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 survive another thrilling finish, beating Jets 27-22 to reach 10-2

Camryn Bynum intercepted Mike White on fourth down at the goal line with 10 seconds left to seal the victory and give the Minnesota Vikings at least a share of the NFC North title for the first time since 2017.


On the menu at Peterson's home: Wisdom for younger Vikings teammates

In the middle of a resurgent season, 32-year-old Patrick Peterson holds weekly film reviews with his young teammates, hoping to leave the game better than he found it.


Can O'Connell's Vikings avoid the December woes of recent years?

A 9-2 start has put the Vikings in position to balance a basket of competing priorities as the calendar turns to December: getting sharper and staying healthy.


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

The 9-2 Vikings have chance to clinch the NFC North title in their third game in a row against a top NFL defense. Here are some keys that should figure in the game's outcome.


Vikings focused on Jets, can clinch share of NFC North title Sunday

The team got back to practice Monday with some good news, Dalvin Tomlinson could return to action against the Jets at U.S. Bank Stadium.


With encouragement from O'Connell and teammates, Cousins a prime-time hit

The night game with a national audience has become the kind of stage on which teams expect highly-paid quarterbacks to shine. That hasn't been the case for Kirk Cousins.


Vikings' wild, weird win over Patriots moves them close to NFC North title

The Vikings rediscovered their offense Thursday night and the defense came through when needed to take a 33-26 victory over the Patriots in a game of lead changes and big plays.


Ben Goessling's Vikings-Patriots preview: Who wins and why?

The Vikings must move on quickly from Sunday's blowout loss to Dallas. Up next: Bill Belichick's dominant defense.


Not just Darrisaw, Vikings facing other injury issues for Patriots game

Heading into Thursday's game against the Patriots, the Vikings are still trying to figure out how many of their cornerbacks will be available.


Vikings' big question: When will offense look like a finished product?

The Vikings have leaned on the hope of further progress, but there are still several areas where the team isn't as sharp as it could be.