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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer reportedly has fourth eye procedure done

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, after a follow-up appointment with doctors on Friday morning, had another operation on his eye that day and “appears to be turning a corner for the better,” according to an ESPN report. Zimmer had emergency surgery late Wednesday night to repair a detached retina on his right eye. That surgery, then the third for Zimmer since Nov. 1, caused him to miss the team’s loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night. The latest operation, the one reported by ESPN, is the fourth on that eye. The Vikings canceled Zimmer’s usual day-after press conference for Friday but listed...

Dungy gives reminder on just how evenly matched NFL teams are [NFL Picks & Power Rankings]

Each Saturday morning during the NFL season, we’ll wake up early, take a hearty cut at predicting the unpredictable league, wince at how it went the week before and ponder the definition of insanity. I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Tony Dungy before Thursday night’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Super Bowl-winning Hall of Fame coach and excellent NBC TV analyst was asked what’s wrong with the Vikings. His answer made it sound like the free-falling Vikings were evenly matched with a Dallas team that was 10-1 with a franchise-record 10 straight wins in one season. Hours...

Mike Zimmer's course never wavered — right up to his gameday speech

The Vikings coach kept his game face on throughout his troubling eye injury.

Vikings-Cowboys most-watched NFL Thursday Night Football game ever

The total audience delivery across all platforms, including Twitter, was 22.2 million, according to Fast National data released Friday.

Minnesota Vikings threaten lawsuit over possible Minnesota United soccer games at U.S. Bank Stadium

The team lost its bid to lure an MLS expansion franchise to a rival group, which is now in talks to have some games at the new stadium.

Vikings have lost six of seven and know who to blame: The officials

Here's an idea: When a veteran pass rusher gives you the football inside the 20 and the opponent is rattled, score a touchdown.

Upon Further Review... Priefer nearly pulls off upset in Zimmer's absence, plus defense shines and B-Rob rants

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. —————– About 16 hours after he learned he would be needed under unfortunate circumstances to step in as interim head coach of the Vikings for at least one night, Mike Priefer stepped up to the podium...

Frustration mounts among players, fans after another Vikings loss

Reaction after the Vikings two-point loss and sixth loss in the last seven games ranged from optimistic to critical to disturbing.

Adam Thielen says he feels he let Mike Zimmer down after fumble

The Vikings receiver fumbled a punt return, a play that cost his team the fourth-quarter lead.

Brian Robison blasts officiating in Vikings loss to Dallas

Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer praised the team’s fierce fourth quarter drive that almost overcame the self inflicted wounds, and Brian Robison was not happy with the officiating.

Brian Robison's monster effort ruined, and refs don't help

Vikings needed a TD after defensive end Brian Robison forced a fumble.

Vikings come close, but don't have enough to top Cowboys

While defense plays tough, Vikings offense sputters
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Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings: LIVE score updates and stats (12/1/16), NFL Week 13

Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings: LIVE score updates and stats (12/1/16), NFL Week 13

The Dallas Cowboys, who have won 10 straight, will look to improve their record to 11-1, the best in the NFL, on Thursday, December 1, 2016 when they face the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Thursday Night Football. The Cowboys are led by rookie sensations Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, as well as Dez Bryant. Minnesota is anchored by Sam Bradford and Harrison Smith. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will miss the game due to emergency eye surgery. Former Giants assistant Mike Priefer, who is Minnesota's special teams coordinator, will be acting head coach.

WR Stefon Diggs, CB Terence Newman return for Vikings vs. Cowboys

The Vikings will be without head coach Mike Zimmer, but get two starters back in receiver Stefon Diggs and cornerback Terence Newman. Diggs missed last Thursday’s loss in Detroit due to a knee injury. Newman also sat out in Detroit due to a neck injury he suffered against the Cardinals on Nov. 20. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will serve as interim head coach for at least Thursday night’s game. The Vikings will start their sixth different offensive line combination as second-year center Nick Easton will make his first NFL start for the injured Joe Berger (concussion). Easton...

The evolution from an eye scratch to major surgery for Mike Zimmer

Recovery from major retina surgery can last from one to six weeks; after tonight the Vikings play in Jacksonville Dec. 11.

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