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Access Vikings: Playing in Chicago has proven troublesome

StarTribune.com Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer are split on who will win in week eleven as Chicago will be a big challenge for Minnesota and they've had little success at Soldier Field in the past.
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Vikings could have offensive line intact against Bears

StarTribune.com Tom Compton and Mike Remmers are possibilities to return to the unit for Sunday night’s game.
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Vikings know NFL offenses have been flummoxing defenses

StarTribune.com Bears will present a challenge on Sunday using voluminous playbook and mobile quarterback.
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Can Gophers make first bowl game under P.J. Fleck?

StarTribune.com The Gophers game with Northwestern on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium has become a huge contest in what once seemed like a lost season.
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President Trump honors Minnesota's Alan Page with Medal of Freedom

StarTribune.com The retired state Supreme Court justice, Vikings legend and tireless philanthropist was among seven honored in a White House ceremony with the nation’s most prestigious civilian honor.
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Packers fans are angry at coach Mike McCarthy (again) after loss

StarTribune.com Welcome to the Friday edition of The Cooler, where sometimes a season gets pushed closer to the brink. Let’s get to it:*The Vikings have had their share of ups and downs in a sometimes frustrating...
  • New: 6 hr 43 min ago

Vikings vs. Bears: Live blog, rosters, game info, depth charts, TV-radio and more

StarTribune.com Play-by-play, depth charts, a Live Blog and more are a click away to help you follow Sunday's NFC North game between the Vikings and Chicago.
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Dalvin Cook (hamstring) a 'full-go' for Vikings-Bears

NFL.com (Teope, Herbie) — The Minnesota Vikings will have running back Dalvin Cook on the field when the team faces the Chicago Bears Sunday night. Cook, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, will be a "full-go."
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Chad Beebe has gone from scout-team star to sneaky weapon for Vikings

StarTribune.com As much as he learned from his father Don about the nuances of playing wide receiver in the NFL, Chad Beebe knew at an early enough age he hadn’t inherited his dad’s most notable attribute.“I...
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Vikings rookie tackle Brian O'Neill can talk and block at the same time

StarTribune.com Vikings rookie tackle Brian O’Neill is willing to mix it up, physically and verbally.
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Vikings' salary cap helped by late picks

StarTribune.com Stars gets the big bucks, but drafting Weatherly and Kearse in later rounds has paid off, too.
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Vikings running back Dalvin Cook should be 'full-go' against Bears

StarTribune.com After a strong game against Detroit, and a bye week, the second-year pro could get more work.
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Rudolph says Chicago is ‘very hungry for success’

StarTribune.com The theme of Week 11 looks to be the difficulty of playing against Chicago linebacker Khalil Mack, and Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph knows he’s going to have his work cut out for him.
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Thielen on Bears defense: ‘They’re just smart football players’

StarTribune.com Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen respects Chicago’s defense and knows it will be a tough game against the first place team in the NFC North.
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Dalvin Cook: ‘It’s always about being out there and available’

StarTribune.com Vikings running back Dalvin Cook says he feels fully recovered after a hamstring injury held him out of action until the Detroit game almost two weeks ago.
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Vikings QB Trevor Siemian not surprised by success of Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern

StarTribune.com The Wildcats have clinched the Big Ten West heading into Saturday's game against the Gophers.
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Mailbag: Mitchell Trubisky is a mobile threat, so how will the Vikings approach him?

StarTribune.com Every Thursday morning we’ll answer questions submitted via Twitter or email for our weekly Access Vikings podcast and post-game Overtime video using the hashtag #AVOT. Submit any questions you...
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Blog Articles

Chad Beebe has gone from scout-team star to sneaky weapon for Vikings

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — As much as he learned from his father Don about the nuances of playing wide receiver in the NFL, Chad Beebe knew at an early enough age he hadn’t inherited his dad’s most notable attribute.“I...
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Mailbag: Mitchell Trubisky is a mobile threat, so how will the Vikings approach him?

