Former Vikings coach Mike Zimmer earlier this season.

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From left, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, quarterback Kirk Cousins, general manager Rick Spielman and co-owner Mark Wilf at the Vikings TCO
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Zimmer era boils down to four years before and after Kirk Cousins

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It's an even four-year split, with more success coming before Cousins than after Cousins — and a 2018 Scouting Combine quote that still haunts.
In this June 26, 2009 photo, Minnesota Timberwolves David Kahn, right, president of basketball operations, presents a jersey to first round draft pick
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December 15, 2021
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Vikings QB Kirk Cousins.
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Mock draft shows Vikings would be in great position to take a QB

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Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman.
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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.
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MVP voter says he won't pick Aaron Rodgers because QB is a 'jerk'

January 5
A Chicago-based writer and NFL analyst laid out his case during a radio interview Tuesday.
Green Bay Packers free safety Darnell Savage (26) reacted after he intercepted a pass meant for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18)
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Whine and cheese: Packers fans blame officiating, overturned call for loss

November 22, 2021
In a rare turnabout, it wasn't Vikings fans who were complaining about getting robbed by the officials. Packers fans were the ones feeling wronged.
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Dylan Bundy's signing raises question: Did Twins learn anything?

December 2, 2021
Free agent pitcher Dylan Bundy, who was signed Wednesday, has some upside. But his recent track record suggests he has more downside.
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RandBall: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers caught in his big vaccination lie

November 4, 2021
Rodgers tried to have it both ways. Now the reportedly unvaccinated QB will miss Sunday's game after testing positive for COVID.
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Today's Scoreboard

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  • Oklahoma City

    Charlotte

     

    - F

    98

    121

  • LA Lakers

    Orlando

     

    - F

    116

    105

  • LA Clippers

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    102

    101

  • Portland

    Boston

     

    - F

    109

    105

  • Miami

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    108

    110

  • Toronto

    Washington

     

    - F

    109

    105

  • Chicago

    Milwaukee

     

    - F

    90

    94

  • Brooklyn

    San Antonio

     

    - F

    117

    102

  • Memphis

    Denver

     

    - F

    122

    118

  • Detroit

    Utah

     

    - F

    101

    111

  • Houston

    Golden State

     

    - F

    103

    105

  • NY Rangers

    Carolina

     

    - F

    3

    6

  • Pittsburgh

    Columbus

     

    - F

    5

    2

  • Dallas

    Detroit

     

    - F

    5

    4

  • Arizona

    NY Islanders

     

    - F

    0

    4

  • Minnesota

    Chicago

     

    - F

    5

    1

  • Tampa Bay

    Anaheim

     

    - F

    1

    5

  • St. Louis

    Seattle

     

    - F

    5

    0

  • Florida

    Vancouver

     

    - F

    2

    1

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