Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

Can old-school football tactics save Kirk Cousins and Vikings’ $84M gamble?

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

EAGAN, Minn. — Kirk Cousins' eyes widen, his shoulders shrug. The starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings' response to the question — is it annoying that people keep pointing out certain things you can't do? — offers a clue that Cousins, after seven years in the NFL, is aware, but largely dismissive, of the discussion that's held in some NFL circles about his game.

NFL 2019: Buzz is missing, but pressure persists for Vikings

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The buzz surrounding the Minnesota Vikings a year ago was unmistakable, after the addition of the best available quarterback to a roster that reached the NFC championship game. ''You kind of have a feeling when you're around a team that thinks about expectations or talks about it a lot in the locker room or to the media, what have you, I think that's when you're not playing your best football,'' wide receiver Adam Thielen said. Conveniently for coach Mike Zimmer, quarterback Kirk Cousins and everyone else in purple attempting to pivot from the 8-7-1 record in 2018, punctuated by a lackluster loss at home to division champion Chicago that kept them out of the playoffs, the Vikings have long had their best years amid lowered external expectations.

Seahawks to play QB Smith, rule out Lynch vs. Chargers

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

While injuries continue to mount for the Seattle Seahawks, head coach Pete Carroll did have some good news to share on Wednesday. Quarterback Geno Smith is healthy after having a cyst removed from his knee and will serve as backup behind Russell Wilson in Saturday's preseason game against the Los Angles Chargers. "Geno needs to play a lot, so it will work out," Carroll said Wednesday.

Treadwell being ‘showcased’ as Vikings search for receivers

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Being a first-round draft pick, Laquon Treadwell has received several opportunities to secure a role in the Minnesota Vikings' offense. Minnesota is still left searching for a reliable option for the third receiver spot behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. ''They're hard to separate right now,'' Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said of the backup receivers.

Seahawks place Demetrius Knox on injured reserve, add Landon Turner

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

The Seattle Seahawks placed guard Demetrius Knox on injured reserve on Tuesday after sustaining a quadriceps injury in Sunday night's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. The team signed guard Landon Turner to fill the vacancy on the roster. Knox, an undrafted rookie from Ohio State, was injured in the fourth quarter of the game, falling to the turf and grabbing the area of his right knee.

After dud, Cardinals offense ready to rebound vs. Vikings

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Kyler Murray and the new-look Arizona Cardinals offense was a dud in last week's game against the Raiders. ''I know there will be a couple of wrinkles,'' said Murray, who then broke into a grin. Coach Kliff Kingsbury and Murray aren't saying that the offense will empty the playbook against the Vikings, but there might be a slightly better feel for how this team might actually look on Sundays during the regular season.

Pelissero: Kyler says Cards offense will up the ante vs. Vikes

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray says Cards offense will up the ante vs. Minnesota Vikings. Watch this game on NFL NETWORK

Pack Pros: NFL preseason update

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Here is a complete rundown of how the various former NC State players trying to make NFL roster this preseason: CB Johnathan Alston, Detroit Lions (Played at NC State from 2013-17): Alston was signed by the Lions just after camp started and quickly impressed ... Alston had a pair of tackles against the Houston Texans in the Lions' second exhibition game, but he still likely faces an uphill battle for making the team ... Alston was an undrafted free agent that was picked up by the Miami Dolphins but did not make the team last fall.

Seahawks WR DK Metcalf to get knee surgery on Tuesday

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Pete Carroll dropped a bit of a bombshell on reporters during his postgame press conference Sunday night after the Seattle Seahawks fell to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 of the preseason. Carroll shared that DK Metcalf is scheduled to get knee surgery on Tuesday. He added that the procedure isn't serious, and the hope is to have Metcalf back for the regular season opener on Sept.

Vikings take down Seahawks in Wilson’s debut

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Russell Wilson threw for 82 yards in his preseason debut, but the Minnesota Vikings used strong performances from their backup quarterbacks to beat the Seattle Seahawks 25-19 on Sunday in Minneapolis. Wilson and Vikings starter Kirk Cousins each played two series and led their teams to one field goal. Wilson finished 6 of 9 and added two carries for 9 yards on the ground, while Cousins went 6 of 8 for 68 passing yards.