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2015 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Mike Zimmer
General Manager Rick Spielman
Home Field TCF Bank Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Place 1st NFC North
Playoff Finish Lost NFC Wild Card Playoff (Seahawks) 9–10
Pro Bowlers RB Adrian Peterson
DE Everson Griffen
S Harrison Smith
QB Teddy Bridgewater
LB Anthony Barr
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2015 season was the Minnesota Vikings' 55th season in the National Football League and their second under head coach Mike Zimmer. It marked the last season in which the Vikings played their home games at the University of Minnesota's on-campus TCF Bank Stadium, before moving into U.S. Bank Stadium, which opened in July 2016, located on the site of the now-demolished Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The Vikings improved on their 7–9 record from 2014 and clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2012. They also won their first NFC North title since 2009 with a Week 17 victory at the Packers. As a result, they hosted the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card round of the 2015–16 NFL playoffs, but lost 10–9 after kicker Blair Walsh missed a potential game-winning, 27-yard field goal in the final seconds.[1]

OffseasonEdit

DraftEdit

2015 Minnesota Vikings Draft
Draft order Player name Position College Contract Notes
Round Selection
1 11 Trae Waynes CB Michigan State 4 years / $12.944 million
2 45 Eric Kendricks ILB UCLA 4 years / $5.156 million
3 76 Traded to the Kansas City ChiefsTemplate:Efn-ua
80 Traded to the Detroit LionsTemplate:Efn-ua from ChiefsTemplate:Efn-ua
88 Danielle Hunter DE LSU 4 years / $3.077 million from LionsTemplate:Efn-ua
4 110 T. J. Clemmings OT Pittsburgh 4 years / $2.804 million
5 137 Traded to the Atlanta FalconsTemplate:Efn-ua from Buccaneers via BillsTemplate:Efn-ua
143 MyCole Pruitt TE Southern Illinois 4 years / $2.51 million from Lions via Broncos and BearsTemplate:Efn-ua
146 Stefon Diggs WR Maryland 4 years / $2.5 million from FalconsTemplate:Efn-ua
149 Traded to the Miami DolphinsTemplate:Efn-ua
6 185 Tyrus Thompson OT Oklahoma 4 years / $2.4 million from FalconsTemplate:Efn-ua
187 Traded to the Buffalo BillsTemplate:Efn-ua
193 B. J. Dubose DE Louisville 4 years / $2.399 million from ChiefsTemplate:Efn-ua
7 228 Austin Shepherd OT Alabama 4 years / $2.349 million
232 Edmond Robinson OLB Newberry 4 years / $2.34 million from 49ers via DolphinsTemplate:Efn-ua

Roster changesEdit

Re-signings
Date Player name Position Contract terms
March 8, 2015 Tom Johnson DE 3 years / $7 million[2]
March 10, 2015 Matt Asiata RB 1 year / $800,000[3]
March 11, 2015 Joe Berger C 2 years / $2.155 million[4]
Cullen Loeffler LS 1 year / $1.05 million[5]
March 17, 2015 Mike Harris OT 1 year / $1.542 million[6]
July 4, 2015 John Sullivan C 3 years / $16.7 million[7]
July 26, 2015 Blair Walsh K 4 year / $14 million[8]
Departures
Date Player name Position Note New team
February 27, 2015 Charlie Johnson G Released[9]
March 10, 2015 Matt Cassel QB TradedTemplate:Efn-ua Buffalo Bills
Jerome Felton FB UFA
March 13, 2015 Christian Ponder QB Oakland Raiders
March 14, 2015 Jasper Brinkley ILB Dallas Cowboys
Greg Jennings WR Released[10] Miami Dolphins
March 16, 2015 Vladimir Ducasse G UFA Chicago Bears
March 26, 2015 Justin Anderson LB Released[11] Dallas Cowboys
Jordan McCray G Released[11]
April 2, 2015 Pat Devlin QB Released[12] Chicago Bears
August 24, 2015 Cullen Loeffler LS Released[13]
August 30, 2015 Joe Banyard RB Released[14] Jacksonville Jaguars
Brandon Bostick TE Arizona Cardinals
Jalil Carter CB
Justin Coleman CB New England Patriots
DaVaris Daniels WR New England Patriots
Stephen Goodin OT Brooklyn Bolts (FXFL)
Josh Kaddu LB
Jordan Leslie WR Jacksonville Jaguars
Caesar Rayford DE Los Angeles Kiss (AFL)
Chrishon Rose DT
DeMarcus Van Dyke CB Atlanta Falcons
September 5, 2015 Babatunde Aiyegbusi OT Waived[15]
October 6, 2015 Gerald Hodges MLB Traded[16] San Francisco 49ers
November 17, 2015 Chase Ford TE Signed off Practice Squad Baltimore Ravens
Additions
Date Player name Position Previous team Contract terms
February 18, 2015 Brandon Bostick TE Green Bay Packers Claimed off waivers[17]
March 11, 2015 Shaun Hill QB St. Louis Rams 2 years / $6.5 million[18]
March 13, 2015 Mike Wallace WR Miami Dolphins Acquired in tradeTemplate:Efn-ua
March 19, 2015 DuJuan Harris RB Green Bay Packers 1 year / $660,000[19]
March 24, 2015 Casey Matthews LB Philadelphia Eagles 1 years / $825,000[20]
Taylor Mays S Cincinnati Bengals 1 year / $795,000[20]
March 26, 2015 Babatunde Aiyegbusi OL Dresden Monarchs (GFL) 3 years / $1.575 million[21]
March 27, 2015 Terence Newman CB Cincinnati Bengals 1 year / $2.25 million[20]
April 2, 2015 Mike Kafka QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers[12] 1 year / $660,000[22]
Caesar Rayford DE Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 1 year / $660,000[23]
April 6, 2015 Kevin McDermott LS Baltimore Ravens 2 years / $1.26 million[24]
May 11, 2015 Isaac Fruechte WR Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA) 3 years / $1.575 million[25]
June 9, 2015 Chrishon Rose DT East Carolina Pirates (NCAA) [26]
July 24, 2015 Josh Thomas CB Detroit Lions [27]
August 1, 2015 Ryan Whalen WR Cincinnati Bengals [28]
August 14, 2015 Greg Hickman DT Detroit Lions [29]
October 6, 2015 Nick Easton C San Francisco 49ers Acquired in trade[16]

