Vikings take Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. in 2nd round

Football 04/26/19, 19:49

The Minnesota Vikings selected Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. with the 50th overall pick in the second round on Friday night, adding another potential field-stretching pass-catcher for quarterback Kirk Cousins.Smith became the fourth Alabama tight end drafted in the last eight years, with O.J. Howard the most recent in ...

With spot in playoffs still unsecure, Vikings ride Rudolph

Football 12/24/18, 16:22

The passing attack for Minnesota has largely been fueled this season by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, who have flourished into one of the NFL's most productive and versatile wide receiver tandems.Kyle Rudolph has again been in mostly a supporting role, often asked to assist a vulnerable offensive line with ...

Vikings beat Lions 27-9 to move step closer to playoffs

Football 12/24/18, 04:21

Looks like the Minnesota Vikings have a feel for desperation.And desperation pass plays.Kirk Cousins took a shotgun snap, rolled slightly to his right, stepped up and heaved a pass from near midfield into the end zone.Kyle Rudolph leaped to make a go-ahead touchdown catch.Cousins' 44-yard Hail Mary to Rudolph as ...

Lions assured of last-place finish after loss to Vikings

Football 12/23/18, 18:32

The collapse of the Detroit Lions is essentially complete.There's still one more game to go, but the Lions are now assured of their first last-place finish since 2012 after a 27-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Detroit actually dominated the first 25 minutes or so, but the Lions ...

Vikings beat Lions 27-9 to move step closer to playoffs

Sports 12/23/18, 16:43

Kirk Cousins threw a 44-yard Hail Mary to Kyle Rudolph as time expired in the first half to put the Minnesota Vikings ahead and they beat the Detroit Lions 27-9 Sunday, moving a step closer to playing in the postseason.The Vikings could have clinched a spot in the playoffs with ...

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