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2019 Schedule
9-4, 2nd in NFC North
Ninkovich: Chargers commit too many turnovers to beat Vikings (0:49)
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Sherman, Jenkins join Payton Award nominees

Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of the 49ers and Malcolm Jenkins of the Eagles are among the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

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Source: Vikings WR Thielen likely back Sunday

Barring a setback in practice this week, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen is expected to return to the lineup Sunday against the Chargers after missing the past four games due to a hamstring injury, a league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Defense delivers as Vikings sail past Lions 20-7

Danielle Hunter had three of Minnesota's five sacks to spearhead a resurgence by the defense, and the Vikings sailed past Detroit 20-7 on Sunday to stick the Lions with their sixth straight loss.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings inactives: Adam Thielen (hamstring), Hercules Mata'afa, Cameron Smith, Dru Samia, Oli Udoh, Aviante Collins, Jalyn Holmes.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Dalvin Cook said this week that his focus is on ball security after he fumbled twice in Seattle upon getting hit in the chest/shoulder area he initially injured vs. Denver. Cook is not on the injury report for Week 14, nor are fumbles a concern for Mike Zimmer. "He's not going to fumble," Zimmer said. "Let's just say that.”

Vikings' run game will lead them to victory over Lions (1:03)
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Vikings' Rhodes apologizes to Zimmer for outburst

Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes apologized Wednesday for his heated exchange with coach Mike Zimmer that took place after he gave up a 60-yard touchdown Monday night in Seattle.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Seattle scored 27 of its 37 points in the 2nd half, which was the 2nd-most points allowed by the Vikings after halftime under Mike Zimmer. The Seahawks owned a nearly 2-to-1 time of possession advantage.The Vikings set season worsts in points, rushing yards (218) and rushing touchdowns allowed (2).

Berry: Mattison isn't much of a drop-off from Cook (1:37)

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.114th
Rushing Yards135.84th
Points For26.17th
Points Against19.2