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Top 10 grade makes us ask: Is Cousins really the problem?
The QB has been up and down, but data suggests on the whole he has been well above average for the Vikings.
Souhan: Zimmer's optimism must be tempered
Assuming better defensive health is fair. But so is assuming less good fortune in terms of offensive health, which is worrisome because of the Vikings' lack of quality depth at wide receiver, offensive line and quarterback.
Former Viking Allen is finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame
Jared Allen, the former Vikings defensive end standout, joins Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson among the list of 15 finalists.
With NFL's playoff parity, Vikings are again on the outside looking in
On the NFL: Every year since 1990, at least four teams have made the playoffs that didn't the year before. And the Vikings are a model for postseason inconsistency.
Zimmer's look at 2020 Vikings centers on defensive injuries, offensive consistency
In short, the Vikings might go into next season betting they can return to the playoffs simply with a better-executed version of the approach they took in 2020.
Pending free agent Harris says Vikings hold 'special place' for him
Safety Anthony Harris again embarks on unrestricted free agency after a disappointing season for the Vikings playing on a one-year franchise tag.
Reusse: NFL's 'fire coordinator' scam now covers special teams
Did the Vikings' Marwan Maalouf not tell Dan Bailey to make more kicks, or K.J. Osborn to stop bobbling punts?
Maalouf is out as Vikings' special teams coordinator
After the unit struggled this season, Coach Mike Zimmer said he'll let the two-year contract of Maalouf expire and search for a replacement.
Are Vikings (and Cousins) headed for six coordinators in six years?
With offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak at least mulling retirement, the Vikings could be making a new hire again.
Scoggins: Zimmer's legacy as Vikings coach hinges on this offseason
The Wilfs should start by issuing an edict to their coach and GM Rick Spielman: Missing the playoffs again next season won't be acceptable.
Kubiak's future is key offseason question for Vikings
Offensive coordinator job has had a lot of turnover.
Vikings' Odenigbo has 'disappointing year' leading defensive line
Ifeadi Odenigbo, a 26-year-old defensive end, is a restricted free agent this offseason and knows NFL opportunities can be fleeting.
Under Zimmer, Vikings have needed good health to reach the playoffs
Two players who stood out, two concerns for the team, two trends to watch and one big question after the season-ending 37-35 win over the Lions.
Roughing penalty on Cousins sack tops Sunday's strange NFL moments
Week 17 in the league proved to be one of the weirdest in an already wild season.
Cousins at his best? The record says mediocre
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is 51-51-2 in his career, and his top statistics came in games he didn't win.
Lions receivers feast on Vikings' decimated defensive backs
A patchwork Vikings secondary limped to the finish during Sunday's 37-35 victory in Detroit, allowing seven more completions of at least 20 yards.
Here's a look at the Vikings' 2021 opponents
The 2021 NFL season is a long way away, but the Vikings' opponents have already been set, including a meeting with Kevin Stefanski's Browns.
Souhan: Where would Vikings be without rookie sensation Jefferson?
Is Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson the NFL offensive rookie of the year? And did he have a better rookie season than Randy Moss turned in?
Vikings end mediocre season with win: 'We just weren't good enough'
"Maybe it's the best we could have done," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said after Minnesota finished the season 7-9 and out of the playoffs.
Vikings-Lions game balls
Handing out the hardware after Sunday's season finale
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