December 2015 - Minnesota Vikings Wiretap

Vikings-Packers Flexed To Sunday Night Football

Dec 27, 2015 11:57 PM

The Minnesota Vikings will play at the Green Bay Packers NBC's Sunday Night Football in Week 17.

The winner of the game will earn a home playoff game as the No. 3 seed in the NFC.

The Vikings and Packers have each already clinched a playoff spot.

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft

Dec 16, 2015 2:08 PM

Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Tennessee Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

1. Titans: Joey Bosa
2. Browns: Paxton Lynch
3. Chargers: Robert Nkemdiche
4. Ravens: Jalen Ramsey
5. 49ers: Jared Goff
6. Cowboys: Jaylon Smith
7. Lions: Laremy Tunsil
8. Dolphins: Ronnie Stanley
9. Jaguars: Vernon Hargreaves III
10. Rams: Laquon Treadwell
11. Saints: Jarran Reed
12. Bears: DeForest Buckner
13. Buccaneers: Jack Conklin
14. Falcons: Myles Jack
15. Raiders: Tre'Davious White
16. Washington: Michael Thomas
17. Giants: Shaq Lawson
18. Bills: Taylor Decker
19. Texans: A'Shawn Robinson
20. Eagles: Sheldon Rankins
21. Colts: Kendall Fuller
22. Jets: Leonard Floyd
23. Vikings: Darron Lee
24. Steelers: Cameron Sutton
25. Chiefs: Reggie Ragland
26. Seahawks: Maliek Collins
27. Packers: Su'a Cravens
28. Broncos: Kenny Clark
29. Bengals: Will Fuller
30. Cardinals: Carson Wentz
31. Panthers: Emmanuel Ogbah
*No pick for Patriots

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Mike Zimmer Questions Final Play Call By Vikings In Loss To Cardinals

Dec 11, 2015 8:30 PM

Mike Zimmer has questioned the playcall from the Minnesota Vikings that resulted in a game-ending fumble by Teddy Bridgewater.

With 13 seconds left and no timeouts, the Vikings opted to call one more play to get kicker Blair Walsh closer than the 48-yard kick he could have attempted at the time.

"You know, it's a play we practice every week for a situation like that," Zimmer said. "They had more people rushing in that particular play than normally when that happens. So, that was a little bit different. So, then we got beat. In retrospect, we probably could have called something else or kicked the field goal or whatever."

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Mike Zimmer Admits Adrian Peterson Should Have Received More Carries

Dec 8, 2015 1:31 PM

Mike Zimmer admitted it was a mistake for the Minnesota Vikings to only give Adrian Peterson eight carries in their loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

After the game, Peterson said the Vikings' coaching staff were "outcoached."

"I don't really worry about other people's opinions," Zimmer said, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I just worry about what I think."

Zimmer was asked if Peterson should have received more carries.

"Probably should," Zimmer said.

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Adrian Peterson: Vikings Outcoached 'In So Many Different Ways'

Dec 7, 2015 12:36 PM

Adrian Peterson only carried the ball eight times for 18 yards in the Minnesota Vikings' blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Peterson said the Vikings were outcoached "in so many different ways" Sunday, and when asked if he thought eight carries were too few for him, Peterson said, "What do you think?"

"As one of the leaders on the team, seeing how the running game has been all season, you definitely want to be able to go out and establish the run and let things feed off of that," he said. "To finish with eight carries, it's tough. I feel like we're able to sit back, evaluate some things again and get back to what we do."

Peterson met with Mike Zimmer after the game to share his concerns.

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