Minnesota Sports News and Rumors

Craig: Vikings offensive line down to bare minimum

Craig: Vikings offensive line down to bare minimum

startribune.com Updated 3 hours ago
Two injuries left the O-line one away from tight end Rhett Ellison playing some offensive tackle Sunday.
Upvote Share Tweet
  • The one-year anniversary of the Josh Freeman Game: An oral hist…

    The one-year anniversary of the Josh Freeman Game: An oral history

    startribune.com 11 hours ago
    One year ago today, a group gathered at Legends Bar and Grill in Minneapolis to watch the Monday Night Football game between the Vikings and Giants. The impetus for the gathering, aside from camaraderie, was a mixture of curiosity and real excitement fo…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • ‘Wolves Exhibition Struggles With Ricky Rubio On Bench Suggest …

    ‘Wolves Exhibition Struggles With Ricky Rubio On Bench Suggest His Value

    dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    We know what you’re thinking: What team wouldn’t struggle without its starting point guard on the floor during preseason play? And while there’s certainly merit to that assessment, it belies specific context that’s so important to the present and future…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    ESPN.com startribune.com 13 hours ago
    MINNEAPOLIS -- For 57 minutes, the Minnesota Vikings put together what would have stood up as their best defensive performance of the season, if not for what happened in the game's final three minutes. The Vikings had forced four turnovers, sacked Kyle …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • 10 Bold Predictions for Wolves Season

    10 Bold Predictions for Wolves Season

    howlintwolf.com 16 hours ago
    The 2014-2015 season has tons of storylines for the Wolves. How are they going to cope without the league’s best power forward to rely on any more? How are all the rookies going to react being thrown into some big minutes early on? How are the rotations…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Vikings looking for long st…

    Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Vikings looking for long stops, new spot for Harris and more

    startribune.com 18 hours ago
    Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — Mike Zimmer’s defense is still looking for a way to get off the field in key spots. — Zimmer said he wishes that he had called a …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Chip Scoggins: Gophers QB Leidner finds a mentor in Vikings' Ha…

    Chip Scoggins: Gophers QB Leidner finds a mentor in Vikings' Harnish

    startribune.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    Chandler Harnish has imparted his knowledge of Jerry Kill’s offense to Mitch Leidner.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Cranes swinging day and night on new Vikings stadium

    Cranes swinging day and night on new Vikings stadium

    startribune.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    Workers have no downtime as they hustle to meet deadline.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Mike Zimmer: 'My expectations have not changed whatsoever'

    Mike Zimmer: 'My expectations have not changed whatsoever'

    ESPN.com startribune.com nytimes.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As he stepped to the podium for his postgame news conference in Buffalo on Sunday, following a 17-16 last-minute loss in a game he coached while fighting off pain from kidney stones, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer looked as d…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Vikings players not pleased with 2-5 start

    Vikings players not pleased with 2-5 start

    startribune.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    Vikings players aren't happy with the team's 2-5 start, but still believe they can turn things around.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • More Evidence Zach LaVine Should Be In Dunk Contest (Video)

    More Evidence Zach LaVine Should Be In Dunk Contest (Video)

    dimemag.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    As part of Minnesota Timberwolves fans’ #EyesOnTheRise campaign, the team’s PR Twitter account sent out a vine video of UCLA rookie Zach LaVine showing off his hops…yet again. One half of the self-dubbed Bounce Brothers, it’s clear LaVine needs to be in…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Take a sneak peek inside the new Vikings stadium

    Take a sneak peek inside the new Vikings stadium

    startribune.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    Go behind the scenes of the Vikings stadium construction.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Access Vikings: Take a timeout or not

    Access Vikings: Take a timeout or not

    startribune.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    The Vikings lost to the Bills on a last-second play that has coach Mike Zimmer questioning if he should have taken a timeout as the clock ticked down.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Timberwolves waive center Fesenko

    Timberwolves waive center Fesenko

    nba.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived Ukrainian center Kyrylo Fesenko.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Sullivan (concussion) not cleared, Ducasse (knee) to get MRI

