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Mike Zimmer: Cameron Dantzler will be “talked to” about cryptic tweet

Vikings defensive back Cameron Dantzler appear frustrated after the team’s victory over the Seahawks. He played only nine special teams snaps Sunday and sounded off about his role afterward. “I’m tired of biting my tongue about this whole situation fr. . . .,” Dantzler wrote. He deleted the tweet within minutes but not before it [more]

Myles Garrett: We expected to see Justin Fields move out of the pocket more

The Browns sacked rookie quarterback Justin Fields nine times on Sunday. Making the impressive accomplishment somewhat easier was the fact that the Bears didn’t make maximum use of Fields’s ability to run away from pressure. “We thought they were gonna roll out a bit more, kind of move the pocket,” Garrett told PFT by phone [more]

Mike Zimmer: Sunday was best offensive performance since I became Vikings head coach

The Vikings went into Sunday’s game against the Seahawks without running back Dalvin Cook, but his absence didn’t stop them from thriving offensively. Kirk Cousins threw for 323 yards, Alexander Mattison ran for 112, and the Vikings scored points on six of their eight possessions during a 30-17 win over the Seahawks. After the game, [more]

Vikings roll over Seahawks 30-17 for first win

After losing their season opener on a field goal in overtime and their second game on a missed last-second field goal, the Vikings made sure the final play didn’t come down to a field goal. Minnesota dominated the Seahawks 30-17 on Sunday. It was the Vikings’ first victory over the Seahawks since Nov. 22, 2009, [more]

Kirk Cousins has three TDs, Vikings lead Seattle 21-17 at halftime

Kirk Cousins threw three first-half touchdowns, giving the Vikings a 21-17 lead over the Seahawks at halftime. He threw a 7-yard touchdown to Tyler Conklin, a 15-yarder to Adam Thielen and his 3-yarder to Justin Jefferson happened with 16 seconds left in the first half. Cousins is 16-of-20 for 185 yards. Alexander Mattison, subbing for [more]

Marquise Blair inactive after injuring knee during warmups

Safety Marquise Blair was a surprise scratch for the Seahawks. Seahawks Radio, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, reports Blair injured a knee during warmups. John Reid, who was expected to be inactive, is dressed. He could serve as the backup nickel today. Defensive end Benson Mayowa, who was questionable with a neck injury, [more]

Dalvin Cook officially out for Vikings

The Vikings’ bid to avoid an 0-3 start will take place without running back Dalvin Cook. Word on Sunday morning was that Cook would miss Sunday’s game against the Seahawks due to the ankle injury that kept him out of practice all week. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer indicated early in the week that Cook [more]

Jaguars get 109-yard return of short field goal to take lead at half

A former college coach who said that every game at the NFL level is like playing Alabama took a page out of the Auburn playbook (in the Iron Bowl against Alabama) to take a halftime lead against Arizona. Cardinals kicker Matt Prater came up short on a 68-yard field goal attempt just before the half [more]

Report: Dalvin Cook unlikely to play against Seahawks

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said on Friday that running back Dalvin Cook was “doing much better” and that Cook could play despite being listed as a non-participant in practice all week with an ankle injury. Cook was listed as questionable and a report on Sunday morning puts him on the wrong side of that [more]

John Randle, Kevin Williams want a Purple People Eaters statue in Minnesota

John Randle and Kevin Williams were part of a great Vikings defensive line, but it’s a defensive line that came before them they’d like to see get a special honor outside the Vikings’ stadium. Randle and Williams told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press that they think a statue of the Purple People Eaters, the [more]

Vikings sign Ameer Abdullah to 53-man roster

After visiting the active roster in each of the first two weeks as a member of the practice squad, running back Ameer Abdullah has returned as a full-fledged member. The Vikings has announced that Abdullah has been signed to the 53-man roster on Saturday. To create a spot, the Vikings waived tackle Blake Brandel. Also, [more]

NFL Week Three injury report roundup: Quarterback injuries will impact several games

Week Three of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by Carolina 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 injury [more]

Mike Zimmer: Dalvin Cook is “doing much better”

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expressed some optimism on Friday afternoon about running back Dalvin Cook playing on Sunday against the Seahawks. Zimmer said that Cook is “doing much better” and got some work in today after not practicing at all on Wednesday or Thursday because of an ankle injury. Asked if he thinks a running [more]

Dalvin Cook out of practice again Friday

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook said earlier this week that he’s good to go for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, but his practice workload suggests there may be some doubt about his ability to play. Cook missed the first two days of practice this week with an ankle injury and he remained off the field [more]

Harrison Hand activated from COVID-19 reserve list

Vikings cornerback Harrison Hand‘s stay on the COVID-19 reserve list turned out to be a brief one. Hand was placed on the list Wednesday, but the team announced on Friday that he has been activated. The timing suggests that Hand is vaccinated and has had two negative COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart as any other [more]

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