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2016 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Mike Zimmer (games 1–12, 14–16)
Mike Priefer (interim, game 13)
General Manager Rick Spielman
Home Field U.S. Bank Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Place 3rd NFC North
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2016 season was the Minnesota Vikings' 56th in the National Football League and their third under head coach Mike Zimmer. After starting the season with five consecutive wins prior to their bye week, the Vikings managed just three victories after the bye and were eliminated from playoff contention in Week 16 with a 38–25 road loss to the Packers.[1] They joined the 1978 Redskins, 1993 Saints, 2003 Vikings, 2009 Broncos, 2009 Giants and 2015 Falcons in missing the playoffs after starting 5–0 or better. The Vikings are the only team in NFL history to start 5–0 or better more than once and on both occasions miss the playoffs.

The team's new stadium, U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, opened at the start of the season, with a regular season debut victory on September 18 against division rival Green Bay on NBC Sunday Night Football. It was built on the site of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the team's home from 1982 through 2013. The Vikings played at the outdoor TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota in 2014 and 2015.

On August 30, starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending ACL tear and dislocated knee on a non-contact play during team practice.[2] Originally, it was reported that Bridgewater's injury would keep him out for around a year-and-a-half, and on January 27, 2017, it was reported that it was possible he could also miss the entire 2017 season.[3] The extent of Bridgewater's injury prompted the Vikings to make a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for former number 1 draft pick Sam Bradford, giving up a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 Draft in exchange.[4][5] Adrian Peterson's season was also hit by injury after he tore the meniscus in his right knee in the home opener against the Packers.[6][7] On September 22, Peterson underwent successful surgery to repair the meniscus. It was also revealed that the knee had a mild LCL sprain, but it did not need surgery.[8] He was placed on injured reserve on September 23, 2016,[9] and reactivated on December 17,[10] but only made six rushing attempts before leaving the game, ending his season. Peterson left the team at the end of the season, ending his 10-year tenure with the Vikings.

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OffseasonEdit

DraftEdit

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2016 Minnesota Vikings draft[11]
Draft order Player name Position College Contract Notes
Round Selection
1 23 Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss 4 years / $9.93 million[12]
2 54 Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson 4 years / $4.3 million
3 86 Traded to the Miami DolphinsTemplate:Efn-ua
4 121 Willie Beavers G Western Michigan 4 years / $2.88 million
5 160 Kentrell Brothers ILB Missouri 4 years / $2.57 million
6 180 Moritz Böhringer WR Schwäbisch Hall (GFL) 4 years / $2.49 million from 49ersTemplate:Efn-ua
186 Traded to the Miami DolphinsTemplate:Efn-ua from DolphinsTemplate:Efn-ua
188 David Morgan II TE UTSA 4 years / $2.47 million from EaglesTemplate:Efn-ua
196 Traded to the Philadelphia EaglesTemplate:Efn-ua from Texans via Patriots and DolphinsTemplate:Efn-ua
198 Traded to the San Diego ChargersTemplate:Efn-ua
7 227 Stephen Weatherly LB Vanderbilt 4 years / $2.42 million from Ravens via DolphinsTemplate:Efn-ua
240 Traded to the Philadelphia EaglesTemplate:Efn-ua from BillsTemplate:Efn-ua
244 Jayron Kearse S Clemson 4 years / $2.4 million

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Roster changesEdit

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Re-signings
Date Player name Position Contract terms
March 7, 2016 Andrew Sendejo S 4 years / $16 million[13]
Adam Thielen WR 1 year / $600,000[14]
March 8, 2016 Audie Cole LB 1 year / $760,000[15]
March 9, 2016 Mike Harris G 1 year / $1.9 million[16]
March 15, 2016 Rhett Ellison TE 1 year / $2.25 million[17]
Marcus Sherels CB 2 years / $4 million[17]
March 16, 2016 Matt Asiata RB 1 year / $840,000[18]
March 18, 2016 Terence Newman CB 1 year / $3 million[17]
Justin Trattou DE 1 year / $810,000[19]
April 11, 2016 Chad Greenway LB 1 year / $2.75 million[20]
April 18, 2016 Zach Line FB 1 year / $1.671 million[21]
September 9, 2016 Joe Berger C 1-year extension[22]

