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Vikings game at Texans still on for Sunday amid COVID-19 concerns

Facility to open back up Thursday

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) The Minnesota Vikings game at the Houston Texans scheduled for Sunday is still on as planned, as of Wednesday morning, according to Texans coach Bill O’Brien. Speaking with Minnesota reporters Wednesday morning via Zoom, O’Brien said he’s been told by NFL officials to be ready to play Sunday. That comes after news that three Tennessee Titans…

Vikings LB Anthony Barr out for season with torn pectoral muscle

Placed on season-ending IR

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings are off to an 0-2 start, and they’ll be without one of their top defensive players for the rest of the season. Mike Zimmer confirmed Monday that linebacker Anthony Barr will be placed on injured reserve after tearing his pectoral muscle. Barr played 16 snaps on defense and didn’t record a tackle in Sunday’s 28-11…

Vikings WR Thielen, Colts CB Rhodes, Reunite in Week Two Match-Up

Both joined Vikings in same year

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings  receiver  Adam Thielen is coming off a two touchdown, 110 yard receiving performance in week one. Those numbers lead the team, however,  week two presents a much different test going up against someone very familiar  with his game in former teammate, corner back Xavier Rhodes. Before signing with the Indianapolis Colts — Rhodes spent his first…

Fans Gather for Sunday Football at The Lights in West Fargo

Although fans can't watch the game in person in Minneapolis, they're still enjoying it right here in town

WEST FARGO, N.D. — With no fans allowed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first NFL Sunday of the season was less than ideal for football fans in the area. “Definitely disappointed, but I think with everything going on, there’s also a way to look at the bright side of things and be able to get out into your own…

Vikings to honor George Floyd, family at Sunday’s home opener against Packers

Game kicks off at noon form U.S. Bank Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) The Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to open the 2020 regular season at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the team announced Friday its plans to address racism and social injustice. The family of George Floyd will be at U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s game and will be recognized pregame following the performance of…

Vikings Defense Welcoming Challenge of Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers Week One

Packers beat the Vikings in both meetings last season

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — There was only team in the NFC North the Minnesota Vikings went winless against in 2019 and that was the Green Bay Packers, taking the chances of winning the division away. Both sides kick it off in six days time to start each of their new campaigns.. What makes this match-up tough is two-time MVP, quarterback Aaron…

‘If I die, I die:’ Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has ‘survival of the fittest’ approach to COVID-19

(FOX 9) – Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said he is taking a “survival of the fittest” personal approach to the coronavirus, even if it kills him. In a recent interview on Spotify’s “10 Questions With Kyle Brandt” podcast, Cousins said, “If I die, I die. I kind of have peace about that.” He also shared his opinion on masks. “If 1 is the…

Thielen, Cousins Looking for Continued Success on Field in Year Three Together

Thielen has 15 touchdowns from Cousins

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — It may be hard to believe. The Minnesota Vikings’ season opener is less than two weeks away. Receiver Adam Thielen returns for his 7th season with the franchise — and the third season catching passes from Kirk Cousins. The quarterback has looked the 2-time pro bowler’s way 201 times and have connected on 15 touchdowns over the…

Vikings trade 2 draft choices for Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue

Trade two future draft picks to Jacksonville

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) The Minnesota Vikings added a top end pass rusher to play opposite Danielle Hunter on Monday, announcing they’ve acquired Yannick Ngakoue from the Jacksonville Jaguars for two future draft choices. In return, the Vikings send the Jaguars their 2021 second round pick, and a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Ngakoue will occupy the…