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Vikings 'need to adjust quicker' as Thielen, Diggs draw extra attention

Vikings 'need to adjust quicker' as Thielen, Diggs draw extra attention

When a defense throws consistent double-teams on the Vikings' top receivers, the offense needs to make quicker adjustments to find the best match-ups on the field.


As injuries mounted, Vikings called on 'Hollywood' and other fill-ins

As injuries mounted, Vikings called on 'Hollywood' and other fill-ins

Undrafted rookie cornerback Holton (Hollywood) Hill was among the lesser-known Vikings who stepped up Sunday as the latest round of injuries sidelined All-Pro Xavier Rhodes and others.


Vikings-Jets inactives: Nose tackle Linval Joseph won't play Sunday

Vikings-Jets inactives: Nose tackle Linval Joseph won't play Sunday

Nose tackle Linval Joseph will miss just his fifth game since joining the Vikings in 2014. Joseph, who had started 41 straight games before today,…


John DeFilippo keeps Vikings' play-calling flexible without Dalvin Cook

John DeFilippo keeps Vikings' play-calling flexible without Dalvin Cook

For the fourth time in five games on Sunday, the Vikings will be without Dalvin Cook, the second-year running back they'd planned to feature as…


Nearly two years later, Mike Zimmer has learned to live with eye issues

Nearly two years later, Mike Zimmer has learned to live with eye issues

A week from Wednesday will mark the two-year anniversary of the Halloween night game in Chicago when Mike Zimmer’s right eye issues became a big problem.


Vikings-Jets injury reports: Dalvin Cook again sidelined at practice Thursday

Vikings-Jets injury reports: Dalvin Cook again sidelined at practice Thursday

Dalvin Cook’s hamstring injury held him out of another Vikings practice. This time, the running back ran back into the locker room after warmups on Thursday and was officially listed as having not practiced.


Mailbag: Is Vikings rookie Brian O'Neill ready to start at right tackle?

Mailbag: Is Vikings rookie Brian O'Neill ready to start at right tackle?

Coach Mike Zimmer said he feels tackle Brian O’Neill has made his biggest strides as a pass protector. Does that mean he's ready to replace a veteran?


Joseph sidelined in Vikings practice, Cook a full go

Joseph sidelined in Vikings practice, Cook a full go

Nose tackle Linval Joseph briefly exited Sunday’s 27-17 win against the Cardinals. Three days later, he was not at the start of Vikings practice while dealing with three different injuries.


Zimmer: Griffen to remain away from Vikings this week

Zimmer: Griffen to remain away from Vikings this week

Danielle Hunter, Stephen Weatherly and rookie Jalyn Holmes are the Vikings’ three available defensive ends for the time being.


Sackmaster: Hunter shows how to take down QBs the right way

Sackmaster: Hunter shows how to take down QBs the right way

Danielle Hunter has the fourth highest sack total by someone before age 24 since the NFL made sacks an official stat. But how often has he been called for roughing the passer?


Vikings re-sign defensive tackle Parry; waive former U cornerback

Vikings re-sign defensive tackle Parry; waive former U cornerback

The Vikings put Mike Hughes on injured reserve Tuesday, two days after he suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee in a victory…


Well-timed blitzes give Vikings best third-down defense in NFL

Well-timed blitzes give Vikings best third-down defense in NFL

Blitzing wasn’t a massive part of the Vikings’ game plan against Arizona. But the timing of those plays called by coach Mike Zimmer played a huge role in Sunday's victory.


Batted-down passes give Vikings, Cousins cause for concern

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Markus Golden (44) batted down a fourth quarter pass by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8).

Going back to when he became a starter in 2015, Kirk Cousins has had 41 passes deflected, which gives the Vikings something to "fix and correct" as the season goes forward.


Change of plans: Dalvin Cook won't play vs. Cardinals

Change of plans: Dalvin Cook won't play vs. Cardinals

Cook was expected to play today against the Cardinals. But after a pregame workout at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Vikings decided to rest their star running back


Vikings plan to use Dalvin Cook in limited role vs. Cardinals

Vikings plan to use Dalvin Cook in limited role vs. Cardinals

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is expected to play on Sunday against the Cardinals, a league source told the Star Tribune on Saturday night, but…


Injured Vikings tackle Reiff won't play Sunday; rookie O'Neill starting

Injured Vikings tackle Reiff won't play Sunday; rookie O'Neill starting

Rashod Hill will start in Reiff’s place against Cardinals’ All-Pro defensive end Chandler Jones. Rookie Brian O’Neill will get his first start at right tackle.


Thielen, Diggs separate themselves by separating from defensive backs

Thielen, Diggs separate themselves by separating from defensive backs

Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said much of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen’s success comes from their innate ability, as opposed to schemes to get them open.


Zimmer: Report 'false' that Vikings don't expect Griffen to return any time soon

Zimmer: Report 'false' that Vikings don't expect Griffen to return any time soon

ESPN reported Sunday prior to the Vikings’ 23-21 win in Philadelphia that Everson Griffen wasn’t expected to return to the team “anytime soon” as he focuses on his mental health. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer disputed that report.


Mailbag: When do Vikings need to make paying Thielen a priority?

Mailbag: When do Vikings need to make paying Thielen a priority?

The Vikings are fortunate, at least according to those close to wide receiver Adam Thielen, that he’s not the type to hold out in a contract demand.


Vikings-Cardinals injury reports: Cook returns to practice

Vikings-Cardinals injury reports: Cook returns to practice

Dalvin Cook, whose hamstring injury has bothered him since the Sept. 16 tie in Green Bay, was officially listed as “limited” in Wednesday's practice.