Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th112.8 (14th)202.8 (28th)
Defense14th121.4 (25th)223.2 (7th)

Schedule

Sun Sep 7
W 34 - 6at STL
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Sun Sep 14
L 30 - 7NE
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Sun Sep 21
L 20 - 9at NO
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Sun Sep 28
W 41 - 28ATL
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Thu Oct 2
L 42 - 10at GB
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Sun Oct 12
L 17 - 3DET
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Sun Oct 19
L 17 - 16at BUF
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Sun Oct 26
W 19 - 13at TB
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Sun Nov 2
W 29 - 26WAS
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Sun Nov 16
L 21 - 13at CHI
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Sun Nov 23
L 24 - 21GB
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Sun Nov 30
W 31 - 13CAR
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Sun Dec 7
W 30 - 24NYJ
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Sun Dec 14
L 16 - 14at DET
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Sun Dec 21
L 37 - 35at MIA
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Sun Dec 28
W 13 - 9CHI
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Standings

NFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Green Bay12-4-05-1-0
Detroit11-5-05-1-0
Minnesota7-9-01-5-0
Chicago5-11-01-5-0
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Report: Raiders among teams interested in RB Peterson
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Star Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was reinstated by the NFL on Thursday after serving out a suspension for abusing his four-year-old son, could wind up in Oakland via trade, according to Bleacher Report.

Citing comments from two general managers, Bleacher Report is claiming that Dallas is the frontrunner to land Peterson, but that the Cardinals and Raiders are also possibilities. One GM, however, added that Peterson's $12.75 million salary is "an anchor around [his] neck. Few teams will be willing to take him, at his age, with that salary."

The 30-year-old Peterson had shown little sign of slowing down before the suspension. He managed his sixth 1,000-yard season and seventh straight 10-touchdown campaign in 2013.

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NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson effective Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL effective Friday.

That news came courtesy of a letter released by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who emphasized that his return requires compliance to an "ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisors." It added that any violation of the program could result in his suspension without pay or banishment from the NFL.

Peterson was suspended without pay in mid-November for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy through physical abuse of his four-year-old son. He pled no contest to assault charges in a Texas state court.

The perennial All-Pro has racked up 10,190 career rushing yards and posted a 5.0 YPC average. Rumors have persisted that he could be traded, though Vikings center John Sullivan recently stated that he and his teammates strongly prefer that he remains with Minnesota. 

"We look forward to Adrian re-joining the Vikings," the Vikings said in a team statement.

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Free-agent DE Corey Wootton visiting with Saints
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Free-agent defensive end Corey Wootton, formerly of the Vikings, is visiting with the Saints on Wednesday, according to the New Orleans Advocate. 

Wootton, a five-year veteran who also has played with the Bears, has recorded 86 total tackles, 12.0 sacks, six passes defensed and three forced fumbles.

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Vikings' Jabari Price has DWI charge reduced to careless driving
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Vikings cornerback Jabari Price entered a plea deal with prosecutors to have his DWI charge reduced to careless driving, according to court records obtained by 1500ESPN.com.

Price was arrested late last year and charged with a fourth-degree misdemeanor DWI. The plea deal calls for Price to serve one year of probation, complete 30 days of home confinement and pay a $300 fine.

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John Sullivan: Vikings players want Adrian Peterson back
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The status of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is up in the air, and while the veteran may not have interest in returning to Minnesota, center John Sullivan made it clear Thursday's night in an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio Thursday night that the Minnesota players want Peterson back, Pro Football Talk reports.

"We want him back. There is no doubt the players want him back," Sullivan said. "He missed an entire season. He more than paid his dues with this whole thing. I respect him as a man. I don’t want to talk too much about it just because I don’t want to put too much conjecture out there but I just hope it works itself out and he comes back and joins us. We have open arms here waiting for him. We want to rush for the 2,500 yards that he talked about a couple of years ago."

The league reportedly filed an appeal in the Peterson case Wednesday to preserve the disciplinary powers of commissioner Roger Goodell. Peterson met with Goodell Tuesday, but an official decision on his reinstatement has yet to be announced.

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