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Jordan Hicks: Attitude of Gratitude

Jordan Hicks: Attitude of Gratitude

Read this feature on Vikings LB Jordan Hicks and his time with the Vikings, and the challenges he has faced in the 2023 season.

Purple Identity Formed 50 Years Ago Offers Vikings a Blueprint

Purple Identity Formed 50 Years Ago Offers Vikings a Blueprint

Read this feature on the 1973 Minnesota Vikings team. There are historical precedents within the Vikings organization, going back to 50 years ago when the 1973 team emerged from the previous season.

Launch Pads: Vikings Debuts of Tarkenton & Dobbs Connect

Launch Pads: Vikings Debuts of Tarkenton & Dobbs Connect

Read this feature on Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton and quarterback Joshua Dobbs to see the connection in their stories with the Vikings.

Hanging Tough: Brandon Powell Playing Fearless Football

Hanging Tough: Brandon Powell Playing Fearless Football

Read this feature on Vikings WR Brandon Powell and playing fearless football.

Danielle Hunter’s Drive Showing Up Time & Again for Vikings

Danielle Hunter's Drive Showing Up Time & Again for Vikings

Read this feature on Vikings OLB Danielle Hunter, his love for cars, and his success so far as a Viking.

Hockenson Impacted by Iowa Tight Ends, Including Kittle, on Way to Vikings

Hockenson Impacted by Iowa Tight Ends, Including Kittle, on Way to Vikings

Read this feature on Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson and his time at University of Iowa, Tight End U, and his relationship with George Kittle.

Block by Block

Block by Block

Read this feature on Vikings TE Josh Oliver and his journey in the NFL.

Quarterback: The Ins & Outs

Quarterback: The Ins & Outs

Read this feature on Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and the Netflix docuseries, Quarterback, that showcased Cousins on and off the field during the 2022 season.

C.J. Ham Joins Rare Company with 100th Vikings Game

C.J. Ham Joins Rare Company with 100th Vikings Game

Read this feature about Vikings fullback C.J. Ham playing in his 100th game.

Using the Buddy System: O’Connells & Staleys Share Close Connection

Using the Buddy System: O'Connells & Staleys Share Close Connection

Read this feature about Vikings Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Chargers Head Coach Brandon Staley and their close connection.

Vi-Kings of the Road: Why Troy Dye, Kirk Cousins & Andrew DePaola Prefer Driving

Vi-Kings of the Road: Why Troy Dye, Kirk Cousins & Andrew DePaola Prefer Driving

Read this feature about Troy Dye, Kirk Cousins, & Andrew DePaola and their love for cross-country road trips.

Photographing Vikings Camp Helped Cam Smith See Life Through New Lens

Photographing Vikings Camp Helped Cam Smith See Life Through New Lens

Read this feature about former Viking Cam Smith and his life after football.

Byron Murphy Jr.: Playing with 7 of Hearts

Byron Murphy Jr.: Playing with 7 of Hearts

Read this feature about Vikings CB Byron Murphy Jr. and his role going into the 2023 season.

Sharp Focus: Josh Metellus Showing Acuity in Expanding Role

Sharp Focus: Josh Metellus Showing Acuity in Expanding Role

Read this feature about Vikings S Josh Metellus' role in the 2023 Season

Slices of Life at DePaola’s Bagel & Brunch

Slices of Life at DePaola's Bagel & Brunch

Read this feature about Vikings LS Andrew DePaola and his Bagel Store

With ‘96 Questions’ Relaunch on Way, A Look Back at Its Success

With '96 Questions' Relaunch on Way, A Look Back at Its Success

Read this feature about Brian Robison's 96 Questions, in preparation, as it returns for a final season.

Everlasting Relationships: Bob Hagan

Everlasting Relationships: Bob Hagan

Read this feature on Bob Hagan and his time with the Vikings.

Dennis Ryan Retiring After Nearly 50 Years with Vikings

Dennis Ryan Retiring After Nearly 50 Years with Vikings

Read this feature about longtime Vikings Equipment Manager Dennis Ryan.

Matt Asiata’s Son Survives Shooting, Defies Odds to Return to Football

Matt Asiata's Son Survives Shooting, Defies Odds to Return to Football

Read this feature about Matt Asiata's son's recovery.

He Was Bud: Honoring a Minnesota Icon

He Was Bud: Honoring a Minnesota Icon

Very few are known by one name. In Minnesota? There are maybe three: Prince. Sid. And of course, Bud.

