings have needed a drive to tie or win in eight of their last 12 games. Cousins has put them in position to score six times.

Titans make goal-line stop in final seconds, hang on to beat Bills

The AFC East-leading Bills drove to the Titans 3 on their final possession and could have sent the game to overtime with a field goal, but instead went for the win — and didn't execute.
Anthony Averett and the Ravens shut down Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert on Sunday.

NFL's best and worst after six weeks — and a surprising note about the Vikings

The Cardinals and Ravens are rolling, but the Lions and Texans aren't even worth trolling. Here's Mark Craig's weekly look around the league.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Chicago.

NFC North reality: Rodgers owns the Bears — and Vikings and Lions, too

On The NFL: When facing Green Bay's division rivals, quarterback Aaron Rodgers has put up an incredible array of statistics that the Packers aren't shy about sharing.
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Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) made a grab defended by Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) during the fourth quarter, Sunday, October

Trust the offense, Zimmer! And a win for Gophers 'culture' revisited

The Vikings finally made better use of passing deep. Andrew Krammer joins Michael Rand on the Daily Delivery to explain why it helped. Also, Gophers writer Randy Johnson on Fleck vs. Frost.
October 18
A temporary placard marks Sid Hartman’s grave at the Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery.

One year after Sid's death, his assistant keeps the memories alive

Legendary columnist Sid Hartman died a year ago at age 100. His assistant, Jeff Day, says they still talk 'even if it is impossible to imagine being the driving force in a conversation with Sid.'
October 18
Vikings fullback C.J. Ham’s 30-yard run in the third quarter was a career-long and gained an important first down.

Five extra points: Cousins' milestone, Ham's big run, head-scratching calls

Kirk Cousins is now tied for fourth place in wins among Vikings QBs, thanks to big plays from C.J. Ham, the defensive line and help from the Panthers.
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 18
Vikings receiver K.J. Osborn celebrated after catching the game-winning a 27-yard touchdown reception in overtime.

Osborn thriving in unheralded role as Vikings' No. 3 receiver

K.J. Osborn is the unfamiliar receiver who's making a name for himself in the shadows of superstar teammates. 'Leave me open,' he dared the Panthers on Sunday.
October 18
Vikings kicker Greg Joseph reacted after missing the potential game-winning kick in the final seconds of the fourth quarter.

More Vikings special teams issues, including blocked punt returns for TD

Coach Mike Zimmer didn't fault kicker Greg Joseph on his failed game-winning field-goal attempt but noted several other shortcomings.
October 18
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins celebrates Sunday’s win with Nate Stanley.

Scoggins: Vikings claim weirdest win in confounding season

The Vikings put up 571 yards and 34 points against a Carolina team that could do nothing offensively for most of the game and still needed overtime.
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October 18
Vikings receiver K.J. Osborn caught a 27-yard touchdown reception in overtime for the win.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 5 1 0 .833 144 136 2-0 3-1
    Minnesota 3 3 0 .500 147 137 2-1 1-2
    Chicago 3 3 0 .500 98 124 2-1 1-2
    Detroit 0 6 0 .000 109 172 0-3 0-3
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tampa Bay 5 1 0 .833 195 144 3-0 2-1
    New Orleans 3 2 0 .600 127 91 1-1 2-1
    Carolina 3 3 0 .500 143 121 2-2 1-1
    Atlanta 2 3 0 .400 105 148 1-2 1-1
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 5 1 0 .833 205 146 3-0 2-1
    Washington 2 4 0 .333 136 186 1-3 1-1
    Philadelphia 2 4 0 .333 137 152 0-3 2-1
    NY Giants 1 5 0 .167 114 177 0-3 1-2
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Arizona 6 0 0 1.000 194 109 2-0 4-0
    Los Angeles 5 1 0 .833 179 127 2-1 3-0
    San Francisco 2 3 0 .400 117 119 0-2 2-1
    Seattle 2 4 0 .333 140 149 0-2 2-2
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 5 1 0 .833 170 123 3-0 2-1
    Cincinnati 4 2 0 .667 148 111 2-1 2-1
    Cleveland 3 3 0 .500 156 151 2-1 1-2
    Pittsburgh 3 3 0 .500 117 132 2-2 1-1
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 4 2 0 .667 166 161 2-1 2-1
    Indianapolis 2 4 0 .333 139 131 1-2 1-2
    Houston 1 5 0 .167 92 172 1-2 0-3
    Jacksonville 1 5 0 .167 116 172 1-3 0-2
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 4 2 0 .667 203 98 2-1 2-1
    New England 2 4 0 .333 125 127 0-4 2-0
    NY Jets 1 4 0 .200 67 121 1-1 0-3
    Miami 1 5 0 .167 99 177 0-2 1-3
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 4 2 0 .667 148 150 2-1 2-1
    Las Vegas 4 2 0 .667 147 144 2-1 2-1
    Denver 3 3 0 .500 126 110 1-2 2-1
    Kansas City 3 3 0 .500 185 176 1-2 2-1
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 1769
    J. Jefferson MIN 11
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 366
    A. Mattison MIN 268
    K. Cousins MIN 57
    C. Ham MIN 34
    A. Abdullah MIN 30
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jefferson MIN 542
    A. Thielen MIN 393
    K. Osborn MIN 311
    T. Conklin MIN 240
    A. Mattison MIN 120
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 60
    H. Smith MIN 49
    N. Vigil MIN 35
    X. Woods MIN 35
    D. Hunter MIN 33
  • Interceptions
    B. Breeland MIN 1
    E. Kendricks MIN 1
    N. Vigil MIN 1
    X. Woods MIN 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    E. Griffen MIN 4.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 2.0
    M. Pierce MIN 2.0
    D. Tomlinson MIN 1.5
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady TB 2064
    M. Stafford LAR 1838
    D. Prescott DAL 1813
    K. Cousins MIN 1769
    K. Murray ARI 1741
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 521
    A. Jones GB 385
    D. Henderson Jr. LAR 372
    A. Kamara NO 368
    (2) Players 366
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Adams GB 668
    C. Kupp LAR 653
    D. Samuel SF 548
    J. Jefferson MIN 542
    D. Moore CAR 513
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 72
    A. Singleton PHI 65
    R. Smith CHI 62
    E. Kendricks MIN 60
    J. Brooks SEA 59
  • Interceptions
    T. Diggs DAL 7
    B. Murphy Jr. ARI 3
    A. Oruwariye DET 3
    P. Adebo NO 2
    (12) Players 2
  • Sacks
    H. Reddick CAR 6.5
    J. Hargrave PHI 6.0
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    K. Mack CHI 6.0
    R. Quinn CHI 5.5
  • Passing Yards
    D. Carr LV 1946
    P. Mahomes KC 1887
    J. Herbert LAC 1771
    J. Allen BUF 1723
    L. Jackson BAL 1686
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 640
    N. Chubb CLE 523
    J. Mixon CIN 480
    J. Taylor IND 472
    J. Robinson JAX 460
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hill KC 592
    J. Chase CIN 553
    M. Williams LAC 498
    M. Brown BAL 486
    B. Cooks HOU 481
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Perryman LV 72
    C. Littleton LV 53
    L. Wilson CIN 52
    B. Okereke IND 51
    D. James Jr. LAC 50
  • Interceptions
    L. Wilson CIN 4
    K. Byard TEN 3
    M. Hyde BUF 3
    A. Averett BAL 2
    (8) Players 2
  • Sacks
    M. Garrett CLE 8.0
    T. Watt PIT 7.0
    M. Judon NE 6.5
    H. Landry III TEN 6.5
    T. Hendrickson CIN 5.5
  • Monday, October 18
    Tennessee 34, Buffalo 31, F
  • Thursday, October 21
    Denver @ Cleveland
  • Sunday, October 24
    Kansas City @ Tennessee Washington @ Green Bay Carolina @ NY Giants
    NY Jets @ New England Atlanta @ Miami Cincinnati @ Baltimore
    Detroit @ Los Angeles Philadelphia @ Las Vegas Houston @ Arizona
    Chicago @ Tampa Bay Indianapolis @ San Francisco
  • Monday, October 25
    New Orleans @ Seattle
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October 17
Podcast: Vikings keep living on the edge during overtime win in Carolina

