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AP source: Vikings make Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator

The Minnesota Vikings have chosen Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator, filling the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski’s departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Couch Slouch: Play game, make calls, move on, no replay

Couch Slouch: To be fair, replay as an officiating tool remains only the fifth-worst global problem, behind climate change, world hunger, the decline of American exceptionalism and the inability to …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

49ers win 1st playoff game in 6 years, 27-10 over Vikings

Jimmy Garoppolo threw a TD pass on his opening drive as a playoff starter and then watched San Francisco’s defense and running game take over from there in the 49ers’ …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

49ers’ Kyle Shanahan, Vikings’ Kirk Cousins on opposite sides for NFC playoff meeting

Coach Kyle Shanahan once thought he’d have Kirk Cousins as his quarterback when he led the San Francisco 49ers back to the playoffs


Adam Thielen better: Vikings’ offense has made major progress

Adam Thielen learned in college the psychological art of pivoting from a bad play, courtesy of a toy toilet the Minnesota State team kept on the sideline during games to …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

NFL’s top seeds ready to step in after wild wild-card round

Working overtime paid off for Minnesota and Houston this weekend. Seattle avoided the extra session and made it a wild-card bonanza, with three of the four road teams winning.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

Cousins, Vikings upend Saints 26-20 in OT in NFC playoffs

Kirk Cousins hit tight end Kyle Rudolph with a 4-yard fade on third-and-goal in overtime, and the Minnesota Vikings pulled out a 26-20 victory over the Saints in the wild-card …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

NFL wild card: Vikings-Saints playoff clash features Dalvin Cook & Alvin Kamara show

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook and Saints rusher Alvin Kamara look to play pivotal roles when New Orleans hosts Minnesota in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019

Packers clinch NFC North with 23-10 win over Vikings

Aaron Jones rushed for two second-half touchdowns, Za’Darius Smith had five tackles for loss, and the Green Bay Packers became NFC North champions by beating the Minnesota Vikings 23-10.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

In second NFL season, ex-Washington State star Hercules Mata’afa still trying to outplay his size

Fewer than two full seasons into his professional career, Mata’afa is still fighting a stereotype that some thought would preclude him from playing in the NFL at all.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

John Blanchette: Seahawks show knack for making plays when it counts

John Blanchette: So how does first place look on the Seattle Seahawks? Sharp. Smart. Sophisticated. “It’s a beautiful thing,” was tackle Duane Brown’s fashion review.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Seahawks beat Vikings, take over first place in NFC West

Rashaad Penny scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving, Russell Wilson hit David Moore for a 60-yard TD pass, and the Seattle Seahawks built a big second-half lead before holding …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 1, 2019

Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins renew connection as Seahawks host Vikings

When Russell Wilson made the decision to transfer to Wisconsin for his final college season, he became connected with Kirk Cousins.


NFL roundup: Vikings overcome 20-0 deficit to stun Broncos

The Minnesota Vikings erased a 20-0 halftime deficit with touchdowns on each of their four drives in the second half, fending off the Denver Broncos by forcing three straight incomplete …


He’s cooking: Vikings Dalvin Cook’s recipe is speed, strength, vision

Tackling Dalvin Cook has been a challenge this season. The Minnesota Vikings running back has vaulted to the top of the league’s rushing list while leaving behind a trail of …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

NFL roundup: Lamar Jackson, Ravens end Pats’ unbeaten run

The New England Patriots’ unbeaten season crashed to an end under the weight of their own mistakes and inability to contain Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who ripped apart the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Dalvin Cook, Vikings wear down Redskins 19-9 for 4th straight win

Dalvin Cook had 171 total yards and the game’s only touchdown, helping Kirk Cousins beat his old team on the first try and carrying the Vikings to a 19-9 victory …


As Vikings prep for Redskins, Kirk Cousins grateful for old team

The coaches and players who have departed the Washington Redskins have not always been complimentary of their time with a franchise that has experienced its share of dysfunction over the …


Vikings coach noncommittal about Stefon Diggs’ status for Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings have not committed to using disgruntled wide receiver Stefon Diggs in their next game.


Injury to Chad Beebe brings Vikings back to Marcus Sherels, Laquon Treadwell

The Minnesota Vikings had moved on, comfortable going in a new direction at punt returner and distancing themselves from one of the biggest first-round draft misses in team history. All …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019

Seattle Seahawks fall to Minnesota Vikings 25-19

Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver Brandon Zylstra each had touchdown receptions for Minnesota and the Vikings displayed depth and versatility in their passing game in …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

DK Metcalf among several to keep an eye on as Seahawks visit Vikings

Will Seahawks fans finally get a chance to watch Russell Wilson, Chris Carson, Tyler Lockett, K.J. Wright and many other starting players who sat out the preseason opener a week …


As Dalvin Cook rests, Vikings get long look at backup running backs

Mike Zimmer knows the potential and importance of running back Dalvin Cook to the Minnesota Vikings, so the coach is taking the cautious approach to Cook’s workload during the preseason. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

NFL preseason roundup: Vikings look good on offense in 34-25 win over Saints

Kirk Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota’s new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the Vikings defeated New Orleans …


Immersing Irv: Vikings have big plans for rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr.

When the Minnesota Vikings take the field against New Orleans in their preseason opener, Irv Smith Jr. will celebrate his 21st birthday in a special way. The second-round draft pick …


Mike Zimmer upset with camp D: ‘They think they’re pretty good’

The Minnesota Vikings defense has six players who have been to the Pro Bowl and only one new starter on a well-regarded scheme that has remained largely unchanged entering a …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

Vikes put 5 on injured list to start camp, including Mike Hughes

The Minnesota Vikings have started training camp with five players rehabilitating from injuries and not ready for full participation, including cornerback Mike Hughes, who’s nine months removed from an ACL …


Kirk Cousins knows he’ll be judged by Vikings’ won-loss record

Kirk Cousins is well aware of the label on an NFL career left largely unfulfilled, a quarterback with impressive stats but not enough team success. The scrutiny intensified with the …


As rookies begin camp, Vikings face high expectations

The Minnesota Vikings have started training camp with three hands-on days for the rookies, before the balance of the squad joins them on the field. Coach Mike Zimmer began bringing …


Beefed up and healthy, former WSU Cougar Hercules Mata’afa vies for Vikings’ spot

Mata’afa had quite a spring for the Minnesota Vikings. Now up to 275 pounds – 20 to 25 pounds heavier than he was a year ago when he tore his …