Latest Mike Zimmer News

Vikings RB Latavius Murray carries big load on field and off

Oct. 18, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The first sign in Minnesota of Latavius Murray's varied interests was visible even before he signed his contract with the Vikings last year. This season, his responsibilities have reached a new high. That starts at home, where he and his fiancée brought home a baby boy named Major...

Jets don't have revenge in mind for snub by Vikings' Cousins

Oct. 18, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kirk Cousins is coming to MetLife Stadium as a villain in purple and gold. The Vikings quarterback was hotly pursued by the Jets in the offseason, with New York offering a massive three-year, $90 million deal to be the man to lead the struggling franchise. Instead, Cousins...

Vikings DT Richardson 'all business' against old team Jets

Oct. 17, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson's NFL career began smoothly with the New York Jets, until off-the-field trouble and locker-room conflict precipitated his eventual departure. Guided by some important gains in maturity, Richardson has found a niche two stops later in Minnesota. This weekend, when the...

Thielen it: Vikings star on record-setting receiving pace

Oct. 15, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Last week during team drills with the Minnesota Vikings, Adam Thielen stretched out his body and dived to try to catch an off-target pass. Thielen immediately questioned aloud the wisdom of his decision to risk pain when ultimately the completion didn't matter. Thielen, though, couldn't...

Vikings lose rising star rookie CB Mike Hughes to torn ACL

Oct. 15, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ending a promising rookie season after six games. Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the diagnosis on Monday, after Hughes was hurt in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's 27-17 win over Arizona on...

Back-to-basics Vikings beat Cardinals 27-17 behind Murray, D

Oct. 15, 2018 2:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw the ball right over the Arizona linebacker trailing Adam Thielen on third-and-1, a neatly executed seam route by Minnesota's star receiver after a stutter step sprung him open for a 13-yard touchdown catch . Then Thielen circled the offense together in the end zone for...

Murray, Vikings trample Cardinals on way to 27-17 victory

Oct. 14, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings played a back-to-the-basics game, leaning on Latavius Murray's powerful legs and a smothering defense that was in prime form. The Arizona Cardinals just couldn't keep up on either front. Murray helped the Vikings revive their running attack with a career-high 155...

Rams' Aaron Donald tops AP defensive tackle rankings again

Oct. 12, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

Many an NFL opponent has had a game plan waylaid by the speed, strength and instinct of Aaron Donald over his not-yet-five-full seasons in the league. The 6-foot-1, 280-pound kingpin of the Los Angeles Rams' defense was a unanimous pick for the best defensive tackle in the NFL by a panel of 10 football writers...

Minn.-raised WRs Fitzgerald, Thielen on stage in Cards-Vikes

Oct. 11, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Thielen wasn't even in high school yet when Larry Fitzgerald entered the NFL in 2004 with Arizona with the acclaim of the third overall pick in the draft. Nine years later, Thielen needed a rookie tryout camp with Minnesota just to earn a roster spot. It took a season on the...

With 'innate' accuracy, Cousins delivering for Vikings

Oct. 10, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — As Kirk Cousins backpedaled in the pocket with Minnesota on the move late in the first half last week, Adam Thielen broke for the back corner of the end zone. Cousins had to make an off-balance throw to beat a fast-approaching Michael Bennett, and Thielen had little room left in bounds...