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PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

On February 11, 2015, the NFL announced that the Vikings would play the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. The game was played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on Sunday, August 9.[30] The remainder of the Vikings' preliminary preseason schedule was announced on April 9. The Vikings first hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders before road games against the Dallas Cowboys and the Tennessee Titans,[31] making this the third consecutive year in which the Vikings face the Titans in the preseason.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
HOF August 9 Pittsburgh W 14–3 1–0 Hall of Fame Stadium (Canton, Ohio) Recap
1 August 15 Tampa Bay W 26–16 2–0 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
2 August 22 Oakland W 20–12 3–0 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
3 August 29 at Dallas W 28–14 4–0 AT&T Stadium Recap
4 September 3 at Tennessee L 17–24 4–1 Nissan Stadium Recap

Game summariesEdit

Hall of Fame Game: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Hall of Fame Game: Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 0 0 3
Vikings 0 7 7 0 14

at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio

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First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIN – Joe Banyard 1-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 3:57. Vikings 14–3. Drive: 1 play, 1 yard, 0:03.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays

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Week 1: vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Preseason Week 1: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 3 6 7 0 16
Vikings 9 14 3 0 26

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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First quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 46-yard field goal, 11:59. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 54 yards, 3:01
  • MIN – Zach Line 1-yard run (run failed), 4:07 Vikings 9–0. Drive: 5 plays, 38 yards, 2:11
  • TB – Patrick Murray 32-yard field goal, 0:36. Vikings 9–3. Drive: 9 plays, 64 yards, 3:31

Second quarter

  • MIN – Cordarrelle Patterson 21-yard pass from Shaun Hill (Blair Walsh kick), 11:44. Vikings 16–3. Drive: 3 plays, 23 yards, 0:53
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 15-yard pass from Shaun Hill (Blair Walsh kick), 3:45. Vikings 23–3. Drive: 4 plays, 34 yards, 2:06
  • TB – Jameis Winston 8-yard run (pass failed), 1:04. Vikings 23–9. Drive 9 plays, 76 yards, 2:41

Third quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 42-yard field goal, 13:05. Vikings 26–9. Drive 4 plays, −1 yards, 0:40
  • TB – Mike James 3-yard run (Patrick Murray kick), 7:56. Vikings 26–16. Drive: 7 plays, 31 yards, 2:19

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays

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Week 2: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Preseason Week 2: Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 6 3 3 0 12
Vikings 0 13 7 0 20

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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First quarter

  • OAK – Latavius Murray 2-yard run (run failed), 3:22. Raiders 6–0. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:24.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • OAK – Giorgio Tavecchio 37-yard field goal, 5:25. Vikings 13–12. Drive: 7 plays, 10 yards, 2:41.
  • MIN – Blake Renaud 1-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 2:42. Vikings 20–12. Drive: 3 plays, 1 yard, 0:49.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays

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Week 3: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Preseason Week 3: Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 10 8 7 28
Cowboys 0 14 0 0 14

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: August 29
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 86,082
  • Referee: Ron Torbert (62)
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 28-yard field goal, 1:12. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards, 5:58.

