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3 things the Vikings need to improve heading into Week 7 Even with a very convincing win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings weren't perfect. What are three things they can improve for Week 7? Las…

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 174 Myles Gorham and Yinka Ayinde join Jayson Brown to discuss the new and improved Kirk Cousins. This is Part 1 of a 2-part podcast. Myles Gorham is featured in this episode and Yinka Ayinde will be featured in Part 2. New and Improved Kirk Cousins. Kirk Cousins is ballin!

Four 2020 draft prospects for the Vikings to watch in Week 8 During all of this weekend's college football games, which 2020 NFL Draft prospects should Minnesota Vikings fans be keeping an eye on? The college footbal…

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 18th, 2019 In the noonecaresaboutyourfantasyfootballteam news I'm out of both Daily Norseman Survival Leagues as of last weekend, @thanks Cowboys and [email protected]; to add insult to injury I also lost my match up in the Open Thread Fantasy Football League pushing me to 6th place.

Minnesota Vikings: 2 major X-Factors for Week 7 against the Lions Heading into their Week 7 matchup against the Detroit Lions, here are two major X-Factors for the Minnesota Vikings.

Dakota Dozier finds Vikings to his liking His start at Green Bay was his first after signing as a free agent from the New York Jets this past offseason. "I was very excited, any opportunity to get a chance to play is awesome, especially at Lambeau Field," he said.

Daily Norseman FanPulse: Would you look at that? A second straight upward move!

Kirk Cousins wins FedEx Air Player of the Week Award! On Thursday, the folks from FedEx announced that Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins had been named the winner of their Air Player of the Week Award for Week 6 of the NFL season. Cousins had been nominated for his outstanding performance in the Vikings' 38-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles this past Sunday.

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Kirk Cousins wins award for his performance in Week 6 After throwing for four touchdowns and over 300 yards last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback has been named the Fed…

Lions like quick turnaround to face Vikings after tough loss DETROIT - The Detroit Lions are thankful they have a short week to prepare to play Minnesota in a possibly pivotal NFC North matchup. A quick turnaround gave the Lions less time to lament critical calls that didn't go their way on Monday night in a loss at Green Bay.

Vikings expect Lions to try clamping down on Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen Detroit's Matt Patricia favors aggressive man-to-man coverage on star wide receivers. The Vikings' Stefon Diggs says he relishes the challenge.

3 Keys the Vikings Offense Can Carry Into Detroit Three things that the Minnesota Vikings offense can carryover from their week 6 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Vikings tackle Riley Reiff expected to play against the Lions on Sunday Reiff, the former Lions tackle drafted in 2012's first round, was sidelined Wednesday because of an ankle injury suffered against the Eagles. Reiff will make his 15th straight start for the Vikings. He was officially listed as limited after taking his place next to left guard Pat Elflein at the start of Thursday's practice.

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has become a good blocker, though not by choice For Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, the first six games of the season haven't gone as planned. In his ninth year with the Vikings, the 2011 second-round draft pick is on pace for career lows in targets, receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. Numbers that are only rivaled by 2014, when injuries limited him to nine games and 24 receptions.

Vikings players on board with California law allowing college athletes to trade on image Gavin Newsom last month signed off on a law that when it goes into effect will allow the state's college athletes to earn money from endorsements and hire agents. Vikings defensive lineman Stephen Weatherly called that another step in the right direction for athletes who have helped make college football a billion-dollar industry.

Lions' pass protection has improved, but they haven't faced the Vikings yet Lions quarterback Matt Stafford was sacked 40 times last season, something Detroit seems to have fixed this season. On the other hand, the Lions play the Vikings for the first time this season on Sunday at Ford Field. So, we'll see. Stafford has been taken down only 10 times in five games so far.

'Not Your Mascot' Rally Planned At The Commons To Speak Out Against Washington NFL Team's Name "Five years ago, we gathered outside TCF Bank Stadium to encourage the retirement of the Washington NFL team name," Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin said. "Since then, nothing has changed."

Purple Reign Vikings Forecast - Week 7 With midseason fast approaching, I thought it'd be fun to test out a new Vikings segment. Being that I'm the founder of Purple Reign News, it was only fitting that I play homage to that and name this the Purple Reign Vikings Forecast.

Vikings Thursday Injury Report: Reiff returns A big part of the o-line took a step towards playing Sunday.

Vikings T Riley Reiff limited in Thursday's practice After missing Wednesday's practice, Vikings starting left tackle Riley Reiff was limited on Thursday. This is obviously a good sign for his chances to play on Sunday against the Lions. Linebacker Kentrell Brothers and guard Josh Kline were also limited.

Harrison Smith: 'We still focus on stopping the run' Vikings safety Harrison Smith says whether they win or lose, there's always something to learn from how they play.

Kirk Cousins wins FedEx Air Player of the Week After throwing for 333 yards and four touchdowns in last week's win over the Eagles, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been named the FedEx Air Player of the Week. Cousins has been on quite the run as of late, throwing for 639 yards and six touchdowns over the last two weeks.

Culture of NFL officiating is the problem, ex-official says Of course, in defense of the Vikings' gushing praise, only the finest of lines separates what could have been a 3-1-1 first-place Lions team and the actual 2-2-1 last-place Lions team the Vikings will face at Ford Field on Sunday. Yes, Detroit settled for five field goals in Monday's 23-22 loss at Green Bay.

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