Vikings brought back to earth in 31-24 loss to Panthers

Vikings brought back to earth in 31-24 loss to Panthers

Injuries, penalties and uncharacteristic mistakes helped doom the Vikings in road game loss to the Panthers. The loss ended the Vikings' eight-game win streak.

Your turn: Grade the Vikings performance vs. Carolina

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It's time to grade the Vikings' performance against the Panthers on offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

Souhan: Vikings multiply success by key subtractions

December 10
Souhan: Vikings multiply success by key subtractions
A look at the key departures, and what their absences have allowed for the Vikings in this above-average season.

Hartman: Zimmer's four-year record ranks among Vikings' best

December 10
If Mike Zimmer can go 3-1 the rest of the way, he will pass Jerry Burns by a half-game to have the second-best four-year start to his coaching career in Vikings history.

Vikings prepare to answer Newton's run game

December 9
Carolina's Cam Newton leads all quarterbacks with 89 carries for 515 rushing yards
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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 10 2 0 .833 361 215 6-0 4-2
    Dallas 7 6 0 .538 316 294 3-4 4-2
    Washington 5 7 0 .417 272 314 3-3 2-4
    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 3 0 .750 361 222 4-2 5-1
    Seattle 8 4 0 .667 290 222 4-2 4-2
    Arizona 5 7 0 .417 219 310 3-3 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 10 2 0 .833 281 213 4-1 6-1
    Baltimore 7 5 0 .583 280 207 4-2 3-3
    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
    Tennessee 8 4 0 .667 266 282 5-1 3-3
    Jacksonville 8 4 0 .667 299 178 4-2 4-2
    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 2 0 .833 348 223 4-2 6-0
    Buffalo 7 6 0 .538 240 290 5-2 2-4
    NY Jets 5 7 0 .417 266 288 4-3 1-4
    Miami 5 7 0 .417 209 298 3-3 2-4
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 7 6 0 .538 329 289 4-2 3-4
    Los Angeles 6 6 0 .500 268 212 3-3 3-3
    Oakland 6 7 0 .462 264 304 4-3 2-4
    Denver 3 9 0 .250 206 315 3-3 0-6
  • Passing Yards
    C. Keenum MIN 2703
    S. Bradford MIN 382
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 572
    J. McKinnon MIN 414
    D. Cook MIN 354
    C. Keenum MIN 102
    C. Ham MIN 13
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 1056
    S. Diggs MIN 630
    K. Rudolph MIN 465
    J. McKinnon MIN 289
    J. Wright MIN 166
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 87
    H. Smith MIN 61
    A. Barr MIN 60
    A. Sendejo MIN 56
    T. Waynes MIN 54
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 3
    X. Rhodes MIN 2
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    M. Alexander MIN 1
    A. Sendejo MIN 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 12.0
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    L. Joseph MIN 2.5
    T. Johnson MIN 2.0
    H. Smith MIN 1.5
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 3569
    M. Stafford DET 3302
    K. Cousins WAS 3289
    M. Ryan ATL 3278
    R. Wilson SEA 3256
  • Rushing Yards
    M. Ingram NO 971
    T. Gurley II LAR 939
    J. Howard CHI 885
    E. Elliott DAL 783
    C. Hyde SF 693
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1161
    A. Thielen MIN 1056
    M. Thomas NO 992
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 878
    M. Jones Jr. DET 821
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown WAS 117
    B. Wagner SEA 112
    D. Jones ATL 109
    B. Martinez GB 108
    K. Neal ATL 95
  • Interceptions
    K. Fuller WAS 4
    D. Randall GB 4
    D. Slay DET 4
    M. Barron LAR 3
    (13) Players 3
  • Sacks
    D. Lawrence DAL 13.5
    C. Jones ARI 13.0
    E. Griffen MIN 12.0
    C. Jordan NO 10.0
    (2) Players 9.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady NE 3632
    P. Rivers LAC 3292
    A. Smith KC 3239
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 3238
    J. McCown NYJ 2880
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Bell PIT 1057
    K. Hunt KC 930
    L. McCoy BUF 851
    L. Fournette JAX 822
    M. Gordon LAC 775
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 1296
    D. Hopkins HOU 1084
    K. Allen LAC 1032
    T. Hill KC 911
    (2) Players 886
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Schobert CLE 111
    C. Kirksey CLE 101
    C. Mosley BAL 101
    P. Brown BUF 100
    (2) Players 97
  • Interceptions
    K. Byard TEN 6
    M. Hyde BUF 5
    E. Weddle BAL 5
    T. Boston LAC 4
    (3) Players 4
  • Sacks
    C. Campbell JAX 12.5
    J. Bosa LAC 11.5
    T. Suggs BAL 10.5
    Y. Ngakoue JAX 10.0
    (3) Players 9.0
  • Thursday, December 7
    Atlanta 20, New Orleans 17, F
  • 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 23, Washington 6, H
    Tennessee 7, Arizona 0, 3rd, 11:51 Denver 13, NY Jets 0, 3rd, 11:00 Philadelphia 21, Los Angeles 14, 2nd, 5:44
    Jacksonville 3, Seattle 0, 2nd, 1:48 Baltimore @ Pittsburgh
  • Monday, December 11
    New England @ Miami
  • 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
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Souhan: A Vikings collapse after this loss is unlikely

