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January 31
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers talks to Minnesota Vikings' Kirk Cousins after an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. The Pa

Cousins named to Pro Bowl as injury replacement for Aaron Rodgers

Kirk Cousins is the fifth Vikings player on the NFC roster for the Pro Bowl, which is this Sunday in Las Vegas.
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January 27
Podcast: Collaboration remains Vikings' focus under new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

Podcast: Collaboration remains Vikings' focus under new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' new leader and new approach at TCO Performance Center, and answer some of your questions on the latest Access Vikings podcast.
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January 26
Podcast: Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is the Vikings' new general manager

Podcast: Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is the Vikings' new general manager

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss Adofo-Mensah's path to Minnesota and what that means for the Vikings' head coaching search.
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January 26
Vikings right tackle Brian O’Neill will play in his first Pro Bowl next month.

O'Neill named to Pro Bowl as injury replacement

Right tackle Brian O'Neill will be the fourth Vikings player on the NFC's Pro Bowl roster after being named as an injury replacement for Buccaneers right tackle Tristan Wirfs.
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January 21
Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris.

Vikings mailbag: Choosing a coach, keeping Cousins, salary-cap calls

All the uncertainty about the Vikings has raised a lot of questions from fans. Listen for answers on the weekly Access Vikings podcast or find them here.
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January 19
Podcast: Vikings eyeing young GM candidates with diverse backgrounds

Podcast: Vikings eyeing young GM candidates with diverse backgrounds

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the candidate lists, more details from the previous leadership, the NFL playoffs, and answer your questions on the latest Access Vikings podcast.
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January 14
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins struggled against defensive pressure this season.

Mailbag: Vikings vs. the playoff field, biggest roster decisions and more

Listen for answers on the weekly Access Vikings podcast or find them here on Fridays.
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January 14
Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) after one of this two interceptions against the Rams on Dec. 26.

Should they stay or go? A look at the top five Vikings free agents-to-be

The Vikings' new leadership will have some big roster decisions to make, including how to approach a handful of prominent players scheduled to become free agents in March.
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January 12
Podcast: On Vikings' culture under Zimmer, what's ahead in GM and coaching searches

Podcast: On Vikings' culture under Zimmer, what's ahead in GM and coaching searches

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' culture under Zimmer and Spielman, as well as what's ahead in the searches for the next general manager and head coach.
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January 12
The last time the Vikings picked 12th in the NFL draft they selected quarterback Christian Ponder.

Ponder this: Vikings have the 12th pick in the NFL draft in April

The Vikings have their earliest pick since 2015 after former coach Mike Zimmer's first season. They've picked in that slot twice in franchise history. One worked out well.
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January 11
The Vikings will face Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys again next season.

2022 foes: Vikings to host Cowboys, Patriots; travel to Saints, Bills

Next season's schedule features six teams currently in the playoffs and nine home games, including two against teams they haven't beaten in more than 20 years.
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January 11
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer shook hands with linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) before the Oct. 10 game against the Lions.

Kendricks alludes to 'fear-based organization' under Zimmer, Spielman

Veterans Eric Kendricks and Brian O'Neill talked about what players thought was missing under former coach Mike Zimmer — and what needs to change.
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January 9
Podcast: Vikings close season, and perhaps Mike Zimmer era, with few fireworks

Podcast: Vikings close season, and perhaps Mike Zimmer era, with few fireworks

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan discuss Zimmer not caring about Justin Jefferson's shot at history, what comes next for the franchise, and what might've been Anthony Barr's last Vikings game.
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January 9
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander (24) tried to get a hand on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) as he rushed the ball

Vikings-Bears inactives: Secondary thinned even further with Alexander, Boyd out

Linebacker Eric Kendricks remains on the COVID list, and cornerbacks Mackensie Alexander and Kris Boyd will miss Sunday's regular season finale against the Bears, leaving the Vikings with two experienced corners.
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January 7
Tim Stepp of Lakeville found a spot for his Santa hat as he cheered on the Vikings in December.

Vikings mailbag: Draft slot? QB trade scenario? Roster construction?

What results around the NFL this weekend impact the Vikings' draft spot? What about an offseason quarterback swap? You had questions, we had some answers.
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January 5
Podcast: How much do the Vikings need to change?

Podcast: How much do the Vikings need to change?

Ahead of Sunday's game against the Bears, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the second consecutive losing season under coach Mike Zimmer, which can bring about change in the NFL.
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January 4
Minnesota Vikings receiver K.J. Osborn (17) celebrated after catching a game winning a 27-yard touchdown reception in overtime.

On to 2022: Five Vikings players who emerged as keepers

Receiver K.J. Osborn, guard Ezra Cleveland, safety Camryn Bynum, returner Kene Nwangwu and kicker Greg Joseph showed this season they might have staying power.
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January 3
Vikings defensive back Mackensie Alexander trailed the action as Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams caught a long pass from Aaron Rodgers on Sunday

Rodgers' dominance shows Vikings' secondary is again a problem

The Packers quarterback has thrown 13 touchdowns without an interception in his past four games against Minnesota, posting passer ratings above 100 each time.
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January 3
Podcast: Mike Zimmer has few answers after Vikings' 27-point loss in Green Bay

Podcast: Mike Zimmer has few answers after Vikings' 27-point loss in Green Bay

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins react to Zimmer's postgame comments, quarterback Sean Mannion's start and the direction of the franchise from Lambeau Field.
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January 2
Minnesota Vikings defensive back Kris Boyd (29) reacted after bringing down Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud (14) in the third quarte

Vikings-Packers inactives: Dantzler out; Boyd starting at cornerback

Cameron Dantzler was a midweek addition to the injury report with a calf issue, elevating cornerback Kris Boyd into his sixth NFL start against the Packers.