SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have activated linebacker Dre Greenlaw off injured reserve to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Greenlaw injured his groin in the season opener and was on injured reserve until being activated on Saturday.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers found themselves in similar predicaments a few weeks ago after seasons that began with high hopes saw both teams struggling at the midpoint.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have made mental health support an organizational priority, an investment that only became more important with Everson Griffen's frightening experience three years ago.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings placed defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson on the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday, further testing their depth on the defensive line.
Tomlinson has started all 10 games in his first season with the Vikings (5-5), after leaving the New York Giants to sign with them as a free agent.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his ailing toe might not get as much protection as usual for the rest of the season.
The Packers’ 34-31 loss to the Minnesota Vikings became doubly painful with the news Monday that Elgton Jenkins would miss the remainder of the season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Joseph made a 29-yard field goal as time expired to give the Minnesota Vikings a 34-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, finishing a classic back-and-forth with Aaron Rodgers by making sure the three-time NFL MVP didn’t get to touch the ball last.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much to coach Mike Zimmer's consternation, the Minnesota Vikings have made quite the habit of these white-knuckle, high-stress finishes.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson will practice this week with an opportunity to play against NFC-leading Green Bay, after missing the past three games with a hamstring injury.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers may be missing a pair of important defensive players going into Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after linemen Joey Bosa and Jerry Tillery entered the league's reserve/COVID-19 protocol on Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With their window tightening for playoff contention, the Minnesota Vikings finally won a close game against a winning team by simply letting loose.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — When Justin Herbert and rookie head coach Brandon Staley won four of their first five games together, the Los Angeles Chargers appeared to be at the start of something special.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Mike Zimmer said earlier in the week that his Minnesota Vikings still had plenty of fight. On Sunday they proved it, and possibly put their season back on track.
The Vikings bounced back from two straight close losses and one of the most tumultuous weeks of Zimmer's eight-season tenure with a 27-20 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Linebacker Kenneth Murray Jr. was activated off injured reserve by the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday. The team placed cornerback Ryan Smith on injured reserve in a corresponding move as well as activating linebacker Cole Christiansen, wide receiver Maurice Ffrench and cornerback Kiondre Thomas for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If anyone can relate to the frustration the Minnesota Vikings are feeling with their recent spate of close losses, it is the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Vikings come into Sunday's game with a 3-5 mark.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Trying to fix a porous run defense is challenging enough in the middle of a season. The Los Angeles Chargers are looking for ways to improve while facing some of the top running backs in the league.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been operating this week under the NFL's intensive virus protocols, as five players remained on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday and one had to be hospitalized with a breathing trouble.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, facing a personal injury lawsuit from a former girlfriend for allegedly assaulting her during an altercation at his home last year, maintained Wednesday he was the victim in the fight.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star Dalvin Cook is facing a lawsuit from a former girlfriend for alleged assault, battery and false imprisonment for a year-ago altercation at his home, the Star Tribune reported Tuesday, and the fifth-year running back is accusing the woman of assaulting and extorting him.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — A deep pass to Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook’s longest run of the season had the Minnesota Vikings sitting with a 14-3 lead at Baltimore on Sunday.
Much like the rest of the season, the early success couldn’t sustain Minnesota.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings used a series of big plays to charge to a 14-point lead, an advantage due in part to the play of a defense that prevented versatile Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson from getting comfortable in the pocket or running with any measure of success.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Justin Tucker's job was much easier for this game-winning kick.
No need to set an NFL record — although he still felt the usual nerves with victory on the line.
“Every single time, it doesn't matter if it's a PAT in the first quarter or the game-winning field goal, whether it's a 36-yarder or a 66-yarder, it's always about managing your feelings and managing your emotions,” Tucker said.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have promoted tackle Cedric Ogbuehi from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
The team announced the move Saturday, a day before the Ravens host the Minnesota Vikings.
The last time the Minnesota Vikings played at Baltimore was eight years ago — yet Ravens coach John Harbaugh can still recall many of the details vividly.
“I remember getting the lead with like two minutes left and thinking it's OK.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For all their setbacks over the first six weeks, whether self-inflicted or unlucky, the Minnesota Vikings emerged from their bye in a favorable position.
They were settled to play Dallas in their cacophonous stadium Sunday for their first prime-time game since before the pandemic.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter will miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle, a devastating loss of the team's best pass rusher for the second straight year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cooper Rush's first NFL start was a statement victory for the surging Dallas Cowboys with starting quarterback Dak Prescott stuck on the sideline.
