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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Chicago 3 2 0 .600 139 96 2-0 1-2
    Green Bay 3 2 1 .583 148 144 3-0 0-2
    Minnesota 3 2 1 .583 140 148 2-1 1-1
    Detroit 2 3 0 .400 125 137 2-1 0-2
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 4 1 0 .800 180 140 2-1 2-0
    Carolina 3 2 0 .600 121 114 3-0 0-2
    Tampa Bay 2 3 0 .400 141 173 1-1 1-2
    Atlanta 2 4 0 .333 167 192 2-2 0-2
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Washington 3 2 0 .600 106 104 2-1 1-1
    Dallas 3 3 0 .500 123 103 3-0 0-3
    Philadelphia 3 3 0 .500 137 117 2-1 1-2
    NY Giants 1 5 0 .167 117 162 0-3 1-2
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 6 0 0 1.000 196 118 3-0 3-0
    Seattle 3 3 0 .500 143 117 1-1 2-2
    San Francisco 1 5 0 .167 148 179 1-1 0-4
    Arizona 1 6 0 .143 92 184 0-4 1-2
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cincinnati 4 2 0 .667 174 158 2-1 2-1
    Baltimore 4 2 0 .667 153 77 2-0 2-2
    Pittsburgh 3 2 1 .583 171 154 1-2 2-0
    Cleveland 2 3 1 .417 128 151 2-1 0-2
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 3 3 0 .500 87 107 2-1 1-2
    Houston 3 3 0 .500 135 137 2-1 1-2
    Jacksonville 3 3 0 .500 109 126 2-1 1-2
    Indianapolis 1 5 0 .167 152 180 0-2 1-3
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 4 2 0 .667 176 148 4-0 0-2
    Miami 4 2 0 .667 130 145 3-0 1-2
    NY Jets 3 3 0 .500 165 139 2-1 1-2
    Buffalo 2 4 0 .333 76 138 1-1 1-3
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 5 1 0 .833 215 172 2-0 3-1
    Los Angeles 4 2 0 .667 175 144 2-1 2-1
    Denver 3 4 0 .429 165 164 2-2 1-2
    Oakland 1 5 0 .167 110 176 1-2 0-3
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 1921
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 261
    D. Cook MIN 98
    K. Cousins MIN 76
    S. Diggs MIN 43
    M. Boone MIN 32
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 712
    S. Diggs MIN 435
    K. Rudolph MIN 266
    L. Treadwell MIN 180
    D. Cook MIN 107
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 39
    H. Smith MIN 32
    D. Hunter MIN 28
    A. Barr MIN 27
    A. Sendejo MIN 27
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 1
    M. Hughes MIN 1
    X. Rhodes MIN 1
    H. Smith MIN 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 7.0
    H. Smith MIN 3.0
    M. Alexander MIN 2.0
    S. Weatherly MIN 2.0
    (4) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    A. Rodgers GB 1997
    M. Ryan ATL 1956
    J. Goff LAR 1928
    K. Cousins MIN 1921
    E. Manning NYG 1662
  • Rushing Yards
    T. Gurley II LAR 623
    E. Elliott DAL 586
    S. Barkley NYG 438
    M. Breida SF 430
    C. Carson SEA 352
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 712
    J. Jones ATL 708
    D. Adams GB 557
    R. Woods LAR 524
    M. Thomas NO 519
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Baker ARI 65
    A. Bethea ARI 61
    J. Bynes ARI 56
    B. Martinez GB 51
    J. Smith DAL 51
  • Interceptions
    T. Boston ARI 3
    H. Clinton-Dix GB 3
    D. Jackson CAR 3
    D. Kazee ATL 3
    E. Thomas SEA 3
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 7.0
    C. Jones ARI 6.5
    F. Clark SEA 5.5
    D. Lawrence DAL 5.5
    (4) Players 5.0
  • Passing Yards
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 2033
    P. Mahomes KC 1865
    C. Keenum DEN 1848
    D. Watson HOU 1798
    A. Luck IND 1792
  • Rushing Yards
    M. Gordon III LAC 466
    K. Hunt KC 456
    J. Conner PIT 453
    P. Lindsay DEN 436
    I. Crowell NYJ 430
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Hopkins HOU 657
    E. Sanders DEN 603
    T. Hill KC 567
    J. Smith-Schuster PIT 561
    A. Green CIN 494
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Leonard IND 62
    K. Alonso MIA 61
    A. Hitchens KC 60
    T. Davis DEN 51
    N. Vigil CIN 51
  • Interceptions
    X. Howard MIA 3
    D. Lee NYJ 3
    D. Ward CLE 3
    K. Alonso MIA 2
    (9) Players 2
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 7.5
    J. Watt HOU 7.0
    B. Chubb DEN 6.5
    G. Atkins CIN 6.0
    T. Watt PIT 6.0
  • Thursday, October 18
    Denver 45, Arizona 10, F
  • Sunday, October 21
    Tennessee @ Los Angeles New England @ Chicago Cleveland @ Tampa Bay
    Carolina @ Philadelphia Minnesota @ NY Jets Detroit @ Miami
    Buffalo @ Indianapolis Houston @ Jacksonville New Orleans @ Baltimore
    Los Angeles @ San Francisco Dallas @ Washington Cincinnati @ Kansas City
  • Monday, October 22
    NY Giants @ Atlanta
  • Thursday, October 25
    Miami @ Houston
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October 20
Dalvin Cook will miss his fourth game of the season Sunday at the Jets, still dealing with a hamstring injury.

