Resilient, resourceful Vikings steps up where last year's team fell apart

Resilient, resourceful Vikings steps up where last year's team fell apart

The Vikings have steamrolled over some of the same issues that caused them to trip a year ago, on their way to a 9-2 record and a three-game division lead when they withstood the Lions' comeback Thursday.
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Zimmer stops short of naming Keenum starter for rest of season

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The Vikings are 8-2 with Case Keenum at the helm and will continue on with him against the Atlanta Falcons next week.

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A year after kicking-game gaffes cost them a win against the Lions, the Vikings headed home from Detroit fortunate their errors at Ford Field didn’t come back to burn them again.

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Everson Griffen had made one career start, and recorded a modest 17 1/2 sacks, when the Vikings gave him a five-year, $42.5 million contract and made him a starter.
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Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer in the fourth quarter at U.S....

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Mike Zimmer on Friday addressed the media a day after the Vikings defeated Detroit on Thanksgiving Day behind another strong performance from Case Keenum.
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No pain, big gain: Vikings take three-game division lead by beating Detroit

The Vikings built a 17-point lead early in the third quarter and weathered the kind of furious Matthew Stafford-led comeback that felled them twice against Detroit last year.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 9 2 0 .818 271 195 5-1 4-1
    Detroit 6 5 0 .545 294 264 2-4 4-1
    Green Bay 5 5 0 .500 204 230 3-3 2-2
    Chicago 3 7 0 .300 174 221 2-4 1-3
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 8 2 0 .800 302 196 4-1 4-1
    Carolina 7 3 0 .700 213 180 3-2 4-1
    Atlanta 6 4 0 .600 231 210 2-2 4-2
    Tampa Bay 4 6 0 .400 203 228 3-2 1-4
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 9 1 0 .900 320 188 5-0 4-1
    Dallas 5 6 0 .455 248 270 2-4 3-2
    Washington 5 6 0 .455 258 276 3-3 2-3
    NY Giants 2 9 0 .182 172 267 1-4 1-5
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 7 3 0 .700 303 186 3-2 4-1
    Seattle 6 4 0 .600 242 199 3-2 3-2
    Arizona 4 6 0 .400 176 254 2-2 2-4
    San Francisco 1 9 0 .100 174 260 1-4 0-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 8 2 0 .800 227 165 3-1 5-1
    Baltimore 5 5 0 .500 213 171 2-2 3-3
    Cincinnati 4 6 0 .400 169 199 2-2 2-4
    Cleveland 0 10 0 .000 150 259 0-6 0-4
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Jacksonville 7 3 0 .700 245 141 3-2 4-1
    Tennessee 6 4 0 .600 222 253 4-1 2-3
    Houston 4 6 0 .400 267 262 3-3 1-3
    Indianapolis 3 7 0 .300 179 280 2-3 1-4
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 8 2 0 .800 290 203 3-2 5-0
    Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 208 250 4-1 1-4
    Miami 4 6 0 .400 157 254 2-3 2-3
    NY Jets 4 6 0 .400 201 222 3-2 1-4
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 6 4 0 .600 262 220 3-1 3-3
    Los Angeles 5 6 0 .455 249 202 2-3 3-3
    Oakland 4 6 0 .400 204 247 2-3 2-3
    Denver 3 7 0 .300 183 259 3-3 0-4
  • Passing Yards
    C. Keenum MIN 2476
    S. Bradford MIN 382
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 496
    J. McKinnon MIN 390
    D. Cook MIN 354
    C. Keenum MIN 103
    C. Ham MIN 12
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 1005
    S. Diggs MIN 598
    K. Rudolph MIN 429
    J. McKinnon MIN 261
    L. Treadwell MIN 152
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 77
    H. Smith MIN 57
    A. Barr MIN 55
    A. Sendejo MIN 53
    T. Waynes MIN 51
  • 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
    K. Cousins WAS 3038
    M. Stafford DET 3010
    R. Wilson SEA 2801
    D. Brees NO 2783
    J. Goff LAR 2610
  • Rushing Yards
    J. Howard CHI 841
    M. Ingram NO 806
    T. Gurley II LAR 791
    E. Elliott DAL 783
    C. Hyde SF 592
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 1005
    J. Jones ATL 786
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 768
    M. Thomas NO 753
    M. Jones Jr. DET 731
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown WAS 110
    B. Wagner SEA 92
    L. Collins NYG 83
    B. Martinez GB 83
    D. Jones ATL 82
  • Interceptions
    K. Fuller WAS 4
    D. Slay DET 4
    M. Barron LAR 3
    A. Bethea ARI 3
    (10) Players 3
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 12.0
    D. Lawrence DAL 11.5
    C. Jones ARI 10.0
    R. Kerrigan WAS 9.0
    (2) Players 8.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady NE 3147
    P. Rivers LAC 2948
    A. Smith KC 2674
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 2597
    J. McCown NYJ 2242
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Bell PIT 886
    K. Hunt KC 873
    L. Fournette JAX 740
    L. McCoy BUF 709
    M. Gordon LAC 698
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 1026
    K. Allen LAC 927
    D. Hopkins HOU 879
    B. Cooks NE 786
    A. Green CIN 743
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    C. Kirksey CLE 88
    J. Schobert CLE 86
    P. Brown BUF 83
    C. Mosley BAL 83
    D. Davis NYJ 82
  • Interceptions
    K. Byard TEN 6
    M. Hyde BUF 5
    T. Boston LAC 4
    A. Bouye JAX 4
    (2) Players 4
  • Sacks
    C. Campbell JAX 11.5
    J. Bosa LAC 10.5
    Y. Ngakoue JAX 9.0
    M. Ingram LAC 8.5
    (2) Players 8.0
  • Thursday, November 23
    Minnesota 30, Detroit 23, F Los Angeles 28, Dallas 6, F Washington 20, NY Giants 10, F
  • Sunday, November 26
    Buffalo @ Kansas City Tampa Bay @ Atlanta Cleveland @ Cincinnati
    Tennessee @ Indianapolis Miami @ New England Carolina @ NY Jets
    Chicago @ Philadelphia Seattle @ San Francisco New Orleans @ Los Angeles
    Denver @ Oakland Jacksonville @ Arizona Green Bay @ Pittsburgh
  • Monday, November 27
    Houston @ Baltimore
  • Thursday, November 30
    Washington @ Dallas
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