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Vikings force seven turnovers in 39-10 win over Chargers

The Vikings are one step closer to a playoff berth and their defense has a lot to do with it. Vikings defenders forced seven turnovers during Sunday’s 39-10 win over the Chargers. The victory pushed the Vikings to 10-4 on the season and leaves them on the doorstep of the postseason with a Week 16 [more]

Vikings pulling away from Chargers in fourth quarter

The Vikings lost running back Dalvin Cook to a shoulder injury, but that hasn’t slowed down their offense. Mike Boone ran for an eight-yard touchdown to cap a seven-play, 85-yard touchdown drive early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chargers. The extra point extended their lead to 32-10 and leaves them within [more]

Dalvin Cook out with shoulder injury

The Vikings extended their lead to 22-10 early in the third quarter, but they lost a key piece of their offense in the process. Running back Dalvin Cook injured his shoulder and has been ruled out of the game after a visit to the blue medical tent on the sideline. Alexander Mattison is inactive this [more]

Vikings up 19-10 after fumble return for touchdown

A wild final two minutes of the first half in Los Angeles ended with the Vikings ahead of the Chargers 19-10. Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter stripped Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers of the football on a sack and Ifeadi Odenigbo returned it 56 yards for a touchdown. The play was a major momentum shifter because [more]

Vikings out to quick lead over Chargers

The Vikings offense was in better shape than their kicking game to start Sunday’s game in Los Angeles. Minnesota drove 75 yards in 10 plays and took a 6-0 lead over the Chargers on a one-yard touchdown pass to tight end Irv Smith. Dan Bailey‘s extra point went off the upright, so they weren’t able [more]

Xavier Rhodes, Bisi Johnson active for Vikings

The Vikings listed two players as questionable on Friday’s injury report and both of them got the green light to face the Chargers on Sunday. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver Bisi Johnson are both active for the Week 15 game. Rhodes has been bothered by an ankle injury during a rocky season. Johnson has been [more]

Mike Williams fined for goal post dunk

Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams made a sensational touchdown catch on Sunday, but the NFL decided he was too boisterous with his celebration. Williams was fined $14,037 for dunking the ball over the goal post after he scored the touchdown. The celebration also got Williams a 15-yard penalty. The NFL has cracked down on dunking [more]

Will Vikings fans overrun L.A.’s other stadium?

When the Vikings played the Rams at the L.A. Coliseum in 2018, plenty of Minnesota fans showed up. An even greater concentration is expected on Sunday, when the Vikings return to Los Angeles to play in the other football venue — a 27,000-seat soccer stadium in which the Chargers will play two more games before [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Ravens and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Adam Thielen off Vikings injury report, Xavier Rhodes questionable for Sunday

The signs pointed toward Adam Thielen returning to the Vikings lineup throughout the week and nothing changed on Friday. Thielen was not given an injury designation for Sunday’s game against the Chargers, which means he’s set to play this weekend. Thielen has been sidelined for the last four games by a hamstring injury that he [more]

Adam Thielen practices again for Vikings

The Vikings face a stiff challenge on Sunday at L.A., against the Chargers. They may be getting receiver Adam Thielen back for the game. Thielen practiced on a limited basis on Thursday, his second practice of the week. He injured a hamstring in Week Seven against the Lions, and he tried to return two weeks [more]

NFL announces nominees for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

The NFL has announced this year’s nominees for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award given each year to a player based on their philanthropic and community work. There’s one nominee per team, each of whom will receive a donation of up to $50,000 to a charity of their choice. The winner of the [more]

Ryan Tannehill, Austin Ekeler are the #PFTPM players of the week

Technical difficulties delayed the Week 14 awards edition of #PFTPM by a day. So we did it today, giving those who deserve recognition their satisfaction (but no trophy or cash prize) a bit later than usual. The two players of the week for the most recent week that was are Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill and [more]

Adam Thielen practicing with Vikings Wednesday

Wide receiver Adam Thielen‘s practice week got off to a good start on Wednesday. Thielen didn’t practice at all last week and missed his fourth straight game on Sunday, but this week has gotten off to a better start. Per multiple reports from the portion of practice open to the media, Thielen is practicing as [more]

Philip Rivers gave Yannick Ngakoue an earful, literally

Earlier this year, in-game audio emerged of Jets quarterback Sam Darnold seeing ghosts. Now, in-game audio has surfaced of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers screaming like a banshee. It happened in Jacksonville, after Rivers connected with running back Austin Ekeler on what would become an 84-yard touchown on third and 10. Rivers ended up on the [more]

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