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Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks

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2:59pm
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is sacked by Indianapolis Colts' DeForest Buckner (99) for a safety

Scoggins postgame: Cousins has miserable performance in Vikings dud

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Vikings
2:53pm

Poll: Will the 0-2 Vikings right the ship and make the playoffs?

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 2 0 0 1.000 85 55 1-0 1-0
    Chicago 2 0 0 1.000 44 36 1-0 1-0
    Minnesota 0 2 0 .000 45 71 0-1 0-1
    Detroit 0 2 0 .000 44 69 0-1 0-1
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 1 0 0 1.000 34 23 1-0 -
    Tampa Bay 1 1 0 .500 54 51 1-0 0-1
    Atlanta 0 2 0 .000 64 78 0-1 0-1
    Carolina 0 2 0 .000 47 65 0-1 0-1
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Washington 1 1 0 .500 42 47 1-0 0-1
    Dallas 1 1 0 .500 57 59 1-0 0-1
    NY Giants 0 2 0 .000 29 43 0-1 0-1
    Philadelphia 0 2 0 .000 36 64 0-1 0-1
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 54 35 1-0 1-0
    Los Angeles 2 0 0 1.000 57 36 1-0 1-0
    Seattle 1 0 0 1.000 38 25 - 1-0
    San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 51 37 0-1 1-0
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 71 22 1-0 1-0
    Pittsburgh 2 0 0 1.000 52 37 1-0 1-0
    Cleveland 1 1 0 .500 41 68 1-0 0-1
    Cincinnati 0 2 0 .000 43 51 0-1 0-1
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 2 0 0 1.000 49 44 1-0 1-0
    Jacksonville 1 1 0 .500 57 53 1-0 0-1
    Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 48 38 1-0 0-1
    Houston 0 2 0 .000 36 67 0-1 0-1
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 2 0 0 1.000 58 45 1-0 1-0
    New England 1 0 0 1.000 21 11 1-0 -
    NY Jets 0 2 0 .000 30 58 0-1 0-1
    Miami 0 2 0 .000 39 52 0-1 0-1
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 57 40 1-0 1-0
    Las Vegas 1 0 0 1.000 34 30 - 1-0
    Los Angeles 1 1 0 .500 36 36 0-1 1-0
    Denver 0 2 0 .000 35 42 0-1 0-1
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 259
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 50
    A. Mattison MIN 50
    K. Cousins MIN 34
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 110
    O. Johnson MIN 56
    A. Mattison MIN 30
    K. Rudolph MIN 28
    J. Jefferson MIN 26
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 11
    A. Harris MIN 8
    H. Hill MIN 7
    M. Hughes MIN 7
    A. Barr MIN 6
  • Interceptions
  • Sacks
  • Passing Yards
    M. Ryan ATL 450
    A. Rodgers GB 364
    R. Wilson SEA 322
    M. Stafford DET 297
    D. Jones NYG 279
  • Rushing Yards
    C. McCaffrey CAR 97
    E. Elliott DAL 96
    A. Peterson DET 93
    K. Murray ARI 91
    M. Brown LAR 79
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 157
    D. Adams GB 156
    D. Hopkins ARI 151
    C. Ridley ATL 130
    (2) Players 114
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Baker ARI 15
    E. Moseley SF 15
    B. Martinez NYG 13
    J. Adams SEA 12
    (2) Players 12
  • Interceptions
    J. Alexander GB 1
    C. Awuzie DAL 1
    Q. Diggs SEA 1
    K. Fuller CHI 1
    (5) Players 1
  • Passing Yards
    J. Burrow CIN 509
    B. Mayfield CLE 408
    P. Rivers IND 363
    J. Allen BUF 312
    L. Jackson BAL 275
  • Rushing Yards
    N. Chubb CLE 184
    K. Hunt CLE 158
    C. Edwards-Helaire KC 138
    D. Henry TEN 116
    J. Mixon CIN 115
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Crowder NYJ 115
    W. Fuller V HOU 112
    J. Landry CLE 107
    T. Boyd CIN 105
    (2) Players 101
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Baker MIA 16
    V. Bell CIN 16
    J. Bynes CIN 16
    B. Goodson CLE 16
    J. Bates III CIN 15
  • Interceptions
    S. Gilmore NE 1
    C. Henderson JAX 1
    C. Heyward PIT 1
    M. Humphrey BAL 1
    (8) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Autry IND 2.0
    A. Clayborn CLE 2.0
    M. Maye NYJ 2.0
    C. Jones KC 1.5
    (27) Players 1.0
  • Thursday, September 17
    Cleveland 35, Cincinnati 30, F
  • Sunday, September 20
    Green Bay 42, Detroit 21, F Chicago 17, NY Giants 13, F Tennessee 33, Jacksonville 30, F
    Dallas 40, Atlanta 39, F San Francisco 31, NY Jets 13, F Los Angeles 37, Philadelphia 19, F
    Tampa Bay 31, Carolina 17, F Pittsburgh 26, Denver 21, F Indianapolis 28, Minnesota 11, F
    Buffalo 31, Miami 28, F Arizona 30, Washington 15, F Kansas City 23, Los Angeles 20, F
    Baltimore 33, Houston 16, F New England @ Seattle
  • Monday, September 21
    New Orleans @ Las Vegas
  • Thursday, September 24
    Miami @ Jacksonville
  • Sunday, September 27
    Tennessee @ Minnesota Las Vegas @ New England Chicago @ Atlanta
    Cincinnati @ Philadelphia San Francisco @ NY Giants Houston @ Pittsburgh
    Washington @ Cleveland Los Angeles @ Buffalo Carolina @ Los Angeles
    NY Jets @ Indianapolis Detroit @ Arizona Dallas @ Seattle
    Tampa Bay @ Denver Green Bay @ New Orleans
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Photos: Vikings at Indianapolis

