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Fantasy owners may be unhappy, but Kyle Rudolph is playing a valuable role in Vikings’ offense

Kyle Rudolph was among the league’s leading tight ends with 83 catches last season. He’s nowhere near that pace this year with 42 receptions through 10 games, but the veteran tight end has played a…


Will Michael Floyd play a role for the Vikings down the stretch?

When the Minnesota Vikings signed Michael Floyd this offseason, they knew he wouldn’t be playing the same role as he did in Arizona. But they likely expected him to have a role. Through 10 games,…


Charlie Coyle’s return means Wild coach can begin banishing slumping forwards

ST. PAUL – Bruce Boudreau elected to scratch Chris Stewart on Monday night in order to get Charlie Coyle back in the lineup for the first time in 16 games. But the Wild coach made…


Two Vikings land on ESPN’s top 25 players under 25 list

Every year, ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a poll of several NFL talent evaluators to determine the top 25 players under 25 years old. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter and receiver Stefon Diggs made the…


Lions QB Stafford has been on fire since LT Taylor Decker returned

The Minnesota Vikings’ defense did their job against Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford the first time around, sacking him six times and holding the veteran QB to only 209 yards, zero touchdowns. But since Stafford’s…


Mike Zimmer doesn’t need to name Case Keenum starter for the rest of the year

Urging Following the Minnesota Vikings’ 24-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams, three different national postgame shows declared that head coach Mike Zimmer should announce Case Keenum as his starting quarterback for the rest of…


O-line, Case Keenum’s ability to avoid sacks key vs. Rams

When the Minnesota Vikings signed tackles Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers last offseason, the hope was that they would put together a solid offensive line. Through 10 games, the Vikings’ offensive line hasn’t just been…


Cause for concern? Normally reliable Kai Forbath misses two field-goal attempts

Kai Forbath has had an issue with extra-point attempts this season, but until Sunday there was no concern about his ability to kick field goals. That might have changed when he missed wide right on…


Case Keenum has “a horseshoe right now” but how long will he have starting job?

MINNEAPOLIS – The Vikings faced second-and-5 from the Los Angeles 30-yard line late in the first quarter Sunday when Case Keenum dropped back and came under heavy pressure. The quarterback managed to evade linebacker Robert…


Zulgad: Making their point: Vikings defense overcomes rocky start, nearly blanks Rams

MINNEAPOLIS – The Los Angeles Rams arrived at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday averaging an NFL-high 32.9 points under wunderkind head coach Sean McVay. Mike Zimmer wasn’t impressed. The Vikings coach elected to defer after…


Anthony Harris adds his name to ‘next man up’ players to make an impact

The Minnesota Vikings have had plenty of injuries this season. They’ve lost their No. 1 quarterback and No. 1 running back for the season and on Sunday they were without starting right tackle Mike Remmers…


Latavius Murray leads Vikings’ dominant ball-control effort vs. Rams

The Minnesota Vikings took an old-school approach to slowing down the Los Angeles Rams’ league-leading offense on Sunday: Never let them touch the ball. The Vikings demolished the Rams in Time of Possession in their…


Vikings make Case for the NFC’s best team in win over Rams

The Los Angeles Rams came into Sunday’s game at US Bank Stadium as the NFL’s leader in points scored and third best team in the NFL in points allowed. And the Minnesota Vikings demolished them.…


Griffen active, Robison out vs. Rams

The Minnesota Vikings will be without one of their key role players as they face the 7-2 Los Angeles Rams at US Bank Stadium. Brian Robison is out with a back injury. On the good…


Why Teddy Bridgwater’s clutch history matters

Here’s a riddle for you: If a quarterback leads a potential game-winning drive, but his team loses, was he clutch? Teddy Bridgewater knows this paradox too well. The last time he played in a real…


Demry Croft struggles, run defense gashed: Observations from Northwestern’s rout of Gophers

Five turnovers, porous run defense and a struggling offense plagued the Gophers in a 39-0 rout at Northwestern. Minnesota turned the ball over five times and didn’t pick up a third down conversion until the…


How far can Case Keenum take the Minnesota Vikings?

For now, the Minnesota Vikings are sticking with Case Keenum rather than turning the ball over to Teddy Bridgewater. We have discussed in great length if and when Bridgewater should return, but haven’t closely looked…


Former Vikings QB Gus Frerotte has been in Case Keenum’s shoes and had a lot of fun along the way

On the road to pick up his son from college for Thanksgiving break, Gus Frerotte laughed out loud in his car thinking about the day he beat Aaron Rodgers. Down by six points with 5:50…


Remmers, Sendejo out vs. Rams

The Minnesota Vikings will be without two starters as they ramp up for the season’s biggest game to date. Starting right tackle Mike Remmers will not be available. He returned to practice this week after…


Signing Alex Cobb — or several other choice free agents — would cost Twins a high draft pick

How much would you pay to keep a second round draft pick? That question could come up within the walls of Target Field this winter, as the Twins pursue free agent upgrades to their pitching…


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