    Sullivan (concussion) not cleared, Ducasse (knee) to get MRI

    startribune.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    Vikings center John Sullivan will go through the concussion protocol this week, while guard Vladimir Ducasse will receive an MRI on his knee after both suffered injuries on the same play in the 17-16 loss to the Bills on Sunday. Both left with less than…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • As bad as it is for the Vikings, at least they aren't the Bears

    As bad as it is for the Vikings, at least they aren't the Bears

    startribune.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    With Green Bay presumably still trying to figure out how to play defense and the Lions projected to be the Lions, a decent handful of folks thought the Bears would be the class of the NFC North this season — or at least contend for the division title. I…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Vikings still miffed about fourth-and-20 play

    Vikings still miffed about fourth-and-20 play

    ESPN.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Of the 15 plays the Buffalo Bills used to cover 80 yards and score their final touchdown in a 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, there's unequivocally one the Vikings wish they could have back. "Fourth-and-20,&qu…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Backup Mike Harris hadn't played guard 'since Pop Warner, 10 ye…

    Backup Mike Harris hadn't played guard 'since Pop Warner, 10 years old'

    startribune.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    To say Vikings backup tackle Mike Harris was unprepared to play right guard in a pinch in Sunday’s game at Buffalo is a bit of an understatement. “I never played played guard,” he said. “Ever.” Surely, Harris has gotten some practice reps at guard. You …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Fred Jackson hopes to return from groin injury within a month

    Fred Jackson hopes to return from groin injury within a month

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    Fred Jackson was one of two Bills running backs to leave Sunday’s 17-16 win over the Vikings with an injury, but the outlook for his injured groin is better than the one C.J. Spiller got for a broken collarbone. Spiller is expected to miss the remainder…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • PFT Live: Bills talk with Tim Graham, Jaguars talk with Mike De…

    PFT Live: Bills talk with Tim Graham, Jaguars talk with Mike Dempsey

    profootballtalk.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    The Bills won in thrilling fashion on Sunday when Kyle Orton hit Sammy Watkins for a touchdown just before time expired to lift Buffalo to a 17-16 victory over the Vikings. On Monday’s edition of PFT Live, we’ll talk about that contest with Tim Graham o…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Teddy will need big brain to be above-average

    Teddy will need big brain to be above-average

    startribune.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    Miami's Ryan Tannehill is an average NFL starter, if you want to be generous. Will Bridgewater pass that standard Year 3, without the same physical gifts?
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    WR Sammy Watkins was the best thing about the Bills offense against the Vikings. Dolphins cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan had a strong day against the Bears. The Patriots’ shaky offensive line has gotten some assistance from veterans in r…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Game Balls: Minnesota at Buffalo 01:31

    Game Balls: Minnesota at Buffalo

    Oct 19
    Bills reporter Mike Rodak's game ball goes to cornerback Leodis McKelvin, who had two interceptions of Teddy Bridgewater to give him four on the season, a career high. Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen gets the nod from Ben Goessling.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Bills Recap 02:40

    Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Bills Recap

    Oct 19
    Jim Basquil and Merril Hodge break down the Bills' 17-16 win over the Vikings.
  • Video - Jackson, Spiller Injured In Win 01:10

    Jackson, Spiller Injured In Win

    Oct 19
    RB C.J. Spiller and RB Fred Jackson were both injured, but Kyle Orton hit Sammy Watkins for a touchdown with one second to play in the Bills' 17-16 win over the Vikings.
  • Video - Week 7: Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills highlights 01:46

    Week 7: Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills highlights

    Oct 19
    Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins hauled in 2 touchdowns with 122 receiving yards including the game-winning touchdown catch with time expiring as the Bills take down the Vikings 16-17.

Sports Columnists

  • Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extension

    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
  • NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quit

    Oct 21
    The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
  • Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas III

    Oct 21
    The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
  • The Week 7 Mailbag

    Oct 21
    Many of you wrote in Monday to ask about the fumble at the end of Rams-Seahawks, the miscue that infuriated Seattle and had a huge effect on the outcome of the game, a 28-26 St. Louis victory. I spoke to the NFL officiating czar, Dean Blandino, on Monda…