Mike Zimmer, at his seventh combine as Vikings coach, and General Manager Rick Spielman will oversee several critical parts of team operations happeni

Vikings have plenty to get done this week at NFL combine

Prospect evaluation is but one task on the checklist for coach Mike Zimmer and his staff.
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Ex-Gophers jumping through NFL hoops to fulfill dreams of turning pro

February 24
From left: Tyler Johnson, Kamal Martin, Carter Coughlin, Antonio Winfield Jr.
After an 11-2 season and Outback Bowl victory, interest in the team's NFL prospects is on the rise. Here's a look at the four Gophers who are hoping to improve their NFL chances at this week's combine.

Former Viking Page makes eloquent case for Marshall being in NFL Hall of Fame

February 22
Jim Marshall posted a then-NFL record 270 consecutive starts and 282 consecutive games played when he retired in 1979 after his 20th season.
There was hope when the NFL Hall of Fame announced plans for a 20-member Centennial class that Jim Marshall would make the cut. He didn't. The Vikings won't rest until that happens.
February 24

NFL combine primer

Here's a chance to bone up on what you might learn from this year's combine:
February 22
Vikings fan Zane Ziebell waved a sword outside U.S. Bank Stadium before a game in October.

Hartman: Wilfs invest more than $1 billion into state of Minnesota

The Wilf family, which owns the Vikings, continues to believe it is doing the right thing by putting its own money into the community, both at U.S. Bank Stadium and in Eagan at the TCO Performance Center.
Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone (23) dodged the tackle by Seattle Seahawks corner back DeShawn Shead (35) for a 45 yard run in the first hal
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February 22
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen recently became a free agent.

Souhan: Griffen is first domino to fall for Vikings in salary-cap crunch

The likely loss of Everson Griffen is the first piece removed. There are more players who will force the Vikings to make difficult decisions in the coming months
February 22

NFL turns scouting combine into prime-time miniseries

The event has turned into enough of a spectacle to make a person wonder: Just what is worth paying attention to this week, if anything at all?
February 21
Everson Griffen

Hartman: Griffen's likely exit should help ease Vikings' cap problems

Salary cap trouble is going to be the big story for the Vikings this offseason, much like it was last year, and the national media has noticed.


  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 376 313 7-1 6-2
    Minnesota 10 6 0 .625 407 303 6-2 4-4
    Chicago 8 8 0 .500 280 298 4-4 4-4
    Detroit 3 12 1 .219 341 423 2-6 1-6
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 13 3 0 .813 458 341 6-2 7-1
    Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 381 399 3-5 4-4
    Tampa Bay 7 9 0 .438 458 449 2-6 5-3
    Carolina 5 11 0 .313 340 470 2-6 3-5
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 9 7 0 .563 385 354 5-3 4-4
    Dallas 8 8 0 .500 434 321 5-3 3-5
    NY Giants 4 12 0 .250 341 451 2-6 2-6
    Washington 3 13 0 .188 266 435 1-7 2-6
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    San Francisco 13 3 0 .813 479 310 6-2 7-1
    Seattle 11 5 0 .688 405 398 4-4 7-1
    Los Angeles 9 7 0 .563 394 364 5-3 4-4
    Arizona 5 10 1 .344 361 442 2-5 3-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 14 2 0 .875 531 282 7-1 7-1
    Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 289 303 5-3 3-5
    Cleveland 6 10 0 .375 335 393 4-4 2-6
    Cincinnati 2 14 0 .125 279 420 2-6 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 10 6 0 .625 378 385 5-3 5-3
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 402 331 4-4 5-3
    Indianapolis 7 9 0 .438 361 373 5-3 2-6
    Jacksonville 6 10 0 .375 300 397 3-5 3-5
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 12 4 0 .750 420 225 6-2 6-2
    Buffalo 10 6 0 .625 314 259 4-4 6-2
    NY Jets 7 9 0 .438 276 359 5-3 2-6
    Miami 5 11 0 .313 306 494 3-5 2-6
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 451 308 5-3 7-1
    Denver 7 9 0 .438 282 316 5-3 2-6
    Oakland 7 9 0 .438 313 419 5-3 2-6
    Los Angeles 5 11 0 .313 337 345 2-6 3-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 3603
    S. Mannion MIN 126
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Mattison MIN 462
    M. Boone MIN 273
    A. Abdullah MIN 115
    K. Cousins MIN 63
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 1130
    D. Cook MIN 519
    A. Thielen MIN 418
    K. Rudolph MIN 367
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 311
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 110
    H. Smith MIN 85
    A. Barr MIN 79
    D. Hunter MIN 70
    X. Rhodes MIN 63
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    H. Smith MIN 3
    M. Alexander MIN 1
    A. Barr MIN 1
    (4) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    I. Odenigbo MIN 7.0
    J. Johnson MIN 3.5
    (3) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    J. Winston TB 5109
    D. Prescott DAL 4902
    J. Goff LAR 4638
    M. Ryan ATL 4466
    R. Wilson SEA 4110
  • Rushing Yards
    C. McCaffrey CAR 1387
    E. Elliott DAL 1357
    C. Carson SEA 1230
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Jones GB 1084
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Thomas NO 1725
    J. Jones ATL 1394
    C. Godwin TB 1333
    K. Golladay DET 1190
    A. Cooper DAL 1189
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 159
    B. Martinez GB 155
    J. Hicks ARI 150
    B. Baker ARI 147
    L. Kuechly CAR 144
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    J. Jenkins NO 5
    K. King GB 5
    Q. Dunbar WAS 4
    (2) Players 4
  • Sacks
    S. Barrett TB 19.5
    C. Jones ARI 19.0
    C. Jordan NO 15.5
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    Z. Smith GB 13.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers LAC 4615
    T. Brady NE 4057
    D. Carr OAK 4054
    P. Mahomes KC 4031
    D. Watson HOU 3852
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 1540
    N. Chubb CLE 1494
    L. Jackson BAL 1206
    L. Fournette JAX 1152
    J. Jacobs OAK 1150
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Kelce KC 1229
    D. Parker MIA 1202
    K. Allen LAC 1199
    J. Landry CLE 1174
    D. Hopkins HOU 1165
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Cunningham HOU 137
    T. Davis DEN 134
    J. Schobert CLE 133
    J. Baker MIA 124
    A. Walker IND 123
  • Interceptions
    S. Gilmore NE 6
    T. White BUF 6
    K. Byard TEN 5
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 5
    (4) Players 5
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 14.5
    J. Bosa LAC 11.5
    B. Dupree PIT 11.5
    J. Houston IND 11.0
    J. Allen JAX 10.5
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February 21
Everson Griffen talked to the media as the players cleaned out their lockers at season’s end.

