Coach Mike Zimmer is using overload blitzes to get lots of sacks from defensive backs.
The Vikings claimed former Detroit running back Ameer Abdullah off waivers Nov. 8, and he comes to the Vikings hoping to reboot his career.
In the latest edition of the Access Vikings podcast, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings-Bears wrestle for control of the NFC North on Sunday night, answer Twitter questions and more.
The Vikings lead the NFL with 31 sacks this season.
With the bye week over, Vikings safety Harrison Smith talked about the upcoming game against Chicago and how well the defense is playing.
The Vikings acquired running back Ameer Abdullah after the Detroit Lions waived him. He says he is impressed with Minnesota so far and appreciates how much support the team has.
We're kind of fascinated by kickers around here. So let's take a look at Bears kicker Cody Parkey hitting the uprights FOUR times in Sunday's game.
Drew Brees, at age 39, looks like the league MVP so far
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Here's how Mark Craig sees the NFL MVP race at the midway point of the season
Once a week, Mark Craig will get on and off the field quickly, then focus a spotlight on a player and a coach.
Vikings rookie running back Roc Thomas cleared waivers Thursday and was added to the team’s practice squad. Thomas was waived when the Vikings claimed Detroit running back Ameer Abdullah on Wednesday.
Pro Football Focus recently ranked NFL quarterbacks at what is basically the midpoint of this season, plus an assessment of the Vikings' chances to make the postseason.
Abdullah, 25, was the Lions' leading rusher two of the past three seasons and could fill a current Vikings need on special teams.
Abdullah led the Lions in rushing in two of the previous three seasons.
The bar was set high after last season's success, but the pass rushers are again crushing QBs.
Even though it hasn't happened often, some familiar names — former Vikings quarterbacks Donovan McNabb, Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham — have all shared the experience.
The Patriots remain at the top.
The four-time Pro Bowler is fourth in Vikings history in rushing yards and TDs.
Danielle Hunter had 3.5 of the Vikings’ franchise-record 10 sacks of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. and returned a fumble for a touchdown.