4 Takeaways From The Vikings' Loss To SeattleFans endured subzero temperatures and worse wind chills in what became the coldest game in Vikings history. It's a memory, but they would prefer to leave TCF Bank Stadium with a victory and a trip to Arizona this week for the NFC Divisional Playoffs. Here are four takeaways from Sunday's playoff loss.
Vikings Activate CB Josh Robinson, Waive TE Chase FordThe Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they've activated cornerback Josh Robinson from the physically unable to perform list. To make room for him on the team's 53-man roster, the Vikings have waived tight end Chase Ford.
Vikings Put Carter Bykowski On IR, Josh Robinson On PUP ListThe Minnesota Vikings have placed offensive tackle Carter Bykowski on injured reserve and cornerback Josh Robinson on the physically unable to perform list..
Vikings Place Linebacker Casey Matthews On Injured ReserveThe Minnesota Vikings have placed linebacker Casey Matthews on injured reserve, ending his first season with the team before it started.
Ex-Bengals CB Terence Newman Visits Zimmer, VikingsFree agent cornerback Terence Newman has visited Minnesota, considering the possibility of reuniting with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. The Vikings confirmed Tuesday that Newman met with team officials.
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.
Opponent Profile: Vikings Playing Final Game Against The BearsThe Minnesota Vikings play their last game of the season Sunday against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. The Bears are one game behind the Vikings in the NFC North Division standings and would move out of the cellar with a victory. They have lost four straight games overall and three consecutive on the road.
Patterson Slipping On The Vikings' Depth ChartCordarrelle Patterson had limited playing time in Sunday's winning over the Carolina Panthers. The second-year receiver failed to catch the one ball thrown his way and his he was on the field for just three plays on offense. Charles Johnson, who was claimed just before the season started from the Cleveland Browns, had the most playing time of any receiver on Sunday. On the other side of the ball, Xavier Rhodes is becoming one of the league's best cornerbacks.
Team Grades: Vikings Suffer Near Complete Failure In ChicagoThe Minnesota Vikings fell into a tie for last place in the NFC North Division with a 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass to Rhett Ellison in the first quarter, but threw an interception late in the fourth to seal the loss. The best Vikings unit were the special teams, but they were so-so.
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.
Team Grades: Offensive Ineptitude And Late Defensive Collapse Cost VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings stalled in the red zone and the Buffalo Bills scored in the final seconds for the game-winning score. The Vikings fell to 2-5 with a 17-16 defeat Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Vikings defense was very good, with the exception of a few plays and the game's final drive. The offense was a disappointment again and Bridgewater is still a work in progress. The special teams were below average.
Injury Report: Vikings Still Don’t Know Bridgewater’s Status For ThursdayThe Minnesota Vikings are still not sure who their starting quarterback will be when the team plays the Green Bay Packers Thursday at Lambeau Field. Teddy Bridgewater did not practice all week because of an ankle injury. If he is unable to play, Christian Ponder will start in his place. The Vikings list two players as out, one as questionable and six as probable for Thursday’s game.