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Minnesota Vikings offensive linemen vow to carry Tony Sparano’s legacy forward

EAGAN, Minn. – As the Minnesota Vikings conducted their first full-team practice of training camp, the offensive linemen, once again, found themselves in the spotlight. The center of attention is …


Vikings cancel Friday practice at camp for Tony Sparano service

The Minnesota Vikings have canceled their training camp practice on Friday so the team can attend the memorial service for offensive line coach Tony Sparano. The Vikings announced the cancellation …


Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano dies at 56

Tony Sparano once beat Bill Belichick with the single wing, but wasn’t as old as that made him sound. Sparano was only 56 when he died unexpectedly Sunday. The Minnesota …


Kirk Cousins targeting Kyle Rudolph ‘like throwing into a mattress’

Among many get-to-know-them moments in Minnesota for Kirk Cousins this offseason, Kyle Rudolph has made a sharp first impression. After completing a pass to his strong-handed tight end during one …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings take on Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa as undrafted free agent

Most expected Hercules Mata’afa to become the third Cougar selected in the 2018 Draft, next to offensive lineman Cole Madison and quarterback Luke Falk, who were respectively taken Saturday by …


Vikings’ Dalvin Cook making strong offseason comeback in knee rehab

The offseason headlines for the Minnesota Vikings were the fully guaranteed contract for quarterback Kirk Cousins and the signing of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson for another instant boost. There’s another …


Vikings sign Sheldon Richardson to bolster defensive line

Sheldon Richardson, the 13th pick in the 2013 draft out of Missouri by the New York Jets who was traded last year to the Seattle Seahawks, signed a one-year contract …


Vikings hire Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo to run offense

The Minnesota Vikings have hired Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator. DeFilippo replaces Pat Shurmur, who became head coach of the New York Giants. The 39-year-old …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Pro Bowl becomes gathering place for the brokenhearted

The Pro Bowl has become a gathering spot for the brokenhearted, a place to laugh, smile and joke through lingering disappointment.


New York Giants hire Pat Shurmur as next head coach

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been hired as the New York Giants head coach.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles fly into Super Bowl, rout Vikings 38-7

Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and the Philadelphia Eagles made big play after big play Sunday night, winning the NFC title in a stunning 38-7 rout of the Minnesota …


Defense wins championships, or at least the NFC title

Two of the league’s elite defenses go at it Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) in the conference title game. “They have a great defense, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

What matters more than a good QB in these playoffs? A good D

Four of the five teams that gave up the fewest points during the regular season are the last four left with a shot at the Super Bowl, something that had …


Vikings deep in playoffs, thanks in part to diligent Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs has come a long way to becoming the Minnesota hero who scored a touchdown on the final play against New Orleans to help the Vikings advance. He was …


Stefon Diggs erased decades of Minnesota Vikings heartache

An exceptional medley of great awareness, terrific balance and deft reflexes allowed Stefon Diggs to ad lib and seize both the ball and the moment in the Vikings’ demon-exorcising “Minneapolis …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Kick it or not, Vikings’ extra point made a big difference in Vegas

The clock had ticked down to zero, and Minnesota fans were already deep into a celebration like no other. In Las Vegas’ legal sports books, though, the outcome was still …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings defeat New Orleans Saints on final play

Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game’s final play, and Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory …


Drew Brees vs. Case Keenum: Will playoff savvy prevail in Saints-Vikings?

Drew Brees will lead the New Orleans offense onto the field at Minnesota and commence the 13th postseason game of his stellar career, already armed with seven such victories and …


Vikings shut out Packers 16-0, keep eye on 1st-round bye

The Minnesota Vikings shut out an opponent for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, beating the injury-depleted Green Bay Packers 16-0 on Saturday night to stay in the hunt …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Vikings look to get past Packers in final push to playoffs

The Minnesota Vikings’ final push to the playoffs begins on Saturday night with a trip to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings have already secured a …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Case Keenum-led Vikings beat Lions 30-23, add to division lead

Case Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score all in the first half to give the Minnesota Vikings a double-digit lead and they went on to beat …


Case Keenum leads 3 scoring drives, Vikings beat Bears 20-17

Case Keenum led three second-half scoring drives in relief of Sam Bradford, and the Minnesota Vikings spoiled prized rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s debut with a 20-17 victory over the Chicago …


Vikings RB Cook has torn ACL as feared, ending rookie year

Dalvin Cook became the latest integral offensive player lost by the bad-luck-trodden Minnesota Vikings.


Vikings’ Sam Bradford out against Bucs; Case Keenum to start again

The Minnesota Vikings say quarterback Sam Bradford will not play against Tampa Bay because of his ailing left knee. Bradford was making progress from the week before, when he sat …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Sam Bradford, Vikings cruise past Saints 29-19 in opener

MINNEAPOLIS – Sam Bradford set the NFL record for completion percentage for Minnesota last season, his accuracy aided by the volume of short passes under heavy pressure. With protection from …


AP Source: Seahawks send CB Tramaine Brock to Vikings

A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Seattle Seahawks have traded cornerback Tramaine Brock to the Minnesota Vikings. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Seahawks lose starting left tackle George Fant during exhibition win over Minnesota

Starting left tackle George Fant exited on the back of a motorized cart, an air cast inflated over his right leg. And just like that, the Seahawks’ offensive line was …


Answering 3 pressing questions heading into the Seahawks’ preseason game against the Vikings

Examining three key questions before the Seahawks’ preseason game Friday night against the Vikings.


Minnesota Vikings waive Bishop Sankey after ACL tear

The Minnesota Vikings have waived running back Bishop Sankey with an injured designation after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the preseason opener.


Rhodes closed: Vikings sign star CB to contract extension

Xavier Rhodes arrived at Florida State as a skilled offensive player, a running back and wide receiver from the football-rich Miami area.