With every opportunity to outlast the fill-in for the first-place team on the other side, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings withered down the stretch.
Rested and ready to light up the scoreboard.
That's what the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings bring to Sunday night's prime-time matchup.
“This is a big game for us," Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson says.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos acquired pass rusher Stephen Weatherly in a trade Saturday with the Minnesota Vikings.
Weatherly was playing sparingly at defensive end for the Vikings after re-signing with them this year, behind Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen and D.J.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL season has already featured 22 games with a winning score in either the final minute of regulation or in overtime, the highest six-week total in history.
The Minnesota Vikings, for all their problems and setbacks, have been able to play right along with the rest of the clutch teams in the league.
When he celebrated a touchdown run at Chicago on Sunday by shouting to the crowd, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have been selling his team short.
Rodgers yelled, “I still own you!” to the Bears fans at Solder Field.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Kirk Cousins rolled to the right out on third down in overtime of a game the Minnesota Vikings badly needed to win, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen were covered.
K.J. Osborn was open on a crossing route, so Cousins delivered a difficult throw on the run and off balance.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson was placed on injured reserve on Monday after hurting his hamstring against Carolina and must miss a minimum of three games.
Coach Mike Zimmer said the injury was not believed to be season-ending, so the 11-year veteran Peterson will be expected to return at some point during the second half of the schedule.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he wants his team to find a killer instinct.
For now, he’s happy to settle for another win.
The Vikings (3-3) squandered an 11-point lead in the final 4:41 of regulation, then got a 27-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to K.J.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — So much for the Minnesota Vikings' second-half scoring woes.
Kirk Cousins threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the league's top-ranked pass defense, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to K.J.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have placed running back Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve, meaning he will miss at least the next three games with a hamstring injury.
McCaffrey already has missed two games, both Carolina losses.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The game between the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers on Sunday might just come down to who can score a touchdown in the second half.
Both teams have struggled coming out of the locker room at halftime this year.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said running back Christian McCaffrey is “50-50” for Carolina's game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
McCaffrey has missed Carolina’s last two games with a hamstring injury.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After Greg Joseph’s game-winning field goal went through the uprights on Sunday, euphoria overcame the Minnesota Vikings.
Teammates lifted Joseph on their shoulders as they celebrated the 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions.
DETROIT (AP) — Dan Campbell wasn't nearly as emotional Monday afternoon as he had been after his Detroit Lions lost 19-17 to the Minnesota Vikings on another last-second field goal.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Zimmer has seen enough game-deciding kicks in eight years as coach of the Minnesota Vikings, with outcomes more often than not favoring the other team, that he usually turns away.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have found no more reliable remedy for their problems than the Detroit Lions, the team they have defeated by far more than any other over their 60-plus years in the NFL.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr has been cleared to rejoin the Minnesota Vikings, putting the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker back in action after an 18-game absence and giving a lagging defense a valued asset.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings made a major investment in their defense for this year, badly needing better fortification against the run.
Most of their newcomers have played well. The results haven't yet followed suit.
CLEVELAND (AP) — There figured to be an adjustment period for Cleveland's rebuilt defense, necessary time for so many new players to mesh — a work in progress.
Well, it may be over.
For the second straight week, the Browns' defense dominated during an old-school 14-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in coach Kevin Stefanski's return to his pro football roots on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Needing one big play downfield to stall the Cleveland pass rush and potentially come back to steal a win against the Browns, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins lofted a deep pass to Adam Thielen in the fourth quarter.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After winning the NFL's Coach of the Year award in his first season with Cleveland, Kevin Stefanski now has a victory over his old team in Minnesota to highlight the start of his second year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After two narrow losses to start the season, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings found a foolproof way to avoid the type of harrowing finish that has haunted them more often than not.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings haven't given up on Greg Joseph. He said he's still confident in himself, too.
After a second straight excruciating loss, thanks to the latest miss on a late-game kick for this seemingly star-crossed franchise, the Vikings have some heavy lifting to do to keep their season from veering off track like Joseph's 37-yard field-goal try that went wide right in Arizona.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings put together a near-perfect final drive, picking their way down the field while managing the clock so they would get the final play of a wild game in the desert.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's Jordan Hicks didn't dare turn around as Minnesota's potential game-winning field goal floated toward the uprights. Instead, he watched the videoboard for a moment and then locked eyes with Ezekial Turner, who had been knocked to the turf, his expression slowly turning to disbelief.