Second quarter

  • DAL – Terrance Williams 60-yard pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey kick), 14:48. Cowboys 7–3. Drive: 3 plays, 72 yards, 1:24.
  • MIN – Cordarrelle Patterson 107-yard kickoff return (Blair Walsh kick), 14:35. Vikings 10–7. Drive: 0 plays, 0 yards, 0:13.
  • DAL – Lucky Whitehead 8-yard pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey kick), 8:59. Cowboys 14–10. Drive: 2 plays, 23 yards, 0:39.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 45-yard field goal, 1:00. Cowboys 14–13. Drive: 7 plays, 26 yards, 2:24.

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Joe Banyard 7-yard run, (Blair Walsh kick), 2:57. Vikings 28–14. Drive: 7 plays, 52 yards, 3:21.

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Week 4: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Preseason Week 4: Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 3 7 7 17
Titans 14 0 3 7 24

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
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First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 33-yard field goal, 0:19. Titans 14–3. 12 plays, 65 yards, 2:26.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Dominique Williams 14-yard pass from Taylor Heinicke (Blair Walsh kick), 11:20. Titans 14–10. 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:40.
  • TEN – Ryan Succop 40-yard field goal, 2:30. Titans 17–10. 4 plays, −11 yards, 1:00.

Fourth quarter

  • TEN – Phillip Supernaw 1-yard pass from Alex Tanney (Ryan Succop kick), 8:05. Titans 24–10. 12 plays, 94 yards, 7:01.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 7-yard pass from Taylor Heinicke (Blair Walsh kick), 3:54. Titans 24–17. 4 plays, 26 yards, 1:04.

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Vikings' 2015 schedule was announced on April 21.[32]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 14 at San Francisco L 3–20 0–1 Levi's Stadium Recap
2 September 20 Detroit W 26–16 1–1 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
3 September 27 San Diego W 31–14 2–1 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
4 October 4 at Denver L 20–23 2–2 Mile High Recap
5 Bye
6 October 18 Kansas City W 16–10 3–2 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
7 October 25 at Detroit W 28–19 4–2 Ford Field Recap
8 November 1 at Chicago W 23–20 5–2 Soldier Field Recap
9 November 8 St. Louis W 21–18 (OT) 6–2 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
10 November 15 at Oakland W 30–14 7–2 O.co Coliseum Recap
11 November 22 Green Bay L 13–30 7–3 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
12 November 29 at Atlanta W 20–10 8–3 Georgia Dome Recap
13 December 6 Seattle L 7–38 8–4 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
14 December 10 at Arizona L 20–23 8–5 U of Phoenix Stadium Recap
15 December 20 Chicago W 38–17 9–5 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
16 December 27 NY Giants W 49–17 10–5 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
17 January 3 at Green Bay W 20–13 11–5 Lambeau Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

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ConferenceEdit

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Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week One: Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 0 0 3 3
49ers 0 7 3 10 20

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

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First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 30-yard field goal, 4:32. 49ers 10–0. Drive: 14 plays, 73 yards, 5:42.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 37-yard field goal, 14:43. 49ers 10–3. Drive: 11 plays, 66 yards, 4:49.
  • SF – Carlos Hyde 17-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 9:30. 49ers 17–3. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 5:13.
  • SF – Phil Dawson 25-yard field goal, 6:08. 49ers 20–3. Drive: 5 plays, 23 yards, 2:14.

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  • MIN – Adrian Peterson – 10 rushes, 31 yards
  • SF – Carlos Hyde – 26 rushes, 168 yards, 2 TD

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The Vikings opened their 2015 season on the road against the San Francisco 49ers. Despite allowing San Francisco to start with the ball, the Vikings made a positive start, as Andrew Sendejo blocked a 28-yard field goal attempt from Phil Dawson, which Marcus Sherels returned 44 yards to the San Francisco 26-yard line. Minnesota QB Teddy Bridgewater was unable to complete a single pass on the next drive, forcing Blair Walsh to attempt a 44-yard field goal; however, he pushed it wide right. After forcing the 49ers to punt on the next series, the Vikings were themselves forced to punt immediately afterwards, only for the 49ers' rookie former rugby league star Jarryd Hayne to muff the catch, allowing the Vikings to recover the ball. The next drive saw the Vikings attempt to convert on 4th-and-3, but Bridgewater's completed pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph fell a yard short of a fresh set of downs.

