Minnesota Vikings

3rd NFC North (7-9-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium

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  • Peterson has 'great dialogue' with Zimmer, Spielman

    Adrian Peterson met with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman on Wednesday. Will the meeting result in Peterson's return to Minnesota?
  • 2015 NFL Draft team-by-team rumors

    College Football 24/7 takes a look at the buzz surrounding each team leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, connecting prospects with their potential future NFL clubs.
  • Bills to acquire Cassel in deal with Vikings

    The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday they've agreed to a trade with the Minnesota Vikings to acquire QB Matt Cassel. Does the move make Cassel the favorite to start under center come Week 1?
  • A.P. releases statement on judge ruling

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement on the ruling of his overturned suspension. Find out what he had to say.
  • Peterson's dad: I've heard Cowboys, Colts, Cardinals

    Adrian Peterson's father says he's heard the Cowboys, Colts and Cardinals mentioned as potential landing spots for the star running back. Will the Vikings entertain a trade for Peterson?
  • NFL places A.P. on Exempt List pending appeal

    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's suspension has been overturned. U.S. District Judge David S. Doty has ruled in favor of Peterson, granting an NFLPA motion to vacate a previous ruling by Harold Henderson. The league, however, is appealing.
  • Adrian Peterson's dad says son won't rule out Vikings return

    According to his father, Adrian Peterson isn't ready to dismiss playing for the Minnesota Vikings next season. Does this mean we might see the running back wearing purple and gold in 2015?
  • Offseason Forecast: Will Peterson remain a Viking?

    The Vikings must decide if their generational running back will return for a ninth season in Minnesota. Sticking with, or moving on from Adrian Peterson undoubtedly impacts how the team shapes its roster.
  • Peterson 'uneasy' about rejoining Vikes

    Adrian Peterson is prepared to take an NFL field in 2015, but he doesn't sound all that excited to be back with the Vikings. The running back expressed his disdain with Minnesota on Thursday.
  • Vikings OC: Johnson 'far and away our best receiver'

    Norv Turner acknowledged Wednesday that Charles Johnson is "far and away" the Vikings' best receiver. What does that say about Greg Jennings' future in Minnesota?
Draft 2015 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 11 (11)  
Scoreboard more
TCF Bank Stadium - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago Bears 0 3 3 3 9
Minnesota Vikings 3 0 7 3 13
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 23 Green Bay 21-24   L
13 Sun, Nov 30 Carolina 31-13   W
14 Sun, Dec 07 New York Jets 30-24   W
15 Sun, Dec 14 @ Detroit 14-16   L
16 Sun, Dec 21 @ Miami 35-37   L
17 Sun, Dec 28 Chicago 13-9   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
3/5 Jerome Simpson (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
2/27 Charlie Johnson (G) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
2/26 Adrian Peterson (RB) Suspension Lifted by Commissioner (suspension lifted by commissioner).
2/26 Adrian Peterson (RB) Exempt/Commissioner Permission (exempt/commissioner permission).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 12 4 0 .750
Detroit 11 5 0 .688
Minnesota 7 9 0 .438
Chicago 5 11 0 .313

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: Dec. 28, 2014 at 02:57 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hits tight end Adam Thielen for a 44-yard touchdown.

  2. Published: Dec. 21, 2014 at 04:11 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata 5-yard touchdown run.

  3. Published: Dec. 21, 2014 at 04:07 p.m.

    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry fumbles the ball on the kickoff and the ball is recovered by Antone Exum.

  4. Published: Dec. 21, 2014 at 04:03 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater pass to Jarius Wright for an 8-yard touchdown.

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