Vikings defenders are learning from their mistakes

Vikings defenders are learning from their mistakes

It's a sign of the discipline and accountability often preached by head coach Mike Zimmer.

Jeff Locke got help in his best game

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Jeff Locke got help in his best game
Special teams coach Mike Priefer thought it might have been Locke's best game in four seasons.

X Factor: Stefon Diggs could be the difference maker vs. Giants

September 30
X Factor: Stefon Diggs could be the difference maker vs. Giants
A Giants secondary, having allowed seven receivers to surpass 50 yards in three games, limps into Monday night against the Vikings with four defensive backs unable to practice Thursday.
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Boone practices for second straight day, a good sign for Monday

Alex Boone, who injured his hip in the win over the Panthers, appears to be on track to playing Monday night against the Giants.
EPISODE 51
September 30

Listen: Vikings look to make Eli miserable (again) and stay undefeated

Our Access Vikings Gameday Preview podcast takes a deeper look at the matchups in the upcoming Monday Night Football game between the Vikings and Giants.
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Vikings
September 30

Sam Bradford thinks he could help running game

Through three games, half with Adrian Peterson in the backfield, the Vikings are among the NFL's worst in every rushing category.
Vikings
September 30

Alex Boone returns to Vikings practice

Boone was able to participate in some capacity, a good sign for his availability for Monday night’s game against the Giants at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Vikings
September 30
Minnesota Vikings punter Jeff Locke.

Vikings punter Jeff Locke gets back to basics

The Vikings got a second consecutive strong game from punter Jeff Locke in Sunday’s victory at Carolina. Locke averaged 48.4 yards per kick and benefited from strong coverage.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 3 0 0 1.000 64 40 1-0 2-0
    Green Bay 2 1 0 .667 75 67 1-0 1-1
    Detroit 1 2 0 .333 81 85 0-1 1-1
    Chicago 0 3 0 .000 45 83 0-1 0-2
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 2 1 0 .667 104 91 0-1 2-0
    Tampa Bay 1 2 0 .333 70 101 0-1 1-1
    Carolina 1 2 0 .333 76 70 1-1 0-1
    New Orleans 0 3 0 .000 79 96 0-2 0-1
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 3 0 0 1.000 92 27 2-0 1-0
    NY Giants 2 1 0 .667 63 61 1-1 1-0
    Dallas 2 1 0 .667 77 60 1-1 1-0
    Washington 1 2 0 .333 68 92 0-2 1-0
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 2 1 0 .667 46 63 1-0 1-1
    Seattle 2 1 0 .667 52 37 2-0 0-1
    San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 73 83 1-0 0-2
    Arizona 1 2 0 .333 79 63 1-1 0-1
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 3 0 0 1.000 57 44 1-0 2-0
    Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 65 66 1-0 1-1
    Cincinnati 2 2 0 .500 78 82 1-1 1-1
    Cleveland 0 3 0 .000 54 84 0-1 0-2
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 2 1 0 .667 42 53 2-0 0-1
    Tennessee 1 2 0 .333 42 57 0-2 1-0
    Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 81 95 1-1 0-1
    Jacksonville 0 3 0 .000 54 84 0-2 0-1
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 3 0 0 1.000 81 45 2-0 1-0
    NY Jets 1 2 0 .333 62 78 0-1 1-1
    Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 71 68 1-1 0-1
    Miami 1 3 0 .250 71 89 1-0 0-3
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Denver 3 0 0 1.000 84 57 2-0 1-0
    Kansas City 2 1 0 .667 69 49 2-0 0-1
    Oakland 2 1 0 .667 80 79 0-1 2-0
    San Diego 1 2 0 .333 87 73 1-0 0-2
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 457
    S. Hill MIN 236
  • Rushing Yards
    J. McKinnon MIN 53
    A. Peterson MIN 50
    M. Asiata MIN 42
    S. Hill MIN 8
    C. Patterson MIN 6
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 325
    K. Rudolph MIN 166
    A. Thielen MIN 124
    C. Johnson MIN 20
    R. Ellison MIN 18
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 23
    A. Sendejo MIN 23
    H. Smith MIN 22
    L. Joseph MIN 18
    T. Waynes MIN 18
  • Interceptions
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    T. Johnson MIN 1
    E. Kendricks MIN 1
    T. Newman MIN 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 4.0
    D. Hunter MIN 3.0
    L. Joseph MIN 3.0
    B. Robison MIN 2.0
    (3) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 1062
    K. Cousins WAS 989
    M. Stafford DET 985
    M. Ryan ATL 970
    J. Winston TB 929
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 274
    D. Freeman ATL 265
    C. Michael SEA 232
    C. Hyde SF 225
    D. Johnson ARI 217
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Jones Jr. DET 408
    S. Diggs MIN 325
    M. Evans TB 301
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 280
    D. Baldwin SEA 276
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    C. Robertson NO 35
    J. Freeman CHI 34
    L. Kuechly CAR 34
    K. Alexander TB 31
    T. Jefferson ARI 30
  • Interceptions
    M. Cooper ARI 2
    R. McLeod PHI 2
    P. Peterson ARI 2
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    (27) Players 1
  • Passing Yards
    A. Dalton CIN 1234
    R. Tannehill MIA 1081
    A. Luck IND 913
    D. Carr OAK 867
    B. Bortles JAX 843
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Blount NE 298
    I. Crowell CLE 274
    L. Miller HOU 269
    M. Forte NYJ 261
    D. Williams PIT 258
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Green CIN 468
    J. Landry MIA 375
    A. Brown PIT 305
    T. Hilton IND 294
    A. Cooper OAK 270
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    R. Jones MIA 40
    K. Alonso MIA 38
    Z. Brown BUF 34
    B. McKinney HOU 29
    (3) Players 28
  • Interceptions
    M. Peters KC 4
    C. Hayward SD 3
    J. Collins NE 2
    S. Gilmore BUF 2
    (3) Players 2
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 5.0
    L. Alexander BUF 3.0
    W. Clarke CIN 3.0
    C. Dunlap CIN 3.0
    (7) Players 3.0
  • Thursday, September 29
    Cincinnati 22, Miami 7, F
  • Sunday, October 2
    Indianapolis @ Jacksonville Detroit @ Chicago Tennessee @ Houston
    Buffalo @ New England Carolina @ Atlanta Oakland @ Baltimore
    Seattle @ NY Jets Cleveland @ Washington Denver @ Tampa Bay
    Dallas @ San Francisco Los Angeles @ Arizona New Orleans @ San Diego
    Kansas City @ Pittsburgh
  • Monday, October 3
    NY Giants @ Minnesota
  • Thursday, October 6
    Arizona @ San Francisco
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Eat & Drink
September 30