Both sides exchanged punts at the start of the second quarter, with the 49ers eventually returning one 85 yards for a touchdown, only for it to be called back for an illegal block by a San Francisco player. However, the ensuing possession would end with a 49ers touchdown, as they drove 93 yards in just under 5 minutes, before Carlos Hyde finished the series with a 10-yard touchdown run; after finding nowhere to go on his initial run to the right, he beat a Minnesota defender with a spin move and ran back to the left side of the field, where quarterback Colin Kaepernick led him into the end zone. With the Vikings unable to score in the remaining 47 seconds, the first half ended 7–0 to San Francisco.

Minnesota started the third quarter with the ball, but they were unable to make it out of their half before being forced to punt. The 49ers then extended their lead on the ensuing possession, driving 73 yards to the Minnesota 11-yard line to set up a 30-yard field goal attempt for Dawson. The Vikings finally got on the scoreboard early in the fourth quarter, as Walsh finished off a 66-yard drive with a 37-yard field goal, but the 49ers pulled further ahead with a second touchdown for Hyde on a 17-yard run. Bridgewater attempted to spark the Vikings back into the game, but a deep pass intended for Rudolph was intercepted by Tramaine Brock, setting up a 25-yard field goal for Dawson. The next drive saw the Vikings go for it again on 4th-and-8, but Bridgewater was sacked for a loss of 14 yards, allowing the 49ers to kneel out the game.

Week 2: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week Two: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 10 0 6 16
Vikings 7 10 6 3 26

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Teddy Bridgewater 1-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 14:26. Vikings 14–0. Drive: 7 plays, 50 yards, 2:58.
  • DET – Matt Prater 26-yard field goal, 7:12. Vikings 14–3. Drive: 14 plays, 72 yards, 7:14.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 28-yard field goal, 2:32. Vikings 17–3. Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 4:40.
  • DET – Calvin Johnson 11-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 0:34. Vikings 17–10. Drive: 8 plays, 73 yards, 1:58.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Zach Line 1-yard run (kick failed, wide right), 8:54. Vikings 23–10. Drive: 6 plays, 34 yards, 2:31.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 23-yard field goal, 6:20. Vikings 26–10. Drive: 10 plays, 34 yards, 5:46.
  • DET – Eric Ebron 12-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (run failed), 1:48. Vikings 26–16. Drive: 18 plays, 82 yards, 4:32.

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Adrian Peterson would rush for 134 yards on 29 carries and also had 2 receptions for 58 yards as the Vikings beat the Lions 26-16.

With the win, the Vikings went to 1-1.

Week 3: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Three: San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 7 0 7 14
Vikings 3 7 14 7 31

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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First quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 24-yard field goal, 1:15. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 1:31.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 43-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 12:32. Vikings 17–7. Drive: 1 play, 43 yards, 0:12.
  • MIN – Zach Line 1-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 2:42. Vikings 24–7. Drive: 16 plays, 86 yards, 7:19.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Chad Greenway 91-yard interception return (Blair Walsh kick), 13:57. Vikings 31–7.
  • SD – Keenan Allen 19-yard pass from Kellen Clemens (Josh Lambo kick), 0:32. Vikings 31–14. Drive: 14 plays, 89 yards, 8:05.

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Adrian Peterson would have another good day rushing the ball, as he ran for 126 yards on 20 rushes and scored twice. The game was all Vikings, as they lead the entire game. The game was officially put away after Chad Greenway returned an interception 91 yards down the sidelines for a touchdown.

With the win, Minnesota improved to 2-1.

Week 4: at Denver BroncosEdit

Week Four: Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 10 0 10 20
Broncos 3 10 7 3 23

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

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First quarter

  • DEN – Brandon McManus 33-yard field goal, 8:16. Broncos 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 48 yards, 3:05.

Second quarter

  • DEN – Ronnie Hillman 72-yard run (Brandon McManus kick), 11:24. Broncos 10–0. Drive: 1 play, 72 yards, 0:11.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 47-yard field goal, 5:57. Broncos 13–0. Drive: 6 plays, 28 yards, 3:47.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 38-yard field goal, 1:39. Broncos 13–3. Drive: 13 plays, 60 yards, 4:18.
  • MIN – Mike Wallace 4-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick), 0:12. Broncos 13–10. Drive: 2 plays, 27 yards, 0:11.

Third quarter

  • DEN – Owen Daniels 1-yard pass from Peyton Manning (Brandon McManus kick), 11:10. Broncos 20–10. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:50.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 48-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 10:01. Broncos 20–17. Drive: 9 plays, 97 yards, 4:48.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 33-yard field goal, 5:11. Tied 20–20. Drive: 7 plays, 38 yards, 3:56.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 39-yard field goal, 1:51. Broncos 23–20. Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards, 3:20.

