Category: Vikings

Giants Outlast Vikings 31–24 for 1st Playoff Win in 11 Years

MINNEAPOLIS—First-year head coach Brian Daboll had his upstart team fully prepared. Daniel Jones played at a level well beyond his experience. The New York Giants came confidently into Minnesota’s raucous stadium and beat the tight-finish masters at their own game. Jones passed for 301 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 78 yards in his…


Cousins, Vikings Rebound From Blowout to Beat Patriots 33–26

MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Vikings have quickly become a confident and resilient team under rookie coach Kevin O’Connell and his staff, and they sure showed it in this short week. Kirk Cousins threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, the last a go-ahead score to Adam Thielen with 9:34 left to push Minnesota past the New England…


Plunder, Pillage, and Democracy?

Arthur Herman has written an incredible book on the legacy of the Scandinavians, starting with the Vikings. “The Viking Heart: How the Scandinavians Conquered the World” creates a timeline from one of the most feared people to walk the earth to the earliest practitioners of democracy, to legendary heroes, to a people who in many…


Punt Return TD Sparks Rams in Playoff-Clinch Win vs. Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS—Before Brandon Powell joined the Los Angeles Rams last month, his fifth team in four NFL seasons, he read books on the beach near his Florida home while waiting for yet another chance. This was quite the chapter, helping clinch a spot for the Rams in the playoffs. Powell returned a punt 61 yards for…


Cousins Throws 2 TDs, Vikings Bounce Back to Beat Chargers

INGLEWOOD, Calif.—Mike Zimmer said earlier in the week that his Minnesota Vikings still had plenty of fight. On Sunday they proved it, and possibly put their season back on track. The Vikings bounced back from two straight close losses and one of the most tumultuous weeks of Zimmer’s eight-season tenure with a 27-20 victory over…


Man With Metal Detector Finds Trove of Huge Gold Medallions Dating Back 1,500 Years Ago in Denmark

In a time of calamity in Denmark, some 1,500 years ago, an enormous hoard of gold was buried under the earth by an Iron Age chieftain, it’s believed. It might have been to sacrifice to higher powers, or perhaps to save it from being captured in war, that the gold was entombed. Recently, that hoard…