Minnesota Vikings

3rd NFC North (8-8-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

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  • Hill cost Vikings' Sherels $100K with return

    Marcus Sherels was on his way to finishing his season as the NFL leader in punt return average which would have triggered a $100,000 bonus, but something happened on Sherels' way to the bank.
  • A.P. wants to cap career with Vikes

    Adrian Peterson had an injury-marred 2016 campaign with the Vikings, but the running back isn't planning on leaving. "I would love to finish my career here with the Minnesota Vikings."
  • Zimmer downplays actions by his DBs in loss

    Why did a pair of Vikings defensive backs go off script to create their own ill-fated game plan in Saturday's ugly 38-25 loss to the Packers? Mike Zimmer went to great length Monday to downplay the incident.
  • Deion on Vikings DBs: That was 'stupid and ignorant'

    Hall of Fame corner Deion Sanders took issue with the collective action of a Vikings defensive backs group that includes veteran Terence Newman, calling the undermining "stupid and ignorant."
  • Pack thwart Vikes to set up showdown vs. Lions

    The Green Bay Packers extended their winning streak to five games with a convincing 38-25 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16.
  • Colts embarrass Vikings in win

    The Indianapolis Colts kept their playoff hopes alive, bulldozing the Minnesota Vikings in a lopsided 34-6 victory. Here's what we learned in the Week 15 showdown.
  • Adrian Peterson to start, won't be on snap count

    The Minnesota Vikings announced they've activated veteran running back Adrian Peterson from injured reserve. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported he will start against the Colts.
  • Andrew Luck to play with 35th different offensive line

    Maybe 35 times is the charm. The Colts will be starting their 35th different offensive line combination in front of QB Andrew Luck on Sunday versus the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Adrian Peterson (knee) says he intends to play on Sunday

    Never doubt Adrian Peterson's ability to bounce back quicker than normal humans. The Vikings running back says he intends to make his return from a torn meniscus Sunday against the Colts.
  • Zimmer 'tired' of Vikings not living up to ability

    Mike Zimmer, like most coaches, has grown tired of seeing his team lose. On Tuesday, he told reporters he's tired of seeing his Vikings "not living up to our ability."
  • Harrison Smith could be out rest of '16

    Harrison Smith will miss this week's game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Minnesota Vikings' safety reportedly could miss the rest of the regular season with a high ankle sprain.
  • A.P. says he won't return if Vikings are eliminated

    Adrian Peterson is getting closer to potentially returning from a knee injury, but the Minnesota Vikings running back wouldn't try to return this season if the team falls from playoff contention.
  • Mike Zimmer returns to coaching duties after successful surgery

    Mike Zimmer has returned to his coaching duties with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, the team announced. Zimmer missed last Thursday's loss to the Cowboys after surgery to repair a detached retina.
Draft 2016 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 23 (23) Treadwell, Laquon WR 
Rd 2, Pick 23 (54) Alexander, Mackensie CB 
Rd 4, Pick 23 (121) Beavers, Willie OT 
Rd 5, Pick 23 (160) Brothers, Kentrell OLB 
Rd 6, Pick 5 (180) Boehringer, Moritz WR 
Rd 6, Pick 13 (188) Morgan, David TE 
Rd 7, Pick 6 (227) Weatherly, Stephen OLB 
Rd 7, Pick 23 (244) Kearse, Jayron S 
Scoreboard more
U.S. Bank Stadium - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago Bears 0 10 0 0 10
Minnesota Vikings 7 17 0 14 38
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Thu, Nov 24 @ Detroit 13-16   L
13 Thu, Dec 01 Dallas 15-17   L
14 Sun, Dec 11 @ Jacksonville 25-16   W
15 Sun, Dec 18 Indianapolis 6-34   L
16 Sat, Dec 24 @ Green Bay 25-38   L
17 Sun, Jan 01 Chicago 38-10   W
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
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Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
1/7 Julian Wilson (CB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/2 Cayleb Jones (WR) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/2 Marquis Lucas (OT) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/2 Kyle Carter (TE) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 10 6 0 .625
Detroit 9 7 0 .563
Minnesota 8 8 0 .500
Chicago 3 13 0 .188

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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