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Past articles by Ben:

Vikings lose only preseason home game, 17-7 to San Francisco

The Vikings gained just 53 yards in the second half and turned the ball over three times, two on Kellen Mond interceptions, one on a fumbled Ihmir Smith-Marsette punt return. → Read More

Vikings headed to London again, will play Saints on October 2

The game, to be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, will be the Vikings' third in London since 2013. The Vikings will not give up a home game to make the trip. → Read More

After trading back to No. 32 pick, Vikings select Georgia safety Lewis Cine in NFL draft

A swap gave the Lions the No. 12 pick in the first round and left the Vikings with a defensive back and the second pick in the second round. → Read More

Vikings request interviews with Catherine Raiche, Monti Ossenfort, six others for general manager job

Raiche, the Eagles' VP of football operations, would be the first woman to interview for a GM job in NFL history. Ossenfort, the Titans' player personnel director, is a Luverne native and Minnesota-Morris alumnus. → Read More

Vikings fire coach Mike Zimmer, general manager Rick Spielman

The Vikings made what might have been the most sweeping set of leadership changes in the Wilf family's 16 years of owning the team. → Read More

Vikings end season 8-9 after 31-17 win over the Bears

After trailing 14-3 at halftime, the Vikings offense opened up and the Bears collapsed in the second half. → Read More

Overmatched Vikings blown out of game — and playoff race — in 37-10 loss to Packers

The Vikings' playoff hopes were euthanized Sunday night, in a 37-10 defeat that felt like an anthology of their worst moments against their hated rivals from Green Bay. → Read More

Playoffs on the brink: L.A. Rams defeat Vikings 30-23 at U.S. Bank Stadium

The Vikings fell out of playoff position despite forcing Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford into three interceptions, two by Anthony Barr, as the offense once again struggled. → Read More

Vikings stagger their way past bumbling, fumbling Bears for needed victory

On a night when the Vikings offense was rarely successful, its struggles were outdone by the Bears, who failed in the red zone throughout the night and committed costly penalties and other blunders. → Read More

Vikings beat Packers 34-31 on Greg Joseph's 29-yard field goal as time expires

The teams traded scores in the fourth quarter for a thrilling finish, and got the Vikings back to .500 by beating their rivals. → Read More

Vikings, Justin Jefferson outmatch Aaron Rodgers, Packers 34-31; Greg Joseph kicks winning field goal

The teams traded scores in the fourth quarter setting up a thrilling finish, Greg Joseph's 29-yard field goal as time expired. The win put the Vikings in the final spot in the Wild-Card race for now. → Read More

Former girlfriend of Vikings' Dalvin Cook files lawsuit alleging physical, emotional abuse

Cook's attorney claims he is being extorted and that she was the aggressor. → Read More

Vikings defense wears down, offense bogs down in overtime loss to Ravens

A kickoff return touchdown gave the Vikings a 14-point lead at the start of the third quarter before Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson led the comeback. → Read More

Second Thoughts: Kirk Cousins' two-minute drills are a needed strength for Vikings — and he's getting plenty of practice

Ben Goessling's Second Thoughts: The Vikings have needed a drive to tie or win in eight of their last 12 games. While Cousins has put them in position to score six times, it raises a question: Why has that been needed so often? → Read More

Missed field goal on final play by Greg Joseph sends Vikings to 34-33 defeat in Arizona

As Greg Joseph lined up to attempt a game-winner late Sunday afternoon, Mike Zimmer thought it would be the perfunctory final act of a well-earned road victory. → Read More

Mike Zimmer: Unvaccinated players 'are going to have a harder time' during 2021 NFL season

The Vikings coach outlined the list of extra protocols facing players who decide not to be vaccinated against COVID-19. → Read More

Five questions facing the Vikings after the NFL draft

Developing pass rushers might be the team's biggest remaining task after the draft. And more thoughts on what drafting Kellen Mond means to Kirk Cousins. → Read More

NFL draft position preview: Offensive line might be the Vikings’ biggest need

With Riley Reiff now in Cincinnati, the Vikings need to find their next left tackle. → Read More

Vikings end a disappointing season with a 37-35 win over the Lions

Justin Jefferson set more rookie receiving records as the Vikings finished a roller-coast season 7-9. → Read More

Vikings put tight end Kyle Rudolph on injured reserve

Guard Kyle Hinton was activated from the practice squad → Read More