The Minnesota Vikings have fired Ed Donatell as defensive coordinator.
Although they won the second-most regular season games in team history, the Vikings' defense was one of the worst in franchise history. It finished the season ranked No. 28 in points allowed (25.1) and No. 31 in yards allowed (388.7).
Kevin O'Connell hired Donatell in part for his connection to the 3-4 scheme popularized by longtime NFL defensive coach Vic Fangio.