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  • REGULAR SEASON WEEK NINE MINNESOTA VIKINGS BYE WEEK

  • W E E K 9 - B Y E W E E K

    WEEK 9 - BYE WEEK

    WEEKLY MEDIA SCHEDULE Wednesday, November 1 - Sunday, November 5 No media access Monday, November 6 1:00 p.m. – Open locker room Tuesday, November 7 No media access Wednesday, November 8 11:00 a.m. – Zimmer press conference & open locker room 1:00 p.m. – Practice (filming available at beginning) Thursday, November 9 11:00 a.m. – Coordinator press conference & open locker room 1:00 p.m. – Practice (filming available at beginning) Friday, November 10 11:00 a.m. – Practice (filming available at beginning) 12:30 p.m. – Zimmer press conference & open locker room Saturday, November 11 No media access Sunday, November 12 Noon – Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins on FOX *Practice open to media at the beginning Reminder - No tweeting during open portion of practice and no live streaming during any Vikings media availbilities unless previously approved

    Following a 33-16 victory over the Cleveland Browns at Twickenham Stadium in London, England, the Minnesota Vikings (6-2) have matched their best start through 8 games under Mike Zimmer. The Vikings currently have a 4-game winning streak, tied for the 3rd-best streak in the NFL and also the 3rd-longest streak since Zimmer become head coach in 2014. Minnesota holds a 4-1 home mark and a 2-1 record on the road in the 1st half the season. Despite having key offensive starters miss extended time due to injuries, the Vikings offense ranks 13th in the NFL in total yards per game (358.5) after 8 games, a vast improvement from ranking last after 8 contests in 2016 (298.8). The Vikings offense has been led by the consistent play from WR Adam Thielen, who is 2nd in the NFL with 627 receiving yards. Thielen is the only player in the NFL to have 5+ receptions in every game this season. QBs Case Keenum has stepped in to start 6 games, posting a 4-2 record and compling 7 TDs, 3 INTs and an 88.8 passer rating. RBs Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray have filled the void left by rookie starter RB Dalvin Cook helping the Vikings rush for 528 yards (132.0 per game) in the last 4 contests, 4th in the NFL since Week 5. McKinnon has totaled 424 yards from scrimmage (261 rushing, 163 receiving) in the last 4 games, the 6th-best mark in the NFL in that span. Murray registered his 1st 100-yard game as a Viking rushing for 113 yards and 1st Viking TD on 18 attempts (6.3 avg) vs. Baltimore (10/22). The Vikings defense has held opponents to 282.1 yards per game (3rd in the NFL) and 16.9 points per game (4th in the NFL). The Vikings defense has fared well against both the run and the pass this season limiting opponents to 81.4 rushing yards per game (4th in the NFL) and 200.8 passing yards per game (7th in the NFL), 1 of the 3 teams (DEN and CAR) in the NFL to rank in the top 10 in each category. DE Everson Griffen has secured a sack in 8 straight games tying the franchise record and is 1 of 2 defenders in the NFL to have at least 1.0 sack in every game in 2017 (D. Lawrence, DAL). Griffen is tied for 2nd in the NFL with 10.0 sacks this season, the 3rd time in his career he has reached double digits (12.0 in 2014, 10.5 in 2015). LB Eric Kendricks leads the Vikings with 80 tackles and has tied his career high with 13 tackles on 3 separate occasions this season (at PIT, vs BAL, at CLE). S Harrison Smith has snagged a team-leading 3 INTs this season, ranking tied for 3rd in the NFL.

    BYE WEEK SUMMARY2017 VIKINGS SCHEDULE PRESEASON (2-2)

    Date Opponent Time (CT) TV/Results 8/10 (Thurs.) at Buffalo 6:00 p.m. W, 17-10 8/18 (Fri.) at Seattle 9:00 p.m. L, 13-20 8/27 (Sun.) SAN FRANCISCO 7:00 p.m. W, 32-31 8/31 (Thurs.) MIAMI 7:00 p.m. L, 9-30

