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2014 Minnesota Vikings

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2-5-0, Currently 4th place in NFC North Division  · 2014 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.5, Offense: -7.5, Defense: 0.9, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 120 points (17.1/g), 30th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 160 points (22.9/g), 14th.
 Differential of -40 points (-5.7/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 2.4-4.6.

Coach: Mike Zimmer (2-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Norv Turner
 Defensive Coordinator: George Edwards

 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

Team Info

Principal Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf Mark Wilf & Leonard Wilf also listed as owners
Executive VP/General Manager Rick Spielman
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Current Injuries

Last updated: October 20, 2014
PlayerStatusInjuryComment
Matt CasselInjured Reservefootis on injured reserve
Mistral RaymondInjured Reservelegis on injured reserve
Josh SamudaInjured Reserveankleis on injured reserve
Dom DeCiccoInjured Reservehipis on injured reserve
Brandon FuscoInjured Reserveshoulderis on injured reserve
Kyle RudolphOutgroinis out indefinitely
Adrian PetersonOutpersonal/legalis out indefinitely
John SullivanDoubtfulconcussionis doubtful for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay
Gerald HodgesQuestionablehamstringis questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay
Vlad DucasseQuestionablekneeis questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay
Corey WoottonQuestionablebackis questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 120 2164 444 4.9 12 1 15 125 132 228 1287 4 11 5.0 70 189 877 6 4.6 40 83 28.9 14.5 Own 25.1 2:31 5.54 25.7 1.35
Team Defense 160 2365 439 5.4 9 3 12 136 155 231 1538 12 6 6.1 86 188 827 6 4.4 38 81 30.9 14.8 Own 29.3 2:37 5.5 28.8 1.81
Lg Rank Offense 30 29 19 2 28 25 32 32 31 31 17 10 8 7 27 12 5 20 23 31 31
Lg Rank Defense 14 13 21 23 10 9 9 15 14 11 18 19 20 21 23 18 7 17 12 10 12

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ St. Louis Rams 34 6 18 355 170 185 15 318 246 72 2 3.99 18.75 3.40
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 1-1 New England Patriots 7 30 17 217 163 54 4 16 292 142 150 -16.66 2.65 -9.14
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 1-2 @ New Orleans Saints 9 20 13 247 188 59 27 396 288 108 -1.61 -18.70 3.76
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-2 Atlanta Falcons 41 28 26 558 317 241 23 411 288 123 2 29.12 -12.49 -1.75
5 Thu October 2 boxscore L 2-3 @ Green Bay Packers 10 42 20 299 188 111 3 15 320 164 156 1 -19.38 -11.09 -2.19
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-4 Detroit Lions 3 17 15 212 143 69 3 18 255 155 100 -26.97 7.70 5.43
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-5 @ Buffalo Bills 16 17 16 276 118 158 2 22 373 255 118 4 -8.94 3.05 3.09
8 Sun October 26 preview @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9 Sun November 2 preview Washington Redskins
10 Bye Week
11 Sun November 16 preview @ Chicago Bears
12 Sun November 23 preview Green Bay Packers
13 Sun November 30 preview Carolina Panthers
14 Sun December 7 preview New York Jets
15 Sun December 14 preview @ Detroit Lions
16 Sun December 21 preview @ Miami Dolphins
17 Sun December 28 preview Chicago Bears

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
5 Teddy Bridgewater 22 qb 4 3 1-2-0 69 113 61.1% 812 1 0.9 5 4.4 52 7.2 5.4 11.8 203.0 67.4 25.63 15 99 5.57 3.97 11.7 1 1
16 Matt Cassel 32 QB 3 3 1-2-0 41 71 57.7% 425 3 4.2 4 5.6 28 6.0 4.3 10.4 141.7 65.8 28.91 6 39 5.01 3.45 7.8
7 Christian Ponder 26 2 1 0-1-0 22 44 50.0% 222 0 0.0 2 4.5 18 5.0 3.0 10.1 111.0 45.8 4.66 6 34 3.76 1.96 12.0
Team Total 25.7 7 2-5-0 132 228 57.9% 1459 4 1.8 11 4.8 52 6.4 4.6 11.1 208.4 62.7 27 172 5.05 3.42 10.6 1 1
Opp Total 7 155 231 67.1% 1659 12 5.2 6 2.6 7.2 7.05 10.7 237.0 94.4 20 121 6.1 6.0 8.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
44 Matt Asiata 27 RB 7 4 70 250 3 12 3.6 35.7 10.0 25 14 142 10.1 1 41 2.0 20.3 392 4 1
31 Jerick McKinnon 22 7 2 60 309 0 55 5.2 44.1 8.6 26 16 93 5.8 0 17 2.3 13.3 402 0 0
28 Adrian Peterson 29 1 1 21 75 0 17 3.6 75.0 21.0 3 2 18 9.0 0 9 2.0 18.0 93 0 0
5 Teddy Bridgewater 22 qb 4 3 15 72 1 15 4.8 18.0 3.8 72 1 1
16 Matt Cassel 32 QB 3 3 9 18 0 13 2.0 6.0 3.0 18 0 3
84 Cordarrelle Patterson 23 WR 7 5 6 100 1 67 16.7 14.3 0.9 37 19 213 11.2 1 28 2.7 30.4 313 2 0
7 Christian Ponder 26 2 1 4 16 1 8 4.0 8.0 2.0 16 1 0
17 Jarius Wright 25 7 1 2 16 0 21 8.0 2.3 0.3 34 22 273 12.4 0 52 3.1 39.0 289 0 0
42 Jerome Felton 28 fb 7 3 2 21 0 21 10.5 3.0 0.3 21 0 0
15 Greg Jennings 31 WR 7 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 26 345 13.3 1 38 3.7 49.3 345 1 0
82 Kyle Rudolph 25 TE 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 10 96 9.6 1 17 3.3 32.0 96 1 0
86 Chase Ford 24 te 4 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 8 85 10.6 0 17 2.0 21.3 85 0 0
85 Rhett Ellison 26 TE 7 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 5 81 16.2 0 24 0.7 11.6 81 0 0
19 Adam Thielen 24 wr 7 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 4 57 14.3 0 17 0.6 8.1 57 0 0
12 Charles Johnson 25 lg 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 3 29 9.7 0 15 0.8 7.3 29 0 0
23 Joe Banyard 26 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 2 11 5.5 0 10 0.3 1.8 11 0 0
87 MarQueis Gray 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.2 2.7 16 0 0
Team Total 25.7 7 189 877 6 67 4.6 125.3 27.0 227 132 1459 11.1 4 52 18.9 208.4 2336 10 6
Opp Total 7 188 827 6 4.4 118.1 26.9 155 1538 9.9 12 22.1 219.7 2365 18 9

