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NFC playoff picture: Different week, same view at the top

NFC playoff picture: Different week, same view at the top

The NFC playoff picture wasn’t upended when the 49ers, Saints and Cowboys lost games in Week 10, but it did open the door for bigger changes if the teams couldn’t get back on track. Sunday’s games are all in the books and everyone […]

Kirk Cousins wants to win so he can stay in Minnesota

Kirk Cousins wants to win so he can stay in Minnesota

There are 29.5 million guaranteed reasons Kirk Cousins will be with the Vikings next season. But the Vikings quarterback told one of his predecessors he knows he needs to win more games if he wants to extend his stay in the land of […]

Which teams are attending Colin Kaepernick’s workout?

Which teams are attending Colin Kaepernick’s workout?

Colin Kaepernick will workout for scouts Saturday in Atlanta. As PFT reported earlier Thursday, the league has not provided and does not plan to provide Kaepernick’s representatives with the names of those attending. The only certainty Kaepernick has received came from General Managers who informed Kaepernick’s camp […]

NFC playoff picture: Getting tighter at the top

NFC playoff picture: Getting tighter at the top

The 49ers lost their first game of the year on Monday night, which didn’t knock them from the top perch in the NFC playoff picture but did make things tighter in the race for the No. 1 seed in the conference. A win would have left […]

Bad regular-season football outperforms the World Series

Bad regular-season football outperforms the World Series

On four consecutive nights, professional sports teams headquartered in Washington have had prime-time platforms on FOX. And, of course, the dyfunctional D.C. football franchise drew a larger audience than the overachieving baseball team that is trying to bring a World Series title to town for the first […]

Xavier Rhodes says his seven penalties “are hurting my team”

Xavier Rhodes says his seven penalties “are hurting my team”

Only two years ago, Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes was one of the best at his position in the NFL. He earned All-Pro honors. In the 22 games since, Rhodes has 16 penalties. Seven of the flags have come in the eight games this season, […]

Mike Zimmer: Fourth-and-1 non-punt was “dumbest decision I’ve made” here

Mike Zimmer: Fourth-and-1 non-punt was “dumbest decision I’ve made” here

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer elected to try a quarterback sneak from the team’s 34-yard-line on a fourth-and-1 with the Vikings up 16-9 and just under three minutes left to play in the third quarter. Kirk Cousins was stopped short of the first down, […]

Vikings tempted fate with curious fourth-down decision

Vikings tempted fate with curious fourth-down decision

Thursday night’s win by the Vikings could have gone the other way, thanks to a curious decision made by coach Mike Zimmer in the second half. With 2:48 left in the third quarter and the Vikings facing fourth and one from their own 34 after a Washington […]

Dalvin Cook making defenses cover “all the green grass”

Dalvin Cook making defenses cover “all the green grass”

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook went into Thursday night’s game as the NFL’s leader in rushing yards and yards from scrimmage and his performance against Washington leaves him in good position to exit the week in the same positions. Cook ran for 98 yards and […]

Kirk Cousins concludes a stellar October

Kirk Cousins concludes a stellar October

Kirktoberfest has concluded, and it was a month to remember. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, embattled in the aftermath of a September 29 disaster at Chicago, has had a four-week run for the ages in Minnesota. Four games. Four wins. He has thrown the ball 116 times (29 per […]