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  • Jason Garrett takes responsibility for bizarre Tavon Austin fair catch

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is taking responsibility for a strange decision in the final 30 seconds of Sunday’s game that may have cost his team. Down 28-24 to the Minnesota Vikings with under 30 seconds left, punt returner Tavon Austin bizarrely called for a fair catch..." November 11

  • Nobody Can Stop Dalvin Cook, and That Is a Problem for the NFC

    Bleacher Report "Midway through the third quarter Sunday night, the Minnesota Vikings were starring in a movie we've seen time and again.  You've probably been bombarded with the statistics, and you're likely aware of the reputation: The Kirk Cousins-quarterbacked Vikings..." November 11

  • Kirk Cousins responds to narrative about not being able to beat winning teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins is very aware of the narrative surrounding his performance against good teams. Entering Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback hadn’t won a primetime game since Dec. 26, 2015 and hadn’t beaten a team with a..." November 11

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Interested In Owning NFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "The CEO and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is interested in purchasing an NFL team,according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. While Bezos is most associated with Amazon, the mogul also recently purchased the Washington Post. The multi-billionaire is one of the richest people in the world..." November 11

  • Antonio Brown reportedly not expected to play again this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown continues to go back and forth with whether or not he wants to play in the NFL again, but a return this season is probably not going to happen regardless of what he decides. Brown is not expected to play in an NFL game again this season “barring a significant turn..." November 10

  • Why did Fox Sports fire FS1 analyst Cris Carter?

    Sporting News "Cris Carter is no longer with Fox Sports, according to a statement released by the network Thursday morning. The Hall of Fame wide receiver, who joined Fox in 2016 and regularly served as an analyst for FS1's morning show "First Things First" alongside Nick Wright and..." November 09

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster, Amari Cooper, Lamar Jackson ruled questionable

    CBS Sports "A complete rundown of every single team's final injury report heading into this weekend's slate of games The Chargers and Raiders kicked off Week 10 on Thursday night, and injuries played a major role in the AFC West showdown, what with Oakland losing..." November 09

  • Vikings Rule Out Adam Thielen for Week 10 Clash With Cowboys Due to Hamstring Issue

    12 Up "The Minnesota Vikings will be without one of their top offensive weapons in their Week 10 showdown against the Dallas Cowboys. Star wide receiver Adam Thielen has been ruled out for Sunday's game due to a hamstring issue. The same injury limited him in..." November 08

  • Cowboys’ DeMarcus Lawrence Seemingly Vows To Stop Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

    Total Pro Sports "Let the games begin. Fresh off an absolute rout of the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys are really feeling themselves as they get set for a Sunday Night Football home showdown with the Minnesota Vikings. After limiting Giants superstar running..." November 08

  • Who is NFL's most-overlooked, top-performing player in 2019 season?

    USA Today "Not everyone can receive the recognition that Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson do. Both of the quarterbacks have been at the forefront of discussion about the NFL's MVP this season, and their contributions have been lauded on a weekly basis. For many of the league's other..." November 08

  • Adam Thielen doesn’t practice due to hamstring injury

    Twin Cities "Vikings running back Dalvin Cook knows well the frustration wide receiver Adam Thielen is going through. Cook missed five games last season with hamstring issues. Thielen did not practice Wednesday because of his ongoing right hamstring injury, and his availability is in question for..." November 07

  • 3 teams who should consider giving Dez Bryant another chance

    Clutch Points "Dez Bryant hasn’t put his name into the media circus for the majority of the 2019 NFL season. However, he did so this week with the announcement that he plans to pursue another late-season comeback. It seems that he will begin trying to make his comeback at some point in the next couple..." November 07

  • Through nine weeks, replay review overturns PI calls and non-calls nine times

    Pro Football Talk "The one year (and perhaps only one year) pass interference replay-review experiment has resulted in limited reversals of calls and non-calls made on the field. According to the league, 63 total replay reviews of pass interference calls and non-calls have occurred through the first..." November 07

  • Vikings claim former Eagles safety Andrew Sendejo off waivers

    Clutch Points "Andrew Sendejo is reuniting with the NFL club with which he spent eight of his first nine seasons. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Minnesota Vikings have claimed the veteran safety off waivers, one day after Sendejo was waived by the Philadelphia..." November 06

  • Adam Thielen unlikely to play Week 10

    The Score "Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen is unlikely to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys due to his strained hamstring, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The Vikings' 2018 receiving leader first suffered the injury during his only catch in Week..." November 05

  • 6 U.S. Cities the NFL Should Expand to Before London

    The Big Lead "According to Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos, the rumors of British Bolts are "f***ing b******t". That works perfectly in America's favor, because there are several cities in this country that are far more deserving of a team right now. Here's a look at six..." November 05

  • Tony Dungy Urges NFL To Get Rid Of Pass Interference Challenges

    Total Pro Sports "Back in March, the NFL made a huge decision when they approved a new rule proposal that allows for offensive and defensive pass interference calls and non-calls to be subject to review, with coaches being able to challenge the penalties in the first 28 minutes of each half. It has..." November 05

