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Vikings learn from mistakes

StarTribune.com Communication on defense prevents the same errors from being repeated.
  • New: 5 hr 29 min ago

New Purple People Eaters? The originals want to see more

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — For the Vikings’ regular-season debut two weeks ago at glitzy U.S. Bank Stadium, the Purple People Eaters were honorary captains. Legendary defensive linemen Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall,...
  • New: 5 hr 43 min ago

Vikings vs. Giants on Monday Night Football: TV info, game time, announcers

TwinCities.com (Chad Graff) — GIANTS AT VIKINGS Kickoff: 7:30 p.m., Monday Where: U.S. Bank Stadium TV: ESPN, WCCO-Channel 4 Announcers: Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters (sideline) Radio: KFXN-FM 100.3 Announcers:...
  • New: 10 hr 4 min ago

Listen: Vikings look to make Eli miserable (again) and stay undefeated

StarTribune.com Our Access Vikings Gameday Preview podcast takes a deeper look at the matchups in the upcoming Monday Night Football game between the Vikings and Giants.
  • New: 10 hr 40 min ago

Who’s Adam Thielen? ESPN’s Jon Gruden getting caught up

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden didn’t know who Adam Thielen and Jeremiah Sirles were until he started preparing to work as analyst for Monday night’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium. “I’m...
  • 13 hr 8 min ago

Vikings’ Captain Munnerlyn loves Odell Beckham’s passion

TwinCities.com (Chad Graff) — Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn may be years from a potential coaching career, but if he were roaming sidelines as an NFL coach, he knows one wide receiver he’d want playing for him – New...
  • 13 hr 11 min ago

Vikings: Guard Alex Boone returns to practice

TwinCities.com (Chad Graff) — Vikings guard Alex Boone returned to practice Friday after sitting out Thursday’s session with a hip injury that forced him to be taken off the field in a cart last Sunday. Boone was...
  • 13 hr 51 min ago

Alex Boone returns to Vikings practice

StarTribune.com Starting left guard Alex Boone returned to practice this afternoon.Boone was knocked out of last week’s win over the Panthers with a hip injury and he did not practice Thursday. But today, Boone...
  • 14 hr 29 min ago

Vikings punter Jeff Locke gets back to basics

StarTribune.com The Vikings got a second consecutive strong game from punter Jeff Locke in Sunday’s victory at Carolina. Locke averaged 48.4 yards per kick and benefited from strong coverage – including the...
  • 15 hr 26 min ago

Vikings' Stefon Diggs could be the difference maker vs. Giants [X-factor]

StarTribune.com Every week following the Access Vikings Gameday Preview podcast, we’ll delve deeper into who Andrew Krammer pegged as the potential difference maker for the upcoming game.Cole Beasley, Willie...
  • 20 hr 10 min ago

Vikings to try dedicated skyway as a way to tackle postgame congestion

StarTribune.com The route’s main goal is to help alleviate postgame congestion around the stadium for fans in cars.
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Vikings’ Sam Bradford hopes improved passing will aid run game

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — Adrian Peterson was at Winter Park on Thursday, but there was nothing he could do to help the Vikings’ beleaguered running game. Peterson, who had surgery last Friday to repair a torn meniscus and...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

playing catch-up

StarTribune.com Neither Charles Johnson nor Laquon Treadwell has been factor in passing game
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Vikings: TE Rudolph becoming favorite target for Sam Bradford

TwinCities.com (Chad Graff) — Perhaps the key to chemistry between Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford and tight end Kyle Rudolph is proximity. “I think it’s because they sit together on the team plane,” coach Mike Zimmer...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Eli Manning hopes struggles against Vikings ‘just a coincidence’

TwinCities.com (Chad Graff) — No team has been more of a challenge for Eli Manning than the Minnesota Vikings. In seven career starts against the Vikings, the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback has thrown five touchdown...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Vikings have an old friend in visiting Randy Moss

TwinCities.com (Chad Graff) — There are aspects of Monday night’s Vikings game that legendary wide receiver Randy Moss is looking forward to experiencing in person again. “Hear the horn, see the Vikings,” he said, listing a...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Access Vikings: Another tough test for running game

StarTribune.com The Minnesota Vikings’ running game continues to be an issue. They will face a tough defensive line when they play the New York Giants on Monday night.
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Zimmer on the Giants: ’It’ll be a great test for us’

StarTribune.com Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and QB Sam Bradford spoke to the press about the upcoming game against the New York Giants. Bradford also talked about the chemistry he has with Kyle...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago
Blog Articles

Alex Boone returns to Vikings practice

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Starting left guard Alex Boone returned to practice this afternoon.Boone was knocked out of last week’s win over the Panthers with a hip injury and he did not practice Thursday. But today, Boone...
  • 19 hr 30 min ago

