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Can Vikings kicker Joseph keep one bad miss from becoming more?

12:48pm
The Arizona Cardinals celebrated after Minnesota Vikings kicker Greg Joseph (1) missed a 37-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the game Sund
The Vikings host the Seahawks Sunday for the first time since that fateful playoff game where Blair Walsh missed wide left from 27 yards.

Vikings' Barr back at practice, approaching return from knee injury

September 23
Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) during an offseason workout.
Linebacker Anthony Barr practiced back-to-back days for the first time since he suffered the unspecified injury in early August.
Vikings
2:29pm
Young Minnesota Vikings fans donned Viking helmets and watched warmups before a preseason game last month.

3:25 p.m. Sunday: Vikings vs. Seattle: TV/radio, statistics, social media, stories and more

After two close and frustrating losses on the road to start the season, the Vikings play their home opener against Seattle. Here's a guide to prepare for the game and information you can use following the kickoff.
Vikings
11:36am
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer during Sunday’s loss in Arizona.

Despite Zimmer's words, Vikings are 0-2, not '2 plays away from being 2-0'

On The NFL: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer knows there is no coulda, woulda, shoulda column in the standings. He's simply trying to encourage a winless team and a sucker-punched fan base.
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11:16am
Russell Wilson

Can the Vikings stop Russell Wilson? Here's the Seahawks scouting report

The Seahawks, like the Vikings, are coming off a final-play loss entering Sunday's game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
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9:05am
Minnesota Vikings kicker Greg Joseph (1) reacts to missing a game-winning field goal attempt against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of a

Inside the head of Vikings kicker Greg Joseph + Suggs on Pitino

A would-be placekicker uses his training camp experience to analyze Joseph's up-and-down first two games. Also, Jalen Suggs/Richard Pitino chatter and Mark Craig has a new view of the Packers on the Daily Delivery podcast.
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6:42am
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) celebrates a sack of Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.

Vikings mailbag: What's up with the defense? Who's the next emerging player?

Send questions to @Andrew_Krammer on Twitter or andrew.krammer@startribune.com, and listen for answers on the weekly Access Vikings podcast, or find them here on Fridays.
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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September 23
Light streamed in Thursday from the transparent roof over U.S. Bank Stadium ahead of Sunday’s home opener against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Vikings and U.S. Bank Stadium prepare for state's largest indoor crowd since December 2019

Vikings are planning a reopening celebration sans vaccine or mask requirements.
Vikings
September 23
Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler during training camp.

After 'surprise' benching, Vikings' Dantzler embracing different roles

Cameron Dantzler, the 2020 third-round pick, was a healthy scratch by coaches in Week 1. But he was needed against Arizona on special teams and in the secondary.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 1 1 0 .500 38 55 1-0 0-1
    Chicago 1 1 0 .500 34 51 1-0 0-1
    Minnesota 0 2 0 .000 57 61 - 0-2
    Detroit 0 2 0 .000 50 76 0-1 0-1
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Carolina 3 0 0 1.000 69 30 2-0 1-0
    Tampa Bay 2 0 0 1.000 79 54 2-0 -
    New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 45 29 1-0 0-1
    Atlanta 0 2 0 .000 31 80 0-1 0-1
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Washington 1 1 0 .500 46 49 1-1 -
    Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 43 23 0-1 1-0
    Dallas 1 1 0 .500 49 48 - 1-1
    NY Giants 0 2 0 .000 42 57 0-1 0-1
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    San Francisco 2 0 0 1.000 58 44 - 2-0
    Los Angeles 2 0 0 1.000 61 38 1-0 1-0
    Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 72 46 1-0 1-0
    Seattle 1 1 0 .500 58 49 0-1 1-0
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cleveland 1 1 0 .500 60 54 1-0 0-1
    Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 40 42 0-1 1-0
    Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 63 68 1-0 0-1
    Cincinnati 1 1 0 .500 44 44 1-0 0-1
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 46 68 0-1 1-0
    Houston 1 2 0 .333 67 76 1-1 0-1
    Indianapolis 0 2 0 .000 40 55 0-2 -
    Jacksonville 0 2 0 .000 34 60 0-1 0-1
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 51 23 0-1 1-0
    Miami 1 1 0 .500 17 51 0-1 1-0
    New England 1 1 0 .500 41 23 0-1 1-0
    NY Jets 0 2 0 .000 20 44 0-1 0-1
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Las Vegas 2 0 0 1.000 59 44 1-0 1-0
    Denver 2 0 0 1.000 50 26 - 2-0
    Kansas City 1 1 0 .500 68 65 1-0 0-1
    Los Angeles 1 1 0 .500 37 36 0-1 1-0
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 595
    J. Jefferson MIN 11
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 192
    K. Cousins MIN 35
    A. Mattison MIN 13
    A. Abdullah MIN 4
  • Receiving Yards
    K. Osborn MIN 167
    J. Jefferson MIN 136
    A. Thielen MIN 131
    D. Cook MIN 60
    T. Conklin MIN 56
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 26
    N. Vigil MIN 18
    H. Smith MIN 15
    D. Hunter MIN 13
    B. Breeland MIN 11
  • Interceptions
    N. Vigil MIN 1
    X. Woods MIN 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 4.0
    M. Pierce MIN 2.0
    H. Smith MIN 1.0
    N. Vigil MIN 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    S. Darnold CAR 888
    K. Murray ARI 689
    T. Brady TB 655
    D. Prescott DAL 640
    M. Stafford LAR 599
  • Rushing Yards
    C. McCaffrey CAR 201
    D. Cook MIN 192
    D. Montgomery CHI 169
    A. Gibson WAS 159
    E. Mitchell SF 146
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Moore CAR 285
    D. Samuel SF 282
    T. Lockett SEA 278
    C. Kupp LAR 271
    S. Shepard NYG 207
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 33
    E. Kendricks MIN 26
    B. Martinez NYG 21
    J. Brooks SEA 20
    (2) Players 20
  • Interceptions
    T. Diggs DAL 2
    M. Edwards TB 2
    P. Adebo NO 1
    S. Barrett TB 1
    (21) Players 1
  • Sacks
    C. Jones ARI 5.0
    H. Reddick CAR 4.5
    D. Hunter MIN 4.0
    J. Allen WAS 3.0
    (2) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Carr LV 817
    P. Mahomes KC 680
    J. Herbert LAC 675
    T. Bridgewater DEN 592
    R. Tannehill TEN 559
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 240
    J. Mixon CIN 196
    L. Jackson BAL 193
    N. Chubb CLE 178
    D. Harris NE 162
  • Receiving Yards
    B. Cooks HOU 322
    T. Hill KC 211
    K. Allen LAC 208
    T. Kelce KC 185
    M. Brown BAL 182
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Cunningham HOU 28
    C. Kirksey HOU 22
    D. Perryman LV 22
    V. Hargreaves III HOU 18
    (2) Players 17
  • Interceptions
    J. Jackson NE 2
    T. Mathieu KC 2
    J. Reid HOU 2
    A. Averett BAL 1
    (17) Players 1
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 3.0
    J. Uche NE 3.0
    T. Watt PIT 3.0
    J. Allen JAX 2.0
    (7) Players 2.0
  • Sunday, September 26
    Indianapolis @ Tennessee Los Angeles @ Kansas City Washington @ Buffalo
    Chicago @ Cleveland Atlanta @ NY Giants Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
    Baltimore @ Detroit New Orleans @ New England Arizona @ Jacksonville
    Miami @ Las Vegas NY Jets @ Denver Tampa Bay @ Los Angeles
    Seattle @ Minnesota Green Bay @ San Francisco
  • Monday, September 27
    Philadelphia @ Dallas
  • Thursday, September 30
    Jacksonville @ Cincinnati
Vikings
September 23
This week’s NFL slate feature one game between 2-0 teams: Aaron Donald (above) and the Rams vs. Tom Brady and the Bucs.