  • NFL teams wanting to 'win now' could have amazing choice of quarterbacks come March

    Yahoo! Sports "Eight weeks into the season, we’ve seen some great quarterback play. We’ve also seen some not-so-great quarterback play, and some teams might have big decisions to make in the coming months. If there’s a club that wants to win now because it feels it’s strong..." November 05

  • Andy Reid: Defense buckled down and took challenge of stopping Dalvin Cook

    Pro Football Talk "In a Week Eight loss to the Packers, the Chiefs defense allowed running back Aaron Jones to rack up 226 yards of offense and two touchdowns. The Chiefs also had a run of four straight games earlier this season that saw them give up at least 180 rushing yards in each game, so..." November 04

  • Mike Zimmer vague on Adam Thielen's hamstring injury

    The Score "Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen's return from his hamstring injury didn't last long. After missing Week 8 with the ailment, Thielen seemed fit to return for his club's tilt with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. However, he left the contest early in..." November 04

  • Kellen Winslow II pleads guilty to rape, sexual battery, faces 12 to 18 years in prison

    USA Today "In a stunning turn of events on the eve of his second rape trial, former NFL star Kellen Winslow II decided to plead guilty to rape and sexual battery charges here Monday as part of a plea deal that allows him to avoid the possibility of spending the rest of his life in..." November 04

  • 3 Teams Are Reportedly Interested in Signing Antonio Brown

    12 Up "Antonio Brown hasn't played since Week 2, but rumors about a new team picking him up haven't subsided. Before they brought Josh Gordon into town, the Seattle Seahawks did their homework on AB, with quarterback Russell Wilson even advocating for the team to bring in..." November 04

  • NFL trade deadline a dud due to bizarre demands by Redskins, Bengals and other losing teams

    CBS Sports "After a flurry of trade activity all season, the NFL's trade deadline passed without a single transaction of note, a surprising turn of events that multiple general managers attributed to last-place teams over-valuing their potential returns. Conversations with six NFL..." November 04

  • 3 Teams Named Trade Options For Bengals QB Andy Dalton

    The Spun "The Andy Dalton era in Cincinnati could be over. The Bengals have benched their long-time starting quarterback and Dalton could be on the move this offseason. Cincinnati will be starting rookie Ryan Finley at quarterback this week. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is reportedly very high..." November 04

  • Vikings Add Holton Hill To 53-Man Roster, Waive Cam Smith "The Minnesota Vikings announce the following roster moves: ACTIVATED TO 53-MAN ROSTER: PLAYER................... POS... EXP................... COLLEGE Holton Hill..................... CB...... 2............................." November 02

  • Which NFL teams will rise, fall in second half of season?

    USA Today "If the NFL playoffs started today ... well, it's a good thing for several teams that they don't. While the 8-0 New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers have already established themselves as front-runners for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, the picture is..." November 02

  • Hall of Fame makes dramatic change to the rules for the 15-person centennial mega-class

    Pro Football Talk "Faced with the prospect that the Hall of Fame selection committee will revolt against an all-or-nothing vote on a 15-person centennial mega-class of enshrinees for 2020, the Hall of Fame has solved the problem. The Hall of Fame selection committee will not vote on the..." November 02

  • Week Nine injury report roundup

    Pro Football Talk "Week Nine of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the 49ers and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release..." November 02

  • Adam Thielen feels 'good' as he works back from injury "Adam Thielen got in a second straight limited practice on Thursday as he attempts to return from a hamstring injury that kept him out a week ago. The Minnesota Vikings receiver said he feels good but didn't declare himself certain to play Sunday against..." November 01

  • Kirk Cousins wins NFC offensive player of month honors

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Vikings have won four straight games and Kirk Cousins has been a huge reason why. Due to his play over the past month, Cousins was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month in October, per ESPN’s Courtney..." October 31

  • Mike Zimmer anticipates plenty of blitzes from the Chiefs

    Yahoo! Sports "The Vikings, if they hope to turn 6-2 into a special season, need to win in Kansas City on Sunday. To do that, they need to control the clock. But dominating the time-of-possession battle won’t be easy, given the Chiefs in recent weeks have decided to force the issue with a defense..." October 31

  • Dan Bailey nabs NFC special teams player of the week

    Yahoo! Sports "The Vikings had to settle for field goals more often than not during last Thursday’s game against Washington. Thanks to kicker Dan Bailey, that didn’t wind up costing them a chance to extend their winning streak to four games. " October 30

  • Vikings Designate Josh Doctson For Return

    Pro Football Rumors "On Wednesday, the Vikings designated wide receiver Josh Doctson for return. He’ll practice for the first time since suffering his hamstring injury and will be eligible to play as soon as Week 10.  The Vikings signed Doctson towards the end of August, shortly after..." October 30

  • Adam Thielen returns to practice on limited basis

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings receiver Adam Thielen didn’t practice at all last week, in advance of a Thursday night game against Washington. On Wednesday, four days before a critical game at Kansas City, Thielen practiced on a limited basis. " October 30

