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Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) and cornerback Mike Hughes (21) break up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Vikings rule starting CBs Hughes, Dantzler out vs. Titans

Sep. 25, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The struggling Minnesota Vikings defense will be further depleted this weekend, with two more starters sidelined by injuries. Cornerbacks Mike Hughes (neck) and Cameron Dantzler (rib) were declared out on Friday for the winless Vikings when they host Tennessee on Sunday. Dantzler missed...

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18)  runs a route against Indianapolis Colts safety Khari Willis (37) during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson isn't used to losing, coming from LSU, but the first two games of his NFL career have been decisive defeats. The struggling Vikings need their first-round draft pick wide receiver to develop quickly in a season that's already on the brink. (AP Photo/Zach Bolinger)

Struggling Vikings need rookie WR Jefferson to develop fast

Sep. 24, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Justin Jefferson is not used to losing, coming from college powerhouse LSU. His first two professional games with the Minnesota Vikings have been about as defeating as a player could experience in the sport. After going 34-7 in three years with the Tigers, who won the national...

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) hands off to running back Derrick Henry in the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Unbeaten Titans bring blueprint of what winless Vikings were

Sep. 24, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The thriving veteran quarterback. The game-controlling rushing attack. The premier pass rusher. Those are some of the strengths the Tennessee Titans will take with them to Minnesota. The Vikings could be forgiven for harboring envy, after all, for these are attributes they thought they...

FILE - Injured Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen talks with teammate cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Minneapolis. Rhodes and Thielen came to training camp together as rookies in 2013, one the Vikings first-round draft pick from Florida State, the other an undrafted rookie from Minnesota State.(AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

Rhodes, Theilen embrace reunion weekend in Indianapolis

Sep. 18, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Xavier Rhodes and Adam Thielen came to training camp together as rookies in 2013, one of them the Vikings' first-round draft pick from Florida State, the other an undrafted rookie from Minnesota State. Over the next seven years, the cornerback and the receiver followed similar scripts....

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling catches a 45-yard touchdown pass in front of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler (27) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Relying on rookie CB Dantzler brings growing pains for Vikes

Sep. 16, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cameron Dantzler picked up his nickname “The Needle” in high school in Louisiana. “I was always skinny,” the Minnesota Vikings cornerback said after he was drafted in the third round, “and when I hit you, it hurt.” Dantzler's entry into the NFL...

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) tries to break a tackle by Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jalyn Holmes during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Vikings must keep foes from playing keepaway, as Packers did

Sep. 14, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As they stumbled through their crowd-free season opener, the Minnesota Vikings set a franchise record for what they didn't do: keep the ball. By allowing Green Bay's offense to be on the field for 41 minutes and 16 seconds, the Vikings made an undesirable mark with the opposite: an...

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) catches a 24-yard touchdown pass over Minnesota Vikings defensive back Anthony Harris during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Young Vikings CBs fail 1st test, fall to Rodgers, Packers

Sep. 13, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Since Mike Zimmer was hired as coach of the Vikings in 2014, Minnesota has built one of the NFL's best defenses. His acumen as a teacher and strategist will be stress-tested like never before this year. Aaron Rodgers took full advantage of the young cornerbacks and the empty stadium in...

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams catches a 1-yard touchdown pass ahead of Minnesota Vikings defensive back Holton Hill, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Rodgers at ease as Packers roll past Vikings 43-34

Sep. 13, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After Green Bay won last season at Minnesota to clinch the division, Aaron Rodgers paused to take a video of some jubilant Packers fans still lingering in the stadium as he walked to the bus. This victory over the Vikings was just as memorable, albeit barely audible. Rodgers took full...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins says he’s unconcerned about catching the coronavirus. He says his worry on a scale of one to 10 is “about a 0.000001.” Cousins made his comments on a wide-ranging interview for an NFL-themed podcast that was released on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

For visit by Packers, Vikings present crowd-free, revamped D

Sep. 12, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The most consistent weapon the Minnesota Vikings have drawn against Aaron Rodgers since he became Green Bay's quarterback has been a defense built around a relentless pass rush and revved up by a raucous home crowd. The formula might need an adjustment this year. “We’ve...

FILE - Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers plays with a football during NFL football practice Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. Aaron Rodgers will begin his 16th season with Green Bay looking  to continue his remarkable run of success against NFC North opponents as the Packers visit Minnesota. The Packers own a 47-18-1 record in games Rodgers has played against NFC North foes, including a 6-0 mark last season. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Rodgers more appreciative of LaFleur after virtual offseason

Sep. 9, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says all those Zoom sessions during this unusual offseason improved his comfort level with the offense and his working relationship with second-year coach Matt LaFleur. Rodgers hopes to demonstrate the benefits of those conversations when the Packers open the season...