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

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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


Frank Clark vows that Seahawks' Richard Sherman era over

ESPNClark, who leads Seattle with 11 sacks, was responding to comments made last month by his former teammate, now with the San Francisco 49ers, that the Seahawks were a "middle of the road" team. Sherman made his comments before the 49ers' first ...

December 11th 2018


Seahawks' Frank Clark: Richard Sherman and his era are 'over'

USA TODAYThe Seahawks are 8-5 and stand as the fifth playoff seed in the NFC. Many predicted a down year following the departure of established defensive veterans, including Sherman, safety Kam Chancellor and defensive end Cliff Avril. Those players helped ...

December 11th 2018


Seahawks show off 'Green Machine' defense in near-shutout of Vikings on MNF

The Seattle TimesThere wasn't much offense in this one. But the Seahawks' defense came through in a big way, scoring an astounding 18 fourth quarter points to beat the Vikings and enhance their playoff hopes.

December 11th 2018


Seahawks show off 'Green Machine' defense in near-shutout of Vikings on MNF

Seattle TimesThere wasn't much offense in this one. But the Seahawks' defense came through in a big way, scoring an astounding 18 fourth quarter points to beat the Vikings and enhance their playoff hopes.

December 11th 2018


24 thoughts on the Patriots' win over the Vikings

Boston.comCOMMENTARY. Twenty-four thoughts on the Patriots' 24-10 victory over the Vikings Sunday . . . □ 1. The final score of the Patriots' win — their ninth of the season and eighth in nine games despite all of the recent handwringing about their pending ...

December 3rd 2018


Patriots launch December push by overwhelming Vikings

USA TODAYBrady wasn't exactly electrifying Sunday night, but he and the Patriots methodically dismantled the Vikings to earn the victory. With the win, Brady improved to 59-11 in the month of December. That's a record for wins by a quarterback in the final ...

December 3rd 2018


Tempers flare, but Patriots let their play speak loudest against the Vikings

Washington PostEmotions are running high, as Sunday's on-field verbal confrontation between Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen underscored. And as Belichick yelled at Thielen, the Patriots reinforced the notion that they ...

December 3rd 2018


Vikings fail to pick up game on Bears in NFC North, but still control playoff fate

ESPN (blog)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) are still alive in the NFC playoff picture after a 24-10 loss to the New England Patriots, but there's one thing that continues to allude this team: It hasn't beaten an opponent with a winning record ...

December 3rd 2018


Patriots roll past Vikings 24-10

Minneapolis Star TribuneFOXBOROUGH, MASS. – The Vikings came into Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon with a chance to bolster their playoff prospects and put themselves back in the thick of the NFC North race. They left knowing they'll need a win on the West Coast eight ...

December 3rd 2018


Patriots keep pace in AFC playoff race with win over Vikings

The Boston GlobeJames Develin rushed for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns and Josh Gordon added another score as the Patriots defeated the Vikings, 24-10, on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots improved to 9-3 and maintained their hold on the No. 2 seed for the AFC ...

December 3rd 2018


Kirk Cousins might not be the guy for the Vikings after an ugly loss to the Bears

CBSSports.comSunday night taught the NFL world two things: First, the Bears are indeed the team to beat in the NFC North, if it wasn't clear already. Second: The Vikings have quite a bit of work to do, and it starts with quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Vikings are 5 ...

November 19th 2018


Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts on the Bears' 25-20 prime-time win over the Vikings

Chicago Tribune10 thoughts after the Bears defeated the Vikings 25-20 Sunday night at Soldier Field to win their fourth straight game, the longest winning streak since the 2012 season. 1. Go back a month ago and the Bears felt like they were on the cusp of being ...

November 19th 2018


Vikings offense sputters as Bears win, gain breathing room in NFC North

Minneapolis Star TribuneIf their 25-20 victory over the Vikings on Sunday night — which gave the Bears a 1½-game lead over Minnesota — turns out to be the catalyst for Chicago's first division title since 2010, the Bears will be able to credit their best defensive ...

November 19th 2018


Vikings' prime-time struggles continue in loss at Chicago

ESPN (blog)On a cold Sunday night at Soldier Field against the Minnesota Vikings, the Bears' edge rusher was every bit "the silencer," mimicking LeBron James' signature celebration upon sacking Kirk Cousins. This came after he launched a momentum shift by ...

November 19th 2018