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Here's why Keenum, Vikings sputtered against blitz-happy Panthers

The normally sure-handed Vikings dropped five passes in their streak-ending loss to the Panthers and were under constant pressure from Carolina's defensive front.


Vikings receiver Adam Thielen is cashing in with incentives

Minnesota Vikings' Adam Thielen. (Brian Peterson/Minneapolis Star Tribune)Vikings wide receiverAdam Thielenscored his fourth touchdown of the season when he took a crossing route from Case…


Don't assume Wentz's injury means Vikings will take home field from Eagles

The Vikings, of all teams, should know a knee injury to a starting QB doesn’t stop a team from coalescing around its backup.


Pat Elflein (shoulder) out for Vikings vs. Panthers

Minnesota Vikings center Pat Elflein snaps the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017,…


Morgan, Remmers sidelined at practice, out for Sunday

Vikings tight end David Morgan (concussion) and right tackle Mike Remmers (low back) have been ruled out for Sunday in Carolina.


Can the Vikings take advantage of Carolina's shaky red-zone defense?

The Panthers have the NFL's fourth-ranked run defense. But their defense in the red zone hasn't been nearly as good.


Mailbag: The Vikings' plan for Cam Newton? 'Just keep on hitting him'

The Vikings have had few issues with containing Cam Newton and the Panthers in two games under Mike Zimmer.


Let's just pick the Vikings to win as the better team this week

It feels like it’s time for the Vikings to lose a game. They’ve won eight straight and are facing a good – not better — team on the road. But ...


Keenum, Vikings should see plenty of blitzing from Panthers

The Vikings’ success in protecting Case Keenum could be a significant factor in a game against a Panthers defense that looks markedly different than it did a year ago.


Here's how the Vikings' safeties grounded the Atlanta offense

Atlanta wasn’t firing on all cylinders Sunday, which keeps happening for dynamic offenses against the Vikings defense. Give Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo some credit.


Next weekend vital to Vikings' home-field hopes

Essentially, the two most important games the Vikings will play the rest of this year, in terms of home-field advantage, are on Sunday against the Panthers and Dec. 31 against the Bears.


Watch: Jerick McKinnon gives Atlanta his Dirty Bird touchdown dance

Vikings running Jerick McKinnon said all week that he'd need to put on a special show for his friends and family from Atlanta when the…


Vikings-Falcons: Linebacker Eric Kendricks active, Atlanta down two cornerbacks

Linebacker Eric Kendricks will play for the Vikings against the Falcons on Sunday. Kendricks, second on the defense playing 98 percent of snaps, was questionable…


Remmers still sidelined by back injury; Kendricks practices

After clearing the NFL's concussion protocol, Mike Remmers injured his back in practice this week and could miss his fourth straight game.


Mailbag: On the Vikings as underdogs, backup linebackers and Stefon Diggs

In addition to Xavier Rhodes vs. Julio Jones, watch the match-up between the Vikings' offensive line and Atlanta's defensive front.


Keenum named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

It’s the Vikings’ first offensive player of the month award since Adrian Peterson in 2015 and the first by a quarterback since Brett Favre in 2009.


Atlanta could be bump in the road for Vikings' Super Bowl drive

The Vikings have won seven in a row. But Atlanta, led by wide receiver Julio Jones' recent play, is starting to look like the team that ruled the NFC last year.


Health, depth mean Vikings haven't needed many roster moves

The Vikings have been healthier than most NFL teams, weathering the loss of key players with impressive depth and surprising performances.


Case Keenum's surge: Five numbers that stand out

Among other impressive statistics, the Vikings' four top receivers have dropped only six of Case Keenum's passes so far this season.


Playoff picture: Vikings gain ground inside and outside division

To win the NFC North and host a playoff game, the Vikings simply need to beat the Packers and Bears in Weeks 16 and 17.