Minnesota Vikings

2nd NFC North (1-0-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

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  • Cousins sharp as advertised in brief Vikings debut

    Kirk Cousins' time on Saturday night was short, and boy, was it sweet. The Vikings quarterback was a perfect 4-for-4 for 42 yards and one touchdown in his lone drive against the Broncos.
  • Vikings OL Easton (neck) heads to injured reserve

    After starting 12 games for the Minnesota Vikings last year, offensive lineman Nick Easton could miss the entire 2018 season while recovering from surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck.
  • Cook: Vikes will be 'something special' this season

    Dalvin Cook is a "thousand-percent" confident he'll be back to full speed coming off a torn ACL and he's confident the Minnesota Vikings will "be something special to watch" in 2018.
  • Barr's Rodgers hit would be illegal, per new rule

    Anthony Barr's hit on Aaron Rodgers was clean, but it resulted in an injury for Rodgers. That will change in 2018, as a new rule places a point of emphasis on player safety and how they're tackled.
  • Vikings WR Diggs signs five-year, $72M extension

    The Minneapolis Miracle Worker will remain in Minnesota for the foreseeable future. The Vikings and Stefon Diggs have agreed to terms on an extension, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday.
  • Barone, Janocko to split Vikes OL coaching duties

    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Saturday that tight ends coach Clancy Barone and assistant offensive line coach Andrew Janocko will split offensive line coaching duties.
  • Vikings RB Cook ditches knee brace before camp

    Dalvin Cook's red-hot rookie campaign ended well before the midway point of the season due to an ACL tear. Fresh off a full repair and recovery process, the running back has dumped the knee brace.
  • Tony Sparano memorial service will be held Friday

    Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano passed away unexpectedly Sunday. The Vikings canceled Friday's training camp practice to attend memorial service for the late coach.
  • Vikings O-line coach Tony Sparano dies at age 56

    Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach and former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano died unexpectedly Sunday morning, the team announced. He was 56.
  • NFL mourns death of longtime coach Tony Sparano

    Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach and former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the age of 56. Current and former NFL players offered their condolences.
  • Vikings first-round pick Hughes signs rookie deal

    The Minnesota Vikings will have their stout secondary intact ahead of training camp.The Vikings and first-round pick Mike Hughes have agreed in principle to a contract, Tom Pelissero reported.
Draft 2018 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 30 (30) Hughes, Mike CB 
Rd 2, Pick 30 (62) O'Neill, Brian OT 
Rd 4, Pick 2 (102) Holmes, Jalyn DE 
Rd 5, Pick 20 (157) Conklin, Tyler TE 
Rd 5, Pick 30 (167) Carlson, Daniel K 
Rd 6, Pick 39 (213) Gossett, Colby G 
Rd 6, Pick 44 (218) Aruna, Ade EDGE 
Rd 7, Pick 7 (225) Downs, Devante LB 
Scoreboard more
Broncos Stadium at Mile High - Wk 1 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota Vikings 14 10 3 15 42
Denver Broncos 0 14 7 7 28
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Sat, Aug 11 @ Denver 42-28   W
P2 Sat, Aug 18 Jacksonville 1:00 PM ET
P3 Fri, Aug 24 Seattle 8:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 30 @ Tennessee 8:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 09 San Francisco 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 16 @ 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
Trevor Siemian 17 11 165 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Latavius Murray 4 43 10.8 0
Mack Brown 11 34 3.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Roc Thomas 3 102 34 2
Stefon Diggs 3 35 11.7 1
Stacy Coley 2 23 11.5 0
Chad Beebe 3 22 7.3 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/13 Nick Easton (OG) Reserve/Injured; Prior to Cut to 53 (reserve/injured; prior to cut to 53).
8/13 Kaleb Johnson (OG) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
7/28 Josiah Price (TE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
7/28 Chris Gonzalez (OG) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Chicago 0 0 0 .000
Minnesota 0 0 0 .000
Green Bay 0 0 0 .000
Detroit 0 0 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. 12, 2018 at 12:06 a.m.

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kyle Sloter rushes 14 yards for a touchdown.

  2. Published: Aug. 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jack Tocho intercepts Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly.

  3. Published: Aug. 11, 2018 at 11:54 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kyle Sloter finds Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chad Beebe for a 9-yard touchdown.

  4. Published: Aug. 11, 2018 at 10:21 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Trevor Siemian throws a short pass to Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas who runs 78 yards into the end zone.

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