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Vikings get back on track, with Cook playing as promised

Dec. 9, 2019 5:07 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Despite a lingering injury to his collarbone area that forced him out of Minnesota's previous game, Dalvin Cook never hesitated when asked if he'd be able to play against Detroit. The soft-spoken, hard-running tailback followed through on his promise, helping the Vikings recover from a...

Defense delivers as Vikings sail past Lions 20-7

Dec. 8, 2019 6:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's long-dominant defense had been slipping for the past several weeks, a proud and seasoned group that needed to get its edge back. The Vikings gave hardly any ground against the sputtering Detroit Lions. Danielle Hunter had three of Minnesota's five sacks to spearhead a...

Vikings start division home slate against reeling Lions

Dec. 5, 2019 8:10 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings brought back little to show from a trip to one of the toughest places to play in the NFL. Other than additional injuries to important players and perhaps some pride in a fourth-quarter rally in Seattle that fell a bit short, that is. There's a reward waiting for...

Vikings still on track for playoffs, but questions persist

Dec. 3, 2019 4:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings remain on a clear track for the playoffs, closer in perception to the four teams ahead of them in the NFC than the pack behind. After their setback in Seattle on Monday night, though, there’s a persistent question about whether they can produce a complete,...

Seahawks have Clowney, Reed, Kendricks ready vs. Vikings

Dec. 2, 2019 7:02 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have all of their questionable defensive standouts available for the game against the Minnesota Vikings with Jadeveon Clowney, Jarran Reed, Mychal Kendricks and Al Woods all active. Seattle’s only injury question that won’t play is tight end Luke Willson,...

Playoff implications surround Vikings’ visit to Seahawks

Nov. 27, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Just like a year ago, there’s no avoiding the importance of this Monday night matchup in the Pacific Northwest between Minnesota and Seattle. Except this time around, a division title is still very much in play for both teams. “This is a huge game for both of us. We know the...

Past midpoint of big contract, Cousins hitting his stride

Nov. 21, 2019 3:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the aftermath of the 54-yard touchdown pass that Kirk Cousins threw to Stefon Diggs early in the fourth quarter that accelerated a furious comeback by the Minnesota Vikings, the always animated wide receiver was as fired up as ever as he stalked the sideline and screamed encouragement...

Despite tight goal-line D, Vikings need better pass coverage

Nov. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After all the long passing plays and fourth-down conversions the Minnesota Vikings surrendered against Denver, the defense still had the game in its hands. Forcing three straight incompletions by Broncos quarterback Brandon Allen inside the 5-yard line, the Vikings and their fans...

Vikings overcome 20-0 deficit at half to beat Broncos 27-23

Nov. 17, 2019 9:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings had barely moved the ball at all, when they gathered in a humbled locker room after an awful first half. Picking up the pace with the two-minute offense was about their only hope of a comeback. They delivered one in stunning fashion against the Denver Broncos....

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...