Mike Zimmer's course never wavered — right up to his gameday speech

Mike Zimmer's course never wavered — right up to his gameday speech

The head coach kept his game face on throughout troubling eye injury.

Three takeaways from Thursday's Vikings-Cowboys game

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The Vikings defensive front rose to the occasion against the NFL's best offensive line.

Priefer nearly pulls off upset in Zimmer's absence -- plus defense shines and Robison's rants

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With fill-in Mike Priefer executing the game plan that sidelined head coach Zimmer had installed during the week, the Vikings checked off every box that gave them a chance to beat Dallas.
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United owners and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority have been in discussions about an exhibition game — and perhaps more — at the stadium.

Vikings threaten to sue over talk of soccer at U.S. Bank Stadium

The owners of the Major League Soccer expansion franchise the Minnesota United are in talks about playing games at U.S. Bank Stadium — and it has left the stadium's primary tenant, the Minnesota Vikings, crying foul and threatening to sue.
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Minnesota Sports Facilities Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen controls two low...

Tevlin: Some suite seats for DFL Party big shots

The DFL insiders came for the free lunch at U.S. Bank Stadium and ended up buying the timeshare.
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Vikings-Cowboys most-watched NFL Thursday Night Football game ever

The total audience delivery across all platforms, including Twitter, was 22.2 million, according to Fast National data released Friday.
Vikings
December 2

Five extra points: Bradford's hits, Locke's struggles and a wrinkle in the run game

Mark Craig offers his five takeaways from Thursday night's game against the Cowboys.
Vikings
December 2
Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Kyle Wilber (51) ended up with the b...

Hartman: Thielen says he feels he let Zimmer down with fumble

Adam Thielen has been a big contributor all season, and that fumble was out of character for the surehanded receiver.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Detroit 7 4 0 .636 247 238 5-1 2-3
    Minnesota 6 6 0 .500 233 209 4-2 2-4
    Green Bay 5 6 0 .455 274 289 3-2 2-4
    Chicago 2 9 0 .182 178 264 2-3 0-6
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 7 4 0 .636 358 302 3-2 4-2
    Tampa Bay 6 5 0 .545 249 264 2-4 4-1
    New Orleans 5 6 0 .455 334 307 3-3 2-3
    Carolina 4 7 0 .364 276 281 3-3 1-4
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 11 1 0 .917 333 228 5-1 6-0
    NY Giants 8 3 0 .727 231 213 5-1 3-2
    Washington 6 4 1 .591 280 264 4-2 2-2
    Philadelphia 5 6 0 .455 254 213 4-1 1-5
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 7 3 1 .682 224 187 5-0 2-3
    Arizona 4 6 1 .409 245 228 3-2 1-4
    Los Angeles 4 7 0 .364 170 236 1-4 3-3
    San Francisco 1 10 0 .091 228 344 1-5 0-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 6 5 0 .545 218 201 4-2 2-3
    Pittsburgh 6 5 0 .545 266 222 3-2 3-3
    Cincinnati 3 7 1 .318 213 245 2-2 1-5
    Cleveland 0 12 0 .000 197 352 0-6 0-6
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 6 5 0 .545 194 236 5-1 1-4
    Tennessee 6 6 0 .500 308 296 3-3 3-3
    Indianapolis 5 6 0 .455 270 301 3-3 2-3
    Jacksonville 2 9 0 .182 214 293 1-4 1-5
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 9 2 0 .818 293 197 3-2 6-0
    Miami 7 4 0 .636 249 240 5-1 2-3
    Buffalo 6 5 0 .545 281 236 3-2 3-3
    NY Jets 3 8 0 .273 196 266 1-4 2-4
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Oakland 9 2 0 .818 307 275 4-2 5-0
    Kansas City 8 3 0 .727 252 214 4-1 4-2
    Denver 7 4 0 .636 266 219 4-2 3-2
    San Diego 5 6 0 .455 313 291 3-2 2-4
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 2662
    S. Hill MIN 242
  • Rushing Yards
    J. McKinnon MIN 357
    M. Asiata MIN 317
    R. Hillman MIN 50
    A. Peterson MIN 50
    C. Patterson MIN 43
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 806
    A. Thielen MIN 657
    K. Rudolph MIN 513
    C. Patterson MIN 334
    M. Asiata MIN 168
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    H. Smith MIN 84
    E. Kendricks MIN 71
    A. Sendejo MIN 54
    L. Joseph MIN 53
    A. Barr MIN 52
  • Interceptions
    X. Rhodes MIN 4
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    C. Greenway MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 9.5
    E. Griffen MIN 6.0
    B. Robison MIN 6.0
    L. Joseph MIN 3.0
    (3) Players 2.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 3587
    K. Cousins WAS 3540
    M. Ryan ATL 3516
    A. Rodgers GB 3074
    D. Prescott DAL 2974
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1285
    D. Johnson ARI 921
    J. Howard CHI 766
    D. Freeman ATL 729
    M. Ingram NO 721
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1140
    M. Evans TB 1020
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 915
    S. Diggs MIN 806
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 802
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 117
    S. Lee DAL 112
    L. Kuechly CAR 102
    T. Whitehead DET 101
    A. Ogletree LA 98
  • Interceptions
    L. Collins NYG 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 4
    R. Sherman SEA 4
    H. Clinton-Dix GB 3
    (4) Players 3
  • Sacks
    C. Avril SEA 10.0
    V. Beasley Jr. ATL 9.5
    D. Hunter MIN 9.5
    R. Kerrigan WAS 9.0
    (2) Players 8.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers SD 3128
    D. Carr OAK 3115
    A. Dalton CIN 3043
    M. Mariota TEN 2998
    J. Flacco BAL 2877
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Murray TEN 1043
    M. Gordon SD 908
    L. Miller HOU 881
    L. Blount NE 869
    J. Ajayi MIA 847
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 998
    A. Green CIN 964
    T. Hilton IND 942
    A. Cooper OAK 922
    T. Pryor Sr. CLE 855
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    C. Kirksey CLE 111
    Z. Brown BUF 107
    B. McKinney HOU 101
    Z. Orr BAL 97
    P. Posluszny JAX 91
  • Interceptions
    C. Hayward SD 6
    M. Peters KC 5
    S. Gilmore BUF 4
    P. Cox TEN 3
    (6) Players 3
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 12.5
    L. Alexander BUF 10.0
    D. Ford KC 10.0
    K. Mack OAK 9.0
    B. Orakpo TEN 9.0
  • Thursday, December 1
    Dallas 17, Minnesota 15, F
  • Sunday, December 4
    Detroit @ New Orleans Houston @ Green Bay San Francisco @ Chicago
    Kansas City @ Atlanta Los Angeles @ New England Denver @ Jacksonville
    Philadelphia @ Cincinnati Miami @ Baltimore Buffalo @ Oakland
    Tampa Bay @ San Diego Washington @ Arizona NY Giants @ Pittsburgh
    Carolina @ Seattle
  • Monday, December 5
    Indianapolis @ NY Jets
  • Thursday, December 8
    Oakland @ Kansas City
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December 2
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Cedric Thornton (92) sacked Minnesota...

