Adam Thielen practices again for Vikings
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:58:42 +0000
The Vikings face a stiff challenge on Sunday at L.A., against the Chargers. They may be getting receiver Adam Thielen back for the game. Thielen practiced on a limited basis on Thursday, his second practice of the week. He injured a hamstring in Week Seven against the Lions, and he tried to return two weeks [more]
NFL announces nominees for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:34:32 +0000
The NFL has announced this year’s nominees for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award given each year to a player based on their philanthropic and community work. There’s one nominee per team, each of whom will receive a donation of up to $50,000 to a charity of their choice. The winner of the [more]
Adam Thielen practicing with Vikings Wednesday
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 19:28:26 +0000
Wide receiver Adam Thielen‘s practice week got off to a good start on Wednesday. Thielen didn’t practice at all last week and missed his fourth straight game on Sunday, but this week has gotten off to a better start. Per multiple reports from the portion of practice open to the media, Thielen is practicing as [more]
Danielle Hunter is the NFC defensive player of the week
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:44:09 +0000
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter has piled up sacks at a record pace over the first five seasons and he kept it up against the Lions last Sunday. Hunter had three sacks of David Blough in the 20-7 Vikings win and that left him with 12.5 sacks on the year. It also gives him 52.5 [more]
NFC playoff picture: The 49ers get back on top
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:47:34 +0000
There was no change to the six teams in playoff position in the NFC during Week 14, but there was a change to the way they stack up. The 49ers are back in the top seed by virtue of beating the Saints while the Seahawks stumbled to a loss in Los Angeles. The Packers beat [more]
Dalvin Cook “came out healthy” on Sunday
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:57:38 +0000
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
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:03:03 +0000
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
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 01:51:28 +0000
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
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:09:49 +0000
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
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 16:33:30 +0000
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
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 23:47:49 +0000
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
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:46:37 +0000
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
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:09:04 +0000
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
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:47:48 +0000
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
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:25:10 +0000
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]