Behind the Pro Bowl Scenes with Andrew DePaola

Behind the Pro Bowl Scenes with Andrew DePaola

Read more on Vikings LS Andrew DePaola as he was named to his first career Pro Bowl in long snapping in 2023.

Innovation & Inspiration: Matt Daniels' Approach Helps Drive Vikings Special Teams

Innovation & Inspiration: Matt Daniels' Approach Helps Drive Vikings Special Teams

Read this feature on Special Teams Coordinator Matt Daniels.

Walking in a Vikings Winter Wonder-Line

Walking in a Vikings Winter Wonder-Line

Read this feature on the Vikings offensive line room Holiday decor.

Minnesota Ice: Justin Jefferson

Minnesota Ice: Justin Jefferson

Read this feature on Vikings WR Justin Jefferson.

Andrew DePaola: The Origin of Sir Po

Andrew DePaola: The Origin of Sir Po

Read more on Vikings LS Andrew DePaola and how his nickname "Sir Po" came about.

Line Leader: Brian O’Neill Shows the Way for Young Vikings Front

Line Leader: Brian O'Neill Shows the Way for Young Vikings Front

Read more on Vikings T Brian O'Neill and his leadership style toward young offensive front.

Harrison Smith Strikes Again

Harrison Smith Strikes Again

Read more on Vikings S Harrison Smith a.k.a. The Hitman and how he struck again.

Jared Allen’s Ride to the Vikings Ring of Honor

Jared Allen's Ride to the Vikings Ring of Honor

Read more on Vikings Legend Jared Allen's and his ride to the Vikings Ring of Honor.

Adam Thielen’s Nifty 50 Touchdowns: Stories Behind the Scores

Adam Thielen's Nifty 50 Touchdowns: Stories Behind the Scores

Read this feature on Vikings WR Adam Thielen.

Kirk Cousins and Vikings Offense Targeting Next Progression

Kirk Cousins and Vikings Offense Targeting Next Progression

Read this feature on Vikings QB Kirk Cousins.

Kevin O’Connell’s Progression to Profession

Kevin O'Connell's Progression to Profession

Vikings Head Coach Kevin O'Connell threw just six NFL passes in his pro career. But read how those who were around him back then knew he was destined for greatness in the sport.

Harrison Phillips: A Nurturer by Nature

Harrison Phillips: A Nurturer by Nature

Read this feature on Vikings DT Harrison Phillips.

The Road to 500 Wins

The Road to 500 Wins

Hear from Vikings legends who share their favorite wins that led to this milestone.

Alan Page’s NFL MVP Recognition Remains Rare 50 Years Later

Alan Page's NFL MVP Recognition Remains Rare 50 Years Later

Page became the first-ever defensive player to earn MVP recognition. Read this feature about it how it still remains rare 50 years later.

Greg Coleman Retiring from Vikings Sidelines, Remaining A Voice of Inspiration

Greg Coleman Retiring from Vikings Sidelines, Remaining A Voice of Inspiration

Read this feature on Greg Coleman who is retiring and the impact he has made with the Vikings organization.

Blessed to be a Blessing: How C.J. Ham Makes Holidays & Vikings Better

Blessed to be a Blessing: How C.J. Ham Makes Holidays & Vikings Better

Read this feature on Vikings FB C.J. Ham.

Taking Flight: Why Justin Jefferson Was Made for the NFL

Taking Flight: Why Justin Jefferson Was Made for the NFL

Read about Vikings WR Justin Jefferson's shimmering career thus far — the record-breaking rookie season, the spectacular catches and newfound stardom — was all part of the plan.

Worth the Climb: Danielle Hunter Completes Comeback Trail

Worth the Climb: Danielle Hunter Completes Comeback Trail

Vikings DE Danielle Hunter found solace during a difficult 2020: a year that included a freak injury, required surgery and kept him away from the game and team he loves.

From This Day Forward: A Summer of Commitments for Harrison Smith

From This Day Forward: A Summer of Commitments for Harrison Smith

Vikings S Harrison Smith signed a marriage certificate shortly after saying "I do" to his longtime sweetheart Madison. It was four months later that he inked his second contract extension that ideally will allow him to finish his career as Viking.

A Look Back at Kyle Rudolph’s 10 Seasons with Vikings

A Look Back at Kyle Rudolph's 10 Seasons with Vikings

The Vikings and TE Kyle Rudolph parted ways, bringing a conclusion to the three-time Vikings Community Man of the Year's 10-season run in Minnesota.

