Minnesota Vikings

2nd NFC North (3-0-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium

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  • Bridgewater: Johnson 'going to be big' for Vikings

    With Cordarrelle Patterson still tumbling down the depth chart in Minnesota, it's Charles Johnson who has earned the trust of his young quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater.
  • Zimmer peeved at Vikes for 'terrible practice'

    Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was upset at what he called a "terrible practice" on Thursday, making his team run and unloading on them during a meeting.
  • Vikings rookie CB Waynes struggles in NFL debut

    Trae Waynes' first taste of the NFL didn't go swimmingly. The Minnesota Vikings' cornerback was called for three penalties, but coach Mike Zimmer isn't fretting.
  • Vikings beat Steelers in HOF Game

    Landry Jones played four quarters; Teddy Bridgewater played one quarter; and Dri Archer put on a show. Marc Sessler recaps what we learned from the first game of the 2015 season.
  • Peterson: I'm a 'no-brainer' Hall of Famer

    Believing he's already a Hall of Famer, Adrian Peterson now has his sights set on become the "greatest player" in NFL history. Does he have a chance? Chris Wesseling explores.
  • Vikings' Matt Kalil finally healthy, says 'football is fun again'

    Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Matt Kalil turned in a terrible, terrible 2014 season. After offseason surgeries, Kalil says he's finally healthy and enjoying football again.
  • Vikings camp report: A.D. on target

    How has Adrian Peterson looked in on-field action after missing most of the 2014 season? Randy Moss has the latest on that and other Vikings goings-on in his camp report from Minnesota.
  • Vikings' Patterson 'rounding' corner

    Cordarrelle Patterson opened training camp working with the second-team offense. The Minnesota Vikings receiver is "rounding" a corner, coach Mike Zimmer said, taking steps toward improvement.
  • A.P. knocking off rust after long layoff

    Adrian Peterson is working his way back into playing shape. He acknowledged to NFL Network's Marshall Faulk that the initial practices presented some physical challenges to his 30-year-old body.
  • Vikings offer camp advice: Always bring your own TP

    There is a special bond that occurs among players during road training camps, and the Vikings are demonstrating three-ply team unity.
  • Zimmer: Peterson to get 'heavy' workload

    Although running backs coach Kirby Wilson told Around The NFL that the Vikings backfield will be more balanced this year, coach Mike Zimmer vows to give Adrian Peterson a "heavy" workload.
  • Is Emmitt's rushing mark in A.P.'s future?

    Adrian Peterson returns this season after spending all but one game off the field. Will the time off benefit him and does he have a shot at topping Emmitt Smith's all-time rushing record?
Draft 2015 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 11 (11) Waynes, Trae CB 
Rd 2, Pick 13 (45) Kendricks, Eric ILB 
Rd 3, Pick 24 (88) Hunter, Danielle DE 
Rd 4, Pick 11 (110) Clemmings, T.J. OT 
Rd 5, Pick 7 (143) Pruitt, MyCole TE 
Rd 5, Pick 10 (146) Diggs, Stefon WR 
Rd 6, Pick 9 (185) Thompson, Tyrus OT 
Rd 6, Pick 17 (193) Dubose, B.J. DE 
Rd 7, Pick 11 (228) Shepherd, Austin OT 
Rd 7, Pick 15 (232) Robinson, Edmond OLB 
Scoreboard more
TCF Bank Stadium - Wk 2 1 2 3 4 T
Oakland Raiders 6 3 3 0 12
Minnesota Vikings 0 13 7 0 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
HOF Sun, Aug 09 Pittsburgh 14-3   W
P1 Sat, Aug 15 Tampa Bay 26-16   W
P2 Sat, Aug 22 Oakland 20-12   W
P3 Sat, Aug 29 @ Dallas 7:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Sep 03 @ Tennessee 8:00 PM ET
1 Mon, Sep 14 @ San Francisco 10:20 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Teddy Bridgewater 28 22 219 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Dominique Williams 14 68 4.9 0
DuJuan Harris 15 67 4.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Adam Thielen 7 104 14.9 1
Jarius Wright 5 69 13.8 0
Matt Asiata 6 54 9 0
MyCole Pruitt 4 51 12.8 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/2 Ryan Whalen (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
7/26 Casey Matthews (LB) Reserve/Injured; Prior to Cut to 75 (reserve/injured; prior to cut to 75).
7/25 Josh Thomas (DB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/8 Austin Wentworth (OG) Reserve/NFIL from Waived/NFIL (reserve/nfil from waived/nfil).
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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