Minnesota Vikings

4th NFC North (3-5-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium

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  • Barr's fumble-return TD hands Vikings walk-off win over Bucs

    Minnesota's rookies came up big on Sunday. Teddy Bridgewater led a clutch two-minute drill and Anthony Barr led the way for the Vikings and finished the Buccaneers off in overtime, 19-13.
  • McKinnon ready for lead role after 'whirlwind' start

    Jerick McKinnon will start his second game for the Minnesota Vikings. The rookie running back believes he's ready to shoulder the load after what he called a "whirlwind" start to his career.
  • Peterson enters plea of not guilty to charge of injury to a child

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has entered a not guilty plea to the charge of injury to a child, according to documents filed to the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas.
  • Vikes' Zimmer: Patterson must 'get open'

    Cordarrelle Patterson hasn't made the expected impact this season for the Minnesota Vikings. On Monday, his coach said that the wide receiver needs to improve his fundamentals to find success.
  • Zimmer blasts Vikings for being 'undisciplined'

    Mike Zimmer called out his team for being undisciplined both on and off the field the past two weeks. The Minnesota Vikings' coach said actions, like being tardy, spilled over onto into their play.
  • Bridgewater to play vs. Lions

    Teddy Bridgewater will be back for the Vikings' Week 6 game against the Lions. The rookie QB missed Thursday's loss with an ankle injury, but Mike Zimmer said he'll be back next week.
  • Lacy, Pack run over Vikes in rout

    Eddie Lacy and the Green Bay Packers ran all over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. The Packers now go to 3-2 on the season.
  • Packers get it rolling

    Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Lacy starred Thursday night, as the Green Bay Packers offense clicked on all cylinders. Find out what else you need to know from the blowout victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Bridgewater (ankle) feeling better; MRI comes back negative

    Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters on Monday that an MRI on Teddy Bridgewater's injured ankle came back negative. Zimmer is "hopeful" Bridgewater will start on Thursday night.
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
Raymond James Stadium - Wk 8 1 2 3 4 OT T
Minnesota Vikings 0 3 7 3 6 19
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 0 0 13 0 13
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
6 Sun, Oct 12 Detroit 3-17   L
7 Sun, Oct 19 @ Buffalo 16-17   L
8 Sun, Oct 26 @ Tampa Bay 19-13   W
9 Sun, Nov 02 Washington 1:00 PM ET
10 Bye
11 Sun, Nov 16 @ Chicago 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Teddy Bridgewater 155 93 1053 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Jerick McKinnon 76 392 5.2 0
Matt Asiata 74 251 3.4 3
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Greg Jennings 29 383 13.2 2
Cordarrelle Patterson 25 299 12 1
Jarius Wright 24 286 11.9 0
Matt Asiata 18 168 9.3 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/7 Mistral Raymond (SS) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
10/7 Pierre Warren (DB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
10/7 Chandler Harnish (QB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
10/7 Donte Foster (WR) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Detroit 6 2 0 .750
Green Bay 5 3 0 .625
Chicago 3 5 0 .375
Minnesota 3 5 0 .375

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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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