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Broncos get pass rusher Stephen Weatherly in swap with Vikes

Oct. 23, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos acquired pass rusher Stephen Weatherly in a trade Saturday with the Minnesota Vikings. Weatherly was playing sparingly at defensive end for the Vikings after re-signing with them this year, behind Danielle Hunter, Everson...

Analysis: Several NFL teams entering danger zone very early

Oct. 22, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

While it's too early to write off any NFL team's season — oh wait, we forgot about Detroit, Houston, Miami, Jacksonville and the rotten Big Apple — there is plenty of angst spread across the lower ends of the standings. As we dismiss those clubs mentioned above, we...

Cousins, Vikings keeping up with NFL's late-game winners

Oct. 21, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL season has already featured 22 games with a winning score in either the final minute of regulation or in overtime, the highest six-week total in history. The Minnesota Vikings, for all their problems and setbacks, have been able to play right...

Packers taking early command of NFC North race again

Oct. 18, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

When he celebrated a touchdown run at Chicago on Sunday by shouting to the crowd, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have been selling his team short. Rodgers yelled, “I still own you!” to the Bears fans at Solder Field. In fact, Rodgers and the Packers...

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...

Vikings CB Peterson injures hamstring, out at least 3 games

Oct. 18, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson was placed on injured reserve on Monday after hurting his hamstring against Carolina and must miss a minimum of three games. Coach Mike Zimmer said the injury was not believed to be season-ending, so the...

The Latest: Pats-Cowboys becomes NFL's 10th OT game

Oct. 17, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT): 7:40 p.m. For the fourth time this season there have been two overtimes in a week. The Cowboys and Patriots headed to OT tied at 29 after Minnesota beat Carolina 34-28 in extra time...

Coach Mike Zimmer wants Vikings to find a 'killer instict'

Oct. 17, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he wants his team to find a killer instinct. For now, he’s happy to settle for another win. The Vikings (3-3) squandered an 11-point lead in the final 4:41 of regulation, then got a...

Cousins throws TD pass in OT; Vikings beat Panthers 34-28

Oct. 17, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — So much for the Minnesota Vikings' second-half scoring woes. Kirk Cousins threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the league's top-ranked pass defense, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Osborn on the first possession of overtime...

Panthers place McCaffrey on IR; RB can't return until Week 9

Oct. 16, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have placed running back Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve, meaning he will miss at least the next three games with a hamstring injury. McCaffrey already has missed two games, both Carolina losses. ...