1:15 AM EDT, Tue September 22, 2020
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Despite veteran lineup, Vikings’ offense has been horrendous

Despite veteran lineup, Vikings’ offense has been horrendous

The Vikings entered the season with lots of questions about their defense and not so many about the offense. So what’s happened during the first two weeks? The offense has been just as bad as the defense. Entering Monday, the Vikings (0-2) rank No. 29 in the NFL in both total offense and total defense. […]
8 hours ago
Vikings guard Dru Samia didn’t feel out of place in first start, even if it looked that way

Vikings guard Dru Samia didn’t feel out of place in first start, even if it looked that way

It was a tough ask for second-year guard Dru Samia in his first career start Sunday on the Vikings’ offensive line. And it went about as poorly as it could have in Vikings’ 28-11 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Not only did Samia, 23, get tossed around like a rag doll by Colts superstar defensive […]
8 hours ago

Vikings sign DT Abdullah Anderson to practice squad

The Vikings on Monday signed former Chicago defensive tackle Abullah Anderson to the practice squad. Anderson, in his third season, saw his first regular-season action last year. He got into six games for the Bears, and had a sack. In the season finale, a 21-19 win at Minnesota, Anderson played 17 snaps and had two quarterback […]
9 hours ago
Vikings LB Anthony Barr out for season with torn pectoral muscle

Vikings LB Anthony Barr out for season with torn pectoral muscle

Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr will be placed on injured reserve Monday with a torn pectoral muscle, an injury that head coach Mike Zimmer said will end his season. Barr suffered a shoulder injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s 28-11 loss to the Colts in Indianapolis and missed the rest of the game. “Anthony was […]
Sep 20, 2020
Vikings lose Anthony Barr for game with shoulder injury in second quarter

Vikings lose Anthony Barr for game with shoulder injury in second quarter

INDIANAPOLIS — Linebacker Anthony Barr became the latest Pro Bowl player the Vikings’ defense has lost. Barr was lost with a shoulder injury in Sunday’s 28-11 loss to Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium. He had made four straight Pro Bowls until not being selected last season. “We’ll evaluate him more (Monday),’’ said Vikings coach Mike […]
Sep 20, 2020
Vikings fans pay hefty prices to see a game in a ‘surreal’ atmosphere

Vikings fans pay hefty prices to see a game in a ‘surreal’ atmosphere

INDIANAPOLIS — Rich Young paid $580 on Sunday to watch the Vikings play one of their worst games in recent memory. For him, it was worth every penny. Young, a Woodbury native who moved to Miami last year, was one of only 2,500 fans who, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, were permitted to […]
Sep 20, 2020
Dane Mizutani: Vikings’ Kirk Cousins proves once again he’s not good enough

Dane Mizutani: Vikings’ Kirk Cousins proves once again he’s not good enough

Poor Kirk Cousins. He couldn’t even pad his stats in garbage time this week. While he’s made a career of doing that — not to mention a boatload of money — Cousins had to take his medicine as the Vikings suffered a 28-11 loss to Colts in Indianapolis. He completed 11 of 26 pass attempts […]
Sep 20, 2020
Now with Colts, Jonathan Taylor continues to torment Minnesota

Now with Colts, Jonathan Taylor continues to torment Minnesota

Jonathan Taylor didn’t make a career out of tormenting the Gophers; as a tailback at Wisconsin, he tormented anyone the Badgers played, running for 6,174 yards in three seasons before turning pro after his junior season. However, Gophers fans probably had some unpleasant déjà vu during the Vikings’ 28-11 loss at Lucas Oil Stadium in […]
Sep 20, 2020
John Shipley: Trust your eyes, this is not a good Vikings team

John Shipley: Trust your eyes, this is not a good Vikings team

Well, we know the Vikings aren’t a good football team. The question now — already — is whether they’re a bad one. The data suggests the latter. Minnesota is 0-2 for the first time since 2013 and has looked really bad doing it. Last week’s 43-34 loss to Green Bay at U.S. Bank Stadium was […]
Sep 20, 2020
For second straight week, early safety derails Vikings’ chances

For second straight week, early safety derails Vikings’ chances

For the second straight week, the Vikings’ defense came up with a huge stop in the red zone. And, for the second straight week, the Vikings’ offense responded by taking a safety. While it wasn’t as immediate as last week’s season opener against Green Bay when quarterback Kirk Cousins crumbled in the end zone a […]
Sep 20, 2020
Bob Sansevere: Vikings, looking horrendous, need to use Dalvin Cook more

Bob Sansevere: Vikings, looking horrendous, need to use Dalvin Cook more

After two games, the Vikings lead the league in garbage points. They have shown a knack for making the final score a bit more respectable after falling way behind to the Packers in last week’s season opener and then again against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. When the game mattered, the Vikings had just three […]
Sep 20, 2020
Vikings drop to 0-2 with ugly 28-11 loss to Colts in Indianapolis

Vikings drop to 0-2 with ugly 28-11 loss to Colts in Indianapolis

And you thought the Vikings’ opener last week was ugly ...
Sep 20, 2020
Vikings rookie guard Ezra Cleveland active for first time

Vikings rookie guard Ezra Cleveland active for first time

INDIANAPOLIS — Vikings rookie guard Ezra Cleveland was active for the first time for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium. Cleveland, taken in the second round of last April’s draft, was inactive in last Sunday’s opener against Green Bay. Also active for the first time was rookie defensive end D.J. Wonnum, a fourth-round […]
Sep 19, 2020
Vikings elevate CB Mark Fields from practice squad for Sunday’s game

Vikings elevate CB Mark Fields from practice squad for Sunday’s game

The Vikings on Saturday elevated cornerback Mark Fields from the practice for Sunday’s game at Indianapolis. A new NFL rule this season allows teams to activate up to two players from the practice squad for each game and return them to the squad without having to go through waivers. For each player, it can be […]
Sep 18, 2020
The Loop NFL Picks: Week 2

The Loop NFL Picks: Week 2

Every Sunday, Kevin Cusick makes his predictions against the latest Las Vegas point spread, the way God intended … Vikings at Colts (-3): The Vikings’ defense, with Danielle Hunter off the field but a novice set of cornerbacks on it, was mostly responsible for their humiliating loss to arch-rival Green Bay in last Sunday’s opener. […]