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Departures
Date Player name Position Note New team
March 8, 2016 Mike Wallace WR Released[23] Baltimore Ravens
Austin Wentworth OT Waived[23] Retired[24]
March 9, 2016 Casey Matthews ILB UFA
Jason Trusnik ILB UFA
March 14, 2016 Josh Robinson CB UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers
March 18, 2016 Robert Blanton S UFA Buffalo Bills
April 13, 2016 Alex Singleton LB Waived Calgary Stampeders
May 10, 2016 Johnny Lowdermilk S Waived Tampa Bay Buccaneers
July 25, 2016 Phil Loadholt OT Waived Retired
August 25, 2016 Melvin White CB Waived
August 30, 2016 Brad Sorensen QB Waived[25][26]
Terrell Sinkfield WR
Austin Shepherd OT
John Sullivan C
Scott Crichton DL
Antone Exum S
Zach Moore DE
September 3, 2016 C. J. Ham HB Waived
Blake Renaud FB
Isaac Fruechte WR
Moritz Böhringer WR
Willie Beavers OL
Isame Faciane OG
Stephen Weatherly DE
Toby Johnson DT
Brandon Watts OLB

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Additions
Date Player name Position Previous team Contract terms
March 10, 2016 Alex Boone G San Francisco 49ers 4 years / $26.8 million[27]
Emmanuel Lamur LB Cincinnati Bengals 2 years / $6 million[16]
March 18, 2016 Andre Smith OT Cincinnati Bengals 1 year / $4.5 million[28]
May 10, 2016 C. J. Ham HB Augustana (SD) (NCAA)
August 1, 2016 Terrance Plummer LB Minnesota Vikings
September 3, 2016 Sam Bradford QB Philadelphia Eagles Trade[29]
September 4, 2016 Joel Stave QB Wisconsin (NCAA) Practice Squad[30]
C. J. Ham HB Augustana (SD) (NCAA)
Moritz Böhringer WR Schwäbisch Hall (GFL)
Kyle Carter TE Penn State (NCAA)
Willie Beavers OL Western Michigan (NCAA)
Isame Faciane OG Minnesota Vikings
Stephen Weatherly DE Vanderbilt (NCAA)
Toby Johnson DT Minnesota Vikings
Tre Roberson CB Illinois State (NCAA)
September 4, 2016 Shamiel Gary S Miami Dolphins Practice Squad[31]
September 13, 2016 Tre Roberson CB Illinois State (NCAA) Practice Squad
Julian Wilson CB Philadelphia Eagles
September 23, 2016 Ronnie Hillman HB Denver Broncos
October 11, 2016 Jake Long OT Atlanta Falcons 1 year

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PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Vikings' preseason opponents and schedule was announced April 7.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 12 at Cincinnati W 17–16 1–0 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
2 August 18 at Seattle W 18–11 2–0 CenturyLink Field Recap
3 August 28 San Diego W 23–10 3–0 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
4 September 1 Los Angeles W 27–25 4–0 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week 1: Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 10 7 0 17
Bengals 0 7 0 9 16

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
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First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIN – C. J. Ham 10-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 1:44. Vikings 17–7. Drive: 10 plays, 74 yards, 5:46.

Fourth quarter

  • CIN – Mike Nugent 23-yard field goal, 4:11. Vikings 17–10. Drive: 8 plays, 81 yards, 3:47.
  • CIN – Alex Erickson 80-yard punt return (pass failed), 2:45. Vikings 17–16.

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Week 2: at Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week 2: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 11 0 7 18
Seahawks 0 0 0 11 11

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
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First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • SEA – Troymaine Pope 4-yard run (Trevone Boykin run), 12:49. Vikings 11–8. Drive: 7 plays, 65 yards, 3:13.
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 49-yard field goal, 5:46. Tied 11–11. Drive: 13 plays, 58 yards, 5:50.
  • MIN – Marcus Sherels 53-yard interception return (Blair Walsh kick), 1:23. Vikings 18–11.

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Week 3: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week 3: San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 10 0 0 10
Vikings 6 6 8 3 23

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
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First quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 23-yard field goal, 11:04. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 68 yards, 3:56.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 33-yard field goal, 4:18. Vikings 6–0. Drive: 9 plays, 29 yards, 4:38.

Second quarter

  • SD – Melvin Gordon 39-yard run (Josh Lambo kick), 9:04. Chargers 7–6. Drive: 6 plays, 72 yards, 3:05.
  • SD – Josh Lambo 32-yard field goal, 2:28. Chargers 10–6. Drive: 8 plays, 41 yards, 4:10.
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 27-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (run failed), 1:18. Vikings 12–10. Drive: 6 plays, 78 yards, 1:10.

