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FILE - This Nov. 17, 1982 photo shows Minnesota Vikings Matt Blair.  Blair, one of the great linebackers in Minnesota Vikings history and a six-time Pro Bowler who played in two Super Bowls, has died. He was 70 years old.  Blair, who had been suffering from dementia, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 after an extended period in hospice care, according to the Star Tribune.  (Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via AP)

Matt Blair, star linebacker for Vikings, dies at 70

Oct. 23, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Blair, one of the great linebackers in Minnesota Vikings history and a six-time Pro Bowler who played in two Super Bowls, has died. He was 70 years old. His death was announced by the team. Blair, who had been suffering from dementia, died Thursday after an extended period in...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, left, laughs on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Falcons won 40-23. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Falcons, Lions both eyeing rare feat: a winning streak

Oct. 22, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons actually have a shot at a winning streak. Ditto for the Detroit Lions, who haven’t won back-to-back games in more than a year. At the moment, that's the sole focus for these struggling teams. Two in a row. “I stopped looking at the standings about three...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is hit, forcing an incomplete pass, by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Edmond Robinson (46) in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Crossroad with Cousins? Reeling Vikings have some QB trouble

Oct. 22, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins dropped back on Minnesota's first snap of the game and zipped a pass over the middle for Justin Jefferson, the rookie who has fast become one of the NFL's most dynamic wide receivers. The ball was slightly behind Jefferson as he crossed the field, but the accuracy on this...

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,...

Falcons, Lions both looking to get on winning streaks

Oct. 22, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (2-3) at ATLANTA (1-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Falcons by 1 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Lions 2-3; Falcons 2-3 SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 24-13 LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Lions 30-26 on Sept 24, 2017 at Detroit LAST WEEK — Lions beat Jaguars 34-16; Falcons...

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, left, greets Atlanta Falcons head coach Raheem Morris, right, after an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Falcons won 40-23. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Falcons' Morris doesn't look at himself as an interim coach

Oct. 21, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Raheem Morris would prefer that everyone stay away from the “I” word. Sure, he's officially the interim head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, a caretaker role handed to him by a team that fired Dan Quinn after losing its first five games. But Morris refuses to look at himself in a...

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...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, left, laughs on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Falcons won 40-23. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Morris uses communication skills to spark Falcons to victory

Oct. 19, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Heading into his first game as interim head coach, Raheem Morris sought to make the underachieving Atlanta Falcons uncomfortable last week. The ploy, seeking to convince players that nobody’s job is safe, had its intended effect. The Falcons won 40-23 at Minnesota as the team...

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Devin Bush (55) is helped from the field after he was injured in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in the post game news conference that Bush suffered a significant injury to a knee on the play. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Bush, Board among key injuries in NFL's Week 6

Oct. 18, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

Pittsburgh second-year inside linebacker Devin Bush sustained what coach Mike Tomlin called a “significant knee injury” in Pittsburgh’s 38-7 rout of the Browns on Sunday. Giants coach Joe Judge said receiver C.J. Board has movement in his limbs after suffering a concussion and neck injury in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

The Latest: Brady, Bucs roll to win, give Packers first loss

Oct. 18, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 7:35 p.m. For Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, it was just like old times in a new uniform. Brady threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Gronkowski, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolled to a 38-10 win over the previously undefeated Green Bay...