The TCO Performance Center. ] AARON LAVINSKY � aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com Previewing Vikings training camp in Eagan with double-truck including

Built for success: Vikings facility leaves no room for excuses

The Vikings have every luxury imaginable available to them at their new headquarters in Eagan, a facility so massive that employees were known to disappear while learning to navigate its 277,000 square feet.

Sparano brought 'Wildcat' to NFL to stun Belichick's Patriots

July 24, 2018
Tony Sparano made nine stops during his NFL coaching career beginning in 1999, the last with the Vikings.
NFL Insider: Legend has it that Tony Sparano solicited ideas from outside the box on the flight home from a loss 10 years ago ... and that brought the Wildcat formation to pro football.

Scoggins: Vikings open training camp with emotions raw after Sparano's death

July 24, 2018
Admiration for Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano has been widespread and serves as a testament to his coaching style.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will face the challenge of moving his team forward after the death of assistant Tony Sparano while also facing the Super Bowl-or-bust expectations of the 2018 season.

Sparano's cause of death released by medical examiner

July 24, 2018
Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died of natural causes from arteriosclerotic heart disease, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office said in a release Monday evening.

Soaring expectations can't uproot Cousins from hometown

July 23, 2018
Kirk Cousins has fame and wealth, but to know who he is, you have to turn to his hometown.

If Cousins plays like a second-tier quarterback, the Vikings will go far

July 24, 2018
If Kirk Cousins can carry the Vikings sometimes and elevates his game with special plays — which Minnesota clearly believes he capable of doing — the Vikings have a chance to win the Super Bowl.

Vikings cancel Friday's practice for Tony Sparano memorial service

July 24, 2018
In lieu of flowers, the Sparano family has asked that donations be made to the American Heart Association. Fans who had tickets for the practice will be contacted by the Vikings.
Vikings
8:36am
Back in the day, Chiefs linebacker/defensive end Terrell Suggs (shown sacking Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers) played whatever sport was in season

Mauer retired, while childhood teammate Suggs plays on with Chiefs

There was a time, long ago, when Terrell Suggs and Joe Mauer were just two St. Paul kids dominating whatever ballgame was in season.
Vikings
7:11am
The Vikings named defensive line coach Andre Patterson (left) and linebackers coach Adam Zimmer (right) as co-defensive coordinators Monday. Both will

Patterson, Adam Zimmer named Vikings co-defensive coordinators

The move gives Mike Zimmer's son a promotion after six years working with the Vikings' linebackers, while rewarding Patterson for his work in shaping the defensive line.
Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone (23) dodged the tackle by Seattle Seahawks corner back DeShawn Shead (35) for a 45 yard run in the first hal
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7:09am
Grading the Vikings: Hunter leads group filled with talent, questions

Grading the Vikings: Hunter leads group filled with talent, questions

After another strong season together, during which the Vikings ranked among the top five in sacks, unprecedented change may be on the horizon for the defensive line.
Vikings
5:28am

Quick hires of Stefanski, others mean 49ers coordinator Saleh stays put

The NFL's usual rush to hire head coaches in January meant that all jobs disappeared while Shanahan's defensive coordinator, Robert Saleh, stays put for at least another year.
Vikings
January 27
Plymouth native Ben Peterson, in what’s believed to be a unique title and job description among NFL teams, was hired last February by the 49ers as h

49ers' one-year turnaround has ties to Gophers

Mark Craig's On the NFL: Plymouth native Ben Peterson has unique position in health and performance and is innovative in training.
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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Vikings
January 27
Grading the Vikings: Why Kendricks was among NFL's top linebackers

Grading the Vikings: Why Kendricks was among NFL's top linebackers

As modern NFL offenses stress defenses with motion and misdirection, Eric Kendricks solved many of those problems by seemingly being everywhere at once.
Vikings
January 25
Time has come for Super Bowl quarterbacks Mahomes, Garoppolo

Time has come for Super Bowl quarterbacks Mahomes, Garoppolo

Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo give Super Bowl LIV a fresh look. In 54 Super Bowls, this duo ranks third in youth, tied for sixth in playoff inexperience and tied for first in fewest career starts.
Vikings
January 25

Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo join other Super Bowl greenhorns

Super Bowl LIV will mark the first time that both starting quarterbacks will have had fewer than 32 career regular-season starts.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 376 313 7-1 6-2
    Minnesota 10 6 0 .625 407 303 6-2 4-4
    Chicago 8 8 0 .500 280 298 4-4 4-4
    Detroit 3 12 1 .219 341 423 2-6 1-6
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 13 3 0 .813 458 341 6-2 7-1
    Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 381 399 3-5 4-4
    Tampa Bay 7 9 0 .438 458 449 2-6 5-3
    Carolina 5 11 0 .313 340 470 2-6 3-5
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 9 7 0 .563 385 354 5-3 4-4
    Dallas 8 8 0 .500 434 321 5-3 3-5
    NY Giants 4 12 0 .250 341 451 2-6 2-6
    Washington 3 13 0 .188 266 435 1-7 2-6
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    San Francisco 13 3 0 .813 479 310 6-2 7-1
    Seattle 11 5 0 .688 405 398 4-4 7-1
    Los Angeles 9 7 0 .563 394 364 5-3 4-4
    Arizona 5 10 1 .344 361 442 2-5 3-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 14 2 0 .875 531 282 7-1 7-1
    Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 289 303 5-3 3-5
    Cleveland 6 10 0 .375 335 393 4-4 2-6
    Cincinnati 2 14 0 .125 279 420 2-6 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 10 6 0 .625 378 385 5-3 5-3
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 402 331 4-4 5-3
    Indianapolis 7 9 0 .438 361 373 5-3 2-6
    Jacksonville 6 10 0 .375 300 397 3-5 3-5
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 12 4 0 .750 420 225 6-2 6-2
    Buffalo 10 6 0 .625 314 259 4-4 6-2
    NY Jets 7 9 0 .438 276 359 5-3 2-6
    Miami 5 11 0 .313 306 494 3-5 2-6
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 451 308 5-3 7-1
    Denver 7 9 0 .438 282 316 5-3 2-6
    Oakland 7 9 0 .438 313 419 5-3 2-6
    Los Angeles 5 11 0 .313 337 345 2-6 3-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 3603
    S. Mannion MIN 126
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Mattison MIN 462
    M. Boone MIN 273
    A. Abdullah MIN 115
    K. Cousins MIN 63
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 1130
    D. Cook MIN 519
    A. Thielen MIN 418
    K. Rudolph MIN 367
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 311
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 110
    H. Smith MIN 85
    A. Barr MIN 79
    D. Hunter MIN 70
    X. Rhodes MIN 63
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    H. Smith MIN 3
    M. Alexander MIN 1
    A. Barr MIN 1
    (4) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    I. Odenigbo MIN 7.0
    J. Johnson MIN 3.5
    (3) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    J. Winston TB 5109
    D. Prescott DAL 4902
    J. Goff LAR 4638
    M. Ryan ATL 4466
    R. Wilson SEA 4110
  • Rushing Yards
    C. McCaffrey CAR 1387
    E. Elliott DAL 1357
    C. Carson SEA 1230
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Jones GB 1084
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Thomas NO 1725
    J. Jones ATL 1394
    C. Godwin TB 1333
    K. Golladay DET 1190
    A. Cooper DAL 1189
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 159
    B. Martinez GB 155
    J. Hicks ARI 150
    B. Baker ARI 147
    L. Kuechly CAR 144
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    J. Jenkins NO 5
    K. King GB 5
    Q. Dunbar WAS 4
    (2) Players 4
  • Sacks
    S. Barrett TB 19.5
    C. Jones ARI 19.0
    C. Jordan NO 15.5
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    Z. Smith GB 13.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers LAC 4615
    T. Brady NE 4057
    D. Carr OAK 4054
    P. Mahomes KC 4031
    D. Watson HOU 3852
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 1540
    N. Chubb CLE 1494
    L. Jackson BAL 1206
    L. Fournette JAX 1152
    J. Jacobs OAK 1150
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Kelce KC 1229
    D. Parker MIA 1202
    K. Allen LAC 1199
    J. Landry CLE 1174
    D. Hopkins HOU 1165
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Cunningham HOU 137
    T. Davis DEN 134
    J. Schobert CLE 133
    J. Baker MIA 124
    A. Walker IND 123
  • Interceptions
    S. Gilmore NE 6
    T. White BUF 6
    K. Byard TEN 5
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 5
    (4) Players 5
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 14.5
    J. Bosa LAC 11.5
    B. Dupree PIT 11.5
    J. Houston IND 11.0
    J. Allen JAX 10.5
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Vikings
January 25
Grading the Vikings: Offensive line improved, but talent gap still clear

