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: Vikings' predraft visits include Green-Beckham, Peters
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Vikings are hosting Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and Washington cornerback Marcus Peters for predraft visitis, 1500ESPN.com reports.

Both Green-Beckham and Peters were dismissed from their respective programs, but the Vikings have seen similar gambles pay off in the past, including with defensive end Everson Griffin, who went in the fourth round in 2010 and racked up 12 sacks in 2014.

Other prospects the Vikings are scheduled to host for predraft visits include Boise State running back Jay Ajayi, Texas Christian linebacker Paul Dawson, NDSU end/linebacker Kyle Emanuel, Arizona State defensive tackle Marcus Hardison, Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes, Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson and Arizona State safety Damarious Randall.

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Vikings CB Captain Munnerlyn working to earn starting spot
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Although Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn likes the addition of Terence Newman to the team, he believes that he will beat him out for a starting job, reports twincities.com.

“I’m ready for the competition,’’ Munnerlyn told the Pioneer Press on Saturday. “I’m an athlete, so I never feel like anyone can beat me out. I feel I can hold onto the job. I’m betting on myself.’’

Munnerlyn, a six-year veteran, seems to embrace the competition that will be had at the cornerback spot.

“I think it’s great,’’ said Munnerlyn, a six-year veteran. “He’s a veteran. It’s great for competition. It will bring out the best in me. I’m excited about the competition. I just know that I’ve got to play a lot better than I did last year.’’

There have been a lot of questions this offseason as to whether or not he will settle in as the team's nickel back. He wants to shed the label of being relegated to the nickel spot.

“I don’t want that to happen,’’ Munnerlyn said. “I’ve been labeled my whole career as just a nickel back but I’ve been able to show people I’m more than that. But I know that I’ve got to work hard this offseason."
The 26-year-old has registered 343 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, 44 passes defensed, nine interceptions -- five of which were returned for touchdowns -- and three forced fumbles.
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Report: Vikings LB Chad Greenway agres to take paycut
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has agreed to restructure his contract, reducing his $7 million base salary to $3.4 million, according to Field Yates of ESPN. The move created $3.2 million in cap room for the Vikings.

Greenway, 32, has spent all nine years of his career with the Vikings, recording 992 total tackles, 15.5 sacks, 30 passes defensed, nine interceptions and eight forced fumbles.

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Terence Newman reunites with Mike Zimmer in Minnesota
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Vikings announced Friday they signed cornerback Terence Newman, who played for coach Mike Zimmer in Dallas and Cincinnati.

“That’s the biggest thing. He can still play. He came in the league later. I think he was 25 when he came in,” Zimmer said, per the team's official website. “He struggled a little bit in Dallas and then played great in Cincinnati. Last year, he didn’t play quite as good, so seemingly with me, we get things fixed a little bit. I really respect him, and I think he really respects me.”

Although terms of the deal were not officially released, NFL.com reported earlier this week the veteran cornerback's deal is a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

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Report: Vikings sign CB Terence Newman
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

The Vikings have signed cornerback Terence Newman to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with $750,000 in guarantees on Thursday, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. 

Newman spent the last three seasons with the Bengals after playing nine years for the Cowboys. The 36-year-old has had at least one interception in each year of his 13-year career. The cornerback has recorded 741 total tackles, two sacks, 147 passes defensed, 37 interceptions, and eight forced fumbles. 

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