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 23-yard field goal, 6:24. Vikings 23–10. Drive: 9 plays, 33 yards, 4:42.

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Week 4: vs. Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week 4: Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 0 3 15 25
Vikings 0 13 7 7 27

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: September 1
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: None (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,262
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich (52)
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 30-yard field goal, 2:39. Rams 7–3. Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 1:19.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 34-yard field goal, 0:55. Rams 7–6. Drive: 4 plays, −7 yards, 0:56.
  • MIN – Jhurell Pressley 28-yard pass from Brad Sorensen (Blair Walsh kick), 0:33. Vikings 13–7. Drive: 1 play, 28 yards, 0:09.

Third quarter

  • LA – Greg Zuerlein 35-yard field goal, 4:47. Vikings 13–10. Drive: 13 plays, 59 yards, 7:31.
  • MIN – Jhurell Pressley 106-yard kickoff return (Blair Walsh kick), 4:32. Vikings 20–10. Drive: 0 plays, 0 yards, 0:15.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – C. J. Ham 1-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 11:37. Vikings 27–10. Drive: 3 plays, 6 yards, 1:17.
  • LA – Paul McRoberts 2-yard pass from Sean Mannion (Terrence Magee run), 6:14. Vikings 27–18. Drive: 12 plays, 61 yards, 5:23.
  • LA – Aaron Green 26-yard run (Greg Zuerlein kick), 1:53. Rams 27–25. Drive: 7 plays, 64 yards, 2:02.

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Att.
1 September 11 at Tennessee W 25–16 1–0 Nissan Stadium Recap 63,816
2 September 18 Green Bay W 17–14 2–0 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,813
3 September 25 at Carolina W 22–10 3–0 Bank of America Stadium Recap 73,813
4 October 3 NY Giants W 24–10 4–0 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,690
5 October 9 Houston W 31–13 5–0 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,683
6 Bye
7 October 23 at Philadelphia L 10–21 5–1 Lincoln Financial Field Recap 69,596
8 October 31 at Chicago L 10–20 5–2 Soldier Field Recap 60,422
9 November 6 Detroit L 16–22 (OT) 5–3 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,807
10 November 13 at Washington L 20–26 5–4 FedEx Field Recap 78,216
11 November 20 Arizona W 30–24 6–4 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,808
12 November 24 at Detroit L 13–16 6–5 Ford Field Recap 63,793
13 December 1 Dallas L 15–17 6–6 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,860
14 December 11 at Jacksonville W 25–16 7–6 EverBank Field Recap 62,701
15 December 18 Indianapolis L 6–34 7–7 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,820
16 December 24 at Green Bay L 25–38 7–8 Lambeau Field Recap 77,856
17 January 1 Chicago W 38–10 8–8 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,808
  • Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week 1: Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 0 12 13 25
Titans 3 7 0 6 16

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
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First quarter

  • TEN – Ryan Succop 28-yard field goal, 4:45. Titans 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 53 yards, 4:24.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 50-yard field goal, 13:56. Titans 10–3. Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:04.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 33-yard field goal, 5:59. Titans 10–6. Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards, 5:31.
  • MIN – Eric Kendricks 77-yard interception return (kick failed, wide left), 1:24. Vikings 12–10.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 45-yard field goal, 11:17. Vikings 15–10. Drive: 10 plays, 42 yards, 4:05.
  • MIN – Danielle Hunter 24-yard fumble return (Blair Walsh kick), 11:03. Vikings 22–10.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 30-yard field goal, 2:36. Vikings 25–10. Drive: 7 plays, 45 yards, 3:33.
  • TEN – DeMarco Murray 4-yard pass from Marcus Mariota (pass failed), 0:28. Vikings 25–16. Drive: 9 plays, 74 yards, 2:08.

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Shaun Hill started at quarterback in the team's first game, as Sam Bradford was rested until the second game.

Week 2: vs. Green Bay PackersEdit

Week 2: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 0 0 7 14
Vikings 0 10 7 0 17

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
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First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 8-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Blair Walsh kick), 10:14. Tied 7–7. Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards, 4:46.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 46-yard field goal, 0:27. Vikings 10–7. Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards, 4:14.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 25-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Blair Walsh kick), 2:11. Vikings 17–7. Drive: 6 plays, 87 yards, 2:46.

