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2017 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Mike Zimmer
General Manager Rick Spielman
Home Field U.S. Bank Stadium
Results
Record 13–3
Place 1st NFC North
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Saints) 29–24
Lost NFC Championship (Eagles) 7–38
Pro Bowlers
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The 2017 season was the Minnesota Vikings' 57th in the National Football League, and their fourth under head coach Mike Zimmer. With the team's home stadium, U.S. Bank Stadium, scheduled to host Super Bowl LII at the end of the season, the Vikings attempted to make history as the first team to play the Super Bowl on their home field; in recording their best regular season record since 1998, they clinched a first-round bye for the first time since 2009 and became the eighth team in the Super Bowl era to qualify for the playoffs in a season in which their stadium hosted the Super Bowl. They defeated the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round 29–24 on a walkoff play referred to as the "Minneapolis Miracle", but lost 38–7 to the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. Template:TOC limit

Roster changesEdit

DraftEdit

2017 Minnesota Vikings draft
Draft order Player name Position College Contract Notes
Round Selection
1 14 Traded to the Philadelphia EaglesTemplate:Efn-ua
2 41 Dalvin Cook RB Florida State 4 years / $6.35 million from BengalsTemplate:Efn-ua
48 Traded to the Cincinnati BengalsTemplate:Efn-ua
3 70 Pat Elflein C Ohio State 4 years / $3.33 million from NY JetsTemplate:Efn-ua
79 Traded to the New York JetsTemplate:Efn-ua
86 Traded to the Kansas City ChiefsTemplate:Efn-ua from DolphinsTemplate:Efn-ua
104 Traded to the San Francisco 49ersTemplate:Efn-ua from ChiefsTemplate:Efn-ua
4 109 Jaleel Johnson DT Iowa from 49ersTemplate:Efn-ua
120 Ben Gedeon LB Michigan
128 Traded to the Cincinnati BengalsTemplate:Efn-ua from DolphinsTemplate:Efn-ua
132 Traded to the Philadelphia EaglesTemplate:Efn-ua from ChiefsTemplate:Efn-ua
139 Traded to the Kansas City ChiefsTemplate:Efn-ua from Browns via EaglesTemplate:Efn-ua
5 160 Traded to the New York JetsTemplate:Efn-ua
170 Rodney Adams WR USF from ChiefsTemplate:Efn-ua
180 Danny Isidora G Miami (FL) from ChiefsTemplate:Efn-ua
6 199 Traded to the Washington RedskinsTemplate:Efn-ua
201 Bucky Hodges TE Virginia Tech from WashingtonTemplate:Efn-ua
7 219 Stacy Coley WR Miami from Cleveland via 49ersTemplate:Efn-ua
220 Ifeadi Odenigbo DE Northwestern from San Francisco via WashingtonTemplate:Efn-ua
230 Traded to the Washington RedskinsTemplate:Efn-ua from EaglesTemplate:Efn-ua
232 Elijah Lee LB Kansas State
245 Jack Tocho CB N.C. State from ChiefsTemplate:Efn-ua

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2017 Minnesota Vikings UDFA
Player Position College
Wes Lunt QB Illinois
Terrell Newby RB Nebraska
R.J. Shelton WR Michigan State
Josiah Price TE Michigan State
Aviante Collins OT TCU
Nick Fett OT Iowa State
Freddie Tagaloa OT Arizona
Tashawn Bower DE LSU
Caleb Kidder DE Montana
Sam McCaskill DE Boise State
Dylan Bradley DT Southern Miss
Eric Wilson LB Cincinnati
Shaan Washington LB Texas A&M
Horace Richardson CB SMU
Tommy Armstrong Jr. S Nebraska

TransactionsEdit

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Re-signings
Date Player name Position Contract terms
January 2, 2017 Moritz Böhringer WR [RFC][1]
Kyle Carter TE
Cayleb Jones WR
Marquis Lucas OT
Tre Roberson CB
Bishop Sankey RB
Sterling Bailey DT
Austin Shepherd OT
Cedric Thompson S
March 8, 2017 Jeremiah Sirles OT 1 year / $690,000[2]
March 15, 2017 Terence Newman CB 1 year / $3.25 million[3]
Adam Thielen WR 3 years / $17 million[4]
March 24, 2017 Brian Robison DE 2 years / $7.5 million[5]

