Kirk Cousins and the offense wore down Seattle to give the Vikings their first victory of the season — and beat the Seahawks for the first time in a dozen years.
The Vikings quarterback pushed all the right buttons against Seattle and continued to leave the impression that something new is clicking this season.
Alexander Mattison had a career-high 171 yards from scrimmage while replacing the injured Dalvin Cook.
For the Vikings? Kirk Cousins was excellent on third downs, and they committed just four penalties for 40 yards.
On the NFL: Everson Griffen wrapped up Russell Wilson for a 9-yard loss in the third quarter, helping turn the tide and preserve the Vikings' precarious lead.
Greg Joseph outdueled Seattle kicker Jason Myers, who saw his string of 37 consecutive successful field-goal attempts broken.
The Vikings finally beat the Seahawks, and quarterback Kirk Cousins was a big reason why. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Chip Scoggins recap the 30-17 win.
Before a full house, the Vikings gave the day a big-game feel with fake snow falling from the rafters as part of their new pregame introduction.
Mike Zimmer said this was the Vikings' best offensive performance in his eight seasons with the team. These three players were a big reason why.
Kevin Stefanski, who was a Vikings assistant for 14 seasons, faces his old team for the first time since becoming the Browns head coach after the 2019 season.
With only seconds to play and no timeouts, Aaron Rodgers had no doubt where he'd look to drive the Green Bay Packers to a game-winning kick.
Justin Fields had nowhere to run or hide. Passing was strictly prohibited as Cleveland overpowered the Bears.
Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in rushing. The Kansas City Chiefs turned the ball over on their first three possessions.
Justin Tucker ended the game as if he was starting it, backing up an extra step or two and kicking the football with every bit of force he had in his right foot.
Everything seemed to be going to plan down the stretch of the San Francisco 49ers' first home game with fans in more than 20 months — with just one small problem.
The Chargers had just turned the Kansas City Chiefs over for the fourth time Sunday. Los Angeles coach Brandon Staley was left with a crucial fourth-down call with less than a minute left in a tie game.
Only one brand of football comes to mind when Jameis Winston thinks about the best New Orleans Saints teams of the past.
As more and more time passes from those back-to-back Super Bowls the Seattle Seahawks reached, their defense less and less resembles those dominant groups.
The Las Vegas Raiders are off to their best start since 2002.
Sean McVay's excitement over the big-play potential the Los Angeles Rams have with Matthew Stafford finally got the best of him Sunday.
After two narrow losses to start the season, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings found a foolproof way to avoid the type of harrowing finish that has haunted them more often than not.
The quarterback's passer rating against the Seahawks was an exceptional 128.4, but he's had 10 better games in Purple.
Vic Fangio has a rejoinder ready for anyone downplaying Denver's first 3-0 start in five years just because the Broncos' opponents are a combined 0-9.
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It's not enough to talk about changing the culture, something Zac Taylor started doing the moment he took over as Cincinnati Bengals head coach more than two years ago.
Byron Murphy caught a glimpse of J.J. Watt bearing down on Trevor Lawrence and figured the pass would be underthrown.
After three games and a lot of ugly football, Arthur Smith finally picked up his first win as an NFL coach and his first game ball, courtesy of Matt Ryan.
The Tennessee Titans know it's almost impossible to win a game turning the ball over three times.
First-year coordinator Klint Kubiak used creative play designs and smart formations to help the Vikings' offense post 453 yards.
For multiple reasons, Vikings fans seem reluctant to enjoy how well Cousins is playing. If the Vikings had a winning record, he would even be an early MVP candidate.
Dalvin Cook is officially out for the Vikings' home opener against the Seahawks due to a sprained ankle suffered last week in Arizona.
After two frustrating losses on the road to start the season, the Vikings play their home opener against Seattle. Here's all the information you need during the game.
Denver is one of seven undefeated teams in the NFL and has the Jets at home on Sunday.