Fourth quarter

  • GB – Aaron Rodgers 10-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 12:41. Vikings 17–14. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:30.

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Sam Bradford made his first start for the Vikings in week 2 against the Packers just 15 days after being traded. Despite not having much time to learn the offense, Bradford outplayed Aaron Rodgers but ended up hurting his left hand in the first half due to a hit by Clay Matthews. Bradford finished the game completing 22-of-31 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns, helping lead the Vikings to their first win in their new stadium.

Week 3: at Carolina PanthersEdit

Week 3: Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 2 6 8 6 22
Panthers 10 0 0 0 10

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information
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First quarter

  • CAR – Graham Gano 48-yard field goal, 10:52. Panthers 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 48 yards, 4:08.
  • CAR – Cam Newton 3-yard run (Graham Gano kick), 5:20. Panthers 10–0. Drive: 7 plays, 57 yards, 3:51.
  • MIN – Cam Newton sacked in the end zone by Danielle Hunter for a safety, 1:44. Panthers 10–2.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Marcus Sherels 54-yard punt return (kick failed, wide right), 3:21. Panthers 10–8.

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 28-yard field goal, 13:14. Vikings 19–10. Drive: 7 plays, 33 yards, 2:46.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 31-yard field goal, 5:07. Vikings 22–10. Drive: 11 plays, 49 yards, 5:55.

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Week 4: vs. New York GiantsEdit

Week 4: New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 3 0 7 10
Vikings 7 7 3 7 24

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
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First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 7-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Blair Walsh kick), 7:59. Vikings 14–0. Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards, 4:56.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 40-yard field goal, 0:02. Vikings 14–3. Drive: 11 plays, 44 yards, 2:44.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 44-yard field goal, 7:39. Vikings 17–3. Drive: 6 plays, 17 yards, 2:16.

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Orleans Darkwa 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 13:38. Vikings 17–10. Drive: 5 plays, 91 yards, 1:47.
  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 4-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 9:20. Vikings 24–10. Drive: 8 plays, 76 yards, 4:18.

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Week 5: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week 5: Houston Texans at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 0 6 0 7 13
Vikings 14 10 0 7 31

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
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First quarter

  • MIN – Adam Thielen 36-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Blair Walsh kick), 11:23. Vikings 7–0. Drive: 8 plays, 84 yards, 3:37.
  • MIN – Matt Asiata 1-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 6:28. Vikings 14–0. Drive: 8 plays, 55 yards, 3:52.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 19-yard field goal, 9:58. Vikings 17–0. Drive: 15 plays, 58 yards, 6:19.
  • MIN – Marcus Sherels 79-yard punt return (Blair Walsh kick), 8:46. Vikings 24–0.
  • HOU – Nick Novak 38-yard field goal, 5:42. Vikings 24–3. Drive: 8 plays, 55 yards, 3:04.
  • HOU – Nick Novak 30-yard field goal, 1:37. Vikings 24–6. Drive: 10 plays, 42 yards, 2:04.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

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Week 7: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week 7: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 3 0 7 10
Eagles 0 11 7 3 21

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information
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First quarter

  • None

Second quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 48-yard field goal, 9:01. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 12 plays, 50 yards, 4:57.
  • PHI – Josh Huff 98-yard kick return (Carson Wentz run), 8:48. Eagles 8–3. Drive: 0 plays, 0 yards, 0:13.
  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 35-yard field goal, 0:07. Eagles 11–3. Drive: 10 plays, 35 yards, 2:35.

Third quarter

  • PHI – Dorial Green-Beckham 5-yard pass from Carson Wentz (Caleb Sturgis kick), 5:45. Eagles 18–3. Drive: 9 plays, 77 yards, 5:51.

Fourth quarter

  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 21-yard field goal, 6:09. Eagles 21–3. Drive: 9 plays, 47 yards, 5:20.
  • MIN – Cordarrelle Patterson 14-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Blair Walsh kick), 0:34. Eagles 21–10. Drive: 11 plays, 56 yards, 3:56.

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Sam Bradford faces his former team for the first time after he was traded from the Eagles prior to the start of the season. The Vikings streak came to a halt as they lost the game 21-10.

Week 8: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week 8: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 3 0 7 10
Bears 3 10 7 0 20

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

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First quarter

  • CHI – Connor Barth 30-yard field goal, 8:28. Bears 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 81 yards, 3:40.

