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.

Vikings rest up before five-game finish will decide their season

The late bye week gives the Vikings a chance to get healthy before their big December slate.

Down by 20, Vikings show plenty to rally past Denver for 27-23 win

Kirk Cousins' three second-half touchdown passes and the Vikings' defensive resolve lead to the team's biggest comeback since 1992.

Vikings figure to take care of Broncos, reach bye at 8-3

THE CALL As formidable as the Vikings have been at home so far this season, it's tough to see them losing this one against an unproven quarterback like Brandon Allen.

Kubiak's offense gives life to old-school Vikings fullbacks

If the fullback is something of an endangered species in the NFL, the Vikings' scheme can be considered a refuge. And if that's the case, Gary Kubiak is one of its caretakers.

Broncos' loss of coaches is Vikings offense's gain

Mike Zimmer said the Vikings' addition of Gary Kubiak is "probably the best thing that's happened to me since I've been here."

Dalvin Cook 2019 vs. Adrian Peterson 2012: It's a fair comparison

Cook is ahead of Peterson's pace for total yards and touchdowns after 10 Vikings games.

Vows made, vows kept: Vikings meet challenge by beating Dallas

The Vikings had fashioned a 6-3 record going into Sunday night knowing they hadn't won the kinds of games that are unavoidable in any kind of a meaningful playoff run. That changed against Dallas.

Vikings nose tackle Joseph sidelined by knee surgery

It isn't known how long Linval Joseph will be out of action, but it's worth noting the team didn't make a move to put him on injured reserve after the operation.

Vikings at Cowboys: Injury to Linval Joseph leaves big hole to fill

Story lines to follow for Sunday night's game, plus a final score prediction.

Vikings aren't alone in road struggles against NFL's top teams

The number, however you'd like to cut them, aren't good for the Vikings. But only six teams in the NFL have won more than two of five games on the road against better-than-.500 opponents.