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The Vikings would go down to tie the game after Blair Walsh converted a field goal from 33 yards out to tie the game at 20. The Broncos would go down and win the game when Brandon McManus kicked a game-winning 39 yard field goal. Adrian Peterson would have another stellar day rushing the ball, but it was not enough as the Vikings lost.

With the loss, the Vikings fell to 2-2.

Week 6: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Six: Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 0 0 10 10
Vikings 3 7 3 3 16

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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First quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 24-yard field goal, 5:40. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 48 yards, 4:00.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 45-yard field goal, 8:51. Vikings 13–0. Drive: 6 plays, 46 yards, 2:34.

Fourth quarter

  • KC – Cairo Santos 48-yard field goal, 13:10. Vikings 13–3. Drive: 8 plays, 28 yards, 3:27.
  • KC – Albert Wilson 42-yard pass from Alex Smith (Cairo Santos kick), 8:46. Vikings 13–10. Drive: 7 plays, 77 yards, 2:26.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 45-yard field goal, 4:46. Vikings 16–10. Drive: 10 plays, 53 yards, 4:00.

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With the win, the Vikings improved to 3-2. They would also be the last team to beat the Chiefs in 2015, as the Chiefs won 10 in a row after this game.

Week 7: at Detroit LionsEdit

Week Seven: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 12 10 3 28
Lions 14 3 0 2 19

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: October 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: None (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 60,231
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli (85)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

  • DET – Calvin Johnson 1-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 11:10. Lions 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:50.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 37-yard field goal, 3:47. Lions 7–3. Drive: 15 plays, 63 yards, 7:23.
  • DET – Eric Ebron 7-yard pass from Matt Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 1:24. Lions 14–3. Drive: 4 plays, 80 yards, 2:23.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 53-yard field goal, 11:11. Lions 14–6. Drive: 9 plays, 37 yards, 5:13.
  • DET – Matt Prater 52-yard field goal, 5:03. Lions 17–6. Drive: 6 plays, 8 yards, 2:53.
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 1-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (kick failed, wide right), 1:49. Lions 17–12. Drive: 7 plays, 79 yards, 3:14.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 51-yard field goal, 0:00. Lions 17–15. Drive: 8 plays, 19 yards, 1:13.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 36-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick), 10:19. Vikings 22–17. Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards, 4:41.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 35-yard field goal, 6:07. Vikings 25–17. Drive: 5 plays, 61 yards, 2:07.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 22-yard field goal, 14:10. Vikings 28–17. Drive: 10 plays, 49 yards, 4:57.
  • DET – Jeff Locke out of bounds in the end zone for a safety, 0:59. Vikings 28–19.

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With the win, the Vikings improved to 4-2.

Week 8: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week Eight: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 3 0 13 23
Bears 3 7 3 7 20

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

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First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 43-yard field goal, 9:05. Vikings 10–3. Drive: 12 plays, 51 yards, 6:46.
  • CHI – Alshon Jeffery 21-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), 0:42. Tied 10–10. Drive: 3 plays, 34 yards, 0:19.

Third quarter

  • CHI – Robbie Gould 33-yard field goal, 8:28. Bears 13–10. Drive: 12 plays, 68 yards, 6:32.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 48-yard field goal, 13:29. Tied 13–13. Drive: 9 plays, 29 yards, 3:23.
  • CHI – Jay Cutler 4-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), 4:55. Bears 20–13. Drive: 14 plays, 74 yards, 8:34.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 40-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick), 1:49. Tied 20–20. Drive: 7 plays, 84 yards, 3:06.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 36-yard field goal, 0:00. Vikings 23–20. Drive: 4 plays, 48 yards, 1:00.

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With the win, Minnesota improved to 5-2.

Week 9: vs. St. Louis RamsEdit

Week Nine: St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 6 9 0 3 18
Vikings 10 0 8 0 21

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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First quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 34-yard field goal, 10:19. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 30 yards, 3:36.
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 6-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 5:24. Vikings 10–0. Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 3:32.
  • STL – Todd Gurley 1-yard run (run failed), 1:09. Vikings 10–6. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 4:15.

Second quarter

  • STL – Greg Zuerlein 61-yard field goal, 10:55. Vikings 10–9. Drive: 6 plays, 22 yards, 2:20.
  • STL – Greg Zuerlein 35-yard field goal, 3:23. Rams 12–10. Drive: 12 plays, 57 yards, 5:47.
  • STL – Greg Zuerlein 45-yard field goal, 0:00. Rams 15–10. Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 1:45.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Teddy Bridgewater 6-yard run (Teddy Bridgewater run), 8:39. Vikings 18–15. Drive: 6 plays, 60 yards, 3:20.