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Departures
Date Player name Position Note New team
February 10, 2017 Brandon Fusco G Released[6] San Francisco 49ers
Mike Harris G
March 6, 2017 Chad Greenway OLB Retired[7]
March 9, 2017 Rhett Ellison TE UFA New York Giants[8]
Matt Kalil OT Carolina Panthers[9]
Jeff Locke P Indianapolis Colts[10]
March 10, 2017 Charles Johnson WR Carolina Panthers[11]
Captain Munnerlyn CB Carolina Panthers[12]
March 11, 2017 Audie Cole LB Jacksonville Jaguars[13]
March 13, 2017 Cordarrelle Patterson WR/KR Oakland Raiders[14]
March 14, 2017 Andre Smith OT Cincinnati Bengals
March 24, 2017 Scott Crichton DT Released
May 4, 2017 Marquis Lucas OT Waived
Sterling Bailey DE
Cedric Thompson S
May 16, 2017 B. J. Dubose DT Waived [15]
May 17, 2017 Toby Johnson DT Waived
May 27, 2017 Matt Asiata RB UFA Detroit Lions
May 31, 2017 Mitch Mathews WR Waived[16]

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Additions
Date Player name Position Previous team Contract terms
January 3, 2017 Reid Fragel OT Kansas City Chiefs [RFC][17]
Marshall Koehn K Miami Dolphins
Taylor Symmank P
March 9, 2017 Riley Reiff OT Detroit Lions 5 years / $58.75 million[18]
March 10, 2017 Mike Remmers OT Carolina Panthers 5 years / $30 million[19]
March 14, 2017 Datone Jones DE Green Bay Packers 1 year / $3.75 million[20]
March 16, 2017 Latavius Murray RB Oakland Raiders 3 years / $15.0 million[21]
March 30, 2017 Terrell Sinkfield CB BC Lions (CFL) [22]
Mitch Mathews WR Cleveland Browns
Nick Truesdell TE Cleveland Gladiators (AFL)
March 31, 2017 Case Keenum QB Los Angeles Rams 1 year / $2.0 million[23]
April 3, 2017 Ryan Quigley P Arizona Cardinals 1 year / $2.0 million[24]
May 10, 2017 Michael Floyd WR New England Patriots 1 year / $1.5 million
May 17, 2017 Will Sutton DT Chicago Bears

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^[RFC] Denotes this is a reserve/future contract.

StaffEdit

2017 Minnesota Vikings final staff
Front Office
  • Owner/Chairman – Zygi Wilf
  • Owner/President – Mark Wilf
  • Owner/Vice Chairman – Leonard Wilf
  • General Manager – Rick Spielman
  • Executive Vice President – Football Operations – Rob Brzezinski
  • Chief Operating Officer – Kevin Warren
  • Assistant General Manager – George Paton
  • Director of College Scouting – Jamaal Stephenson
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Ryan Monnens

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Mike Priefer
  • Assistant Special Teams – Ryan Ficken

Strength and Conditioning

  • Head Athletic Trainer – Eric Sugarman
  • Head Strength and Conditioning – Mark Uyeyama
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Derik Keyes
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Reshard Langford
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Chaz Mahle

Final rosterEdit

2017 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, 8 Inactive, 11 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Vikings' preliminary preseason schedule was announced on April 10.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue NFL.com
recap
1 August 10 at Buffalo W 17–10 1–0 New Era Field Recap
2 August 18 at Seattle L 13–20 1–1 CenturyLink Field Recap
3 August 27 San Francisco W 32–31 2–1 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
4 August 31 Miami L 9–30 2–2 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week 1: Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 3 14 0 17
Bills 0 3 0 7 10

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

Game information
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First quarter
  • No scoring plays.
Second quarter
  • BUF – Steven Hauschka 42-yard field goal, 14:15. Bills 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 37 yards, 2:46.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 36-yard field goal, 3:26. Tied 3–3. Drive: 11 plays, 60 yards, 5:47.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Week 2: at Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week 2: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 3 0 7 13
Seahawks 7 7 6 0 20

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Mike Davis 22-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick), 1:57. Seahawks 14–3. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 4:07.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 51-yard field goal, 0:09. Seahawks 14–6. Drive: 10 plays, 41 yards, 1:48.
Third quarter
  • SEA – Blair Walsh 52-yard field goal, 13:51. Seahawks 17–6. Drive: 4 plays, −16 yards, 1:03.
  • SEA – Blair Walsh 52-yard field goal, 5:15. Seahawks 20–6. Drive: 9 plays, 64 yards, 4:29.
Fourth quarter

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Week 3: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week 3: San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 7 10 7 31
Vikings 0 0 17 15 32

