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Mike Zimmer says he’s considered dressing three QBs

If you ranked the remaining quarterbacks in the playoffs, you could reasonably put three Minnesota Vikings QBs ahead of everyone except Tom Brady. With so much talent at the position between Case Keenum, Sam Bradford…


Vikings OC: Eagles’ depth on defense line is ‘like hockey lines’

Sunday’s NFC Championship game is expected to have an old school, grind-it-out feel. Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Thursday one of the advantages the Philadelphia Eagles have in a ground-and-pound matchup is depth…


Vikings-Eagles matchups to watch: Lane Johnson vs. Danielle Hunter

As the Minnesota Vikings prepare to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game, we will be highlighting one key matchup every day throughout the week. For part 4, Lane Johnson vs. Danielle Hunter.…


Wetmore: A few thoughts on Justin Morneau joining the fold for the Twins

The Twins and Justin Morneau made the reunion official Wednesday with a press conference in the Legends club at Target Field. Corey Koskie, Joe Mauer, members of the Pohlad family and even former Wild player…


Thielen limited in practice Thursday

Adam Thielen gave Minnesota Vikings fans reason to be nervous when he did not participate in practice on Wednesday with a lower back issue. On Thursday, Thielen was a limited participant, increasing the chances that…


Twins bring on Jim Kaat as a special assistant for ‘community and business initiatives’

The bus full of Twins ambassadors is filling up quickly. One day after adding Justin Morneau to the front office as a special assistant, the Twins announced that they’ve hired long-timeTwins great Jim Kaat as…


Vikings OC Pat Shurmur wins PFWA assistant coach of the year award

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been awarded Assistant Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America. “That’s certainly a tremendous honor.,” Shurmur said Thursday. “Those types of awards really are…


Notebook: Bad losses, Rubio watch, and NBA tempers flaring

Loss to Orlando was unfortunate but not a big deal On paper, the Timberwolves should beat the Magic. This is especially true when you consider that Orlando was missing two rotation players in Terrence Ross…


Emphasis on smarts, character in the draft helped build Vikings’ No. 1 defense

When the Minnesota Vikings take the field in the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, they will have nine different starters from 2013. the year before Mike Zimmer took over as head coach. Only…


Zulgad: Good friends, unlikely starters to face each other in NFC title game

If things had gone according to plan for the Eagles and Vikings, the focus of the NFC title game on Sunday would have been on the quarterback match-up between Sam Bradford and Carson Wentz. That…


Adam Thielen misses Wednesday’s practice

Here are seven words Minnesota Vikings fans didn’t want to hear on Wednesday:  wide receiver Adam Thielen did not practice. The Vikings’ leading receiver is listed on Wednesday’s report with a lower back injury. Thielen…


Vikings, Eagles is a battle of strong running back tandems

Over the first three weeks of the 2017 season, running back Dalvin Cook appeared to be the centerpiece of the Minnesota Vikings offense. In games against New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay, he gained 288…


Vikings-Eagles matchup to watch: Jason Kelce vs. Linval Joseph

As the Minnesota Vikings prepare to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game, we will be highlighting one key matchup every day throughout the week. For Part 3, Jason Kelce vs. Linval Joseph. …


To beat Eagles, Case Keenum must cut down risky plays

Case Keenum’s ability to make plays outside the pocket and create on the fly has created some of the best moments of the Minnesota Vikings’ season. There was his throw on the run for a…


Vikings essay: A boy and his dad

Editor’s note: Scott Korzenowski is a longtime sports columnist and attorney in the Twin Cities area. He’s the host of Sunday Morning Sports Talk on 1500ESPN, and this is a guest column. Not long before…


If Vikings reach the Super Bowl, raffle will decide which season ticket holders can buy tix

If you’re a Minnesota Vikings season ticket holder, you will be holding your breath on Sunday hoping the Vikings win against the Philadelphia Eagles. And then you’ll be holding it again Monday with hopes of…


Vikings-Eagles matchups to watch: Diggs/Thielen vs. Eagles DBs

As the Minnesota Vikings prepare to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game, we will be highlighting one key matchup every day throughout the week. For Part 2, we look at Stefon Diggs…


Zulgad: How Stefon Diggs’ touchdown catch could end up redefining Vikings’ history

Five, 10 or 20 years from now it’s not going to matter. Mention Stefon Diggs’ name to a Vikings fan and, if they saw Sunday’s win over New Orleans, their first thought is going to…


Ed Hochuli assigned as lead official for NFC title game; Vikings will see ref for first time this season

Prepare for several lengthy explanations on penalty calls if you are going to watch the Vikings play the Eagles on Sunday in the NFC title game in Philadelphia. That’s because the NFL has assigned Ed…


Notebook: Don’t look now but hot stretch has put Wolves in good spot in the standings

Wolves impressive in sweeping five-game homestand Winning five games in a row is good any time. How about a five-game winning streak at home against some of the league’s best? Well, that’s even better. Let’s…


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