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Kubiak impact on Vikings’ offense is clear; Broncos to visit

Nov. 14, 2019 4:22 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings needed to refresh their offense after that flop of a finish to last season, and coach Mike Zimmer sought another experienced confidant. Adding Gary Kubiak to the staff has clearly changed the dynamic around this team for the better. “Gary has been tremendous....

Broncos-Vikings Preview Capsule

Nov. 14, 2019 1:16 PM EST

DENVER (3-6) at MINNESOTA (7-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS OPENING LINE — Vikings by 10½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Broncos 5-4, Vikings 6-4 SERIES RECORD — Tied 7-7 LAST MEETING — Broncos beat Vikings 23-20, Oct. 4, 2015 LAST WEEK — Broncos had bye, beat Browns 24-19 on Nov. 3;...

Texans-Ravens could be first of many Watson-Jackson duels

Nov. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EST

This is the first of what could be many meetings between two dynamic young AFC quarterbacks when Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans visit Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. It might not even be the only one this season. Watson was the 12th overall pick of the 2017 draft after leading Clemson to...

He’s cooking: Vikings RB’s recipe is speed, strength, vision

Nov. 13, 2019 5:10 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Tackling Dalvin Cook has been a challenge this season. The Minnesota Vikings running back has vaulted to the top of the league’s rushing list while leaving behind a trail of defenders who have either bounced off his 5-foot-10, 210-pound frame or simply been left in his wake. How...

Ravens grab top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Patriots are No. 2

Nov. 12, 2019 2:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson has been one of the most dynamic players in the league this season. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback has 2,036 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, along with 702 rushing yards and six rushing TDs. Jackson went 15 for 17 for 223 yards and three touchdowns and added a dazzling...

Vikings stay grounded with clutch win over Cowboys

Nov. 11, 2019 7:56 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings delivered a clutch performance in the type of setting, coincidental or not, that has dogged them for years. With a victory on the road in a nationally televised night game against a winning team, they've set themselves up quite well for the rest of...

Cowboys lose to another potential playoff team and are tied

Nov. 11, 2019 1:18 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys kept force-feeding the ball to running back Ezekiel Elliott while trying to make a late comeback. Once a fourth-down pass to Elliott in the final minute fell incomplete, after he lost 3 yards and was stuffed for no gain on the previous two plays, the Cowboys were...

Cook leads Vikings to 28-24 prime-time road win over Cowboys

Nov. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dalvin Cook did plenty in the running game. The NFL rushing leader from Minnesota might have had his biggest plays in the passing game while easily outshining two-time rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott. Cook ran for 97 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown on fourth down on the...

Cowboys LB Vander Esch active after 1st absence of career

Nov. 10, 2019 7:09 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is active against Minnesota on Sunday night after the second-year player missed the first game of his career with a neck injury. Vander Esch was injured in a win over Philadelphia on Oct. 20 and sat out against the New York Giants on...

Hamstring to keep Vikings WR Adam Thielen out vs Cowboys

Nov. 8, 2019 4:32 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings don't need a lesson on the lasting nature of hamstring trouble. They endured a tough one just last year. Running back Dalvin Cook had a long absence in 2018 because of a hamstring injury. Now wide receiver Adam Thielen could be sidelined for the rest of the month....