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
  • SF – Carlos Hyde 24-yard pass from Brian Hoyer (Robbie Gould kick), 14:55. 49ers 14–0. Drive: 10 plays, 88 yards, 5:31.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Marshall Koehn 58-yard field goal, 10:59. 49ers 14–3. Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards, 1:53.
  • SF – Nick Rose 55-yard field goal, 5:32. 49ers 17–3. Drive: 8 plays, 26 yards, 3:07.
  • MIN – Rodney Adams 9-yard pass from Case Keenum (Marshall Koehn kick), 1:43. 49ers 17–10. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:49.
  • SF – Raheem Mostert 87-yard pass from C. J. Beathard (Nick Rose kick), 0:49. 49ers 24–10. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 0:54.
  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 108-yard kickoff return (Marshall Koehn kick), 0:37. 49ers 24–17. Drive: 0 plays, 0 yards, 0:12.
Fourth quarter
  • SF – Raheem Mostert 4-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), 7:48. 49ers 31–17. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 7:49.
  • MIN – Kyle Carter 16-yard pass from Case Keenum (Marshall Koehn kick), 6:09. 49ers 31–24. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 1:39.
  • MIN – Terrell Newby 1-yard run (Taylor Heinicke run), 0:00. Vikings 32–31. Drive: 14 plays, 63 yards, 2:44.

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Week 4: vs. Miami DolphinsEdit

Week 4: Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 16 0 7 30
Vikings 0 6 0 3 9

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: August 31
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoor (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,409
  • Referee: Pete Morelli (135)
  • TV: Fox-9
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
  • MIA – Jakeem Grant 65-yard pass from David Fales (Andrew Franks kick), 12:17. Dolphins 14–0. Drive: 4 plays, 77 yards, 1:30.
  • MIN – Cayleb Jones 8-yard pass from Taylor Heinicke (kick failed, wide left), 7:38. Dolphins 14–6. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:39.
  • MIA – MarQueis Gray 6-yard pass from David Fales (Andrew Franks kick), 0:24. Dolphins 21–6. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 1:29.
  • MIA – Taylor Heinicke sacked in the end zone by Praise Martin-Oguike for a safety, 0:12. Dolphins 23–6.
Third quarter
  • No scoring plays.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 24-yard field goal, 14:53. Dolphins 23–9. Drive: 15 plays, 58 yards, 8:37.
  • MIA – Mitch Mathews 19-yard pass from David Fales (Andrew Franks kick), 11:51. Dolphins 30–9. Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 3:02.

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue NFL.com
recap
Attendance
1 September 11 New Orleans W 29–19 1–0 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,606
2 September 17 at Pittsburgh L 9–26 1–1 Heinz Field Recap 65,971
3 September 24 Tampa Bay W 34–17 2–1 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,390
4 October 1 Detroit L 7–14 2–2 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,730
5 October 9 at Chicago W 20–17 3–2 Soldier Field Recap 61,834
6 October 15 Green Bay W 23–10 4–2 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,848
7 October 22 Baltimore W 24–16 5–2 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,751
8 October 29 at Cleveland W 33–16 6–2 Twickenham Stadium
(London, England)
Recap 74,237
9 Bye
10 November 12 at Washington W 38–30 7–2 FedEx Field Recap 74,476
11 November 19 LA Rams W 24–7 8–2 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,809
12 November 23 at Detroit W 30–23 9–2 Ford Field Recap 66,613
13 December 3 at Atlanta W 14–9 10–2 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Recap 71,185
14 December 10 at Carolina L 24–31 10–3 Bank of America Stadium Recap 73,728
15 December 17 Cincinnati W 34–7 11–3 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,833
16 December 23 at Green Bay W 16–0 12–3 Lambeau Field Recap 78,092
17 December 31 Chicago W 23–10 13–3 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap 66,802

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week 1: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 3 3 10 19
Vikings 3 13 3 10 29

