Quarterback Kirk Cousins wasn’t sacked against Carolina in Week 6, only the fifth game without a sack in his 55 starts with the Vikings.

Vikings continue to improve in pass protection, keeping Cousins on his feet

Kirk Cousins has been sacked on just 3.6% of his dropbacks, the fifth-lowest rate in the NFL and the Vikings' lowest as a team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

Cowboys' Elliott raised salaries for other running backs, including Vikings' Cook

October 27
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott
There are now eight running back making eight-figure salaries in the NFL. Ezekiel Elliott's holdout in 2019 helped increase the salaries at his position.

Favre repays $600K in Mississippi welfare case, auditor says

October 27
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Retired NFL player Brett Favre has repaid $600,000 in state welfare money he accepted for speeches where he didn't appear, but the state attorney general could sue Favre if he doesn't pay interest owed on the amount, the Mississippi auditor said Wednesday.
Access Vikings
October 27
Podcast: Sizing up the Vikings defense as the Cowboys come to town

Podcast: Sizing up the Vikings defense as the Cowboys come to town

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview Sunday night's game, and answer your questions in the weekly Vikings mailbag.
Vikings
October 26
Kyler Murray (right) of the Cardinals and Aaron Rodgers (left) of the Packers lead the top two teams in Mark Craig’s power rankings.

Who's up and who's down after Week 7 in the NFL

Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase and the Bengals are trending up as the league's two best teams — the Packers and Cardinals — prepare to play each other.
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October 26
Joe Burrow and the Bengals have the best record in the AFC after seven weeks.

Bengals, Cardinals rise above early-season expectations

NFL Insider: Forty-five days ago, we thought Kansas City was still great, Seattle was good and San Francisco would be great again. Today, they're all just bad. As Bengals QB Joe Burrow said, "Let's relax."
Vikings
October 26
Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler will make his 11th NFL start on Sunday night against the Cowboys.

Dantzler will replace 'grandfather' Peterson in Vikings lineup

The veteran Patrick Peterson will miss at least the next three games, putting the spotlight on Cameron Dantzler at cornerback.
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October 26
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, right, and running back Ezekiel Elliott lead the league’s highest-scoring team.

Vikings facing strongest test against full-throttle Dallas offense

The Vikings defense will have its hands full Sunday night against a high-powered Dallas offense. Here's a look at where the Cowboys have thrived, and one area they've stumbled.
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October 25
New Orleans Pelicans forward Naji Marshall (8) is called for a charge with defense from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley, right, in the f

Common theme with all the winning in Minnesota: Good defense

Solid defense doesn't make for great highlights, but the Vikings, Gophers, Wolves, Wild and Loons all have that in common right now.
Vikings
October 24
“We are where we are. But I like the resiliency of this team,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.

Five things to watch as Vikings return for monumental stretch

Vikings Insider: The first six games of the season have been exciting, but after the bye the team will face stiff competition over 11 games. The future of the franchise hangs in the balance.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 6 1 0 .857 168 146 3-0 3-1
    Minnesota 3 3 0 .500 147 137 2-1 1-2
    Chicago 3 4 0 .429 101 162 2-1 1-3
    Detroit 0 7 0 .000 128 200 0-3 0-4
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tampa Bay 6 1 0 .857 233 147 4-0 2-1
    New Orleans 4 2 0 .667 140 101 1-1 3-1
    Atlanta 3 3 0 .500 135 176 1-2 2-1
    Carolina 3 4 0 .429 146 146 2-2 1-2
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 5 1 0 .833 205 146 3-0 2-1
    Washington 2 5 0 .286 146 210 1-3 1-2
    Philadelphia 2 5 0 .286 159 185 0-3 2-2
    NY Giants 2 5 0 .286 139 180 1-3 1-2
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Arizona 7 0 0 1.000 225 114 3-0 4-0
    Los Angeles 6 1 0 .857 207 146 3-1 3-0
    San Francisco 2 4 0 .333 135 149 0-3 2-1
    Seattle 2 5 0 .286 150 162 0-3 2-2
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cincinnati 5 2 0 .714 189 128 2-1 3-1
    Baltimore 5 2 0 .714 187 164 3-1 2-1
    Cleveland 4 3 0 .571 173 165 3-1 1-2
    Pittsburgh 3 3 0 .500 117 132 2-2 1-1
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 5 2 0 .714 193 164 3-1 2-1
    Indianapolis 3 4 0 .429 169 149 1-2 2-2
    Jacksonville 1 5 0 .167 116 172 1-3 0-2
    Houston 1 6 0 .143 97 203 1-2 0-4
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 4 2 0 .667 203 98 2-1 2-1
    New England 3 4 0 .429 179 140 1-4 2-0
    NY Jets 1 5 0 .167 80 175 1-1 0-4
    Miami 1 6 0 .143 127 207 0-3 1-3
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Las Vegas 5 2 0 .714 180 166 3-1 2-1
    Los Angeles 4 2 0 .667 148 150 2-1 2-1
    Kansas City 3 4 0 .429 188 203 1-2 2-2
    Denver 3 4 0 .429 140 127 1-2 2-2
  • 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
    K. Osborn MIN 10
  • 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 2275
    M. Stafford LAR 2172
    K. Murray ARI 2002
    D. Prescott DAL 1813
    J. Goff DET 1773
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 521
    A. Kamara NO 419
    D. Henderson Jr. LAR 417
    L. Fournette TB 413
    A. Gibson WAS 408
  • Receiving Yards
    C. Kupp LAR 809
    D. Adams GB 744
    D. Samuel SF 648
    D. Moore CAR 586
    T. McLaurin WAS 550
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 79
    R. Smith CHI 75
    A. Singleton PHI 74
    D. Campbell GB 68
    C. Holcomb WAS 64
  • Interceptions
    T. Diggs DAL 7
    J. Bradberry NYG 3
    B. Murphy Jr. ARI 3
    A. Oruwariye DET 3
    (15) Players 2
  • Passing Yards
    D. Carr LV 2269
    P. Mahomes KC 2093
    J. Burrow CIN 1956
    L. Jackson BAL 1943
    M. Jones NE 1779
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 869
    J. Taylor IND 579
    J. Mixon CIN 539
    N. Chubb CLE 523
    L. Jackson BAL 480
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Chase CIN 754
    T. Hill KC 641
    M. Brown BAL 566
    C. Sutton DEN 539
    T. Kelce KC 533
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Perryman LV 81
    C. Littleton LV 59
    L. Wilson CIN 58
    N. Bolton KC 55
    B. Okereke IND 55
  • Interceptions
    L. Wilson CIN 4
    K. Byard TEN 3
    M. Hyde BUF 3
    J. Jackson NE 3
    L. Johnson Jr. HOU 3
  • Monday, October 25
    New Orleans 13, Seattle 10, F
  • Thursday, October 28
    Green Bay @ Arizona
  • Sunday, October 31
    Los Angeles @ Houston San Francisco @ Chicago Miami @ Buffalo
    Cincinnati @ NY Jets Tennessee @ Indianapolis Pittsburgh @ Cleveland
    Philadelphia @ Detroit Carolina @ Atlanta New England @ Los Angeles
    Jacksonville @ Seattle Washington @ Denver Tampa Bay @ New Orleans
    Dallas @ Minnesota
  • Monday, November 1
    NY Giants @ Kansas City
  • Thursday, November 4
    NY Jets @ Indianapolis
Vikings
October 23
Stephen Weatherly warmed up before a preseason game in August at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Vikings trade defensive end Weatherly to Broncos

