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Sam Mills III, Adam Zimmer to coach in East-West Shrine Game

Jan. 8, 2019 3:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Assistant coaches Sam Mills III of the Carolina Panthers and Adam Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings will be the head coaches of the East-West Shrine Game, which features some of college football's best prospects. The 94th annual East-West Shrine Game will be played Saturday, Jan. 19, at...

Vikings go back to drawing board after latest disappointment

Dec. 31, 2018 5:43 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After finishing one game short of the Super Bowl last season and spending big to make Kirk Cousins their franchise player, the Minnesota Vikings were surrounded by high expectations from the start. That championship chase simply never picked up any steam. "It wasn't what we wanted, what...

Finally, a Bears-Vikings finale in Minnesota with meaning

Dec. 27, 2018 4:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the fourth time in the past five years, the Chicago Bears will visit the Minnesota Vikings in the last game on the schedule. For once, this matchup has some meaning. The Vikings, having already ceded the NFC North title to the Bears, have yet to secure a spot in the playoffs. The...

As Vikes face rematch with Bears, Cousins feels the pressure

Dec. 26, 2018 5:44 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have reached the final week of the regular season with a spot in the playoffs still unsecured and a surging division rival boasting one of the NFL's best defenses on the schedule. This is the type of game, then, for Kirk Cousins to make good on that $84 million in...

With spot in playoffs still unsecure, Vikings ride Rudolph

Dec. 24, 2018 4:22 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The passing attack for Minnesota has largely been fueled this season by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, who have flourished into one of the NFL's most productive and versatile wide receiver tandems. Kyle Rudolph has again been in mostly a supporting role, often asked to assist a...

Vikings take playoff push to Detroit to face Lions

Dec. 20, 2018 6:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A season of ups and downs for the Minnesota Vikings comes down to this: beat Detroit and Chicago and they're in the playoffs. First up are the banged-up Lions, who have already been eliminated from postseason contention, but with so much at stake, the Vikings can't afford to look too far...

Vikings find success with revived rushing attack

Dec. 17, 2018 7:42 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Dalvin Cook took the first-down handoff for Minnesota, sized up the blocking at the line and veered hard to his left. Miami cornerback Bobby McCain had the angle on him, but Cook won the race to the edge and accelerated up the sideline to reach the end zone untouched for the Vikings on...

Cook carries Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

Dec. 16, 2018 5:58 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a new play caller in place, the Minnesota Vikings recommitted to running the ball. And Dalvin Cook proved again his capability, when healthy, of taking over a game. Cook had a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 19 carries for the Vikings, who stayed in control...

New Vikings OC: 'It's about the players and not the plays'

Dec. 13, 2018 6:19 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — With three games left on Minnesota's schedule to determine whether or not the Vikings return to the playoffs, Kevin Stefanski has suddenly been tasked with trying to steer a struggling offense back on track in a supervisory role he's never held before in 14 seasons of coaching. There'll...

Energized Dolphins visit Vikings, site of last 'miracle' TD

Dec. 13, 2018 5:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Miami running back Kenyan Drake completed his sidewinding path through New England's prevent defense and crossed the goal line on the game's final play last week, the Dolphins and their fans went wild with delight. Not only did they defeat those long-despised Patriots and prevent...