Latest Mike Zimmer News

Vikes add Kubiak as assistant head coach, offensive adviser

Jan. 14, 2019 9:50 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Gary Kubiak as an assistant head coach and offensive adviser, a big bump in experience for Mike Zimmer's turned-over staff. The Vikings announced the move on Monday night. Kubiak spent the last two seasons as a senior personnel adviser with the Denver...

Vikings keep Kevin Stefanski as offensive coordinator

Jan. 9, 2019 5:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's offense since coach Mike Zimmer was hired has frequently lacked the scoring punch to keep up with the rest of the league. Coincidentally or not, continuity has been missing, too. The Vikings announced Wednesday the appointment of Kevin Stefanski as their offensive...

Sam Mills III, Adam Zimmer to coach in East-West Shrine Game

Jan. 8, 2019 3:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Assistant coaches Sam Mills III of the Carolina Panthers and Adam Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings will be the head coaches of the East-West Shrine Game, which features some of college football's best prospects. The 94th annual East-West Shrine Game will be played Saturday, Jan. 19, at...

AP Source: Browns denying requests to interview OC Kitchens

Jan. 3, 2019 7:47 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are protecting Freddie Kitchens like he was a franchise quarterback, not a coach. While Kitchens waits for his interview to possibly become Cleveland's head coach, the Browns have denied requests by other teams to interview their interim coordinator who brought out the best in...

Vikings go back to drawing board after latest disappointment

Dec. 31, 2018 5:43 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After finishing one game short of the Super Bowl last season and spending big to make Kirk Cousins their franchise player, the Minnesota Vikings were surrounded by high expectations from the start. That championship chase simply never picked up any steam. "It wasn't what we wanted, what...

Pedal-down Bears keep Vikings out of playoffs with 24-10 win

Dec. 30, 2018 9:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While taking the NFC North champion Chicago Bears to the playoffs for the first time in eight years, coach Matt Nagy has displayed an energetic personality and aggressive mindset throughout his debut. Even with their postseason position all but set, the Bears refused to let up. They kept...

Finally, a Bears-Vikings finale in Minnesota with meaning

Dec. 27, 2018 4:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the fourth time in the past five years, the Chicago Bears will visit the Minnesota Vikings in the last game on the schedule. For once, this matchup has some meaning. The Vikings, having already ceded the NFC North title to the Bears, have yet to secure a spot in the playoffs. The...

As Vikes face rematch with Bears, Cousins feels the pressure

Dec. 26, 2018 5:44 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have reached the final week of the regular season with a spot in the playoffs still unsecured and a surging division rival boasting one of the NFL's best defenses on the schedule. This is the type of game, then, for Kirk Cousins to make good on that $84 million in...

With spot in playoffs still unsecure, Vikings ride Rudolph

Dec. 24, 2018 4:22 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The passing attack for Minnesota has largely been fueled this season by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, who have flourished into one of the NFL's most productive and versatile wide receiver tandems. Kyle Rudolph has again been in mostly a supporting role, often asked to assist a...

Vikings take playoff push to Detroit to face Lions

Dec. 20, 2018 6:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A season of ups and downs for the Minnesota Vikings comes down to this: beat Detroit and Chicago and they're in the playoffs. First up are the banged-up Lions, who have already been eliminated from postseason contention, but with so much at stake, the Vikings can't afford to look too far...