• Vikings go back to drawing board after latest disappointment
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    Vikings go back to drawing board after latest disappointment

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) After finishing one game short of the Super Bowl last season and spending big to make Kirk Cousins their franchise player, the Minnesota Vikings were surrounded by high expectations from the start.

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  • Cousins, offense off track again as Vikings fall to Bears
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    Cousins, offense off track again as Vikings fall to Bears

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) After Kirk Cousins underthrew Adam Thielen, one of 10 failures to move the chains out of 11 third-down plays for Minnesota, two of the team's best players engaged in an animated and heated discussion on the sideline as the Vikings frustratingly settled for a field goal right before halftime.

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  • As Vikes face rematch with Bears, Cousins feels the pressure
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    As Vikes face rematch with Bears, Cousins feels the pressure

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have reached the final week of the regular season with a spot in the playoffs still unsecured and a surging division rival boasting one of the NFL's best defenses on the schedule.

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  • With spot in playoffs still unsecure, Vikings ride Rudolph
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    With spot in playoffs still unsecure, Vikings ride Rudolph

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The passing attack for Minnesota has largely been fueled this season by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, who have flourished into one of the NFL's most productive and versatile wide receiver tandems.

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  • Vikings beat Lions 27-9 to move step closer to playoffs
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    Vikings beat Lions 27-9 to move step closer to playoffs

    DETROIT (AP) Looks like the Minnesota Vikings have a feel for desperation.

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  • With Barr set high, pass-rushing Vikings hitting stride on D
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    With Barr set high, pass-rushing Vikings hitting stride on D

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have hit their familiar stride on defense during the second half of the season, after some uncharacteristic earlier struggles.

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  • Vikings find success with revived rushing attack
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    Vikings find success with revived rushing attack

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Dalvin Cook took the first-down handoff for Minnesota, sized up the blocking at the line and veered hard to his left.

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  • New Vikings OC: 'It's about the players and not the plays'
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    New Vikings OC: 'It's about the players and not the plays'

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) With three games left on Minnesota's schedule to determine whether or not the Vikings return to the playoffs, Kevin Stefanski has suddenly been tasked with trying to steer a struggling offense back on track in a supervisory role he's never held before in 14 seasons of coaching.

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  • Vikings QB Cousins takes OC DeFilippo firing 'personally'
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    Vikings QB Cousins takes OC DeFilippo firing 'personally'

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) When the Minnesota Vikings went all-in on Kirk Cousins as their long-sought franchise player last spring, they paired him with a new offensive coordinator considered to be part of the current wave of up-and-coming quarterback developers and innovative play-callers putting a strong imprint on the NFL.

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  • Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance
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    Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings, still seeking to salvage a season that started with Super Bowl designs, made a last-ditch move to capture a mid-December spark by firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

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  • Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings
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    Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

    SEATTLE (AP) Bobby Wagner leaped over the line of scrimmage, swatted Dan Bailey's field goal attempt and sparked the Seattle Seahawks to two late touchdowns.

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  • Vikings offense continues to be missing in loss to Seattle
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    Vikings offense continues to be missing in loss to Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) While the Minnesota Vikings are still fully in control of their path to the postseason, Adam Thielen knows it's starting to slip away.

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  • On and off field, Kyle Rudolph keeps giving value to Vikings
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    On and off field, Kyle Rudolph keeps giving value to Vikings

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Kyle Rudolph's value to the Minnesota Vikings could easily be taken for granted at this stage of his career, given his streak of 61 consecutive games started that's the longest active run by a tight end in the NFL.

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  • Middling Minnesota: Vikings hit final stretch, not in stride
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    Middling Minnesota: Vikings hit final stretch, not in stride

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Though one quarter of the regular season remains for the Minnesota Vikings to finish strong, none of their biggest tests have so far revealed a team playing like the championship contender it was built to be.

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  • On prove-it deal, Richardson giving Vikings plenty of value
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    On prove-it deal, Richardson giving Vikings plenty of value

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings had just secured their new quarterback with the splash move of the NFL's offseason. Coach Mike Zimmer was busy working on addressing another area that needed an upgrade.

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