Vikings Rookie LB Kendricks Handed Starting Job Over ByeWhile most of his Minnesota Vikings teammates got a nice long break during their bye week, rookie linebacker Eric Kendricks got a promotion. The Vikings decided to trade starting middle linebacker Gerald Hodges to San Francisco last week for a backup offensive lineman and a late-round draft pick.
Vikings Trade LB Hodges To 49ers For Back-Up CenterThe Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they've traded middle linebacker Gerald Hodges to the San Francisco 49ers. In return, the Vikings are getting rookie center Nick Easton and a sixth round draft pick in 2016.
Vikings D Looks To Get After Future Hall Of Famer Peyton ManningThis Sunday's game should be a fun one for the Minnesota Vikings. They have rejuvenated their defense over the past two games, both convincing victories. Sunday, they get to put that defense to the test against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Vikings Center Sullivan Still Out With Back InjuryMinnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is "just being cautious with him."
Team Grades: Vikings Get Zimmer First Win Over Division Rival In Season FinaleThe Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Chicago Bears for a 13-9 victory Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings finish the season with the third best record in the NFC North, despite winning just one inter-divisional game. The Vikings' good, but not great, performances from the offense, defense and special teams units helped bring the win home.
Injury Report: Vikings Thin At Linebacker For Game Against The BearsThe Minnesota Vikings have three healthy linebackers on their active roster for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. Veteran Chad Greenway, despite missing all three practices this week, could still play in the final game of the season. The Vikings have 14 players listed on the injury report and the Bears have 10 listed on theirs.
Injury Report: Vikings To Be Without Four Starters Against The LionsThe Minnesota Vikings have seen their fair shares of injuries this season with four starters already on injured reserve. This week they will travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions without four more starters. Anthony Barr, Sharrif Floyd, Robert Blanton and Charlie Johnson all were declared out for the game. In total, the Vikings have nine players listed on the injury report. The Lions have nine players on their respective list as well.
Team Grades: Audible Saves Vikings From Potential Bad LossThe Minnesota Vikings defeated the New York Jets 30-24 on an 87-yard touchdown catch by Jarius Wright in overtime Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings scored a touchdown on the first and last play of the game. The Vikings offense was slightly better than average, while the defense was slightly below average. Teddy Bridgewater saved the Vikings in the game and may be the franchise quarterback they have sought now for some time.
Injury Report: McKinnon Out, Barr And Price Doubtful For The Vikings Against The JetsThe Minnesota Vikings may be without three rookies for Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Running back Jerick McKinnon has been ruled out for the second consecutive week and linebacker Anthony Barr and cornerback Jabari Price are listed as doubtful. The Vikings have seven players listed on their injury report and the Jets have nine listed on theirs.
Injury Report: No Problem For Patterson On Sunday Against WashingtonCordarrelle Patterson expects to be 100 percent when the Minnesota Vikings host the Washington Redskins at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. He is coming off his best game of the season last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in which he made two key first down catches in the game-tying drive in the final minute of regulation. The Vikings have eight players listed on their injury report and the Redskins have eight as well.
Injury Report: Robinson Leaves Minnesota Vikings Practice, Sullivan ReturnsThe Minnesota Vikings were down a cornerback by the conclusion of practice on Thursday. Josh Robinson suffered an ankle injury and missed the remainder of practice. The team also learned that John Sullivan passed his concussion tests and practiced in a limited capacity. The team listed two players as non-participants, five as limited participants and four as full participants in Thursday's practice. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have eight players listed on their injury report.
Injury Report: Greenway On Track To Play Sunday For The VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings look like they will get Chad Greenway back in the lineup. The veteran linebacker has missed nearly three weeks due to broken ribs. The team also listed 10 other players on the team’s injury report. The Buffalo Bills list eight on theirs.