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6-6, 2nd in NFC North
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Vikings move up slightly in FPI

Minnesota's rating went up by only 0.1, but struggles elsewhere in the top 10 moved the Vikings up a spot. That said, their special teams dropped from 17th to 22nd in efficiency this week. Full FPI rankings

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18hBen Goessling

Vikings coach Zimmer (eye) returns to practice

After having two operations last week on a detached retina in his right eye, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was back at practice on Tuesday.

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Week 14 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Vikings NFL Nation reporter Ben Goessling and Jaguars NFL Nation reporter Mike DiRocco preview the Week 14 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Vikings move up rankings despite loss

Sam Bradford & Co. didn't beat the Cowboys, but our panel was impressed by their performance. The Vikings climb three spots this week, moving back into the top half. Power Rankings

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer is back at Vikings practice, coaching with his right eye covered.

Zimmer back with Vikings following eye surgery (0:39)
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Are the Vikings' run woes here to stay?

There are worse problems to have, but even with recent improvement, the Vikings are "up" to 3.0 yards per carry. Adrian Peterson's return might help, but Bill Barnwell wonders how much. Contender kryptonite

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings announced Mike Zimmer is back at work and is expected to travel with the team to Jacksonville this weekend. Zimmer had another operation on his right eye on Friday morning, after he missed the Vikings Thursday game against the Dallas Cowboys with a detached retina.

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2dBen Goessling

Zimmer back with Vikings after eye surgery

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who missed Thursday's loss to the Cowboys because of a detached retina, returned to the team Monday.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

With Detroit leading the high-flying Saints 10-0, note that the Lions have held seven of their first 11 opponents under 21 points. That was tied for the NFL lead with the Cowboys, Seahawks, Ravens, Patriots, Chiefs and Vikings. Which two teams do not belong? It has to be the Cowboys and Lions. Just shows how well they have controlled games offensively, and how their defenses are probably better than anticipated.

Vikings hopeful Zimmer can return for Jags game (0:55)
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3dBen Goessling

Source: Zimmer (eye) could return to face Jags

Barring a setback following another operation on his eye Friday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer could return to the team before next week's game against the Jaguars.

How did the officials miss the blow to Bradford's head? (1:53)
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5dKevin Seifert

Ranking NFL teams most affected by injuries

An injury to a star player is a big deal, but injuries to numerous key players can completely derail a team's playoff hopes. Here are five examples.

Missed penalty on Bradford should result in review changes (1:52)
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5dBen Goessling

Vikes' Bradford: Ref said I wasn't hit in face mask

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was puzzled by a non-call on a potential game-tying play against the Cowboys -- but teammate Brian Robison was more livid and laid into the game's referees.

Team Stats

Passing Yards224.425th
Rushing Yards72.432nd
Points For19.426th
Points Against17.44th

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