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5-2, 1st in NFC North

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Optimistic news on the injury front as the Vikings head to London. Mike Zimmer said there's a possibility Stefon Diggs (groin), Nick Easton (calf) and Mackensie Alexander (hip) return this week. He also reiterated that he doesn't think Riley Reiff's knee injury is anything "too serious." Zimmer didn't speak specifically about left guard Jeremiah Sirles but was asked whether Sirles/Easton could return this week and spoke in general that several players possibly coming back.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer defended Andrew Sendejo's hit on Mike Wallace under the belief that he felt the receiver established himself as a runner. Zimmer plans to consult the league for further clarification: "I think the receiver took five steps after he caught the ball and I think he (Sendejo) hit him with a glancing blow," Zimmer said. "I don't know what the officials, I know what they told me but I'm going to turn it in and see what they say, and the league. Just see what they say. He established position as a runner, took two extra steps. Xavier (Rhodes) was trying to pull the ball out, which he ended up doing. The guy went down a little bit but in my opinion, he was a runner." The play happened on the Ravens second drive. Wallace sustained a concussion on the play and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings O-Line took a beating yesterday, but Mike Zimmer doesn't think injuries to Jeremiah Sirles, Riley Reiff are "anything serious."‬ Danny Isidora played 29 snaps in place of Sirles while Rashod Hill filled in on 19 plays for Reiff. The left tackle's injury was less noticeable because there was no timeout for an injury.

ESPN Stats & Info

Murray muscles up vs. Ravens

Vikings RB Latavius Murray had more rushing yards and yards before contact during Sunday's win than he had in Minnesota's previous six games combined.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings are one step closer to finishing the second quarter of the season at 4-0, thanks in large part to their schedule. Minnesota plays the winless Browns in London next Sunday and has a bye in Week 9. Being 6-2 would be a huge bonus for the Vikings to control their own destiny in the second half. It also doesn't hurt that they have the only player to log a sack in seven straight games this season (Everson Griffen) and the No. 3 run defense in the NFL, a unit that has played a major part in securing five wins.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Following a Vikings win and a Packers loss today, Minnesota now has a 72% chance to win the NFC North. This live division probability includes all results and current win probabilities, but not changes to FPI ratings based on today's games.

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Vikings don't care how pretty victory is (0:48)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to arguably its best run-stopping performance of the season, Minnesota's defense was a serious problem for Joe Flacco. The Baltimore quarterback was sacked five times, his most in a game since Week 4 of 2015, per ESPN Stats and Info. That includes four sacks on 3rd down, all of which forced the Ravens to punt. Entering Sunday, only two quarterbacks this season had been sacked four times on 3rd down in a game, both in losses (Eli Manning – 5 in Week 5; Tyrod Taylor – 4 in Week 5).

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Vikings overcoming question mark at quarterback (1:27)
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Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The day after the Vikings lost to Detroit in Week 4, Everson Griffen spelled out the team's goal of finishing the second quarter of the season at 4-0. Minnesota is one game away from doing just that and heading into its bye week in a very favorable spot.

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Murray cleans up on easy yards

Latavius Murray gained 75 of his season-high 113 rushing yards before initial contact in the Vikings' win, the second-most allowed by the Ravens this season. Murray only had 46 rushing yards before contact all season entering Sunday. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Zimmer says record doesn't mean anything at this point (0:19)
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Vikings drop Ravens to win third straight (1:13)

Forbath still money... except on extra points

Kai Forbath is 32-of-33 on field goal attempts since joining the Vikings last season, including 6-for-6 against the Ravens on Sunday. However, he's just 22-of-28 on PATs as a Viking after yet another miss on Sunday.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kai Forbath has a career-high 5 field goals (16th time a Vikings kicker has had 5+ FG in a game), per ESPN Stats and Info. The Vikings team record for FG in a game is 7 by Rich Karlis (Nov. 5, 1989 vs Rams).

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

With his sack of Joe Flacco in the 4th quarter, Everson Griffen has become the sixth player to record a sack in each of his team's first seven games to start a season since the sack became an official statistic in 1982, per the NFL.

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Murray scores first TD with Vikings (0:19)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens-Vikings has 6 field goals made of 40+ yards. In the last 15 years, there have been 3 other games that had 6 field goals made of 40+ yards: 2011 CHI vs. OAK, 2011 OAK vs. HOU, 2007 MIA vs. HOU, per ESPN Stats and Info.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Case Keenum struggled to hit his receivers in the first half, overthrowing his targets and mistiming throws. He was 12-of-21 passing for 86 yards and interception, though the pick by Brandon Carr falls more on Laquon Treadwell for tipping the pass twice before it landed in the Ravens CB's hands. Keenum had been performing like a top-10 quarterback, statistically, entering Week 6.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

First half of Vikings-Ravens was a field goal fest for both teams. Kai Forbath hit three field goals in the first half and had multiple 50+ yarders in a game for the first time in his career (52 yards in 1st Q, 51 in 2nd Q). He has not missed a field goal since missing a 39-yarder against Detroit in Week 4.

Team Stats

Passing Yards231.614th
Rushing Yards124.6Tied-8th
Points For20.917th
Points Against17.05th

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