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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Vikings pick up 5 additions to Pro Bowl, including Cousins

Jan. 21, 2020 3:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have five additions to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, giving them eight players in the all-star game for their highest total in 10 years. The NFL announced Tuesday that quarterback Kirk Cousins, defensive end Everson Griffen, fullback C.J. Ham, linebacker Eric Kendricks...

Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes celebrates with the Kansas City Chiefs after the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs won 35-24 to advance to Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

NFL Today, Conference Championships

Jan. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EST

SCOREBOARD Sun. Jan. 26, Pro Bowl, 3 p.m. EST. The NFL's annual all-star game will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, with Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook and Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald among the...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, foreground, is tackled by San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, center, during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. Also pictured at rear is defensive end Dee Ford. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Rookie Nick Bosa makes big impact on improved 49ers defense

Jan. 15, 2020 8:31 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Bosa remained on the turf with the wind knocked out of him after beating yet another offensive lineman for a sack when the appreciative San Francisco 49ers fans started chanting his name. Bosa hopped up, jogged off the field and then quickly got back to doing what he's done...

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer speaks at a news conference after the Vikings were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Zimmer, Vikings aim to get over hump with changes inevitable

Jan. 13, 2020 4:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the first time in his six years with the Minnesota Vikings, coach Mike Zimmer told his assistants to take a break right after the end of the season before the staff reconvenes in a week or so to assess the roster. The extra time, Zimmer theorized, will minimize the personal sentiment...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates as he comes off the field after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

NFL Today, Divisional Playoffs

Jan. 12, 2020 11:00 PM EST

SCOREBOARD Sun. Jan. 19, Conference Championships AFC: Tennessee at Kansas City, 3:05 p.m. EST. After upsetting top-seeded Baltimore, the Titans (11-7) will go after their second Super Bowl trip and first since the 1999 season. The last sixth seed to get to the big game was Green Bay in the 2010 season; the...

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) runs in front of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Cook gets corralled in Vikings' 27-10 loss to 49ers

Jan. 11, 2020 9:39 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The offensive formula for the Minnesota Vikings has been fairly simple this season. Establish the run with Dalvin Cook to set up some play-action deep shots for Kirk Cousins. With Cook unable to get anything going on the ground against San Francisco, the Vikings had no chance...

San Francisco 49ers players celebrate as a group after cornerback Richard Sherman (25), bottom center, intercepted a pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

49ers win 1st playoff game in 6 years, 27-10 over Vikings

Jan. 11, 2020 8:58 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman anticipated the route for an interception and then watched the San Francisco 49ers run eight straight times for the touchdown that put them in control of their first playoff game in six years. The dominant defense and powerful running game that carried the Niners...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles catches a touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, in Minneapolis. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

More quarterbacks are using their hands to catches passes

Jan. 10, 2020 7:09 PM EST

Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn't just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. Foles has the most famous catch...

Vikings-49ers Preview Capsule

Jan. 9, 2020 7:31 PM EST

MINNESOTA (11-6) at SAN FRANCISCO (13-3) Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — 49ers by 8 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Minnesota 9-7, San Francisco 9-6-1 SERIES RECORD — Tied 23-23-1 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat 49ers 24-16, Sept. 9, 2018 LAST WEEK — Vikings beat Saints 26-20 in OT;...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) reacts as he walks off the field after their overtime win over the New Orleans Saints in an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. The Vikings won 26-20. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Shanahan, Cousins on opposite sides for playoff meeting

Jan. 9, 2020 6:56 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kirk Cousins starting the 49ers' first playoff game at Levi's Stadium was how coach Kyle Shanahan planned it when he took over in San Francisco back in 2017. The surprise is that Cousins is starting for the Minnesota Vikings instead of the Niners when the teams meet in the...