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December 8, 2020
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) was sacked by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dawuane Smoot (94) on Sunday.

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Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak must find more ways to clear throwing lanes for Kirk Cousins against Tampa Bay, and keep him from getting hit as often as he did against Jacksonville.
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Vikings waive cornerback Hill

Vikings waive cornerback Hill

The Vikings parted ways with Holton Hill on Tuesday, ending a run for the cornerback in Minnesota that never quite lived up to expectations. Hill…
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December 8, 2020
The Vikings’ Cameron Dantzler (27) was the first cornerback to record an interception this season in Sunday’s win over the Jaguars.

The Vikings are finding it tough to win the turnover battle this season

The offense already set a high for turnovers for a Zimmer team, and the defense has only 17 takeaways so far
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December 8, 2020
Quarterback Alex Smith and Washington handed the Steelers their first loss of the season on Monday.

Mark Craig's NFL Week 14 power rankings

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December 8, 2020

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December 7, 2020

Blitz-happy Bucs figure to keep pressure on Kirk Cousins

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 509 369 7-1 6-2
    Chicago 8 8 0 .500 372 370 3-5 5-3
    Minnesota 7 9 0 .438 430 475 3-5 4-4
    Detroit 5 11 0 .313 377 519 1-7 4-4
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 12 4 0 .750 482 337 6-2 6-2
    Tampa Bay 11 5 0 .688 492 355 5-3 6-2
    Carolina 5 11 0 .313 350 402 2-6 3-5
    Atlanta 4 12 0 .250 396 414 2-6 2-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Washington 7 9 0 .438 335 329 3-5 4-4
    NY Giants 6 10 0 .375 280 357 3-5 3-5
    Dallas 6 10 0 .375 395 473 4-4 2-6
    Philadelphia 4 11 1 .281 334 418 3-4 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 12 4 0 .750 459 371 7-1 5-3
    Los Angeles 10 6 0 .625 372 296 6-2 4-4
    Arizona 8 8 0 .500 410 367 4-4 4-4
    San Francisco 6 10 0 .375 376 390 1-7 5-3
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 12 4 0 .750 416 312 7-1 5-3
    Baltimore 11 5 0 .688 468 303 5-3 6-2
    Cleveland 11 5 0 .688 408 419 6-2 5-3
    Cincinnati 4 11 1 .281 311 424 3-5 1-6
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 11 5 0 .688 491 439 5-3 6-2
    Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 451 362 6-2 5-3
    Houston 4 12 0 .250 384 464 2-6 2-6
    Jacksonville 1 15 0 .063 306 492 1-7 0-8
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 13 3 0 .813 501 375 7-1 6-2
    Miami 10 6 0 .625 404 338 5-3 5-3
    New England 7 9 0 .438 326 353 5-3 2-6
    NY Jets 2 14 0 .125 243 457 1-7 1-7
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 14 2 0 .875 473 362 6-2 8-0
    Las Vegas 8 8 0 .500 434 478 2-6 6-2
    Los Angeles 7 9 0 .438 384 426 4-4 3-5
    Denver 5 11 0 .313 323 446 2-6 3-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 4265
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1557
    A. Mattison MIN 434
    K. Cousins MIN 156
    M. Boone MIN 59
    A. Abdullah MIN 42
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jefferson MIN 1400
    A. Thielen MIN 925
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 365
    D. Cook MIN 361
    K. Rudolph MIN 334
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Wilson MIN 121
    E. Kendricks MIN 107
    A. Harris MIN 104
    H. Smith MIN 89
    J. Gladney MIN 81
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 5
    E. Kendricks MIN 3
    E. Wilson MIN 3
    C. Dantzler MIN 2
    (2) Players 1
  • Sacks
    I. Odenigbo MIN 3.5
    E. Wilson MIN 3.0
    D. Wonnum MIN 3.0
    H. Mata'afa MIN 2.5
    J. Johnson MIN 1.5
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady TB 4633
    M. Ryan ATL 4581
    A. Rodgers GB 4299
    K. Cousins MIN 4265
    R. Wilson SEA 4212
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1557
    A. Jones GB 1104
    D. Montgomery CHI 1070
    E. Elliott DAL 979
    R. Jones II TB 978
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Hopkins ARI 1407
    J. Jefferson MIN 1400
    D. Adams GB 1374
    C. Ridley ATL 1374
    D. Metcalf SEA 1303
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Smith DAL 154
    B. Martinez NYG 151
    D. White TB 140
    R. Smith CHI 139
    B. Wagner SEA 138
  • Interceptions
    Q. Diggs SEA 5
    H. Smith MIN 5
    C. Davis III TB 4
    K. Fuller WAS 4
    (2) Players 4
  • Sacks
    A. Donald LAR 13.5
    T. Hendrickson NO 13.5
    H. Reddick ARI 12.5
    Z. Smith GB 12.5
    L. Williams NYG 11.5
  • Passing Yards
    D. Watson HOU 4823
    P. Mahomes KC 4740
    J. Allen BUF 4544
    J. Herbert LAC 4336
    P. Rivers IND 4169
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 2027
    J. Taylor IND 1169
    J. Robinson JAX 1070
    N. Chubb CLE 1067
    J. Jacobs LV 1065
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs BUF 1535
    T. Kelce KC 1416
    T. Hill KC 1276
    D. Waller LV 1196
    B. Cooks HOU 1150
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Cunningham HOU 163
    J. Schobert JAX 141
    D. Leonard IND 132
    N. Hewitt NYJ 131
    A. Johnson DEN 124
  • Interceptions
    X. Howard MIA 10
    J. Jackson NE 9
    T. Mathieu KC 6
    J. Simmons DEN 5
    (5) Players 4
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 15.0
    M. Garrett CLE 12.0
    S. Tuitt PIT 11.0
    D. Buckner IND 9.5
    (2) Players 9.0
December 7, 2020
Film review: How crossed wires busted the Vikings secondary again in Cowboys loss