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
35 Marcus Sherels 27 7 0 15 136 0 24 9.1 2 73 0 46 36.5 209
84 Cordarrelle Patterson 23 WR 7 5 15 391 0 49 26.1 704
42 Jerome Felton 28 fb 7 3 2 23 0 14 11.5 44
85 Rhett Ellison 26 TE 7 6 1 14 0 14 14.0 95
27 Shaun Prater 25 5 0 1 -11 0 0 -11.0 -11
19 Adam Thielen 24 wr 7 2 1 12 0 12 12.0 69
Team Total 25.7 7 15 136 0 24 9.1 22 502 0 49 22.8 2974
Opp Total 7 21 170 0 8.1 6 121 0 20.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
18 Jeff Locke 25 p 7 0 36 1616 62 0 44.9
3 Blair Walsh 24 k 7 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 7 5 3 3 16 14 87.5%% 10 10 100.0%%
Team Total 25.7 7 1 1 2 2 3 3 7 5 3 3 16 14 87.5%% 10 10 100.0%% 36 1616 62 0 44.9
Opp Total 7 10 7 70.0%% 20 19 95.0%% 38 0 0 0.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
36 Robert Blanton 25 SS 7 7 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 33 19
55 Anthony Barr 22 SLB 7 7 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 35 11
54 Jasper Brinkley 29 MLB 7 5 1.0 30 12
22 Harrison Smith 25 FS 7 7 1.0 3 87 1 81 6 1 0 0 0 0 29 6
24 Captain Munnerlyn 26 LCB 7 7 0 0 0 0 1 27 4
97 Everson Griffen 27 RE 7 7 7.0 1 0 0 0 0 20 5
50 Gerald Hodges 23 wlb 6 3 0 0 0 0 2 23 5
52 Chad Greenway 31 WLB 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 15 13
29 Xavier Rhodes 24 RCB 7 7 0 0 0 0 7 17 7
98 Linval Joseph 26 NT 7 7 2.5 13 9
21 Josh Robinson 23 nb 7 2 2 -1 0 0 4 13 1
73 Sharrif Floyd 22 DT 7 6 2.0 10 6
92 Tom Johnson 30 7 1 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 8 3
96 Brian Robison 31 LE 7 7 0.5 4 7
39 Jabari Price 22 7 0 7 1
93 Shamar Stephen 23 7 0 6 3
46 Cullen Loeffler 33 7 0 4 0
34 Andrew Sendejo 27 7 0 4 0
35 Marcus Sherels 27 7 0 3 1
57 Audie Cole 25 7 0 3 0
19 Adam Thielen 24 wr 7 2 2 2
99 Corey Wootton 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
16 Matt Cassel 32 QB 3 3 0 3 2 -29 0
56 Michael Mauti 24 5 0 2 1
44 Matt Asiata 27 RB 7 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
87 MarQueis Gray 24 6 0 2 0
61 Joe Berger 32 7 0 1 0
95 Scott Crichton 23 2 0 1 0
85 Rhett Ellison 26 TE 7 6 1 0
15 Greg Jennings 31 WR 7 5 1 0
12 Charles Johnson 25 lg 4 2 1 0
75 Matt Kalil 25 LT 7 7 1 0
31 Jerick McKinnon 22 7 2 1 0
7 Christian Ponder 26 2 1 1 0
17 Jarius Wright 25 7 1 1 0
5 Teddy Bridgewater 22 qb 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
32 Antone Exum 23 7 0 0 1
71 Phil Loadholt 28 RT 7 7 0 0 1 0 0
65 John Sullivan 29 C 7 7 0 1 0 -19 0
Team Total 25.7 7 20.0 6 87 1 81 26 4 6 7 -48 0 322 119
Opp Total 7 27 0 9 3 0 0