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
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First quarter
  • NO – Wil Lutz 43-yard field goal, 8:21. Saints 3–0. Drive: 13 plays, 56 yards, 6:39.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 24-yard field goal, 1:01. Tied 3–3. Drive: 14 plays, 78 yards, 7:20.
Second quarter
  • NO – Wil Lutz 21-yard field goal, 5:26. Saints 6–3. Drive: 13 plays, 74 yards, 6:49.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 18-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Kai Forbath kick), 4:08. Vikings 10–6. Drive: 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:18.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 2-yard pass from Sam Bradford (kick failed, wide right), 0:03. Vikings 16–6. Drive: 10 plays, 95 yards, 1:40.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 32-yard field goal, 11:07. Vikings 19–6. Drive: 8 plays, 54 yards, 3:53.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 24-yard field goal, 2:43. Vikings 19–9. Drive: 8 plays, 83 yards, 2:46.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 15-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Kai Forbath kick), 12:52. Vikings 26–9. Drive: 9 plays, 89 yards, 4:51.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 20-yard field goal, 7:49. Vikings 26–12. Drive: 12 plays, 73 yards, 5:03.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 45-yard field goal, 4:00. Vikings 29–12. Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 3:49.
  • NO – Coby Fleener 8-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:56. Vikings 29–19. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:04.

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Week 2: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week 2: Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 3 6 0 9
Steelers 7 7 6 6 26

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
  • PIT – JuJu Smith-Schuster 4-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 13:31. Steelers 14–0. Drive: 5 plays, 60 yards, 3:12.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 42-yard field goal, 8:50. Steelers 14–3. Drive: 11 plays, 51 yards, 4:41.
Third quarter
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 46-yard field goal, 12:19. Steelers 17–3. Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 2:06.
  • MIN – C. J. Ham 1-yard run (kick failed, wide left), 9:57. Steelers 17–9. Drive: 6 plays, 82 yards, 2:22.
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 29-yard field goal, 5:05. Steelers 20–9. Drive: 10 plays, 74 yards, 4:52.
Fourth quarter
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 37-yard field goal, 3:18. Steelers 23–9. Drive: 11 plays, 64 yards, 4:44.
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 43-yard field goal, 1:53. Steelers 26–9. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 0:20.

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Week 3: vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week 3: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 3 0 14 0 17
Vikings 7 14 10 3 34

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
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First quarter
  • MIN – Dalvin Cook 1-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 10:58. Vikings 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 4:02.
  • TB – Nick Folk 40-yard field goal, 6:18. Vikings 7–3. Drive: 8 plays, 53 yards, 4:40.
Second quarter
  • MIN – Jarius Wright 2-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 10:25. Vikings 14–3. Drive: 13 plays, 76 yards, 5:57.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 17-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 0:47. Vikings 21–3. Drive: 6 plays, 92 yards, 3:04.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 59-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 12:25. Vikings 28–3. Drive: 3 plays, 66 yards, 1:03.
  • TB – Cameron Brate 15-yard pass from Jameis Winston (Nick Folk kick), 8:47. Vikings 28–10. Drive: 6 plays, 46 yards, 3:38.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 20-yard field goal, 2:24. Vikings 31–10. Drive: 13 plays, 73 yards, 6:23.
  • TB – DeSean Jackson 25-yard pass from Jameis Winston (Nick Folk kick), 0:00. Vikings 31–17. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:24.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 37-yard field goal, 8:40. Vikings 34–17. Drive: 6 plays, 16 yards, 3:45.

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Week 4: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week 4: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 3 11 0 14
Vikings 0 7 0 0 7

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: October 1
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,730
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich (52)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman and Peter Schrager
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information
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First quarter
  • No scoring plays.
Second quarter
  • DET – Matt Prater 29-yard field goal, 10:47. Lions 3–0. Drive: 15 plays, 82 yards, 8:02.
  • MIN – Dalvin Cook 5-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 1:07. Vikings 7–3. Drive: 11 plays, 81 yards, 4:33.
Third quarter
  • DET – Matt Prater 37-yard field goal, 10:41. Vikings 7–6. Drive: 8 plays, 29 yards, 3:37.
  • DET – Ameer Abdullah 3-yard run (Matthew StaffordT. J. Jones pass), 8:00. Lions 14–7. Drive: 5 plays, 29 yards, 2:25.
Fourth quarter
  • No scoring plays.

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Week 5: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week 5: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 3 14 3 20
Bears 2 0 7 8 17

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 26-yard field goal, 1:02. Vikings 3–2. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:26.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Zach Miller 20-yard pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Mitchell Trubisky run), 12:24. Tied 17–17. Drive: 11 plays, 79 yards, 6:07.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 26-yard field goal, 0:12. Vikings 20–17. Drive: 6 plays, 20 yards, 2:08.