Vikings defensive end Griffen will become free agent

Everson Griffen, according to a league source, has exercised the option to void the final three years of his deal, making him a free agent for the first time in his career.
February 18
Mike Zimmer’s sixth season as Vikings coach included a third postseason appearance and a second playoff victory under his leadership, but it did not

Hartman: Zimmer knows Vikings defense needs big improvement

The Vikings defense ranked only 14th in 2019, and it was gashed by running backs far too often.
February 14
Vikings co-defensive coordinator Andre Patterson is looking forward to sharing job with Adam Zimmer.

Patterson's bond with Zimmer extends to the next generation

Andre Patterson expects being the Vikings' co-defensive coordinator with Adam Zimmer to work out well.
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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February 12
Dom Capers fielded questions from the press during a news conference Tuesday at TCO Performance Center in Eagan.

With Capers, Vikings defensive minds don't lack for experience

Dom Capers, hired by the Vikings as a senior defensive consultant, is "another idea guy" for Mike Zimmer.
February 12
Gary Kubiak during a news conference on Tuesday.

Kubiak 'just really excited' to be calling plays again

Gary Kubiak succeeds Kevin Stefanski as Vikings offensive coordinator, bringing continuity to an offense that's had little of it.
February 11
Vikings introduce supporting coaching staff

Vikings introduce supporting coaching staff

The Vikings introduced some new and familiar faces as members of the 2020 coaching staff.
February 11
Dom Capers in 2012.

Ex-Packers coordinator Capers is new Vikings 'senior assistant'

Dom Capers is a familiar face in the NFC North — he was the Packers defensive coordinator from 2009-17, including their Super Bowl XLV title
February 10
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy

Ex-Vikings assistant Bieniemy misses head coaching job but tasting success

Eric Bieniemy, now a Super Bowl champion, hasn't landed a head coaching job, like his former Vikings peers have. But "I have absolutely nothing to complain about."
February 10
Will Diggs still be a Viking at the start of the 2020 season?

Will Diggs still be a Viking at the start of the 2020 season?

Sure, Stefon Diggs can be a handful to deal with — but he’s also an unquestioned talent who makes the Vikings better. Is that enough for him to keep his spot on the 2020 roster.
February 7
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer (right) and assistant coach/offensive consultant Gary Kubiak share a run-first philosophy in a pass-happy NFL.

Podcast: Vikings' coordinator hires, Super Bowl and tough decisions

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview the many decisions facing the Vikings this offseason. First, how do familiar coordinators in Gary Kubiak and Andre Patterson/Adam Zimmer set the stage for personnel moves to come?
February 5
Grading the Vikings: Bailey, Colquitt add stability to uneven special teams

Grading the Vikings: Bailey, Colquitt add stability to uneven special teams

But outside of the improved kicking game, Vikings special teams were average at best under first-year coordinator Marwan Maalouf.
February 4
Kansas City’s Tyreek Hill was wide open for a 44-yard reception Sunday in the Super Bowl.

One play turned tide for Mahomes (and offers a lesson to the Vikings)

There are five good reasons why quarterback Patrick Mahomes was able to complete a 44-yard pass that would begin morphing him from Super Bowl goat in to a 24-year-old MVP.
February 3
Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates his touchdown pass to Damien Williams in the the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 footb

Struggling to super: Mahomes directs stunning rally to lead Kansas City to victory

Patrick Mahomes turned what had been the worst game of his life into the greatest moment of his short career in the 31-20 victory over San Francisco.
February 3

Former Gophers QB Streveler wants to go from Canada 'legend' to NFL

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to release Chris Streveler so he can try to find a spot in the NFL after playing for the U and the University of South Dakota. So how did he become a Canadian legend?
February 3
Pat Mahomes, a Twins pitcher in the early 1990s, brought his son, Patrick, and his then-wife, Randi, to the Metrodome for a game.

Mahomes emerges from the deep end of the gene pool

Patrick Mahomes' precocious skills hinted at great things. At 24, he's a Super Bowl QB.

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