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Playoff-less Vikings, Zimmer enter a week of uncertainty

Jan. 03, 2022 20:01 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If the Minnesota Vikings just played their last meaningful game under coach Mike Zimmer, the lopsided loss at Green Bay clarified the reasons why. For all the strategic success Zimmer has had over the years with building and directing a defense, clever...

Vikings, minus QB Cousins, look to beat Packers again

Dec. 31, 2021 12:11 PM EST

While the Green Bay Packers have dominated the NFC North lately, there’s one division opponent they’ve struggled to solve. The Minnesota Vikings have won their last two matchups with the Packers and are the only NFC North team to beat them during Matt LaFleur’s three-year...

Vikings seek to complete sweep of NFC North champion Packers

Dec. 31, 2021 12:08 PM EST

MINNESOTA (7-8) at GREEN BAY (12-3) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC OPENING LINE: Packers by 6½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Vikings 8-7; Packers 11-4. SERIES RECORD: Packers lead 63-56-3. LAST MEETING:...

Penalties, mistakes hurt Bears in 17-9 loss to Vikings

Dec. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Thomas Graham Jr. and the Chicago Bears held Justin Jefferson in check. Robert Quinn and company managed to slow Dalvin Cook. The penalties, the overall discipline issues, that was just too much for them to overcome. Teez Tabor and Trevis Gipson were...

Vikings beat Steelers 36-28, deny last-play pass in end zone

Dec. 10, 2021 01:18 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith ripped off his helmet once the victory was finally secured, after a 29-point lead on the Pittsburgh Steelers late in the third quarter evaporated into yet another teeth-clenching finish. Smith looked exhausted and...

Passive defense yields demise for Vikes, puts season on edge

Dec. 06, 2021 19:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The aggressive, clever and confident defense that became a hallmark of the Minnesota Vikings under coach Mike Zimmer has been mostly missing for two years, and this vanishing act was never more pronounced than the last drive in Detroit on Sunday. Pass by pass,...

Campbell has hands full with winless Lions against Vikings

Dec. 02, 2021 17:48 PM EST

Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell had a play sheet in his left hand and a walkie-talkie in his right hand during a recent practice. In many ways, Campbell has his hands full. And he knows it. The first-year coach, searching for ways to spark his...

Lions, Vikings both desperate for win for different reasons

Dec. 02, 2021 11:11 AM EST

MINNESOTA (5-6) at DETROIT (0-10-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Vikings by 7, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Minnesota 6-5; Detroit 6-4-1. SERIES RECORD: Vikings lead 79-39-2. ...

Lions find new ways of self-destructing in loss to Bears

Nov. 25, 2021 18:25 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — When the Detroit Lions punted with 8:30 left against the Chicago Bears, quarterback Jared Goff was already planning what his offense would have to do next. It ended up as a waste of time. Trailing 14-13, the Bears put together an...

Packers defense slips against Kirk Cousins, Vikings

Nov. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Green Bay's defense toppled star quarterbacks Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson in impressive fashion in the past three games, picking up the slack for an offense that's used to carrying the Packers. Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson and...