    REGULAR SEASON (6-2) Date Opponent Time (CT) TV/Results 9/11 (Mon.) NEW ORLEANS 6:10 p.m. W, 29-19 9/17 (Sun.) at Pittsburgh Noon L, 9-26 9/24 (Sun.) TAMPA BAY Noon W, 34-17 10/1 (Sun.) DETROIT Noon L, 7-14 10/9 (Mon.) at Chicago 7:30 p.m. W, 20-17 10/15 (Sun.) GREEN BAY Noon W, 23-10 10/22 (Sun.) BALTIMORE Noon W, 24-16 10/29 (Sun.) at Cleveland (London) 8:30 a.m. W, 33-16 11/5 (Sun.) BYE WEEK 11/12 (Sun.) at Washington Noon* FOX 11/19 (Sun.) LOS ANGELES RAMS Noon* FOX 11/23 (Thurs.) at Detroit 11:30 a.m. FOX 12/3 (Sun.) at Atlanta Noon* FOX 12/10 (Sun.) at Carolina Noon* CBS 12/17 (Sun.) CINCINNATI Noon* CBS 12/23 (Sat.) at Green Bay 7:30 p.m. NBC 12/31 (Sun.) CHICAGO Noon* FOX *Game-time subject to change due to flexible scheduling

    NORSEMAN NOTABLES • The Vikings defense has been one of the stingiest in the NFL on 3rd down, holding

    opponents to 27.7% (28/101) 3rd-down conversion rate, the 2nd-best mark in the NFL. • Since Week 5, RB Jerick McKinnon is the only player in the NFL with 20+ receptions and

    4+ TDs. McKinnon has played in only 60.4% (180/298) of the offensive snaps since Week 5. • Vikings DE Everson Griffen has a sack in 8 consecutive games, tying the longest streak

    in Vikings history - DE Jim Marshall (1969) and DE Jared Allen (2011) also had a sack in 8 consecutive contests.

    • TE Kyle Rudolph has caught 7 of his 8 RZ targets, the 2nd-most RZ receptions by a TE this season, and has caught 3 RZ TDs, tied for 4th in the NFL among all TEs.

    • The Vikings offense is 1st in the NFL with 37 plays of 20+ yards - 28 passing (tied for 5th in NFL) and 9 rushing (tied 2nd in NFL).

    • The Vikings have 8 scoring drives of 80+ yards in 2017, 4 more than they totaled in all of 2016. • The Vikings defense is 1 of 3 in the NFL with at least 24 sacks and 7 INTs (PIT and JAX). • The Vikings passing attack has totaled a 94.0 passer rating, 10th in the NFL in 2017. • K Kai Forbath is tied with Greg Zuerlein (LAR) for the NFL lead in FGs with 21 in 2017 and

    has connected on 15 consecutive FGs, including going 10/10 the last 2 games. • The Vikings have allowed only 10 sacks this season, tied for the 3rd fewest in the NFL.

  • VIKINGS VITALS • Offensive and Defensive Statistics

    • Rosters and Depth Chart • Participation Chart

    • How The Vikings Were Built • Roster Moves

    • Game-By-Game Statistics • The Last Time

  • W E E K 9 - B Y E W E E K

    2017 VIKINGS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS Won 6, Lost 2 9/11 W, 29-19 vs New Orleans 66,606 9/17 L, 9-26 at Pittsburgh 65,971 9/24 W, 34-17 vs Tampa Bay 66,390 10/1 L, 7-14 vs Detroit 66,730 10/9 W, 20-17 at Chicago 61,834 10/15 W, 23-10 vs Green Bay 66,848 10/22 W, 24-16 vs Baltimore 66,751 10/29 W, 33-16 at Cleveland (London) 74,237 11/12 at Washington 11/19 vs Los Angeles Rams 11/23 at Detroit 12/3 at Atlanta 12/10 at Carolina 12/17 vs Cincinnati 12/23 at Green Bay 12/31 vs Chicago

