Dolphins at Vikings Preview: Matchups, Injuries, Predictions

Nov 25, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports
n three of the last four games, the Vikings' opponents have found success doubling and bracketing Thielen and Diggs, forcing Kirk Cousins to spread the ball around.

What Can Vikings Fans Expect From Kevin Stefanski?

Zimmer put it as succinctly as possible when asked about why Stefanski is a better fit than DeFilippo: "I felt like I don't want the season to be wasted."

BREAKING: Vikings Fire OC John DeFilippo

Jul 28, 2018; Eagan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo at Vikings training camp at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport reported minutes ago that the Vikings have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. The news comes in the wake of the Vikings managing just 276 yards and seven points in Seattle on Monday night, and zero points while the game was still in doubt. DeFilippo was in his first season as the Vikings' play-caller.

Vikings Offense Lays Egg, Falls in Seattle

Dec 10, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) escapes from pressure by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed (90) during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
They do not get much more brutal than this for Vikings fans. For all the fanfare with this team at the start of the season, the money paid to the quarterback, the hotshot young play-caller, none of it has produced fruit these past few weeks. And it hit rock bottom tonight, as the Vikings failed to put a single point on the board until the final minutes, falling 21-7.

Charting Cousins Week 13 – Vikings at Patriots

In week 13, the Vikings fell on the road to the Patriots. Kirk Cousins struggled all day, checking down despite receivers being open down the field. Much of this was due to a great gameplan by the Patriots. They confused Cousins before the snap...

Vikings at Seahawks Week 14 Injury Report

Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Trae Waynes (26) celebrates in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
While several key Vikings players are banged up, it appears that most will be ready to go for Monday Night Football in Seattle. Only one starter, Trae Waynes, has been ruled out.

Vikings at Seahawks Preview: Matchups and Predictions

Nov 4, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) celebrates a sack during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
The matchup of the Seahawks' run game against the Vikings' run defense is going to on the whole be a key to this game. But Kendricks and Carson are the two featuring players in it.

Where the Vikings Fit Within the NFC Playoff Picture

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Disappointment with this Vikings team is warranted. They were not supposed to be clawing for a playoff spot, they were supposed to stand atop the hill. Still, there is reason for optimism with regard to the postseason. For all the lackluster performances, they still sit in wild card position, in control of their own playoff destiny.

Harris and Weatherly: Unsung Playmakers in Vikings’ Defense

The Vikings' defensive depth has been tested all year, yet the defense has improved week-to-week, now somewhat resembling last year's top unit. And along the way, Minnesota has learned that they have some players that, for years, have lurked behind starters, waiting for their chance. No better examples exist than Stephen Weatherly and Anthony Harris.

Vikings May Have Two Coordinators on the Hot Seat

Jul 28, 2018; Eagan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo at Vikings training camp at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings were supposed to be among the NFC elites. They were supposed to be pushing the Saints and Rams for the best record in the conference. They were supposed to run away with the division. Yet, here they stand, four games remaining, a game and a half back of the Bears in the NFC North, narrowly clutching to the second wild card spot. 

Vikings Offense Disappears, Patriots Win 24-10

Dec 2, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones (31) reacts after an interception during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
In what has become an all-too-familiar roller coaster of offensive production, the Vikings hit another valley on Sunday. They amassing just 278 total yards and 10 points in Foxboro. Pending Monday night's game, the Vikings could enter week 14 on the outside of the playoff hunt looking in. 

New England Patriots Week 13 Preview: Defensive Strategy vs Minnesota Vikings

The New England Patriots won their eighth game of the 2018 season with a 27-13 road victory last Sunday at the New York Jets. New England has once again taken control of the AFC East and also set themselves up to finish with a...

New England Patriots Week 13 Preview: Offensive Strategy vs Minnesota Vikings

The New England Patriots won their eighth game of the 2018 season with a 27-13 road victory last Sunday at the New York Jets. New England has once again taken control of the AFC East and also set themselves up to finish with a...

Charting Cousins: Week 12 vs. Packers

Nov 25, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) drops back to pass in the first quarter against Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
In week 12, the Vikings earned a huge victory against the Packers, propelling back into the playoff discussion. Kirk Cousins played one of his better games of the year as he outdueled Aaron Rodgers. 

Week 13 Vikings at Patriots Preview: Matchups and Predictions

Minnesota's struggles with covering backs in the passing game has been a focus of opponents since week four. Last week, the linebackers were better, making some big defensive plays when Aaron Rodgers tried to take shots with his backs. But New England uses their running back as much as anyone in football.

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