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The Vikings are hiring former Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing as a senior offensive assistant, according to a league source.
Here the Vikings go again? A successful 2018 - especially on offense - could land new OC John DeFilippo a head coaching job for 2019.
When coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman sat down with new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, hours after the Eagles celebrated their Super Bowl championship with a parade, they knew they had his attention.
John DeFilippo, 39, beat out Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski, who was thought to be the team's other leading candidate to replace Pat Shurmur.
According to Sirius XM's Adam Caplan, the Vikings will interview Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo on Thursday. The eventual hire will help sort out the team's quarterback situation.
The Vikings have big decisions ahead at key positions as they prepare for a 2018 season that looks to feature a tougher schedule and, despite their success, high-level uncertainty.
Adrian Peterson, in town for the Super Bowl, said he wants to play for possibly another four years, sticking to his oft-stated timeline of playing until he's 37
Tom Brady on Sunday can lock up the most championships by an NFL quarterback while coach Bill Belichick can surpass Vince Lombardi. But standing in their way in a stout Eagles team.
When a torn ACL ended quarterback Carson Wentz's MVP-caliber season on a December afternoon in Los Angeles, the Eagles' fortunes were hoisted onto Nick Foles' shoulders.
The Vikings have a strong nucleus heading into 2018, led by the league's top defense. But there will be changes before next season — possibly at the most important position on the roster.
The team will talk to QBs coach Kevin Stefanski and former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
While things appear to be set up for the Vikings to have another strong season in 2018, two important positions on offense will have to be filled.
Vikings center Pat Elflein, who left the locker room on crutches and with his left foot in a walking boot after the NFC Championship Game, is among several players who will need off-season surgery.
A group of players that spent the past week talking about the need to take care of their current opportunity was left with no assurances another one would come along.
ESPN reported the Giants gave Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur a five-year contract, making him a head coach for the second time in his career.
There were no miracles in Philadelphia as the Vikings lost a sixth NFC championship and ended their season in humiliating fashion with the 38-7 defeat.
One more game. One more win. One last chance for the Vikings to earn a Super Bowl berth.
Case Keenum and Nick Foles — both signed as insurance plans for their teams before the season — will compete for a Super Bowl berth in Philadelphia in a most unlikely quarterback duel.
The long drought after Mike Zimmer won a Super Bowl on Dallas' staff in 1995 helped him make the point to his players that they shouldn't assume chances come along often.
On Monday morning, with perhaps the most dramatic moment in franchise history behind them and their biggest game in eight years ahead the Vikings got back to work the same way they always do.
According to a league source, Vikings' offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is the Giants' top choice to become their next head coach.
Sam Bradford is back on the Vikings' 53-man roster, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll be Case Keenum's backup.
Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur spent three days last week interviewing for four head coaching jobs, talking to the Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears and New York Giants about potential openings.
Once he arrived at Minnesota State, the Detroit lakes High School graduate began the process of elbowing his way through every obstacle that could hinder his future in football.
Only three players on the Vikings' active roster were even in the NFL at the time of the game. So while fans might be viewing this game as a chance for closure after a painful playoff loss, the current Vikings aren't.
Regardless of what happens Sunday, next week will be a rematch: The Vikings beat New Orleans in Week 1; Carolina was the last team to beat the Vikings on Dec. 10.
Sam Bradford said surgery was the last resort, but he's encouraged by the progress he has made in returning to the Vikings' practice field.
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph said he would have been a "terrible" player if he had to be ready this week.
Some veterans have waited eight years to play another NFC divisional playoff game at home.
The Vikings head into the playoffs as the second team in franchise history to win at least 13 games, after a 23-10 win over the Bears on Sunday. The Vikings will open the playoffs in two weeks as the NFC's No. 2 seed
Jarius Wright agreed to restructure his contract, but has made up the difference with per-game roster bonuses.
Beating the Bears counts twice as much since it would also guarantee a first-round bye for the Vikings.
In the Vikings locker room, the defensive end's rich family history and array of interests and talents leave teammates in awe.
The Packers walked into U.S. Bank Stadium in October with a 4-1 record and in prime position for another run deep into the NFL postseason. Then, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was injured.
They establish the run while applying enough pressure to Brett Hundley to keep him from making plays outside the pocket.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy made an effort to differentiate between the Anthony Barr hit on Aaron Rodgers and Sunday's by Thomas Davis.
The Vikings face a Bengals team missing all three of its starting linebackers and both of its regular starting cornerbacks. The Vikings should be able…
As the Vikings got back to work Monday, following their first loss since Oct. 1, they were beset by familiar questions about a topic they'd rather not have to revisit.