Second quarter

  • CHI – Connor Barth 28-yard field goal, 12:44. Bears 6–0. Drive: 8 plays, 64 yards, 3:33.
  • CHI – Jordan Howard 2-yard run (Connor Barth kick), 7:49. Bears 13–0. Drive: 6 plays, 43 yards, 3:36.
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 30-yard field goal, 0:25. Bears 13–3. Drive: 15 plays, 59 yards, 7:24.

Third quarter

  • CHI – Alshon Jeffery 11-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Connor Barth kick), 9:52. Bears 20–3. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:08.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 25-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Blair Walsh kick), 5:41. Bears 20–10. Drive: 10 plays, 83 yards, 3:10.

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Week 9: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week 9: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 3 7 0 6 22
Vikings 0 3 6 7 16

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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First quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 47-yard field goal, 7:14. Lions 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 57 yards, 5:00.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 33-yard field goal, 13:20. Tied 3–3. Drive: 12 plays, 61 yards, 4:35.
  • DET – Anquan Boldin 1-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 0:05. Lions 10–3. Drive: 17 plays, 84 yards, 9:45.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 1-yard pass from Sam Bradford (kick hit right upright), 4:02. Lions 10–9. Drive: 9 plays, 78 yards, 5:33.

Fourth quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 53-yard field goal, 12:33. Lions 13–9. Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 1:08.
  • MIN – Rhett Ellison 1-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 0:23. Vikings 16–13. Drive: 13 plays, 79 yards, 3:51.
  • DET – Matt Prater 58-yard field goal, 0:00. Tied 16–16. Drive: 4 plays, 35 yards, 0:23.

Overtime

  • DET – Golden Tate 28-yard pass from Matthew Stafford, 8:21. Lions 22–16. Drive: 11 plays, 87 yards, 6:39.

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Although it was Stefon Diggs' big day, having caught 13 passes for 80 yards, it wasn't enough as the Vikings dropped 5-3.

Week 10: at Washington RedskinsEdit

Week 10: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 20 0 0 20
Redskins 7 7 6 6 26

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Sunny, Template:Convert/F
  • Game attendance: 78,216
  • Referee: Pete Morelli (135)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Chris Spielman and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

Second quarter

  • WAS – Vernon Davis 38-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 14:18. Redskins 14–0. Drive: 9 plays, 91 yards, 4:58.
  • MIN – Matt Asiata 1-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 5:39. Redskins 14–7. Drive: 8 plays, 67 yards, 3:52.
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 20-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Blair Walsh kick), 0:58. Tied 14–14. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:40.
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 3-yard pass from Sam Bradford (kick wide right), 0:00. Vikings 20–14. Drive: 4 plays, 33 yards, 0:50.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 30-yard field goal, 8:53. Vikings 20–17. Drive: 12 plays, 55 yards, 6:07.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 37-yard field goal, 0:38. Tied 20–20. Drive: 11 plays, 49 yards, 5:16.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 50-yard field goal, 9:33. Redskins 23–20. Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 3:21.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 28-yard field goal, 2:31. Redskins 26–20. Drive: 8 plays, 32 yards, 3:13.

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This was the last game for Blair Walsh in a Vikings uniform as he was waived days after this game.

Week 11: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week 11: Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 10 0 7 24
Vikings 7 13 10 0 30

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,808
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman (34)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

Second quarter

  • ARI – Chandler Catanzaro 34-yard field goal, 10:04. Cardinals 10–7. Drive: 12 plays, 78 yards, 6:26.
  • MIN – Matt Asiata 2-yard run (kick blocked), 7:16. Vikings 13–10. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:48.
  • MIN – Xavier Rhodes 100-yard interception return (Kai Forbath kick), 3:07. Vikings 20–10.
  • ARI – Jermaine Gresham 29-yard pass from Carson Palmer (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 0:50. Vikings 20–17. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:17.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Cordarrelle Patterson 104-yard kickoff return (Kai Forbath kick), 14:47. Vikings 27–17.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 27-yard field goal, 0:04. Vikings 30–17. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:06.

Fourth quarter

  • ARI – David Johnson 4-yard pass (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 7:24. Vikings 30–24. Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards, 1:46.

