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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 -3.3, Offense: -5.5, Defense: 2.3, SoS: 0.6, 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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
qb Matt Cassel 32 9 3 New England Patriots / 7th / 230th pick / 2005
rb Matt Asiata 27 2 4
WR Greg Jennings 31 8 8 40 catches for 501 yards, 3 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 52nd pick / 2006
WR Cordarrelle Patterson 23 1 7 30 catches for 350 yards, 1 td, & 8 rushes for 113 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 29th pick / 2013
TE Rhett Ellison 26 2 10 12 catches for 129 yards, 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 128th pick / 2012
te Kyle Rudolph 25 3 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2011
LE Brian Robison 31 7 11 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 102nd pick / 2007
LT Matt Kalil 25 2 11 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 2012
LG Charlie Johnson 30 8 7 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 199th pick / 2006
C John Sullivan 29 6 11 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 187th pick / 2008
rg Brandon Fusco 26 3 3 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 172nd pick / 2011
RT Phil Loadholt 28 5 11 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 2009
RE Everson Griffen 27 4 11 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 2010
 Defensive Starters
DT Sharrif Floyd 22 1 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 23rd pick / 2013
NT Linval Joseph 26 4 11 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 46th pick / 2010
SLB Anthony Barr 22 Rook 11 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2014
MLB Jasper Brinkley 29 5 8 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 150th pick / 2009
WLB Chad Greenway 31 7 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 2006
LCB Captain Munnerlyn 26 5 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 7th / 216th pick / 2009
RCB Xavier Rhodes 24 1 11 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2013
SS Robert Blanton 25 2 11 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 139th pick / 2012
FS Harrison Smith 25 2 11 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 29th pick / 2012

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
44 Matt Asiata 27 FB 10 4 229 5-11 Utah 7/24/1987 2
23 Joe Banyard 26 RB 10 0 213 5-11 Texas-El Paso 11/12/1988 2
55 Anthony Barr 22 OLB 11 11 255 6-5 UCLA 3/18/1992 Rook Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2014
61 Joe Berger 32 T 11 4 303 6-5 Michigan Tech 5/25/1982 9 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 207th pick / 2005
36 Robert Blanton 25 CB 11 11 208 6-1 Notre Dame 9/7/1989 2 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 139th pick / 2012
5 Teddy Bridgewater 22 QB 8 7 214 6-2 Louisville 11/10/1992 Rook Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 32nd pick / 2014
54 Jasper Brinkley 29 LB 11 8 275 6-2 South Carolina 7/12/1985 5 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 150th pick / 2009
16 Matt Cassel 32 QB 3 3 230 6-5 USC 5/17/1982 9 New England Patriots / 7th / 230th pick / 2005
57 Audie Cole 25 ILB 11 0 246 6-4 North Carolina St. 6/1/1989 2 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 210th pick / 2012
95 Scott Crichton 23 DE 4 0 273 6-3 Oregon St. 10/31/1991 Rook Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 2014
49 Dom DeCicco 26 LB 0 230 6-4 9/11/1988 3
62 Vlad Ducasse 27 G 8 4 326 6-5 Massachusetts 10/15/1987 4 New York Jets / 2nd / 61st pick / 2010
85 Rhett Ellison 26 FB 11 10 251 6-5 USC 10/3/1988 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 128th pick / 2012
32 Antone Exum 23 CB 10 0 213 6-0 Virginia Tech 2/27/1991 Rook Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 182nd pick / 2014
42 Jerome Felton 28 RB 11 3 246 6-0 Furman 7/3/1986 6 Detroit Lions / 5th / 146th pick / 2008
73 Sharrif Floyd 22 DT 10 9 297 6-3 Florida 5/28/1992 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 23rd pick / 2013
86 Chase Ford 24 TE 8 5 245 6-6 Miami (FL) 7/19/1990 2
63 Brandon Fusco 26 OL 3 3 302 6-4 Slippery Rock 7/26/1988 3 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 172nd pick / 2011
52 Chad Greenway 31 LB 8 8 240 6-2 Iowa 1/12/1983 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 2006
97 Everson Griffen 27 DE 11 11 280 6-3 USC 12/22/1987 4 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 2010
