Minnesota Vikings

2nd NFC North (5-4-1)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

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  • Mike Zimmer: Vikings need to stick to the run more

    Under new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, the Minnesota Vikings have struggled to move the ball consistently. Head coach Mike Zimmer wants to see increased production on the ground.
  • Gonzalez, Reed among semifinalists for HOF Class

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame unveiled its 25 modern-era semifinalists for the Class of 2019 on Tuesday. The list includes three first-time candidates: CB Champ Bailey, TE Tony Gonzalez and safety Ed Reed.
  • Feeling fine: Cook will be 'full-go' for Vikings-Bears

    The Minnesota Vikings will have running back Dalvin Cook on the field when the team faces the Chicago Bears Sunday night. Cook, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, will be a "full-go."
  • Vikings GM: Griffen 'hell-bent' on being a success

    Everson Griffen has made a positive impact for the Minnesota Vikings in the two games he's played in since his return, and GM Rick Spielman says the defensive end is "hell-bent" on being a success story.
  • Zimmer: Cook 'kept it in fourth gear' on 70-yd run

    Dalvin Cook was sidelined for the entire month of October with a hamstring injury. Against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Cook looked like his old self, blasting down the field for a 70-yard run.
  • Diggs out, Cook will play for Vikings versus Lions

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is officially active for Sunday's tilt versus the Detroit Lions. The Vikings, however, will be without receiver Stefon Diggs, who has battled a rib injury this week.
  • Vikes DE Griffen set to return vs. Saints on Sunday

    Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, who missed the last five games because of a mental health issue, is expected to play against the New Orleans Saints, Tom Pelissero reports.
  • Thielen: I wouldn't be the WR I am without Teddy

    Adam Thielen is on the verge of becoming the second player in NFL history to record eight consecutive games with 100-plus yards. Thielen credited former Teddy Bridgewater for his success.
  • Griffen: Off-field issues were 'bigger than football'

    Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen says he focused on making sure he finds the right balance between focusing on his personal life and football as he returns from a serious mental-health related issue.
  • Cook isn't expected to play for Vikings vs. Saints

    It looks like the Minnesota Vikings will be playing the New Orleans Saints on Sunday without Dalvin Cook. The running is expected to sit out for the fifth time in six games this week.
  • Done deal: FA safety George Iloka signs with Vikes

    The Minnesota Vikings signed former Bengals safety George Iloka, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The Bengals released Iloka last week.
  • WR Thielen sprints to sixth straight 100-yard game

    Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen earned his sixth straight 100-plus yard receiving day, with 11 receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
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
Soldier Field - Wk 11 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota Vikings 0 0 3 17 20
Chicago Bears 3 11 0 11 25
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
9 Sun, Nov 04 Detroit 24-9   W
10 Bye
11 Sun, Nov 18 @ Chicago 20-25   L
12 Sun, Nov 25 Green Bay 8:20 PM ET
13 Sun, Dec 02 @ New England 4:25 PM ET
14 Mon, Dec 10 @ Seattle 8:15 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Anthony Barr (LB) Full Pract - --
Tom Compton (G) Limited Pract - --
David Morgan (TE) Did Not Pract - --
Xavier Rhodes (CB) Full Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Kirk Cousins 409 289 2947 19
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Latavius Murray 96 422 4.4 5
Dalvin Cook 55 199 3.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Adam Thielen 85 1013 11.9 7
Stefon Diggs 71 713 10 5
Kyle Rudolph 36 362 10.1 2
Laquon Treadwell 28 260 9.3 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/9 Roc Thomas (RB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/9 Landon Turner (OG) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
11/7 Ameer Abdullah (RB) Assigned via Waivers (assigned via waivers).
11/7 Roc Thomas (RB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Chicago 7 3 0 .700
Minnesota 5 4 1 .550
Green Bay 4 5 1 .450
Detroit 4 6 0 .400

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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Team Profiles

  1. Published: Nov. 18, 2018 at 11:37 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs hauls in Touchdown pass to keep the comeback alive.

  2. Published: Nov. 18, 2018 at 11:04 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Aldrick Robinson takes slant for speedy touchdown catch.

  3. Published: Nov. 18, 2018 at 10:39 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson forces ball out of Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen's hands for a fumble.

  4. Published: Nov. 18, 2018 at 10:32 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings safety Anthony Harris hauls in an interception and dodges his way to a big return.

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