Minnesota Vikings

1st NFC North (3-0-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

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  • Vikings shine on defense to stifle Newton

    The Vikings' defense continues to shake up the top of the NFC power teams. One week after serving up Aaron Rodgers' worst game in years, Minnesota destroys Cam Newton and the Panthers.
  • Robison: 'Nobody is going to feel sorry' for Vikings after injuries

    The Vikings lost their starting quarterback, running back and left tackle within the past month. Defensive end Brian Robison said the team knows no one is going to feel sorry for them on the field.
  • Will this be Peterson's last stand in Minnesota?

    With Adrian Peterson out for several months with a torn meniscus, where do the Vikings go from here? Gregg Rosenthal sets the scene and weighs whether Peterson will return to Minnesota.
  • A.P. has surgery, out several months

    Adrian Peterson has undergone surgery on his injured knee. The Vikings' running back will miss several months, per Ian Rapoport. Ronnie Hillman has been signed to replace him on the roster.
  • Vikings sign former Broncos starting RB Hillman

    The Vikings signed former Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman to add depth with Adrian Peterson out of the lineup. Will Hillman push Jerick McKinnon for the starting job?
  • Broncos' Von Miller among NFL Players of the Week

    Von Miller held off a Colts' comeback in the fourth quarter when he strip-sacked the quarterback with under two minutes left. That helped earn Miller the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Adrian Peterson suffers torn meniscus

    Adrian Peterson went down awkwardly during Sunday night's win over the Packers and Mike Zimmer said on Monday the star running back is dealing with a torn meniscus.
  • Vikings Skol Chant invades Zimmer press conference

    The Vikings opened their new U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday night, and they did it while unveiling their new "Vikings Skol Chant." Coach Mike Zimmer seemed amused by the new celebration.
  • Week 2 Winners and Losers: Bad week for Raiders

    Derek Carr is doing his part but the Raiders' defense has been woeful through the first couple of games. Gregg Rosenthal looks at winners -- and some losers -- from a wild Week 2.
  • Stefon Diggs' career night propels Vikings past Packers

    Stefon Diggs opened U.S. Bank Stadium with a career night as Trae Waynes picked off Aaron Rodgers late in the fourth quarter to secure the Vikings' 17-14 victory over the Packers.
  • A.P. lost to right knee injury

    A poor night for Adrian Peterson just got worse. The Vikings running back went down with a knee injury during Sunday's game and will undergo an MRI exam Monday morning.
Draft 2016 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 23 (23) Treadwell, Laquon WR 
Rd 2, Pick 23 (54) Alexander, Mackensie CB 
Rd 4, Pick 23 (121) Beavers, Willie OT 
Rd 5, Pick 23 (160) Brothers, Kentrell OLB 
Rd 6, Pick 5 (180) Boehringer, Moritz WR 
Rd 6, Pick 13 (188) Morgan, David TE 
Rd 7, Pick 6 (227) Weatherly, Stephen OLB 
Rd 7, Pick 23 (244) Kearse, Jayron S 
Scoreboard more
Bank of America Stadium - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota Vikings 2 6 8 6 22
Carolina Panthers 10 0 0 0 10
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Sun, Sep 11 @ Tennessee 25-16   W
2 Sun, Sep 18 Green Bay 17-14   W
3 Sun, Sep 25 @ Carolina 22-10   W
4 Mon, Oct 03 New York Giants 8:30 PM ET
5 Sun, Oct 09 Houston 1:00 PM ET
6 Bye
7 Sun, Oct 23 @ Philadelphia 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Sharrif Floyd (DT) O - Knee
Zach Line (RB) Full Pract - --
Jerick McKinnon (RB) Full Pract - --
MyCole Pruitt (TE) Q - Knee
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Sam Bradford 59 40 457 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Jerick McKinnon 19 53 2.8 0
Adrian Peterson 31 50 1.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Stefon Diggs 20 325 16.3 1
Kyle Rudolph 14 166 11.9 2
Adam Thielen 11 124 11.3 0
Charles Johnson 3 20 6.7 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/27 Julian Wilson (CB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
9/27 Isame Faciane (OG) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/27 Willie Beavers (OG) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
9/27 Willie Beavers (OG) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Minnesota 3 0 0 1.000
Green Bay 2 1 0 .667
Detroit 1 2 0 .333
Chicago 0 3 0 .000

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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