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Vikings new kicker Dan Bailey (left) could be the Kirk Cousins of kickers —in other words the solu

Is Bailey the productive kicker Zimmer's never had with Vikings?

In Mike Zimmer's five seasons, the Vikings have made just 81.6 percent of their field goals, among the worst percentages in the league.

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September 21
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Vikings' Cook, Griffen won't play Sunday vs. Bills, Zimmer says

September 21
Vikings' Cook, Griffen won't play Sunday vs. Bills, Zimmer says
Running back Dalvin Cook and defensive end Everson Griffen will be held out of Sunday’s game against Buffalo after neither player practiced all week.
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September 21
CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com
Minnesota Vikings center Pat Elflein is expected to get some playing time against the Bills, his first s

Elflein won't start vs. Bills but Vikings 'have a role for him'

Pat Elflein, after offseason shoulder and ankle surgeries, hasn't seen live action since last season.
Vikings
September 21
Vikings center Pat Elflein is expected to make his season debut Sunday vs. Buffalo.

Vikings to feature several new faces vs. Bills

The Vikings return to U.S. Bank Stadium for Week 3, and plan to show off a different looking roster against Buffalo.
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September 21
Access Vikings: Forget about the spread, Vikings host the Bills

Access Vikings: Forget about the spread, Vikings host the Bills

The Vikings face the Bills, a team considered to be the worst in the league, on a week when they lose a few players and get center Pat Elflein back.
Vikings
September 21
Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo fined $53,482 for hit on Packers' Davante Adams

Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo fined $53,482 for hit on Packers' Davante Adams

Safety Andrew Sendejo was fined again by the NFL for play deemed unnecessarily rough. The 31-year-old Sendejo was fined $53,482 for the hit on Packers…
Vikings
September 21
Elflien will return after long offseason recovery

Elflien will return after long offseason recovery

Vikngs center Pat Elflein will return to the field after a long recovery after ankle surgery

nfl

  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 1 0 1 .750 53 52 1-0 -
    Minnesota 1 0 1 .750 53 45 1-0 0-0
    Chicago 1 1 0 .500 47 41 1-0 0-1
    Detroit 0 2 0 .000 44 78 0-1 0-1
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tampa Bay 2 0 0 1.000 75 61 1-0 1-0
    Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 43 42 1-0 0-1
    Carolina 1 1 0 .500 40 39 1-0 0-1
    New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 61 66 1-1 -
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 1 1 0 .500 28 29 1-0 0-1
    Washington 1 1 0 .500 33 27 0-1 1-0
    Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 39 39 1-0 0-1
    NY Giants 0 2 0 .000 28 40 0-1 0-1
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 2 0 0 1.000 67 13 1-0 1-0
    San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 46 51 1-0 0-1
    Seattle 0 2 0 .000 41 51 - 0-2
    Arizona 0 2 0 .000 6 58 0-1 0-1
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 68 46 1-0 1-0
    Cleveland 1 1 1 .500 60 59 1-0 0-1
    Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 70 37 1-0 0-1
    Pittsburgh 0 1 1 .250 58 63 0-1 0-0
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Jacksonville 2 0 0 1.000 51 35 1-0 1-0
    Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 40 44 1-0 0-1
    Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 44 43 0-1 1-0
    Houston 0 2 0 .000 37 47 - 0-2
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Miami 2 0 0 1.000 47 32 1-0 1-0
    New England 1 1 0 .500 47 51 1-0 0-1
    NY Jets 1 2 0 .333 77 58 0-1 1-1
    Buffalo 0 2 0 .000 23 78 0-1 0-1
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 80 65 - 2-0
    Denver 2 0 0 1.000 47 43 2-0 -
    Los Angeles 1 1 0 .500 59 58 0-1 1-0
    Oakland 0 2 0 .000 32 53 0-1 0-1
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 669
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 78
    L. Murray MIN 61
    K. Cousins MIN 31
    S. Diggs MIN 9
    C. Ham MIN 5
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 233
    S. Diggs MIN 171
    D. Cook MIN 107
    K. Rudolph MIN 83
    L. Treadwell MIN 41
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    H. Smith MIN 15
    E. Kendricks MIN 12
    A. Sendejo MIN 11
    D. Hunter MIN 10
    X. Rhodes MIN 10
  • Interceptions
    M. Hughes MIN 1
    X. Rhodes MIN 1
    H. Smith MIN 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 2.0
    M. Alexander MIN 1.0
    E. Griffen MIN 1.0
    D. Parry MIN 1.0
    (2) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    R. Fitzpatrick TB 819
    D. Brees NO 682
    K. Cousins MIN 669
    M. Stafford DET 633
    J. Goff LAR 587
  • Rushing Yards
    M. Breida SF 184
    T. Gurley II LAR 150
    E. Elliott DAL 147
    S. Barkley NYG 134
    T. Coleman ATL 126
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Jackson TB 275
    M. Thomas NO 269
    B. Cooks LAR 246
    J. Jones ATL 233
    A. Thielen MIN 233
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    F. Warner SF 22
    L. Kuechly CAR 21
    A. Bethea ARI 18
    L. David TB 18
    (4) Players 17
  • Interceptions
    S. Griffin SEA 2
    B. McDougald SEA 2
    D. Swearinger Sr. WAS 2
    R. Allen ATL 1
    (20) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Buckner SF 3.5
    D. Kennard DET 3.0
    F. Cox PHI 2.5
    F. Clark SEA 2.0
    (11) Players 2.0
  • Passing Yards
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 787
    S. Darnold NYJ 701
    P. Rivers LAC 680
    J. Flacco BAL 612
    D. Carr OAK 591
  • Rushing Yards
    C. Hyde CLE 203
    J. Mixon CIN 179
    P. Lindsay DEN 178
    I. Crowell NYJ 171
    L. Miller HOU 166
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Landry CLE 278
    T. Hill KC 259
    J. Smith-Schuster PIT 240
    E. Sanders DEN 231
    J. Cook OAK 229
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Leonard IND 28
    A. Hitchens KC 26
    J. Schobert CLE 23
    D. Middleton NYJ 21
    A. Williamson NYJ 21
  • Interceptions
    R. Jones MIA 2
    D. Lee NYJ 2
    D. Ward CLE 2
    J. Adams NYJ 1
    (28) Players 1
  • Sacks
    M. Garrett CLE 4.0
    V. Miller DEN 4.0
    G. Atkins CIN 3.0
    L. Ogunjobi CLE 3.0
    T. Watt PIT 3.0
  • Thursday, September 20
    Cleveland 21, NY Jets 17, F
  • Sunday, September 23
    Buffalo @ Minnesota NY Giants @ Houston San Francisco @ Kansas City
    New Orleans @ Atlanta Green Bay @ Washington Indianapolis @ Philadelphia
    Oakland @ Miami Denver @ Baltimore Cincinnati @ Carolina
    Tennessee @ Jacksonville Los Angeles @ Los Angeles Dallas @ Seattle
    Chicago @ Arizona New England @ Detroit
  • Monday, September 24
    Pittsburgh @ Tampa Bay
  • Thursday, September 27
    Minnesota @ Los Angeles
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September 21
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September 21
Roster reshuffling takes Vikings to edge of salary cap

