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2017 Schedule
13-3, 1st in NFC North

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings made Todd Downing‘s hire official this morning. The Eden Prairie, MN native is headed back to the place that gave him his start in the NFL as a senior offensive assistant.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

As NFL Insider Adam Caplan reported, former Raiders OC Todd Downing is coming back to the Minnesota Vikings as a senior offensive assistant. Downing worked with the Vikings from 2001-05.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

A line of Houston fans looking for pictures, autographs or just a chance to shake the hand of former Cougars QB Case Keenum at halftime of Houston's hoops clash vs. Cincinnati tonight.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Former University of Houston QB Case Keenum, who led the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship game this year, is here with his wife Kimberly at H&PE Arena watching the Cougars host No. 5 Cincinnati.

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5dBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Offseason moves to improve every NFC team

Seattle has big decisions to make on the Legion of Boom. The Saints need to lock up Drew Brees. The Vikings need to sign a quarterback. Here are five offseason moves to improve all 16 NFC teams.

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How should the Vikings handle the QB position in 2018? (1:54)
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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

You can imagine what happens when Larry the Cable Guy jumps in on my interview with Josh Duhamel... and of course there's the video bomb by Colt Knost when we talk Carson Wentz.

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9dJordan Raanan

Source: Giants denied Vikes QB coach for OC

Although the Vikings bypassed quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski for offensive coordinator in favor of John DeFilippo, Minnesota denied the Giants permission to interview and hire Stefanski for New York's open OC job, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

John DeFilippo will have a role in helping the Vikings pick the QB for 2018, something which he's had experience with before: "I'm going to have some say and I'm going to have as much say as they want me to," DeFilippo said. "I'm a team player. Whatever they ask me to do in terms of researching the players we're going to research, I'm going to leave no stone unturned. It's going to be a collaborative effort, something we all agree on. I've been through this situation before, searching for Derek Carr and Carson Wentz. So, I've had some experience in this situation in trying to find your quarterback to lead your football team. So as much or as little input as they want, I'll give them. But I know whatever information I give them will be very educated and very researched."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Latavius Murray, who spent 2013-14 with John DeFilippo in Oakland, weighs in on the Vikings OC hire, noting how much Raiders QB Derek Carr enjoyed working with him as well: "I think it's a cool feeling just knowing the guy. I'm the only player that has crossed paths with him, and I definitely think that's rare, so I'm happy I am a familiar face to him. And then just the fact that we spoke here a few weeks ago (during pregame of the NFC Championship game) and now he's the OC, we were giving each other some praises just on where we came from and how long it's been since we've been together out in Oakland. I think he's definitely going to be excited about his opportunity and he's going to do everything he can to give everybody else success because I know that's the only thing he cares about — making us better."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer's statement on the hiring of John DeFilippo: "We are very excited to add John to our staff. We took our time with the search and made sure we left no stone unturned to get the right fit. He has a track record of success and has proven to be a great teacher. We feel John will have good chemistry with our team and we are all eager to get to work."

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11dCourtney Cronin

Vikings hire Eagles' DeFilippo to run offense

John DeFilippo, who helped develop Carson Wentz and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles as quarterbacks coach with the Eagles, is the new offensive coordinator for the Vikings.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings reportedly set to interview Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo today for their offensive coordinator opening. First reported by Sirius XM's NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Vikings officially requested to interview Eagles QB coach John DeFillipo for their offensive coordinator position.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice ovation for Vikings HOF defensive tackle Alan Page being honored in front of the crowd right now.

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John Pluym ESPN 

Moments like these led to Randy Moss' Pro Football Hall of Fame selection.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL wasn't able to remove all the Vikings signage inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Again, the art work at U.S. Bank Stadium is so cool. This is "Purple People Eaters," by John Robertson.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Single slice of pizza and a domestic beer will set you back $24. Not much different than the price of such during a Vikings game.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

These are a must today with a real-feel temperature of -16 outside. The NFL is providing media, it's staff and other personnel with a vast supply of hand warmers in the building adjacent to U.S. Bank Stadium.

Team Stats

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