Latest Mike Zimmer News

Close-game expert Steelers visit snake-bitten Vikings

Dec. 08, 2021 18:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have spent the entire season on the edge, with all but one game decided by one score. The NFC wild-card race that was recently so inviting will require extra work to re-enter. The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the outside of the playoff picture...

Steelers face stumbling Vikings in rare Minnesota visit

Dec. 08, 2021 17:34 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (6-5-1) at MINNESOTA (5-7) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. EST, Fox/NFL Network/Amazon BETTING LINE: Vikings by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Pittsburgh 5-7; Minnesota 6-6. SERIES RECORD: Tied 9-9. ...

Passive defense yields demise for Vikes, puts season on edge

Dec. 06, 2021 19:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The aggressive, clever and confident defense that became a hallmark of the Minnesota Vikings under coach Mike Zimmer has been mostly missing for two years, and this vanishing act was never more pronounced than the last drive in Detroit on Sunday. Pass by pass,...

Last-play touchdown ends Campbell's lengthy victory drought

Dec. 06, 2021 16:43 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Dan Campbell had been waiting for 2,160 days to celebrate another win as an NFL coach. When it finally arrived, he was ready to celebrate. Jared Goff's touchdown pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown on the final play of Sunday's game gave the Detroit Lions a...

Analysis: Deciding when to gamble a coach's toughest choice

Dec. 06, 2021 03:24 AM EST

John Harbaugh has the best kicker in the NFL, currently and possibly ever. Yet, trailing by one point, he left Justin Tucker on the sideline Sunday night and went for a 2-point conversion in the dying seconds at Pittsburgh. Lamar Jackson didn't quite have enough touch on...

Vikings throw away key victory with late defensive collapse

Dec. 05, 2021 19:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are perfectly aware of what they wasted on Sunday afternoon. Needing a win to maintain a solid chance at an NFC playoff spot, they had things under control. With 1:50 to play and a 27-23 lead, all they had to do was stop the winless...

Winless no more: Lions top Vikes 29-27 for 1st W in Week 13

Dec. 05, 2021 18:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jared Goff dropped back, looked left and let the football loose that Amon-Ra St. Brown squeezed tight as he sat in the end zone. That set off a roar in Ford Field loud enough it might’ve been heard on Motor City streets. Detroit...

Broncos hope to keep AFC West jumbled against Chiefs

Dec. 04, 2021 11:33 AM EST

The Broncos don't beat the Chiefs. Andy Reid almost never loses coming off a bye. The NFL flexed Denver at Kansas City with those facts staring directly at the league Well, yes. Sunday night's game, which replaces San Francisco at...

Robert Griffin III still has designs on playing in NFL

Dec. 03, 2021 12:37 PM EST

Robert Griffin III is still training to play in the NFL while enjoying his duties as an ESPN college football analyst. RG3 may have even found a way to be in two places at once. The 2012 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year is an investor in...

Campbell has hands full with winless Lions against Vikings

Dec. 02, 2021 17:48 PM EST

Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell had a play sheet in his left hand and a walkie-talkie in his right hand during a recent practice. In many ways, Campbell has his hands full. And he knows it. The first-year coach, searching for ways to spark his...