Vikings
November 30, 2019

Mark Craig's NFL Week 13 story lines

What to watch for Sunday in the NFL
Vikings
November 30, 2019
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, right, even with quarteback Ben Roethlisberger on the sideline with him this season, still has Pittsburgh in contention fo

NFL coach of the year? Don't overlook Mike Tomlin

Despite losses on offense, the Steelers (plus-10 on turnovers) are in the ACF playoffs hunt.
Vikings
November 30, 2019

Beyond NFL Week 13

Once a week, Mark Craig will dissect stats from around the league. This week, he tackles the Ravens' prolific offense and two special running backs.
Vikings
November 29, 2019
Vikings free safety Harrison Smith was limited in practice this week with a groin injury as the team prepares to play Seattle.

Depth at safety might be tested for Vikings on Monday vs. Seahawks

The Vikings' outlook at safety for Monday night's game at Seattle is uncertain with Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris limited by injuries. They have been "in and out" during 11-on-11 practice reps this week.
Vikings
November 29, 2019
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen wore street clothes during warmups and sat out the game Oct. 24 vs. Washington.

Thielen optimistic he will be able to play Monday in Seattle

Adam Thielen, who hasn't played since aggravating his hamstring Nov. 3, conceded he likely won't play if he isn't 100% Monday. But he said things have gone "according to plan" this week.
Vikings
November 29, 2019
Access Vikings: A healthy offense?

Access Vikings: A healthy offense?

Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer say the outlook for Minnesota's offense being healthy against Seattle is looking optimistic, but the potential for their ability to overcome the Seahawks is less however.
Vikings
November 29, 2019
Adam Thielen: 'I couldn't do my job to a high enough level'

Adam Thielen: 'I couldn't do my job to a high enough level'

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has been recovering from a hamstring injury since Week 7 and after following a strict plan he hopes to be ready to face Seattle on Monday.
Vikings
November 29, 2019
Kevin Stefanski anticipates battle to the end against Seattle

Kevin Stefanski anticipates battle to the end against Seattle

Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski says Minnesota will need to be very careful when carrying the ball against the Seahawks due to their ability to create turnovers.
Vikings
November 29, 2019
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson rarely makes a mistake inside the 20-yard line, with a notable exception.

Inside red zone, Seahawks QB Wilson mostly red-hot

Russell Wilson, who last week became the first quarterback to open his career with eight consecutive winning seasons, has thrown 157 touchdowns and only nine interceptions in the red zone in 136 games.
Vikings
November 28, 2019

Scouting report: Vikings vs. Seahawks

The Seahawks' 23rd-ranked defense has surrendered yards, but it trails only New England and Pittsburgh in takeaways with 24.
Vikings
November 28, 2019

Red-Zone Russell by the numbers

Russell Wilson in the red zone is near automatic.
Vikings
November 28, 2019
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.

Dalvin Cook among nine on Vikings injury report

The Vikings did not practice Thursday, but issued an injury report for their Monday night game in Seattle, in accordance with NFL rules.
Vikings
November 27, 2019
Xavier Rhodes (29) and Andrew Sendejo defended a Seahawks receiver during a 2013 game in Seattle.

Vikings coaches focus on improving pass defense

The secondary ranks in the bottom half of the league in three key categories.
Vikings
November 27, 2019
The Vikings will need to figure out how to stop Russell Wilson to beat the Seahawks.

Vikings' pass defense needs quick fix to defeat Seahawks, Wilson

What was once a strength of this Vikings defense — its coverage — has lapsed while Minnesota surrendered more than 400 yards on average during the last three games before the bye.
Vikings
November 27, 2019
Adam Thielen

Return of Thielen would boost Vikings' passing game

A hamstring injury has sidelined Adam Thielen for most of the past five games. It appears Thielen will be back for Monday's game in Seattle.
Vikings
November 27, 2019
Access Vikings: Injuries could cause problems

Access Vikings: Injuries could cause problems

Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer say that despite the bye week there are still lingering injuries with some of the Vikings players, including Adam Thielen, which could affect them against Seattle.
Vikings
November 27, 2019
Cousins: 'You're only as good as your last game'

Cousins: 'You're only as good as your last game'

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has a lot of respect for Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson and says he's taken the extra time during the bye week to prepare for what he says will be a very tough game to win.
Vikings
November 27, 2019
Diggs on Seahawks: 'They thrive on turnovers'

Diggs on Seahawks: 'They thrive on turnovers'

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs says that their roster depth has enabled them to be successful without Adam Thielen over the past four weeks and will be necessary as they near the end of the season.
Vikings
November 27, 2019
Cook says he's always self-scouting

Cook says he's always self-scouting

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook took the bye week to clear his mind, which he says was necessary at this point in the season.
Vikings
November 27, 2019
Zimmer says bye week gave opportunity to reevaluate

Zimmer says bye week gave opportunity to reevaluate

It's been almost a year since the Vikings promoted Kevin Stefanski to offensive coordinator, and head coach Mike Zimmer says he's happy with the way the offense has evolved.

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