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    VIDEO4:4504:45Mark Wilf, Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America, on sending aid to Ukrainian refugeesWorldwide Exchange With the NFL's annual meetings set for this weekend, Minnesota Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf has more on his mind than just football. Last week, he brought a humanitarian group to the Poland-Ukraine board to help with relief efforts as Ukrainian refugees flee Russia's invasion. The trip was carried out under the Jewish Federations of North America, which he chairs. "The needs are just simply overwhelming," Wilf told CNBC. "It was a combination of exhaustion, shock, as well as where to go next for the refugees. This will be with us for a long time, no matter how this wraps up politically or militarily." Wilf said the Jewish Federations have raised a collective $40 million in Ukrainian aid, and they plan to return to the region for more humanitarian trips. Funds are going toward sustaining displaced Jews who are in camps and shelters without basic needs such as food, medicine and clothing. The group is also providing financial assistance to the elderly, families...
    Seemingly every genre — from Vikings epic to classic romantic musical to horror/comedy and even a man/dog buddy movie — gets its moment in the spotlight this week. Here’s a rundown on what to watch (or not to watch) at home or in theaters. “Vikings: Valhalla”: Netflix resuscitates the History Channel’s bloody and bloody good epic “Vikings” and doesn’t sacrifice of any of the original’s spectacle, sweep or scale. Set 100 years after the series’ sixth season, it adopts a revenge and redemption narrative motif with Norse legend Leif Eriksson (heartthrob Sam Corlett), his tough sister Freydis (Frida Gustavsson) and prince Harald (Leo Sutter) going after an intolerant England responsible for genocide. Unlike many other series — including Netflix’s “The Witcher” — “Valhalla” doesn’t sit and stew in its storytelling juices before it kicks into gear. This is rapid, savage and raucously enjoyable, even though you can’t help but wonder how these Vikings kept their teeth so damn white. Netflix has such confidence in Jeb Stuart’s reboot that they’ve ordered three seasons already. Easy to understand why after watching these...
    The Chicago Bears have reached out to at least 13 general manager and 10 coaching candidates for interviews. As they go through the process, we’re looking at each of the prospective hires. Monti Ossenfort interviewed for the GM opening Saturday. Monti Ossenfort Title: Tennessee Titans director of player personnel Age: 43 Experience Ossenfort has been the Titans director of player personnel for two seasons and spent the previous 14 years with the New England Patriots as an area scout, national scout, assistant director of college scouting and finally director of college scouting for the last six years of his time there. He was a part of three Patriots teams that won Super Bowls during that stint and also worked as a personnel assistant for the team earlier in his career. He started in the NFL as a training camp intern with the Minnesota Vikings and worked with the Houston Texans. You should know A Minnesota native, he played quarterback at Division III Minnesota-Morris and got two master’s degrees from Ohio...
    The 49ers are back in the playoff picture after taking down the Minnesota Vikings 34-26 for their third straight win. Both teams entered the game 5-5, so the 49ers not only took a one-game lead over the Vikings in the wild-card race, they also collected the head-to-head tiebreaker. San Francisco got the job done on the strength of another big-time rushing attack as Elijah Mitchell led the way with 133 yards on the ground and Deebo Samuel added a 69-yard rush of his own before suffering a groin injury that kept him out for the entire fourth quarter. The 49ers held the ball for more than 37 minutes, but they did not quite reach coach Kyle Shanahan’s goal of 40 rushing attempts, falling one short. Here’s what Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo and the rest of the team said after the game: Kyle Shanahan On a conversation with Garoppolo after interception: I just told him the obvious — what he missed and told him to let it go and we’re going to come right back...