Minnesota Vikings

NFC North (3-0-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

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  • Kicker trade! Ravens ship Vedvik to Vikes for pick

    Three days after Kaare Vedvik's lights-out preseason performance, the Ravens announced Sunday they traded the 25-year-old special-teamer to the Vikings in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
  • No sweat: Cousins complains about center's sweat

    No one is saying Minnesota Vikings first-round rookie Garrett Bradbury has a problem with preparation. Perspiration, on the other hand...
  • Full offseason bodes well for Cousins, Rudolph

    Vikings QB Kirk Cousins knows he needs to get Kyle Rudolph more involved, as the tight end also knows he provides a different target than the signal-caller's seen from tight ends in the past.
  • Kirk: Vikes want to be 'explosive' with play-action

    Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense are going in a different direction in 2019, on the field and on the drawing board. The QB hopes that utilizing play-action and his mobility will open things up.
  • Vikings CB Holton Hill suspended extra four games

    Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill suffered another offseason setback Tuesday in the form of a second four-game suspension. The second-year CB will now be eligible to return in October.
  • Vikings RB Roc Thomas suspended three games

    The Vikings will be without one of their RBs for the first bit of the 2019 season. Roc Thomas was suspended three games by the NFL on Tuesday for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse.
  • Kyle Rudolph's extension clears $4M in cap space

    The Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph agreed on a four-year, $36 million extension Monday night, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The new deal clears $4 million in 2019 cap space for Minnesota.
  • Kubiak: First-rounder Bradbury to be Vikes' center

    In an effort to reconfigure an offensive line that struggled in 2018, the Minnesota Vikings drafted Garrett Bradbury with their first-round pick and now the rookie finds himself anchoring the line at the Center position.
  • Vikings COO Warren named Big Ten commissioner

    Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren was named commissioner of the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday.
  • Kyle Rudolph: 'There's a way' to stay with Vikings

    In an interview with NFL Total Access on Wednesday, Kyle Rudolph said that he is optimistic that a deal can be reached between his team and the Vikings to ensure his future in Minnesota.
  • Cousins already a fan of center Garrett Bradbury

    It hasn't taken long at all for Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins to let it be known he hopes rookie center Garrett Bradbury is around in Minnesota for a long time to come.
  • Vikings hire ex-kicker Nate Kaeding as consultant

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has seen kickers come and go since arriving in 2014. To help combat the instability, the Vikings have hired former NFL kicker Nate Kaeding as a consultant.
  • Vikes' Rhodes appreciates criticism from Zimmer

    Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes was under scrutiny from coach Mike Zimmer during this past season, but the six-year veteran has owned up to his poor play in 2018 and looks to fix it going forward.
  • Rudolph says Vikings offered five-year extension

    Tight end Kyle Rudolph confirmed a report that the Vikings recently offered him a five-year contract extension and his agent and the team are currently working through the situation.
Draft 2019 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 18 (18) Bradbury, Garrett C 
Rd 2, Pick 18 (50) Smith, Irv TE 
Rd 3, Pick 39 (102) Mattison, Alexander RB 
Rd 4, Pick 12 (114) Samia, Dru G 
Rd 5, Pick 24 (162) Smith, Cameron LB 
Rd 6, Pick 18 (190) Watts, Armon DT 
Rd 6, Pick 19 (191) Epps, Marcus S 
Rd 6, Pick 21 (193) Udoh, Oli T 
Rd 7, Pick 3 (217) Boyd, Kris CB 
Rd 7, Pick 25 (239) Mitchell, Dillon WR 
Rd 7, Pick 33 (247) Johnson, Olabisi WR 
Rd 7, Pick 36 (250) Cutting, Austin LS 
Scoreboard more
U.S. Bank Stadium - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
Arizona Cardinals 3 6 0 0 9
Minnesota Vikings 7 0 0 13 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Fri, Aug 09 @ New Orleans 34-25   W
P2 Sun, Aug 18 Seattle 25-19   W
P3 Sat, Aug 24 Arizona 20-9   W
P4 Thu, Aug 29 @ Buffalo 7:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 08 Atlanta 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 15 @ Green Bay 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Kyle Sloter 27 23 280 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Mike Boone 35 177 5.1 2
Alexander Mattison 25 89 3.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Bisi Johnson 5 87 17.4 1
Adam Thielen 4 79 19.8 0
Tyler Conklin 4 68 17 0
Khari Blasingame 5 63 12.6 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/12 Kaare Vedvik (P) Traded (traded).
8/12 Tyler Catalina (OG) Terminated Via Waivers, all contracts (terminated via waivers, all contracts).
8/12 Kevin McDermott (LS) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
8/11 Nate Wozniak (TE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Minnesota 3 0 0 1.000
Green Bay 1 2 0 .333
Chicago 1 2 0 .333
Detroit 0 3 0 .000

Head Coach more

Mike Zimmer

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Mike Zimmer was hired as the ninth head coach in Vikings history on January 15, 2014, replacing Leslie Frazier.

A veteran defensive coordinator, Zimmer enters his 21st season on an NFL sideline, the past 14 working as defensive coordinator for Cincinnati (2008-13), Atlanta (2007) and Dallas (2000-06).

Zimmer has been a part of 11 playoff teams in his NFL tenure and teams that have won seven division titles. He coached the Cowboys DBs when the team won Super Bowl XXX over the Pittsburgh Steelers after the 1995 season. Zimmer's Bengals defenses since 2008 have ranked in the NFL's top 10 in total defense four times, climbing to No. 3 in 2013. Since 2011, the Bengals ranked No. 2 in the NFL with 139 sacks (46.3 per season) and have allowed 18.8 points per game, ranking No. 4 in the NFL in points allowed. The 2013 Bengals posted 20 INTs, the fifth-best mark in the NFL.

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  1. Published: Aug. 24, 2019 at 04:19 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kyle Sloter tosses a 15-yard touchdown pass to running back Khari Blasingame against the Arizona Cardinals.

  2. Published: Aug. 24, 2019 at 03:53 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone runs in for a 7-yard touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals.

  3. Published: Aug. 24, 2019 at 01:37 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook runs for an 85-yard touchdown against Arizona Cardinals.

  4. Published: Aug. 18, 2019 at 11:21 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings linebacker Devante Downs intercepts a pass from Seattle Seahawks quarterback J.T. Barrett.

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