Zimmer says Vikings' impressive defensive stats are a product of team play

Zimmer says Vikings' impressive defensive stats are a product of team play

The Vikings defense rank first in sacks (15), first in takeaways (nine), third in scoring defense (13.3 points per game), and sixth in total yards allowed (295.0). They are in the top 10 against both the run and pass, too.

Vikings guard Boone should be able to play despite hip injury

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Vikings guard Boone should be able to play despite hip injury
Left guard Alex Boone, who left Sunday's victory in Carolina because of a hip injury, underwent an MRI and "should be OK," according to coach Mike Zimmer.

Vikings' Rudolph stands out, and other takeaways from Sunday's game

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Vikings' Rudolph stands out, and other takeaways from Sunday's game
He has touchdowns in consecutive games, and he is second to only receiver Stefon Diggs in receptions (14) and receiving yards (166).

Access Vikings: Stopping the run key to Vikings' success

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the defense's ability to stop the run as been a catalyst for containing strong offensive opponents.

Ranking the Vikings defense

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Here's where the Vikings rank in the NFL is various defensive categories:

Sack-happy Vikings defensive line looks to join ranks of 'Purple People Eaters'

September 26
The Vikings sacked Cam Newton, the quarterback who is built like a defensive end and runs as fast as many wide receivers, eight times, and Linval Joseph’s second-quarter takedown knocked the reigning league MVP out of the game temporarily.

Eight sacks later, Vikings leave Carolina in their wake

September 26
Down 10-0 in the first quarter, the Vikings woke up in the second half thanks to a Marcus Sherels punt return for a score and finished with eight sacks on Cam Newton.
Vikings
September 26

Vikings guard Alex Boone underwent testing on injured hip, 'should be OK'

Boone played only 19 snaps before leaving the Panthers game in the second quarter.
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September 26

Best of Week 3 NFL action: Hunter, Elliott, Wentz among top highlights

Vikings improve to 3-0, Ezekiel Elliott hurdled over a defender, and Carson Wentz threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns.
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September 26

Souhan: Zimmer's coaching has attention - and respect - of Vikings

Mike Zimmer's straight talk and expertise have won over the Vikings locker room since he took over as head coach.
Vikings
September 26

Peaceful protests don't interrupt Vikings-Panthers game in Charlotte

About 100 people peacefully demonstrated the fatal police shooting of a black man before the Carolina-Vikings game Sunday.
Vikings
September 25

Craig: Vikings special teams on top of their game

From punts to returns, the Vikings displayed it all on Sunday.
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September 25

Hartman: Vikings' second-half defense best in team history

Mike Zimmer's crew held Cam Newton to 95 yards passing and sacked him five times after halftime.
Vikings
September 25

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

NFL writer Mark Craig with a look at what stands out from Sunday's Vikings win over the Panthers.
Vikings
September 25

