Vikings

Maalouf Out as Special Teams Coordinator with Vikings

Spent two years in the position

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings are making a change..Head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed special teams coordinator Marwan Maalouf’s contract will be not be renewed. The unit struggled all season finishing 21st in the league. Out of 32 teams, the Vikes were 30th in field goal percentage , 31st in field goals made, 29th in punt return yards allowed, 30th in…

Vikings place Thielen on Reserve/Covid-19 List

EAGAN, Minn. – Straight off the Vikings’ heartbreaking 31-28 loss to the Cowboys, Minnesota announced wide receiver Adam Thielen has been placed on the Reserve/Covid-19 list. On its website, the Vikings say “The reserve/COVID-19 list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an…

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…