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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Vikings enter offseason with deteriorated defense to repair

Jan. 4, 2021 6:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings missed the playoffs by one game in a season with two losses by one point and two other one-score defeats. This finish, though, was hardly a close call. The prevailing feeling from the Vikings in bidding a not-so-fond farewell to 2020 was a full realization they...

FILE - In this Oct. 11 , 2020, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) lifts his fist to cheers from fans as he is carted off the field after suffering an injury during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas. Prescott was off to a fast start, becoming the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 450 yards in three straight games. But he suffered a compound fracture and dislocated right ankle against the Giants and missed the rest of the season. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Sidelined stars fill out roster for NFL's All-Absent Team

Dec. 30, 2020 2:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Big names with huge impacts — by not playing. The NFL could put together a talent-packed all-star team of players who missed most or all of this season because of significant injuries or coronavirus opt-outs. From Dak Prescott to Christian McCaffrey to Saquon Barkley to Odell...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) drops back in the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Saints, Vikings spend holiday in another high-stakes clash

Dec. 24, 2020 4:04 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Vikings receiver Adam Thielen is getting accustomed to playing high-stakes, high-intensity games against the New Orleans Saints. Here comes another one on Christmas Day. “Yeah, it’s kind of crazy preparing for them; it almost feels like a divisional opponent,”...

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith walks on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Bears won 33-27. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Defense, play at home ultimately doom Vikings' playoff hopes

Dec. 20, 2020 7:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After rushing for 132 yards, the most allowed by Chicago this season, Minnesota's Dalvin Cook urged the offense to "look in the mirror" and figure out what needs to improve. Told of his star running back’s message, coach Mike Zimmer had another thought. “I’d say the...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) gets upended by Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Vikings' miscues have them on outside of playoffs, again

Dec. 14, 2020 5:34 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Five wins in six weeks had put the Minnesota Vikings into the playoff hunt after their 1-5 start. Yet, narrow victories against Carolina and Jacksonville the previous two weeks — and only one win coming against a team with a winning record — left some questioning whether...