Kevin Stefanski gave instructions to Adam Thielen during practice Thursday.

Stefanski steps in as Vikings offensive coordinator under 'not ideal circumstances'

The 36-year-old is in his 13th season with the team and will make his play-calling debut Sunday against Miami.

Daniel Carlson has been money for Raiders since being cut by Vikings

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Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer says, "I'm happy for him. I'm proud of him."

Every Vikings playoff scenario you need for the rest of the season

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With the help of FiveThirtyEight.com’s prediction model, here are some scenarios for the rest of the season as it pertains to making the postseason: Long story short: Vikings really need to win Sunday.

Best-frayed plans: There's a whiff of desperation coming from Vikings

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Clinging to a playoff spot and with a new offensive coordinator, Sunday's Vikings game against Miami at U.S. Bank Stadium suddenly feels more than just the next "big game" on the schedule.

Hartman: NFC's best from a year ago, Vikings and Eagles, are scrambling

December 13
The Vikings and Eagles are hanging in the playoff race, despite coaching and quarterback switches.
Vikings
6:43pm
Vikings center Pat Elflein

Hartman: Elflein says offensive line still has work to do

Heavily scrutinized Vikings offensive line has given up two sacks in each of past four games.
Vikings
4:20pm
Fixing the offense: Should Vikings return to staple of 2017's success?

Fixing the offense: Should Vikings return to staple of 2017's success?

The Vikings offense can’t overhaul in Week 15, but what it could do is revert to some core principles that led to last year’s success by departed quarterback Case Keenum.
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Vikings
4:10pm
Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski

Stefanski: 'We're not looking to change anything'

Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski held his first press conference since Minnesota fired John DeFilippo earlier this week. He refused to talk about being blocked to interview with the New York Giants or what the future may hold for him, and instead says his focus is Miami.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Chicago 9 4 0 .692 359 247 6-1 3-3
    Minnesota 6 6 1 .500 282 291 4-2 2-4
    Green Bay 5 7 1 .423 315 307 5-1 0-6
    Detroit 5 8 0 .385 271 319 3-4 2-4
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 11 2 0 .846 447 283 5-1 6-1
    Carolina 6 7 0 .462 324 332 5-1 1-6
    Tampa Bay 5 8 0 .385 332 383 4-3 1-5
    Atlanta 4 9 0 .308 316 367 3-4 1-5
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 8 5 0 .615 276 246 6-1 2-4
    Philadelphia 6 7 0 .462 281 295 4-3 2-4
    Washington 6 7 0 .462 249 297 3-4 3-3
    NY Giants 5 8 0 .385 307 331 2-4 3-4
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 11 2 0 .846 425 313 6-0 5-2
    Seattle 8 5 0 .615 340 266 4-2 4-3
    Arizona 3 10 0 .231 178 327 1-6 2-4
    San Francisco 3 10 0 .231 275 350 3-3 0-7
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 7 5 1 .577 367 306 3-3 4-2
    Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 321 241 4-2 3-4
    Cleveland 5 7 1 .423 292 332 4-2 1-5
    Cincinnati 5 8 0 .385 307 397 3-4 2-4
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 9 4 0 .692 323 259 5-2 4-2
    Indianapolis 7 6 0 .538 349 300 4-2 3-4
    Tennessee 7 6 0 .538 251 254 5-1 2-5
    Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 212 273 3-4 1-5
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 9 4 0 .692 364 293 6-0 3-4
    Miami 7 6 0 .538 278 333 6-1 1-5
    Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 201 320 2-4 2-5
    NY Jets 4 9 0 .308 270 330 2-4 2-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 11 2 0 .846 471 351 6-0 5-2
    Los Angeles 10 3 0 .769 366 270 5-2 5-1
    Denver 6 7 0 .462 290 282 3-3 3-4
    Oakland 3 10 0 .231 244 388 2-5 1-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 3698
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 470
    D. Cook MIN 367
    K. Cousins MIN 108
    S. Diggs MIN 53
    M. Boone MIN 47
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 1236
    S. Diggs MIN 915
    K. Rudolph MIN 470
    L. Treadwell MIN 295
    D. Cook MIN 222
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 102
    H. Smith MIN 70
    D. Hunter MIN 61
    L. Joseph MIN 51
    S. Richardson MIN 44
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 3
    H. Smith MIN 3
    E. Kendricks MIN 2
    H. Hill MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    E. Griffen MIN 3.5
    S. Richardson MIN 3.5
    M. Alexander MIN 3.0
    (2) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    M. Ryan ATL 4076
    J. Goff LAR 3934
    A. Rodgers GB 3700
    K. Cousins MIN 3698
    D. Brees NO 3463
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1262
    T. Gurley II LAR 1203
    S. Barkley NYG 1124
    C. McCaffrey CAR 926
    A. Peterson WAS 872
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1429
    A. Thielen MIN 1236
    M. Thomas NO 1218
    M. Evans TB 1207
    D. Adams GB 1196
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Martinez GB 118
    L. Kuechly CAR 111
    M. Foster WAS 108
    B. Wagner SEA 107
    L. Vander Esch DAL 106
  • Interceptions
    K. Fuller CHI 7
    D. Kazee ATL 6
    E. Jackson CHI 5
    A. Ogletree NYG 5
    (3) Players 4
  • Passing Yards
    P. Mahomes KC 4300
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 4227
    A. Luck IND 3759
    T. Brady NE 3700
    P. Rivers LAC 3638
  • Rushing Yards
    P. Lindsay DEN 967
    J. Conner PIT 909
    L. Miller HOU 909
    J. Mixon CIN 866
    K. Hunt KC 824
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hill KC 1258
    J. Smith-Schuster PIT 1234
    T. Kelce KC 1159
    D. Hopkins HOU 1151
    K. Allen LAC 1074
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Leonard IND 135
    K. Alonso MIA 116
    T. Smith Sr. JAX 111
    T. Whitehead OAK 104
    (2) Players 103
  • Interceptions
    X. Howard MIA 7
    T. Johnson NYJ 4
    D. Randall CLE 4
    S. Williams CIN 4
    (15) Players 3
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 13.5
    M. Garrett CLE 12.5
    J. Watt HOU 12.5
    B. Chubb DEN 12.0
    C. Jones KC 11.5
  • Monday, December 10
    Seattle 21, Minnesota 7, F
  • Thursday, December 13
    Kansas City 14, Los Angeles 0, 2nd, 13:13
  • Saturday, December 15
    Houston @ NY Jets Cleveland @ Denver
  • Sunday, December 16
    Green Bay @ Chicago Miami @ Minnesota Detroit @ Buffalo
    Tampa Bay @ Baltimore Arizona @ Atlanta Oakland @ Cincinnati
    Tennessee @ NY Giants Washington @ Jacksonville Dallas @ Indianapolis
    Seattle @ San Francisco New England @ Pittsburgh Philadelphia @ Los Angeles
  • Monday, December 17
    New Orleans @ Carolina
Vikings
4:08pm
Cook: 'We control what we control'