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Blair Walsh 24 k 7 0 10 14 52
44 Matt Asiata 27 RB 7 4 3 1 4 24
84 Cordarrelle Patterson 23 WR 7 5 1 1 2 12
5 Teddy Bridgewater 22 qb 4 3 1 1 6
15 Greg Jennings 31 WR 7 5 1 1 6
7 Christian Ponder 26 2 1 1 1 6
82 Kyle Rudolph 25 TE 3 3 1 1 6
22 Harrison Smith 25 FS 7 7 1 1 6
85 Rhett Ellison 26 TE 7 6 1 2
Team Total 25.7 7 6 4 1 11 1 10 14 120
Opp Total 7 6 12 1 19 7 160

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 2014-09-07 @ STL W, 34-6 2 8 pass Greg Jennings 8 yard pass from Matt Cassel (Blair Walsh kick)
2 2014-09-07 @ STL W, 34-6 3 67 rush Cordarrelle Patterson 67 yard rush (Blair Walsh kick)
3 2014-09-07 @ STL W, 34-6 4 7 pass Kyle Rudolph 7 yard pass from Matt Cassel (Blair Walsh kick)
4 2014-09-07 @ STL W, 34-6 4 81 interception Harrison Smith 81 yard interception return (Blair Walsh kick)
5 2014-09-14 NWE L, 7-30 1 25 pass Matt Asiata 25 yard pass from Matt Cassel (Blair Walsh kick)
6 2014-09-28 ATL W, 41-28 1 3 rush Matt Asiata 3 yard rush (Blair Walsh kick)
7 2014-09-28 ATL W, 41-28 1 6 rush Matt Asiata 6 yard rush (Blair Walsh kick)
8 2014-09-28 ATL W, 41-28 2 13 rush Teddy Bridgewater 13 yard rush (Blair Walsh kick)
9 2014-09-28 ATL W, 41-28 4 1 rush Matt Asiata 1 yard rush (Rhett Ellison pass from Teddy Bridgewater)
10 2014-10-02 @ GNB L, 10-42 4 6 rush Christian Ponder 6 yard rush (Blair Walsh kick)
11 2014-10-19 @ BUF L, 16-17 2 4 pass Cordarrelle Patterson 4 yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 2014-09-14 NWE W, 30-7 1 1 rush Stevan Ridley 1 yard rush (Stephen Gostkowski kick)
2 2014-09-14 NWE W, 30-7 2 9 pass Julian Edelman 9 yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick)
3 2014-09-14 NWE W, 30-7 2 58 blocked field goal Chandler Jones 58 yard blocked field goal return (Stephen Gostkowski kick)
4 2014-09-21 @ NOR W, 20-9 1 1 rush Pierre Thomas 1 yard rush (Shayne Graham kick)
5 2014-09-21 @ NOR W, 20-9 1 34 pass Josh Hill 34 yard pass from Drew Brees
6 2014-09-21 @ NOR W, 20-9 4 18 pass Marques Colston 18 yard pass from Drew Brees (Shayne Graham kick)
7 2014-09-28 ATL L, 28-41 1 24 pass Roddy White 24 yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick)
8 2014-09-28 ATL L, 28-41 2 1 pass Patrick DiMarco 1 yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick)
9 2014-09-28 ATL L, 28-41 3 36 pass Devin Hester 36 yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick)
10 2014-09-28 ATL L, 28-41 3 48 rush Antone Smith 48 yard rush (Matt Bryant kick)
11 2014-10-02 @ GNB W, 42-10 1 8 pass Randall Cobb 8 yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick)
12 2014-10-02 @ GNB W, 42-10 1 66 pass Jordy Nelson 66 yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick)
13 2014-10-02 @ GNB W, 42-10 2 49 interception Julius Peppers 49 yard interception return (Mason Crosby kick)
14 2014-10-02 @ GNB W, 42-10 2 11 pass Davante Adams 11 yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick)
15 2014-10-02 @ GNB W, 42-10 3 11 rush Eddie Lacy 11 yard rush (Mason Crosby kick)
16 2014-10-02 @ GNB W, 42-10 3 10 rush Eddie Lacy 10 yard rush (Mason Crosby kick)
17 2014-10-12 DET W, 17-3 1 9 pass Theo Riddick 9 yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick)
18 2014-10-12 DET W, 17-3 4 1 rush Joique Bell 1 yard rush (Matt Prater kick)
19 2014-10-19 @ BUF W, 17-16 2 26 pass Sammy Watkins 26 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Dan Carpenter kick)
20 2014-10-19 @ BUF W, 17-16 4 2 pass Sammy Watkins 2 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Dan Carpenter kick)