4:59 PM EST, Tue December 18, 2018
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No longer an immature kid, Mackensie Alexander is thriving for the Vikings

No longer an immature kid, Mackensie Alexander is thriving for the Vikings

Mackensie Alexander is the first person to blame himself for a slow start to his NFL career. A loudmouth prospect out of Clemson, he made waves as a 22-year-old, dubbing himself the best cornerback in the 2016 NFL Draft. That confidence helped him get drafted in the second round by the Vikings, though it ended […]
2 hours ago
All speedy Vikings receiver Aldrick Robinson does is score touchdowns

All speedy Vikings receiver Aldrick Robinson does is score touchdowns

A five-reception game against the New England Patriots a couple of weeks ago really messed up Aldrick Robinson’s reception-to-touchdown ratio. It’s become a running joke inside the Vikings locker room that all Robinson does is score touchdowns. He has five touchdown receptions this season, third on the team behind stars Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. […]
21 hours ago
Vikings’ Danielle Hunter could go from Pro Bowl visitor to participant

Vikings’ Danielle Hunter could go from Pro Bowl visitor to participant

After the 2016 season, Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph invited teammate Danielle Hunter to be his guest at the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Hunter, then a second-year defensive end, was coming off a season in which he had 12 1/2 sacks. Joseph wanted to give him a taste of the Pro Bowl, motivating him […]
23 hours ago
Vikings’ Mike Zimmer tells new offensive coordinator to run more, and he delivers

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer tells new offensive coordinator to run more, and he delivers

Mike Zimmer said to run the ball more, and this time the offensive coordinator really listened. The Vikings coach expressed his displeasure about not running enough after losses at Chicago on Nov. 18 and at New England on Dec. 2 under previous offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. The ground game not coming together was a key […]
Dec 17, 2018
Vikings rookie Tyler Conklin makes most of opportunity in passing game

Vikings rookie Tyler Conklin makes most of opportunity in passing game

Forgive the casual fan for doing a double take when looking at the box score from Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins. While a rather dominant 41-17 victory might suggest the Vikings got a big performance out of star receivers Stefon Diggs or Adam Thielen, the team’s leading receiver on this particular […]
Dec 16, 2018
Vikings show dramatic offensive improvement in first game under Kevin Stefanski

Vikings show dramatic offensive improvement in first game under Kevin Stefanski

Kevin Stefanski moved from the booth down to the field on Sunday, and optimism on the Vikings is going up. After the Vikings managed less than 300 yards total offense in four of five games and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was fired, his replacement had a banner debut. In a 41-17 victoryn over Miami at […]
Dec 16, 2018
Vikings’ Dalvin Cook rumbles for career-high 136 yards in rout of Dolphins

Vikings’ Dalvin Cook rumbles for career-high 136 yards in rout of Dolphins

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins approached running back Dalvin Cook on the sideline last week following a rather inconsequential play during an ugly loss to the Seattle Seahawks. On the particular play, Cook bounced to the outside on a zone read, leaving him one-on-one with Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers. Unfortunately for Cook, he couldn’t break the […]
Dec 16, 2018
Vikings defense terrorizes Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill with nine sacks

Vikings defense terrorizes Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill with nine sacks

With the Vikings boasting a sizable lead for most of Sunday’s 41-17 victory, the defense got to pin its ears back and take aim at Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. That resulted in nine sacks — defensive end Danielle Hunter and linebacker Anthony Barr led the way with two apiece — as Tannehill was left […]
Dec 16, 2018
Bob Sansevere: Enough good in Sunday’s victory, but some resiliency would be nice

Bob Sansevere: Enough good in Sunday’s victory, but some resiliency would be nice

Not to diminish the Vikings’ 41-17 victory Sunday, but … They beat a Miami Dolphins team that has lost six of seven road games. And they still haven’t beaten a team with a winning record this season. Oh, and they become, at times, the NFL’s version of the Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz” […]
Dec 16, 2018
‘Quiet’ Marcus Sherels sparks Vikings with clutch second-half punt return

‘Quiet’ Marcus Sherels sparks Vikings with clutch second-half punt return

Marcus Sherels might as well be a spy because he’s as tight-lipped as they come. Even after his most impressive performance in recent memory during Sunday’s 41-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins at U.S. Bank Stadium, the 31-year-old punt returner was as quiet as a church mouse in the locker room afterward. Never mind that […]
Dec 16, 2018
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf insists Mike Zimmer’s job as head coach is safe

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf insists Mike Zimmer’s job as head coach is safe

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had been under fire lately from fans and the media because the team has struggled after reaching the NFC Championship Game last season. In case you were wondering, Zimmer’s job is safe. And that’s according to the team owner, Zygi Wilf. “We’re very happy with the coach and the entire coaching […]
Dec 16, 2018
Bears clinch NFC North, but Vikings remain in No. 6 spot in NFC playoff race

Bears clinch NFC North, but Vikings remain in No. 6 spot in NFC playoff race

If the Vikings make the playoffs, they will have to hit the road. That was assured Sunday when Chicago beat Green Bay 24-17 to clinch the NFC North championship. The Bears (10-4) won their first division title since 2010, and became the first team other than the Packers or Vikings to win the NFC North […]
Dec 16, 2018
Vikings get rolling early with new offensive coordinator, overwhelm Miami 41-17

Vikings get rolling early with new offensive coordinator, overwhelm Miami 41-17

Keven Stefanski got the Vikings’ offense humming in the first quarter. Then the defense took over. The Vikings (7-6-1) rolled to a 41-17 win Sunday over the Miami Dolphins at U.S. Bank Stadium. They were eliminated from the NFC North race when Chicago (10-4) defeated Green Bay 24-17 but remain in the No. 6 (final […]
Dec 16, 2018
Watch: Two big plays by Dalvin Cook set up Stefon Diggs’ TD catch

Watch: Two big plays by Dalvin Cook set up Stefon Diggs’ TD catch

Dalvin Cook makes a couple of clutch plays to set up Stefon Diggs' touchdown catch. The Miami Dolphins are taking on the Minnesota Vikings during Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season.
Dec 16, 2018
Vikings TE David Morgan returns after missing four games with knee injury

Vikings TE David Morgan returns after missing four games with knee injury

Vikings tight end David Morgan returned Sunday against Miami after missing four games with a knee injury. Morgan returned to practice last week and had been listed as questionable for the game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Also returning for the Vikings after sitting out last Monday’s 21-7 loss at Seattle with a concussion was cornerback […]