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Vikings safeties caught in play-action woes. Here's how it happened

Vikings safeties caught in play-action woes. Here's how it happened

The defense’s big-play problem persisted as the safeties have carried a heavier load in run support for a weakened defensive front during the Vikings' 0-3 start.


Vikings' biggest blown lead at home in nine seasons was group effort

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was pressured on a Hail Mary pass near the end of the game.

The end of Sunday's loss to the Titans was “more of a disaster than chaos,” Mike Zimmer says. Plus, two players who stood out, two trends to watch and one big question.


Vikings bring 250 staff, family to game; cornerback Boyd will play

Vikings bring 250 staff, family to game; cornerback Boyd will play

The Vikings are hosting the maximum 250 ‘fans’ — staff and family members — allowed under state COVID-19 regulations. They’re testing fan protocols “in preparation for the potential return of fans" later this season.


Mailbag: When will the Vikings win a game? Just what did they expect?

Mailbag: When will the Vikings win a game? Just what did they expect?

An 0-2 start while allowing the second-most points in the NFL is as bad as it gets. The opening gamesw have left Vikings fans with a lot of questions.


Vikings signing veteran linebacker Todd Davis to one-year deal

Vikings signing veteran linebacker Todd Davis to one-year deal

After losing linebacker Anthony Barr to a season-ending pectoral injury, the Vikings are signing a veteran with plenty of starting experience.


Cornerback Hughes' neck resurfaces on Vikings' injury report

Cornerback Hughes' neck resurfaces on Vikings' injury report

Mike Hughes watched Vikings defensive backs run through position drills from the sideline of Wednesday’s practice.


Breaking down a breakdown: Young Vikings, Cousins and puzzling play calling

Breaking down a breakdown: Young Vikings, Cousins and puzzling play calling

A longer look at Sunday's loss helps to explain Kirk Cousins' dreadful 15.9 passing rating and other trouble spots that need fixing.


On a big day for Diggs, Vikings still struggling to replace him

Kirk Cousins and Stefon Diggs

If things keep going as they have, it will be interesting to see how the Vikings react. Coach Mike Zimmer often talks about how he loves proving people wrong, and he’s got quite the chance to do it here.


Vikings-Colts pregame: Rookie CB Jeff Gladney positioned for more in Indy

Vikings-Colts pregame: Rookie CB Jeff Gladney positioned for more in Indy

Among the top Vikings storylines are new contributors after two injuries — cornerback Cameron Dantzler (rib) and right guard Pat Elflein (thumb) — popped up this week.


Rookie defensive back Dantzler will miss Colts game with injury

Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler tackling Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling during Sunday's season opener.

Rookie Cameron Dantzler, who worked his way past Jeff Gladney to win the nickel cornerback job for last week’s Vikings season opener, will be out with a rib injury.


Allen among six ex-Vikings up for Pro Football Hall consideration

Jared Allen

The current list of 130 players, including defensive standouts Jared Allen and Kevin Williams, will be whittled down to 25 semifinalists for the Class of 2021.


Here's how Aaron Rodgers played keep-away from Vikings' defense

Here's how Aaron Rodgers played keep-away from Vikings' defense

Mike Zimmer said he can do a “better job” with the young Vikings cornerbacks after Sunday’s loss. But how Zimmer uses his veteran safeties can also have an impact.


Rough start for Vikings corners, and here's why it wasn't a surprise

Rough start for Vikings corners, and here's why it wasn't a surprise

It was a ghastly debut for the Vikings’ new-look defense, and the progress of the team’s young cornerbacks will have to be measured over the course of the season.


What you will see and hear at the Vikings' opener vs. the Packers

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Sure, it’s unusual that the Vikings are opening the season at home against the Packers. It has never happened before. But that, unfortunately, is, not the only strange thing about the Vikings’ first game of the 2020 season.


Pregame report: Refurbished Vikings defense has six new starters

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and teammates huddled up during for pregame warm ups.

Over half of the starting jobs changed hands from last year’s Week 1 defense, starting with cornerbacks Mike Hughes and Holton Hill.


Vikings to recognize George Floyd's family before Sunday's game

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The Vikings also announced they will wear t-shirts with the names of 200 individuals who have been killed by acts of racism or police brutality during Sunday’s pregame efforts to bring awareness to social justice issues


Hunter's 'tweak' becomes injury that will sideline him at least three games

Danielle Hunter (99) watched the defensive lineman during practice a few weeks ago.

Danielle Hunter has been placed on the Vikings' injured reserve list, which means he can't play until Oct. 4 vs. Houston. But there's no guarantee he'll be ready then.


Vikings fill out practice squad with kicker McLaughlin, two others

Vikings fill out practice squad with kicker McLaughlin, two others

Chase McLaughlin, who went undrafted in 2019 out of Illinois, will be an emergency option behind Vikings kicker Dan Bailey.


Vikings donate to education, voter registration, criminal justice reform

Vikings donate to education, voter registration, criminal justice reform

Meredith “Mimi” Kol-Balfour, a Minneapolis Southwest graduate, is the first recipient of a George Floyd Legacy Scholarship, established with a $125,000 endowment by the Vikings in June.


Vikings claim ex-Badgers, Eden Prairie linebacker Connelly

Vikings claim ex-Badgers, Eden Prairie linebacker Connelly

Ryan Connelly, who had two interceptions in three starts as a Giants rookie linebacker, returns to Minnesota as the Vikings continue rotating linebacker depth.