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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...

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...

Baltimore Raven quarterback Lamar Jackson hands off to running back Mark Ingram during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Brown at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (Warren Dillaway/The Star-Beacon via AP)

Top seeds back in action as NFL's divisional round kicks off

Jan. 9, 2020 4:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bye-week breaks are over for the top two seeds in the AFC and NFC after a, well, wild wild-card weekend to open the NFL playoffs. That means it's back to work for Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Same for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Jimmy Garoppolo and the San...

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer walks on the sideline in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Cousins, Zimmer quiet skeptics in playoff win for Vikings

Jan. 6, 2020 7:16 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — In their boisterous locker room in New Orleans after the overtime victory, the Minnesota Vikings roared in celebration when coach Mike Zimmer gave the game ball to quarterback Kirk Cousins. “How does it feel to win a playoff game?” Zimmer asked Cousins with a question that...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates after throwing a pass to setup the game-winning field goal during overtime of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Houston. The Texans won 22-19 in overtime. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

NFL Today, Wild-Card Weekend

Jan. 5, 2020 10:05 PM EST

SCOREBOARD Sat. Jan. 11, Divisional Round Minnesota at San Francisco, 4:35 p.m. EST. Kirk Cousins and the Vikings (11-6) are coming off a 26-20 overtime wild-card round victory at New Orleans. They'll take on Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers (13-3), who are the NFC's No. 1 overall seed. —- Tennessee at...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) walks off the field after their overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings in an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. The Vikings won 26-20. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Saints rue uncharacteristic play after early playoff exit

Jan. 5, 2020 8:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Narrowly missing out on an NFC playoff bye came back to haunt the Saints right away. A series of missed opportunities led to yet another excruciating exit from the postseason — this time in a 26-20 overtime loss at home to sixth-seeded Minnesota. The Vikings won three fewer games...

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) pulls in the game winning touchdown pass over New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (26) during overtime of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. The Vikings won 26-20. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Cousins, Vikings upend Saints 26-20 in OT in NFC playoffs

Jan. 5, 2020 7:22 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After tight end Kyle Rudolph emerged from a purple swarm of celebrating Vikings near the corner of the end zone, he took an opportunity to mock those who doubted quarterback Kirk Cousins' ability to come through in the clutch. “I'm just glad Kirk can't win big games, apparently,"...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, left, stands on the field before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Minneapolis. Vikings President Mark Wilf issued a statement of confidence in Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, tamping down speculation about their future two days prior to the team's playoff game. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

Vikings have 'every intent' of retaining Spielman, Zimmer

Jan. 3, 2020 6:19 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings President Mark Wilf issued a statement of confidence in general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer on Friday, tamping down speculation about their future two days prior to the team's playoff game. “We value Mike and Rick's leadership,” Wilf said,...

Saints, Vikings open postseason with 5th playoff meeting

Jan. 2, 2020 6:01 PM EST

MINNESOTA (10-6) at NEW ORLEANS (13-3) Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE — Saints by 7. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Vikings 9-7, Saints 11-5 SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 22-12 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Vikings 30-20, Oct. 28, 2018 LAST WEEK — Vikings lost to Bears 21-19; Saints...

Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro (15) celebrates after kicking a 22-yard field goal near the end of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Bears won 21-19. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Bears edge Vikings 21-19 on Piñeiro FG with 10 seconds left

Dec. 29, 2019 5:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Already sunk by midseason, the Chicago Bears were happy to wrap up a frustrating year with a late-game push for the win. As far as feeling good for the Minnesota Vikings, body was the easy pick over mind. Eddy Piñeiro's fourth field goal of the game came from 22 yards with 10...