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Vikings are off to an 0-2 start, and in typical Vikings fashion, both losses were excruciating. This is one of 14 0-2 starts in Vikings history, and that’s without counting the 0-2-1 start in 1966. READ MORE: That Wasn’t The Reason Why We Lost The Game: Vikings Try To Stay On Track After Missed Kick So, where did those 14 other teams end up? Do the Vikings have a chance to turn things around and make a playoff run? The bad news is, across those 14 seasons, only one team ended up making the playoffs. The 2008 Vikings, coached by Brad Childress and quarterbacked (mainly) by Gus Frerotte, rebounded to finish 10-6 and win the NFC North. They needed a four-game winning streak late in the season to make it there. Frerotte actually started the season on the bench, backing up Tarvaris Jackson. After two games, Frerotte replaced Jackson and led the Vikings to an 8-3 record in 11 games. A back injury ended his season, though, and so Jackson was the starter come playoff...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Betting website SportsLine gives the Minnesota Vikings the 10th-best odds to win the Super Bowl this season. The site released its odds Thursday, and it puts the Vikings at +4000, which means if you bet $100, you would win $4,000. READ MORE: Wilfs, Owners Of Vikings, Finalize Purchase Of Orlando Soccer Clubs Though the Vikings have the 10th-best odds, there are actually 17 teams with better odds, due to ties. The Kansas City Chiefs, who lost last year’s Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have the best odds at +500. The Bucs are right behind them at +650. READ MORE: Staubach-Pearson Hail Mary Against Vikings Commemorated As NFT The Vikings were given the second-best odds in their division, behind the Green Bay Packers at +1600. The Chicago Bears sit at +5000, and the Detroit Lions have the second-worst odds in the league (+15000). The Houston Texans have the worst odds in the league at +20000. The Vikings finished 7-9 last year, missing the playoffs. Since head coach Mike Zimmer took over in 2014, the Vikings have...
    Kirk Cousins got the Aaron Rodgers treatment when the Vikings selected Kellen Mond, as Rick Spielman didn’t bother to share that information with his starting quarterback. To be fair to Spielman, Cousins is not Rodgers-quality, so the Vikings have every right to select whoever they deem to be the best player available at the position. It’s unlikely the Vikings bring back Cousins after the 2022 season, as his contract is fully-guaranteed the next two years but runs out after that. While it’s tough to question the Vikings for giving Cousins his large deal in the first place, it’s clear he hasn’t performed up to the standard his financials might suggest. Most advanced statistics suggest Cousins is an above-average passer. Where he struggles at times is his awareness and turnovers, which ultimately doom a Vikings team with very little room for error. Will a player like Mond prove better in that department? Minnesota was obviously intrigued enough to pull the trigger.Rick Spielman doesn’t care if Kirk Cousins’ feelings were hurt“It’s just like taking another player It’s like regardless of position...
    The NFL’s Week 16 game on Christmas Day ensures the league will have played on every day of the week during the 2020 season. A 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff between the Saints (10-4) and Vikings (6-8) will fall smack dab in the middle of the usual Christmas festivities in the NBA, so if you’re looking for viewing that isn’t basketball, the NFL has come through. Drew Brees will be playing his second game since returning from 11 fractured ribs, while Minnesota’s loss a week ago crushed its slim chances of sneaking into the postseason. MORE: Watch today’s NFL game live with fuboTV New Orleans is coming off a loss to the Chiefs which made it tough for the Saints to catch the Packers for the NFC’s first-round bye, but Brees will likely view Friday’s game as a chance to continue getting up to speed with the playoffs fast approaching.  Below is more about the start times for the Christmas Day game in Week 16, plus everything you need to know to watch Saints vs. Vikings. What time is the NFL game today? ...
    The Minnesota Vikings are still holding on to dear life for the postseason and this could get them there.  Seriously, who are the Minnesota Vikings? One week the team looks like their 1-5 start and the next they could be competing for the NFC North title. Sitting a 5-6, the team isn’t out of the postseason, but the road uphill is tough. Losing is out of the question. So is average play on offense since the defense still has allowed at 20 points or more in four of their last five games. Health should be a concern as well since Dalvin Cook will be essential for a postseason push. And with five games remaining, this could be the surprise to watch late into the holiday season.Minnesota’s path is difficult, but also not out of the realm.Looking at the postseason picture, the No.7 seed in Arizona only holds a one-game lead. With their divisional matchup against the Rams, they could be back in the “hunt” category by Week 14. Meanwhile, Cook and Justin Jefferson should be in for big-time outings Sunday against...
    Dalvin Cook may not play in Week 6 vs. the Atlanta Falcons due to injury.There is a strong possibility that Minnesota Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook may be held out of Week 6’s home game vs. the winless Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon. Cook is dealing with an abductor strain. While he could play on Sunday, it would serve him and the Vikings long-term for him to sit this one out, get that Week 7 bye and be back ready to rock come Week 8. The Fantasy Footballers have full faith in Cook’s backup Alexander Mattison to get the job done vs. a terrible Falcons team that just fired its head coach. While it may stink to not be able to start Cook in fantasy football potentially in either of the next two weeks, just know you don’t win your fantasy league in October, you win it in November and especially in the playoffs in December. Check out The Fantasy Footballers for all their advice.Even though the Vikings are having a terrible year themselves, they’re still better than the...
    Kirk Cousins has been horrible through two weeks of the 2020 NFL season. The Vikings front office now faces a bleak future at the quarterback position. The Vikings front office never believed Kirk Cousins was going to be a transcendent quarterback capable of leading them to playoff glory. The plan in Minnesota was always to deploy him as a signal-caller capable of activating the talent around him at a satisfactory level. That plan has gone up in flames for the Vikings front office in 2020. What will the Vikings actually do?This is bad news for Vikings fans hoping to see Cousins moved on as soon as possible. Minnesota’s most likely course of action is to trust their current quarterback to bounce back and continue to be their starter for the next two seasons. That will require immediate and substantial improvement from him this season, but there’s no reason to think he’s lost the ability to play football in one offseason. Next: Vikings fans dont deserve how poorly Kirk Cousins is playing That means the Vikings will likely go into next...
    The Minnesota Vikings surprised the NFL world with a shocking overtime upset of the New Orleans Saints in the wild card round of the playoffs. It was that brief moment of success that carries them into the 2020 season as one of the favorites to win the NFC North division. The Vikings team will look a bit different than the previous years. The team traded Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills, let go of Everson Griffen and traded for Yannick Ngakoue from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team also lost offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, who took over as the Cleveland Browns head coach. Nonetheless, the team still brings back Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph and can still pack a punch on the offense. The team was eighth in points scored and 16th in yards gained. On defense, the Vikings were fifth in points allowed and 14th in yards allowed. With Ngakoue on the defensive line, the team might be able to get to the quarterback more this season. Minnesota finished 10-6 last season and snuck into the playoffs despite...
    Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) What constitutes a successful 2020 NFL season for the Minnesota Vikings?The Minnesota Vikings are one of several teams with Super Bowl aspirations for 2020. Since Mike Zimmer was named head coach back in 2014, the Vikings have made the NFC playoffs three times, won the NFC North division crown twice and have not had a losing season in the last five years. For those reasons, we can expect the Vikings to be one of the better teams in NFC North play this fall. From there, it’s about the matchups and getting a few breaks along the way. If we want to define the Vikings’ Super Bowl window for 2020, you could say it’s open, but they’re not one of the favorites to come out of the NFC. However, there are a few paths for a successful season for them. What would be considered a strong campaign and what would disappointment look like for the Vikings? Let’s find out now.The Minnesota Vikings need to make the NFC playoffs and...
    Minnesota Vikings star linebacker Eric Kendricks wasn’t impressed with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement following the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died in police custody May 25 after an officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes in a moment caught on cellphone video. Kendricks took his thoughts to Twitter on Tuesday, and he expressed his anger with Goodell’s statement, and he questioned if the NFL is actually trying to do something in the aftermath of Floyd’s death and the nationwide protests. CHARGERS' ANTHONY LYNN IS 'PISSED OFF,' CALLS FOR ACTION FOLLOWING FLOYD'S DEATH, PROTESTS “[email protected] what actual steps are you taking to support the fight for justice and system reform? Your statement said nothing,” Kendricks wrote. “Your league is built on black athletes. Vague answers do nothing. Let the players know what you’re ACTUALLY doing. And we know what silence means.” In the tweet, Kendricks included a picture of the NFL logo with the words, “We Want Answers” in the center of it. Kendricks also said, “The Vikings have opened a dialogue with players...
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