Minnesota Vikings

3rd NFC North (7-9-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium

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  • Zimmer: Balls didn't affect AFC title game outcome

    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke about the league's investigation into whether the Patriots used overly-deflated footballs while at Senior Bowl practice on Wednesday. Find out why he was unmoved.
  • Zimmer wants Peterson back, hopes for quick resolution in 2015

    Mike Zimmer made it clear that the Vikings coaching staff will welcome Adrian Peterson for 2015. How soon will the front office make a decision on Peterson's Minnesota future?
  • Opponents set for 2015 NFL season

    Two of the game's high-profile quarterbacks -- Tom Brady and Tony Romo -- will get a rare opportunity to face each other at AT&T Stadium in North Texas next season. See all 2015 opponents for every team here.
  • Vikings release Tate after less than month

    Ben Tate is back on the street. The Vikings reportedly have released the veteran running back less than a month after claiming him off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.
  • Miami out of playoff hunt despite win

    The Dolphins dropped out of the playoff hunt despite Sunday's thrilling victory over the Vikings. What's in store for coach Joe Philbin and quarterback Ryan Tannehill in 2015?
  • Vikes' Barr to have season-ending knee surgery

    Anthony Barr is set to have knee surgery to put an end to the linebacker's rookie season. Barr, who was selected ninth in the draft, hasn't played for the Minnesota Vikings since Week 13.
  • Lions tie Packers for first

    The Detroit Lions are one step closer to the playoffs after narrowly getting by Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
  • Peterson: 'I've considered retiring from NFL'

    Adrian Peterson admitted Friday that during the legal and appeals process, the Minnesota Vikings running back has considered retiring from football, due to its discouraging nature. What else did AP say?
  • Adrian Peterson appeal denied by appeals officer Henderson

    Adrian Peterson's appeal, heard by appeals officer Harold Henderson, has been denied and his suspension has been upheld, NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello announced Friday.
  • Vikes lose rookie RB McKinnon to IR

    The Vikings placed Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve Saturday. Did the rookie running back show enough for Minnesota to move on from Adrian Peterson in 2015?
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
12/30 Justin Anderson (LB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
12/30 Isame Faciane (DT) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
12/30 Kain Colter (WR) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
12/30 Dominique Williams (RB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
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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