Offense gets a hard look during Vikings' first practice

Offense gets a hard look during Vikings' first practice

Overhauling the NFL's 29th-ranked offense from a season ago was the top offseason priority for a Vikings team looking to compete for a Super Bowl.

Day 1 injuries to Patterson, Peterson don't worry Vikings coach Zimmer

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Day 1 injuries to Patterson, Peterson don't worry Vikings coach Zimmer
The Vikings could not get through the first day of training camp unscathed. Running back Adrian Peterson missed a portion of today’s first camp practice as he nurses an offseason injury. Cordarrelle Patterson, meanwhile, left practice with what appeared to be a shoulder or collarbone injury.

Scoggins: Vikings' Sullivan says he has nothing to prove in comeback

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John Sullivan's status remains a question mark until the football pads come on for real, though he refuses to entertain worst-case scenarios.

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First-round draft pick Laquon Treadwell saw a handful of snaps Friday with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater during the first training camp practice.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 11 5 0 .688 365 302 6-2 5-3
    Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 368 323 5-3 5-3
    Detroit 7 9 0 .438 358 400 4-4 3-5
    Chicago 6 10 0 .375 335 397 1-7 5-3
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Carolina 15 1 0 .938 500 308 8-0 7-1
    Atlanta 8 8 0 .500 339 345 4-4 4-4
    New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 408 476 4-4 3-5
    Tampa Bay 6 10 0 .375 342 417 3-5 3-5
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Washington 9 7 0 .563 388 379 6-2 3-5
    Philadelphia 7 9 0 .438 377 430 3-5 4-4
    NY Giants 6 10 0 .375 420 442 3-5 3-5
    Dallas 4 12 0 .250 275 374 1-7 3-5
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Arizona 13 3 0 .813 489 313 6-2 7-1
    Seattle 10 6 0 .625 423 277 5-3 5-3
    St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 280 330 5-3 2-6
    San Francisco 5 11 0 .313 238 387 4-4 1-7
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cincinnati 12 4 0 .750 419 279 6-2 6-2
    Pittsburgh 10 6 0 .625 423 319 6-2 4-4
    Baltimore 5 11 0 .313 328 401 3-5 2-6
    Cleveland 3 13 0 .188 278 432 2-6 1-7
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 9 7 0 .563 339 313 5-3 4-4
    Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 333 408 4-4 4-4
    Jacksonville 5 11 0 .313 376 448 4-4 1-7
    Tennessee 3 13 0 .188 299 423 1-7 2-6
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 12 4 0 .750 465 315 7-1 5-3
    NY Jets 10 6 0 .625 387 314 6-2 4-4
    Buffalo 8 8 0 .500 379 359 5-3 3-5
    Miami 6 10 0 .375 310 389 3-5 3-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Denver 12 4 0 .750 355 296 6-2 6-2
    Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 405 287 6-2 5-3
    Oakland 7 9 0 .438 359 399 3-5 4-4
    San Diego 4 12 0 .250 320 398 3-5 1-7
  • Passing Yards
    T. Bridgewater MIN 3231
    S. Hill MIN 15
  • Rushing Yards
    A. Peterson MIN 1485
    J. McKinnon MIN 271
    T. Bridgewater MIN 192
    M. Asiata MIN 112
    A. Thielen MIN 89
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 720
    K. Rudolph MIN 495
    M. Wallace MIN 473
    J. Wright MIN 442
    A. Peterson MIN 222
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 92
    A. Sendejo MIN 73
    A. Barr MIN 68
    C. Greenway MIN 68
    H. Smith MIN 66
  • Interceptions
    T. Newman MIN 3
    C. Munnerlyn MIN 2
    H. Smith MIN 2
    J. Trattou MIN 2
    (4) Players 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 10.5
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    T. Johnson MIN 5.5
    B. Robison MIN 5.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 4.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 4870
    C. Palmer ARI 4671
    M. Ryan ATL 4591
    E. Manning NYG 4432
    M. Stafford DET 4262
  • Rushing Yards
    A. Peterson MIN 1485
    D. Martin TB 1402
    T. Gurley STL 1106
    D. McFadden DAL 1089
    D. Freeman ATL 1056
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1871
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 1450
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 1215
    C. Johnson DET 1214
    M. Evans TB 1206
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    N. Bowman SF 154
    L. David TB 147
    S. Lee DAL 128
    L. Kuechly CAR 118
    K. Wright SEA 116
  • Interceptions
    K. Coleman CAR 7
    T. Johnson STL 7
    R. Johnson ARI 5
    T. Mathieu ARI 5
    E. Thomas SEA 5
  • Sacks
    E. Ansah DET 14.5
    A. Donald STL 11.0
    K. Short CAR 11.0
    E. Griffen MIN 10.5
    J. Peppers GB 10.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers SD 4792
    T. Brady NE 4770
    B. Bortles JAX 4428
    R. Tannehill MIA 4208
    D. Carr OAK 3987
  • Rushing Yards
    C. Ivory NYJ 1070
    L. Murray OAK 1066
    F. Gore IND 967
    D. Williams PIT 907
    L. McCoy BUF 895
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 1834
    D. Hopkins HOU 1521
    B. Marshall NYJ 1502
    A. Robinson JAX 1400
    D. Thomas DEN 1304
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Jackson IND 150
    R. Jones MIA 135
    P. Posluszny JAX 133
    T. Smith JAX 128
    (2) Players 122
  • Interceptions
    R. Nelson CIN 8
    M. Peters KC 8
    M. Williams NYJ 6
    M. Adams IND 5
    (3) Players 5
  • Sacks
    J. Watt HOU 17.5
    K. Mack OAK 15.0
    C. Dunlap CIN 13.5
    C. Jones NE 12.5
    (2) Players 12.0
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