The Rise of Justin Jefferson

The Rise of Justin Jefferson

Read the success of WR Justin Jefferson's record-breaking rookie season in 2020 and hear from panelists on how they saw him evolve throughout the year.

The Moment the Metrodome Roof Collapsed & The Aftermath

The Moment the Metrodome Roof Collapsed & The Aftermath

Read this special feature about the 2010 Metrodome collapse and its aftermath.

Ready, Steady Play by Kirk Cousins Key to Vikings Surge

Ready, Steady Play by Kirk Cousins Key to Vikings Surge

Read this special feature about Vikings QB Kirk Cousins during the 2020 season.

A Home Made in Minnesota: Kyle Rudolph Reflects on 10 Seasons

A Home Made in Minnesota: Kyle Rudolph Reflects on 10 Seasons

Read this special feature about Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph about his 10 seasons with the team.

Hartman at 100: Bud Grant & ‘Close Personal Friends’ Celebrate Sid

Hartman at 100: Bud Grant & 'Close Personal Friends' Celebrate Sid

Sid Hartman hits the century mark. The legendary Star Tribune reporter/columnist and a man who shaped the sports landscapes of the NBA and NFL through multiple ways — including his unique friendship with another icon Bud Grant — is 100 years old and still working.

1st Vikings Super Bowl Squad Shares Laughs & Lamentations

1st Vikings Super Bowl Squad Shares Laughs & Lamentations

Read about the 1969 Vikings who won the final NFL Championship Game and advanced to play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV.

Danielle QB Hunter: Stacking Sacks

Danielle QB Hunter: Stacking Sacks

Read this feature on Danielle Hunter and hear about some of his favorite sacks so far in his career.

Kirk Cousins Details Meticulous Game-Prep Process

Kirk Cousins Details Meticulous Game-Prep Process

Read this feature on Kirk Cousins and his meticulous game-prep process.

Harrison Smith: A Walk With Heroes

Harrison Smith: A Walk With Heroes

Smith and his cousin Elaine Hendrix spent a day with the New York Fire Department and participated in the Firefighters Challenge.

Garrett Bradbury: Business Center

Garrett Bradbury: Business Center

A feature of Vikings C Garrett Bradbury and his route on being drafted to Minnesota.

Scott Studwell: A Life in Purple

Scott Studwell: A Life in Purple

A framed Purple No. 55 jersey now overlooks the Vikings Draft Room, a nod to a man who has poured all of himself into this organization.

Brian Robison: Up North, But Always Down to Earth

Brian Robison: Up North, But Always Down to Earth

A feature story of former Vikings DE Brian Robison and the people he impacted during his time in Minnesota.

Dennis Green: A Lasting Legacy

Dennis Green: A Lasting Legacy

The indelible marks left by Dennis Green in Minnesota are being permanently recognized by is placement in the Vikings Ring of Honor.

Randy’s Quarterback Club

Randy's Quarterback Club

The list of quarterbacks who threw at least one touchdown pass to Moss includes a current Hall of Famer and a surefire future one, two No. 1 overall picks and multiple Super Bowl winners. Here, in chronological order, are the 13 men who make up Randy's Quarterback Club...

Letters to Bud

Letters to Bud

Hall of Fame Head Coach Bud Grant will tell you he's not sentimental – unless he's talking about his dogs, of course – but mementos remain that share the story of his celebrated Vikings career.

Randy Moss: Headed to the Hall

Randy Moss: Headed to the Hall

It came as no surprise Saturday night when it was announced that Randy Moss was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, not after the prolific career the former Vikings wide receiver produced.

An Oral History of the 1987 Vikings

An Oral History of the 1987 Vikings

After 15 regular-season games in 1987 — including three played by replacement players during a strike — and a pair of Vikings upsets on the road, only one quarter remained to determine the NFC Champion.

Tying the Purple Knot

Tying the Purple Knot

An hour before Kirk Cousins was set to be introduced to media members as the Vikings new starter, the quarterback looked "living-room relaxed" in the team's posh locker room.

The Minneapolis Miracle

The Minneapolis Miracle

Stefon Diggs' game-winning, 61-yard touchdown has been replayed thousands of times in the minds of Vikings fans everywhere. No one will ever forget where they were at 7:15 p.m. (CT) on the evening on January 14, 2018.

Moss Memories

Moss Memories

Hear from many of Vikings legendary wide receiver Randy Moss ' closest teammates, coaches, friends and fans as he was inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor in 2017.

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