Minnesota Vikings

2nd NFC North (1-1-0)

Founded: 1961

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium

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  • 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.
  • Peterson apologizes, says he's not a child abuser

    Ian Rapoport obtained a statement from Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who apologized for being a distraction to the team and wrote, "I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser."
  • Peterson 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.
  • 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.
  • Patriots breeze past Vikings in 30-7 win

    Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown doomed the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, as the Patriots breezed to a 30-7 win, coach Bill Belichick's 200th.
  • What's next for Adrian Peterson?

    Adrian Peterson's deactivation from the Vikings could extend beyond Sunday's game against the Patriots, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports. When might the running back return to the field?
  • NFL reviewing Peterson's case under personal conduct policy

    The NFL will review Adrian Peterson's case under the personal conduct policy. The Vikings running back faces charges that could carry a punishment of up to two years in state jail and a $10,000 fine.
  • 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' 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.
  • Vikings' defense dominate Rams in St. Louis

    The St. Louis Rams were determined not to let Adrian Peterson embarrass them again. The Minnesota Vikings found another way to catch them with their pants down.
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) Q - Shoulder
Mike Harris (T) P - Shoulder
Charlie Johnson (G) P - Ankle
Zach Line (RB) P - Ankle
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
9/13 Joe Banyard (RB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
9/13 Zach Line (FB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
9/13 Joe Banyard (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
9/9 Josh Kaddu (LB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
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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