The Minnesota Vikings bounced back in the biggest of ways on Thanksgiving night by beating the New England Patriots 33-26. The game was a tremendous back-and-forth contest with all 12 scores either tying the game or having one team take the lead. Both quarterbacks were dealing and the offensive lines protected their quarterbacks well for the majority of the game. The game was excellent and the performances from the Vikings were mostly positive as the studs outnumbered the duds two to one.
In the last minute of the game, with the Vikings trailing by four points, Cousins was stopped on fourth-and-goal from the Bills 1. The Vikings went 60 yards on 12 plays to open overtime, getting the ball to the Bills’ 2, before Dalvin Cook lost 3 yards and Cousins was sacked at the Bills’ 15. They had become the first team to beat the Bills at Highmark Stadium when trailing by at least 14 points at halftime. They have flaws but somehow stick around long enough in games that it has become impossible to dismiss them. Cousins’ confidence is only boosted by the presence of wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who had an unbelievable performance against the Bills.12 days ago Vikings Wire
Vikings Facing Fresh Cardinals ReceiversOctober 20, 2022; Glendale, Ariz; USA; Cardinals wide out Robbie Anderson (81) and DeAndre Hopkins. There’s no denying the Minnesota Vikings are still struggling in the secondary. Dec 20, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. Oct 20, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, United States; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Vikings Territory Also Read: Kirk Cousins to 49ers Gossip Is BackTed Schwerzler is a blogger from the Twin Cities that is focused on all things Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings.1 month ago Vikings Territory
Purple Rumor Mill: Cousins-Niners Fodder, Johnathan Abram, the Big GoonSep 9, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) talks with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Vikings Rumor Mill, October 23rdVikingsTerritory’s Purple Rumor Mill is a two-day chronicle each week. Jan 11, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Rumor: Minnesota should acquire safety Johnathan Abram from the Las Vegas Raiders. Vikings Rumor Mill (cont.)1 month ago Vikings Territory
NFC Clears Out for Vikings during Bye WeekOct 23, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke. Aside from perhaps the New York Giants losing (they didn’t), it would’ve been hard to script a better bye week for the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings, sitting at 5-1 atop the NFC North, had the week off, and everything seemed to get better around them. Kevin O’ConnellThe Packers (3-4) lost a third consecutive game, a first-of-its-kind ordeal since the 2018 season. Finally, the 49ers (3-4) lost as well, debuting a new-look offense with Christian McCaffrey at home versus the Kansas City Chiefs.1 month ago Vikings Territory
PurplePTSD: Trade Possibility, QB in 2023 Draft, Bye Week ProsperityOct 8, 2022; Tucson, Arizona, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix. The sister-site to VikingsTerritory is PurplePTSD.com, and the guys and gals over there roll out the Minnesota Vikings analysis just as much as we do. 2 – Josh Frey examines whether the Vikings should take a stab at another quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft. 3 – The bye week was kind to the Vikings despite the team not even seeing a football field. Minnesota first had a bye week, though, enough time to champion a 5-1 start while prepping for the underachieving Cardinals.1 month ago Vikings Territory
How the Bye Week Treats the VikingsAug 20, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell. The Minnesota Vikings have reached the bye week. Vikings Bye Week Before & After by SeasonLet’s take a look at how the Vikings performed every season after the bye during Mike Zimmer’s tenure dating back to 2014. Before Bye: 3-3After Bye: 5-6Nov 21, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. Before Bye: 8-3After Bye: 2-32018During the first season with current QB Kirk Cousins, the Vikings had a decent record before the bye in Week 10.1 month ago Vikings Territory
The Biggest Moment of the Vikings Season to DateOct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson. The Minnesota Vikings own a 5-1 record atop the NFC North in a season stuffed to the gills so far with rollercoaster games. Still, one definitive moment was the most significant for the Vikings to date — a missed field goal by New Orleans Saints kicker Will Lutz in London. 2-1 vs. 1-2Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell. That wasn’t the case, though, as Lutz missed, and the Vikings grabbed a 2-1 record, not a basement-dwelling 1-2.1 month ago Vikings Territory