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Vikings-Eagles: Guard Dakota Dozier makes third start with Josh Kline sidelined

Vikings-Eagles: Guard Dakota Dozier makes third start with Josh Kline sidelined

Guard Dakota Dozier signed a one-year deal with a $45,000 signing bonus last spring to be offensive line insurance for the Vikings. They're turning to…


Vikings mailbag: Can offense maintain balance vs. Eagles? Is D-line rotation sustainable?

Vikings mailbag: Can offense maintain balance vs. Eagles? Is D-line rotation sustainable?

Every Friday morning, we'll answer Twitter and email questions submitted for these mailbags and our twice-a-week Access Vikings podcasts. Listen here to our latest podcast…


Week 6 NFL picks: U.S. Bank won't be as Philly-friendly this time

Week 6 NFL picks: U.S. Bank won't be as Philly-friendly this time

How do you know when your all-out efforts to tank a season are working really, really well?


Thielen missing today's Vikings practice because of illness

Thielen missing today's Vikings practice because of illness

According to sources, Adam Thielen is home sick, will not be coming to TCO Performance Center and has been excused by the team from this afternoon’s practice.


Vikings kicker Dan Bailey named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Vikings kicker Dan Bailey named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Dan Bailey's four field goals during the Vikings' 28-10 win in New York last Sunday was good enough to make him the franchise's first NFC…


Vikings aggressive with Giants tight end; bigger challenge coming next

Vikings aggressive with Giants tight end; bigger challenge coming next

The Vikings slowed down Giants tight end Evan Engram in Sunday's victory. How did they do it? And will the strategy work when Philadelphia brings star Zach Ertz to town?


Trump calls to congratulate Cousins after Vikings win in New York

Trump calls to congratulate Cousins after Vikings win in New York

The brief conversation included talk of President Trump’s upcoming rally Thursday in Minneapolis, but Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is not planning to attend, a team spokesperson said.


Barr shines in aggressive and varied role for Vikings in win over Giants

Barr shines in aggressive and varied role for Vikings in win over Giants

After tough games against the Packers and Bears, Anthony Barr contributed in a variety of ways against the Giants — and coach Mike Zimmer hinted there could be more of that coming.


Vikings reportedly fine Diggs more than $200,000 for unexcused absences

Minnesota Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs during pregame warm ups.

He's expected to play today against the Giants in New Jersey.


Stefon Diggs active for Vikings vs. Giants

Stefon Diggs active for Vikings vs. Giants

While the Vikings' discipline for Stefon Diggs apparently cost the receiver a large sum of money following his absences this week, he'll play on Sunday…


Zimmer not a fan of Cousins' apology to Thielen on radio show

Zimmer not a fan of Cousins' apology to Thielen on radio show

The conversation came up after Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins apologized to Thielen on his weekly “Under Center” radio show and podcast,


How did Chicago's defense bring the Vikings to a screeching halt?

How did Chicago's defense bring the Vikings to a screeching halt?

The offense’s lack of aggressiveness started with quarterback Kirk Cousins, who missed the first of what would be a handful of downfield opportunities on the first play.


Can the Vikings' offense be effective when it has to rely on Cousins?

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) reacted as he looked to the scoreboard from the sidelines late in the fourth quarter. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE

There are plenty of takeaways from a 16-6 loss in Chicago, but that big question still looms for the Vikings.


Mackensie Alexander returns for Vikings; Bears without two defensive stars

Mackensie Alexander returns for Vikings; Bears without two defensive stars

The Vikings are much healthier than the Bears entering Sunday afternoon's NFC North matchup in Chicago. Cornerback Mackensie Alexander will play for the first time…


Week 4 NFL picks: Bears shouldn't double doink away this game

Week 4 NFL picks: Bears shouldn't double doink away this game

Five underdogs won outright last week. Nine of them kept the favorites from covering. A 10th would have covered, but Bill Belichick — his heart…


Mailbag: How should Vikings deal with Bears' superstar Khalil Mack?

Mailbag: How should Vikings deal with Bears' superstar Khalil Mack?

The Vikings showed last season they could shut down Bears standout linebacker Khalil Mack. But that created other problems that will need to be solved Sunday.


Vikings' red-zone offense running wild, but bigger tests await Cousins

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and offensive line.

Mike Zimmer sought balance for his Vikings offense, but the closer Kirk Cousins has gotten to the opponent’s end zone, the fewer passes he’s thrown through a 2-1 start.


With 'clean edges' present, Cousins thrived on play action against Raiders

With 'clean edges' present, Cousins thrived on play action against Raiders

He hit seven of his nine play action attempts on Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus, throwing for 107 yards and a touchdown.


Vikings-Raiders: Barr out; DB Mike Hughes to make his '19 debut

Vikings LB Anthony Barr

Almost exactly 11 months after injuring multiple ligaments in his left knee, Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes will return to play his first game Sunday against…


Week 3 picks: Vikings won't pull a Buffalo this time, will they?

Week 3 picks: Vikings won't pull a Buffalo this time, will they?

Expect order to be restored around the NFL this week. But will that include the Vikings and Raiders at U.S. Bank Stadium?