The Vikings played their first road game of the year before a limited crowd in Indianapolis.
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12:10pm
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer

Ben Goessling's Vikings-Colts game prediction

The Vikings have never started 0-2 under Mike Zimmer, but the Colts could have an advantage along both lines of scrimmage that helps them control the game.
Vikings
10:56am
Vikings-Colts pregame: Rookie CB Jeff Gladney positioned for more in Indy

Vikings-Colts pregame: Rookie CB Jeff Gladney positioned for more in Indy

Among the top Vikings storylines are new contributors after two injuries — cornerback Cameron Dantzler (rib) and right guard Pat Elflein (thumb) — popped up this week.
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8:56am
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook celebrated with teammates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Packers.

Vikings game guide: Statistics, social media, previews and more

Here's where you can get statistics, TV information and more to follow the Sunday's game between the Vikings and Colts in Indianapolis.
Vikings
8:50am
Colts quarterback Philip Rivers

Mr. Unpredictable: When Rivers throws, anything can happen

Colts QB Philip Rivers, in his 17th season, has it all. Anything — good, bad or ugly —- can happen Sunday vs. the Vikings because you never really know what to expect when Rivers drops back to pass.
Vikings
8:48am
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins made his way onto the field before the Vikings took on the Packers in Week 1. They are on the road, at Indianapolis f

On pandemic road trip, Vikings aim to get in, get out and stay safe

The Vikings this weekend are on the first road trip of the season, and that means a whole new set of rules in this COVID-19 era.
Vikings
September 19
The Vikings need new arrival Yannick Ngakoue to put pressure on Colts quarter Philip Rivers on Sunday.

Souhan: Ngakoue arrives just in time to save Vikings' season

If we were going to identify the most pivotal non-quarterback in Sunday's Vikings game at Indianapolis, it might be Yannick Ngakoue, the lone blue-chip defensive lineman.
Vikings
September 19

Former Vikings RB Smith joins sports media for the football and the mission

There's more to Robert Smith's decision to get into broadcasting.
Vikings
September 19
San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon (28) against the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept.

Mark Craig's stat of the week

49ers running back Jerick McKinnon, a former Viking, waited 966 days before he finally played in an NFL game again.
Vikings
September 19
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was sacked eight times against Washington on Sunday. It won’t get easier in Week 2.

Mark Craig's Week 2 NFL picks against the spread

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Vikings
September 19
Colts quarterback Philip Rivers drops back to pass as offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo blocks against Jaguars defensive end Dawuane Smoot

Vikings have work cut out against Colts' outstanding offensive line

Pro Football Focus rates Indianapolis' starting five the best in the NFL.
Vikings
September 19
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook during pregame introductions in Sunday’s season opener.

How are Vikings managing their payroll? With creativity and audacity

The new contract signed by running back Dalvin Cook, as well as other recent financial moves, shows a Vikings approach that relies on foresight, disciplined salary cap management and owners willing to spend.
Vikings
September 18
Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler tackling Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling during Sunday's season opener.

Rookie defensive back Dantzler will miss Colts game with injury

Rookie Cameron Dantzler, who worked his way past Jeff Gladney to win the nickel cornerback job for last week’s Vikings season opener, will be out with a rib injury.
Vikings
September 18
Vikings left guard Pat Elflein.

Elflein on injured reserve, more offensive line juggling ahead

After entering the year with two new starters on the offensive line, the Vikings will head into Week 2 at Indianapolis with yet another change.
Vikings
September 18
Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak and quarterback Kirk Cousins at practice on Thursday.

Kubiak admits Vikings offense 'got ugly' despite 34 points vs. Packers

A recap of the Vikings' six offensive snaps during the second quarter of the Vikings' season-opening loss shows how bad things got during the first half.
NFL Scoreboard
  • Detroit

    Green Bay

     

    - F

    21

    42

  • NY Giants

    Chicago

     

    - F

    13

    17

  • Jacksonville

    Tennessee

     

    - F

    30

    33

  • Atlanta

    Dallas

     

    - F

    39

    40

  • San Francisco

    NY Jets

     

    - F

    31

    13

  • Los Angeles

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    37

    19

  • Carolina

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    17

    31

  • Denver

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    21

    26

  • Minnesota

    Indianapolis

     

    - F

    11

    28

  • Buffalo

    Miami

     

    - F

    31

    28

  • Washington

    Arizona

     

    - F

    15

    30

  • Kansas City

    Los Angeles

     

    - F

    23

    20

  • Baltimore

    Houston

     

    - F

    33

    16

  • New England

    Seattle

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