Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th112.8 (14th)202.8 (28th)
Defense14th121.4 (25th)223.2 (7th)
2015 Draft
111Trae WaynesCBMICHST
245Eric KendricksILBUCLA
388Danielle HunterDELSU
4110T.J. ClemmingsOTPITT
5143MyCole PruittTESIL
5146Stefon DiggsWRMD
6185Tyrus ThompsonOTOKLA
6193B.J. DuboseDELVILLE
7228Austin ShepherdOTBAMA
7232Edmond RobinsonOLBNEWB


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Sun Sep 27
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 4
at DEN
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 18
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 25
at DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 1
at CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 8
4:05 pm EST
Sun Nov 15
at OAK
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 22
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 29
at ATL
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Sun Dec 6
8:25 pm EST
Thu Dec 10
at ARI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 20
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 27
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at GB


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Report: Torn pectoral sidelines Vikings CB Josh Robinson
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Vikings secondary took a hit last month when cornerback Josh Robinson sustained a partially torn pectoral muscle, a league source has told ESPN.

The nickel back played in 690 snaps last season and was expected to battle several others for playing time. The injury could sideline him from training camp and land him on the PUP list.

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Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon claims he'd pick himself in Fantasy
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon doesn't have a Fantasy football team, but if he did...

"If ... I could take myself, I would," he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Never mind that Adrian Peterson has returned to the backfield. Never mind that Peterson has traditionally not yielded many carries to teammates. In 2012, for instance, he totaled 348 of his team's 401 rushing attempts.

The Vikings, however, are expected to use a more balanced approach in 2015. And McKinnon, who flashed as a starter with Peterson sidelined last season, is feeling dandy after undergoing lower back surgery in December.

"Two hundred percent," he declared in regard to his health. "If there is a 300, I feel 300. It's all good."

McKinnon averaged 4.8 yards per carry a year ago, which buoyed his confidence.

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Vikings rookie CB Trae Waynes not worried about starting
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Vikings rookie cornerback Trae Waynes is not concerned about stepping into a starting role this season, per NFL.com.

Waynes -- the 11th overall pick in the draft -- said he has received a lot of help and guidance from his new teammates. 

"A lot, it's almost like I've been getting coached by six different people during every play because those guys are so willing to help me out with any questions I have. They are being really helpful and helping me adjust," Waynes said.

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Peterson return not ruining drive of Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Jerick McKinnon had been planning to take over the featured back role full-time for the Vikings in the potential absence of Adrian Peterson.

So much for that. Peterson is still wearing a Minnesota uniform.

But that hasn't deterred McKinnon, who is still trying to prove he can be a three-down performer in the NFL. And running backs coach Kirby Wilson has noticed.

"Jerick is working on those things," Wilson told ESPN. "Trying to be three phases: a runner, protector and pass catcher and he knows it's a process. Something you have to put in the time and work ethic to get there and to his credit, he's doing that and I'm looking forward to training camp to see where he'll be when we make it real."

McKinnon thrived with Peterson out before back surgery prematurely ended his season. He averaged 4.8 yards on 113 carries and added 27 receptions.

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Vikings WR Charles Johnson poised for breakout year
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

There were the flashes of brilliance in 2014. There is the addition of fellow wideout Mike Wallace to divert attention. There is the rapidly improving ron-field rapport with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

It all adds up to the potential for a breakout year for Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson. The combination of Johnson and Wallace could be a nightmare for opposing defenses this season.

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who coached Johnson in Cleveland in 2012, has tracked his development. And he likes what he has seen this offseason.

"He's stronger," Turner told the team website. "He was recovering from that knee surgery a year ago, and I don't know that he was ever 100 percent. I think he's 100 percent. He's got a great work ethic ... and he's a big, strong guy. He's a 218-pound receiver that can run. He's got everything you need to be a productive player in this league."

Johnson showed his potential late last year by catching 25 passes for 415 yards in the final seven games.

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