Cook: 'We control what we control'

With changes in their offensive coaching, Vikings running back Dalvin Cook says he's not worried with what is going on in the front office and instead says Minnesota's confidence hasn't deteriorated as they prepare for Week 15.
Vikings
4:07pm
Priefer on special teams: 'We need to get better'

Priefer on special teams: 'We need to get better'

Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer says the blocked field goal by Seattle was an illegal play and that they can't use it as an excuse not to play better.
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2:41pm

Waynes, O'Neill upgraded to full practice participation

In a rarity for an NFL team in mid-December, every player on the Vikings' active roster practiced today. Cornerback Trae Waynes (concussion) and right tackle…
Vikings
8:13am
New Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski worked with quarterback Kirk Cousins in May.

Listen: Inside the Vikings' late-season change at offensive coordinator

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings' Week 15 change at offensive coordinator. (2:00) What went wrong with John DeFilippo's 13-game tenure? (8:00) The real snags of Mike Zimmer's increased involvement on offense. (14:00) Kevin Stefanski gets his shot. (21:00) On Kirk Cousins' play. We end with a Sid Hartman story, the 2012 Ravens firing their OC and winning a Super Bowl and more.
Vikings
December 13
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins watches Seattle celebrate after stopping Latavius Murray on a third-quarter run in Seattle.

Vikings prepare for Week 15 while others won't let go of Week 14

Vikings players and coaches met with the media Wednesday, two days after a loss at Seattle which led to the firing of offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.
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Vikings
December 13
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against Seattle

Zimmer mum on meeting with offense: 'Are we going to talk about Miami?'

Coach Mike Zimmer said he and interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski met with the Vikings' offensive players, though Zimmer would not discuss what either of them said in the meeting.
Vikings
December 12

Scouting report: Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins

A closer look at Sunday's visitors to U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings
December 12

Mark Craig's Week 15 power rankings

This week's No. 1 team and No. 8 team meet on Thursday night football.
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Vikings
December 12
Access Vikings: How does the team respond to its woes on offense

Access Vikings: How does the team respond to its woes on offense

Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer analyze what comes next for the Vikings after they fired their offensive coordinator and ask the question of how will Minnesota's offense respond to Kevin Stefanski taking over the role this late in the season?
Vikings
December 12
Zimmer on DeFilippo firing: 'May work, may not work'

Zimmer on DeFilippo firing: 'May work, may not work'

With quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski taking over duties as offensive coordinator, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says he's not sure if the change will help the team, but he's determined to move forward after their loss to Seattle.
Vikings
December 12
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins gets pulled down by Frank Clark for the sack in the 2nd quarter.

Souhan: Cousins' play leads to firing; are Zimmer, Spielman next?

Kirk Cousins' performance Monday at Seattle got offensive coordinator John DeFilippo fired, a move that should be viewed as a possible preview of coming events.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes an 11-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct
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Vikings
December 12
Zimmer's daughter defends her dad, rips Vikings fans

Zimmer's daughter defends her dad, rips Vikings fans

This has been a challenging year for Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, and this has been one of the most challenging weeks of that challenging year.
Vikings
December 12
Everson Griffen: 'We're not gonna make any excuses'

Everson Griffen: 'We're not gonna make any excuses'

Coming off their loss to Seattle, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen says that no single individual is to blame and that they must move on as a team.
Vikings
December 12
Elflein: 'Definitely a sense of urgency going on'

Elflein: 'Definitely a sense of urgency going on'

With only three games left in the regular season, Vikings center Pat Elflein says the pressure is mounting for Minnesota's offense to find the balance it is seeking.
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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Vikings
December 12
Kirk Cousins: 'I take ownership as well'

Kirk Cousins: 'I take ownership as well'

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins believes if he would have played better that former offensive coordinator John DeFilippo might still have a job.
Vikings
December 12
Kevin Stefanski employs a first baseman's glove to catch passes during warmups before a game against the Packers last season.

Next coach up: Stefanski asked to salvage Vikings' season

Kevin Stefanski becomes the team's fourth offensive coordinator in three seasons. The 36-year-old has led quarterbacks for the past two seasons.
Vikings
December 12
Mike Zimmer (right) and John DeFilippo earlier this season.

DeFilippo's firing: Zimmer says 'it was about the direction we were going'

Philosophical differences between former offense coordinator John DeFilippo and head coach Mike Zimmer over play-calling balance and commitment to the running game festered long enough to plunge the team into offensive uncertainty.

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