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Like clockwork: How Cousins came through in Sunday's final minutes

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) threw a pass during the game-winning drive.

The Vikings' chances for a late-game comeback hinged on Kirk Cousins' ability to handle an even tougher task than he’d failed at the previous week during the loss to Dallas. Here's how he came through this time.


Thielen will miss first game of season, still on COVID list

Thielen will miss first game of season, still on COVID list

Coach Mike Zimmer was holding out hope Thielen could test his way back to the field with negative results, but that has not happened.


Mailbag: Will linebacker Wilson stay with Vikings? An Ezra Cleveland question

Mailbag: Will linebacker Wilson stay with Vikings? An Ezra Cleveland question

Looking at the Vikings upcoming 2021 free agents, Eric Wilson seems to be a big one? That's one of the issues addressed is our latest mailbag.


Guard Dru Samia activated from Vikings' COVID list after positive test

Guard Dru Samia activated from Vikings' COVID list after positive test

Receiver Adam Thielen is the only Vikings player on the reserve COVID list after guard Dru Samia was cleared to return on Wednesday. The team…


Jared Allen makes Hall of Fame's list of 25 semifinalists for Class of 2021

Jared Allen ranks 12th on the NFL’s career sacks list with 136. Allen had 85 1/2 of his sacks in six seasons with the Vikings (2008-13).

The former Vikings defensive end joins Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson as first-year eligible players.


Film review: How breakdowns in secondary doomed Vikings

Film review: How breakdowns in secondary doomed Vikings

There’s no cure-all to the ebbs and flows of inexperience after the Vikings defense let a previously dormant Cowboys offense reignite at U.S. Bank Stadium.


Thielen latest Vikings player isolated on reserve/COVID list

Thielen latest Vikings player isolated on reserve/COVID list

Receiver Adam Thielen became the sixth Vikings player in the past month to be isolated on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced on Monday.


Cousins fell short where other top QBs came through on Sunday

Cousins fell short where other top QBs came through on Sunday

There are few tools more useful in the tradition of quarterback mythmaking than the game-winning drive. Kirk Cousins had a chance to add to his legacy in the final minute of the Vikings loss to Dallas.


Irv Smith Jr., Dantzler set to return for Vikings today vs. Dallas

Irv Smith Jr., Dantzler set to return for Vikings today vs. Dallas

Smith caught two touchdowns in his last appearance against the Lions on Nov. 8, when he exited after the second scoring grab due to a pulled groin.


Mailbag: Which young Vikings defenders making best impressions?

Mailbag: Which young Vikings defenders making best impressions?

The Vikings wanted to see what they have in their young defenders. Here are thoughts about who's been stepping up, and answers to other questions from fans.


Cleveland sidelined by ankle injury; Smith returns to Vikings practice

Cleveland sidelined by ankle injury; Smith returns to Vikings practice

The Vikings gained one starter and lost another on offense during Wednesday's practice. Right guard Ezra Cleveland was not at the portion of practice open…


To beat the Bears, Cousins stepped away from his usual patterns

To beat the Bears, Cousins stepped away from his usual patterns

Kirk Cousins was at his best against the Bears when he broke away from how the Vikings usually attack their opponents to take advantage of where Chicago was vulnerable.


No longer blowing leads, Vikings defense now delivering in the clutch

No longer blowing leads, Vikings defense now delivering in the clutch

The Vikings’ ability to close out a game on defense is a different story than we saw in their 1-5 start, when they gave up double-digit leads on the way to one-point losses


Vikings place Dru Samia on COVID-19 reserve list

Vikings place Dru Samia on COVID-19 reserve list

Assistant offensive line coach Phil Rauscher also did not travel to Chicago for Monday night’s game, presumably after he was deemed to have been in close contact with Samia.


Vikings midseason report: Coaches try to patch it together

The Vikings are halfway through their 2020 schedule at 3-5. Every day leading up to Monday night's game in Chicago, we'll break down how each…


Vikings release right guard Pat Elflein

Vikings release right guard Pat Elflein

A day after the Vikings activated Pat Elflein from injured reserve, despite the fact his surgically-repaired left thumb was still preventing him from practicing, it…


Cutting, Ham return; Irv Smith Jr. still sidelined

Long-snapper Austin Cutting and fullback C.J. Ham returned to the field Saturday as the Vikings got in their final practice before Monday night's game in…


Vikings midseason report: Special teams

Vikings midseason report: Special teams

The Vikings are halfway through their 2020 schedule at 3-5. Every day leading up to Monday night's game in Chicago, we'll break down how each…


Vikings mailbag: Are playoffs really possible? What's up on the offensive line?

Vikings mailbag: Are playoffs really possible? What's up on the offensive line?

Looking at the Vikings' remaining schedule, is it possible for them to win six of the eight remaining games? Would 9-7 equal a playoff berth?


Midseason report: Cousins holds key to the Vikings' second half

Midseason report: Cousins holds key to the Vikings' second half

Before and after giving Kirk Cousins a two-year, $66 million extension in March, the Vikings talked about how they expected him to improve in his second season with the team.