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Week 6: vs. Green Bay PackersEdit

Week 6: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 10 0 0 10
Vikings 0 14 3 6 23

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: October 15
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,848
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert (62)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information
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First quarter
  • No scoring plays.
Second quarter
  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 27-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 14:53. Vikings 7–0. Drive: 2 plays, 42 yards, 0:11.
  • GB – Davante Adams 14-yard pass from Brett Hundley (Mason Crosby kick), 10:40. Tied 7–7. Drive: 3 plays, 18 yards, 1:24.
  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 3-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 7:22. Vikings 14–7. Drive: 8 plays, 84 yards, 3:18.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 26-yard field goal, 1:51. Vikings 14–10. Drive: 7 plays, 30 yards, 2:11.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 36-yard field goal, 9:35. Vikings 17–10. Drive: 12 plays, 57 yards, 5:25.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 34-yard field goal, 14:57. Vikings 20–10. Drive: 11 plays, 66 yards, 5:16.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 53-yard field goal, 10:47. Vikings 23–10. Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards, 1:29.

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Week 7: vs. Baltimore RavensEdit

Week 7: Baltimore Ravens at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 3 3 3 7 16
Vikings 3 6 9 6 24

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
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First quarter
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 48-yard field goal, 8:30. Ravens 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 35 yards, 4:11.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 52-yard field goal, 3:39. Tied 3–3. Drive: 12 plays, 41 yards, 4:51.
Second quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 51-yard field goal, 12:55. Vikings 6–3. Drive: 8 plays, 38 yards, 2:50.
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 57-yard field goal, 9:56. Tied 6–6. Drive: 6 plays, 33 yards, 2:59.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 43-yard field goal, 0:35. Vikings 9–6. Drive: 15 plays, 60 yards, 7:01.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 43-yard field goal, 10:53. Vikings 12–6. Drive: 7 plays, 50 yards, 4:07.
  • MIN – Latavius Murray 29-yard run (kick failed, hit right upright), 7:58. Vikings 18–6. Drive: 3 plays, 45 yards, 1:21.
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 47-yard field goal, 2:58. Vikings 18–9. Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 5:00.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 34-yard field goal, 11:54. Vikings 21–9. Drive: 6 plays, 35 yards, 2:15.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 32-yard field goal, 3:03. Vikings 24–9. Drive: 12 plays, 64 yards, 6:47.
  • BAL – Chris Moore 13-yard pass from Joe Flacco (Justin Tucker kick), 0:00. Vikings 24–16. Drive: 14 plays, 68 yards, 3:03.

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Week 8: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

NFL London Games

Week 8: Minnesota Vikings at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 9 11 10 33
Browns 6 7 3 0 16

at Twickenham Stadium, London, England

Game information
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First quarter
  • CLE – Isaiah Crowell 26-yard run (kick failed, hit right upright), 11:20. Browns 6–0. Drive: 2 plays, 37 yards, 0:29.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 35-yard field goal, 5:27. Browns 6–3. Drive: 7 plays, 18 yards, 3:26.
Second quarter
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 18-yard pass from Case Keenum (kick blocked), 2:48. Vikings 9–6. Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 3:12.
  • CLE – DeShone Kizer 1-yard run (Zane Gonzalez kick), 0:40. Browns 13–9. Drive: 8 plays, 82 yards, 2:08.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 34-yard field goal, 0:00. Browns 13–12. Drive: 6 plays, 62 yards, 0:40.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 43-yard field goal, 13:32. Vikings 15–13. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:19.
  • CLE – Zane Gonzalez 23-yard field goal, 5:34. Browns 16–15. Drive: 12 plays, 55 yards, 4:57.
  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 1-yard run (Jerick McKinnon run), 1:16. Vikings 23–16. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:18.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 4-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 10:06. Vikings 30–16. Drive: 9 plays, 84 yards, 4:47.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 51-yard field goal, 1:09. Vikings 33–16. Drive: 4 plays, −1 yard, 1:42.

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Week 10: at Washington RedskinsEdit

Week 10: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 21 7 3 38
Redskins 10 7 3 10 30

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

Game information
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First quarter
  • WAS – Maurice Harris 36-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Nick Rose kick), 10:57. Redskins 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 4:03.
  • MIN – Latavius Murray 1-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 8:18. Tied 7–7. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:39.
  • WAS – Nick Rose 28-yard field goal, 0:08. Redskins 10–7. Drive: 10 plays, 52 yards, 4:33.
Second quarter
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 3-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 11:45. Vikings 14–10. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:23.
  • WAS – Kirk Cousins 1-yard run (Nick Rose kick), 4:37. Redskins 17–14. Drive: 13 plays, 60 yards, 7:08.
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 7-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 1:49. Vikings 21–17. Drive: 6 plays, 71 yards, 2:48.
  • MIN – David Morgan II 1-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 0:22. Vikings 28–17. Drive: 3 plays, 23 yards, 1:16.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Jarius Wright 7-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 12:22. Vikings 35–17. Drive: 6 plays, 72 yards, 2:38.
  • WAS – Nick Rose 21-yard field goal, 8:24. Vikings 35–20. Drive: 11 plays, 69 yards, 3:58.
Fourth quarter
  • WAS – Kirk Cousins 2-yard run (Nick Rose kick), 14:47. Vikings 35–27. Drive: 2 plays, 2 yards, 0:06.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 53-yard field goal, 7:45. Vikings 38–27. Drive: 13 plays, 40 yards, 7:02.
  • WAS – Nick Rose 55-yard field goal, 1:14. Vikings 38–30. Drive: 13 plays, 41 yards, 2:29.

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Week 11: vs. Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week 11: Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 0 0 0 7
Vikings 0 7 0 17 24

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: November 19
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,809
  • Referee: Walt Anderson (66)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Greg Olsen and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game Book
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Second quarter
Third quarter
  • No scoring plays.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Latavius Murray 2-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 14:15. Vikings 14–7. Drive: 11 plays, 71 yards, 6:01.
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 65-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 10:14. Vikings 21–7. Drive: 5 plays, 93 yards, 2:23.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 39-yard field goal, 2:23. Vikings 24–7. Drive: 12 plays, 64 yards, 5:55.

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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 13 7 7 3 30
Lions 0 10 6 7 23

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. EST/11:30 a.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,613
  • Referee: Tony Corrente (99)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Game Book
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  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 1-yard pass from Case Keenum (kick blocked), 5:29. Vikings 6–0. Drive: 14 plays, 80 yards, 6:59.
  • MIN – Case Keenum 9-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 3:55. Vikings 13–0. Drive: 3 plays, 39 yards, 0:56.
Second quarter
  • DET – Matt Prater 32-yard field goal, 10:15. Vikings 13–3. Drive: 12 plays, 69 yards, 5:33.
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 22-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 0:37. Vikings 20–3. Drive: 5 plays, 74 yards, 1:21.
  • DET – Marvin Jones 6-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 0:10. Vikings 20–10. Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 0:27.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Latavius Murray 2-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 7:08. Vikings 27–10. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 2:08.
  • DET – Matt Prater 32-yard field goal, 7:08. Vikings 27–13. Drive: 12 plays, 61 yards, 5:44.
  • DET – Matt Prater 50-yard field goal, 1:03. Vikings 27–16. Drive: 8 plays, 40 yards, 4:01.
Fourth quarter
  • DET – Marvin Jones 43-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 14:16. Vikings 27–23. Drive: 3 plays, 39 yards, 0:33.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 36-yard field goal, 3:42. Vikings 30–23. Drive: 9 plays, 45 yards, 2:39.

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Week 13: at Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week 13: Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 7 0 7 14
Falcons 3 3 3 0 9

at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information
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  • ATL – Matt Bryant 38-yard field goal, 5:24. Falcons 3–0. Drive: 15 plays, 58 yards, 7:24.
Second quarter
  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 2-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 10:01. Vikings 7–3. Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, 5:04.
  • ATL – Matt Bryant 36-yard field goal, 5:47. Vikings 7–6. Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 4:14.
Third quarter
  • ATL – Matt Bryant 47-yard field goal, 11:57. Falcons 9–7. Drive: 7 plays, 46 yards, 3:03.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 6-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 14:56. Vikings 14–9. Drive: 15 plays, 89 yards, 8:15.

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Week 14: at Carolina PanthersEdit

Week 14: Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 6 0 11 24
Panthers 7 7 10 7 31

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Second quarter
  • CAR – Jonathan Stewart 1-yard run (Graham Gano kick), 14:16. Panthers 14–7. Drive: 14 plays, 89 yards, 7:12.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 30-yard field goal, 5:02. Panthers 14–10. Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 4:03.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 22-yard field goal, 0:07. Panthers 14–13. Drive: 11 plays, 64 yards, 2:26.
Third quarter
  • CAR – Devin Funchess 18-yard pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 8:42. Panthers 21–13. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 6:18.
  • CAR – Graham Gano 41-yard field goal, 6:51. Panthers 24–13. Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 1:37.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 52-yard pass from Case Keenum (Case Keenum–Blake Bell pass), 5:36. Panthers 24–21. Drive: 4 plays, 73 yards, 1:28.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 27-yard field goal, 3:07. Tied 24–24. Drive: 4 plays, −3 yards, 1:29.
  • CAR – Jonathan Stewart 1-yard run (Graham Gano kick), 1:47. Panthers 31–24. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:20.