Film review: How crossed wires busted the Vikings secondary again in Cowboys loss

There's no cure-all to the ebbs and flows of inexperience after the Vikings defense let a previously dormant Cowboys offense reignite at U.S. Bank Stadium.
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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December 7, 2020
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) rushed the ball as Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Joe Giles-Harris (43) made the tackle in the second

Dalvin Cook is a workhorse; are the Vikings asking too much of him?

Cook now has four games of at least 30 touches this season, more than any NFL player since Le’Veon Bell had six such games for the Steelers in 2017.
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December 7, 2020
With plenty of competition, 2020 Vikings rank among most frustrating

With plenty of competition, 2020 Vikings rank among most frustrating

These Vikings have shown themselves to be good enough to be considered frustrating.
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December 7, 2020
Podcast: Vikings' mistakes not too much to overcome against lowly Jaguars

Podcast: Vikings' mistakes not too much to overcome against lowly Jaguars

The Vikings' many mistakes in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win contributed to the close game but were not detrimental, and Minnesota is now firmly in the playoff picture.
Vikings
December 7, 2020
Jacksonville cornerback Luq Barcoo tipped the ball away from Vikings receiver Adam Thielen in the fourth quarter.

Souhan: Vikings are winning - and bumbling - all at the same time

The Vikings have won five of six. They have also lost to the Falcons and Cowboys at home, and needed to work overtime — and make Dalvin Cook work far harder than is healthy — to beat a one-win team.
Vikings
December 7, 2020
The Vikings had an undeniable mismatch Sunday when Justin Jefferson was covered by Jaguars cornerback Luq Barcoo.

Scoggins: Vikings should target passes to Jefferson more, more, more

However many times rookie receiver Justin Jefferson gets targeted each game — that number was 12 on Sunday vs. Jacksonville — it's probably not enough.
Sports
December 7, 2020
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mike Glennon (2) fumble the ball in the end zone after his was sacked for a safety by Minnesota Vikings defensive end

Vikings beat Jacksonville and somehow, someway are now in the NFC playoffs fray

Edging Jaguars, Cards' loss lift Vikings into No. 7 spot
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December 7, 2020

Rookie Cameron Dantzler stings Jaguars in Vikings victory

Cornerback's pick shakes Vikings out of malaise.
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December 6, 2020
Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54), who didn’t play Sunday after inflaming his injured calf during warmups, gave a pat on the s

Pregame injury to linebacker Eric Kendricks forces Vikings defense to scramble

The Vikings defense had to make some last-minute adjustments before Sunday's 27-24 overtime victory against the Jaguars when linebacker Eric Kendricks "tweaked" his injured calf…
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December 6, 2020
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) was sacked by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dawuane Smoot (94) in overtime Sunday. ] ANTHONY SOUFF

Mark Craig's five extra points from Vikings-Jacksonville

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December 6, 2020

NFC playoff picture

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December 6, 2020

Vikings Week 13 spotlight: Kirk Cousins

SPOTLIGHT ON Kirk CousinsNumbers add up despite strugglesNumber grade (out of 10): 4Quarterback Kirk Cousins overcame late and overthrown passes, contributing to a slow start…
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December 6, 2020

Vikings-Jaguars game balls

Cameron Dantzler, Vikings CBRookie had the interception of the season by a Vikings cornerback, and caused and recovered a fumble.Jordan Brailford, Vikings DEJordan Br ...…