Fourth quarter

  • STL – Greg Zuerlein 53-yard field goal, 0:12. Tied 18–18. Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 1:02.

Overtime

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 40-yard field goal, 9:20. Vikings 21–18. Drive: 7 plays, 29 yards, 3:59.

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The Rams would tie the game with 12 seconds remaining after Greg Zuerlein converted a 53 yard field goal. However, the Vikings would ultimately win the game when Blair Walsh kicked a 40 yard field goal.

With the win, the Vikings improved to 6-2.

Week 10: at Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Ten: Minnesota Vikings at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 10 10 0 10 30
Raiders 0 14 0 0 14

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information
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First quarter

  • MIN – Rhett Ellison 11-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick), 10:59. Vikings 7–0. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 4:01.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 20-yard field goal, 1:32. Vikings 10–0. Drive: 6 plays, 39 yards, 2:17.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 38-yard field goal, 10:33. Vikings 13–0. Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 4:19.
  • OAK – Clive Walford 10-yard pass from David Carr (Sebastian Janikowski kick), 5:54. Vikings 13–7. Drive: 9 plays, 68 yards, 4:39.
  • OAK – Andre Holmes 34-yard pass from David Carr (Sebastian Janikowski kick), 1:52. Raiders 14–13. Drive: 4 plays, 74 yards, 1:29.
  • MIN – Cordarrelle Patterson 93-yard kickoff return (Blair Walsh kick), 1:39. Vikings 20–14.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 34-yard field goal, 3:50. Vikings 23–14. Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards, 5:41.
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 80-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 1:50. Vikings 30–14. Drive: 1 play, 80 yards, 0:13.

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With their 5th straight win, the Vikings improved to 7-2.

Week 11: vs. Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Eleven: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 6 10 3 11 30
Vikings 6 0 7 0 13

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
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First quarter

  • GB – Mason Crosby 42-yard field goal, 4:49. Packers 3–0. Drive: 13 plays, 56 yards, 5:35.
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 47-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (kick failed, wide right), 3:01. Vikings 6–3. Drive: 4 plays, 64 yards, 1:48.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 47-yard field goal, 1:37. Tied 6–6. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:24.

Second quarter

  • GB – Mason Crosby 40-yard field goal, 10:17. Packers 9–6. Drive: 6 plays, 45 yards, 2:18.
  • GB – Randall Cobb 10-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 0:06. Packers 16–6. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 2:13.

Third quarter

  • GB – Mason Crosby 42-yard field goal, 10:13. Packers 19–6. Drive: 12 plays, 61 yards, 4:47.
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 6-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 2:37. Packers 19–13. Drive: 4 plays, 63 yards, 2:00.

Fourth quarter

  • GB – James Jones 27-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Aaron Rodgers to James Jones pass), 14:51. Packers 27–13. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 2:46.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 52-yard field goal, 4:14. Packers 30–13. Drive: 4 plays, 1 yard, 0:23.

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With the loss, the Vikings fell to 7-3 and had their 5-game winning streak snapped.

Week 12: at Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Twelve: Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 0 3 10 20
Falcons 0 3 0 7 10

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Date: November 29
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 70,610
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman (34)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

Second quarter

  • ATL – Shayne Graham 31-yard field goal, 6:13. Vikings 7–3. Drive: 15 plays, 67 yards, 8:03.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 29-yard field goal, 1:49. Vikings 10–3. Drive: 10 plays, 69 yards, 6:10.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 39-yard field goal, 6:24. Vikings 13–3. Drive: 14 plays, 67 yards, 8:26.
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 35-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 4:15. Vikings 20–3. Drive: 3 plays, 40 yards, 0:19.
  • ATL – Nick Williams 1–yd pass from Matt Ryan (Shayne Graham kick), 1:28. Vikings 20–10. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 2:47.

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With the win, the Vikings improved to 8-3.

Week 13: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 14 14 3 38
Vikings 0 0 7 0 7

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: December 6
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, cloudy
  • Game attendance: 52,430
  • Referee: Terry McAulay (77)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

Second quarter

  • SEA – Russell Wilson 8-yard run (Steven Hauschka kick), 2:04. Seahawks 14–0. Drive: 13 plays, 98 yards, 6:15.
  • SEA – Doug Baldwin 20–yd pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 1:04. Seahawks 21–0. Drive: 1 play, 20 yards, 0:04.

Third quarter

  • SEA – Fred Jackson 5–yd pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 9:12. Seahawks 28–0. Drive: 7 plays, 42 yards, 3:45.
  • SEA – Doug Baldwin 53–yd pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 1:01. Seahawks 35–0. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:52.
  • MIN – Cordarrelle Patterson 101–yd kickoff return (Blair Walsh kick), 0:48. Seahawks 35–7.

