Minnesota Vikings

3rd NFC North (8-8-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

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  • Adrian Peterson: Giants making interesting moves

    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson sent out an interesting tweet Wednesday, commenting on the Giants' "interesting" offseason moves. What did the running back's tweet mean?
  • Vikings release offensive linemen Fusco, Harris

    The offseason makeover of the Vikings' offensive line is underway. Minnesota released guards Brandon Fusco and Mike Harris, the team announced Friday.
  • Cordarrelle: I could 'take my talents elsewhere'

    Cordarrelle Patterson was a fan of the Pat Shurmuur-led Vikings offense. But if the wideout is not in the team's plans, then Patterson won't hesitate test the open market.
  • Vikings GM: 'We must address the offensive line'

    Rick Spielman tried to upgrade the Minnesota Vikings offensive line last offseason. The attempt failed. He heads into 2017 needing to address his blocking unit once again.
  • Vikings name Pat Shurmur full-time offensive coordinator

    Pat Shurmur's interim tag has been removed. After replacing Norv Turner as the Vikings OC when Turner resigned midseason, Minnesota has decided to keep Shurmur there on a full-time basis.
  • 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.
Draft 2017 more
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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
2/10 Brandon Fusco (G) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
2/9 Blair Walsh (K) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
1/7 Julian Wilson (CB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/2 Cayleb Jones (WR) 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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