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Even For Good Vikings Teams, Soldier Field Has Been a Tough Place to Win
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 25, 2019
Since the NFL realigned to an eight-division format before the 2002 season, few venues have been more unkind than Soldier Field to the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings […]
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SECOND LOOK: C.J. Ham’s Unique Usage a Fascinating Piece of Vikings’ Offense
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 24, 2019
Luke Inman contributed to this story. Who knew that a fullback could be this versatile in today’s NFL? Minnesota Vikings’ emphasis on running the football, getting nastier […]

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DAY-AFTER REACTION: Vikings Use Similar Formula in Second Win of Season
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 23, 2019
Sam Ekstrom and Luke Inman recap all the biggest stories from Sunday’s 34-14 win over the Oakland Raiders. Among the topics: -Minnesota’s running game remained strong. -Kirk […]
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Dominance at Home Could Be Minnesota’s Ticket to Building Playoff Resume
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 22, 2019
The Minnesota Vikings have now jumped out to 28-0 and 21-0 leads in their first two home games. Their defense has allowed seven meaningful points prior to […]
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The Two Erics, Kendricks and Wilson, Keeping Injured Linebacking Corps Strong
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 22, 2019
Already trailing 31-7, the Oakland Raiders were looking for some semblance of life late in a game that they’d trailed since the beginning. On 3rd and 3 […]
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LOCKER ROOM VIDEO: Vikings Happy With Offensive Effort in 34-14 Win
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 22, 2019
Hear from Minnesota Vikings players and head coach Mike Zimmer after their convincing win against the Oakland Raiders. MIKE ZIMMER KIRK COUSINS ADAM THIELEN  KYLE RUDOLPH Come […]
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INSTANT REACTION: Vikings Roll in Bounce-Back Win Over Raiders
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 22, 2019
Early in the season, it’s a been a story of fast starts — both for the Vikings and their opponents. Sunday afternoon Minnesota was on the right […]
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What You Need to Know About the Oakland Raiders’ Defense
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 19, 2019
When the Minnesota Vikings and Oakland Raiders last met four seasons ago at the O.co Coliseum, Khalil Mack was arguably the game’s most compelling player, and the […]
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Jon Gruden Talks Daniel Carlson, Kirk Cousins and Minnesota’s New-Look Offense
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 18, 2019
Oakland Raiders head coach, Hard Knocks legend and Frank Caliendo impersonation subject Jon Gruden spoke to Twin Cities reporters Wednesday afternoon about his team’s upcoming game with […]
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The Packers Sold Out Against Kirk Cousins’ Play-Action Last Sunday
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 18, 2019
Hailed as one of the league’s preeminent play-action passers by coaches, teammates and opponents alike, Kirk Cousins had a rough go of it last Sunday when asked […]
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SECOND LOOK: Pass Interference Calls in Sunday’s Game Raise More Questions About New Rule
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 17, 2019
Luke Inman contributed to this story. Sitting at his locker, still wearing his cleats and pants over half an hour following the end of a 21-16 loss […]
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DAY-AFTER REACTION: Vikings Squander Opportunities in Loss to Packers
By Sam Ekstrom - Sep 16, 2019
Sam Ekstrom and Luke Inman of Zone Coverage break down the Minnesota Vikings’ 21-16 Week 2 loss at Green Bay, discussing Kirk Cousins’ many issues, the defense’s […]