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2014 Minnesota Vikings

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4-7-0, Currently 4th place in NFC North Division  · 2014 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.1, Offense: -5.5, Defense: 2.4, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 202 points (18.4/g), 27th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 244 points (22.2/g), 15th.
 Differential of -42 points (-3.8/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 4.3-6.7.

Coach: Mike Zimmer (4-7-0)
 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: November 26, 2014
PlayerPosStatusInjuryComment
Dom DeCiccoLBInjured Reservehipis on injured reserve
Brandon FuscoOLInjured Reserveshoulderis on injured reserve
Phil LoadholtTInjured Reservepectoralis on injured reserve
Mistral RaymondSInjured Reservelegis on injured reserve
Josh SamudaGInjured Reserveankleis on injured reserve
Matt CasselQBInjured Reservefootis on injured reserve
Adrian PetersonRBOutpersonal/legalis out indefinitely
Matt KalilTQuestionablekneeis questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina
Cordarrelle PattersonWRQuestionableknee/shoulderis questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina
Chase FordTEQuestionablehamstring/footis questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina
Anthony BarrLBQuestionablekneeis questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina
Harrison SmithSQuestionableshoulder/ankleis questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina
Sharrif FloydDTQuestionablekneeis questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina
Greg JenningsWRProbableribis probable for Sunday's game against Carolina
Kyle RudolphTEProbableabdomen/groinis probable for Sunday's game against Carolina
Matt AsiataRBProbableconcussionis probable for Sunday's game against Carolina
Mike HarrisTProbableankleis probable for Sunday's game against Carolina
Jarius WrightWRProbablehamstringis probable for Sunday's game against Carolina
Jerick McKinnonRBProbablebackis probable for Sunday's game against Carolina

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
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 202 3399 690 4.9 14 1 23 201 221 377 2117 9 13 5.2 117 279 1282 9 4.6 61 Opp 0.0 0:00
Team Defense 244 3767 693 5.4 14 4 23 220 242 359 2459 19 10 6.3 131 303 1308 9 4.3 66 Opp 0.0 0:00
Lg Rank Offense 27 30 9 1 25 18 29 32 28 31 23 13 8 8 23 19 8 20 21 26 27
Lg Rank Defense 15 12 22 27 15 4 7 20 16 14 21 21 19 19 21 21 15 24 14 14 18

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week 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
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 1-1 New England Patriots 7 30 17 217 163 54 4 16 292 142 150
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 1-2 @ New Orleans Saints 9 20 13 247 188 59 27 396 288 108
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-2 Atlanta Falcons 41 28 26 558 317 241 23 411 288 123 2
5 Thu October 2 boxscore L 2-3 @ Green Bay Packers 10 42 20 299 188 111 3 15 320 164 156 1
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-4 Detroit Lions 3 17 15 212 143 69 3 18 255 155 100
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-5 @ Buffalo Bills 16 17 16 276 118 158 2 22 373 255 118 4
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W OT 3-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19 13 22 332 235 97 15 225 159 66 2
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 4-5 Washington Redskins 29 26 24 352 252 100 21 347 225 122 1
10 Bye Week
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 4-6 @ Chicago Bears 13 21 10 243 147 96 1 24 468 330 138 2
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 4-7 Green Bay Packers 21 24 20 308 196 112 1 24 362 207 155
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. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
5 Teddy Bridgewater 22 qb 8 8 158 262 60.3 1689 6 2.3 7 2.7 52 6.4 5.7 10.7 211.1 75.7 22 146 5.43 4.75 7.7 0 0
16 Matt Cassel 32 QB 3 3 41 71 57.7 425 3 4.2 4 5.6 28 6.0 4.3 10.4 141.7 65.8 6 39 5.01 3.45 7.8 0 0
7 Christian Ponder 26 2 2 22 44 50.0 222 0 0.0 2 4.5 18 5.0 3.0 10.1 111.0 45.8 6 34 3.76 1.96 12.0 0 0
Team Total 25.6 11 221 377 58.6 2336 9 2.4 13 3.4 52 6.2 5.1 10.6 212.4 70.3 34 219 5.15 4.17 8.3 0 0
Opp Total 11 242 359 67.4 2620 19 5.3 10 2.8 7.3 7.10 10.8 238.2 94.7 31 161 6.3 6.1 7.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. 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
31 Jerick McKinnon 22 11 11 113 538 0 55 4.8 48.9 10.3 41 27 135 5.0 0 17 2.5 12.3 673 0 0
44 Matt Asiata 27 RB 10 10 85 279 6 12 3.3 27.9 8.5 40 25 211 8.4 1 41 2.5 21.1 490 7 1
5 Teddy Bridgewater 22 qb 8 8 28 129 1 16 4.6 16.1 3.5 129 1 1
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
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 11 11 8 113 1 67 14.1 10.3 0.7 61 30 350 11.7 1 28 2.7 31.8 463 2 0
23 Joe Banyard 26 3 3 5 26 0 8 5.2 8.7 1.7 5 5 30 6.0 0 10 1.7 10.0 56 0 0
7 Christian Ponder 26 2 2 4 16 1 8 4.0 8.0 2.0 16 1 0
42 Jerome Felton 28 fb 4 4 3 24 0 21 8.0 6.0 0.8 24 0 0
17 Jarius Wright 25 10 10 2 16 0 21 8.0 1.6 0.2 43 26 315 12.1 0 52 2.6 31.5 331 0 0
34 Andrew Sendejo 27 5 5 1 48 0 48 48.0 9.6 0.2 48 0 0
15 Greg Jennings 31 WR 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 66 40 501 12.5 3 38 3.6 45.5 501 3 0
86 Chase Ford 24 te 8 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 21 229 10.9 1 21 2.6 28.6 229 1 0
12 Charles Johnson 25 6 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 15 199 13.3 1 24 2.5 33.2 199 1 0
82 Kyle Rudolph 25 TE 4 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 13 146 11.2 1 23 3.3 36.5 146 1 0
85 Rhett Ellison 26 TE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 12 129 10.8 1 24 1.1 11.7 129 1 0
19 Adam Thielen 24 wr 8 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 4 57 14.3 0 17 0.5 7.1 57 0 0
87 MarQueis Gray 24 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 16 16.0 0 16 16 0 0
Team Total 25.6 11 279 1282 9 67 4.6 116.5 25.4 374 221 2336 10.6 9 52 20.1 212.4 3618 18 6
Opp Total 11 303 1308 9 4.3 118.9 27.5 242 2459 10.2 19 22.0 223.5 3767 28 14

