Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in the second quarter. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com - Minneapolis, MN - October 28, 2018, US Bank

Cousins, Vikings overcome Patterson return, beat Bears 19-13

Kirk Cousins will take a victory any day of the week. That he finally got one on a Monday night didn't seem to matter.

It's the Vikings' turn to rally late in a 28-27 victory over Carolina

November 29
Kirk Cousins hits hit Chad Beebe with 46 seconds left, shortly after Beebe had muffed a punt that seemed to doom the Vikings' comeback chances.

For Vikings' Kirk Cousins to be a star, clutch play counts, whether he likes that or not

November 23
Quarterbacks tend to make their name with the game on the line.
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2 minutes ago
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith (84) celebrated after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribun

Viking will face Jaguars without Irv Smith and D.J. Wonnum

Running back Dalvin Cook was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November.
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2:50pm
Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen (19) is pushed out of bounds by Dallas Cowboys' Anthony Brown (30) after a gain of 51 yards on a catch and run

Adam Thielen returns to Vikings after COVID-19 quarantine

The veteran receiver missed Sunday's victory over Carolina and is back for this Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
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12:22pm

Ben Goessling's Vikings-Jaguars prediction

Near-victories against the Packers and Browns show Jacksonville hasn't quit on its season, but the Vikings have too much to gain from a win on…
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December 3
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) intercepted a pass from Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) in the second quarter.

Eric Kendricks keeps finding the right place to be for the Vikings

Linebackers Kendricks and Eric Wilson have a knack for playmaking that has helped the team's young cornerbacks.
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December 3
U.S. Bank Stadium.

U.S. Bank Stadium reserve predicted to mushroom to nearly half a billion by '25

E-pulltab sales fuel surprisingly resilient fund created to pay off state's share of four-year-old building.
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December 3
Chris Hovan  Credit: Pinellas County jail

Charges: Ex-Viking Hovan caught driving extremely drunk, with kid in car near his Tampa area home

Preliminary breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.309% and 0.315%, nearly four times the legal limit.
Sports
December 2

Vikings say they've worked to avoid a COVID quarterbacking disaster

The Broncos' situation, with none available, serves as cautionary tale.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 8 3 0 .727 349 283 4-1 4-2
    Minnesota 5 6 0 .455 292 305 2-4 3-2
    Chicago 5 6 0 .455 216 250 2-3 3-3
    Detroit 4 7 0 .364 252 328 1-4 3-3
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 9 2 0 .818 326 225 5-1 4-1
    Tampa Bay 7 5 0 .583 344 280 3-3 4-2
    Atlanta 4 7 0 .364 295 281 2-4 2-3
    Carolina 4 8 0 .333 280 300 2-4 2-4
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    NY Giants 4 7 0 .364 214 253 2-3 2-4
    Washington 4 7 0 .364 241 243 3-3 1-4
    Philadelphia 3 7 1 .318 237 277 2-3 1-4
    Dallas 3 8 0 .273 251 359 2-4 1-4
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 8 3 0 .727 341 304 5-0 3-3
    Los Angeles 7 4 0 .636 263 215 4-1 3-3
    Arizona 6 5 0 .545 304 258 3-2 3-3
    San Francisco 5 6 0 .455 261 254 1-4 4-2
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 11 0 0 1.000 317 188 6-0 5-0
    Cleveland 8 3 0 .727 265 286 5-1 3-2
    Baltimore 6 5 0 .545 282 214 2-3 4-2
    Cincinnati 2 8 1 .227 230 289 2-3 0-5
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 8 3 0 .727 324 285 4-2 4-1
    Indianapolis 7 4 0 .636 302 253 4-2 3-2
    Houston 4 7 0 .364 268 297 2-3 2-4
    Jacksonville 1 10 0 .091 227 325 1-5 0-5
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 8 3 0 .727 299 282 5-1 3-2
    Miami 7 4 0 .636 284 205 3-2 4-2
    New England 5 6 0 .455 229 255 4-2 1-4
    NY Jets 0 11 0 .000 152 322 0-6 0-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 10 1 0 .909 348 238 4-1 6-0
    Las Vegas 6 5 0 .545 292 319 2-3 4-2
    Denver 4 7 0 .364 209 298 2-4 2-3
    Los Angeles 3 8 0 .273 277 300 2-3 1-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 2768
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1130
    A. Mattison MIN 338
    K. Cousins MIN 77
    M. Boone MIN 18
    C. Ham MIN 18
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jefferson MIN 918
    A. Thielen MIN 646
    K. Rudolph MIN 334
    D. Cook MIN 255
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 182
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 107
    E. Wilson MIN 78
    A. Harris MIN 73
    J. Gladney MIN 57
    H. Smith MIN 57
  • Interceptions
    E. Kendricks MIN 3
    H. Smith MIN 3
    E. Wilson MIN 3
  • Sacks
    E. Wilson MIN 3.0
    D. Wonnum MIN 3.0
    I. Odenigbo MIN 2.5
    J. Johnson MIN 1.5
    (3) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady TB 3300
    R. Wilson SEA 3216
    M. Ryan ATL 3163
    A. Rodgers GB 3100
    J. Goff LAR 3021
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1130
    R. Jones II TB 820
    K. Drake ARI 719
    E. Elliott DAL 707
    K. Murray ARI 650
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Metcalf SEA 1039
    D. Hopkins ARI 967
    T. McLaurin WAS 963
    D. Moore CAR 924
    J. Jefferson MIN 918
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. White TB 109
    E. Kendricks MIN 107
    B. Martinez NYG 101
    R. Smith CHI 101
    (2) Players 100
  • Interceptions
    C. Davis III TB 4
    K. Fuller WAS 4
    D. Williams LAR 4
    J. Bradberry NYG 3
    (10) Players 3
  • Sacks
    A. Donald LAR 10.0
    T. Hendrickson NO 9.5
    Z. Smith GB 9.0
    J. Pierre-Paul TB 8.5
    K. Hyder SF 7.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Mahomes KC 3497
    D. Watson HOU 3201
    J. Allen BUF 3028
    J. Herbert LAC 3015
    P. Rivers IND 2978
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 1257
    J. Robinson JAX 890
    J. Jacobs LV 782
    N. Chubb CLE 719
    K. Hunt CLE 706
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hill KC 1021
    T. Kelce KC 978
    S. Diggs BUF 945
    W. Fuller V HOU 879
    K. Allen LAC 875
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Cunningham HOU 109
    J. Schobert JAX 93
    A. Johnson DEN 92
    N. Hewitt NYJ 89
    J. Poyer BUF 89
  • Interceptions
    X. Howard MIA 7
    J. Jackson NE 6
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 4
    J. Simmons DEN 4
    (7) Players 3
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 11.0
    M. Garrett CLE 9.5
    B. Dupree PIT 8.0
    E. Ogbah MIA 8.0
    (2) Players 7.5
  • Tuesday, December 1
    Baltimore 0, Pittsburgh 0,
  • Wednesday, December 2
    Pittsburgh 19, Baltimore 14, F
  • Thursday, December 3
    Dallas 0, Baltimore 0,
  • Sunday, December 6
    Cleveland @ Tennessee Indianapolis @ Houston Detroit @ Chicago
    Jacksonville @ Minnesota Las Vegas @ NY Jets New Orleans @ Atlanta
    Washington 0, Pittsburgh 0, Cincinnati @ Miami NY Giants @ Seattle
    Los Angeles @ Arizona New England @ Los Angeles Philadelphia @ Green Bay
    Denver @ Kansas City
  • Monday, December 7
    Dallas 0, Baltimore 0, Washington @ Pittsburgh Buffalo @ San Francisco
  • Tuesday, December 8
    Dallas @ Baltimore
  • Thursday, December 10
    New England @ Los Angeles
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December 2

Scouting report: Vikings vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday: Noon at U.S. Bank Stadium (Ch. 4, 100.3-FM, 1130-AM)ABOUT THE JAGUARS• The Jaguars (1-10) have the NFL's second-worst record, ahead of only the winless…
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December 2

Adam Thielen cleared to return to Vikings practice, expected to play Sunday

The receiver was on the COVID-19 list, which is now empty.
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December 1
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer tied to draw the pass interference call as he pointed to the replay in the second quarter. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer watches as unique NFL season doesn't stop axes from falling

Lions' Matt Patricia is third man to go; Mike Zimmer's job was never in jeopardy.
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December 1
John Drum

New U.S. Bank Stadium GM John Drum comes with baseball, football, hockey credentials

ASM Global named John Drum to permanently oversee bookings and event operations at the $1.1. billion giant.
Sports
December 1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) after their NFL football game Sunday

Mark Craig's Week 13 NFL Power Rankings

Kansas City moves ahead of Pittsburgh, which is waiting and waiting to play its Week 12 game.
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December 1
Minnesota Vikings long snapper Austin Cutting (58).   ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – Eagan, MN – August 1, 2019, TCO Performanc

Vikings waive long snapper Austin Cutting

Andrew DePaola has won the job after two weeks' work, although Cutting could return to the practice squad.
Sports
November 30
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) caught a touchdown while being contested by Carolina Panthers cornerback Rasul Douglas (24) in t

Who are the Vikings' emergency quarterbacks? Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph

Mike Zimmer says he has a plan if COVID-19 leaves the team without all four of its QBs.
November 30
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chad Beebe (12) caught the game winning touchdown with under a minute to play over the head of Carolina Panthers corne

Beebe roasted, then toasted, by Vikings fans in game's final minutes

If you're looking to capture the mayhem will be remembered from the final minutes of Sunday's Vikings game, look no further than what people were saying about Chad Beebe.
Sports
November 30
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passed late in the fourth quarter.

Like clockwork: How Kirk Cousins, Vikings beat the Panthers by managing their time

The Vikings' chances for a late-game comeback hinged on Kirk Cousins' ability to handle an even tougher task than he'd failed at the previous week during the loss to Dallas. Here's how he came through this time.
Vikings
November 29

Vikings-Panthers game balls

LB/S Jeremy ChinnThe Panthers rookie was the third player in NFL history with multiple fumble returns for touchdowns in the same game. And he scored…
Vikings
November 29

Vikings-Panthers combined to score in bundles

Bundling the big pointsThere were 38 points scored in the second half, and 32 of them came in the opening and closing minutes:Third quarter14:01: On…
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November 29
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) celebrated with tight end Tyler Conklin (83) after he ran a pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins (

Without Adam Thielen, the Vikings spread the ball around

Chad Beebe and Bisi Johnson had career-highs in catches and yards while Justin Jefferson shined in the red zone.
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November 29
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) scrambled out of the pocket with the ball in the second quarter. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@

Kirk Cousins shows his range, good and bad, in victory

The Vikings quarterback relied on accuracy to win the game but lost another fumble, too.