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After seven weeks, how does the Vikings’ offense stack up against NFL’s best?

When the Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Kirk Cousins, they hoped to be able to repeat — and possibly improve on — the success of the 2017 offense. Through seven weeks, they have some work to…


You can already read some of Derek Shelton’s thoughts on managing in the big leagues

If the Twins are homing in on a manager to replace Paul Molitor before the start of free agency, they could search far and wide to make a hire. Or they could do all that…


Vikings ability to develop players showing with injuries abound

The Minnesota Vikings came into Sunday’s game against the New York Jets missing two Pro Bowl defensive linemen, a starting safety, a star running back, a rookie depth corner and a $55 million left tackle.…


Zulgad: Zimmer’s calm, cool and collected act proves to be a winning play

The Vikings were 1-2-1 and had dropped consecutive games when Mike Zimmer did his best Aaron Rodgers impersonation and, in his own way, told us to R-E-L-A-X. “Everybody forgets we were 2-2 last year at…


Vikings’ defense still has answers despite dealing with key injuries

As the Vikings cruised to a 13-3 finish and an appearance in the NFC championship game last season, one thing that worked in the team’s favor was the health of the NFL’s best defense. Defensive…


Kirk Cousins calls offensive performance vs. Jets ‘all over the map’

It would be difficult to say that any offense that scored 37 points had a rough day, but that was the case for the Minnesota Vikings at times at MetLife Stadium on Sunday in a…


Vikings’ defense smothers another rookie quarterback in win over Jets

In a huddle before their Week 6 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, a screaming Kirk Cousins told the Minnesota Vikings’ defense they could smother rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. And then they did. On Sunday against…


Sheldon Richardson has been everything the Vikings hoped for

Because the Minnesota Vikings signed Kirk Cousins to the largest contract in history (at the time), the addition of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson a few days later came with less coverage and fanfare. Still the…


Gophers’ defense thrashed for 659 yards in embarrassing loss to Nebraska

It’s one thing to get beat defensively, it’s another to get thrashed. Nebraska entered Saturday’s game with an 0-6 record for the first time in program history. They ranked 109th nationally in scoring offense, averaging…


Position-by-position: How the Vikings match up with the Jets

The Minnesota Vikings (3-2-1) head to MetLife Stadium to match up with the New York Jets (3-3). Here’s how the two rosters match up by position (all stats via Pro Football Focus and Pro-Football Reference)……


Could Derek Shelton be the Twins’ next manager?

The Twins are reportedly closing in on hiring a manager and a decision could come next week, according to the Star Tribune. The paper reported Saturday that there are three to five finalists for the…


Zulgad: Bring on the boos: Jimmy Butler thrives in role of Wolves’ villain

MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler wants Timberwolves fans to know one thing. He loves the fact you can’t stand him. He loves to hear you boo him. Your anger toward him has turned into his fuel and…


Home not so sweet: Disgruntled Butler hears boos from Wolves’ fans

MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler encouraged Timberwolves fans to boo him during Friday’s home opener at Target Center. They certainly delivered. Butler was booed loudly when he was introduced, as was coach Tom Thibodeau, before the…


Vikings RB Dalvin Cook out vs. Jets

The Minnesota Vikings will again be without Dalvin Cook. For the second straight week, the Vikings’ starting running back will not be in the lineup as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Cook missed Week…


Vikings rely on full supporting cast to protect Kirk Cousins

Sometimes it takes a village to keep a quarterback upright. The Minnesota Vikings have not only battled some of the elite defensive linemen in the NFL through the first six weeks — including the likes…


Even without Hughes, Vikings’ defense can take advantage of secondary depth

The 2018 version of the Minnesota Vikings’ defense has something that they generally have not been about to boast about in past years under Mike Zimmer: Depth at the safety position. With the late signing…


Ryan Pressly becoming star reliever with Astros looks bad for Twins

Ryan Pressly has become a relief ace for the Houston Astros, and that’s a bad look for the Minnesota Twins. Add it to the list of things that went wrong in Minnesota during the 2018…


Vikings’ offseason decision to keep Murray is paying off

Knowing that Dalvin Cook was on track to make a full recovery after an ACL tear, the Minnesota Vikings could have released running back Latavius Murray and saved themselves a few bones on the salary…


Kirk Cousins’ free agency decision was best for Vikings and Jets

When Kirk Cousins wanders out onto the field at MetLife Stadium for the first time since picking the Minnesota Vikings over the New York Jets in free agency, he’s going to get booed like only…


Zimmer impressed with Richardson’s play, professionalism

Mike Zimmer had a smile on his face the day the Minnesota Vikings announced they were signing defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. He was well aware that his team was bringing in one of the most…


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