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Do the Lions have a good defense?

EAGAN — As the Minnesota Vikings head to Ford Field to face off with the Detroit Lions, much of the conversation has been about whether they can carry over explosive offensive performances from the last…


Zulgad: Happy Days: Does Vikings’ two-game winning streak mean all is well?

Mike Zimmer is in such a good mood these days that he is providing analytics with a smile to our guy Matthew Coller. Kirk Cousins is coming off such an impressive performance that, for this…


Goff: An alarming defensive trend and what to make of Kevin Fiala?

The Minnesota Wild might have gotten their first win of the season but are still stumbling and looking up from the basement through their first six games. From the offense, defense and goaltending, nothing seems…


Vikings DBs must prepare for deep throws from Matthew Stafford

EAGAN — Since changing offensive coordinators, Matthew Stafford is back to his old gun slinging ways. In 2018, the long-time Detroit Lions quarterback averaged just 6.8 yards per attempt, which ranked only ahead of five…


Kirk Cousins is once again an elite play-action passer

EAGAN — On the day that the Minnesota Vikings signed Kirk Cousins, one of the first things Mike Zimmer said he liked about the veteran quarterback was his exceptional ability on play-action and bootleg throws.…


Interview with Mets complete, Twins coach set to meet with Pirates

Twins bench coach Derek Shelton has interviewed with the New York Mets about their managerial opening and will meet with the Pittsburgh Pirates about their vacant manager’s job on Thursday, according to Major League sources.…


It’s early, but Jarrett Culver looks the part

Expectations for rookies can often be tough to gauge. Add in that the Minnesota Timberwolves paid the cost of Dario Saric to trade up from No. 11 overall to No. 6 overall to select Jarrett…


Gophers lose Eric Curry for season because of knee injury

Redshirt junior forward Eric Curry suffered an injury to his right knee in practice last week and will undergo season-ending surgery next week. “We are obviously disappointed in Eric’s recent setback,” Gophers men’s basketball coach…


How the Vikings’ tight ends (subtly) played huge role in win over Eagles

The Minnesota Vikings put on the explosive passing display they dreamed about when signing Kirk Cousins to an $84 million contract prior to the 2017 season. Sunday’s win was the best game of his Viking…


Zulgad’s 3-and-out: Vikings should be concerned; Wild need to stop scratching kids; Moving on from Martin Perez

So let’s see. The Detroit Lions’ lost on Monday night at Lambeau Field in part because defensive end Trey Flowers drew two penalties for illegal use of hands on third downs in the fourth quarter…


What a hit: Nelson Cruz named Twins’ MVP, takes home multiple honors

Nelson Cruz was named the Twins’ MVP for 2019 on Tuesday as the team announced the recipients of its annual Diamond Awards, which are given based on voting conducted by the Twin Cities Chapter of…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: The Nelson Cruz domino, dead ball and manager qualities

1. As a Twins fan, are you rooting for the Yankees or against them this ALCS? I asked this question in a recent video and the answers are overwhelmingly one-sided. Most Twins fans, especially of this…


Officiating controversies are altering the NFC North race

The 2019 Minnesota Vikings and 2019 Detroit Lions now have something in common: They lost at Lambeau Field partly because of bizarre and befuddled officiating. Both teams will now have to chase down the 5-1…


Wild veteran winger sidelined by lower body injury

The Wild will be without the services of winger Mats Zuccarello for this week’s three-game trip because of a lower body injury. Signed to a five-year, $30 million free agent contract in July, Zuccarello had…


The wait is over: Undefeated Gophers make their return to Associated Press Top 25

Six victories was finally enough for the Gophers football team to make its way into the Associated Press Top 25. The Gophers, who beat visiting Nebraska 34-7 on Saturday to improve to 6-0 overall and…


Cousins’ career day and other statistical takeaways from Vikings win over Eagles

The Minnesota Vikings came away from US Bank Stadium with their biggest win of the season on Sunday, a 38-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Not only did they light up a dinged-up defense but…


Things the preseason has taught us and what still remains a mystery with the Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS – Things look different around the Minnesota Timberwolves these days. It didn’t take seeing a preseason game at Target Center to learn that, but it certainly did confirm it. Here are two things we…


Vikings Tidbits: Nothing special about this Philly play; no apology from Kirk Cousins; Dalvin Cook isn’t complaining

MINNEAPOLIS — The Philadelphia Eagles had pulled within 14 points of the Vikings late in the first half Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium when they got the ball back after Kirk Cousins’ pass was tipped…


Zulgad: One for the money: Kirk Cousins quiets critics with four touchdown day

MINNEAPOLIS — Philadelphia linebacker Zach Brown attempted to plant doubt between the ears of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins when given the opportunity on Friday. “I think every defense is going to want that guy to…


Vikings WR Diggs: Cousins ‘answered all the questions’

MINNEAPOLIS — As has been the case since 2016, throwing the football to Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen was a good plan on Sunday. In the Minnesota Vikings’ 38-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the…


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