Fourth quarter

  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 23-yard field goal, 8:00. Seahawks 38–7. Drive: 15 plays, 75 yards, 7:48.

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The Vikings would suffer a major blowout loss to Seattle. Seattle would dominate the game all day, as Minnesota couldn't get into any rhythm.

With the bitter loss, the Vikings fell to 8-4.

Week 14: at Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Fourteen: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 3 0 10 20
Cardinals 10 0 7 6 23

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

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First quarter

  • ARI – Chandler Catanzaro 27-yard field goal, 7:23. Cardinals 3–0. Drive: 14 plays, 71 yards, 7:37.
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 9-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 3:57. Vikings 7–3. Drive: 7 play, 80 yards, 3:26.
  • ARI – John Brown 65-yard pass from Carson Palmer (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 1:43. Cardinals 10–7. Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:14.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 44-yard field goal, 0:02. Tied 10–10. Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards, 3:42.

Third quarter

  • ARI – Michael Floyd 42-yard pass from Carson Palmer (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 8:31. Cardinals 17–10. Drive: 6 plays, 57 yards, 2:49.

Fourth quarter

  • ARI – Chandler Catanzaro 23-yard field goal, 14:55. Cardinals 20–10. Drive: 16 plays, 66 yards, 7:13.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 54-yard field goal, 12:10. Cardinals 20–13. Drive: 8 plays, 28 yards, 2:45.
  • MIN – Mike Wallace 7-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick), 4:55. Tied 20–20. Drive: 11 plays, 88 yards, 5:10.
  • ARI – Chandler Catanzaro 47-yard field goal, 1:23. Cardinals 23–20. Drive: 11 plays, 55 yards, 3:32.

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With the loss, the Vikings fell to 8-5.

Week 15: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week Fifteen: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 7 3 7 17
Vikings 7 10 7 14 38

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: December 20
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, Template:Convert/F
  • Game attendance: 52,421
  • Referee: Brad Allen (122)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 53-yard field goal, 14:22. Vikings 10–0. Drive: 8 plays, 36 yards, 4:16.
  • CHI – Alshon Jeffery 10-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), 5:40. Vikings 10–7. Drive: 6 plays, 52 yards, 2:25.
  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 17-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick), 0:26. Vikings 17–7. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 5:14.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 33-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick), 10:40. Vikings 24–7. Drive: 6 plays, 55 yards, 3:10.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 51-yard field goal, 4:23. Vikings 24–10. Drive: 15 plays, 47 yards, 6:17.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Teddy Bridgewater 12-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 8:45. Vikings 31–10. Drive: 3 plays, 13 yards, 1:10.
  • CHI – Matt Forte 4-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), 5:13. Vikings 31–17. Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards, 3:32.
  • MIN – Zach Line 4-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick), 1:50. Vikings 38–17. Drive: 8 plays, 43 yards, 3:23.

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With the win, the Vikings improved to 9-5.

Week 16: vs. New York GiantsEdit

Week Sixteen: New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 3 7 7 17
Vikings 3 16 13 17 49

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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First quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 32-yard field goal, 0:08. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 40 yards, 3:44.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 28-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick), 11:02. Vikings 10–0. Drive: 5 plays, 44 yards, 2:04.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 27-yard field goal, 8:22. Vikings 10–3. Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards, 2:40.
  • MIN – Harrison Smith 35-yard interception return (kick failed, hit left upright), 4:00. Vikings 16–3.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 52-yard field goal, 0:04. Vikings 19–3. Drive: 7 plays, 23 yards, 1:01.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 22-yard field goal, 7:35. Vikings 22–3. Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, 5:06.
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 2-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 6:40. Vikings 29–3. Drive: 2 plays, 4 yards, 0:42.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 53-yard field goal, 1:51. Vikings 32–3. Drive: 6 plays, 47 yards, 3:27.
  • NYG – Rueben Randle 72-yard pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 1:02. Vikings 32–10. Drive: 2 plays, 80 yards, 0:49.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 7-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 13:31. Vikings 39–10. Drive: 6 plays, 18 yards, 2:31.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 27-yard field goal, 9:34. Vikings 42–10. Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 2:44.
  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 68-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 3:36. Vikings 49–10. Drive: 3 plays, 80 yards, 1:43.
  • NYG – Myles White 25-yard pass from Ryan Nassib (Josh Brown kick), 1:54. Vikings 49–17. Drive: 6 plays, 77 yards, 1:42.

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The Vikings would blow out the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football. Adrian Peterson would rush for 104 yards on 22 carries and the Vikings defense forced 3 turnovers (all interceptions by Eli Manning).