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Week 12: at Detroit LionsEdit

NFL on Thanksgiving Day
Week 12: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 0 3 3 13
Lions 7 3 0 6 16

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

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First quarter

Second quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 29-yard field goal, 6:45. Lions 10–7. Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards, 3:05.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Kai Forbath 30-yard field goal, 7:03. Tied 10–10. Drive: 5 plays, 49 yards, 2:42.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Kai Forbath 28-yard field goal, 12:38. Vikings 13–10. Drive: 13 plays, 76 yards, 7:36.
  • DET – Matt Prater 48-yard field goal, 1:45. Tied 13–13. Drive: 10 plays, 68 yards, 3:17.
  • DET – Matt Prater 40-yard field goal, 0:00. Lions 16–13. Drive: 2 plays, −2 yards, 0:30.

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Week 13: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week 13: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 7 0 10 17
Vikings 3 0 3 9 15

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 7:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: None (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,860
  • Referee: Tony Corrente (99)
  • TV announcers (NBC/NFLN/Twitter): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Heather Cox
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First quarter

  • MIN – Kai Forbath 48-yard field goal, 2:28. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 6 plays, 32 yards, 3:17.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIN – Kai Forbath 36-yard field goal, 2:10. Cowboys 7–6. Drive: 10 plays, 49 yards, 4:52.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Kai Forbath 33-yard field goal, 14:11. Vikings 9–7. Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 0:56.
  • DAL – Dez Bryant 8-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick), 10:22. Cowboys 14–9. Drive: 1 play, 8 yards, 0:06.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 39-yard field goal, 4:15. Cowboys 17–9. Drive: 5 plays, 33 yards, 2:22.
  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 3-yard pass from Sam Bradford (pass failed), 0:25. Cowboys 17–15. Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 1:44.

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Head coach Mike Zimmer missed this game after undergoing emergency eye surgery the night before. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer served as interim coach for the game.[41]

Week 14: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week 14: Minnesota Vikings at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 6 3 3 13 25
Jaguars 0 9 7 0 16

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F
  • Game attendance: 62,701
  • Referee: John Hussey (35)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

  • MIN – Kai Forbath 43-yard field goal, 12:20. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 5 plays, 50 yards, 2:40.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 32-yard field goal, 7:53. Vikings 6–0. Drive: 5 plays, 45 yards, 2:35.

Second quarter

  • JAX – Jason Myers 45-yard field goal, 13:07. Vikings 6–3. Drive: 8 plays, 34 yards, 3:00.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 40-yard field goal, 10:49. Vikings 9–3. Drive: 6 plays, 26 yards, 2:18.
  • JAX – Jason Myers 55-yard field goal, 6:18. Vikings 9–6. Drive: 7 plays, 31 yards, 4:31.
  • JAX – Jason Myers 24-yard field goal, 0:09. Tied 9–9. Drive: 10 plays, 92 yards, 1:47.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Kai Forbath 46-yard field goal, 8:29. Vikings 12–9. Drive: 9 plays, 41 yards, 2:53.
  • JAX – Bryan Walters 14-yard pass from Blake Bortles (Jason Myers kick), 3:50. Jaguars 16–12. Drive: 11 plays, 90 yards, 4:39.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Matt Asiata 1-yard run (kick failed, wide left), 14:13. Vikings 18–16. Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 4:37.
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 3-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Kai Forbath kick), 2:13. Vikings 25–16. Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards, 2:51.

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Week 15: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week 15: Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 10 17 0 7 34
Vikings 0 0 3 3 6

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: None (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,820
  • Referee: Jerome Boger (23)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 48-yard field goal, 9:01. Colts 3–0. Drive: 11 plays, 46 yards, 5:59.
  • IND – Robert Turbin 1-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 2:22. Colts 10–0. Drive: 11 plays, 52 yards, 4:57.

Second quarter

  • IND – Erik Swoope 27-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 7:16. Colts 17–0. Drive: 9 plays, 92 yards, 5:39.
  • IND – Robert Turbin 6-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 0:33. Colts 24–0. Drive: 13 plays, 91 yards, 5:35.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 50-yard field goal, 0:00. Colts 27–0. Drive: 2 plays, 4 yards, 0:19.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Kai Forbath 32-yard field goal, 3:51. Colts 27–3. Drive: 12 plays, 71 yards, 4:10.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Phillip Dorsett 50-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 14:55. Colts 34–3. Drive: 7 plays, 88 yards, 3:56.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 51-yard field goal, 11:57. Colts 34–6. Drive: 9 plays, 39 yards, 2:58.

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Adrian Peterson returned to action and had six carries for 22 yards against the Colts.[10] This was the last game he'd ever play for the Vikings.

