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Minnesota Vikings (13-3)

Sat. 12/23 Sun. 12/31 Sun. 1/14 Sun. 1/21
@ GB
W 16-0
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vs. Chi
W 23-10
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vs. NO
W 29-24
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@ Phi
L 7-38
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Could Vikings' guarantee for Cousins start an NFL trend?

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The idea began to percolate about 2+ years ago, in discussions between Kirk Cousins and agent Mike McCartney about his status with the Washington Redskins and his future in the NFL.

The goal was to get a fully guaranteed contract, the security players in this league of high turnover and short shelf lives have sought for decades, unlike their peers in professional baseball, basketball and hockey who are accustomed to guaranteed money.

This week, when Cousins finally reached free agency after two consecutive seasons playing on the franchise tag, the Minnesota Vikings made that once-unrealistic aspiration happen with an $84 million, three-year deal.

NFC North Division
xy-Minnesota 1330.813
Detroit 970.563
Green Bay 790.438
Chicago 5110.313
Full Standings
Pass Yds: C. Keenum3547
Pass TDs: C. Keenum22
Rush Yds: L. Murray842
Rush TDs: L. Murray8
Rec Yds: A. Thielen1276
Rec TDs: S. Diggs8
Int: H. Smith5
Sacks: E. Griffen13.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5710 (11)
Passing Yards: 3929 (15)
Rushing Yards: 1957 (7)
Points per game: 23.9 (10)
Yards per game: 356.9 (11)
Touchdowns: 40 (7)
Field Goals: 32 (9)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4415 (1)
Passing Yards: 3329 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1337 (2)
Points per game: 15.8 (1)
Yards per game: 275.9 (1)
Touchdowns: 23 (1)
Field Goals: 27 (17)
Date Player Transactions
3/16 D. Bradley signed One-year contract (through 2018)
3/16 S. Richardson signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2018)
3/16 J. Wright cut
3/15 K. Cousins signed/unrest FA Three-year contract (through 2020)
3/15 T. Siemian traded w/ 2018 7th-round pick for 2019 pick
3/14 N. Easton Restricted Free Agent
3/14 J. Berger Declared Free Agent
3/14 S. Bradford Declared Free Agent
3/14 T. Bridgewater Declared Free Agent
3/14 T. Brock Declared Free Agent
Date Player Status
1/21 M. Alexander rib (Questionable)
1/21 A. Sendejo concussion (Questionable)
1/21 A. Thielen lower back (Questionable)
1/21 S. Stephen knee, ankle (Out)
1/14 T. Newman foot (Questionable)
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