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
84 Cordarrelle Patterson 23 WR 11 11 25 636 0 49 25.4 1099
35 Marcus Sherels 27 11 11 21 174 0 24 8.3 3 93 0 46 31.0 267
85 Rhett Ellison 26 TE 11 11 2 23 0 14 11.5 152
42 Jerome Felton 28 fb 4 4 2 23 0 14 11.5 47
19 Adam Thielen 24 wr 8 8 2 33 0 21 16.5 90
44 Matt Asiata 27 RB 10 10 1 4 0 4 4.0 494
86 Chase Ford 24 te 8 8 1 12 0 12 12.0 241
87 MarQueis Gray 24 0 4 1 14 0 14 14.0 30
Team Total 25.6 11 21 174 0 24 8.3 37 838 0 49 22.6 4630
Opp Total 11 32 228 0 7.1 14 289 0 20.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. 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 11 11 58 2561 62 0 44.2
3 Blair Walsh 24 k 11 11 1 1 3 3 6 5 8 6 6 5 24 20 83.3% 16 16 100.0%
Team Total 25.6 11 1 1 3 3 6 5 8 6 6 5 24 20 83.3% 16 16 100.0% 58 2561 62 0 44.2
Opp Total 11 16 12 75.0% 29 28 96.6% 54 2461 0 45.6

