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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017

Teddy Bridgewater’s return: ‘I know it’s going to happen’

Teddy Bridgewater says he hasn’t had any setbacks in his recovery from the massive injury to his left knee. He went down during a non-contact drill in practice with the …


Minnesota Vikings will hold final Mankato training camp after 52 years

From Alan Page to Jared Allen, Fran Tarkenton to Teddy Bridgewater, Chuck Foreman to Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings spent 52 years making a 90-minute drive from the Twin Cities …


Former Vikings coach Bud Grant runs disciplined garage sale

Former Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant coach runs his garage sales with steely discipline. Grant gave the fans gathered outside his home in Bloomington his annual warning of no haggling. …


Michael Floyd signs with hometown Minnesota Vikings

Wide receiver Michael Floyd has signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with his hometown Minnesota Vikings. Floyd finished last season with Super Bowl champion New England after a drunken driving …


Vikings say goodbye to Adrian Peterson, will see him Week 1 vs Saints

The Minnesota Vikings will not have to wait long to see departed franchise star Adrian Peterson again. The veteran running back signed with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. The …


NFL notes: Vikings’ Adrian Peterson says he will play Sunday against Colts

Adrian Peterson has always called himself a quick healer.


Peterson, Vikings taking cautious approach to return from knee injury

Speaking on Thursday for the first time since returning to practice, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn’t hold firm to any return date, but acknowledged his hope of being back …


NFL notes: Optimism for San Diego, Oakland lacking

NFL notes: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t saying whether he’s optimistic that San Diego and Oakland can keep their teams, while Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay considers both franchises all but …


Vikings welcome coach Mike Zimmer back to practice after eye surgery

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has returned to practice with his team, following surgery to repair a detached retina. Zimmer wore a white patch that was taped over his right …


Cowboys hold on against Vikings for 11th straight win

Dez Bryant caught four passes for 84 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Dallas Cowboys win their 11th straight game with a 17-15 victory over …


Surging Cowboys bring a line to make Vikings envious

The fuel for this dazzling season for Dallas can be found up front, with an offensive line that’s helped make this team a handful to try to stop. Just as …