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Minnesota Vikings make Kirk Cousins the highest paid player in the NFL!

Minnesota Vikings make Kirk Cousins the highest paid player in the NFL!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Minnesota Vikings made Kirk Cousins the highest paid player in the NFL on Thursday, signing the quarterback to a monstrous 3-year deal worth $84 million in guaranteed cash.

Cousins joins a Vikings team that went deep into the playoffs last season, which culminated in a disappointing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship.

“I look forward to playing here,” Cousins said during his introductory news conference Thursday. “As [general manager Rick [Spielman] said yesterday, this is a lifetime deal. That’s the goal. Yes, it’s a three-year deal but the expectation is from both sides that we’d raise our kids here and if everything goes as planned that I’d be here a long, long time.”

Cousins will have plenty of weapons to choose from in Minnesota including receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. In addition, Kirk will be able to handoff the ball to dynamic running back Dalvin Cook in the 2018-2019 season.

BREAKING! Minnesota Vikings clinch #2 seed in the NFC Playoffs

BREAKING! Minnesota Vikings clinch #2 seed in the NFC Playoffs

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Minnesota Vikings earned a first-round playoff bye and the NFC divisions #2 seed after defeating the Chicago Bears 23-10 this afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium.

With the Week 17 victory, the Vikings finished the regular season with an impressive 13-3 record.

Minnesota will enter the playoffs sporting the leagues top defense and now have a golden opportunity to become the first-ever team to host a Super Bowl.

The Vikings have also been solid on offense this season, led by the surprising play of quarterback Case Keenum who has thrown 21 touchdowns against just 7 interceptions in 2017.

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Vikings activate QB Teddy Bridgewater, place Sam Bradford on the IR

Vikings activate QB Teddy Bridgewater, place Sam Bradford on the IR

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford earned “NFC Player of the Week” honors in Week 1 of the NFL season. As it turns out, that will be the only game he plays this year.

The Vikings announced Wednesday that they had placed the now veteran quarterback on the injured reserve.

The good news for Minnesota fans is the club has activated former starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Bridgewater is coming off a gruesome non-contact knee injury that almost cost him his leg.

The Vikings currently sit at 6-2 on the season and have performed well under current starting quarterback Case Keenum.

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook out for the season

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook out for the season

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Terrible news for Minnesota Vikings (2-2) fans.

Dynamic running back Dalvin Cook will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL in Sunday’s 14-7 loss to the Detroit Lions.

“I expect him to come back and be the same that he was,” Coach Mike Zimmer told reporters of Cook.

Cook had put together an amazing opening few games recording 354 yards on the ground while averaging 4.8 yards per carry.

The second-round back out Florida State had also hauled in 11 receptions for 90 yards this season.

The Vikings, who have been without starting quarterback Sam Bradford since Week 1, will now turn to running backs Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon to pick up the slack on offense.