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Video: Vikings and Saints Set to Battle in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card Game

The Vikings and Saints go to war in the NFC Wild Card game on Sunday, here’s a preview from the NFL:

Vikings Feature Back Dalvin Cook Says He’s “Full Strength” for Wild Card Game

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook declared himself “refreshed” and at “full strength” heading into Sunday’s Wild Card showdown against the Saints according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Cook is dealing with a shoulder injury that dates back to at least Week 13 and he missed the last two games of the regular season.

But he is undoubtedly going to play against the Saints with everything on the line despite the risk of re-injury. And he will not only play but will be given all the work he can handle as the Vikings would have virtually zero chance of pulling the upset without him.

The 24-year-old managed to stay healthy for the majority of the season for the first time in his NFL career and has produced over 1,600 yards from scrimmage and a robust 13 touchdowns in 14 games.

Vikings and Saints Set for Battle Sunday in NFC Wild Card Showdown

If the Vikings want to advance to the Divisional round of the postseason, they will have to do it in a tough atmosphere in New Orleans on Sunday at 12:05pm.

Minnesota and the Saints opened up the season in the preseason, but there’s a whole lot more on the line in this rematch.

The Vikings will enter the contest as the 6th seed in the NFC with a mark of 10-6. New Orleans put together another impressive regular season despite losing QB Drew Brees for a number of weeks, and went 13-3 but could not overtake the Packers and 49ers for the two top spots in the conference.

This postseason the team is using #GoGetIt as their official slogan for what they hope will be a Super Bowl run.

These two teams know each other well when it comes to the postseason, as they have already played four times with everything on the line.

The last time they met is well remembered by many, the famous “Minneapolis Miracle” game on Jan. 14, 2018.

Video: Vikings Play Host to the Bears in a Week 17 NFC North Battle

The Vikings will play the Bears in the week 17 finale as they get ready for the playoffs. Here’s a video preview.

Vikings Set to Part Ways with Defensive Coordinator George Edwards?

Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards is in the final year of his contract and might not return in 2020, Zach Links of Profootballrumors reports.

Edwards has been in Minnesota since 2014 and, this year, he’s helped orchestrate one of the league’s better defensive units.

In previous years, Edwards has been connected to head coaching vacancies, so it’s not clear whether the Vikings are looking to make a change or if its Edwards that wants to go elsewhere.

Last offseason, Edwards interviewed for the Buccaneers’ vacancy that ultimately went to Bruce Arians. In 2018, the Bears sat down with Edwards before hiring Matt Nagy.

Before joining the Vikings, Edwards also spent time as the DC for the Bills and Redskins among his many NFL stops.

Video: Vikings Look to Take Down the Packers in MNF NFC North Showdown

It’s a huge NFC North showdown on Monday in Minnesota as the 10-4 Vikings play host to the 11-3 Packers in what could be the divisions game of the season.

Here’s a preview.

Video: Vikings Slam Chargers 39-10 in Los Angeles to Move to 10-4

The Vikings laid an early knockout punch on the Chargers, as they slammed Los Angeles on the road Sunday with a solid 39-10 to move to 10-4.

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Vikings WR Adam Thielen Getting Closer to Being Full Strength

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen participated in “all” of the team’s individual drills at practice Thursday and was as close to “game speed” as he has been in weeks according to Jeff Wald of Fox 9 Sports.

The official practice report will probably list him as “limited” but it appears, barring setbacks, that Thielen is finally ready to return from his hamstring injury for this Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

Unlike last week, this will not come down to a game-time decision but the Vikings may monitor his touches as they will need him fully healthy for playoff action.

Video: Vikings Look for 10th Win of 2019 in Week 15 Battle with Chargers

The Vikings head out west to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers as they look to get to 10-4 in a week 15 matchup.

Here’s a preview:

Video: Vikings Defense Dominates in 20-7 NFC North Beatdown of Lions

The Vikings defense dominated the short-handed Lions on Sunday, as they topped Detroit 20-7 to move to 9-4 on the year, 6-0 at home.

Here’s the highlights: