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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...

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, Vikings offense leaving far too many tries short

Nov. 01, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For all their setbacks over the first six weeks, whether self-inflicted or unlucky, the Minnesota Vikings emerged from their bye in a favorable position. They were settled to play Dallas in their cacophonous stadium Sunday for their first prime-time...

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...

Win overshadows another strange second half for Vikings

Oct. 11, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After Greg Joseph’s game-winning field goal went through the uprights on Sunday, euphoria overcame the Minnesota Vikings. Teammates lifted Joseph on their shoulders as they celebrated the 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions. An...

Trust's investment profits produce outpouring of grants

Sep. 18, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-based charitable trust's investments over the last 15 months did well and dozens of social service groups, arts organizations and other nonprofits still navigating fallout from the pandemic are now benefiting in a big way. The Virginia G. Piper...

Vikes rule LB Barr out vs. Bengals with nagging knee trouble

Sep. 10, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has been ruled out for the season opener at Cincinnati because of a nagging knee injury that kept him on the sideline for much of the preseason. The Vikings also listed rookie left tackle Christian Darrisaw...