11:01 AM EST, Sun November 29, 2020

After early-season blown leads, Vikings' defense again delivers in the clutch vs. Bears

Welcome to our morning-after Vikings blog, where we'll revisit every game by looking at two players who stood out, two concerns for the team, two trends to watch and one big question. Here we go: After Cordarrelle Patterson's 104-yard kick return touchdown opened the second half on Monday night, ESPN's cameras caught a furious Mike Zimmer screaming at special teams coordinator Marwan Maalouf about kicking it to Patterson, who made two All-Pro teams as a return man in Minnesota and a third with the Bears last year. It was a moment after which safety Anthony Harris could tell his coach he need...

Vikings midseason report: Defensive backs

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 position has fared so far. Roster Cornerbacks: Jeff Gladney, Cameron Dantzler, Kris Boyd, Chris jones, Harrison Hand, Dylan Mabin, Mike Hughes (IR) and Holton Hill (roster exemption) Safeties: Harrison Smith, Anthony Harris, Josh Metellus and Curtis Riley Preseason expectations A dropoff was anticipated after the Vikings defense lost its top three cornerbacks, Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander, to free agency last offseason. But even...

Cornerback update: Dantzler, Fields and Hill aren't practicing; Boyd is

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler (27) plays against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)Cornerbacks Cameron Dantzler, Mark Fields and Holton Hill were not practicing during the portion of today's practice open to the media. But cornerback Kris Boyd was back at practice after leaving Sunday's game at Green Bay because of a leg injury. Dantzler was injured in a scary scene when his helmet collided with safety Anthony Harris' thigh on the final play of the first quarter. Dantzler was motionless...

A parallel universe in which Kirk Cousins was traded Tuesday

After making a splash a couple of weeks ago by trading rental defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to Baltimore, there was genuine intrigue to see if the Vikings would jettison more big-name players before Tuesday's trade deadline. Much of the discussion focused on likely suspects like Riley Reiff, Anthony Harris and Kyle Rudolph. As it turned out, of course, nothing else happened. But in retrospect, I wanted to discuss one name that I didn't see brought up in a meaningful way: QB Kirk Cousins. There are good reasons for that, of course, but there was also enough material for a thought exercise of...
Vikings Territory Nov 4, 2020

Vikings Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

The NFL trade deadline has come and gone, and it would be a stretch calling it anything close to exciting. After the biggest names were reportedly dangled to opposing teams, the Vikings will be keeping everyone in Minnesota. Adam Thielen, Harrison Smith, Kyle Rudolph, and Anthony Harris were all said to be involved in trade … The post Vikings Trade Deadline Winners and Losers appeared first on Vikings Territory.

Film review: How the Vikings defense adjusted to upset Packers in rematch

Mike Zimmer didn't bank on the wind. Nearly two months after the Vikings defense was torched by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, with Zimmer often calling for single-high safety coverages that helped expose young corners, they brought a different approach to Lambeau Field during Sunday's 28-22 win. Even with up to 40 mile-per-hour wind gusts challenging throws, the Vikings seemingly deployed more conservative coverages with safeties Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris spending more time away from the line of scrimmage. Rodgers held onto the ball longer. The Packers offense sputtered after two...

Vikings' Cameron Dantzler exits Packers game with neck injury

The cornerback left on a backboard and a cart after a collision with teammate Anthony Harris.
Daily Norseman Oct 29, 2020
Vikings interim injury report: No changes for Minnesota on Thursday

Vikings interim injury report: No changes for Minnesota on Thursday

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ The injury report looks the same We’ve gotten the second injury reports for the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers leading up to Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field. A little late, but they’re still here. For the Vikings, their injury report for Thursday looks exactly the same as Wednesday’s. Let’s refresh your memories on that one, shall we? Did Not Participate CB Holton Hill (foot) CB Mike Hughes (neck) Limited Participation CB Kris Boyd (hamstring/back) RB Dalvin Cook (groin) Full Participation S Anthony Harris (wrist) G Dru Samia...

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