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6-6-1, 2nd in NFC North
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3hCourtney Cronin

Zimmer to increase involvement with offense

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday he'll assist Kevin Stefanski in his new offensive coordinator role. "I will try to help him the best I can and so will everybody else, and hopefully the players will too," Zimmer said.

McFarland: There's a disconnect between Zimmer, DeFilippo (1:13)

Are the Vikings Over-reacting?

Tony Reali and the national panel debate if the Vikings should have fired OC DeFilippo one day after the loss to Seattle, if Wagner's controversial FG block was illegal, if Giannis avoiding off-season workouts with the NBA elite is smart and much more.

Zimmer made decision to fire DeFilippo (1:36)
Graziano: DeFilippo firing affects more than the Vikings (0:55)
Did Vikings make right call in firing OC DeFilippo? (1:16)

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Minnesota Vikings coach Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has now had two offensive coordinators depart during the season in the past three years. Norv Turner quit in 2016 and now John DeFilippo has been fired. Both men had their faults. But it's important to consider the full context of today's news. Working for Mike Zimmer isn't easy.

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13hCourtney Cronin

Vikings, still in playoff hunt, fire OC DeFilippo

The Vikings, who have just 17 total points over the past two weeks and have not surpassed 300 yards of offense in four of their past five games, have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

Stephen A. doesn't consider Cousins' season a failure (1:37)
Seahawks dominate Vikings, win fourth straight game (1:04)
Cousins reacts to Seattle's shift in defensive schemes (1:04)
Zimmer admits Wilson wasn't 'real successful tonight passing' (0:31)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer on how to fix the Vikings offense: "Yeah, that's a good question. Keep at it. Keep trying to find things that we're good at. We didn't score very many points tonight, didn't score very many points last week. Part of it is being better on third downs, we haven't really done a good job there. Part of it is being better in the red zone. Had the ball on the 2-yard line didn't score. You keep doing things like that you're not going to score many points."

Booger: Cousins 'came up small' on the big stage (1:06)
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1dKevin Seifert

Refs void flag on Seattle's apparent illegal block

An apparent good call by game officials in the Seahawks' 21-7 win over the Vikings on a Seattle block of a field goal in the fourth quarter was reversed -- with no prompt explanation.


Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

Bobby Wagner blocked Dan Bailey's field goal attempt midway through the fourth quarter, sparking the Seahawks to two late touchdowns and a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, Seattle's fourth straight victory.

Cousins' fumble returned for Seattle TD (1:00)
Wagner blocks Vikings' field goal attempt (0:42)
Vikings can't convert fourth-and-goal from 1-yard line (0:27)
Diggs hauls in 48-yard catch (0:38)
Seahawks stuff Vikings on 4th-and-1 (0:28)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kirk Cousins was pressured on 3 of his 9 dropbacks in the first half but was constantly under duress of phantom pressure. He's averaging 2.69 seconds to throw this season, but had more time in the first half -- an average of 3.70 seconds from snap to release on his passes per NFL Next Gen Stats -- but went 4-of-8 for 27 yards. Cousins seeing ghosts isn't surprising given the struggles of his offensive line, but it has become a regular domino effect for the offense's inability to execute.

Team Stats

Passing Yards269.0
Rushing Yards85.4
Points For21.7
Points Against22.4