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Cook's presence in backfield makes major impact on Vikings

Sep. 9, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Having missing 19 of his first 34 games in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings because of injuries, Dalvin Cook has barely scratched the surface of the impact he can make carrying the ball, and occasionally catching it. After Cook returned from a hamstring problem that kept him out of...

Falcons, Vikings in similar spots, needing defense to lead

Sep. 5, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings have entered this season in a similar place, almost eerily so as they prepare to play each other in the opener. With Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins, they're driven by a polished quarterback who has made 4,000-yard seasons a habit. In Devonta Freeman...

Falcons-Vikings Preview Capsule

Sep. 5, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (7-9) at MINNESOTA (8-7-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX OPENING LINE — Vikings by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Atlanta 5-11, Minnesota 8-7-1 SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 19-11 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Falcons 14-9, Dec. 3, 2017 AP PRO32 RANKING — Falcons No. 13, Vikings No. 11...

Cousins, Vikings enter crossroad year, with more help for QB

Sep. 4, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After signing Kirk Cousins to a fully guaranteed contract last year, the Minnesota Vikings might have given their quarterback even more to work with this time. This season will surely be a crossroad of sorts for both Cousins and the Vikings, their trajectory toward — or away from...

NC State, East Carolina meet in rematch of December blowout

Aug. 30, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The last time East Carolina visited North Carolina State, the Pirates were reduced to lining up a last-second field goal merely to avoid being shutout for the first time in more than two decades. They'll return to Raleigh to face the Wolfpack again in Saturday's season opener, a...

NFL 2019: Tough Bears 'D' has company in NFC North

Aug. 22, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

The hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" that racked up a record 32 Emmy nominations became such a cultural force that it even unintentionally spawned a slogan for one of the NFL's most tradition-rich divisions. "Defend the North" was a familiar mantra for the mythical characters in the vicious drama. That might as...

Vikings Preview Capsule

Aug. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-7-1) New faces: C Garrett Bradbury, RG Josh Kline, DT Shamar Stephen, TE Irv Smith Jr., RB Alexander Mattison, P/K Kaare Vedvik, LS Austin Cutting, WR Jordan Taylor, assistant head coach/offensive adviser Gary Kubiak. Key losses: DT Sheldon Richardson, RB Latavius Murray, DT Tom Johnson, RG...

NFL 2019: Buzz is missing, but pressure persists for Vikings

Aug. 22, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The buzz surrounding the Minnesota Vikings a year ago was unmistakable, after the addition of the best available quarterback to a roster that reached the NFC championship game. Even for an experience-hardened team directed by a no-nonsense coach, though, the widespread belief that the...

Vikings top Seahawks 25-19 behind crisp preseason passing

Aug. 19, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pressure is on Minnesota's offense to improve, and a more productive passing attack will depend partially on a diversified group of targets for Kirk Cousins. Some of that depth was on display Sunday night against Seattle. Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver...