Relieved Barr remains a Viking after uneasy pledge to Jets

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr slept for a mere two hours on Monday night, awakened at 3 a.m. by the angst of his decision about which team to pick in free agency. His verbal commi...

Cousins, offense off track again as Vikings fall to Bears

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After Kirk Cousins underthrew Adam Thielen, one of 10 failures to move the chains out of 11 third-down plays for Minnesota, two of the team's best players engaged in an animated and...

Pedal-down Bears keep Vikings out of playoffs with 24-10 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFC North champion Chicago Bears refused to let up, riding Jordan Howard for 109 rushing yards and two touchdowns and that relentless defense for a 24-10 victory over Minnesota ...

Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, whose first season on the job ended after just 13 games amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over...

Coach carousel spinning, DeFilippo focused on steering Vikes

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — With four weekends left in the regular season, two NFL teams have already fired their coaches. Several other underperforming clubs have dismissed assistants. The ...

Punchless Pack pushed further back, after punt-filled loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Aaron Jones crossed the goal line early in the second quarter, capping a 75-yard drive that gave Green Bay a 14-7 lead at Minnesota, the Packers again put themselves in favorab...

Cousins, Vikings pass by Packers 24-17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins bounced back from his worst game for Minnesota with 342 passing yards and three touchdowns without a turnover, and the Vikings overcame some early gaffes to outlast the...

Vikings hang 10 sacks on Stafford in 24-9 win vs. Lions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Danielle Hunter had 3 1/2 of Minnesota's franchise-record 10 sacks and a fourth-quarter fumble return for a touchdown, making for a miserable afternoon for Matthew Stafford and the ...

No miracle, just mistakes: Saints beat Vikings 30-20

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — P.J. Williams was having a hard time keeping up with Minnesota's dominant wide receiver duo, with frequent attacks by the Vikings on the third-year nickel cornerback for New Orleans...

Minnesota mistakes: Thielen, Diggs cause costly turnovers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Thielen was putting together yet another stellar performance for the Minnesota Vikings, who were on the verge of extending a three-point lead late in the second quarter when Th...

Saints get revenge for 'miracle' in 30-20 win over Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints paid Minnesota back for their last-second loss in the playoffs last season, using two key turnovers, including a 45-yard interception return by...

Thielen it: Vikings star on record-setting receiving pace

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Last week during team drills with the Minnesota Vikings, Adam Thielen stretched out his body and dived to try to catch an off-target pass. Thielen immediately que...

Pressure needs to be on for Vikings to rebound vs. Eagles

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — With play-action pass after play-action pass, Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams just kept picking Minnesota's proud and proven defense apart. Opportunities for ...

Zimmer, Vikings scrambling for solutions to suddenly shaky D

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been built around a stifling defense since Mike Zimmer was hired as head coach. That foundation has developed a frightening amount of cr...

Vikings DE Griffen remains out with mental health trouble

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen remains away from the team indefinitely because of mental health trouble that boiled over the past week. Coach Mik...