The Vikings need to use the final three games, all against weak opponents, to get their offensive line healthy, begin making big plays on offense again, and shore up their run defense.
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Links to team updates, rosters, statistics, our Live Blog and more. Click here for a guide to Sunday's game between the Vikings and Atlanta.
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December 9

Reusse: Taxed properly, Goodell's raise is one for us all

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Oft-burned Vikings fans temper joy to avoid Super Bowl jinx

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December 9

Craig: We've seen good Panthers and bad Panthers since Super Bowl loss

The Panthers have had an uneven ride since Super Bowl 50.
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December 9

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December 9

Vikings' defense 'for today's NFL' and drawing comparisons to all-time greats

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The Call: Vikings will defeat Carolina if ...

If the Vikings are able to stop Carolina's multifaceted run game they should finish the toughest portion of their schedule with their ninth straight victory.
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December 9

Reusse: Unsung stalwart of the Vikings' defense? That's Tom Johnson

There were 255 players taken in the 2006 NFL draft and Tom Johnson was not among them but now is on on a defensive line made to win.
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December 8
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Dealings with Panthers have paid off for Vikings

Last spring, the Vikings and Carolina Panthers engaged in a series of moves that functioned as a series of coincidental trades.
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December 8

Vikings, Steelers on path to Super Bowl LII

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December 8

Morgan, Remmers sidelined at practice, out for Sunday

Vikings tight end David Morgan (concussion) and right tackle Mike Remmers (low back) have been ruled out for Sunday in Carolina.
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December 8

Vikings vs. Kalil: Pass rushers eyeing big day against former teammate

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December 8

Week 14 forecast: Vikings, Steelers on path to Super Bowl LII

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December 8

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NFL Scoreboard

  • San Francisco

    Houston

     

    - F

    26

    16

  • Oakland

    Kansas City

     

    - F

    15

    26

  • Indianapolis

    Buffalo

     

    - F

    7

    13

  • Minnesota

    Carolina

     

    - F

    24

    31

  • Chicago

    Cincinnati

     

    - F

    33

    7

  • Green Bay

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    27

    21

  • Detroit

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    24

    21

  • Dallas

    NY Giants

     

    - F

    30

    10

  • Washington

    Los Angeles

     

    - F

    13

    30

  • Tennessee

    Arizona

     

    - F

    7

    12

  • NY Jets

    Denver

     

    - F

    0

    23

  • Philadelphia

    Los Angeles

     

    - 4th, 8:26

    34

    35

  • Seattle

    Jacksonville

     

    - 4th, 3:31

    24

    30

  • Baltimore

    Pittsburgh

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