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Week 15: vs. Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week 15: Cincinnati Bengals at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 0 7 7
Vikings 17 7 3 7 34

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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  • MIN – Latavius Murray 1-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 10:31. Vikings 7–0. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:29.
  • MIN – Eric Kendricks 31-yard interception return (Kai Forbath kick), 5:54. Vikings 14–0.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 53-yard field goal, 1:30. Vikings 17–0. Drive: 4 plays, 3 yards, 2:10.
Second quarter
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 20-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 6:41. Vikings 24–0. Drive: 8 plays, 77 yards, 4:24.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 35-yard field goal, 6:34. Vikings 27–0. Drive: 10 plays, 71 yards, 5:29.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 1-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 12:53. Vikings 34–0. Drive: 7 plays, 83 yards, 3:38.
  • CIN – Giovani Bernard 2-yard run (Randy Bullock kick), 6:22. Vikings 34–7. Drive: 6 plays, 23 yards, 2:56.

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Week 16: at Green Bay PackersEdit

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

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
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  • MIN – Kai Forbath 49-yard field goal, 8:28. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 39 yards, 3:50.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 4-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 0:56. Vikings 10–0. Drive: 5 plays, 68 yards, 2:09.
Second quarter
  • No scoring plays.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 20-yard field goal, 1:20. Vikings 13–0. Drive: 12 plays, 62 yards, 6:12.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 27-yard field goal, 2:56. Vikings 16–0. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:00.

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Week 17: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week 17: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 7 0 3 10
Vikings 7 9 7 0 23

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: December 31
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,802
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad (4)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game Book
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Second quarter
  • MIN – Latavius Murray 1-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 9:30. Vikings 14–0. Drive: 11 plays, 71 yards, 6:08.
  • CHI – Bryce Callahan 59-yard punt return (Mike Nugent kick), 5:50. Vikings 14–7.
  • MIN – Penalty on Mitchell Trubisky enforced in the end zone for a safety, 2:25. Vikings 16–7.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 15-yard pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick), 0:14. Vikings 23–7. Drive: 7 plays, 63 yards, 3:36.
Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Mike Nugent 55-yard field goal, 8:22. Vikings 23–10. Drive: 5 plays, 11 yards, 1:31.

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StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

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ConferenceEdit

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PostseasonEdit

Template:Rellink The Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints was known as the Minneapolis Miracle. The Vikings would shut out the Siants 17-0 at halftime, but New Orleans would score 24 unanswered points and outscore Minnesota 24-12 in the second half, but a pass to Stefon Diggs from Case Keenum that went 61 yards down caused the Saints to fall short and the Vikings won 29-24.

The Vikings were the first Super Bowl host team to play in the Conference Championship game. Despite the Vikings scoring a touchdown on their opening drive to lead 7-0, they lost 38-7 in a large upset to the No. 1 seeded and eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, led by Case Keenum's close friend and former Rams teammate Nick Foles. Case Keenum's pick six to Patrick Robinson change the game; the rest of the game proved total domination from the Eagles, things tied up at 7 before the Eagles scored the next 31 points in the next three quarters. The Vikings have now lost their last six NFC Championship games and their NFC title drought increased to 42 years, a league's longest.

ScheduleEdit

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Venue NFL.com
recap
Wild Card First-round bye
Divisional January 14, 2018 New Orleans Saints (4) W 29–24 1–0 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
NFC Championship January 21, 2018 at Philadelphia Eagles (1) L 7–38 1–1 Lincoln Financial Field Recap

Game summariesEdit

NFC Divisional Playoffs: vs. (#4) New Orleans SaintsEdit

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NFC Divisional Playoffs: (#4) New Orleans Saints at (#2) Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 0 7 17 24
Vikings 10 7 0 12 29

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 14-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 9:45. Vikings 7–0. Drive: 8 plays, 55 yards, 4:15.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 20-yard field goal, 4:42. Vikings 10–0. Drive: 7 plays, 79 yards, 2:27.
Second quarter
  • MIN – Latavius Murray 1-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 9:58. Vikings 17–0. Drive: 12 plays, 58 yards, 6:08.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • NO – Michael Thomas 3-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 13:09. Vikings 17–14. Drive: 6 plays, 30 yards, 3:00.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 49-yard field goal, 10:12. Vikings 20–14. Drive: 7 plays, 44 yards, 2:57.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 14-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 3:01. Saints 21–20. Drive: 4 plays, 40 yards, 2:20.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 53-yard field goal, 1:29. Vikings 23–21. Drive: 9 plays, 40 yards, 1:32.
  • NO - Wil Lutz 43-yard field goal, 0:25. Saints 24–23. Drive: 11 plays, 50 yards, 1:04.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 61-yard pass from Case Keenum (run failed), 0:00. Vikings 29–24. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 0:25.