Vikings lose another lineman in Boone

Three days after left tackle Matt Kalil had hip surgery that likely ended his season — and maybe his Vikings career — left guard Alex Boone was injured in the second quarter of Sunday's victory.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 3 0 0 1.000 64 40 1-0 2-0
    Green Bay 2 1 0 .667 75 67 1-0 1-1
    Detroit 1 2 0 .333 81 85 0-1 1-1
    Chicago 0 3 0 .000 45 83 0-1 0-2
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 2 1 0 .667 104 91 0-1 2-0
    Tampa Bay 1 2 0 .333 70 101 0-1 1-1
    Carolina 1 2 0 .333 76 70 1-1 0-1
    New Orleans 0 3 0 .000 79 96 0-2 0-1
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 3 0 0 1.000 92 27 2-0 1-0
    NY Giants 2 1 0 .667 63 61 1-1 1-0
    Dallas 2 1 0 .667 77 60 1-1 1-0
    Washington 1 2 0 .333 68 92 0-2 1-0
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 2 1 0 .667 46 63 1-0 1-1
    Seattle 2 1 0 .667 52 37 2-0 0-1
    San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 73 83 1-0 0-2
    Arizona 1 2 0 .333 79 63 1-1 0-1
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 3 0 0 1.000 57 44 1-0 2-0
    Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 65 66 1-0 1-1
    Cincinnati 1 2 0 .333 56 75 0-1 1-1
    Cleveland 0 3 0 .000 54 84 0-1 0-2
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 2 1 0 .667 42 53 2-0 0-1
    Tennessee 1 2 0 .333 42 57 0-2 1-0
    Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 81 95 1-1 0-1
    Jacksonville 0 3 0 .000 54 84 0-2 0-1
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 3 0 0 1.000 81 45 2-0 1-0
    NY Jets 1 2 0 .333 62 78 0-1 1-1
    Miami 1 2 0 .333 64 67 1-0 0-2
    Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 71 68 1-1 0-1
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Denver 3 0 0 1.000 84 57 2-0 1-0
    Kansas City 2 1 0 .667 69 49 2-0 0-1
    Oakland 2 1 0 .667 80 79 0-1 2-0
    San Diego 1 2 0 .333 87 73 1-0 0-2
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 457
    S. Hill MIN 236
  • Rushing Yards
    J. McKinnon MIN 53
    A. Peterson MIN 50
    M. Asiata MIN 42
    S. Hill MIN 8
    C. Patterson MIN 6
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 325
    K. Rudolph MIN 166
    A. Thielen MIN 124
    C. Johnson MIN 20
    R. Ellison MIN 18
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 23
    A. Sendejo MIN 23
    H. Smith MIN 22
    L. Joseph MIN 18
    T. Waynes MIN 18
  • Interceptions
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    T. Johnson MIN 1
    E. Kendricks MIN 1
    T. Newman MIN 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 4.0
    D. Hunter MIN 3.0
    L. Joseph MIN 3.0
    B. Robison MIN 2.0
    (3) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 1062
    K. Cousins WAS 989
    M. Stafford DET 985
    M. Ryan ATL 970
    J. Winston TB 929
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 274
    D. Freeman ATL 265
    C. Michael SEA 232
    C. Hyde SF 225
    D. Johnson ARI 217
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Jones Jr. DET 408
    S. Diggs MIN 325
    M. Evans TB 301
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 280
    D. Baldwin SEA 276
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    C. Robertson NO 35
    J. Freeman CHI 34
    L. Kuechly CAR 34
    K. Alexander TB 31
    T. Jefferson ARI 30
  • Interceptions
    M. Cooper ARI 2
    R. McLeod PHI 2
    P. Peterson ARI 2
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    (27) Players 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 4.0
    K. Hyder DET 4.0
    N. Perry GB 3.5
    F. Clark SEA 3.0
    (7) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    A. Dalton CIN 938
    A. Luck IND 913
    R. Tannehill MIA 892
    D. Carr OAK 867
    B. Bortles JAX 843
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Blount NE 298
    I. Crowell CLE 274
    L. Miller HOU 269
    M. Forte NYJ 261
    D. Williams PIT 258
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Landry MIA 314
    A. Brown PIT 305
    A. Green CIN 295
    T. Hilton IND 294
    A. Cooper OAK 270
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown BUF 34
    R. Jones MIA 31
    K. Alonso MIA 30
    B. McKinney HOU 29
    (2) Players 28
  • Interceptions
    M. Peters KC 4
    C. Hayward SD 3
    J. Collins NE 2
    S. Gilmore BUF 2
    (3) Players 2
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 5.0
    L. Alexander BUF 3.0
    J. Hughes BUF 3.0
    T. Jernigan BAL 3.0
    (4) Players 3.0
  • Sunday, September 25
    Oakland 17, Tennessee 10, F Green Bay 34, Detroit 27, F Buffalo 33, Arizona 18, F
    Denver 29, Cincinnati 17, F Miami 30, Cleveland 24, F Minnesota 22, Carolina 10, F
    Baltimore 19, Jacksonville 17, F Washington 29, NY Giants 27, F Seattle 37, San Francisco 18, F
    Los Angeles 37, Tampa Bay 32, F Kansas City 24, NY Jets 3, F Philadelphia 34, Pittsburgh 3, F
    Indianapolis 26, San Diego 22, F Dallas 31, Chicago 17, F
  • Monday, September 26
    Atlanta 45, New Orleans 32, F
  • Thursday, September 29
    Miami @ Cincinnati
  • Sunday, October 2
    Indianapolis @ Jacksonville Detroit @ Chicago Tennessee @ Houston
    Buffalo @ New England Carolina @ Atlanta Oakland @ Baltimore
    Seattle @ NY Jets Cleveland @ Washington Denver @ Tampa Bay
    Dallas @ San Francisco Los Angeles @ Arizona New Orleans @ San Diego
    Kansas City @ Pittsburgh
  • Monday, October 3
    NY Giants @ Minnesota
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September 25

Jim Souhan grades the Vikings

Not surprisingly, high marks are given for defense.
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September 25

Video highlights: Vikings top Panthers 22-10

A look back at Sunday's victory.
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September 25

Sunday's Vikings game in GIFs: They are the team to beat in the NFC

For the third time this season, the Vikings spotted an opponent at least a one-touchdown lead. And for the third time the Vikings won thanks…
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September 25

Vikings-Panthers game balls

Handing out the hardware
Twins
September 25

Souhan: Instant reaction after the Vikings win at Carolina

Mike Zimmer is performing miracles.
Vikings
September 25

Grade the Vikings performance vs. Carolina

Get out the red pens, and grade the Vikings' play against the Panthers from Sunday's game.
Polls
September 25

Poll: Grade the Vikings offense

Vikings
September 25
Minnesota Vikings Xavier Rhodes (29).

Rhodes will play for Vikings against the Panthers, Treadwell will not

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who missed the first two games of the season with a knee injury, will make his 2016 debut while No. 1 draft pick, receiver Laquon Treadwell, is inactive.
Vikings
September 25

Souhan: Vikings can turn to defense when everything else goes wrong

For the first time since Tony Dungy worked here in the mid-'90s, the Vikings are built to win with defense.
Vikings
September 25

All quiet at Bank of America Stadium as Vikings arrive without incident

The unrest in Charlotte has died down after violent protests were sparked Tuesday night and Wednesday night following a police shooting.
Vikings
September 25

Vikings Preview: How do you stop Cam Newton?

The 2-0 Vikings head to Carolina to face Cam Newton and the Panthers
Vikings
September 24

Once a budding hockey star, Bradford adjusting to another career audible with Vikings

Sam Bradford's career has taken an unanticipated route, landing in Minnesota. Once upon a time, he might have landed here as a hockey player.
Final, 9/25 1 2 3 4 F
Minnesota 3-0 2 6 8 6 22
Carolina 1-2 10 0 0 0 10

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