Week 16: at Green Bay PackersEdit

Week 16: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 10 0 12 25
Packers 14 14 0 10 38

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, Template:Convert/F
  • Game attendance: 77,856
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette (42)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

  • GB – Jordy Nelson 21-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 7:13. Packers 7–0. Drive: 5 plays, 61 yards, 2:40.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 22-yard field goal, 3:37. Packers 7–3. Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 3:36.
  • GB – Davante Adams 20-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 1:49. Packers 14–3. Drive: 4 plays, 74 yards, 1:48.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Kai Forbath 26-yard field goal, 12:30. Packers 14–6. Drive: 12 plays, 67 yards, 4:19.
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 2-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 8:11. Packers 21–6. Drive: 3 plays, 42 yards, 1:36.
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 71-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Kai Forbath kick), 7:24. Packers 21–13. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:47.
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers 6-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 0:24. Packers 28–13. Drive: 5 plays, 54 yards, 0:30.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • GB – Mason Crosby 48-yard field goal, 14:55. Packers 31–13. Drive: 10 plays, 14 yards, 4:05.
  • GB – Richard Rodgers 13-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 9:02. Packers 38–13. Drive: 7 plays, 53 yards, 4:23.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 3-yard pass from Sam Bradford (kick failed, hit right upright), 4:20. Packers 38–19. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 4:42.
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 8-yard pass from Sam Bradford (run failed), 0:32. Packers 38–25. Drive: 10 plays, 34 yards, 3:07.

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With the loss, the Vikings dropped to 7–8 and were officially eliminated from postseason contention. The loss also made the Vikings the first team to twice start 5–0 or better, and on both occasions miss the playoffs (they also missed the playoffs in 2003 after starting 6–0).

Week 17: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

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

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: January 1, 2017
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: None (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,808
  • Referee: Terry McAulay (77)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, David Diehl and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Game Book
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First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Kai Forbath 21-yard field goal, 14:53. Vikings 10–0. Drive: 14 plays, 93 yards, 7:33.
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 22-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Kai Forbath kick), 12:51. Vikings 17–0. Drive: 3 plays, 35 yards, 1:22.
  • CHI – Matt Barkley 2-yard pass from Cameron Meredith (Connor Barth kick), 1:48. Vikings 17–7. Drive: 17 plays, 85 yards, 7:56.
  • MIN – Jarius Wright 1-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Kai Forbath kick), 0:18. Vikings 24–7. Drive: 5 plays, 21 yards, 0:42.
  • CHI – Connor Barth 29-yard field goal, 0:00. Vikings 24–10. Drive: 2 plays, 31 yards, 0:18.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 10-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 12:11. Vikings 31–10. Drive: 4 plays, 40 yards, 1:56.
  • MIN – Everson Griffen 20-yard fumble return (Kai Forbath kick), 9:51. Vikings 38–10.

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StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

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ConferenceEdit

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StaffEdit

2016 Minnesota Vikings final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Pro BowlEdit

Four Vikings were selected for the 2017 Pro Bowl: defensive end Everson Griffen, return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and free safety Harrison Smith. Rhodes will be playing in his first Pro Bowl, while Griffen, Patterson and Smith will all be playing in their second; Patterson is the first return specialist in Vikings history to go to two Pro Bowls.[42] Linval Joseph will replace Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.[43]

Final rosterEdit

2016 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, 13 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

StatisticsEdit

Team leadersEdit

Category Player(s) Total
Passing yards Sam Bradford 3,877
Passing touchdowns Sam Bradford 20
Rushing yards Jerick McKinnon 539
Rushing touchdowns Matt Asiata 6
Receptions Stefon Diggs 84
Receiving yards Adam Thielen 967
Receiving touchdowns Kyle Rudolph 7
Points Kai Forbath 56
Kickoff return yards Cordarrelle Patterson 792
Punt return yards Marcus Sherels 292
Tackles Eric Kendricks 109
Sacks Danielle Hunter 12.5
Interceptions Xavier Rhodes 5
Forced fumbles Linval Joseph
Brian Robison
3

Source: Minnesota Vikings' official website[44]

League rankingsEdit

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 32)
Passing offense 3,836 239.8 18th
Rushing offense 1,205 75.3 32nd
Total offense 5,041 315.1 28th
Passing defense 3,327 207.9 3rd
Rushing defense 1,711 106.9 20th
Total defense 5,038 314.9 3rd

Source: NFL.com.[45]

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