Vikings punter Jeff Locke gets back to basics

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — The Vikings got a second consecutive strong game from punter Jeff Locke in Sunday’s victory at Carolina. Locke averaged 48.4 yards per kick and benefited from strong coverage –including the...
  • 20 hr 22 min ago

Vikings' Stefon Diggs could be the difference maker vs. Giants [X-factor]

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Every week following the Access Vikings Gameday Preview podcast, we’ll delve deeper into who Andrew Krammer pegged as the potential difference maker for the upcoming game.Cole Beasley, Willie...
  • 1 day 1 hr ago

Alex Boone not practicing for the Vikings on Thursday

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Alex Boone has an additional day this week, though he was unable to practice Thursday in preparation for Monday night’s game against the New York Giants.Boone, the Vikings’ first-year left guard,...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Kyle Rudolph emerging as a favorite target for Sam Bradford

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — It’s not how Kyle Rudolph envisioned, but he’s made a solid first step toward fulfilling the potential the Vikings saw when signing him to a lucrative five-year extension in 2014.Instead of...
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Five Vikings stats that tell the story of their early defensive dominance

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Every Wednesday morning (usually), beat writer Matt Vensel will share five Vikings stats that actually mean something heading into that week’s game.25.7 — percentage of drives with a takeaway for...
  • 2 days ago

T.J. Clemmings' improved pass pro on display in first start for Matt Kalil [Film Room]

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — This is where T.J. Clemmings’ film study would pay dividends.Clemmings, the Vikings’ uneven rookie right tackle now called upon to a higher duty in his second season, had studied Panthers...
  • 3 days ago

Everson Griffen named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Defensive end Everson Griffen is the latest Vikings player to be named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week, for his performance in Week 3.In a 22-10 win over the Panthers, Griffen recorded...
  • 3 days ago

Vikings promote Willie Beavers to active roster, bring back Isaac Fruechte

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have promoted Willie Beavers to the active roster.Beavers, a rookie guard from Western Michigan who was selected in the fourth round of this year’s draft, did not make the 53-man...
  • 3 days ago

Sam Bradford trade has been an early win-win for Vikings, Eagles

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Got Vikings questions? Get them answered at 12:15 p.m. today during a weekly live chat here at StarTribune.com. Vikings reporter Andrew Krammer will run today’s show.–After three weeks, two NFC...
  • 4 days ago

Zimmer: Alex Boone underwent testing on injured hip, 'should be OK'

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings might have dodged another blow threatening to keep an already-shuffled offensive line together.Left guard Alex Boone, who left Sunday’s win in Carolina with a hip injury, underwent an...
  • 4 days ago

Sack-happy Vikings defensive line looks to join ranks of ‘Purple People Eaters,’ plus thoughts on Rudolph, Locke, more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The morning after every Vikings game, after a few hours of sleep and maybe an early flight back to Minneapolis, Star Tribune beat writer Matt Vensel will empty out his notebook and share a few...
  • 5 days ago

Xavier Rhodes will play against the Panthers, Laquon Treadwell will not

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who missed the first two games of the season with a knee injury, will make his 2016 debut today against the Panthers and their oversized wideouts, Kelvin Benjamin and...
  • 5 days ago

All quiet at Bank of America Stadium as Vikings arrive without incident

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — CHARLOTTE — All is relatively quiet right now, a couple of hours before game time, at Bank of America Stadium, where the Vikings and Panthers will kick off as scheduled a little after 1 p.m. local...
  • 5 days ago

Vikings fill-in Jerick McKinnon destined for big day? [Bold Predictions]

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — Before each game, our Vikings coverage team makes predictions graded on a 1-10 scale of difficulty. Leader at the end of the season covers the Christmas Eve game in Green Bay … and so does the...
  • 6 days ago

Vikings move up to No. 5, but a win at Carolina seems unlikely [NFL Picks]

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Each Saturday morning during the NFL season, we’ll wake up early, take a hearty cut at predicting the unpredictable league, wince at how it went the week before and ponder the definition of...
  • 6 days ago
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Vikings place Adrian Peterson on injured reserve

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday.Peterson underwent surgery Thursday to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. It’s still possible Peterson returns this...
  • 7 days ago

Xavier Rhodes questionable; Stefon Diggs held out of practice as precaution

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Look for the Vikings to add a big cornerback to Sunday’s game-day roster when Xavier Rhodes is expected to play for the first time this season.“I think there’s a good possibility [he’ll play],”...
  • 7 days ago

Matt Kalil had labrum tear repaired in right hip, Vikings say

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — In what has become routine, the Vikings released a statement following surgeries of starters.Left tackle Matt Kalil needed a  labrum tear in his right hip repaired, the team announced Friday. The...
  • 7 days ago

Vikings' Xavier Rhodes could be the difference maker vs. Panthers [X-factor]

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Every week following the Access Vikings Gameday Preview podcast, we’ll delve deeper into who Andrew Krammer pegged as the potential difference maker for the upcoming game.There is a common theme...
  • 8 days ago