The Vikings, who had already ruled out right tackle Mike Remmers, deactivated center Pat Elflein for the game. Then, left tackle Riley Reiff limped off in the third quarter.
The Vikings have been nearly perfect at collecting TDs once inside the 20-yard line since returning from the bye week.
The Vikings want to keep pace with the Eagles in tiebreakers.
Without the benefit of a sack to derail a possession or a turnover to end one, the Vikings kept Atlanta out of the end zone for the first time in almost two years and took over the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture.
Few teams have done better scrambling at punching in new faces at quarterback than the Vikings.
Case Keenum becomes fifth quarterback in Vikings history to win NFC Offensive Player of the Month honors
The Vikings will start Case Keenum for the 10th time this season on Sunday in Atlanta, in the quarterback's first game after winning NFC…
The Vikings seem in no hurry to tout their Super Bowl credentials at this point - not with two critical road games coming up.
The Vikings have steamrolled over some of the same issues that caused them to trip a year ago, on their way to a 9-2 record and a three-game division lead when they withstood the Lions' comeback Thursday.
It's awfully hard to win games consistently when you average 15.3 points.
In the 24-7 victory over Los Angeles, the Vikings asserted themselves as legitimate Super Bowl contenders in the NFC as they begin their most difficult road stretch of the season.
Dalvin Cook is keeping a positive outlook on the knee injury that ended his rookie season.
Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's ability to expand the playbook has helped the Vikings stay ahead of defenses and resulted in 71 points over the last two games.
Teddy Bridgewater was overcome with emotion in the moments before kickoff of the Vikings' game against Washington.
Teddy Bridgewater is finally back in uniform for the Vikings. While away from the team rehabbing his injured knee he did the only other thing he could do to prepare: he studied.
Teddy Bridgewater has mixed in some first-team work with snaps on the scout team since he's returned to practice during the past three weeks.
Multiple league sources said Teddy Bridgewater will likely be added to the Vikings' active roster on Wednesday, as long as his left knee gives doctors no last-minute cause for concern.
Even after a hot start, the Vikings have some things to figure out in the second half to make a serious run in the postseason.
Case Keenum's mobility, used to stress defensive coverages and create big plays downfield, has become a major part of the Vikings offense
After beginning the regular season in good health, the Vikings' offensive line arrives at the bye week in need of some recovery time.
LONDON – The Vikings will play their second game Sunday since Anthony Barr's hit that broke Aaron Rodgers' right collarbone, while the Packers take…
Case Keenum returned to full participation in Thursday's practice after being limited on Wednesday because of a chest injury.
Minnesota's defense, in a commanding performance against a Ravens team down to three receivers early in the game, propelled the Vikings to a 5-2 record.
The Ravens have six takeaways in three road games, and their best chance to get a third road victory is to create a couple of turnovers on Sunday. Short of that, the Vikings should handle an inconsistent Baltimore offense and get to 5-2.
The unit has greatly improved its play in the final two minutes of a game.
At present, the Vikings' quarterbacks room has two former first-rounders who have played a combined six quarters this season, and two undrafted free agents who have helped steady things in the meantime.
On Wednesday, more than 13½ months after he injured his left knee in the Vikings' final practice of the 2016 preseason, Teddy Bridgewater will make his return.
The Vikings and Packers both now have to trudge through the season with quarterback issues after Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone early in Sunday's game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen on Sunday resumes his classic cat-and-mouse dance with Packers' escape artist Aaron Rodgers.
The Vikings surged after replacing Sam Bradford with Case Keenum at the end of the first half, and finally overcame the Bears, who used trick plays to keep pace.
Wide receiver Michael Floyd returns from a four-game suspension Monday, troubles behind him — forever if his backers have their way.
In a production meeting on Sunday night, Zimmer told ESPN's broadcast crew he anticipates Bradford starting at quarterback.
The Vikings have lost nine of their past 10 games in Chicago, including a 20-10 loss last year that marked the beginning of Mike Zimmer's eye issues, the end of Norv Turner's tenure as offensive coordinator and the point when the season went off the rails.
The pain and swelling in the quarterback's injured left knee are expected to diminish over time.
In the short-term, the biggest thing the Vikings might miss about rookie running back Dalvin Cook is the number of big plays he made in such a short time.
A closer look at Sunday's matchup.
Case Keenum, still technically the Vikings backup QB but who spoke with reporters Wednesday, was tripped up by a late-game Lions interception last season.
Remember last year, when the Vikings' best way to mitigate their offensive line issues was to have Sam Bradford quickly unload what amounted to a long handoff?
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