Latest Mike Zimmer News

Despite tight goal-line D, Vikings need better pass coverage

Nov. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After all the long passing plays and fourth-down conversions the Minnesota Vikings surrendered against Denver, the defense still had the game in its hands. Forcing three straight incompletions by Broncos quarterback Brandon Allen inside the 5-yard line, the Vikings and their fans...

Kubiak impact on Vikings’ offense is clear; Broncos to visit

Nov. 14, 2019 4:22 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings needed to refresh their offense after that flop of a finish to last season, and coach Mike Zimmer sought another experienced confidant. Adding Gary Kubiak to the staff has clearly changed the dynamic around this team for the better. “Gary has been tremendous....

He’s cooking: Vikings RB’s recipe is speed, strength, vision

Nov. 13, 2019 5:10 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Tackling Dalvin Cook has been a challenge this season. The Minnesota Vikings running back has vaulted to the top of the league’s rushing list while leaving behind a trail of defenders who have either bounced off his 5-foot-10, 210-pound frame or simply been left in his wake. How...

Vikings stay grounded with clutch win over Cowboys

Nov. 11, 2019 7:56 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings delivered a clutch performance in the type of setting, coincidental or not, that has dogged them for years. With a victory on the road in a nationally televised night game against a winning team, they've set themselves up quite well for the rest of...

Cowboys lose to another potential playoff team and are tied

Nov. 11, 2019 1:18 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys kept force-feeding the ball to running back Ezekiel Elliott while trying to make a late comeback. Once a fourth-down pass to Elliott in the final minute fell incomplete, after he lost 3 yards and was stuffed for no gain on the previous two plays, the Cowboys were...

Cook leads Vikings to 28-24 prime-time road win over Cowboys

Nov. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dalvin Cook did plenty in the running game. The NFL rushing leader from Minnesota might have had his biggest plays in the passing game while easily outshining two-time rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott. Cook ran for 97 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown on fourth down on the...

Hamstring to keep Vikings WR Adam Thielen out vs Cowboys

Nov. 8, 2019 4:32 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings don't need a lesson on the lasting nature of hamstring trouble. They endured a tough one just last year. Running back Dalvin Cook had a long absence in 2018 because of a hamstring injury. Now wide receiver Adam Thielen could be sidelined for the rest of the month....

New pass interference reviews lead to lots of confusion

Nov. 8, 2019 11:03 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the yellow flag flew for defensive pass interference on Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes in a recent game, coach Mike Zimmer immediately contested the call. His newfound right to seek a replay, however, went unexercised. The email Zimmer received earlier in the day from...

Vikings-Cowboys Preview Capsule

Nov. 7, 2019 2:17 PM EST

MINNESOTA (6-3) at DALLAS (5-3) 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD —Vikings 5-4, Cowboys 5-3 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 16-14 LAST MEETING — Cowboys 17, Vikings 15, Dec. 1, 2016 LAST WEEK — Vikings lost to Chiefs 26-23, Cowboys beat Giants 37-18 AP...

Offensive balance missing early in Vikings' loss to Chiefs

Nov. 4, 2019 7:11 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Facing the 30th-ranked run defense in the NFL and featuring the league's top rusher in Dalvin Cook, the Minnesota Vikings opened Sunday's game at Kansas City with three straight passes. Kirk Cousins overthrew Cook on a first-down screen. There was a missed connection with an open Adam...