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.


Vikings hire former Raiders offensive coordinator

The Vikings are hiring former Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing as a senior offensive assistant, according to a league source.


If DeFilippo brings Vikings QB stability, he might not last here long

Here the Vikings go again? A successful 2018 - especially on offense - could land new OC John DeFilippo a head coaching job for 2019.


DeFilippo: 'When the Vikings want to talk to you, that's a whole different ballgame'

When coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman sat down with new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, hours after the Eagles celebrated their Super Bowl championship with a parade, they knew they had his attention.


Position filled: Vikings make DeFilippo their offensive coordinator

John DeFilippo, 39, beat out Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski, who was thought to be the team's other leading candidate to replace Pat Shurmur.


Vikings interviewing Eagles QB coach for offensive coordinator job

According to Sirius XM's Adam Caplan, the Vikings will interview Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo on Thursday. The eventual hire will help sort out the team's quarterback situation.


The NFL is changing dramatically. Where do the Vikings fit in?

The Vikings have big decisions ahead at key positions as they prepare for a 2018 season that looks to feature a tougher schedule and, despite their success, high-level uncertainty.


Despite missing Super Bowl run, Peterson says he'll 'always bleed purple'

Adrian Peterson, in town for the Super Bowl, said he wants to play for possibly another four years, sticking to his oft-stated timeline of playing until he's 37


Patriots have Super Bowl legacy of seizing the day; will Eagles' pressure turn the tables?

Tom Brady on Sunday can lock up the most championships by an NFL quarterback while coach Bill Belichick can surpass Vince Lombardi. But standing in their way in a stout Eagles team.


Foles gave Eagles a back-up plan that worked to perfection

When a torn ACL ended quarterback Carson Wentz's MVP-caliber season on a December afternoon in Los Angeles, the Eagles' fortunes were hoisted onto Nick Foles' shoulders.


Vikings 2018 roster: Who's in, who's out for team heading into next season

The Vikings have a strong nucleus heading into 2018, led by the league's top defense. But there will be changes before next season — possibly at the most important position on the roster.