8 Chandler Harnish 26 QB 0 219 6-2 Northern Illinois 7/28/1988 2 Indianapolis Colts / 7th / 253rd pick / 2012
79 Mike Harris 26 T 7 0 310 6-5 UCLA 12/5/1988 2
50 Gerald Hodges 23 OLB 9 3 243 6-1 Penn St. 1/17/1991 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 120th pick / 2013
15 Greg Jennings 31 WR 11 8 195 5-11 West. Michigan 9/21/1983 8 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 52nd pick / 2006
12 Charles Johnson 25 WR 9 3 215 6-2 Grand Valley St. 2/27/1989 1 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 216th pick / 2013
74 Charlie Johnson 30 T 7 7 302 6-3 Oklahoma St. 5/2/1984 8 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 199th pick / 2006
92 Tom Johnson 30 DT 11 1 288 6-3 Southern Miss 8/30/1984 3
98 Linval Joseph 26 DT 11 11 328 6-4 East Carolina 10/10/1988 4 New York Giants / 2nd / 46th pick / 2010
75 Matt Kalil 25 OT 11 11 306 6-6 USC 7/6/1989 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 2012
48 Zach Line 25 FB 0 230 6-1 SMU 4/26/1989 1
71 Phil Loadholt 28 T 11 11 343 6-8 Oklahoma 1/21/1986 5 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 2009
18 Jeff Locke 25 P 11 0 209 6-0 UCLA 9/27/1989 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 155th pick / 2013
46 Cullen Loeffler 33 C 11 0 241 6-5 Texas 1/27/1981 10
56 Michael Mauti 24 OLB 8 0 243 6-2 Penn St. 1/19/1990 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 213th pick / 2013
31 Jerick McKinnon 22 RB 11 6 209 Georgia Southern 5/3/1992 Rook Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 96th pick / 2014
24 Captain Munnerlyn 26 DB 11 11 182 5-9 South Carolina 4/10/1988 5 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 216th pick / 2009
84 Cordarrelle Patterson 23 WR 11 7 216 6-2 Tennessee 3/17/1991 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 29th pick / 2013
28 Adrian Peterson 29 RB 1 1 217 6-2 Oklahoma 3/21/1985 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2007
7 Christian Ponder 26 QB 2 1 222 6-2 Florida St. 2/25/1988 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 12th pick / 2011
27 Shaun Prater 25 CB 8 0 190 5-10 Iowa 10/27/1989 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 156th pick / 2012
39 Jabari Price 22 CB 10 0 200 5-11 North Carolina 8/31/1992 Rook Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 225th pick / 2014
41 Mistral Raymond 27 DB 0 191 6-1 South Florida 9/7/1987 3 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 170th pick / 2011
29 Xavier Rhodes 24 CB 11 11 210 6-2 Florida St. 6/19/1990 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2013
78 Antonio Richardson 22 T 0 327 6-6 Tennessee 2/24/1992 Rook
21 Josh Robinson 23 CB 11 3 199 5-10 Central Florida 1/8/1991 2 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 66th pick / 2012
96 Brian Robison 31 DE 11 11 258 6-2 Texas 4/28/1983 7 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 102nd pick / 2007
82 Kyle Rudolph 25 TE 5 4 265 6-5 Notre Dame 11/9/1989 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2011
64 Josh Samuda 26 G 0 310 6-3 Massachusetts 12/23/1988 2
34 Andrew Sendejo 27 DB 11 0 225 6-1 Rice 9/9/1987 4
35 Marcus Sherels 27 DB 11 0 175 5-10 Minnesota 9/30/1987 4
22 Harrison Smith 25 FS 11 11 212 6-2 Notre Dame 2/2/1989 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 29th pick / 2012
93 Shamar Stephen 23 DT 11 1 309 6-5 Connecticut 2/25/1991 Rook Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 220th pick / 2014
65 John Sullivan 29 C 11 11 300 6-4 Notre Dame 8/8/1985 6 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 187th pick / 2008
33 Ben Tate 26 RB 8 214 5-11 Auburn 8/21/1988 3 Houston Texans / 2nd / 58th pick / 2010
19 Adam Thielen 24 WR 11 2 200 6-3 Minn State-Mankato 8/22/1990 1
3 Blair Walsh 24 K 11 0 186 5-9 Georgia 1/8/1990 2 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 175th pick / 2012
Brandon Watts 23 OLB 0 225 6-0 Georgia Tech 1/21/1991 Rook Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 223rd pick / 2014
72 Austin Wentworth 24 T 2 0 303 6-5 Fresno State 5/10/1990 Rook
99 Corey Wootton 27 DE 10 0 271 6-6 Northwestern 6/22/1987 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 109th pick / 2010
17 Jarius Wright 25 WR 11 4 182 5-10 Arkansas 11/25/1989 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 2012
66 David Yankey 22 OG 0 315 6-6 Stanford 1/18/1992 Rook Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 145th pick / 2014
Team Total 25.6 11 244.4 6-2.3 2.7