Vikings sign deal to import hot dogs from Wisconsin

Schweigert will be in the bun this season and next at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Vikings
September 30

First-rounder Treadwell still looking for first NFL catch

Laquon Treadwell's name has yet to show up in a boxscore. The rookie still is looking for his first NFL catch. But the guy ahead of him on the depth chart is not producing either.
Vikings
September 30

Laquon Treadwell talks about watching other rookies shine

Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell talks about his slow start to the season
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Minneapolis
September 30
Fans made their way into US Bank Stadium before the start of Wednesday...

Vikings to try dedicated skyway as a way to tackle postgame congestion

The route's main goal is to help alleviate postgame congestion around the stadium for fans in cars.
Vikings
September 29

Access Vikings: Another tough test for running game

The Minnesota Vikings' running game continues to be an issue. They will face a tough defensive line when they play the New York Giants on Monday night.
Vikings
September 29

Zimmer on the Giants: 'It'll be a great test for us'

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and QB Sam Bradford spoke to the press about the upcoming game against the New York Giants. Bradford also talked about the chemistry he has with Kyle Rudolph.
U.S. Bank Stadium section: The game plan
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The latest news on the construction of the new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. It's set to open in the fall of 2016.
Vikings
September 29
Minnesota Vikings Alex Boone.

Alex Boone not practicing for the Vikings on Thursday

Boone underwent an MRI after Sunday's game and was seen with the team during Thursday’s warm-ups before walking toward the locker room at the start of practice.
Vikings
September 29
Minnesota Vikings Kyle Rudolph (82) and Sam Bradford (8).

Kyle Rudolph emerging as a favorite target for Sam Bradford

It’s not how Kyle Rudolph envisioned, but he’s made a solid first step toward fulfilling the potential the Vikings saw when signing him to a lucrative five-year extension in 2014.
Sports
September 29

Randy Moss still bleeds purple, likes what he sees from Sam Bradford

Former Vikings star Randy Moss is excited to be back in the Twin Cities for Monday night's game against the New York Giants, where he'll be part of the ESPN pre-game crew.
Vikings
September 29

Stats that stand out: Numbers show Vikings dominance on defense

Coach Mike Zimmer stressed before the season that he wanted to see the Vikings take the ball from their opponents more often. That's been happening so far.
Vikings
September 29

Second-year tackle Clemmings quietly making strides

Overlooked because of the exploits of the defense and special teams, T.J. Clemmings quietly showed his improvement Sunday by making sure his name wasn't mentioned in the broadcast booth.
Vikings
September 28

Film room: Clemmings' improved pass protection on display

Returned to starting status as the result of Matt Kalil's season-ending injury, tackle T.J. Clemmings felt he played a 'decent game' against Carolina.
Vikings
September 28
Minnesota Vikings Chad Greenway (52) and Eric Kendricks (54).

Craig: Give credit to the Vikings for what they've accomplished

Facing two of the NFC's teams to beat, the Vikings became THE team to beat by flustering Aaron Rodgers and flattening Cam Newton.
Vikings
September 28

Everson Griffen named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week

This is Griffen’s second time winning the weekly award. The first was back in January after the division-clinching win over the Packers at Lambeau.
Vikings
September 28

Vikings guard Sirles takes Boone's loud advice to heart

Jeremiah Sirles was solid Sunday when an injury pushed him into the lineup against the Carolina Panthers. He admits he was not perfect, though, and when he did make a mistake, he could feel the glare of the man he replaced, left guard Alex Boone.
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NY Giants 2-1
Minnesota 3-0

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