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13-3, 1st in NFC North

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Everson Griffen and Anthony Barr will not participate in the Pro Bowl due to injury. Griffen will be replaced by Seahawks DE Michael Bennett, Barr by Panthers LB Thomas Davis. Linval Joseph, Kyle Rudolph and Harrison Smith were named to the Pro Bowl today, replacing Fletcher Cox, Jimmy Graham and Landon Collins, respectively.

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13hJordan Raanan

Giants hire Vikings OC Shurmur as head coach

Pat Shurmur, who has head-coaching experience with the Cleveland Browns, was named coach of the New York Giants on Monday. Shurmur spent the past two seasons as the Vikings' offensive coordinator.

Keenum likely to be Vikings' starting QB next year (1:43)
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Nickel Package: Field Yates and David Jacoby break down the NFC Championship Game

Field Yates and David Jacoby weigh in on the Eagles' victory over the Vikings in the NFC Championship, including the collapse of Minnesota's vaunted third down defense, the level of effort from Philadelphia, the play of Nick Foles and more. Plus, did the Vikings do themselves a favor by not advancing to the Super Bowl?

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16hNick Friedell

Eagles fan Towns not worried about backlash

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns says he isn't concerned about the criticism he's received for calling himself a "born and bred" Eagles fan in a series of tweets Sunday after Philadelphia's victory over the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.

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17hKevin Seifert

Keenum, Bridgewater: Unsure if Vikes want us

Quarterbacks Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater both admitted Monday that they are uncertain whether the Vikings want them to return in 2018.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Vikings QB Case Keenum, a pending free agent, said he has gotten no indication from the team – directly or indirectly – whether it wants him back in 2018. Keenum added that he did not consider it atypical based on his career experience.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said he "definitely" views himself as a 2018 starter but admitted he does not know if it will be in Minnesota. He called this season, which included a demotion for the playoffs, a "test of my character."

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ACL) said he has resumed jogging but doesn't have a plan set yet for returning to football activities.

Stephen A. was expecting NFC Championship nail-biter (1:43)
Giants moving to make Shurmur head coach (0:36)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Philadelphia's run-pass option dismantled teams throughout the 2017 season. It was no different for the Vikings defense in the NFC Championship. Defensive tackle Tom Johnson said they were anticipating Nick Foles would drop back further instead of stay in the middle of the pocket. Foles thrived off the use of play-action passes, going 10-for-11 for 105 yards and a touchdown on those throws Sunday night.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer classified Pat Elflein's lower left leg injury as 'serious' last night but said there was no point in talking about injuries because the Vikings season is over. The rookie center left the locker room on crutches and in a walking boot. We'll hear from Zimmer tomorrow at his season-ending press conference.

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1dMike Sando

NFL execs predict Case Keenum's 2018 deal

How much will the market value Keenum this offseason compared to 2017, when the Vikings signed him as insurance? League personnel evaluate the QB's future after a surprise season.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran guard Joe Berger discussed the possibility of retiring last week and said he's leaning towards it again when asked after the Vikings loss: "In this moment, it's too hard to decide that," Berger said. "In my mind, yes I guess. But I need to get back and relax and let the season sink in and see what I want to do and what there is for offers in the first place. If nobody wants me, it makes the decision easy. Right now it's too early but that is what I'm thinking."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer was first asked about the way he felt Case Keenum played and had a follow up on the performance of Rashod Hill at right tackle. Zimmer says he's not going evaluate anyone's performance tonight and that if people are looking for someone to blame, the blame can be on him. "I'm not going to grade anybody's performance tonight," Zimmer. "I think there was a lot of performances that could have been a lot better, including myself."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terence Newman sat in disbelief on a stool facing his locker in the minutes after the loss. He didn't think the Vikings had a hangover from last week's thriller, but Minnesota couldn't recover from an early let down: "Started out pretty quick, fast then it just went down hill. It didn't seem like we had a whole lot of energy. Like they wanted it more."

Vikings fall again in NFC Championship Game (1:22)

Team Stats

Passing Yards234.611th
Rushing Yards122.37th
Points For23.810th
Points Against15.81st