With the win, the Vikings improved to 10-5 and with the Packers losing in Arizona earlier in the day, they will face Green Bay for the NFC North Championship.

Week 17: at Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Seventeen: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 3 14 0 20
Packers 3 0 0 10 13

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: January 3, 2016
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, Template:Convert/F
  • Game attendance: 78,412
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich (52)
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
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First quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 39-yard field goal, 10:45. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 59 yards, 4:15.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 28-yard field goal, 2:02. Tied 3–3. Drive: 15 plays, 70 yards, 8:43.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 32-yard field goal, 2:55. Vikings 6–3. Drive: 8 plays, 43 yards, 3:37.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 3-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 10:32. Vikings 13–3. Drive: 6 plays, 58 yards, 2:55.
  • MIN – Captain Munnerlyn 55-yard fumble return (Blair Walsh kick), 4:28. Vikings 20–3.

Fourth quarter

  • GB – Richard Rodgers 16-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 13:27. Vikings 20–10. Drive: 14 plays, 80 yards, 6:01.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 43-yard field goal, 5:35. Vikings 20–13. Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards, 4:25.

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The Vikings would clinch the NFC North for the first time since 2009 with the win.

With the win, the Vikings ended their season at 11-5 and finished 3-0 on the road against their division.

PostseasonEdit

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ScheduleEdit

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 10, 2016 Seattle Seahawks (6) L 9–10 0–1 TCF Bank Stadium Recap

Game summariesEdit

NFC Wild Card Playoffs: vs. #6 Seattle SeahawksEdit

NFC Wild Card Playoffs: #6 Seattle Seahawks at #3 Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 10 10
Vikings 3 0 6 0 9

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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First quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 22-yard field goal, 1:01. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 25 yards, 5:52.

Second quarter

  • No scoring plays

Third quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 43-yard field goal, 7:04. Vikings 6–0. Drive: 5 plays, 28 yards, 2:45.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 47-yard field goal, 0:02. Vikings 9–0. Drive: 8 plays, 19 yards, 4:39.

Fourth quarter

  • SEA – Doug Baldwin 3-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 11:37. Vikings 9–7. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 3:25.
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 46-yard field goal, 8:04. Seahawks 10–9. Drive: 7 plays, 12 yards, 2:33.

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The Vikings' only points in this game came from the foot of kicker Blair Walsh, whose three field goals put them 9–0 up by the end of the third quarter; however, Seattle would outscore them 10–0 in the fourth quarter, with a touchdown catch from Doug Baldwin being followed by a 46-yard Steven Hauschka field goal in the first seven minutes of the quarter. The Vikings had a chance to win it with 20 seconds remaining, but Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal, reminding Vikings fans of Gary Anderson's missed field goal in the 1998 NFC Championship Game, which would have sent the team to a fifth Super Bowl.

Pro BowlEdit

Running back Adrian Peterson was the only Minnesota Viking selected for the 2016 Pro Bowl. It was Peterson's seventh Pro Bowl selection, tying him for the fourth-most in Vikings franchise history with offensive tackle Ron Yary.[33] After Houston Texans DE J. J. Watt suffered an injury in the wildcard round game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was called up to replace him, his first career Pro Bowl selection.[34] Griffen was followed by a fellow first-time Pro Bowler, safety Harrison Smith, on January 25, after Earl Thomas of the Seattle Seahawks was ruled out of the game due to injury.[35] The next day, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and linebacker Anthony Barr were added to the Pro Bowl roster as replacements for injured Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer and New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins respectively.[36]

Final rosterEdit

2015 Minnesota Vikings final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 10 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

StaffEdit

2015 Minnesota Vikings final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

StatisticsEdit

Team leadersEdit

Category Player(s) Value
Passing yards Teddy Bridgewater 3,231
Passing touchdowns Teddy Bridgewater 14
Rushing yards Adrian Peterson 1,485
Rushing touchdowns Adrian Peterson 11
Receptions Stefon Diggs 52
Receiving yards Stefon Diggs 720
Receiving touchdowns Kyle Rudolph 5
Points Blair Walsh 135
Kickoff return yards Cordarrelle Patterson 1,019
Punt return yards Marcus Sherels 311
Tackles Eric Kendricks 92
Sacks Everson Griffen 10.5
Interceptions Terence Newman 3
Forced fumbles Anthony Barr 3

Source: Minnesota Vikings' official website[37]

League rankingsEdit

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 32)
Passing offense 2,928 183.0 31st
Rushing offense 2,211 138.2 4th
Total offense 5,139 321.2 29th
Passing defense 3,759 234.9 12th
Rushing defense 1,748 109.2 17th
Total defense 5,507 344.2 13th

Source: NFL.com.[38]

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