The 27-year-old played for Carolina last season, but was cut and returned to Minnesota, where he played the first four seasons of his NFL career.
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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Vikings
October 23
Some of the 2021 draft class beginning to make an impact in the NFC North (clockwise from top): Vikings tackle Christian Darrisaw, Bears quarterback J

Why is Vikings' rookie draft class so far behind NFC North rivals?

On the NFL: General Manager Rick Spielman says he spent several of the Vikings' picks on players with unique physical gifts that haven't been able to immediately earn playing time.
Vikings
October 23
The unstoppable Derrick Henry and the Titans are home underdogs to the Chiefs less than week after their victory over the Bills.

Mark Craig's Week 7 NFL picks

Seeing upsets in five of the 13 games this week, including Tennessee beating Kansas City.
Vikings
October 23
The Packers have started fourth-round draft pick Royce Newman at every game at right guard this season.

Comparing the 2021 draft classes of the NFC North teams

The Vikings draft picks have played only 126 snaps on offense or defense this season — far fewer than the other three teams' picks.
Vikings
October 22
Minnesota Vikings Patrick Peterson (7) helped off the fields at Carolina.

Case vs. Teddy vs. Kirk; Vikings trade? And Gophers hockey talk

It's a jam-packed edition of the Daily Delivery podcast
Access Vikings
October 22
A lone Vikings fan showed his support during the fourth quarter, Sunday, October 17, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. ] ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@startrib

Vikings mailbag: Sizing up a tough stretch? Corner options?

In the latest Vikings mailbag, Andrew Krammer answers reader questions about the upcoming schedule and who is the most overrated and underrated player on the roster.
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October 21
Minnesota Vikings Christian Darrisaw (71). 




 
 
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Building him up: Breaking down Christian Darrisaw's starting debut

A deeper look at Darrisaw's first NFL start revealed an impressive combination of strength and athleticism that has been elusive for this Vikings offensive line.
Vikings
October 20
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 double-check: Don't be like fan who flipped Rodgers the double-bird

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.
Vikings
October 19
The Vikings offensive line — including rookie tackle Christian Darrisaw (71), making his first NFL start — did a better job of pass protection on

Spielman: Vikings offensive line shows promise for the future

Christian Darrisaw got his first NFL start and the team's offense had a productive day in Sunday's victory at Carolina.
Vikings
October 19
Minnesota Vikings Patrick Peterson (7) injured on this play at Carolina. 

 




 
 
  ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – Ch

Vikings enter bye week down a cornerback, but riding high on offense

The Access Vikings podcast takes stock of the 3-3 Vikings at the bye week, including the recent loss of cornerback Patrick Peterson and quarterback Kirk Cousins' stellar play.
Vikings
October 19
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.
Sports
October 19
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.
Vikings
October 19
Dak Prescott of the Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers of the Packers and Lamar Jackson of the Ravens will test the Vikings defense.

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

They'll face Dak Prescott, Aaron Rodgers, Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson, and their offenses' array of bells and whistles.