Sports reporter | Vikings

After graduating from Apple Valley High School, Goessling majored in accounting and journalism at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters. He coaches high school track and field and cross country, plays electric guitar and enjoys volunteering at Hope Academy in the Phillips neighborhood.


Vikings big question: After 2-1 start, how good should fans be feeling?

One thing is certain: It's difficult for anyone to look at their performance through three games and think the Vikings have put themselves among the NFL's elite.


K.J. Osborn is Kirk Cousins' go-to option in two-minute drills

Since the start of last season, receiver K.J. Osborn has 20 catches in two-minute situations, including Sunday's game-winning touchdown against the Lions.


Down by double digits twice, Vikings rally to beat Lions 28-24

Kirk Cousins hit K.J. Osborn for a touchdown with 45 seconds left to give the Vikings their only lead of the game. They are 2-1 heading to London.


Vikings' ability to bounce back is the first test of O'Connell's culture shift

The opportunity is still there to exit September with a winning record for the first time since 2017.


Ben Goessling's Vikings-Lions prediction: Who wins and why?

The Vikings need to shake off a loss to the Eagles on Monday night against an improved Lions team with a power running game and potent pass rush.


'Proud papa' Pettine helps guide Vikings' O'Connell through Year 1 as NFL head coach

The former Browns head coach gave Kevin O'Connell his first NFL coaching job. Now, he's doling out advice he wishes he had when he was a first-time head coach.


Big question: Is the Viking defense really any better?

After holding the Packers (and Aaron Rodgers) to seven points in Week 1, the Vikings allowed 347 yards in the first half to the Eagles. Will coming weeks bring success or more frustration?


How Hurts, Eagles exploited Vikings' coverage strategy

The Vikings' zone coverages left Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts with plenty of room to turn shorter throws into big plays.


New coach, same result: Eagles throttle Vikings 24-7 in 'MNF' dud

Jalen Hurts carved up the Minnesota Vikings defense for nearly 400 total yards and Kirk Cousins threw three interceptions in another lackluster "Monday Night Football" performance.


Ben Goessling's Vikings-Eagles prediction: Who wins and why?

This could easily turn into a high-scoring affair; which team will produce the biggest difference-makers?