Zimmer optimistic about health of Vikings' offensive line

Zimmer optimistic about health of Vikings' offensive line

As the Vikings prepare to return home after a three-game road trip, coach Mike Zimmer sounded optimistic about having most of his offensive line healthy for Sunday.

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Best quarterback outside the pocket this season? That's Case Keenum

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 10 3 0 .769 309 235 5-1 5-2
    Detroit 7 6 0 .538 338 329 2-4 5-2
    Green Bay 7 6 0 .538 285 302 4-3 3-3
    Chicago 4 9 0 .308 224 274 2-5 2-4
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 9 4 0 .692 370 263 5-1 4-3
    Carolina 9 4 0 .692 300 262 4-2 5-2
    Atlanta 8 5 0 .615 294 261 4-3 4-2
    Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 264 312 3-3 1-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 11 2 0 .846 404 250 6-0 5-2
    Dallas 7 6 0 .538 316 294 3-4 4-2
    Washington 5 8 0 .385 285 344 3-3 2-5
    NY Giants 2 11 0 .154 199 321 1-5 1-6
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 9 4 0 .692 396 265 4-3 5-1
    Seattle 8 5 0 .615 314 252 4-2 4-3
    Arizona 6 7 0 .462 231 317 4-3 2-4
    San Francisco 3 10 0 .231 228 314 1-5 2-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 11 2 0 .846 320 251 5-1 6-1
    Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 318 246 4-2 3-4
    Cincinnati 5 8 0 .385 226 271 3-4 2-4
    Cleveland 0 13 0 .000 197 335 0-7 0-6
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Jacksonville 9 4 0 .692 329 202 5-2 4-2
    Tennessee 8 5 0 .615 273 294 5-1 3-4
    Houston 4 9 0 .308 312 335 3-4 1-5
    Indianapolis 3 10 0 .231 212 343 2-4 1-6
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 10 3 0 .769 368 250 4-2 6-1
    Buffalo 7 6 0 .538 240 290 5-2 2-4
    Miami 6 7 0 .462 236 318 4-3 2-4
    NY Jets 5 8 0 .385 266 311 4-3 1-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 7 6 0 .538 329 289 4-2 3-4
    Los Angeles 7 6 0 .538 298 225 4-3 3-3
    Oakland 6 7 0 .462 264 304 4-3 2-4
    Denver 4 9 0 .308 229 315 4-3 0-6
  • Passing Yards
    C. Keenum MIN 2983
    S. Bradford MIN 382
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 586
    J. McKinnon MIN 460
    D. Cook MIN 354
    C. Keenum MIN 142
    M. Brown MIN 29
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 1161
    S. Diggs MIN 694
    K. Rudolph MIN 506
    J. McKinnon MIN 298
    L. Treadwell MIN 184
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 96
    A. Barr MIN 64
    A. Sendejo MIN 64
    H. Smith MIN 62
    T. Waynes MIN 59
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 3
    X. Rhodes MIN 2
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    M. Alexander MIN 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 13.0
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    L. Joseph MIN 3.5
    T. Johnson MIN 2.0
    H. Smith MIN 1.5
  • Passing Yards
    M. Stafford DET 3683
    D. Brees NO 3569
    R. Wilson SEA 3527
    K. Cousins WAS 3440
    J. Goff LAR 3383
  • Rushing Yards
    T. Gurley II LAR 1035
    J. Howard CHI 1032
    M. Ingram NO 971
    E. Elliott DAL 783
    C. Hyde SF 771
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1161
    A. Thielen MIN 1161
    M. Thomas NO 992
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 922
    M. Jones Jr. DET 885
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown WAS 127
    B. Martinez GB 117
    B. Wagner SEA 115
    D. Jones ATL 109
    L. Kuechly CAR 103
  • Interceptions
    D. Slay DET 5
    K. Fuller WAS 4
    D. Randall GB 4
    M. Barron LAR 3
    (17) Players 3
  • Sacks
    C. Jones ARI 14.0
    D. Lawrence DAL 13.5
    E. Griffen MIN 13.0
    C. Jordan NO 10.0
    (2) Players 9.5
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady NE 3865
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 3744
    P. Rivers LAC 3611
    A. Smith KC 3507
    D. Carr OAK 2942
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Bell PIT 1105
    K. Hunt KC 1046
    L. McCoy BUF 1007
    L. Fournette JAX 923
    M. Gordon LAC 853
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 1509
    D. Hopkins HOU 1233
    K. Allen LAC 1143
    T. Hill KC 986
    A. Green CIN 950
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Schobert CLE 120
    C. Mosley BAL 115
    C. Kirksey CLE 111
    D. Davis NYJ 109
    P. Brown BUF 107
  • Interceptions
    A. Bouye JAX 6
    K. Byard TEN 6
    M. Hyde BUF 5
    E. Weddle BAL 5
    (5) Players 4
  • Sacks
    C. Campbell JAX 12.5
    J. Bosa LAC 11.5
    Y. Ngakoue JAX 11.0
    T. Suggs BAL 11.0
    V. Miller DEN 10.0
  • Sunday, December 10
    San Francisco 26, Houston 16, F Kansas City 26, Oakland 15, F Buffalo 13, Indianapolis 7, F
    Carolina 31, Minnesota 24, F Chicago 33, Cincinnati 7, F Green Bay 27, Cleveland 21, F
    Detroit 24, Tampa Bay 21, F Dallas 30, NY Giants 10, F Los Angeles 30, Washington 13, F
    Arizona 12, Tennessee 7, F Denver 23, NY Jets 0, F Philadelphia 43, Los Angeles 35, F
    Jacksonville 30, Seattle 24, F Pittsburgh 39, Baltimore 38, F
  • Monday, December 11
    Miami 27, New England 20, F
  • Thursday, December 14
    Denver @ Indianapolis
  • Saturday, December 16
    Chicago @ Detroit Los Angeles @ Kansas City
  • Sunday, December 17
    Cincinnati @ Minnesota NY Jets @ New Orleans Miami @ Buffalo
    Green Bay @ Carolina Baltimore @ Cleveland Houston @ Jacksonville
    Philadelphia @ NY Giants Arizona @ Washington Los Angeles @ Seattle
    Tennessee @ San Francisco New England @ Pittsburgh Dallas @ Oakland
  • Monday, December 18
    Atlanta @ Tampa Bay
Vikings
December 12

