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Vikings, 49ers head into meeting on upswings in NFC

Nov. 26, 2021 11:57 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers found themselves in similar predicaments a few weeks ago after seasons that began with high hopes saw both teams struggling at the midpoint. Both have responded with back-to-back wins to get into...

Jefferson gives Vikings go-to target, and big-game mentality

Nov. 22, 2021 18:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Jefferson strutted onto the field for pregame warmups wearing a black-and-purple T-shirt bearing the likeness of his Hall of Fame predecessor Randy Moss. That was quite the bold statement by Minnesota's precocious wide receiver, particularly...

Jenkins' injury causes issues for Packers offensive line

Nov. 22, 2021 17:57 PM EST

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his ailing toe might not get as much protection as usual for the rest of the season. The Packers’ 34-31 loss to the Minnesota Vikings became doubly painful with the news Monday that Elgton Jenkins...

Packers defense slips against Kirk Cousins, Vikings

Nov. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Green Bay's defense toppled star quarterbacks Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson in impressive fashion in the past three games, picking up the slack for an offense that's used to carrying the Packers. Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson and...

As Vikes prep for Rodgers, Packers 'D poses tough test, too

Nov. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In his eighth season directing the Minnesota Vikings, Mike Zimmer has become well-accustomed to the twice-annual headaches of trying to prepare for and play against Aaron Rodgers. The angst has hardly been misplaced. In 13 games...

Jefferson revs up Vikings offense after pair of quiet games

Nov. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The lack of involvement for Justin Jefferson was so glaring in Minnesota's two recent losses that coach Mike Zimmer made a point to pull him aside last week and assure him the ball was coming his way. Zimmer rather paternalistically asked Jefferson...

Go-for-it Vikings get results from increased aggression

Nov. 15, 2021 19:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With their window tightening for playoff contention, the Minnesota Vikings finally won a close game against a winning team by simply letting loose. By going for it instead of settling for the safer options of kicking and throwing deep to their star...

Staley, Chargers seeking more consistency on offense

Nov. 15, 2021 18:23 PM EST

Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers' offense was operating at a high level the first five weeks of the season as they got off to a 4-1 start. Opposing defenses have caught up to the scheme of first-year coordinator Joe Lombardi, though. ...

Cousins throws 2 TDs, Vikings bounce back to beat Chargers

Nov. 14, 2021 21:18 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Mike Zimmer said earlier in the week that his Minnesota Vikings still had plenty of fight. On Sunday they proved it, and possibly put their season back on track. The Vikings bounced back from two straight close losses and one of the most...

Chargers can certainly relate to Vikings' tough-luck season

Nov. 11, 2021 18:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If anyone can relate to the frustration the Minnesota Vikings are feeling with their recent spate of close losses, it is the Los Angeles Chargers. The Vikings come into Sunday's game with a 3-5 mark. Their five losses have been by a total of 18...