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Minnesota Vikings (5-7)


Sun. 11/21 Sun. 11/28 Sun. 12/5 Thu. 12/9 Mon. 12/20
vs. GB
W 34-31
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@ SF
L 26-34
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@ Det
L 27-29
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vs. Pit
5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET1:20 GMT9:20 6:20 PM MST8:20 PM EST7:20 PM CT5:20 UAE (+1)20:20 ET23:20
@ Chi
5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET1:15 GMT9:15 6:15 PM MST8:15 PM EST7:15 PM CT5:15 UAE (+1)20:15 ET23:15

Passive defense yields demise for Vikes, puts season on edge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The aggressive, clever and confident defense that became a hallmark of the Minnesota Vikings under coach Mike Zimmer has been mostly missing for two years, and this vanishing act was never more pronounced than the last drive in Detroit on Sunday.

Pass by pass, Jared Goff led the Lions on a methodical 75-yard march to their first victory of the year with a touchdown that ended the game.

The Vikings (5-7) were supposed to use the afternoon to rejuvenate their push for the postseason. By losing on yet another as-time-expired play, they've not only put the playoffs but the jobs of Zimmer and his staff in further jeopardy.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Green Bay 930.750
Minnesota 570.417
Chicago 480.333
Detroit 1101.125
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: K. Cousins3353
Pass TDs: K. Cousins25
Rush Yds: D. Cook773
Rush TDs: D. Cook4
Rec Yds: J. Jefferson1209
Rec TDs: A. Thielen10
Int: E. Kendricks2
Sacks: D. Hunter6.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4619 (8)
Passing Yards: 3388 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1359 (15)
Points per game: 25.7 (11)
Yards per game: 384.9 (6)
Touchdowns: 32 (16)
Field Goals: 24 (5)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4584 (29)
Passing Yards: 3256 (24)
Rushing Yards: 1578 (29)
Points per game: 25.4 (25)
Yards per game: 382.0 (30)
Touchdowns: 32 (21)
Field Goals: 24 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/6 J. Bargas pract. squad add
12/6 M. Dorn pract. squad add
12/6 K. Willekes pract. squad add
12/4 E. Yarbrough cut
12/4 J. Bargas active/prac. squad
12/4 M. Dorn active/prac. squad
12/4 K. Willekes active/prac. squad COVID-19 Replacement
12/3 D. Tomlinson reinstated
12/2 D. Tomlinson reinstated
12/2 D. Tomlinson Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List COVID-19
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/5 D. Cook shoulder (Out)
12/5 A. Barr knee, hamstring (Questionable)
12/5 C. Darrisaw ankle (Out)
12/5 C. Bynum ankle (Out)
12/5 M. Alexander ribs (Questionable)
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