Minnesota Vikings

2nd NFC North (1-1-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium

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  • Zygi Wilf: Deactivating Peterson 'right decision' for Vikes

    After the Minnesota Vikings deactivated star running back Adrian Peterson, team owner Zygi Wilf told reporters on Wednesday: "We made a mistake and we needed to get this right."
  • Vikings place Peterson on Exempt List

    The Minnesota Vikings announced early Wednesday that they have placed Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list until he resolves his legal situation.
  • A.P. expected to play Week 3

    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was activated Monday and is expected to play this Sunday. Find out how Minnesota GM Rick Spielman explained the team's decision to the media Monday.
  • Adrian Peterson's arraignment in Texas delayed until October 8

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's first court appearance in Texas on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child has been delayed until October 8.
  • Vikings' Peterson indicted on child-abuse charge, out Sunday

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child. Early Saturday, Peterson was taken into custody in Montgomery County, Texas, before being released.
  • Pats' D dominates in 30-7 win over Vikes

    The Patriots barely needed Tom Brady. They crushed the Vikings because of defense, special teams, and a running game that helped to kill the clock in the second half.
  • Vikings will start Matt Asiata at RB

    With Adrian Peterson deactivated, the Minnesota Vikings will start backup Matt Asiata on Sunday vs. the New England Patriots. The Vikings also signed RB Joe Banyard from the practice squad.
  • Vikings shut down Rams in St. Louis

    Wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson ran for 102 yards on three carries with a 67-yard scoring run off a simple pitchout and the Minnesota Vikings shut down the St. Louis Rams 34-6 on Sunday, opening impressively under new coach Mike Zimmer.
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 9 (9) Barr, Anthony OLB 
Rd 1, Pick 32 (32) Bridgewater, Teddy QB 
Rd 3, Pick 8 (72) Crichton, Scott DE 
Rd 3, Pick 32 (96) McKinnon, Jerick RB 
Rd 5, Pick 5 (145) Yankey, David OG 
Rd 6, Pick 6 (182) Exum, Antone CB 
Rd 6, Pick 8 (184) James, Kendall CB 
Rd 7, Pick 5 (220) Stephen, Shamar DT 
Rd 7, Pick 8 (223) Watts, Brandon OLB 
Rd 7, Pick 10 (225) Price, Jabari CB 
Scoreboard more
TCF Bank Stadium - Wk 2 1 2 3 4 T
New England Patriots 10 14 3 3 30
Minnesota Vikings 7 0 0 0 7
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Sun, Sep 07 @ St. Louis 34-6   W
2 Sun, Sep 14 New England 7-30   L
3 Sun, Sep 21 @ New Orleans 1:00 PM ET
4 Sun, Sep 28 Atlanta 4:25 PM ET
5 Thu, Oct 02 @ Green Bay 8:25 PM ET
6 Sun, Oct 12 Detroit 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Sharrif Floyd (DT) Did Not Pract - --
Chad Greenway (LB) Did Not Pract - --
Phil Loadholt (T) Did Not Pract - --
Michael Mauti (LB) Full Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matt Cassel 61 36 372 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Cordarrelle Patterson 3 102 34 1
Adrian Peterson 21 75 3.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Cordarrelle Patterson 7 82 11.7 0
Kyle Rudolph 7 69 9.9 1
Greg Jennings 7 62 8.9 1
Matt Asiata 6 53 8.8 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/17 Adrian Peterson (RB) Exempt/Commissioner Permission (exempt/commissioner permission).
9/16 Zach Line (FB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/13 Joe Banyard (RB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
9/13 Joe Banyard (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Chicago 1 1 0 .500
Minnesota 1 1 0 .500
Detroit 1 1 0 .500
Green Bay 1 1 0 .500

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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