Posts Tagged ‘NL Football’

Vikings rookie Cameron Dantzler still confident despite being humbled

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Especially because Dantzler was actually in pretty good position until he allowed Jones to get the upper hand. That’s on me,” Dantzler said. I just have to get more physical with that and know where my help is at.

NFL draft makeover: Could Vikings replace Kirk Cousins with Ohio State’s star QB?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

The Vikings need to think about Cousins' eventual replacement. Who in the 2021 NFL draft makes most sense?

Minnesota Vikings have plans to put fans in seats, but time is running out as the team awaits word from on high

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Five home games remain in the Minnesota Vikings' 2020 season, and the team is still hoping to bring fans into U.S. Bank Stadium — if they can get the go-ahead from the governor. The Vikings don't expect to put a capacity crowd of 67,200 in the purple seats, owing to pandemic restrictions. Given the team's 1-5 record, fans aren't exactly banging down the doors right now anyway.

Minnesota Vikings have plans to put fans in seats, but time is running out as the team awaits word from on high

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Five home games remain in the Minnesota Vikings’ 2020 season, and the team is still hoping to bring fans into U.S. Bank Stadium — if they can get the go-ahead from the governor. The Vikings don’t expect to put a capacity crowd of 67,200 in the purple seats, owing to pandemic restrictions. They’ve spent months drawing up plans phasing in a safe return of fans, beginning with a smallish crowd of 3,300, about 5% of the building’s capacity.

Zimmer, Vikings left to ponder where to turn in 1-5 season

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was assessing his team’s 40-23, Week 6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons with reporters on Monday when the coach stopped talking and paused for several seconds, seemingly done answering the latest question. Zimmer then started back up, without being prompted by a question, to reflect more on how his team fell flat after making strides in previous weeks, including a one-point loss at Seattle the prior week.

Column: Vikings can’t bench Kirk Cousins, and he knows it

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

While he used garbage time in the fourth quarter to make his final stat line look pretty much like it always does — 24 for 36 for 343 yards and three touchdowns in a blowout loss is about as Kirk Cousins as it gets — he also dug the Vikings into an insurmountable hole by throwing three interceptions before halftime. It was not good enough,” Cousins said. I’ll take the responsibility for it.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talks about Ezra Cleveland’s play at guard in first NFL start

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Ezra Cleveland wasn't too bad for the first time out.

Tanking for Trevor: This week’s NFL Powerless Rankings

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Deadspin is proud to introduce its weekly #TankforTrevor Powerless Rankings, where we examine the sorriest teams in the league who have the best chance of selecting Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the 2021 NFL draft. Yes, even though Atlanta got their first win Sunday vs. the imposters otherwise known as Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings, they still have a great opportunity to tank for Lawrence and then trade former No. pick Matt Ryan for assets to rebuild their organization.

Mike Hughes’ injury leaves Vikings’ rookie corners further exposed

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

Cornerback Mike Hughes exited the Vikings’ 40-23 loss to the Falcons on Sunday in the second quarter because of a neck injury and did not return, leaving the defense with three rookie cornerbacks against Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan torched those rookies and the Vikings secondary for 371 passing yards and four touchdowns, with the bulk of his production going to Atlanta’s dynamic receiver trio of Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage.

KRYK’S NFL TAKEAWAYS: Brady outplays rattled, roughed-up Rodgers

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

Article content continued The two New York teams — both 0-5 after Canadian Thanksgiving — already were effectively out of playoff contention. The Jets, though, are now the league’s only winless team after dropping to 0-6 Sunday in truly Jets fashion — getting shut out in the highest-scoring season so far in the NFL’s 100-year history. The Jets lost to the Dolphins in Miami, 24-0.