Determined Cousins has victorious Vikings debut vs. 49ers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins took the third-and-5 shotgun snap with 3 minutes left and Minnesota holding an eight-point lead. He decided to run for it. The San F...

Cousins, Vikings hold on for 24-16 victory vs. 49ers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins passed for two touchdowns in his much-anticipated Minnesota debut, and the Vikings forced four turnovers to fuel a 24-16 victory over San Francisco on Sunday to stick 4...

Vikings practice 'changeup' look, with Barr at defensive end

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Already owning one of the strongest defensive lines in the league, the Minnesota Vikings have made another addition to their front four this summer. He even was a...

AP Source: Vikings, Diggs reach deal on 5-year extension

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Stefon Diggs have agreed on a five-year contract extension, movin...

HOF preview: Moss went deep to ignite Vikes, transform NFL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The ball was flying down the field often for Minnesota during that drizzly night in Green Bay, and Randy Moss kept going over and past the defense to get it. Five ...

Could Vikings' guarantee for Cousins start an NFL trend?

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The idea began to percolate about 2½ years ago, in discussions between Kirk Cousins and agent Mike McCartney about his status with the Washington Redskins and his future in the NFL...

AP source: Vikings, Broncos talking QB Trevor Siemian trade

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While Kirk Cousins was on his way to visit, the Minnesota Vikings were moving swiftly toward securing a potential backup. According to a person with knowledge of t...

Brady takes his 3rd Super Bowl loss, despite 500-yard game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The ball had just been whacked out of Tom Brady's right hand at the worst possible moment for the New England Patriots, giving the Philadelphia Eagles the ball just before the two-m...

Hurting Vikings still processing what went wrong in Philly

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The lilt in Case Keenum's voice was missing as he spoke about the end of the Minnesota Vikings' season in a softer-than-usual tone. His eyes misted over, K...

Resilient Vikings have taken their cue from Zimmer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Mike Zimmer was already smiling more than usual, sporting a relaxed look of satisfaction rarely revealed in public during the NFL season, when he really let his guard down a...

The case for Keenum: Vikings QB keeps on disproving doubters

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Minnesota's offense huddled for the first time that mid-September afternoon in Pittsburgh, Case Keenum's energy and confidence quickly filled the circle. The ...

Dominant, unselfish Vikings defense is Super Bowl ready

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — No team in the NFL this season allowed fewer points or yards than the Minnesota Vikings, putting them in better position than any of their competitors to prove that old "def...

Sam Bradford on latest comeback: 'Really hard to let it go.'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The worst-case scenario fear surfaced in Sam Bradford's mind at midseason, in the aftermath of the 30-year-old quarterback's latest surgery on his left knee. ...

Barr thriving for Vikes while bracing for Packer-fan hate

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr has scrolled through the social media hate messages directed at him from disgruntled fans of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. One of them even a...

Vikings add RB Stevan Ridley, place rookie Dalvin Cook on IR

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed veteran running back Stevan Ridley to replace injured rookie Dalvin Cook. The Vikings placed Cook on injured reserve and ...