Ben Goessling | Star Tribune
Sports reporter | Vikings

Ben Goessling covers the Vikings for the Star Tribune. He has covered the team since 2012, and has previously covered the Twins, Wild, Washington Nationals and prep sports.

After graduating from Apple Valley High School, Goessling majored in accounting and journalism at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters. He coaches high school track and field and cross country, plays electric guitar and enjoys volunteering at Hope Academy in the Phillips neighborhood.


The Call: Monday's Vikings vs. Seahawks game

The Vikings will have a chance to take this one if they can slow down Seattle's top-ranked run game, but it'll be tough against a Seahawks team that appears to be finding its stride.


Vikings' path to playoffs and beyond looks filled with road tests

If the Vikings are to make the kind of deep playoff run many had predicted for them, it's very possible they will have to do much of it on the road.


Second guessing himself: DeFilippo says Vikings should have run more against Patriots

Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Friday there were "two or three instances" where the Vikings threw the ball when they should have run it instead.


DeFilippo praised by Zimmer, says he plans to help more with offense

The Vikings' head coach mentioned the possibility of delegating more in-game defensive adjustments to defensive coordinator George Edwards.


Three takeaways from the Vikings' loss to Patriots

The protection was strong; the production, less so.


Familiar shortcomings on display as Vikings fall to New England

In addition to failing another key test against a tough opponent, losing to New England put the Vikings in a more precarious position for the postseason.


The Call: Of all the places to begin December, Vikings head to Foxborough

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is 124-20 at Gillette Stadium in his career, having already beaten the Texans and Chiefs this season, and 32-4 at home in December


Game with Patriots presents Vikings with golden opportunity

The five-time Super Bowl champions are the standard to which coach Mike Zimmer and the Vikings aspire.


Vikings safety Sendejo out for rest of season with groin injury

Safety Andrew Sendejo's season came to an official end Tuesday when the Vikings put the veteran safety on injured reserve.


Three things from the Vikings' victory over Green Bay

Smart, mistake-free football was key.