Podcast: Vikings keep living on the edge during overtime win in Carolina

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Chip Scoggins recap a rollercoaster afternoon from Bank of America Stadium, where the Vikings needed nearly 600 yards and overtime to dispatch the Panthers.
October 17
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, right.

Up next for the Vikings: vs. the Cowboys

The past three weeks, the Vikings have benefited from poor quarterback play by their opponents. Dallas' Dak Prescott is unlikely to be so generous.
October 17
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had a season-high 140 yards.

Vikings-Panthers game balls

The Vikings offense gained nearly 600 yards in a 34-28 overtime win at Carolina. There were plenty of kudos to go around.
October 17
Vikings defensive tackle James Lynch had one of four sacks of Carolina quarterback Sam Darnold.

Vikings shut down Darnold and Carolina — until they didn't

A 96-yard game-tying drive almost undid the carnage the Vikings defense wrought on Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold, who was sacked four times and committed two turnovers.
October 17
Vikings tight end Chris Herndon scored his first touchdown with the team in the second quarter.

Live: Vikings headed to overtime, tied 28-28 in Charlotte

The Vikings try to reach .500 ahead of their bye week. Tap here for news, updates and more on the game.
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October 17
Vikings players warm up in Charlotte.

Inactives: Vikings offense near full strength for Sunday in Carolina

The Vikings' top weapons — Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, and Adam Thielen — are active against the Panthers despite dealing with injuries, and first-round tackle Christian Darrisaw will make his first start.
October 17
Last-minute heroics by kickers like the Vikings’ Greg Joseph have been common in the NFL this season.

Cousins, Vikings helping NFL take its late-game drama to historic levels

On the NFL: Through 80 games, there have been a record 19 contests with a winning score coming in the final minute of regulation or overtime.
October 16
Vikings offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak is calling plays for the first time in his career this season.

Offense sputtering, the Vikings focus on flipping the script

First-year coordinator Klint Kubiak continues to adjust to the flow of the game as the team starts fast, but can't seem to reach the end zone in the second half.
October 16
Minnesota Vikings defenseman Christian Darrisaw practices during NFL football rookie minicamp Friday, May 14, 2021, in Eagan, Minn. (Elizabeth Flores/

Sources: Vikings to start Darrisaw at left tackle in Carolina

Christian Darrisaw, the 23rd-overall pick, is expected to make his first start as the Vikings left tackle against the Panthers, two sources told the Star Tribune.
October 16
Kirk Cousins celebrated after throwing a touchdown to Alexander Mattison in the second quarter last Sunday.

Scoggins: Hope for Zimmer, Kubiak to bring creativity and guts to Carolina

Mike Zimmer and Klint Kubiak should have thrown the game plan from last week into a bonfire. The Vikings need to rely more on their two excellent wideouts and $33 million quarterback.
October 15
Vikings offensive lineman Oli Udoh

Udoh heads home to write next chapter in Nigerian family's story

Vikings right guard Oli Udoh, who grew up in Fayetteville, N.C., will make his sixth NFL start Sunday against the Panthers with more 50 friends and family in attendance.