Cook ruled out for Vikings vs. Jets, will miss fourth game of the season

Second-year running back Dalvin Cook was ruled out Friday because of the hamstring injury that has plagued him since the Sept. 16 tie in Green Bay.
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October 20
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Smith's safety sidekicks have come and gone with Vikings

Stability at safety next to star Harrison Smith has been a challenge for the Vikings. But the team has built its safety depth by developing affordable young players.
October 19
Access Vikings: Dalvin Cook is still out

Access Vikings: Dalvin Cook is still out

Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer give one final analysis before the Vikings take on the New York Jets. Running back Dalvin Cook will not be playing yet again, but despite the Jets' ability to turn the ball over, they see Minnesota coming out on top.
October 19
Nearly two years later, Mike Zimmer has learned to live with eye issues

Nearly two years later, Mike Zimmer has learned to live with eye issues

A week from Wednesday will mark the two-year anniversary of the Halloween night game in Chicago when Mike Zimmer’s right eye issues became a big problem.
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October 19
How can you tell if Mackensie Alexander has made a big play? Don’t worry, the third-year Vikings cornerback has ways of letting you know.

The better he plays, the more fun Vikings cornerback Alexander has

The NFL learning curve is steep, but expressive Mackensie Alexander's grades are getting better.
October 18
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold

Hartman: Vikings set to face a third rookie quarterback Sunday

The Vikings are 1-1 against a talented rookie QB class, and the Jets' Sam Darnold has outplayed the others.
October 18
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles

Bowles has lengthy shared history with Zimmer, Vikings staff

Jets coach Todd Bowles coached with Mike Zimmer in Dallas, and was the only other finalist for the Vikings job in early 2014 whose name became known
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October 18
Vikings-Jets injury reports: Dalvin Cook again sidelined at practice Thursday

Vikings-Jets injury reports: Dalvin Cook again sidelined at practice Thursday

Dalvin Cook’s hamstring injury held him out of another Vikings practice. This time, the running back ran back into the locker room after warmups on Thursday and was officially listed as having not practiced.
October 18
Priefer gives gruesome details on long-snapper McDermott's injury

Priefer gives gruesome details on long-snapper McDermott's injury

Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer told the story behind long snapper Kevin McDermott's finger injury against the Rams.
October 18
Vikings players talk running game, how Jets are opportunistic

Vikings players talk running game, how Jets are opportunistic

Vikings players Adam Thielen, Latavius Murray, and Kyle Rudolph talked to the media about how the Jets will test Minnesota in week seven.
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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October 18
Jets fans celebrated a touchdown with wide receiver Robby Anderson.

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October 18
Mailbag: Is Vikings rookie Brian O'Neill ready to start at right tackle?

Mailbag: Is Vikings rookie Brian O'Neill ready to start at right tackle?

Coach Mike Zimmer said he feels tackle Brian O’Neill has made his biggest strides as a pass protector. Does that mean he's ready to replace a veteran?
October 18
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Ex-Jets tackle Richardson recovers from 'self-inflicted' downfall

Vikings defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy in 2015. Two weeks later, he was arrested after driving faster than 140 mph while street racing.

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