Roster reshuffling takes Vikings to edge of salary cap

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Vikings
September 21
Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson (7) walked off the field after missing a field goal at the end of overtime.

Priefer feels 'partly responsible' for missed kicks; Bailey on why he's here

Special teams coach Mike Priefer talked both about his surprise over Daniel Carlson's misses and Priefer's confidence that Carlson will eventually return to the NFL.
Vikings
September 21
Vikings long snapper Kevin McDermott (right) and new kicker Dan Bailey are getting acclimated with one another.

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In his fourth season with the Vikings, Kevin McDermott has worked with five different kickers and four punters -- and is known for his constant enthusiasm.
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Vikings
September 21
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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been praised by offensive coordinator John DeFilippo for his impres

Cousins doesn't have to boast because teammates do it for him

Kirk Cousins eclipsed 400 passing yards against the Packers and threw four touchdowns, the first to accomplish that double feat since 2004.
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September 21
Thielen Foundation aims to give back to community

Thielen Foundation aims to give back to community

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen and his wife Caitlin created the Thielen Foundation as an attempt to give back to the community.
Vikings
September 21
Hartman: It's a good time for football in Minnesota

Hartman: It's a good time for football in Minnesota

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck believes he can keep the winning ways going with the Gophers. And for the Vikings, standout defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson said he's aiming for an "All-Pro season."
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September 20

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September 20

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September 20
Cousins: NFL stands for 'Not For Long'

Cousins: NFL stands for 'Not For Long'

Kirk Cousins says the Vikings are striving for a well balanced scoring offense.
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September 20
Dan Bailey chose Vikings for team's must-win attitude

Dan Bailey chose Vikings for team's must-win attitude

New kicker Dan Bailey was impressed by the Vikings' aspirations.
Vikings
September 20
Priefer explains departed kicker Carlson's performance

Priefer explains departed kicker Carlson's performance

Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer explained his surprise over kicker Dan Carlson's poor performance at Lambeau Field
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September 20
Vikings coach Edwards glad to have Tom Johnson back on roster

Vikings coach Edwards glad to have Tom Johnson back on roster

Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards is glad to have Tom Johnson back on the team's roster

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