Vikings
September 12
Justin Jefferson followed his two older brothers to LSU, where he led the nation last year in receptions with 111 before entering the draft.

LSU's Jefferson, a first-rounder for the Vikings, grabbing plenty of attention

Justin Jefferson spent much of Vikings training camp as the team's third wideout behind Adam Thielen and Bisi Johnson, but made a number of highlight catches and shown a nuanced understanding of the position.
Vikings
September 11

Large rookie class looking to make large impact for Vikings

The Vikings had 15 draft picks in April, the largest class in the NFL's seven-round era and the team's most since 1985. Nine of those players, and one undrafted rookie, are on the active roster in Week 1. Six others on the practice squad.
Coronavirus
September 11
Viktor the Viking wandered the sidelines ahead of last year's season opener against the Atlanta Falcons Sept. 8 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Vikings try new ways to connect with fans for Sunday's Border Battle

It may be one of the most spirited NFL rivalries, but the Vikings-Green Bay border battle Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium will be remarkably subdued regardless of the action
Vikings
September 11
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Watch: StribSports Live 2020 fantasy football preview

Get ready for the fantasy football season with our StribSports Live preview, featuring Michael Rand, Chris Hine and a special guest who probably takes it way more seriously than you.
Vikings
September 11
Quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) has a lucrative new contract and a supporting running game. Can he take the offense — and the team — to the next leve

Cousins delivers stability, but can he lead Vikings to a championship?

Quarterback Kirk Cousins would like to spend the rest of his career with the Vikings. He also understands that he'll have to be effective enough for the team to want to keep him.
Vikings
September 11

Live now: Packers 43, Vikings 34 late 4th quarter

Tap here for game updates, analysis from Star Tribune football writers and more from before the opening kickoff until the final play of today's game between the Vikings and Packers.
Vikings
September 11
End racism? Messaging from NFL, booing from fans shows challenge

End racism? Messaging from NFL, booing from fans shows challenge

The NFL should get some credit for the steps it has taken, but Thursday should remind us — as so much does these days — of how far we have left to go.
Vikings
September 11
Danielle Hunter will miss at least the first three weeks of the 2020 NFL season.

Spielman hopeful Hunter's stay on IR is minimum three weeks

During an interview with SiriusXM radio, Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the team will have to "reassess" Danielle Hunter's injury to know how soon he can actually return.
Vikings
September 11
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Vikings to recognize George Floyd's family before Sunday's game

The Vikings also announced they will wear t-shirts with the names of 200 individuals who have been killed by acts of racism or police brutality during Sunday’s pregame efforts to bring awareness to social justice issues
Vikings
September 11
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hands the ball off during the second half vs. the Vikings last season.

Hartman: Zimmer lacks usual info about Packers going into Sunday's game

With no preseason games this year in the NFL because of the virus, scouting teams has been difficult, but the Vikings know Sunday's foe well.
Vikings
September 11
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson scrambles against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half Thursday.

Souhan: more Lamars and Deshauns, fewer Kirks and Toms will define this NFL season

Quarterback play has never been better in the NFL, for a number of good and heartening reasons.
Vikings
September 10
“My role is going to be hugely different in that I’m not allowed on the field,” said NBC sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who added that she's

Tafoya's riddle: Being a sideline reporter when you're banned from the field

The football season ahead for longtime Twin Cities resident Michele Tafoya seems less like a test and more like an impossible riddle as she prepares for a season of Sunday Night Football on NBC.
Vikings
September 10
How can you pick against a team led by Mitch Trubisky? If you're Mark Craig, it's pretty easy.

Mark Craig's Week 1 NFL picks against the spread

It seems like only forever since Super Bowl LIV, but non-virtual, social-collision football has returned. Here is a crack at trying to predict an unpredictable first week of the 2020 season.
Vikings
September 10
Riley Reiff (71)

Watch: Answering your Vikings questions ahead of Sunday's opener

Offensive line? Secondary? The atmosphere at U.S. Bank Stadium? Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand will try to answer your questions ahead of the Vikings' Sunday opener.
Vikings
September 10
Huge question: Can Vikings protect Cousins in obvious passing situations?

Huge question: Can Vikings protect Cousins in obvious passing situations?

With talent on both sides of the ball, how concerned should Vikings fans be about the one fundamental thing that likely will make or break their season?
Coronavirus
September 10
About 5,000 Chiefs fans were allowed to watch a training camp practice last month at Arrowhead Stadium. About 18,000 will be at Thursday’s season op

Can the NFL season beat the pandemic? We'll find out starting tonight

Will the NFL really be able to maneuver through a worldwide pandemic, playing 256 regular-season games, 12 playoff games and making it to the end of Super Bowl in Tampa in February?
Vikings
September 10
Syd Davy had his gameday garb on during the NFL draft in April 2019 in Nashville.

Reusse: This week, Vikings superfans must taunt Packers from a distance

"Playing the Packers … and we fans can't be there, trying to make life miserable for Aaron Rodgers. We haven't missed an opener since 1987. This is terrible." That's from a Vikings fan who lives in British Columbia.
Vikings
September 10
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during an NFL football training camp practice Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP

Power rankings to playoff predictions: Mark Craig previews the NFL season

The NFL returns to live action Thursday night in Kansas City. Here are Mark Craig's story lines, teams and players to watch as the NFL embarks on a new season amid pandemic and racial strife.
Vikings
September 10
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Vikings Week 1 scouting report: Green Bay Packers

The Packers are coming off a 13-3 season and NFC North title that ended with a 37-20 loss to San Francisco in the NFC Championship Game.
Vikings
September 10
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wants QB Kirk Cousins to take charge in the fourth quarter.

Vikings' social justice committee discussing ways to raise cause awareness on game days

Players have "a couple things on the docket" on how to attract attention to social justice on game days but have yet to decide.
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