Minnesota Vikings

4th NFC North (2-2-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium

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  • 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.
  • Vikings run all over Falcons' D

    The Minnesota Vikings -- led by Teddy Bridgewater, Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon -- trounced the Atlanta Falcons' defense en route to a 41-28 victory.
  • Bridgewater shines before injury

    Teddy Bridgewater made a strong first impression as a starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in their 41-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons before leaving with an ankle injury. Will he play Thursday?
  • Bridgewater shines in first start

    Teddy Bridgewater passed for 317 yards and a key two-point conversion before leaving with an ankle injury, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Atlanta Falcons 41-28 on Sunday.
  • Rudolph to have sports hernia surgery

    Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph will undergo sports hernia surgery and miss about six weeks, NFL Media's Albert Breer reports. How will Rudolph's absence affect rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater?
  • Saints cruise past Vikes for first win

    Drew Brees and the Saints held on to an early lead in a 20-9 win over a Vikings team that lost quarterback Matt Cassel to injury. How did rookie signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater look in defeat?
  • Vikes' Cassel fractured foot in loss to Saints; Bridgewater debuted

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel left Sunday's 20-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints with a left foot/ankle injury and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Coach Mike Zimmer later said the QB had "fractured bones" in his foot.
  • Peterson's legal team confident, pushing for expedited trial

    The legal team representing Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is hoping for a quick resolution to his pending case in Montgomery County, Texas.
  • Vikings sign WR Charles Johnson off Browns' practice squad

    Minnesota signed wide receiver Charles Johnson off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad. Johnson worked under current Vikings play-caller Norv Turner last season.
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 4 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta Falcons 7 7 14 0 28
Minnesota Vikings 14 10 3 14 41
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
2 Sun, Sep 14 New England 7-30   L
3 Sun, Sep 21 @ New Orleans 9-20   L
4 Sun, Sep 28 Atlanta 41-28   W
5 Thu, Oct 02 @ Green Bay 8:25 PM ET
6 Sun, Oct 12 Detroit 1:00 PM ET
7 Sun, Oct 19 @ Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Sharrif Floyd (DT) P - Shoulder
Chad Greenway (LB) O - Hand
Linval Joseph (DT) P - Shoulder
Michael Mauti (LB) P - Foot
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Teddy Bridgewater 50 31 467 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Matt Asiata 47 159 3.4 3
Jerick McKinnon 23 142 6.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Greg Jennings 15 204 13.6 1
Cordarrelle Patterson 13 181 13.9 0
Jarius Wright 11 169 15.4 0
Matt Asiata 12 111 9.3 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/29 Donte Foster (WR) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
9/29 Chandler Harnish (QB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/24 Austin Wentworth (G) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
9/24 Austin Wentworth (G) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Detroit 3 1 0 .750
Green Bay 2 2 0 .500
Chicago 2 2 0 .500
Minnesota 2 2 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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