Vikings Pick Up Pat Shurmur As Tight Ends CoachThe Minnesota Vikings have hired Pat Shurmur as tight ends coach.The Minnesota Vikings have hired Pat Shurmur as tight ends coach. Shurmur's hire was finalized Monday, when the Vikings announced tight ends coach Kevin Stefanski will become running backs coach to replace Kirby Wilson.
Vikings Name Tony Sparano Offensive Line CoachJust days after Mike Zimmer parted ways with his offensive line coach, the Vikings announced the replacement. Zimmer said Tuesday that the contract of Jeff Davidson is not being renewed. Thursday, the Vikings announced that former Oakland Raiders head coach Tony Sparano will take over the offensive line duties.
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 OL Coach Jeff Davidson Not Returning Next SeasonMinnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer held his news conference to wrap up the2015-16 season on Tuesday at Winter Park, and at least one coach on his staff will not be back next season. Zimmer said the contract for offensive line coach Jeff Davidson will not be renewed.
Loss To Seahawks Only The Latest Playoff Gut Punch For VikingsIt instantly enters the pantheon of Vikings playoff gut-punches, right on par with some of the all-timers. Kind of par for the course for this franchise. Classic Vikings.
Zimmer: Back Injury Won't Keep AP Out Against SeahawksMinnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson's lower back injury will not keep him from playing in Sunday's playoff game against Seattle.
Vikings Defense Thrives Under ZimmerTwo years ago, the Minnesota Vikings gave up a league-most 30 points per game. That's the group Mike Zimmer inherited when he was hired as head coach. His impact on the defense has been significant, starting with this most basic and most important statistic.
Bud Grant Says Last Outdoor Vikes Game Should Be A 'Celebration'The 1976 NFC title game at Met Stadium, when the Minnesota Vikings beat the Los Angeles Rams, marked the last outdoor playoff game in Minnesota. And with so much conversation about the frigid temperatures on Sunday, it was a good day to visit with the old trapper himself -- Bud Grant.
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 Tight End Rhett Ellison Out Due To InjuryMinnesota Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison has a torn patellar tendon in his right knee that will require surgery and a six-month recovery.
Vikings Blog: Vikings Take On The NFC North, Beat Packers 20 – 13On November 22, the Minnesota Vikings had a chance to stake their claim to the NFC North with a win over the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings lost that game 30 -- 13.
Zimmer: 'No T-Shirts This Week' As Packers AwaitThe stakes were high enough the last time Minnesota played Green Bay that Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, one of the least-gimmicky guys in his profession, ordered clothing for the organization to commemorate the occasion.