  • Let the Teddy Bridgewater Sweepstakes Begin

    Bleacher Report "Teddy Bridgewater may be the NFL's most wanted man If there was one thing Teddy Bridgewater demonstrated in going 5-0 in relief of Drew Brees this season, it was this: He is a franchise quarterback. Bridgewater threw for 1,370 passing yards and nine..." October 30

  • Jayron Kearse charged with five misdemeanors from weekend arrest

    Twin Cities "Additional details emerged Tuesday when Vikings safety Jayron Kearse was charged with five misdemeanors in connection with a weekend arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of a firearm without a permit. According to charges filed in Hennepin County District..." October 30

  • NFL trade rumors: 10 players most likely to be traded at the 2019 deadline

    Sporting News "The list of players who are most likely to be traded in 2019 before the Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET deadline used to be longer, as a couple of the no-brainers have already been dealt. Jalen Ramsey, who was rather public in his desire to be traded from the Jaguars, was moved to..." October 28

  • Three Trade Destinations For Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr.

    The Big Lead "The Broncos' decision to trade Emmanuel Sanders last week marked the beginning of the end for many veterans' time in Denver. The team isn't good, doesn't have a chance to get much better, and the year of transition came much earlier than expected. As a result, Ian Rapoport..." October 28

  • Fan Throws Paper Airplane From Top Of Stadium That Lands At The Middle Of The Vikings Field

    Total Pro Sports "Last Thursday, Kirk Cousins didn’t throw for a touchdown, but he did just enough to beat his former team 19-9 and give the Vikings a 6-2 record on the season. " October 28

  • 49ers Getting Sixth-Round Offers For C.J. Beathard

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 49ers have fielded calls from multiple teams inquiring about No. 3 quarterback C.J. Beathard's availability as Tuesday's NFL trade deadline approaches, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area. The 49ers have been offered draft pick compensation in the “sixth-round..." October 28

  • Vikings’ Jayron Kearse Arrested

    Pro Football Rumors "Vikings safety Jayron Kearse was arrested this morning on suspicion of DUI and possession of a firearm without a permit, as Courtney Cronin of reports (via Twitter). He is being held without bail for the firearm charge. " October 27

  • It might finally be time to bet on Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

    USA Today "Skeptics in and around the NFL have tried to sack Kirk Cousins from the day he entered the league. But it finally appears he's fully equipped to beat the incessant blitz of criticism. Cousins' performance for the Minnesota Vikings in Thursday night's 19-9 victory..." October 26

  • Vikings' Dalvin Cook running into the MVP conversation

    ESPN " Dalvin Cook has covered a lot of ground this season, entering and exiting Week 8 leading the NFL in rushing yards (823) and yards from scrimmage (1,116). When he finds a cutback lane or can bounce his way to the outside, the Minnesota Vikings running back is..." October 26

  • One trade each NFL team should make: 32 different scenarios for the 2019 trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The 2019 NFL trade deadline is right around the corner, and already we've seen a handful of teams work the phones to strike deals ahead of the Oct. 29 cutoff. If recent history is any indication, plenty more deals are on the way, and there are some big names -- from A.J. Green..." October 26

  • 15 key questions for NFL Week 8

    Larry Brown Sports "Week 8 of the NFL season figures to have a few games that are a bit more active than Thursday’s Redskins-Vikings matchup, which is the good news. As we head toward the middle of the season, playoff races are intensifying, and with a looming trade deadline, some teams have decisions to..." October 26

  • Kirk Cousins concludes a stellar October

    Pro Football Talk "Kirktoberfest has concluded, and it was a month to remember. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, embattled in the aftermath of a September 29 disaster at Chicago, has had a four-week run for the ages in Minnesota. Four games. Four wins. He has thrown the ball 116 times..." October 25

  • Dalvin Cook making defenses cover “all the green grass”

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Dalvin Cook went into Thursday night’s game as the NFL’s leader in rushing yards and yards from scrimmage and his performance against Washington leaves him in good position to exit the week in the same positions. Cook ran for 98 yards and..." October 25

  • Kirk Cousins: “We won the game and that’s all that matters”

    SKOR North "The Washington football team arrived at U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday night as 16.5-point underdogs against the Vikings and with seemingly little chance for an upset playing an opponent that had won three consecutive games. Washington’s only victory of the season had come against a team..." October 25

  • Stefon Diggs passes Randy Moss in Vikings’ record books

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs voiced his pleasure earlier this season over a lack of opportunities. Now quarterback Kirk Cousins is feeding him the football and Diggs is breaking Randy Moss’ records in the process. Diggs came into the game with consecutive..." October 25

  • Vikings' Dalvin Cook: Nice to run 'down their throats' "In a game in which the Minnesota Vikings racked up yards yet didn't score a ton of points, it was fitting Dalvin Cook was the only man to reach pay dirt Thursday night against the Washington Redskins in the 19-9 victory. The workhorse running..." October 25