Grading the Vikings: Offensive line improved, but talent gap still clear

The talent gap between the Vikings offensive line and the NFC’s best defensive lines was especially evident in losses to the 49ers, Packers and Bears.
Vikings
January 24
Vikings assistant GM Paton withdraws from Browns GM search

Vikings assistant GM Paton withdraws from Browns GM search

Vikings assistant general manager George Paton withdrew from consideration as the Cleveland Browns continue interviews for their next general manager, a league source confirmed.
Vikings
January 24
Gary Kubiak during the Vikings’ season finale at U.S. Bank Stadium on Dec. 29.

Kubiak to face big decisions in new role as Vikings offensive coordinator

While Gary Kubiak's new role gives the Vikings' scheme some continuity, his latest turn as an NFL play-caller will come with some big decisions about how the team should proceed.
Vikings
January 23
Grading the Vikings: Cousins has best season. Was it worth $100 million?

Grading the Vikings: Cousins has best season. Was it worth $100 million?

Kirk Cousins is positioned well for possible extension talks this offseason entering the final year of a three-year, $84 million contract. How much can he get?
Vikings
January 23
Former Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards.

Vikings coaching moves: Edwards could go to Dallas, another assistant gone

The Cowboys hired Mike Nolan to be their defensive coordinator, but George Edwards could land with the team in a different capacity.
Vikings
January 23
Hartman: Super Bowl stories for Mahomes, Shanahan started in Twin Cities

Hartman: Super Bowl stories for Mahomes, Shanahan started in Twin Cities

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan were born here when their dads were working for the Twins and Gophers.
Vikings
January 22
Packers' head coach questions team's 'effort' in loss to San Francisco

Packers' head coach questions team's 'effort' in loss to San Francisco

“They definitely outcoached us,” Matt LaFleur said. “I just didn’t feel like we played with the same urgency, the same tenacity, the same toughness."
Vikings
January 21
Five Vikings added to Pro Bowl, including Cousins and Rhodes

Five Vikings added to Pro Bowl, including Cousins and Rhodes

Three of the Vikings, including cornerback Xavier Rhodes, are being added as replacements for San Francisco players who are going to the Super Bowl.
Vikings
January 21
Grading the Vikings: Season of adjustment for Diggs and Rudolph

Grading the Vikings: Season of adjustment for Diggs and Rudolph

Perhaps no players braced for more change during the Vikings’ latest offensive playbook transition than receivers and tight ends. How did that go?
Vikings
January 20
Grading the Vikings: Cook's breakout sets up payday; will Vikings buy in?

Grading the Vikings: Cook's breakout sets up payday; will Vikings buy in?

A look at how the Vikings backfield sets up in for 2020 is the first in our eight-part series grading the 2019 team and looking ahead to how the future could shape up.
Vikings
January 20
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook led a flock of teammates prior to the Dec. 8 game vs. Detroit.

The Vikings in 2020: Who's back, and who's gone?

Here is a position-by-position, player-by-player breakdown of the 2019 roster, with beat writer Ben Goessling's early predictions for how the roster will look in 2020.
Vikings
January 20
What did we learn about the Vikings from Green Bay's title game defeat?

What did we learn about the Vikings from Green Bay's title game defeat?

Vikings fans tend to have a fluid second-favorite team: whatever team is playing the Packers that week. That allegiance was amplified Sunday

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