According to a source, the Vikings have requested second interviews with Browns VP of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Chiefs executive Ryan

Source: Browns' Adofo-Mensah, Chiefs' Poles gain second interviews in Vikings' GM search

The Vikings are expected to meet again with both candidates next week after an initial round of eight interviews to find Rick Spielman's replacement.
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Trade Cousins? Here are five teams that would make the most sense

January 21
Would Kirk Cousins be a good fit in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers?
After the Vikings make their general manager and coaching hires, a decision on the quarterback's future will come. If trading Kirk Cousins is pursued, there should be a market.

Playoff pressure ramps up for NFL's top head coaching candidates

January 21
DeMeco Ryans’ 49ers defense slowed down the Cowboys last week. Can he do the same against the Packers?
Sixty minutes of playoff football can change the course of coaching history. Who among the assistant coaches might turn heads or lose favor this weekend?

Souhan: Rodgers has it good in Green Bay; he should stay

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Vikings mailbag: Choosing a coach, keeping Cousins, salary-cap calls

January 21
All the uncertainty about the Vikings has raised a lot of questions from fans. Listen for answers on the weekly Access Vikings podcast or find them here.
Vikings
January 21
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will win by this much. Maybe.

NFL playoff picks are in: Mark Craig has your four weekend winners

When you combine quality and quantity, this is the best weekend of the year for the NFL. And, per usual, the quarterbacks will be the featured attractions
Vikings
January 21
Jonathan Gannon, the Eagles’ defensive coordinator, was an assistabnt defensive backs coach for the Vikings in Mike Zimmer’s first four seasons as

Vikings interview 2 GM candidates, ex-assistant Gannon for coaching job

Jonathan Gannon is now the Eagles' defensive coordinator; Patriots consultant Eliot Wolf and Browns executive Glenn Cook talked to the team about the GM opening.
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January 21
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) runs off the field after an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Minne

Five trade destinations for Kirk Cousins + a possible Packers upset

There should be a market in the Vikings decide to deal Cousins. Daily Delivery podcast host Michael Rand on possible destinations. Also, NFL writer Mark Craig has fuel for those who want to see Green Bay lose to the 49ers.
Vikings
January 20
The Vikings’ new football bosses will have a decision to make: Keep or get rid of quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Scoggins: Elephant in the Vikings interview rooms wears No. 8

There could be one more "get rid of him" decision to make about the quarterback, but the Vikings and their new football bosses need to be patient and explore Kirk Cousins options.
Vikings
January 19
Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, left, previously was head coach of the Falcons and Seahawks defensive coordinator.

Vikings' coaching search turns to Cowboys coordinators Quinn, Moore

Dan Quinn, 51, and Kellen Moore, 33, are the second and third candidates the Vikings' search team has talked with for the head coaching job.
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January 19
Podcast: Vikings eyeing young GM candidates with diverse backgrounds

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Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the candidate lists, more details from the previous leadership, the NFL playoffs, and answer your questions on the latest Access Vikings podcast.
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January 19
Raheem Morris and Mike Zimmer shook hands after a game between the Vikings and Atlanta in 2020.

Three reasons Raheem Morris is a strong Vikings coaching candidate

Checking boxes gets you into the conversation, and Morris fills up a lot of them. Here are some things about his candidacy that stand out.
Vikings
January 19
The Vikings are seeking an interview with Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris for their head coaching job.

Vikings ask to interview Raheem Morris, interview two more GM candidates

Morris, the Rams defensive coordinator, is the eighth known candidate the Vikings want to interview. They also met with GM candidates from Kansas City and Philadelphia.
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January 18
Former Vikings coach Les Steckel in 1984.

Mired in mediocrity, Vikings at a pivotal point in franchise history

Being mediocre, as the Vikings have been in recent season, is bad enough. But the wrong hires could send the Vikings into a tailspin that the franchise has tended to avoid.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 13 4 0 .765 450 371 8-0 5-4
    Minnesota 8 9 0 .471 425 426 5-3 3-6
    Chicago 6 11 0 .353 311 407 3-5 3-6
    Detroit 3 13 1 .206 325 467 3-5 0-8
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tampa Bay 13 4 0 .765 511 353 7-1 6-3
    New Orleans 9 8 0 .529 364 335 3-5 6-3
    Atlanta 7 10 0 .412 313 459 2-6 5-4
    Carolina 5 12 0 .294 304 404 2-6 3-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 12 5 0 .706 530 358 5-3 7-2
    Philadelphia 9 8 0 .529 444 385 3-5 6-3
    Washington 7 10 0 .412 335 434 3-5 4-5
    NY Giants 4 13 0 .235 258 416 3-5 1-8
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 12 5 0 .706 460 372 5-3 7-2
    Arizona 11 6 0 .647 449 366 3-5 8-1
    San Francisco 10 7 0 .588 427 365 4-4 6-3
    Seattle 7 10 0 .412 395 366 3-5 4-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cincinnati 10 7 0 .588 460 376 5-4 5-3
    Pittsburgh 9 7 1 .559 343 398 6-2 3-5
    Cleveland 8 9 0 .471 349 371 6-3 2-6
    Baltimore 8 9 0 .471 387 392 5-4 3-5
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 12 5 0 .706 419 354 7-2 5-3
    Indianapolis 9 8 0 .529 451 365 4-5 5-3
    Houston 4 13 0 .235 280 452 2-7 2-6
    Jacksonville 3 14 0 .176 253 457 3-6 0-8
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 11 6 0 .647 483 289 6-3 5-3
    New England 10 7 0 .588 462 303 4-5 6-2
    Miami 9 8 0 .529 341 373 6-3 3-5
    NY Jets 4 13 0 .235 310 504 3-6 1-7
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 5 0 .706 480 364 7-2 5-3
    Las Vegas 10 7 0 .588 374 439 5-4 5-3
    Los Angeles 9 8 0 .529 474 459 5-4 4-4
    Denver 7 10 0 .412 335 322 4-5 3-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 4221
    S. Mannion MIN 189
    J. Jefferson MIN 35
    K. Mond MIN 5
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1159
    A. Mattison MIN 491
    K. Cousins MIN 115
    W. Gallman Jr. MIN 104
    K. Nwangwu MIN 61
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jefferson MIN 1616
    A. Thielen MIN 726
    K. Osborn MIN 655
    T. Conklin MIN 593
    A. Mattison MIN 228
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 143
    H. Smith MIN 114
    X. Woods MIN 107
    N. Vigil MIN 83
    A. Barr MIN 72
  • Interceptions
    A. Barr MIN 3
    X. Woods MIN 3
    B. Breeland MIN 2
    E. Kendricks MIN 2
    (6) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Wonnum MIN 8.0
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    E. Griffen MIN 5.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 5.0
    A. Watts MIN 5.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady TB 5316
    M. Stafford LAR 4886
    D. Prescott DAL 4449
    K. Cousins MIN 4221
    A. Rodgers GB 4115
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1159
    A. Gibson WAS 1037
    E. Elliott DAL 1002
    E. Mitchell SF 963
    A. Kamara NO 898
  • Receiving Yards
    C. Kupp LAR 1947
    J. Jefferson MIN 1616
    D. Adams GB 1553
    D. Samuel SF 1405
    T. Lockett SEA 1175
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    F. Oluokun ATL 192
    J. Brooks SEA 183
    B. Wagner SEA 170
    R. Smith CHI 163
    D. Campbell GB 145
  • Interceptions
    T. Diggs DAL 11
    A. Oruwariye DET 6
    Q. Diggs SEA 5
    R. Douglas GB 5
    X. McKinney NYG 5
  • Passing Yards
    J. Herbert LAC 5014
    P. Mahomes KC 4839
    D. Carr LV 4804
    J. Burrow CIN 4611
    J. Allen BUF 4407
  • Rushing Yards
    J. Taylor IND 1811
    N. Chubb CLE 1259
    J. Mixon CIN 1205
    N. Harris PIT 1200
    D. Henry TEN 937
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Chase CIN 1455
    M. Andrews BAL 1361
    T. Hill KC 1239
    S. Diggs BUF 1225
    D. Johnson PIT 1161
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    C. Mosley NYJ 168
    D. Perryman LV 154
    K. White LAC 144
    B. Okereke IND 130
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 124
  • Interceptions
    J. Jackson NE 8
    K. Byard TEN 5
    X. Howard MIA 5
    M. Hyde BUF 5
    (2) Players 5
  • Saturday, January 22
    Cincinnati @ Tennessee San Francisco @ Green Bay
  • Sunday, January 23
    Los Angeles @ Tampa Bay Buffalo @ Kansas City
Vikings
January 18
Dak Prescott (4) of the Dallas Cowboys scrambles with the ball on the last play of the game against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter

