Linval Joseph Is Vikings' Defensive AnchorRestructuring the porous Minnesota Vikings defense started with one big move for coach Mike Zimmer in 2014: signing 329-pound nose tackle Linval Joseph. Looking for an anchor in the middle of the defensive line, Joseph was the first free agent signed by Minnesota under Zimmer's watch.
Vikings' Joseph Named NFC Defensive Player Of The WeekThe Minnesota Vikings can add another player honor to their tally this year: Defensive tackle Linval Joseph has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. \
Linval Joseph Breaking Through On Vikings D-LineThe Minnesota Vikings have developed one of the NFL's best defenses, headlined by coach Mike Zimmer's creative package of blitzes. The player Zimmer might be most excited about is probably the one who receives the least attention: Linval Joseph.
Minnesota Vikings Trade For San Francisco Center Nick EastonThe Minnesota Vikings traded linebacker Gerald Hodges Jr. to the San Francisco 49ers for undrafted rookie center Nick Easton and a sixth round draft pick Tuesday. The Vikings felt like they have the depth at linebacker to make the deal for another young offensive lineman and a late round draft pick. Head coach Mike Zimmer praised Linval Joseph’s play through four games this season.
Zimmer Looking For Sharrif Floyd To Make Next Step In Year 3Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer likes big guys. On defense, that means people who can stop the run. Sharrif Floyd is a 300-pound defensive tackle that they want to just that.
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 Lose Rookie LB Barr For The SeasonThe Minnesota Vikings promising rookie Anthony Barr will see his first season in the NFL get cut short early. The first round draft pick will have a "very minor procedure" that will keep him out of the final two games. The Vikings list 12 players on their injury report while the Miami Dolphins have 13 listed on theirs.
Vikings Look A Lot Like Version From Last YearThe Minnesota Vikings have a new coaching staff. There's a fresh start at the quarterback position. The defense has been one of the toughest in the league to pass against this season.
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: 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.
Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Give Second Straight Poor PerformanceThe Minnesota Vikings played another lifeless game. This time it was a 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions at home. The Vikings defense kept them in the game, but the offense gave them nothing. The defense did not make enough plays to win the game themselves.
Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings Still Unsure Of Greenway’s Status For SundayThe Minnesota Vikings may not have their most experienced linebacker Sunday when they face the Atlanta Falcons at TCF Bank Stadium. Chad Greenway has been held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday with injuries to his hand and ribs. The Vikings have nine players listed on their injury report for Week 3.