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NFL Week 13 Monday Night Football Inactives – Vikings at Seahawks

Here are the inactives for tonight’s final game of week 13 in the NFL as the Vikings are in Seattle to take on the Seahawks.

Vikings:

OT Aviante Collins
DT Jalyn Holmes
DE Hercules Mata’afa
OG Dru Samia
LB Cameron Smith
WR Adam Thielen
OT Olisaemeka Udoh

Seahawks:

FB Nick Bellore
DE L.J. Collier
OG Phil Haynes
RB C.J. Prosise
CB Neiko Thorpe
WR John Ursua
TE Luke Willson

Vikings Leading WR Adam Thielen Questionable for MNF in Seattle

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen is officially listed as questionable for Monday night’s primetime faceoff against the Seattle Seahawks according to the team’s official website.

Thielen has practiced all week as he attempts to return from a re-aggravation of his hamstring injury but he has said he will not play at less than 100% after suffering a setback in Week 9.

Thielen had a streak of 87 consecutive starts before missing three of the last four games. Bisi Johnson would start in Thielen’s place if he is unable to suit up for Week 13.

Video: Vikings Head to Seattle Monday to Play the 9-2 Seahawks in a Week 13 Battle

Monday night the Vikings are on the road in Seattle as they will take on the 9-2 Seahawks in a key NFC matchup that could be a playoff preview.

Here’s a preview

Video: Vikings Rally From 20-0 Halftime Deficit, Top Broncos 27-23

In one of the biggest comebacks in Vikings history, Minnesota rallied from down 20-0 at half to score 20 points in the fourth quarter to pull out a huge 27-23 win.

NFL Week 11 Inactives: Broncos at Vikings

Here are today’s inactives for the Broncos battle in Minnesota with the Vikings:

Broncos:

OT Calvin Anderson
DE Jonathan Harris
TE Jeff Heuerman
OT Ja’Wuan James
CB Cyrus Jones
DE DeMarcus Walker
WR Juwann Winfree

Vikings:

S Anthony Harris
DT Linval Joseph
OG Josh Kline
DE Hercules Mata’afa
OG Dru Samia
WR Adam Thielen
OT Olisaemeka Udoh

Video: Previewing the Vikings and Cowboys Sunday Night Showdown

The 6-3 Vikings will look to bounce back on Sunday night as they travel to Dallas to take on the 5-3 Cowboys, coming off a win over the New York Giants.

There’s plenty of storylines for this game, and CBS Sports breaks down the game and gives a preview and picks on the Sunday night affair.

Video: Vikings Fall to 6-3 as Chiefs Win it at the Buzzer 26-23

The Vikings hung tough with one of the best teams in the game in the Chiefs, but their D couldn’t close it out and in the end they fell at the buzzer 26-23 to drop to 6-3.

Here’s the highlights:

Vikings vs Chiefs NFL Week Nine Inactives

Here are today’s inactives for the Vikings and Chiefs for their 1pm affair in KC:

Vikings:

S Marcus Epps
DT Jalyn Holmes
C Brett Jones
DE Hercules Mata’afa
OG Dru Samia
OT Olisaemeka Udoh
DT Armon Watts

Chiefs:

DE Frank Clark
OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
OT Eric Fisher
CB Kendall Fuller
QB Patrick Mahomes
DE Alex Okafor
RB Darwin Thompson

Dalvin Cook Was Having Fun in the Win Against the Redskins, “Felt Nice”

In a game in which the Vikings racked up yards yet didn’t score a ton of points, it was fitting Dalvin Cook was the only man to reach pay dirt Thursday night against the Washington Redskins, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

The workhorse running back was the engine of the Vikings offense, blasting through arm tackles, breaking ankles of defensive backs in space, and playing menace in the screen game.

Cook generated 98 rushing yards on 23 carries and the only touchdown of the tilt and added five receptions for 73 yards. Down the stretch, Cook’s ability to gash the Redskins defense for eight- or nine-yard chunk gains ground down the clock, allowing the Vikings to milk the fourth quarter with drives of 12 plays, 6:23 minutes and 14 plays, 8:16 minutes.

“To wear those guys out and play old school football felt nice,” Cook said after the tilt, via the team’s official transcript. “Running down their throats and keeping them on the field makes the offensive line feel good.”

Cook sat atop the NFL’s rushing mountain entering the week. He could remain there after Thursday’s performance gives him 823 yards through eight games — 108 more than Leonard Fournette, next on the list. Cook’s 5.3 yards per attempt is tied for most among all running backs with more than 100 rush attempts (Nick Chubb). The 24-year-old also leads the league with nine touchdowns.

Thursday night, Cook was marvelous in the screen game, dancing through the Washington secondary like an ankle-breaking stallion. It was apropos that the only touchdown of the night was set up by a Cook screen that he took 31 yards dancing around defenders to Washington’s 8-yard line. Cook would pound it in three plays later to close the first half. On the TD drive, Cook accounted for 55 of the 75 yards — 51 though the air.

Cook’s dual-threat ability makes him one of the most dangerous players in the NFL.

“You got to be able to catch the football and make plays,” Cook said. “You just can’t sit back there and hand the football off in today’s game. Defenses just pin their ears back, stuff the box and come after you. But when they have to defend all the green grass with me catching the football, it makes it hard on them.”

Kirk Cousins Sounds Off About How He’s Better Playing with an Edge

It seems like the storyline of the season thus far for the 3-2 Vikings is the play and maybe more so the attitude of quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is in his second season as the top Vikings signal caller.

Cousins has taken a beating at times for not playing up to the standards that many felt he should, going to the point of even saying ‘sorry’ after missing wide out Adam Thielen during a loss earlier in the season to the Bears.

Cousins recently spoke via CBS Sports about that he’s able to play with an edge thank to all the ups and downs and that actually makes him a better player.

“There’s no doubt I play better when I have an edge to me, when that guy who yelled ‘You like that!’ comes out,” the quarterback said on this week’s edition of his “Under Center” podcast.

“Believe me, the last week has brought that guy out a little bit in me. There’s some fire there and some edge … And that’s when I play better. I’m going to try to channel that every week going forward and have a little edge to me.”

It will be interesting to see what’s next for Cousins and the team, as they get set to take on the Eagles at home this week.