Recent content from Ben Goessling
The late bye week gives the Vikings a chance to get healthy before their big December slate.
Kirk Cousins' three second-half touchdown passes and the Vikings' defensive resolve lead to the team's biggest comeback since 1992.
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.
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.
Mike Zimmer said the Vikings' addition of Gary Kubiak is "probably the best thing that's happened to me since I've been here."
Cook is ahead of Peterson's pace for total yards and touchdowns after 10 Vikings games.
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.
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.
Story lines to follow for Sunday night's game, plus a final score prediction.
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.