Upon further review: Coaching candidates' stock rises, falls on wild-card weekend

Hot head-coaching prospects Brian Daboll of the Bills and Kellen Moore of the Cowboys got wildly different reviews on their playoff performances.
Vikings
January 18
Bill Belichick’s stay in this postseason was short and chilly, as the Patriots were blown out by the Bills on Saturday night.

Souhan: Brady's success diminishes Belichick's 'greatest coach' title

Without Tom Brady as his quarterback, playoff success has been hard for Patriots coach Bill Belichick to find, including getting routed by Buffalo this weekend.
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January 18
Former Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.

Zimmer is getting dumped on now, but history might be more kind

As emotion recedes into the background in the coming years, one can imagine Mike Zimmer's tenure as Vikings coach being remembered with more praise than it's getting now.
Vikings
January 18
Catherine Raiche, the Eagles vice president of football operations, became the first woman to interview for a GM position in the NFL.

Raiche makes NFL history, interviews for Vikings GM position

By Monday's end, the Vikings were to have completed first interviews with four external candidates, including Eagles' executive Catherine Raiche, believed to be the first woman to interview for a GM position in the NFL.
Sports
January 17
Reusse on dumping on Mike Zimmer and tales of . . . youth hockey travels

Reusse on dumping on Mike Zimmer and tales of . . . youth hockey travels

Columnist Patrick Reusse joins the Daily Delivery podcast to react to shots directed at Mike Zimmer after his firing. But not until he tells stories of driving several hours to watch young children play hockey.
Vikings
January 17
Former Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer took the field ahead of a game between the Steelerslast month.

At end of Spielman-Zimmer era, Vikings were team on edge

Mike Zimmer's unremitting approach yielded more wins than any coach not named Bud Grant or Dennis Green, but ultimately wore thin.
Vikings
January 17
The Vikings completed interviews with Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, left, for their head coach job and Titans player personnel dire

Vikings begin interviews with Packers coordinator, Titans executive

The Vikings' search team said it wrapped up its first interviews with Green Bay offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and Tennessee player personnel director Monti Ossendorf, who has Minnesota ties.
Nfl
January 16
Bills receiver and former Vikings star Stefon Diggs celebrated with Buffalo fans.

Wild-card weekend: TV/radio, game updates, statistics and scores

Here's where to find the information to follow the games before, during and after they're played — everything from previews to in-game updates to weather forecasts.
Vikings
January 15
Todd Bowles, now the Buccaneers defensive coordinator, interviewed for the Vikings’ head coaching job in 2014.

Vikings request interviews with seven coaches, including Bowles

The team asked to speak with NFL assistants who are currently coaching in the playoffs such as the Buccaneers' Todd Bowles, the Packers' Nathaniel Hackett and the Cowboys' Kellen Moore and Dan Quinn.
Sports
January 14
Four years ago, Vikings fans went wild over Stefon Diggs in the playoffs (“Minneapolis Miracle”). Maybe they should do it again.

Neal: Which team should Vikings fans adopt for NFL playoffs?

Instead of sulking, cheer. Find a new team and hop on the bandwagon. I'm here to help you pick a playoff favorite.
Vikings
January 14
Brothers Mark Wilf, left, and Zygi Wilf have two big decisions to make for the franchise.

Virtual interviews to in-person meetings: How the Vikings' GM process may play out

Playoff games and the Rooney Rule will impact the schedule for interviewing general manager candidates.