Angry Robison blasts officials for not calling penalty after touchdown

"You've got to make the calls," defensive end Brian Robison said after he felt a hit to Sam Bradford's face mask on the potential game-tying play should have been flagged.
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December 2
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) was hurt on this play i...

Reusse: Vikings have lost six of seven and know who to blame (The refs)

Here's an idea: When a veteran pass rusher gives you the football inside the 20 and the opponent is rattled, score a touchdown.
Minneapolis
December 2

Dayton has 'expressed concern' about suite use at U.S. Bank Stadium

Still the governor said, media has sensationalized the story.
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December 2

Feel their pain: Frustration mounts among Vikings players, fans after another loss

Reaction after the Vikings two-point loss and sixth loss in the last seven games ranged from optimistic to critical to disturbing.
Vikings
December 2
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) was sacked by Cedric Thornton (92) in the fourth quarter Thursday night.

Vikings fall 2 points short against Dallas when final-minute rally fails

The Vikings missed their head coach, and much in the way of offensive production until a touchdown on the final drive. But the conversion try to tie the game fell incomplete.
Vikings
December 2

Souhan: Treadwell among the Vikings missing

Problem: Dallas is 11-1 with a first-round rookie running back and a fourth-round rookie quarterback. Laquon Treadwell, the Vikings' top pick, has one catch this season.
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Vikings
December 2

Craig: Robison's monster effort ruined, and refs don't help

A four-play, 4-yard "drive" ruined what should have been defensive end Brian Robison's shining, season-saving moments Thursday night.
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December 2
Vikings kicker Kai Forbath (2) was congratulated by a teammates after...

Poll: What did you think of the Vikings' "Color Rush" uniforms?

Vikings
December 2
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer during practice on Nov. 2 after a procedure to fix a torn retina.

Scoggins: Zimmer needs to see big picture, let eye heal before return

Missing a few games this season, even as his team fights to make the playoffs, shouldn't override Mike Zimmer's health and doing what's best for him.
Vikings
December 2
A tribute to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was posted during the game...

Zimmer's season outlook uncertain as he deals with dangerous eye injury

General manager Rick Spielman would not say whether there is potential for head coach Mike Zimmer to miss multiple games. The team will reassess the situation Friday.
Vikings
December 2

Priefer takes baton from Zimmer - for now

General Manager Rick Spielman pegged special teams coach Mike Priefer instead of two others on the staff with head coaching experience.
Local
December 2
Minnesota Vikings' head coach Mike Zimmer wore sunglasses to his press...

The evolution from an eye scratch to major surgery for Mike Zimmer

Recovery from major retina surgery can last from one to six weeks; after tonight the Vikings play in Jacksonville Dec. 11.
Vikings
December 2

Brian Robison blasts officiating in Vikings loss to Dallas

Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer praised the team's fierce fourth quarter drive that almost overcame the self inflicted wounds, and Brian Robison was not happy with the officiating.
Vikings
December 1

Cowboys-Vikings game balls

Handing out the hardware from Thursday night's game.
Vikings
December 1

Your turn: Grade the Vikings performance vs. Dallas

Time to give your marks for Thursday night's game.
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Dallas 11-1 0 7 0 10 17
Minnesota 6-6 3 0 3 9 15

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