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Cousins seeks rebound from rough game as Vikes face Raiders

Sep. 19, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — During his nine-year hiatus from the NFL sideline, Jon Gruden evaluated players like he was still a coach, drawing particular attention as an analyst for ESPN for his one-on-one film breakdowns with quarterback prospects entering the draft. Kirk Cousins was one of those pupils. Though...

Raiders-Vikings Preview Capsule

Sep. 19, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

OAKLAND (1-1) at MINNESOTA (1-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Vikings by 8 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Oakland 1-1; Minnesota 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Raiders lead 10-5 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Raiders 30-14, Nov. 15, 2015 LAST WEEK —Raiders lost to Chiefs 28-10; Vikings lost to...

Falcons sign former Vikings punter Wile as Bosher's backup

Sep. 18, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have a new backup plan if punter Matt Bosher hasn't recovered from a groin injury by Sunday's game at Indianapolis. Matt Wile worked on punts and kickoffs on Wednesday, one day after he was signed to the practice squad. Wile was Minnesota's punter in 2018 ,...

Packers take 'mental day' to rest in middle of tough stretch

Sep. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — In a sport where it's all about going as fast as possible as hard as possible and for as long as possible, first-year Packers coach Matt LaFleur on Wednesday elected instead to take things nice and slow. "We're using it more as a mental day, and sort of walkthrough," LaFleur said....

Patriots are nearly unanimous No. 1 in AP Pro32 poll

Sep. 17, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New England Patriots are one of nine 2-0 teams in the NFL. Sunday looks like a favorable matchup, too. The Patriots have maintained their dominating position at the top of the AP Pro32 poll by rolling over their first two opponents by a combined 76-3. Next up is the winless New York...

Aaron Jones does 'unbelievable job' in win over Vikings

Sep. 16, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — What Aaron Jones did on Sunday is exactly what coach Matt LaFleur envisioned for the running game when he took over the reins of the Packers in January. Jones had 116 yards and a touchdown on a career-high 23 carries in Green Bay's 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings. "He did an...

Cousins, Vikes lament mistakes, opportunities lost vs. Pack

Sep. 16, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Near the end of an already flawed performance, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings were in prime position to pull ahead of the Green Bay Packers and make all the cringe-worthy plays that came before moot. Then Cousins made the mistake of all mistakes, a rookie-like decision to throw...

Cook sets career rushing high in Vikings' loss to Packers

Sep. 15, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Dalvin Cook gave the Minnesota Vikings hope. He just couldn't quite carry them past Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Cook ran for a career-high 154 yards and a long a touchdown to help the Vikings make it close after they looked as though they were going to get blown out in a...

Packers ride Rodgers' hot start to 21-16 win over Vikings

Sep. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All that mattered to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was that the Packers won. That's it. Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and Green Bay held on for a 21-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. "The biggest thing is that we're 2-0," he said. "I know we owe a lot of that to our defense and...

The Latest: Rams DL Donald returns after back injury

Sep. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL Week 2 (all times EDT): 5:50 p.m. Aaron Donald has returned to the game for the Los Angeles Rams after briefly going to the locker room because of a back injury. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year came back on the field late in the second quarter against the Saints. Los Angeles leads...