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Author: Cole Smith

Minnesota Vikings Defense Falters on Season’s Biggest Stage

This year was supposed to be different. A week after receiver Stefon Diggs had a 61-yard walk-off touchdown to beat the New Orleans Saints, it appeared as if the stars had finally aligned for the Minnesota Vikings. With the Super Bowl being held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, a franchise that has had more than its fair share of heartbreak was a game away from becoming the first team to play in their home stadium for the big game. The team had the NFL’s top-ranked defense and an offense that could carry its own weight. A showdown with the...

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Four 2017 Minnesota Vikings Defining Moments

Many questions surrounded the Minnesota Vikings heading into the 2017 NFL season. Coming off of a disappointing 8-8 season in 2016, expectations were all over the board. Following a solid but unspectacular off-season, the team did nothing special in the preseason to answer off-season questions. Preseason predictions ranged from a return to the playoffs to a 4-12 disaster. The team, led by fourth-year coach Mike Zimmer, answered every call, though. The team finished 13-3, gaining the second seed in the NFC while answering every question fans had heading into the year. The defense was exceptional, finishing with the top-ranked unit...

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