Vikings (Old English: wicing—"pirate", Danish and Bokmål: vikinger; Swedish and Nynorsk: vikingar; Icelandic: víkingar, from Old Norse) were Norse seafarers, mainly speaking the Old Norse language, who during the late 8th to late 11th centuries, raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of Europe, and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland.
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24 thoughts on the Patriots' win over the Vikings

COMMENTARY. Twenty-four thoughts on the Patriots' 24-10 victory over the Vikings Sunday . . . □ 1. The final score of the Patriots' win — their ninth of the season and eighth in nine games despite all of the recent handwringing about their pending ...

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USA TODAY

Patriots launch December push by overwhelming Vikings

Brady wasn't exactly electrifying Sunday night, but he and the Patriots methodically dismantled the Vikings to earn the victory. With the win, Brady improved to 59-11 in the month of December. That's a record for wins by a quarterback in the final ...

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Washington Post

Tempers flare, but Patriots let their play speak loudest against the Vikings

Emotions are running high, as Sunday's on-field verbal confrontation between Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen underscored. And as Belichick yelled at Thielen, the Patriots reinforced the notion that they ...

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ESPN (blog)

Vikings fail to pick up game on Bears in NFC North, but still control playoff fate

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) are still alive in the NFC playoff picture after a 24-10 loss to the New England Patriots, but there's one thing that continues to allude this team: It hasn't beaten an opponent with a winning record ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Patriots roll past Vikings 24-10

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. – The Vikings came into Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon with a chance to bolster their playoff prospects and put themselves back in the thick of the NFC North race. They left knowing they'll need a win on the West Coast eight ...

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Boston 25 News

LIVE UPDATES: Patriots take back lead against Vikings in second half

After bouncing back with a win over the Jets following their bye week, the Patriots are taking on the Vikings at home on Boston 25. Both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are active after getting taken off the team's injury report on Friday and ...

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The Boston Globe

Patriots keep pace in AFC playoff race with win over Vikings

James Develin rushed for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns and Josh Gordon added another score as the Patriots defeated the Vikings, 24-10, on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots improved to 9-3 and maintained their hold on the No. 2 seed for the AFC ...

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Boston.com

Patriots vs Vikings: Live updates and analysis

One of the most formidable opponents on the Patriots' remaining schedule is in Foxborough Sunday for a late-afternoon showdown. The Vikings are 6-4-1 and in the thick of the race for a playoff spot in the NFC. Minnesota is the final opponent the ...

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Kirk Cousins might not be the guy for the Vikings after an ugly loss to the Bears

Sunday night taught the NFL world two things: First, the Bears are indeed the team to beat in the NFC North, if it wasn't clear already. Second: The Vikings have quite a bit of work to do, and it starts with quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Vikings are 5 ...

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Chicago Tribune

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts on the Bears' 25-20 prime-time win over the Vikings

10 thoughts after the Bears defeated the Vikings 25-20 Sunday night at Soldier Field to win their fourth straight game, the longest winning streak since the 2012 season. 1. Go back a month ago and the Bears felt like they were on the cusp of being ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Vikings offense sputters as Bears win, gain breathing room in NFC North

If their 25-20 victory over the Vikings on Sunday night — which gave the Bears a 1½-game lead over Minnesota — turns out to be the catalyst for Chicago's first division title since 2010, the Bears will be able to credit their best defensive ...

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ESPN (blog)

Vikings' prime-time struggles continue in loss at Chicago

On a cold Sunday night at Soldier Field against the Minnesota Vikings, the Bears' edge rusher was every bit "the silencer," mimicking LeBron James' signature celebration upon sacking Kirk Cousins. This came after he launched a momentum shift by ...

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Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs were the Vikings' goats, not heroes, in loss to ...

Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have been rock star, dynamite producers at wide receiver for the Vikings. That's why it was a surprise when they each made a huge mistake that ended up costing the Vikings in a 30-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Vikings' three losses this season can be tied to their turnovers

Since Mike Zimmer became the Vikings' head coach in 2014, preaching about his desire to build a smart football team that doesn't beat itself with avoidable mistakes. the Vikings have largely heeded his call. They'd only turned the ball over on more ...

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Washington Post

The Eagles drop to 2-3 after loss to Vikings, and they seem to be without ...

It's five games into the season, and the Philadelphia Eagles don't look so super after their record dropped to 2-3 with Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field. This was the rematch of last season's NFC title game played ...

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ESPN

Vikings' Adam Thielen was in all the right places on Sunday

That type of play speaks to Thielen's impact across the board for the Vikings. Given his workload on offense, the Pro Bowl receiver isn't often a part of special teams during games but is a constant presence in meetings that don't require his ...

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