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Kirk Cousins’ fumbling issue has become cause for concern with Mike Zimmer

Case Keenum’s style of play last season caused Vikings coach Mike Zimmer to say it seemed as if the quarterback “has got a horseshoe right now.” This wasn’t considered a compliment, but rather Zimmer’s way…


Zulgad: Adam Thielen saves his fanciest moves for when it counts the most

The Vikings held a three-point lead on the Arizona Cardinals and were facing a third-and-13 from their own 42-yard line on the opening drive of the third quarter Sunday. The 66,801 who occupied U.S. Bank…


Zimmer on the Vikings’ run game: ‘Sometimes you have to just keep pounding it’

It would have been polite to say the Minnesota Vikings’ running game was slow to get rolling through the first five weeks of the season. They entered Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals 30th in…


Rookie Mike Hughes out for the year with torn ACL

Rookie cornerback Mike Hughes will be out for the rest of the year after suffering a torn ACL, head coach Mike Zimmer said on Monday. Hughes, the Vikings’ first-round pick last spring, was injured on…


Vikings defense looks like itself again in win over Cardinals

When Josh Allen pulled off a win over the Minnesota Vikings three weeks ago, it shook one of the fundamental truths of Mike Zimmer’s time in the North: Rookie quarterbacks do not beat the Vikings.…


Dalvin Cook among Vikings’ inactives against Cardinals

Dalvin Cook’s hamstring injury will sideline him for the third time in four games. The running back is on the Vikings’ inactive list for Sunday’s game against Arizona. Cook was injured in Week 2 against…


Reports: Gophers RB Shannon Brooks arrested on domestic assault allegation

Gophers running back Shannon Brooks was jailed early Sunday morning on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic assault, according to multiple reports. Received a tip that #Gophers RB Shannon Brooks was arrested, and here’s the jail roster…


Zulgad: Slow, old and in big trouble? Wild’s poor start is reason to sound alarm

When does a small sample size become a troubling trend? That’s the question the Minnesota Wild faced on Saturday night after giving up a franchise-record 57 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to Carolina at…


Position-by-position: How do the Vikings match up with the Cardinals?

The Minnesota Vikings (2-2-1) return to US Bank Stadium on Sunday to face off with the Arizona Cardinals (1-4). Here’s how the two teams match up… (all stats via Pro Football Focus and Pro-Football Reference.)…


Four takeaways: Gophers put together good run but it isn’t enough to beat Buckeyes

P.J. Fleck called it “championship week” as his Gophers prepared to face third-ranked Ohio State on Saturday in Columbus. The Gophers were 29.5-point underdogs and throughout the week, coaches showed videos of famous upsets during…


Vikings will be without starters Reiff, Sendejo vs. Cardinals

The Minnesota Vikings are heavy favorites to win on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals at US Bank Stadium, but they will be going to battle without two key starters, left tackle Riley Reiff and safety…


Leader of the pack: Butler’s antics receive Thibodeau’s stamp of approval (with video)

What drama? That was the spin that Tom Thibodeau and Timberwolves players attempted to put on things Friday in Milwaukee, two days after Jimmy Butler spent practice reportedly hurling invectives at just about everybody on…


Take note, Twins: The 4 teams still chasing World Series rings got better with unexpected stars

Last week I was struck by the fact that some of the best teams in baseball have gotten to where they are with star players that were not widely projected to be stars. All-stars sometimes…


Can Dalvin Cook get the Vikings’ running game back on track?

Since the conclusion of the Minnesota Vikings’ tie against the Green Bay Packers, they have either not had Dalvin Cook in the lineup or he has been severely limited by a hamstring injury. On Thursday,…


Will the Vikings’ defense get back to its 2017 ways after confidence builder in Philly?

The Minnesota Vikings’ defense wasn’t perfect against the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday, but with two forced fumbles, three sacks and only six points allowed in the first three quarters, they looked a lot more like…


Zulgad’s 3 Wild thoughts: Suter impresses, Zucker produces, Greenway finds a home

ST. PAUL — One game after giving up the tying goal in the final minute of the third period in an eventual shootout loss to Vegas, the Wild flipped the script on Thursday night in…


Zimmer: Report on Everson Griffen’s status ‘false’

Prior to the Minnesota Vikings’ matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported via a source that pass rusher Everson Griffen would not be back with the team “any time soon.” “I saw the…


Vikings top receivers face toughest challenge thus far in Patrick Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have gone up against some solid cornerbacks over the first five weeks a la Richard Sherman and Marcus Peters, but they have not faced a challenge for Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs…


Timberwolves can’t even decide if Jimmy Butler called a team meeting

A day after Jimmy Butler practiced for the first time with the Timberwolves and directed a barrage of invectives toward coach Tom Thibodeau, general manager Scott Layden and teammates, the Wolves cancelled practice Thursday and…


Jimmy Butler told Wolves he wanted out four days after season ended

So when did Jimmy Butler make it clear to Tom Thibodeau that he wanted out of Minnesota? Thibodeau, the Wolves’ coach and president of basketball operations, said in late September that Butler’s trade request hadn’t…


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