Mike Zimmer: The Man Who Made It HappenYou could see it on the players' faces. For veterans like Chad Greenway, Adrian Peterson and Brian Robison, this one meant a whole lot. The Vikings beat the Packers Sunday night to win the NFC North Division title and earn a home playoff game.
Vikings, Packers Ready To Face Off For NFC North Title At Lambeau FieldTo put it quite simply, Sunday is the biggest Vikings game in years -- a win would give them their first division title since 2009.
Playoffs Clinched, Minnesota Vikings Now Eyeing NFC North TitleThe Minnesota Vikings are happy to know that they are guaranteed at least one more game beyond Week 17. However, they know that a win in Green Bay on Sunday means a division title and home game in the first round of the playoffs. The Vikings could end up with one of three spots. Adrian Peterson is in good position to win the league’s rushing title. Blair Walsh earned NFC player of the week honors.
4 Takeaways From The Vikings' 38-7 Loss To SeattleThe sky was falling yet again as Minnesota Vikings fans headed back to work or their daily routines on Monday. Yet another opportunity to emerge on a national stage turned into a complete embarrassment.
Banged Up Vikings Don't Have Time To Dwell On Loss To SeattleThe Minnesota Vikings are still tied for first with the Packers at 8-4, but it sure doesn't feel that way. Not after getting manhandled Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium by Seattle.
Vikings D Aiming To Please Perfectionist In Coach ZimmerAdrian Peterson and a rock solid defense -- That's been the first place combination for the Vikings. The latter is the product of head coach Mike Zimmer, a coach who is rather difficult to please.
Vikings Focused On Defending Aaron Rodgers In Rivalry GameJust another Vikings-Packers game? Hardly. Not since Brett Favre torched the Packers wearing puple in 2009 have the Vikings been ahead of Green Bay in the NFC North standings this late in the season. Of course defending Green Bay starts with Aaron Rodgers, the unflappable quarterback who has struggled the past few weeks.
Vikings Back To Work With NFC North Division Lead At StakeMinnesota Vikings players often get the day off the Monday following a win. Not this week. Mike Zimmer called them into work.
Torn Pecs Make Vikings Take Closer Look At Lifting RegimenThese weren't common football injuries, all these torn pectoral muscles, so the Minnesota Vikings took a closer look. Right guard Brandon Fusco (13 games missed) and right tackle Phil Loadholt (five games missed) each needed season-ending surgery after theirs occurred while blocking during games last year.
10 Great Draft Picks By The Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings are coming off a 7-9 season, and if things go right, could threaten for a playoff spot next season. A lot of it depends on how their young draft picks develop. We all like to have fun and poke at a team when their draft choices fail. When you look at the Vikings, there have been plenty of them over recent years.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Mood Upbeat In Vikings Locker RoomThe difference in their record was modest, going from ten losses to nine.