Vikings' safety Harris aces early 'quiz' as fill-in for injured Smith

Vikings' safety Harris aces early 'quiz' as fill-in for injured Smith

Second-year safety Anthony Harris was perfect during Friday's test of the Vikings game plan and the Jaguars offense.

Zimmer will coach from sidelines, wear special sunglasses

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Zimmer will coach from sidelines, wear special sunglasses
Mike Zimmer's eye doctor asked the Vikings medical staff to try and persuade Zimmer to coach from the safety of the booth but gave Zimmer the option of being on the field. He opted for the latter.

All of your Vikings playoff scenario questions, answered in one place

December 9
All of your Vikings playoff scenario questions, answered in one place
It wouldn’t be a Vikings season if we weren’t scoreboard watching and wondering if they will make the playoffs. So what are the Vikings’ chances?
Sports
December 9

Cowboys lineman Thornton not fined for hit on Bradford

Cedric Thornton wasn't flagged for hitting Sam Bradford's helmet Dec. 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium, and he won't be fined for the hit either.
Vikings
December 9

Zimmer discusses red zone and emergence of Adam Thielen

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the emergence of wide receiver Adam Thielen started in training camp
Up close: Your guide to the Vikings-Jacksonville game
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Vikings
December 9

Harrison Smith, Joe Berger out; Marcus Sherels questionable

Also ruled out is defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who has been sidelined since the season opener because of a knee injury.
Vikings
December 9

Berger leaves field after stretching; Harrison Smith still out

Center Joe Berger, who missed last week’s game because of a concussion, went through stretching exercises but then left the field at Winter Park.
Vikings
December 9

Vikings' interior offensive line will have matchups to watch in Jacksonville

However the Vikings decide to attack the Jaguars defense, they’ll need the interior trio along the line to play well on Sunday.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Detroit 8 4 0 .667 275 251 5-1 3-3
    Minnesota 6 6 0 .500 233 209 4-2 2-4
    Green Bay 6 6 0 .500 295 302 4-2 2-4
    Chicago 3 9 0 .250 204 270 3-3 0-6
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 7 5 0 .583 386 331 3-3 4-2
    Tampa Bay 7 5 0 .583 277 285 2-4 5-1
    New Orleans 5 7 0 .417 347 335 3-4 2-3
    Carolina 4 8 0 .333 283 321 3-3 1-5
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 11 1 0 .917 333 228 5-1 6-0
    NY Giants 8 4 0 .667 245 237 5-1 3-3
    Washington 6 5 1 .542 303 295 4-2 2-3
    Philadelphia 5 7 0 .417 268 245 4-1 1-6
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 8 3 1 .708 264 194 6-0 2-3
    Arizona 5 6 1 .458 276 251 4-2 1-4
    Los Angeles 4 8 0 .333 180 262 1-4 3-4
    San Francisco 1 11 0 .083 234 370 1-5 0-6
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 7 5 0 .583 256 207 5-2 2-3
    Pittsburgh 7 5 0 .583 290 236 4-2 3-3
    Cincinnati 4 7 1 .375 245 259 3-2 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 6 0 .500 207 257 5-1 1-5
    Indianapolis 6 6 0 .500 311 311 3-3 3-3
    Tennessee 6 6 0 .500 308 296 3-3 3-3
    Jacksonville 2 10 0 .167 224 313 1-5 1-5
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 10 2 0 .833 319 207 4-2 6-0
    Miami 7 5 0 .583 255 278 5-1 2-4
    Buffalo 6 6 0 .500 305 274 3-2 3-4
    NY Jets 3 9 0 .250 206 307 1-5 2-4
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 302 255 5-1 5-2
    Oakland 10 3 0 .769 358 320 5-2 5-1
    Denver 8 4 0 .667 286 229 4-2 4-2
    San Diego 5 7 0 .417 334 319 3-3 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 3913
    M. Ryan ATL 3813
    K. Cousins WAS 3811
    A. Rodgers GB 3283
    C. Palmer ARI 3231
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1285
    D. Johnson ARI 1005
    J. Howard CHI 883
    D. Freeman ATL 785
    M. Ingram NO 758
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1253
    M. Evans TB 1058
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 1015
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 880
    J. Nelson GB 872
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 127
    S. Lee DAL 112
    A. Ogletree LA 112
    L. Kuechly CAR 102
    T. Whitehead DET 101
  • Interceptions
    L. Collins NYG 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 4
    R. Sherman SEA 4
    H. Clinton-Dix GB 3
    (5) Players 3
  • Sacks
    V. Beasley Jr. ATL 10.5
    C. Avril SEA 10.0
    R. Kerrigan WAS 10.0
    D. Hunter MIN 9.5
    (4) Players 8.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Carr OAK 3492
    A. Dalton CIN 3375
    P. Rivers SD 3353
    J. Flacco BAL 3258
    A. Luck IND 3105
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Murray TEN 1043
    M. Gordon SD 992
    L. Blount NE 957
    L. McCoy BUF 949
    J. Ajayi MIA 908
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hilton IND 1088
    A. Brown PIT 1052
    A. Cooper OAK 1010
    A. Green CIN 964
    T. Kelce KC 916
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown BUF 116
    C. Kirksey CLE 111
    Z. Orr BAL 110
    B. McKinney HOU 106
    (2) Players 97
  • Interceptions
    C. Hayward SD 7
    M. Peters KC 5
    S. Gilmore BUF 4
    E. Berry KC 3
    (9) Players 3
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 13.5
    K. Mack OAK 11.0
    L. Alexander BUF 10.0
    D. Ford KC 10.0
    B. Orakpo TEN 9.0
  • Thursday, December 8
    Kansas City 21, Oakland 13, F
  • Sunday, December 11
    Denver @ Tennessee Pittsburgh @ Buffalo Washington @ Philadelphia
    Arizona @ Miami San Diego @ Carolina Cincinnati @ Cleveland
    Chicago @ Detroit Houston @ Indianapolis Minnesota @ Jacksonville
    NY Jets @ San Francisco Atlanta @ Los Angeles Seattle @ Green Bay
    New Orleans @ Tampa Bay Dallas @ NY Giants
  • Monday, December 12
    Baltimore @ New England
  • Thursday, December 15
    Los Angeles @ Seattle
  • Saturday, December 17
    Miami @ NY Jets
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Polls
December 9

