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Minnesota Vikings (7-9)


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@ TB
L 14-26
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vs. Chi
L 27-33
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@ NO
L 33-52
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@ Det
W 37-35
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'Built to last': In 10th year, Cousins relishes durability

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) When his assumed replacement was drafted this spring, Kirk Cousins found himself facing a likely end date for his time with the Minnesota Vikings.

Being finished playing football will probably be a different story. Even though he's entering his 10th year in the NFL, in some ways Cousins is just getting going.

"The more I play, the more I realize this position is really built to last in how they're protecting the quarterback, the league rules are. If you play smart, you don't try to be a hero and get hit all the time but you step out of bounds and you get rid of the football and you get down, I think you can prolong your career quite a bit," Cousins said Wednesday, before the team's first full practice of training camp.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xyz-Green Bay 1330.813
x-Chicago 880.500
Minnesota 790.438
Detroit 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: K. Cousins4265
Pass TDs: K. Cousins35
Rush Yds: D. Cook1557
Rush TDs: D. Cook16
Rec Yds: J. Jefferson1400
Rec TDs: A. Thielen14
Int: H. Smith5
Sacks: I. Odenigbo3.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6292 (4)
Passing Yards: 4265 (12)
Rushing Yards: 2283 (5)
Points per game: 26.9 (11)
Yards per game: 393.3 (4)
Touchdowns: 55 (6)
Field Goals: 15 (31)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6292 (27)
Passing Yards: 4267 (22)
Rushing Yards: 2151 (27)
Points per game: 29.7 (29)
Yards per game: 393.3 (27)
Touchdowns: 49 (25)
Field Goals: 35 (31)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/6 N. Vigil signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/30 X. Woods signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/30 D. Dozier re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/30 H. Hentges retired
3/29 M. Alexander signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/25 M. Cole traded for 2021 sixth-round draft pick
3/24 A. Abdullah re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/22 P. Peterson signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/17 R. Hill Declared Free Agent
3/17 C. Beebe Declared Free Agent
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 J. Holmes groin (Out)
1/3 E. Kendricks calf (Out)
1/3 C. Dantzler hamstring (Out)
1/3 C. Jones groin (Out)
1/3 D. Bailey back (Questionable)
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