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Every Thursday morning we’ll answer questions submitted via Twitter or email for our weekly Access Vikings podcast and post-game Overtime video using the hashtag #AVOT. Submit any questions you...
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Diggs returns to practice while Barr sits out again

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Receiver Stefon Diggs, who missed the Lions game because of a rib injury two Sundays ago, returned to practice today and was a full participant.Meanwhile, linebacker Anthony Barr, who has missed...
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What a difference third downs make for Teryl Austin, Mike Zimmer

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — NFL games, careers and lives change on third downs.Just ask Teryl Austin.The 53-year-old now-former Bengals defensive coordinator was fired Monday in Cincinnati. A day earlier, in a 51-14 home...
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Film review: How Khalil Mack, Bears' front seven will test Vikings offense

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — When asked recently if anything about the NFC North has jumped out at him, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said enough with what he didn’t say in his response.“I thought Chicago would be good on...
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Roc Thomas returns to Vikings, this time on practice squad

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — Vikings rookie running back Roc Thomas cleared waivers Thursday and was added to the team’s practice squad.Thomas was waived when the Vikings claimed Detroit running back Ameer Abdullah on...
  • 8 days ago

Vikings' Danielle Hunter earns NFC Defensive Player of Week after 3.5 sacks vs. Lions

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Danielle Hunter was recognized as the NFC’s best defensive player for Week 9 after spearheading the Vikings defense in a 24-9 win against the Lions on Sunday.Hunter had a career-high 3.5 of the...
  • 9 days ago
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Film review: Vikings defense fixed? Rams' tricks don't work for Lions

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Is the Vikings defense fixed?Since the debacle in Los Angeles, the Vikings defense has sprinted into the bye week allowing an average of 16 points through a five-game stretch (4-1).The defensive...
  • 10 days ago
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Vikings-Bears game flexed to 7:20 p.m. start on Nov. 18

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — The Vikings and the Bears might well be battling for first place in the NFC North when they meet on Nov. 18, and that means the noon start at Soldier Field will change.NBC will televise the game...
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Does Danielle Hunter have a shot to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors?

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — As the Vikings turned to Danielle Hunter at right defensive end for much of the season’s first half, moving the 24-year-old to their premier pass-rushing spot with Everson Griffen away from the...
  • 11 days ago
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Vikings-Lions inactives: Stefon Diggs out, but three Vikings starters return vs. Detroit

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The  Vikings return three starters to the lineups on Sunday against the Lions. Running back Dalvin Cook, left tackle Riley Reiff and cornerback Xavier Rhodes are active for 2018’s second NFC North...
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Dalvin Cook's return could help Vikings' passing game vs. Lions

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — If the Vikings and Dalvin Cook feel good about the running back’s hamstring after a pregame workout on Sunday, the team plans to put Cook back on the field for the first time since Week 4, playing...
  • 12 days ago

With Stefon Diggs' status in question, Vikings will activate Chad Beebe from practice squad

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — With Stefon Diggs’ status in question for Sunday’s game against the Lions because of a rib injury that kept him out of practice all week, the Vikings will activate Chad Beebe from their practice...
  • 13 days ago
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Pat Elflein's return has given Vikings' running game an anchor

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — As the Vikings have developed some efficiency on the ground the last three weeks — first by gaining 188 yards against the Cardinals’ anemic run front and sealing a win on the ground against the...
  • 14 days ago
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TCO Performance Center fundraiser set for Saturday to benefit school for gifted, learning-disabled kids

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Starting Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Vikings fans can meet quarterback Kirk Cousins, tour the team’s new headquarters and bid in a silent auction during a night benefiting a cause close to the hearts...
  • 15 days ago

Mailbag: How many wins get the Vikings into the playoffs?

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Every Thursday morning, we’ll answer your questions submitted via Twitter or email for our weekly Access Vikings podcasts and post-game OverTime videos. From @reitan77: Does 9-6-1 get the Vikings...
  • 15 days ago
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Turnovers tell the story of Mike Zimmer's 3-5 record against Detroit

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — As Vikings head coach, Mike Zimmer is 7-5 at home against NFC North opponents.A lot of variables have gone into that record, including the fact he’s needed four starting quarterbacks to get...
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Cardinals pluck rookie offensive lineman off Vikings practice squad

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Cardinals signed rookie guard Colby Gossett off the Vikings practice squad on Tuesday. Gossett, whom the Vikings drafted in the sixth round (213th overall) this spring, will get a shot on an...
  • 17 days ago
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Film review: Vikings' change-up on Alvin Kamara may be an answer for later in 2018

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings entered Sunday night with a track record of struggling to cover underneath targets, particularly running backs. They watched as backs have broken off big plays including 56-yard catch...
  • 17 days ago
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Vikings' three losses this season can be tied to their turnovers

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — Since Mike Zimmer became the Vikings’ head coach in 2014, preaching about his desire to build a smart football team that doesn’t beat itself with avoidable mistakes. the Vikings have largely...
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