Impotence and Infighting: Vikings Fall, Will Miss Playoffs

ell, apparently, the powers at be in football heaven were feeling creative this season. With another lackluster offensive performance, one that featured public arguments on the sideline, the Vikings' season ended Sunday with a 24-10 loss to Chicago.

Bears at Vikings: Matchups, Injuries, Predictions in Do-Or-Die Week 17

Nov 18, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports
All the shortfalls, high points, frustrations and excitements of the 2018 season come down to one game Sunday. If the Vikings hold serve at home against the Bears, they are in the playoffs. If they lose, they are likely on the outside...

Grading the NFC Quarterbacks

As the season comes to a close it is fun to look back and assign letter grades to players who often contribute more than what is seen in the stat sheets. Today is one such day, one where we take a look at the NFC quarterbacks and figure out who excelled and who fell flat.

Vikings’ Receiver Depth Has to Step Up

Nov 18, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) tackles Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings' season--and the general impression of the offense--will ultimately come down to Sunday. Unfortunately for them, their opponent still has much to play for and is likely to play to win the whole game. And with the Bears, that starting unit on defense is about as daunting as they come in 2018.

Vikings Give Back During Holiday Season

A season ago, Vikings players traveled across the Twin Cities to bring the holiday spirit to kids in hospital beds. This year, they continued in that tradition while also expanding their seasonal focus to the Boys & Girls in Minnesota.

Bears Home Stretch Playoffs Tracker

As the league roars down the home stretch of the regular season, the Bears eeked out a key victory against the irritant 49ers to keep first-round bye hopes alive. Though the Rams hold the one game advantage, the Bears do have the...

Vikings beat Lions; Set Up Showdown With Bears for Playoff Berth

FORD FIELD, MI – The Minnesota Vikings’ 2018 season finale will be a drama-filled event next Sunday, after picking up a critical road win over the Detroit Lions, 27-9.

Matchup Breakdown: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

The Detroit Lions (5-9) host the Minnesota Vikings (7-6-1) at Ford Field. The Lions have their first losing season since 2015, while the Vikings still have a shot at the playoffs. With two games left could the Lions play spoiler? Detroit Lions: Offensively, the Lions need to...

Vikings at Lions Week 16 Preview: Matchups, Injuries, Prediction

That's right, all three key matchups to watch involve Vikings' offense against Lions' defense. The reason for this is simple. Given the way Minnesota's defense has played of late, plus the number of injuries the Lions have on offense, as well as the general ineffectiveness of said offense, there is reason to believe the Vikings will hold their own defensively. How the game ends up will depend far more on the offense showing up.

Vikings’ Offensive Formula: Balance, Play Action, More Balance

Dec 16, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrates with quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) during the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
An entire season of heavy dependence on Kirk Cousins. Week after week of abandoning the run game, regardless of how well it was working. Consistent public criticism of play-calling by the head coach. All of that seemed to go away on Sunday as the Vikings rolled to 41 points on the back of their rushing attack.

Charting Cousins Week 15: Vikings vs Dolphins

Kirk Cousins filled the Case Keenum role, with low volume but high efficiency, and he added a perfectly thrown 40-yard strike for a touchdown that Keenum would struggle to hit on his best day.

Vikings’ Playoff Path Opening Up

Even big wins do not make it easy for the Vikings. After dismantling the Dolphins at home Sunday, Minnesota was still looking over their shoulder thanks to a couple of wins from other wild card hopefuls.

Vikings Crush Dolphins, 41-17; Maintain Wild Card Lead

Dec 16, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrates a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Vikings’ offensive coordinator, Kevin Stefanski, got his tenure off to an explosive start on Sunday. Even with a few hiccups along the way, the Vikings romped to a 41-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Matchup Breakdown: Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills

The Detroit Lions (5-8) travel to New Era Field as they take on the Buffalo Bills (3-10).Can the Lions maintain momentum and win their second straight game to keep their playoff hopes alive? Let's take a look. Detroit Lions: Offensively, running back...

Charting Cousins: Week 14 at Seahawks

Dec 10, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Jake Martin (59) forces a fumble by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. The fumble was returned for a touchdown. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
In week 14, the Vikings fell on the road again, this time to the Seahawks. Kirk Cousins was atrocious, consistently missing open receivers and checking the ball down early. The Seahawks adopted the defensive gameplan the Patriots had, double-teaming Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen as much as possible while confusing Cousins before the snap.

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