Minnesota Vikings

2nd NFC North (2-0-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

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Game Averages (2016)

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PTS
17.5(24th)
YDS
266.0(29th)
PASS YDS
203.0(19th)
RUSH YDS
63.0(30th)
(league rank)

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Team News more

  • NFL roster cuts tracker: Trimming to 75 players

    08/28/2016
    It's that time of the preseason. With the 2016 regular season nearly upon us, NFL teams have started trimming their rosters to 75 players. Keep track of all the latest cuts here.
  • Bridgewater plans to play when Vikes host Bolts

    08/24/2016
    Panic over Teddy Bridgewater's shoulder can be put to bed. The Vikings quarterback told reporters that he's planning to play in Minnesota's third preseason game Sunday against the Chargers.
  • Vikings' Bridgewater resumes throwing Tuesday

    08/23/2016
    Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater resumed throwing Tuesday after sitting out last week's preseason game against the Seahawks. Should Minnesota fans be concerned about the signal-caller?
  • Vikings sign free-agent QB Sorensen

    08/20/2016
    The Minnesota Vikings have added third-year quarterback Brad Sorensen. Will the Southern Utah product make Minnesota's team?
  • Will Peterson play for Vikings in preseason?

    08/16/2016
    Will we see Adrian Peterson play a snap in the preseason? Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he's going to talk to his star running back to see if he wants to play.
  • Vikings have Prince tribute in their summer playbook

    08/02/2016
    Prince may have found his way into the Vikings' playbook. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was heard barking the phrase "Purple Rain" during a line check at training camp practice last weekend.
  • Mike Zimmer signs Vikings contract extension

    07/28/2016
    The Vikings announced they extended the contract of coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer has racked up an 18-14 record in his first two years coaching in Minnesota, including a playoff appearance last season.
  • Billick 'grateful' to coach under Green

    07/22/2016
    Brian Billick, who won Super Bowl XXXV with the Ravens, joined NFL Network on Friday and reminisced some of his fond memories when he was on Dennis Green's staff.
  • Dennis Green, ex-Vikings, Cards coach, dies at 67

    08/03/2016
    Former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green has passed away at the age of 67, his family announced Friday. He famously coached Minnesota to a 15-1 season in 1998.
  • Cunningham: Green 'built our morals'

    07/22/2016
    Randall Cunningham, Dennis Green's quarterback during Minnesota's historic 1998 season, spoke to NFL Network about his coach's legacy and impact.
  • NFL community reacts to Dennis Green's death

    07/22/2016
    Former Vikings coach Dennis Green passed away on Friday. The NFL family, including many of Green's former players, took to Twitter to mourn the coach's passing.
  • Vikings' new stadium vandalized prior to official opening

    07/22/2016
    The Vikings' new stadium needs a new window. On Wednesday, stadium officials discovered that one of the stadium's windows was broken by a vandal ahead of Friday's grand opening.
  • Treadwell to revive Norv's 'Bang 8' route?

    07/21/2016
    The first-round selection Laquon Tradwell is one of 11 wideouts on Minnesota's roster heading into training camp, and the rookie has already made a strong impression with his coaches.
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
CenturyLink Field - Wk 2 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota Vikings 0 11 0 7 18
Seattle Seahawks 0 0 0 11 11
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Fri, Aug 12 @ Cincinnati 17-16   W
P2 Thu, Aug 18 @ Seattle 18-11   W
P3 Sun, Aug 28 San Diego 1:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Sep 01 Los Angeles 8:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 11 @ Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 18 Green Bay 8:30 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Shaun Hill 24 16 181 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C.J. Ham 20 60 3 1
Jerick McKinnon 14 29 2.1 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Adam Thielen 5 83 16.6 0
Kyle Rudolph 2 54 27 0
Charles Johnson 1 49 49 1
Laquon Treadwell 4 41 10.3 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/25 Melvin White (DB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/20 Kevin Monangai (RB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/20 Brad Sorensen (QB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
8/4 Kevin Monangai (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
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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  1. Published: Aug. 19, 2016 at 01:14 a.m.

    Minnesota Vikings cornerback Marcus Sherels picks off QB Trevone Boykin and takes it to the house for the 53-yard TD

  2. Published: Aug. 18, 2016 at 11:12 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon runs it into the end zone for the 1-yard TD.

  3. Published: Aug. 12, 2016 at 10:27 p.m.

    Vikings Jayron Kearse picks off Joe Licata to end game

  4. Published: Aug. 12, 2016 at 09:45 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander records his first interception in the preseason.

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