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October 5, 2021
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) was forced too through and incomplete pass by Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell (58) lat

Even Vikings best blockers were no match for Browns. Here's why

A deeper look at how the Browns bulldozed the Vikings' offensive line, throwing off its timing and creases in the run game while affecting Kirk Cousins' ability to find open targets.
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October 3, 2021
Podcast: Vikings in a 1-3 hole after dropping another close game to Browns

Podcast: Vikings in a 1-3 hole after dropping another close game to Browns

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and LaVelle E. Neal discuss the Vikings' 14-7 loss to the Browns, and coach Mike Zimmer's reaction, in the latest Access Vikings podcast.
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October 3, 2021
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook last played against Arizona in Week 2.

Vikings inactives: Dalvin Cook returns; Anthony Barr remains sidelined

Cook returns from a one-game absence due to a sprained right ankle, while the Vikings defense will still be without linebacker Anthony Barr because of a knee injury.
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October 1, 2021
Vikings tight ends Ben Ellefson, left, and Tyler Conklin, right, celebrate Conklin’s touchdown against Seattle with Adam Thielen.

Vikings mailbag: Does Herndon have role? Does Stefanski have advantage? A Cook question, too

Send questions to @Andrew_Krammer on Twitter or andrew.krammer@startribune.com. Listen for answers on the weekly Access Vikings podcast or find them here on Fridays.
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September 29, 2021
Podcast: Kevin Stefanski's return tops Vikings-Browns storylines

Podcast: Kevin Stefanski's return tops Vikings-Browns storylines

Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss Browns coach Kevin Stefanski's return, Kirk Cousins, and more on the latest Access Vikings podcast.
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September 28, 2021
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) celebrated after throwing a touchdown to Adam Thielen in the second quarter.

What's behind improved play of the Vikings offensive line? Here's a good look

The Vikings offensive line deserves credit for more consistent play, but it's a group effort that's getting more out of the blockers up front.
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September 27, 2021
Podcast: Despite Cook's absence, Cousins keeps rolling vs. Seahawks

Podcast: Despite Cook's absence, Cousins keeps rolling vs. Seahawks

The Vikings finally beat the Seahawks, and quarterback Kirk Cousins was a big reason why. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Chip Scoggins recap the 30-17 win.
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September 26, 2021
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) walks to the locker room after the end of the first half against the Denver Broncos in a pre-season game at U.S.

Vikings-Seahawks inactives: Cook will sit against Seattle

Dalvin Cook is officially out for the Vikings' home opener against the Seahawks due to a sprained ankle suffered last week in Arizona.
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September 25, 2021

Vikings add Ameer Abdullah back to active roster

But the team did not call A.J. Rose up from the practice squad, which could be a good sign for Dalvin Cook.
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September 24, 2021
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) celebrates a sack of Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.

Vikings mailbag: What's up with the defense? Who's the next emerging player?

Send questions to @Andrew_Krammer on Twitter or andrew.krammer@startribune.com, and listen for answers on the weekly Access Vikings podcast, or find them here on Fridays.
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September 22, 2021
Podcast: Russell Wilson is 7-0 vs. the Vikings; can they finally top him?

Podcast: Russell Wilson is 7-0 vs. the Vikings; can they finally top him?

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Michael Rand preview Sunday's home opener at U.S. Bank Stadium, where Seattle arrives with the same quarterback but a vulnerable team.
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September 21, 2021
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 19,

Murray busted up the Vikings' defense. Here's how he did it

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray gave coach Mike Zimmer and his staff plenty to digest ahead of this Sunday's similar challenge in mobile Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
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September 21, 2021
The Vikings added quarterback Sean Mannion to the active roster from the practice squad on Tuesday.

Vikings add Mannion to active roster

The team cut running back Ameer Abdullah to make room for the quarterback.
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September 19, 2021
Podcast: Missed field goal undercuts Vikings' improvements in Arizona

Podcast: Missed field goal undercuts Vikings' improvements in Arizona

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer recap the Vikings' 34-33 loss from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
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September 19, 2021
Eric Kendricks (54)

Vikings-Cardinals inactives: Kendricks will play in Arizona

Linebacker Eric Kendricks was listed questionable due to a quadriceps injury that forced him to miss one practice. Cornerback Cameron Dantzler returns to the active roster after being a healthy scratch last week.
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September 18, 2021
Ameer Abdullah

Vikings sign Ameer Abdullah to active roster, promote Sean Mannion

The team cut Brandon Dillon to make room for Abdullah
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September 17, 2021
Vikings offensive guard Ezra Cleveland (72) at practice last month.

Vikings mailbag: Draft and develop? Darrisaw's return? Stopping Kyler Murray?

Send questions to @Andrew_Krammer on Twitter or andrew.krammer@startribune.com, and listen for answers on the weekly Access Vikings podcast or find them here on Friday mornings.
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September 15, 2021
Podcast: Vikings' tasks get taller on both sides of the ball in Arizona

Podcast: Vikings' tasks get taller on both sides of the ball in Arizona

Edge rusher Chandler Jones had five sacks and quarterback Kyler Murray had five touchdowns for the 1-0 Cardinals. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Michael Rand size up the Vikings' challenge this Sunday in Arizona.
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September 14, 2021
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and offensive lineman Olisaemeka Udoh (74).

Here's how Vikings line was targeted and overpowered by the Bengals

Center Garrett Bradbury, and guards Ezra Cleveland and Oli Udoh were schemed into one-on-one matchups they struggled to handle in Sunday's overtime loss in Cincinnati.
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September 12, 2021
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) knocked the helmet off Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) as he rushed the ball in

Podcast: Vikings' loss in Cincinnati sets bad tone for 2021 season

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Jim Souhan recap the loss, and how coach Mike Zimmer and players responded, in the latest Access Vikings podcast.