    Minnesota Opponent Total First Downs 161 142 Rushing 43 30 Passing 97 96 Penalty 21 16 3rd Down: Made/Att 47/110 28/101 3rd Down Pct. 42.7% 27.7% 4th Down: Made/Att 0/5 4/6 4th Down Pct. 0.0% 66.7% Possession Avg. 31:27 28:33 Total Net Yards 2,868 2,257 Avg. Per Game 358.5 282.1 Total Plays 526 491 Avg. Per Play 5.5 4.6 Net Yards Rushing 960 651 Avg. Per Game 120.0 81.4 Total Rushes 239 188 Net Yards Passing 1,908 1,606 Avg. Per Game 238.5 200.8 Sacked/Yards Lost 10/84 24/171 Gross Yards 1,992 1,777 Attempts/Completions 277/181 279/175 Completion Pct. 65.3% 62.7% Had Intercepted 3 7 Punts/Average 34/41.1 44/45.2 Net Punting Avg. 39.9 40.4 Penalties/Yards 48/483 53/457 Fumbles/Ball Lost 9/5 11/3 Touchdowns 17 12 Rushing 7 3 Passing 10 9 Returns 0 0

    Score By Periods Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Pts Vikings 16 69 56 38 - 179 Opponents 24 33 47 31 - 135

    Scoring TD Ru Pa Rt PAT FG 2Pt Pts K.Forbath 0 0 0 0 12/16 21/22 0 75 J. McKinnon 4 3 1 0 0/0 0/0 1 26 S.Diggs 4 0 4 0 0/0 0/0 0 24 K.Rudolph 3 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0 18 D. Cook 2 2 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 12 C.J. Ham 1 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 6 J. Wright 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 6 A. Thielen 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 6 L. Murray 1 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 6 Vikings 17 7 10 0 12/16 21/22 1 179 Opponents 12 3 9 0 9/10 16/18 2 135 2-Pt. Conversions: Team 1/1, Opponents: 2/2 Sacks: E.Griffen 10.0, D. Hunter 3.0, L. Joseph 2.5, Tom Johnson 2.0, H. Smith 1.5, A. Barr 1.0, S. Stephen 1.0, E. Kendricks 1.0, B. Robison 1.0, Team 1.0 Vikings: 23.0, Opponents: 10.0

    RUSHING No. Yds Avg Long TD D. Cook 74 354 4.8 33 2 J.McKinnon 69 287 4.2 58t 3 L. Murray 78 249 3.2 35 1 C. Keenum 10 64 6.4 22 0 A. Thielen 1 11 11.0 11 0 C. Ham 2 1 0.5 1t 1 S. Diggs 3 -3 -1.0 4 0 S.Bradford 2 -3 -1.5 -1 0 Vikings 239 960 4.0 58t 7 Opponents 188 651 3.5 29 3 RECEIVING No. Yds Avg Long TD A.Thielen 48 627 13.1 45 1 S. Diggs 27 422 15.6 59t 4 K. Rudolph 32 271 8.5 27 3 J. McKinnon 28 203 7.3 27t 1 L.Treadwell 12 142 11.8 25 0 D. Cook 11 90 8.2 36 0 J. Wright 7 93 13.3 30 1 L. Murray 6 38 6.3 10 0 C. Ham 3 35 11.7 12 0 M. Floyd 3 31 10.3 19 0 D. Morgan 3 28 9.3 14 0 B. Bell 1 12 12.0 12 0 Vikings 181 1,992 11.0 59t 10 Opponents 175 1,777 10.2 52 9

    INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds Avg Long TD H. Smith 3 25 8.3 19 0 T. Waynes 2 21 10.5 18 0 A. Sendejo 1 36 36.0 36 0 X. Rhodes 1 2 2.0 2 0 Vikings 7 84 12.0 36 0 Opponents 3 55 18.3 33 0

    PUNTING No. Yds Avg Net TB In20 Lg B R. Quigley 34 1,399 41.1 39.9 0 14 55 0 Vikings 34 1,399 41.1 39.9 0 14 55 0 Opponents 44 1,990 45.2 40.4 2 16 68 0

    PUNT RETURNS Ret FC Yds Avg Long TD M. Sherels 16 13 173 10.8 46 0 S. Coley 0 2 0 0 0 0 Vikings 16 15 173 10.8 46 0 Opponents 10 17 43 4.3 14 0 KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds Avg Long TD J. McKinnon 12 312 26.0 39 0 M. Sherels 2 44 22.0 24 0 S. Coley 1 19 19.0 19 0 Vikings 15 375 25.0 39 0 Opponents 23 522 22.7 71 0 FIELD GOALS 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ K.Forbath 0/0 4/4