Ben Goessling | Star Tribune
Sports reporter | Vikings

Ben Goessling is in his sixth year covering the Vikings, having joined the Star Tribune in 2017 after four seasons at ESPN and one at the Pioneer Press. He is an Apple Valley High School and University of Minnesota graduate.


One journey ends, another starts: Bridgewater cleared to practice

On Wednesday, more than 13½ months after he injured his left knee in the Vikings' final practice of the 2016 preseason, Teddy Bridgewater will make his return.


Dodging Rodgers: Vikings top Packers, aim to take control of NFC North

The Vikings and Packers both now have to trudge through the season with quarterback issues after Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone early in Sunday's game at U.S. Bank Stadium.


The chase is on Sunday: It's Griffen vs. Rodgers

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen on Sunday resumes his classic cat-and-mouse dance with Packers' escape artist Aaron Rodgers.


Vikings make great escape to survive 20-17 against Bears

The Vikings surged after replacing Sam Bradford with Case Keenum at the end of the first half, and finally overcame the Bears, who used trick plays to keep pace.


Vikings' Floyd leans on support from outside football

Wide receiver Michael Floyd returns from a four-game suspension Monday, troubles behind him — forever if his backers have their way.


Bradford will play tonight against the Bears, Zimmer says

In a production meeting on Sunday night, Zimmer told ESPN's broadcast crew he anticipates Bradford starting at quarterback.


The Call: The Vikings will beat the Bears if ...

The Vikings have lost nine of their past 10 games in Chicago, including a 20-10 loss last year that marked the beginning of Mike Zimmer's eye issues, the end of Norv Turner's tenure as offensive coordinator and the point when the season went off the rails.


Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford hopeful he can play Monday

The pain and swelling in the quarterback's injured left knee are expected to diminish over time.


Cook's season over, Vikings look at how to make up for his loss

In the short-term, the biggest thing the Vikings might miss about rookie running back Dalvin Cook is the number of big plays he made in such a short time.


The Call: Vikings beat the Lions if ...

A closer look at Sunday's matchup.