NFL Football

Minnesota Vikings (5-6)

Sun. 11/21 Sun. 11/28 Sun. 12/5 Thu. 12/9 Mon. 12/20
vs. GB
W 34-31
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@ SF
L 26-34
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@ Det
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT22:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00
vs. Pit
5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET1:20 GMT9:20 6:20 PM MST8:20 PM EST7:20 PM CT5:20 UAE (+1)20:20 ET23:20
@ Chi
5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET1:15 GMT9:15 6:15 PM MST8:15 PM EST7:15 PM CT5:15 UAE (+1)20:15 ET23:15

Vikings need Smith to keep up strong return from COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Harrison Smith has made a noticeable impact in his return to the Minnesota secondary following a sudden, COVID-19-forced absence.

With the depleted state of their defense, the Vikings could use several more similar performances from the five-time Pro Bowl safety who received a $64 million contract extension before the season.

Smith had a sack and two hits on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a 34-31 victory on Nov. 21. And last week in the 34-26 loss at San Francisco, Smith notched an interception, two passes defensed and 11 tackles - all season highs. This came after the 32-year-old missed two games with COVID-19, for which he tested positive on the morning of the game at Baltimore on Nov. 7.

NFC North Division
Green Bay 930.750
Minnesota 560.455
Chicago 470.364
Detroit 0101.045
Full Standings
Pass Yds: K. Cousins3013
Pass TDs: K. Cousins23
Rush Yds: D. Cook773
Rush TDs: D. Cook4
Rec Yds: J. Jefferson1027
Rec TDs: A. Thielen10
Int: E. Kendricks2
Sacks: D. Hunter6.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4193 (15)
Passing Yards: 3048 (10)
Rushing Yards: 1259 (17)
Points per game: 25.5 (10)
Yards per game: 381.2 (9)
Touchdowns: 29 (17)
Field Goals: 21 (8)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4212 (27)
Passing Yards: 2960 (24)
Rushing Yards: 1478 (30)
Points per game: 25.1 (24)
Yards per game: 382.9 (30)
Touchdowns: 29 (19)
Field Goals: 21 (26)
Date Player Transactions
12/2 D. Tomlinson reinstated
12/1 O. Johnson reserve/non football injury COVID-19
11/29 M. Dorn pract. squad add
11/29 T. Smith pract. squad add
11/29 P. Peterson reserve/non football injury COVID-19
11/27 M. Dorn active/prac. squad COVID-19 Replacement
11/27 T. Smith active/prac. squad
11/27 J. Metellus reinstated
11/26 E. Griffen reserve/non football injury
11/26 J. Metellus reinstated
Date Player Status
11/28 C. Bynum ankle (Questionable)
11/28 W. Davis ankle (Questionable)
11/21 B. Breeland groin (Questionable)
11/21 W. Davis ankle (Out)
11/14 A. Barr knee (Out)
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