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Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) works against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Charlotte , N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Teddy Bridgewater's positivity has helped him persevere

Nov. 25, 2020 7:00 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater takes a moment before every kickoff and says to himself: “I’m blessed.” That has been the quarterback’s mentality even before a devastating knee injury in 2016 nearly ended his football career. But the injury — and his long road...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cousins steps back to forefront for Vikings with Cook slowed

Nov. 17, 2020 6:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With league-leading production from running back Dalvin Cook and clever play-calling by offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, the Minnesota Vikings helped Kirk Cousins get back in a groove this month after his rash of turnovers contributed to the team's 1-5 start. Cousins wasn't going to be...

FILE - This is a Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, file photo showing NFC defensive end Danielle Hunter, of the Minnesota Vikings, walking out onto the field before the second half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game in Orlando, Fla. The Vikings have emerged from their bye week down two starting defensive ends, after a salary-dump trade of Yannick Ngakoue and a season-ending surgery for Danielle Hunter. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Vikings not declaring rebuild; DE Hunter has neck surgery

Oct. 28, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings emerged from their bye week down two starting defensive ends, after a salary-dump trade of Yannick Ngakoue and a season-ending surgery for Danielle Hunter. Though they're much closer to having the top pick in the next draft than qualifying for the expanded playoffs,...

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith (25) runs from Minnesota Vikings defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Vikings trade DE Yannick Ngakoue to Ravens for draft picks

Oct. 22, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens for draft picks on Thursday, less than two months after acquiring the fifth-year pass rusher in a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ngakoue is tied for fourth in the NFL with five sacks in six games,...

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Falcons won 40-23. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Zimmer, Vikings left to ponder where to turn in 1-5 season

Oct. 19, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was assessing his team’s 40-23, Week 6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons with reporters on Monday when the coach stopped talking and paused for several seconds, seemingly done answering the latest question. Zimmer then started back up, without being...

Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf (14) pulls in a long pass reception on the Seahawks' last series of an NFL football game as Minnesota Vikings' Cameron Dantzler defends late in the second half, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 27-26. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Vikings still dealing with defeat despite strides by young D

Oct. 12, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fourth-and-10 pass by Russell Wilson floated in the air, as Minnesota rookie cornerback Cameron Dantzler awkwardly overplayed the 39-yard pass to D.K. Metcalf and allowed Seattle's winning drive to stay alive. As Wilson added yet another layer to his late-game aura in rallying the...

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) breaks away from Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Cook has 2 TDs as Vikings get 1st win, 31-23 over Texans

Oct. 4, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In a battle between winless teams that made the playoffs last year, one was going to emerge thinking it could turn its season around and the other was going to end up even more desperate. The Minnesota Vikings have reason for optimism after holding off a late rally by the now-despondent...

Minnesota visits Houston Sunday in matchup of winless teams

Oct. 1, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

MINNESOTA (0-3) at HOUSTON (0-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Texans by 3 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD - Vikings 1-2; Texans 0-3 SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 4-0 LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Texans 31-13 on Oct. 9, 2016 in Minnesota LAST WEEK - Vikings lost to Titans 31-30; Texans lost to Steelers 28-21 AP...