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Justin Jefferson (above) had a couple of pre-draft fans in Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and safety Adrian Amos. And while neither of them said during the week that they wished the Vikings rookie wide receiver was on their roster instead of their rivals’, Jefferson's play so far this season has impressed. 

MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings plan to be back at practice on Thursday and play in Houston on Sunday, days after eight positive COVID-19 cases from…

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Wagner wasn’t in the starting lineup for the Packers in their victory over the division-rival Vikings, but he came in after Lane Taylor suffered an injury. He was solid against a stout Minnesota pass rush, earning a 79.7 grade from Pro Football Focus, the fifth-best grade for a Packer on Sunday.

The Vikings plan their roster and manage their salary cap on three-year cycles. They knew they were reaching a critical point in the life of t…

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Defense has long been the Vikings’ calling card under head coach Mike Zimmer, who is entering his seventh season in Minnesota. Last year, the Vikings finished fifth in scoring defense, 14th in total defense, fifth in sacks and fourth in takeaways. But the group will have some noticeable personnel differences this time around, with recently acquired Yannick Ngakoue having replaced Everson Griffen as one of the edge rushers; sack leader Danielle Hunter (neck) on injured reserve to start the season; and the cornerback position having been remade with new starters Mike Hughes and Holton Hill and sub-package corners Jeff Gladney, Cameron Dantzler and Harrison Hand.

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