Vikings trade DE Yannick Ngakoue to Ravens for draft picks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens for draft picks on Thursday, less than two months after acquiring the fifth-year pass rusher in a ...

Young and depleted defense giving Vikings growing pains

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The long-sturdy, often-dominant Minnesota Vikings defense directed by head coach Mike Zimmer endured enough losses from the usual lineup that 2020 was bound to be a year of transiti...

Long view: Falcons, Vikings have veered off contending track

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Less than four years after their infamous Super Bowl loss on a blown 25-point lead, the Atlanta Falcons hit the reset button with a dual in-season dismissal of the general manager a...

Vikings still dealing with defeat despite strides by young D

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fourth-and-10 pass by Russell Wilson floated in the air, as Minnesota rookie cornerback Cameron Dantzler awkwardly overplayed the 39-yard pass to D.K. Metcalf and allowed Seattl...

Justin time: Vikings have full trust in rookie WR Jefferson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Vikings clutching a one-possession lead in their own territory early in the fourth quarter at Houston, Kirk Cousins sent a deep throw on third-and-6 toward the le...

No better time to be visiting NFL team than in year of virus

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For NFL teams in this year of the virus, the road game has become even more of a business trip than before with the precautions and restrictions accompanying travel to and stay in a...

Vikings back at practice after precautionary virus pause

The Minnesota Vikings reopened their headquarters for team activities on Thursday, following another morning of zero positive COVID-19 test results four days after playing a Tennessee Titans team that...

Zimmer seeks more from veterans on winless Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After losing the first two games of the season for the first time in his seven years as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Mike Zimmer acknowledged last week some surprise by the ...

Jefferson's breakout not enough, as Vikings falter at finish

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Jefferson blew by the closest man in coverage to make a wide-open catch, sprinted parallel to the sideline and broke through two tackle attempts around the 20-yard line befor...

Titans top winless Vikes 31-30; Gostkowski has 6 FGs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Gostkowski made his career-high sixth field goal of game, a 55-yarder with 1:48 left that lifted undefeated Tennessee to a 31-30 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday...

Struggling Vikings need rookie WR Jefferson to develop fast

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Justin Jefferson is not used to losing, coming from college powerhouse LSU. His first two professional games with the Minnesota Vikings have been about as defeati...

Unbeaten Titans bring blueprint of what winless Vikings were

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The thriving veteran quarterback. The game-controlling rushing attack. The premier pass rusher. Those are some of the strengths the Tennessee Titans will take with them to Minnesota...

Safety protocols: Cousins, Vikings sacked in end zone again

Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings have failed to establish any type of comfort on the field in this strange 2020 season that's already one-eighth done. They've found safety — an...

Relying on rookie CB Dantzler brings growing pains for Vikes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cameron Dantzler picked up his nickname “The Needle” in high school in Louisiana. “I was always skinny,” the Minnesota Vikings cornerback said after he was drafted...

Vikings must keep foes from playing keepaway, as Packers did

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As they stumbled through their crowd-free season opener, the Minnesota Vikings set a franchise record for what they didn't do: keep the ball. By allowing Green Bay...