Minnesota Vikings

4th NFC North (2-5-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium

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  • 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.
  • 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?
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
Ralph Wilson Stadium - Wk 7 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota Vikings 3 10 0 3 16
Buffalo Bills 0 10 0 7 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
5 Thu, Oct 02 @ Green Bay 10-42   L
6 Sun, Oct 12 Detroit 3-17   L
7 Sun, Oct 19 @ Buffalo 16-17   L
8 Sun, Oct 26 @ Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
9 Sun, Nov 02 Washington 1:00 PM ET
10 Bye
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Sharrif Floyd (DT) Limited Pract - --
Vladimir Ducasse (G) Limited Pract - --
John Sullivan (C) Did Not Pract - --
Gerald Hodges (LB) Did Not Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Teddy Bridgewater 113 69 812 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Jerick McKinnon 60 309 5.1 0
Matt Asiata 70 250 3.6 3
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Greg Jennings 26 345 13.3 1
Jarius Wright 22 273 12.4 0
Cordarrelle Patterson 19 213 11.2 1
Matt Asiata 14 142 10.1 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 5 2 0 .714
Green Bay 5 2 0 .714
Chicago 3 4 0 .429
Minnesota 2 5 0 .286

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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