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Vikings place Pat Elflein on injured reserve

Vikings place Pat Elflein on injured reserve

The Vikings will be down a starting offensive lineman against the Colts this weekend. The team has placed right guard Pat Elflein on injured reserve. Elflein started and played every snap against the Packers in Week One and he was not on Wednesday’s injury report, so […]

Report: Vikings signing George Iloka to practice squad

Report: Vikings signing George Iloka to practice squad

The Vikings appear to be moving closer to having a third safety on the roster. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to sign veteran safety George Iloka to the practice squad by the end of the day. The Vikings […]

Yannick Ngakoue: I need to spark the defense this weekend

Yannick Ngakoue: I need to spark the defense this weekend

The Vikings Defense had a rough start to the season against the Packers in Week One and the latest addition to the unit wants to lead the way to a better result against the Colts this weekend. Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue didn’t make any […]

Harrison Smith calls being a captain for the first time “cool”

Harrison Smith calls being a captain for the first time “cool”

Safety Harrison Smith is in his ninth season in Minnesota. He’s made the Pro Bowl the past five seasons and earned All-Pro honors in 2017. The only thing Smith hadn’t accomplished was being a team captain . . . until now. Smith found […]

It’s the Week One “Goats in a Bad Way” draft

It’s the Week One “Goats in a Bad Way” draft

The first season had plenty of good performances. It also had plenty of not so good performances. So who were the Week One Goats in a Bad Way? Yes, our weekly in-season feature is back. If Bruce Arians can call out his own players, […]

Xavier Rhodes: “All love” for Vikings ahead of Week Two matchup

Xavier Rhodes: “All love” for Vikings ahead of Week Two matchup

The Vikings released cornerback Xavier Rhodes in March, but Rhodes said he isn’t going into this weekend with any hard feelings toward his former team. Rhodes signed with the Colts a couple of weeks after his release and the Vikings will be in […]

Four more games will have fans in Week Two

Four more games will have fans in Week Two

The first week of the NFL’s regular season offered just a glimpse of fans in the stands, but those numbers will grow this week. The Chiefs and Jaguars were the only two teams to sell tickets for Week One games, with the Chiefs announcing an […]

Vikings defense reeling after “ugly” start

Vikings defense reeling after “ugly” start

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer stood on his record during training camp, expressing confidence despite their renovations that “I’ve never had a bad defense.” The early results weren’t promising, after Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers strafed his rebuilt secondary, and the Vikings allowed 43 points in a dispiriting loss. “Luckily […]

Vikings surrender most points ever in a season opener

Vikings surrender most points ever in a season opener

Yes, not having fans present creates a competitive disadvantage. Especially for teams that enjoy a significant advantage from having a loud, raucous home stadium. The Vikings provided definitive proof of it on Sunday. With no fans at U.S. Bank Stadium to disrupt the Green Bay […]

Aaron Rodgers: Execution was pretty high on our side

Aaron Rodgers: Execution was pretty high on our side

After an offseason that saw the Packers draft a quarterback in the first round and not draft a wide receiver at all, there were plenty of people waiting to see how Aaron Rodgers would kick off the year against the Vikings. Rodgers said that playing […]