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K.J. Osborn Giving Vikings’ Offense Much-Needed Extra Dimension

K.J. Osborn Giving Vikings’ Offense Much-Needed Extra Dimension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Kirk Cousins rolled to the right out on third down in overtime of a game the Minnesota Vikings badly needed to win, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen were covered.

K.J. Osborn was open on a crossing route, so Cousins delivered a […]

Vikings CB Patrick Peterson Out At Least 3 Games After Injuring Hamstring

Vikings CB Patrick Peterson Out At Least 3 Games After Injuring Hamstring

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson was placed on injured reserve on Monday after hurting his hamstring against Carolina and must miss a minimum of three games.

Coach Mike Zimmer said the injury was not believed to be season-ending, so […]

Coach Mike Zimmer Wants Vikings To Find A ‘Killer Instinct’

Coach Mike Zimmer Wants Vikings To Find A ‘Killer Instinct’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he wants his team to find a killer instinct.

For now, he’s happy to settle for another win.

The Vikings (3-3) squandered an 11-point lead in the final 4:41 of regulation, then got a […]

Cousins Throws TD Pass To Osborn In OT; Vikes Beat Panthers 34-28

Cousins Throws TD Pass To Osborn In OT; Vikes Beat Panthers 34-28

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kirk Cousins completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Osborn on the first possession of overtime to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a wild 34-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Cousins threw for 373 yards and […]

Vikings Take CB Cameron Dantzler Off COVID List

Vikings Take CB Cameron Dantzler Off COVID List

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler has been activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Thursday.

Dantzler and fellow defensive back Harrison Hand were placed on the list last week. Going on the list does not necessarily mean a player has tested positive for […]

‘I Know Things Can Be Better’: Vikings Coach Andre Patterson Offers Inspiring Message After St. Paul Mass Shooting

‘I Know Things Can Be Better’: Vikings Coach Andre Patterson Offers Inspiring Message After St. Paul Mass Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Vikings defensive coordinator Andre Patterson ended his press conference on Wednesday with an apology.

“I’m sorry,” he said, “I didn’t mean to preach today.”

But the sermon that preceded his atonement offered a […]

‘We’ve Got To Find A Way To Make That Happen’: Vikings Offense Dissects Post-Halftime Problems

‘We’ve Got To Find A Way To Make That Happen’: Vikings Offense Dissects Post-Halftime Problems

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The bye week is usually when coaches around the NFL dive deep into strategic evaluation and reassessment they can put to good use over the remainder of the season.

Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer gave his […]

Noted Nicolas Cage Fan Kirk Cousins Lists Must-Watch ’90s Movies

Noted Nicolas Cage Fan Kirk Cousins Lists Must-Watch ’90s Movies

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Kirk Cousins has finally answered the question that’s been on everyone’s minds.

What are his favorite Nicolas Cage movies?

“[The] ‘National Treasure’s are good,” Cousins said at a press conference Wednesday. “Love ‘Guarding Tess.’ ‘Gone In 60 Seconds.’ ‘Con Air’ … […]

Mark Rosen Sounds Vikings Gjallarhorn In Honor Of Wife, Denise

Mark Rosen Sounds Vikings Gjallarhorn In Honor Of Wife, Denise

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Before the Minnesota Vikings’ home game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, a battle cry took on a special, personal meaning to WCCO, and to many Minnesotans.

Legendary Minnesota sportscaster Mark Rosen sounded the Gjallarhorn at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

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Vikings Survive Lions Rally 19-17 On Greg Joseph Field Goal At Final Gun

Vikings Survive Lions Rally 19-17 On Greg Joseph Field Goal At Final Gun

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Zimmer has seen enough game-deciding kicks in eight years as coach of the Minnesota Vikings, with outcomes more often than not favoring the other team, that he usually turns away.

“I’m usually saying, if they’re kicking, ‘Miss […]