Power rankings: Vikings fall, Steelers climb, everyone jockeys for playoff position

The Chiefs make the biggest climb; the Jets take the biggest fall.
Vikings
December 12

Listen: Revisiting the Vikings' margin for error, NFC playoff picture

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' margin for error, which seemed greater against a tough road foe in Carolina.
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December 12

Vikings sign tackle Storm Norton to practice squad

The rookie offensive tackle had been on the Arizona practice squad and provides depth in an area where the Vikings have been hit by injuries.
Vikings
December 12

Ex-Vikings offensive coordinator Turner co-writes country song

From the Things You Didn't Expect to See or Hear Desk: Former Vikings assistant Norv Turned teamed up with the son of former coach Steve Mariucci to write a song.
Vikings
December 12

Griffen reveals foot injury is plantar fasciitis, shares recovery regimen

NFL games are hard on the body, so Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen takes great care of himself after hours of grueling play.
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December 12

NFL Network suspends three analysts after sexual harassment lawsuit

NFL Network has suspended analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor while it investigates accusations of sexual harassment made in a lawsuit filed by a former network stylist.
Vikings
December 12

Here's why Keenum, Vikings sputtered against blitz-happy Panthers

The normally sure-handed Vikings dropped five passes in their streak-ending loss to the Panthers and were under constant pressure from Carolina's defensive front.
Vikings
December 12

Vikings' suddenly unstable line feels all too familiar

As the Vikings got back to work Monday, following their first loss since Oct. 1, they were beset by familiar questions about a topic they'd rather not have to revisit.
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December 11

Three important takeaways from the Vikings' 31-24 loss at Carolina

The Vikings were only penalized twice in the game Sunday, but both of the infractions — which occurred on the same Panthers drive in the first quarter — proved to be costly.
Vikings
December 11

Confirmed: Carson Wentz is out for the year with a torn ACL

Carson Wentz led the Eagles to the NFC East title and was an MVP candidate before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Vikings
December 11

Access Vikings: Offensive line issues

The Vikings continue to face offensive line issues with injuries to Mike Remmers, Riley Reiff and Pat Elflein.
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December 11

Griffen: 'We're going to refocus and we're going to do our job'

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, running back Latavius Murray and offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles talk about the loss against the Panthers on Monday at Winter Park.
Vikings
December 11

Zimmer: 'We made a lot of mistakes'

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke to the media Monday afternoon at Winter Park about the loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Vikings
December 11

How the Panthers found a weakness in Vikings' run defense

Carolina had 1,540 pounds of manhood focused on the right side of its line, including an out-of-position Matt Kalil, on the play when Jonathan Stewart ran 60-yards for a touchdown..
Vikings
December 11

Souhan: Offensive line issues mount as big plays dwindle for Vikings

If offensive tackle Riley Reiff can't return soon or perform well in the playoffs, his ankle injury could wind up being more devastating than Sam Bradford's or Dalvin Cook's.
Vikings
December 11

Vikings-Packers for a Super Bowl spot? Here's a path to that chaos

It's still a huge longshot bet, but there's a series of events that would give the Vikings home field advantage in the NFC title game against the Packers.
Vikings
December 11

Vikings receiver Adam Thielen is cashing in with incentives

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