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NFC Championship: at (#1) Philadelphia EaglesEdit

NFC Championship: (#2) Minnesota Vikings at (#1) Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 0 0 0 7
Eagles 7 17 7 7 38

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: January 21, 2018
  • Game time: 6:40 p.m. EST/5:40 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, Template:Convert/F
  • Game attendance: 69,596
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli (85)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Chris Myers
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Second quarter
  • PHI – LeGarrette Blount 11-yard run (Jake Elliott kick), 13:37. Eagles 14–7. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:20.
  • PHI – Alshon Jeffery 53-yard pass from Nick Foles (Jake Elliott kick), 1:09. Eagles 21–7. Drive: 7 plays, 76 yards, 2:07.
  • PHI – Jake Elliott 38-yard field goal, 0:00. Eagles 24–7. Drive: 4 plays, 60 yards, 0:29.
Third quarter
  • PHI – Torrey Smith 41-yard pass from Nick Foles (Jake Elliott kick), 10:05. Eagles 31–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:55.
Fourth quarter
  • PHI – Alshon Jeffery 5-yard pass from Nick Foles (Jake Elliott kick), 14:10. Eagles 38–7. Drive: 12 plays, 92 yards, 7:11.

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Despite going to Lincoln Financial Field as three-point favorites, primarily due to a general lack of confidence in Eagles second-string quarterback Nick Foles, the Vikings lost in a massive upset to the number 1 seeded Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 38–7. Although the Vikings took an early lead on their opening drive via a pass from Case Keenum to Kyle Rudolph, the Eagles leveled the scores on a 50-yard Patrick Robinson interception return before scoring a further 31 unanswered points over the final three quarters. This loss extended the Vikings NFC title drought to 42 seasons, the longest in the NFL.

Pro BowlEdit

Four Vikings players were elected to the Pro Bowl when the rosters were announced on December 19, 2017, with three-time selection Everson Griffen, two-time selection Xavier Rhodes and first-timer Adam Thielen all named as starters, while Griffen's fellow third-timer Anthony Barr was named on the bench at outside linebacker behind the Cardinals' Chandler Jones and the Redskins' Ryan Kerrigan.[26][27] Safety Harrison Smith was rated as the best safety in the league by Pro Football Focus over the course of the season, but was not included in the roster for the Pro Bowl, leading to some considering him to be one of the biggest snubs of the season.[28][29][30]

Smith was eventually named to the NFC's Pro Bowl roster on January 22, after New York Giants safety Landon Collins withdrew due to injury. Kyle Rudolph was also included after Jimmy Graham pulled out with an injury, while Linval Joseph took the place of the Super Bowl-bound Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox. Smith will be appearing in his third straight Pro Bowl, while Rudolph and Joseph are appearing in their second career Pro Bowls.[31] Barr and Griffen also pulled out of the Pro Bowl due to injury, replaced by Thomas Davis and Michael Bennett respectively.[32]

StatisticsEdit

Team leadersEdit

Category Player(s) Total
Passing yards Case Keenum 3,547
Passing touchdowns Case Keenum 22
Rushing yards Latavius Murray 842
Rushing touchdowns Latavius Murray 8
Receptions Adam Thielen 91
Receiving yards Adam Thielen 1,276
Receiving touchdowns Stefon Diggs
Kyle Rudolph
8
Points Kai Forbath 130
Kickoff return yards Jerick McKinnon 312
Punt return yards Marcus Sherels 372
Tackles Eric Kendricks 113
Sacks Everson Griffen 13.0
Interceptions Harrison Smith 5
Forced fumbles Everson Griffen 3

Source: Minnesota Vikings' official website[33]

League rankingsEdit

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 32)
Passing offense 3,753 234.6 11th
Rushing offense 1,957 122.3 7th
Total offense 5,710 356.9 11th
Passing defense 3,078 192.4 2nd
Rushing defense 1,337 83.6 2nd
Total defense 4,415 275.9 1st

Source: NFL.com.[34]

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