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
36 Robert Blanton 25 SS 11 11 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 53 24
55 Anthony Barr 22 SLB 11 11 4.0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 27 1 52 14
22 Harrison Smith 25 FS 11 11 1.0 4 139 1 81 8 1 0 0 0 0 49 12
52 Chad Greenway 31 WLB 8 8 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 39 26
24 Captain Munnerlyn 26 LCB 11 11 2 1 0 1 4 40 9
54 Jasper Brinkley 29 MLB 11 11 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 34 15
97 Everson Griffen 27 RE 11 11 9.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 32 10
29 Xavier Rhodes 24 RCB 11 11 1 0 0 0 11 26 8
73 Sharrif Floyd 22 DT 10 10 3.5 23 11
21 Josh Robinson 23 nb 9 9 2 -1 0 0 6 28 1
98 Linval Joseph 26 NT 11 11 2.5 21 12
50 Gerald Hodges 23 wlb 6 6 0 0 0 0 2 23 5
92 Tom Johnson 30 11 11 5.5 1 0 0 0 0 10 6
96 Brian Robison 31 LE 11 11 3.5 10 7
93 Shamar Stephen 23 9 9 10 3
99 Corey Wootton 27 7 7 0 0 0 0 1 7 3
57 Audie Cole 25 5 5 7 1
39 Jabari Price 22 4 4 7 1
34 Andrew Sendejo 27 5 5 6 1
35 Marcus Sherels 27 11 11 5 1
19 Adam Thielen 24 wr 8 8 4 3
56 Michael Mauti 24 5 5 4 1
46 Cullen Loeffler 33 3 3 4 0
85 Rhett Ellison 26 TE 11 11 3 0
16 Matt Cassel 32 QB 3 3 0 3 2 -29 0
44 Matt Asiata 27 RB 10 10 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
87 MarQueis Gray 24 0 4 2 0
15 Greg Jennings 31 WR 11 11 2 0
23 Joe Banyard 26 3 3 1 0
61 Joe Berger 32 rg 1 1 1 0
95 Scott Crichton 23 1 1 1 0
32 Antone Exum 23 2 2 0 2
12 Charles Johnson 25 6 6 1 0
75 Matt Kalil 25 LT 1 1 1 0
31 Jerick McKinnon 22 11 11 1 0
7 Christian Ponder 26 2 2 1 0
27 Shaun Prater 25 3 1 1 0
17 Jarius Wright 25 10 10 1 0
5 Teddy Bridgewater 22 qb 8 8 0 1 0 0 0
71 Phil Loadholt 28 RT 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
65 John Sullivan 29 C 1 0 1 0 -19 0
Team Total 25.6 11 31.0 10 140 1 81 40 7 6 8 -21 1 511 176
Opp Total 11 34 0 14 4 0 0

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. 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 11 11 16 20 76
44 Matt Asiata 27 RB 10 10 6 1 7 1 44
15 Greg Jennings 31 WR 11 11 3 3 18
84 Cordarrelle Patterson 23 WR 11 11 1 1 2 12
85 Rhett Ellison 26 TE 11 11 1 1 1 8
55 Anthony Barr 22 SLB 11 11 1 1 6
5 Teddy Bridgewater 22 qb 8 8 1 1 6
86 Chase Ford 24 te 8 8 1 1 6
12 Charles Johnson 25 6 6 1 1 1 6
7 Christian Ponder 26 2 2 1 1 6
82 Kyle Rudolph 25 TE 4 4 1 1 6
22 Harrison Smith 25 FS 11 11 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 11 9 9 1 1 20 3 16 20 200
Opp Total 11 9 19 1 28 12 244

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)
12 2014-10-26 @ TAM W, 19-13 3 17 pass Greg Jennings 17 yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick)
13 2014-10-26 @ TAM W, 19-13 5 27 fumble Anthony Barr 27 yard fumble return
14 2014-11-02 WAS W, 29-26 2 20 pass Chase Ford 20 yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick)
15 2014-11-02 WAS W, 29-26 3 1 rush Matt Asiata 1 yard rush (Blair Walsh kick)
16 2014-11-02 WAS W, 29-26 4 7 rush Matt Asiata 7 yard rush (Blair Walsh kick)
17 2014-11-02 WAS W, 29-26 4 1 rush Matt Asiata 1 yard rush (Matt Asiata run)
18 2014-11-16 @ CHI L, 13-21 1 7 pass Rhett Ellison 7 yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick)
19 2014-11-23 GNB L, 21-24 2 22 pass Charles Johnson 22 yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick)
20 2014-11-23 GNB L, 21-24 4 5 pass Greg Jennings 5 yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Charles Johnson pass from Teddy Bridgewater)

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)
21 2014-10-26 @ TAM L, 13-19 4 7 pass Austin Seferian-Jenkins 7 yard pass from Mike Glennon (Patrick Murray kick)
22 2014-11-02 WAS L, 26-29 2 14 rush Alfred Morris 14 yard rush (Kai Forbath kick)
23 2014-11-02 WAS L, 26-29 3 13 pass DeSean Jackson 13 yard pass from Robert Griffin (Kai Forbath kick)
24 2014-11-02 WAS L, 26-29 4 2 rush Alfred Morris 2 yard rush (run failed)
25 2014-11-16 @ CHI W, 21-13 2 27 pass Alshon Jeffery 27 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)
26 2014-11-16 @ CHI W, 21-13 2 44 pass Brandon Marshall 44 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)
27 2014-11-16 @ CHI W, 21-13 4 4 pass Brandon Marshall 4 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)
28 2014-11-23 GNB W, 24-21 1 1 rush Eddie Lacy 1 yard rush (Mason Crosby kick)
29 2014-11-23 GNB W, 24-21 2 1 pass Richard Rodgers 1 yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick)
30 2014-11-23 GNB W, 24-21 4 10 pass Eddie Lacy 10 yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick)