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Vikings have had success vs. receiving backs, but McCaffrey offers a different challenge

The Minnesota Vikings have matched up with a number of versatile running backs this year and locked them all down. According to Football Outsiders, the Vikings rank sixth in the NFL against running backs in…


Pat Shurmur has found an efficient role for Kyle Rudolph

Among the things on offense that have clicked for the Minnesota Vikings is Kyle Rudolph’s role within offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur’s system. Last season, it seemed Rudolph was more often the emergency option rather than…


Question about KAT causes Tom Thibodeau to bark at reporter

Many Timberwolves fans were probably asleep by the time Fox Sports North aired Tom Thibodeau’s press conference following the Timberwolves’ 113-107 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday evening at Staples Center. Ordinarily, viewers…


It might be a roller coaster, but this year’s Timberwolves team is miles ahead of last year’s team

The 2017 Timberwolves are a roller coaster. After a lifeless 95-92 loss to Memphis on Monday, the Wolves defeated the Clippers at Staples Center 113-107 on Wednesday. The quality of the play in Los Angeles…


Two creative trades net Twins a pair of prospects

The Twins missed out on the chance to sign two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani out of Japan, despite being among the league leaders in available international free agency signing bonus cap space remaining. After Ohtani narrowed…


How good is the Carolina Panthers defense?

The Carolina Panthers have some impressive rankings, but they may not be quite the challenge for the Minnesota Vikings that their raw numbers suggest. Ron Rivera’s team enters Sunday’s matchup with the Vikings in sixth…


ESPN names Vikings OC Shurmur among top head coaching candidates

Toward the top of the list of reasons the Minnesota Vikings are 10-2 is their offensive playcalling and scheme. The man behind the highly-rated Vikings offense is now being listed among other top coordinators as…


Panthers star TE Greg Olsen in line to play vs. Vikings

It appears Cam Newton will be getting one of his favorite targets back in the lineup as the Carolina Panthers prepare to match up with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Tight end Greg Olsen was…


Ron Rivera: Vikings’ defense keeps getting better

The Minnesota Vikings rank second in the NFL in both total yards and points this season. If they finish there, it will be the highest spot of Mike Zimmer’s tenure in Minnesota, improving on top-five…


Captain Munnerlyn tells reporters he left ‘millions’ on the table to leave Vikings, return to Panthers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings apparently made a healthy contract offer to nickel cornerback Captain Munnerlyn — and apparently it wasn’t enough. Munnerlyn told Panthers beat reporters Wednesday that he left “millions” on the…


Zimmer preparing for the MVP version of Cam Newton

Cam Newton’s 2017 season has been filled with peaks and valleys. In back-to-back wins over the Patriots and Lions, he combined to throw for 671 yards, six touchdowns and completed 77 percent of his passes.…


Do not overlook Latavius Murray’s role in the Vikings’ winning streak

There has been no shortage of heroes on the Minnesota Vikings’ roster during their eight-game winning streak, but one player who has seemingly flown under the radar is running back Latavius Murray. After a slow…


Film review: Keenum’s been called a ‘gunslinger,’ but quick reads have keyed success

In the second half of the Minnesota Vikings’ 14-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons, they dominated possession of the ball, at one point killing more than eight minutes of the clock on a single drive.…


Zulgad: A bad deal: Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno have brought little since arrival from Buffalo

The Wild were leading St. Louis 1-0 in Saturday’s game at Xcel Energy Center when winger Marcus Foligno got the puck in the slot, cut around Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and let go with a…


Vikings should hope NFL comes down hard on Steelers, Bengals for dangerous plays

The Minnesota Vikings may have lost their top quarterback and running back to injuries, but for the most part they have been one of the healthiest teams in the NFL. Most of the starting lineup…


The Timberwolves are Jimmy Butler’s team (for now)

Jimmy Butler didn’t have to play a minute before becoming one of the most prominent Timberwolves of all-time. His competition for the best shooting guard was Wally Szczerbiak or a washed up Latrell Sprewell. As…


Mike Zimmer has high praise for Jarius Wright

Following the Minnesota Vikings’ win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Stefon Diggs called fellow receiver Jarius Wright, “Mr. Third Down.” Wright made a key third down catch during the Vikings’ go-ahead 15-play drive. Wright…


Lindsay Whalen set to join FSN for some Timberwolves broadcasts this season

Four-time WNBA Champion and former Gophers star Lindsay Whalen is joining Fox Sports North for 8 Timberwolves broadcasts this season, the station announced Monday. Whalen’s first game will be Wednesday, a road game against the…


Letting Matt Kalil walk was a game changer for Vikings

Over a long season, there is never one event or decision that can be credited or blamed with the year’s outcome, but if you were ranking reasons that the Minnesota Vikings’ season has gone much…


Wetmore: Twins should get creative with money from signing bonus pool, now that Shohei Ohtani is off the table

The Twins reportedly were informed that they won’t be moving onto the next round in the Shohei Ohtani recruiting process, which I’m sure left some in the organization feeling disappointed. It also left them with…


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