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Minnesota Vikings (4-2-1)

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Order restored for Vikings defense, after 3rd straight win

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings sputtered into the second quarter of their season after a concerning and humbling performance by their well-decorated defense in Los Angeles, raising questions about whether this team was still among the NFL's elite and in contention for the Super Bowl.

Sure, that game came against the thriving Rams, the league's only unbeaten team behind an offense that has been borderline-unstoppable.

This is the kind of challenge that coach Mike Zimmer's group has so risen to, though, so the total of 556 yards posted by the Rams in that 38-31 victory was a jarring sight nonetheless. Zimmer went so far afterward as to bluntly declare he'd never overseen pass defense that poor in his entire career.

NFC North Division
Minnesota 421.643
Green Bay 321.583
Detroit 330.500
Chicago 330.500
Full Standings
Pass Yds: K. Cousins2162
Pass TDs: K. Cousins14
Rush Yds: L. Murray330
Rush TDs: L. Murray3
Rec Yds: A. Thielen822
Rec TDs: A. Thielen5
Int: H. Smith2
Sacks: D. Hunter7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 2663 (8)
Passing Yards: 2162 (4)
Rushing Yards: 612 (25)
Points per game: 25.3 (14)
Yards per game: 380.4 (13)
Touchdowns: 18 (13)
Field Goals: 12 (15)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 2421 (17)
Passing Yards: 1960 (23)
Rushing Yards: 628 (8)
Points per game: 23.6 (14)
Yards per game: 345.9 (11)
Touchdowns: 15 (11)
Field Goals: 15 (29)
Date Player Transactions
10/16 D. Parry signed
10/16 J. Myrick pract. squad del
10/16 C. James pract. squad add
10/16 M. Hughes on IR torn ACL
10/9 H. Richardson cut
10/9 T. King cut
10/9 H. Richardson off IR undisclosed
10/9 T. King off IR undisclosed
10/5 B. Witzmann cut
10/1 J. Wynn pract. squad add
Date Player Status
10/21 D. Cook hamstring (Out)
10/21 E. Griffen not injury related (Out)
10/21 L. Joseph ankle, knee, shoulder (Questionable)
10/21 R. Reiff foot (Out)
10/21 A. Sendejo groin (Out)
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