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Dalvin Cook “came out healthy” on Sunday

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook wasn’t on the field for the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 20-7 win over the Lions, but it wasn’t because of the chest injury he was dealing with in the days leading up to the game. Cook sat because the Vikings had a comfortable lead and a capable option to close [more]

Matt Patricia believes Lions are better than record says they are

Bill Parcells coined a saying that’s become a familiar part of the football lexicon when he said that “you are what your record says you are” during his coaching career. The record says that the Lions aren’t a good football team this year. They fell to 3-9-1 by extending their losing streak to six games [more]

Danielle Hunter praises Minnesota’s offensive line

With three sacks on Sunday, Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter became the youngest player in NFL history to rack up 50. After the game, he was more interested in spreading the praise around. The biggest recipient of his praise was the offensive unit that tends to be the most overlooked when the offensive is playing [more]

Vikings dominate hapless Lions

In his debut on Thanksgiving, Lions undrafted rookie quarterback David Blough looked decent. Today in Minnesota, not so much. The Lions couldn’t do anything offensively, needing a garbage-time touchdown to avoid a shutout in a 20-7 loss to the Vikings. Blough wasn’t very good but he also didn’t get much help from his teammates, while [more]

Week 14 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Lions at Vikings Lions: CB Jamal Agnew, QB Matthew Stafford, DL Da'shawn Hand, DL Austin Bryant, [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Bears 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]

Dalvin Cook will play Sunday against the Lions

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will play Sunday as the team did not give him a designation. Cook left Monday night’s game after taking a shot to the chest against the Seahawks. He played 24 of the 54 snaps. “I don’t think this thing can get any worse,” Cook said earlier this week, via Courtney [more]

Matthew Stafford still out for Lions

Matthew Stafford‘s back injury is going to keep him out for a fifth straight game. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions quarterback is out again for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, as is defensive end Da'shawn Hand. Stafford said this week the injury was  nothing that would hamper him in 2020, [more]

Adam Thielen doubtful for Sunday

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen is set to miss another game on Sunday. Thielen is officially doubtful on the Vikings’ injury report for Sunday’s game against the Lions. That’s no surprise: Thielen hasn’t been practicing while he rests his injured hamstring, and the Vikings are highly likely to beat the Lions whether Thielen is available [more]

Still no Adam Thielen at Vikings practice

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer mentioned the possibility that Adam Thielen‘s hamstring might be better today. (Narrator voice: It was not better today.) Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings wide receiver is not practicing today. That makes it likely that he’s going to miss his fourth straight game because of the [more]

Mike Zimmer: “No sense to push it” with Adam Thielen’s hamstring

The Vikings know they need Adam Thielen, and there’s a general sense that he’s getting closer to being well. But the lack of concrete timeline makes it a difficult topic for them to discuss. Via Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the wide receiver hasn’t suffered a setback with [more]

Dalvin Cook limited, but Zimmer says he’s playing

The Vikings don’t know when they’ll get wide receiver Adam Thielen back on the field, but they’re pretty confident about their leading rusher. Via Chris Tomasson on the St. Paul Pioneer Press, running back Dalvin Cook was limited in practice for the second straight day with a chest injury. But coach Mike Zimmer said he [more]

Adam Thielen, Riley Reiff not practicing for Vikings

Wide receiver Adam Thielen and left tackle Riley Rieff were listed as non-participants in Wednesday’s practice, although that was only a walkthrough so their participation level in an actual practice was an estimation. Thursday brought an actual practice, but no change in the status for either player. Thielen remains out with the hamstring injury that’s [more]

Adam Thielen’s hamstring seems to be regressing, again

Last week, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen was participating in practice and possibly on track to play on Monday night. Then, on Sunday, he abruptly was ruled out for Monday night’s game in Seattle. Then, on Wednesday, the Vikings said that Thielen wouldn’t have practiced at all, if they’d had more than a walk through. The [more]

Dalvin Cook: “I’ll be out there Sunday”

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook exited Monday night’s game in the second half, with what was characterized as a shoulder injury but that apparently was an aggravation of his pre-existing chest injury and what may be an injury involving his clavicle. Whatever it is, Cook says he’ll be back in action on Sunday against the [more]

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