Poll: How many of their final four regular-season games will the Vikings win?

Polls
December 9

Poll: Is Adrian Peterson right not to play if the Vikings don't have a playoff shot?

Vikings
December 9

Jaguars all about spirit of giving (turnovers) as they prepare for Vikings

The key matchup in Sunday's game isn't an individual battle but two teams at near-opposite ends of the league's most important statistic — turnovers.
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Vikings
December 9
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Hartman: Rudolph aware Vikings must curb mistakes

When it comes to the difference in losing six of the past seven games after the Vikings' 5-0 start, tight end Kyle Rudolph said the team's problems have been self-inflicted.
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December 9

Listen: Turnover-prone Blake Bortles might be what reeling Vikings need

Can the Vikings take advantage of the NFL's interception leader in Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles? What will they do without safety Harrison Smith? Why could center Joe Berger (or Nick Easton) play a critical role on Sunday in Jacksonville? And Matt Vensel has sensitive eyes.
Vikings
December 9

Concussion setback slows Berger's return to Vikings practice

The final step before clearance to play requires a player to take part in a full practice without exhibiting any signs or symptoms of a brain injury. The Vikings' final practice this week is Friday.
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Vikings
December 8
Minnesota Vikings Harrison Smith (22).

Access Vikings: Harrison Smith likely out, Anthony Harris in

Injuries continue to plague the Vikings, with safety Harrison Smith unlikely to play.
Vikings
December 8
Anthony Harris (41) practiced blocking punts.

Harris gets additional work during Vikings practice without Smith

Second-year safety Anthony Harris appears in line for his third career NFL start as the replacement for injured star Harrison Smith.
Vikings
December 8

Getting healthy: Jacksonville could be the cure for Vikings

When it comes to the Vikings righting a 1-6 slide that has ruined a 5-0 start, the Jacksonville Jaguars could be the best medicine this side of a home game against Cleveland
U.S. Bank Stadium section: The game plan
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Vikings
December 8

Peterson plans to play this season -- only if Vikings have shot at playoffs

Adrian Peterson, out since a Week 2 knee injury, wants to return later this month with the hope of leading the Vikings into the postseason. But he won't play 'for obvious reasons' if the team has been eliminated.
Vikings
December 8

Reusse: Vikings, fans discover that injuries always have their say

State Fair chatter was all about the Vikings and the promising road ahead. By Thanksgiving, that kind of talk had evaporated faster than healthy bodies on the roster.
Vikings
December 8

Zimmer says he's 'good to go' but little else about eye surgeries

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer declined to get into details about his multiple surgeries to repair a detached retina, but did not appear concerned.
Vikings
December 8
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf.

Hartman: Wilf stresses Vikings season is not over yet

Zygi Wilf is hopeful that his team can repeat the 4-0, playoff-clinching finish of 2012.
Minneapolis
December 8

Dayton: Vikings opposition to Minnesota United at U.S. Bank Stadium is 'sour grapes'

Governor added that he was "shocked" by the Vikings position.
Vikings
December 7

Access Vikings: Adrian Peterson emerges, drops bombshell

Adrian Peterson spoke to reporters for the first time since knee surgery, says he will not return this season if Vikings don't make the playoffs
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Jacksonville 2-10

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