4:26 AM EDT, Tue October 25, 2016
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 9 hours ago

Zimmer: ‘The offense in general wasn’t very good’

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer used the words “dumb” and “uncharacteristic” often at his Monday news conference at Winter Park.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago

Five Vikings thoughts from a tie game in which they didn't play

NFL TV ratings are down this season, which was probably a good thing for the league Sunday night. It meant fewer people saw the Cardinals and Seahawks play to a 6-6 tie in a game more notable for what it lacked (like, say, touchdowns and clutch field goals) than what it offered. Still, if social media was any clue, there were still plenty of people who stayed with the macabre display until the weird end. I was one of them, treating it like a bad novel into which plenty of time had already been invested. Might as well finish it, right? In the process, one Vikings thought after another came to...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 12 hours ago

A day later, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer still irked about team's performance

Mike Zimmer used the words “dumb” and “uncharacteristic” often at his Monday press briefing at Winter Park, a day after the Vikings lost to the Eagles 21-10 in Philadelphia. “We’re trying to figure out everything right now,” the Vikings coach said. “This is a gut check day. “We’re going to change some things up this week.” As he did following Sunday’s loss, Zimmer was specific about the mistakes his team made. Quarterback Sam Bradford was sacked six times, the Vikings had three turnovers – after having only one through five games – and made more mistakes in key...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 13 hours ago

Vikings' Rudolph tweets: 'Don't hurt yourself jumping off the (bandwagon)'

Vikings twitter was a dumpster fire on Sunday, but then again so was the play of the Vikings. While Captain Munnerlyn would like fans to R-E-L-A-X, quite a few of them have no chill. And to those fans who are already abandoning the 5-1 Vikings after Sunday’s clunker, tight end Kyle Rudolph had a Twitter response: Don’t hurt yourself jumping off the wagon! All we need is our 53. #SKOL — Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) October 24, 2016 Aggressive! It’s not quite as aggressive as lineman Alex Boone telling fans to shut up (plus a couple other words) when the team is on offense at U.S....
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 15 hours ago

'Vikings have a big problem' but don't 'panic' yet

An average loss on the road against Philadelphia wouldn’t have raised much concern, but the way the Vikings' first loss came together has some national experts bothered.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 19 hours ago

Upon Further Review... Eagles' familiarity with Bradford a factor in ugly loss, plus thoughts on the O-line

The morning after every Vikings game, after a few hours of sleep and maybe an early flight back to Minneapolis, Star Tribune beat writer Matt Vensel will empty out his notebook and share a few opinions after getting a chance to gather his thoughts. It’s sort of like a Minnesota-centric version of the Monday Morning QB — except it’s a few thousand words and one haiku shorter. —————– In the days leading up to Sam Bradford’s return to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly boos, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said that the quarterback’s understanding of the Eagles offense was...

Eagles defense steps up to beat Vikings

The Eagles harassed former QB Sam Bradford, sacking him six times and forcing three turnovers, in a 21-10 victory on Sunday. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports from Lincoln Field.

Jerick McKinnon on Sunday's loss

McKinnon talks about the mistakes Minnesota made in the 21-10 loss that dropped the Vikings to a 5-1 record.

How bad were the Vikings? Watch the video and judge for yourself

The Vikings self-destructed in a crush of turnovers, sacks and poor play in Sunday's 21-10 loss to the Eagles. Watch the highlights and lowlights.

Gallery: Philadelphia 21, Vikings 10

The Vikings lost 21-10 on the road to the Eagles to drop to 5-1 for the season.

Mike Zimmer calls loss 'embarrassing' and Vikings offensive line 'soft'

It took Mike Zimmer a dozen words to get to the one that best described his team’s 21-10 loss to the Eagles here in Philadelphia — “embarrassing.” “It was embarrassing in at least two of the phases,” the head coach said, “and I’m very disappointed in the performance that we gave today. We turned the ball over offensively, we didn’t block people, we dropped balls, we got the quarterback hit, we [need] two inches and we can’t convert on third down or fourth down, we got three shots in the red zone in the first half, we throw an interception, we gave up a 98-yard kickoff...

Meltdown in Philadelphia: Vikings game story in 5 GIFs

The Vikings used a rare combination of offense, defense and special teams to produce an entire team effort loss to the Eagles on Sunday. Almost everything that had been a strength became a weakness, and almost every weakness papered over by a 5-0 start was exposed. With that as a backdrop, here is the game story in five GIFs (and a few words, too). Failure to take advantage: The Vikings were set up TWICE by their defense in the red zone off of early turnovers, and in each case they turned it right back over to the Eagles. The roughest was after Andrew Sendejo returned an interception to just...

Will Vikings offensive line threaten a successful season?

This was a difficult way to suffer a first loss, but the only problem the Vikings had Sunday that threatens their season is the play of the offensive line.