Monday Morning Mailbag: Vikings Establish Their Identity Right Out of the Gate

Vikings.comDo you have a comment or question? Send it to the vikings.com Mailbag! Every Monday we'll post several comments and/or questions as part of the vikings.com Monday Morning Mailbag. Although we can't post every comment or question, we will reply to ...

September 9th 2019


Razor-Sharp Vikings Get Off To Brilliant Start, And Top NFC North Rivals May Struggle To Keep Up

ForbesIf the Minnesota Vikings could have drawn up the ideal opening weekend, it would have went something like this: They would have started the season with a decisive performance at home against the Atlanta Falcons, showing off a nasty, hard-hitting defense, ...

September 9th 2019


Vikings shine in every phase with dominating win over Falcons

ESPN (blog)MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings' 28-12 season-opening win over the Atlanta Falcons probably couldn't have been more to coach Mike Zimmer's liking. Their efforts all offseason to generate a more effective rushing attack were evident early, backed ...

September 8th 2019


Falcons vs. Vikings final score: Minnesota cruises in Week 1 matchup, Dalvin Cook gets off to a hot start

CBSSports.comThe Minnesota Vikings look like the Super Bowl team Pick Six Podcast host Will Brinson chose to win it all in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. A dominant effort for the Vikings in a 28-6 victory over the Falcons, who completely controlled Atlanta in all three ...

September 8th 2019


Vikings Get Off to Fast Start, Enter 2nd Quarter Up 14-0 Over Falcons

Vikings.comFalcons quarterback Matt Ryan told Atlanta media members earlier this week that he expected to get pressured from all areas of the Vikings defense. His prediction came true, as linebacker Anthony Barr sacked Ryan for a loss of 8 on the first play of the game.

September 8th 2019


Kirk Cousins finds Adam Thielen for Vikings' first touchdown of season in Minnesota

CBSSports.comThe Minnesota Vikings took a 7-0 lead over the Atlanta Falcons thanks to a 23-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielen. It only took Minnesota three plays to get the crowd roaring on this Cousins strike to Thielen for the score. We're Thielen it ...

September 8th 2019


Tyree Jackson and David Sills in the spotlight after Buffalo Bills' win -- now they wait

NewYorkUpstate.comOrchard Park, N.Y. -- When Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver David Sills reached back behind his body to secure a catch on a throw from rookie quarterback Tyree Jackson with just eight seconds left on the clock in Thursday's preseason finale, the celebration ...

August 30th 2019


Buffalo Bills pull off furious comeback, beat Vikings 27-23: 5 instant observations, position battle update

NewYorkUpstate.comPlayers such as running back Marcus Murphy, who sparked a furious Bills rally late in the fourth quarter when he returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown to cut a Vikings lead to 23-20 with just 3:21 to play. The Bills regained possession and rookie ...

August 30th 2019


Here's how Sal Maiorana would pick the Buffalo Bills' 53-man roster

Rochester Democrat and ChronicleORCHARD PARK – The laborious preseason is over and we have now finally arrived at the moment of truth for the Buffalo Bills' decision-makers as they pick the group they hope will be able to contend for an AFC playoff berth this year. Starting as early as ...

August 30th 2019


Top 3 things we learned from Bills vs. Vikings | Preseason Week 4

BuffaloBills.comTooth and nail, scratch and claw, anything I can do to make this team and be on this 53-man roster and making this team to stay in Buffalo, I tried to lay it all on the line tonight. I felt I did a pretty good job.” With 10 tackles the defensive end was second only to ...

August 30th 2019


Bills acquire two draft picks for OL Wyatt Teller

BuffaloBills.comWhen there are just a couple of days before NFL rosters must be trimmed to 53, general managers make a lot of phone calls to see if some capable talent on other rosters can be pried away via trade before a player is available to the entire league on waivers.

August 30th 2019


Bills complete undefeated preseason with a 27-23 win over Minnesota | Game Recap

BuffaloBills.com(0-7); The Bills followed up the Vikings score with one of their own. Buffalo moved the ball from its own 25 to the Minnesota 36, highlighted by completions to Jason Croom for 16 yards and Cam Phillips for eight. Stephen Hauschka nailed a 54-yard field goal.

August 30th 2019


Upon Further Review: Vikings vs. Cardinals

FOXSports.comDalvin Cook looked great. The rest of the Minnesota Vikings' first-team offense did not. Head coach Mike Zimmer and the Vikings exited the field with another meaningless preseason victory by topping the visiting Arizona Cardinals 20-9 on Saturday afternoon, ...

August 25th 2019


Vikings 1st-Team Defense Looks Ahead to Regular Season

Vikings.comMINNEAPOLIS — Like most preseason games, there were some ups and downs for the Vikings on Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium. That included Minnesota's first-team defense, which played four series against Arizona's first-team offense and allowed nearly ...

August 25th 2019


Vikings Reserves Make Cases for Spots by Making Plays

Vikings.comMINNEAPOLIS — The overarching team goal Saturday was for the Vikings starters to sharpen their collective blade in the last presumptive preseason-game action. Running back Dalvin Cook showed he is ready for Week 1, highlighting a fairly strong day on ...

August 25th 2019


Vikings Try Vedvik at Placekicker; Roll Through Returners

Vikings.comMINNEAPOLIS – There were plenty of observations, of both the positive and negative variety, from Minnesota's special teams performances Saturday. The Vikings defeated the Cardinals 20-9 at U.S. Bank Stadium, but there remains some head-scratching ...

August 25th 2019


Bisi Johnson's Spin Move Creates 'Spark' During Vikings TD Drive

Vikings.comVikings fans have gotten a limited look at Minnesota's seventh-round draft pick, including a touchdown catch he made against the Saints in Preseason 1. Johnson's teammates, on the other hand, are used to seeing the effort and performance on a daily basis.

August 25th 2019


5 Takeaways from the Vikings Win Over Arizona

Vikings.comAnd that was that for the Vikings starting running back, as head coach Mike Zimmer elected to sit Cook down for the remainder of the game and give the rest of the day's work to Ameer Abdullah, Mike Boone, Alexander Mattison and De'Angelo Henderson.

August 24th 2019


4th-Quarter Comeback Lifts Vikings Past Cardinals

Vikings.comMINNEAPOLIS — Dalvin Cook was more than ready to run, and so were his understudies in a 20-9 Vikings victory over the Cardinals on Saturday. Cook rushed just two times. The first was a gain of 3, and the second was an 85-yard touchdown that broke a ...

August 24th 2019


Top Tweets From the Vikings Preseason Victory Over the Cardinals

Vikings.comThe Vikings first-team offense was led by an 85-yard touchdown from Dalvin Cook during the final dress rehearsal of the season. Minnesota is now (3-0) in the preseason following the 20-9 victory. View the top tweets from the game below: Cards WR ...

August 24th 2019