Mark Craig's Week 3 NFL picks against the spread

Our NFL Insider went 13-3 straight up and 10-6 against the spread in Week 2. With that confidence, his Upset Special this week involves ... the Vikings.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes an 11-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct
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September 23
Giants TE Kyle Rudolph.

Did ex-Vikings tight end Rudolph take a shot at Zimmer?

In praising new head coach Joe Judge, Kyle Rudolph also described what he lacked with the Vikings and it didn't sound like high praise for Mike Zimmer.
Vikings
September 22
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during a 2019 win over the Vikings in Seattle.

Vikings hope to be inhospitable to Russell Wilson in their home opener

The Seattle quarterback will visit U.S. Bank Stadium for the first time on Sunday, seeking his fourth win in as many tries in a state where he has never lost as a college or pro quarterback.
Vikings
September 22
Safety Harrison Smith, one of the highest paid players on the Vikings.

Souhan: Who to blame for Vikings' loss? Always follow the money

Anthony Barr, Harrison Smith and Kirk Cousins are making millions, they're supposed to be the key to big victories, not a temp placekicker.
Access Vikings
September 22
Podcast: Russell Wilson is 7-0 vs. the Vikings; can they finally top him?

Podcast: Russell Wilson is 7-0 vs. the Vikings; can they finally top him?

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Michael Rand preview Sunday's home opener at U.S. Bank Stadium, where Seattle arrives with the same quarterback but a vulnerable team.
Vikings
September 22
Jared Allen, Matt Birk and Kevin Williams are among the 122 players on the initial list to be considered for induction in the 2022 class of the Pro Fo

Allen, Birk and Kevin Williams among Hall of Fame's first list for Class of 2022

There are five other candidates with ties to the Vikings on the list, which will be trimmed several times before the final selections are made.
Vikings
September 22
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) walked off the field with trainers during Sunday’s game in Arizona.

Despite latest injury, Vikings will still lean on Cook against Seattle

Dalvin Cook will "get a little bit" of work at Wednesday's practice, Mike Zimmer said. But the Vikings' priority is getting him ready for another big workload Sunday
Access Vikings
September 21
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 19,

Murray busted up the Vikings' defense. Here's how he did it

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray gave coach Mike Zimmer and his staff plenty to digest ahead of this Sunday's similar challenge in mobile Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Nfl
September 21
Quarterback Derek Carr has thrown for 817 yards in the Raiders’ 2-0 start.

Best and worst of the NFL in Week 2, and predictions for Week 3

The Raiders are on the rise and Tampa Bay is on a roll — and the Vikings are the best at something despite their winless start.
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September 21
November 24, 1953 Steve Myhra

A field goal doomed the Vikings' first close game. Final? 34-33

The 60th anniversary of the Vikings' first game sent me down a rabbit hole that led to Steve Myhra and an improbable score.
Access Vikings
September 21
The Vikings added quarterback Sean Mannion to the active roster from the practice squad on Tuesday.

Vikings add Mannion to active roster

The team cut running back Ameer Abdullah to make room for the quarterback.
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September 21
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.

Zimmer isn't coaching for his job yet, but he could be soon

One of Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer's primary mentors in life and coaching is credited with a quote that might come back to haunt Zimmer this year.
Vikings
September 21
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and staff reacted after giving up a 40 yard touchdown pass to Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11).

How long can Vikings decision-makers keep their jobs if losing continues?

How much longer can Mike Zimmer withstand losses? Michael Rand discusses that on the Daily Delivery podcast. Also, Andrew Krammer on Kyler Murray followed by Russell Wilson — and Randy Johnson on the U's football success.