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Vikings need Smith to keep up strong return from COVID-19

Dec. 01, 2021 21:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harrison Smith has made a noticeable impact in his return to the Minnesota secondary following a sudden, COVID-19-forced absence. With the depleted state of their defense, the Vikings could use several more similar performances from the five-time Pro...

Still-viable Vikings making season harder than it has to be

Nov. 29, 2021 18:23 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been as relentless as any team in the league this year, with all six of their defeats decided by one score. Each time they've teetered on the edge of being done for, in a game or in this season, they've confidently and...

Vikings visit 49ers in matchup of NFC wild-card contenders

Nov. 24, 2021 13:04 PM EST

MINNESOTA (5-5) at SAN FRANCISCO (5-5) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: 49ers by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Minnesota 6-4; San Francisco 4-6. SERIES RECORD: 49ers lead...

1st-place Packers visit Vikings, with Dillon at RB for Jones

Nov. 18, 2021 11:13 AM EST

GREEN BAY (8-2) at MINNESOTA (4-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Packers by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Packers 9-1, Vikings 5-4. SERIES RECORD: Packers lead 63-55-3. ...

Vikings try for rare victory in Baltimore

Nov. 05, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

MINNESOTA (3-4) at BALTIMORE (5-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE: Ravens by 5½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Vikings 3-4; Ravens 3-4. SERIES RECORD: Tied 3-3. ...

Osborn giving Vikings' offense much-needed extra dimension

Oct. 18, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Kirk Cousins rolled to the right out on third down in overtime of a game the Minnesota Vikings badly needed to win, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen were covered. K.J. Osborn was open on a crossing route, so Cousins delivered a difficult throw on...

Panthers, Vikings look to solve 2nd-half lulls on offense

Oct. 14, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The game between the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers on Sunday might just come down to who can score a touchdown in the second half. Both teams have struggled coming out of the locker room at halftime this year. For...

On the run: Bulked-up Vikings 'D' still vulnerable on ground

Oct. 04, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings made a major investment in their defense for this year, badly needing better fortification against the run. Most of their newcomers have played well. The results haven't yet followed suit. The Vikings allowed...

Stefanski reunion highlights visit by Browns to face Vikings

Sep. 30, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (2-1) at MINNESOTA (1-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Browns by 1, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Browns 2-1, Vikings 2-1. SERIES RECORD: Vikings lead 12-4. ...

Vikings' Cook shows toughness after physical game in Arizona

Sep. 22, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Late in the second quarter on Sunday, Dalvin Cook was stood up at the line of scrimmage by Arizona’s 335-pound defensive tackle Corey Peters. All of Cook’s momentum was stopped in an instant and he was pushed back by a group of Cardinals...