Mike Zimmer

Dilworth’s Red Hen Taphouse raising money for Mike Zimmer Foundation

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) – Grab some food at Red Hen Taphouse, have some fun, and help the Vikings’ head coach’s charity. “Ten percent from every purchase of charity chicken will go directly to my non-profit, the Mike Zimmer Foundation which helps give back to the youth of Minnesota,” Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said. Each month Red Hen Taphouse will…

Vikings lose season-opener at Bengals in overtime, 27-24

Lose on game winning field goal

((Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)) MINNEAPOLIS — (FOX 9) The Minnesota Vikings are off to an 0-1 start after a 27-24 loss in overtime at the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. It was a game filled with penalties, offensive line struggles, mistakes in the secondary and a costly fumble. The Vikings were flagged 14 times in the game, 12 that were…

Still Many Unknowns for Vikings as Season Open Approaches

Many of the starters saw no preseason action

MINNEAPOLIS — Four days until the Minnesota Vikings kick off their season on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals. Until then there are still may questions left to be answered.. Head coach Mike Zimmer decided to sit many of his starters during the preseason. Running back Dalvin Cook and receiver Justin Jefferson never saw the field while Adam Thielen played…

Zimmer Disappointed In Unvaccinated Players Missing Time Over COVID-19

The head coach addressed the media before Saturday night's practice

EAGAN, MINN (KVRR) – With the start to the regular season just over a month away, Vikings training camp is in full swing in Eagan, Minnesota. Saturday marks the second of fourteen sessions at the TCO Performance Center. However, there have been a few COVID-19 issues for Minnesota. Due to the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols, multiple players will be held out…

Vikings LB Anthony Barr out for season with torn pectoral muscle

Placed on season-ending IR

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings are off to an 0-2 start, and they’ll be without one of their top defensive players for the rest of the season. Mike Zimmer confirmed Monday that linebacker Anthony Barr will be placed on injured reserve after tearing his pectoral muscle. Barr played 16 snaps on defense and didn’t record a tackle in Sunday’s 28-11…

Vikings Fall In Season Opener

Minnesota dropped their third consecutive game to Green Bay in week one of 2020

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Vikings will have to wait until week eight in Green Bay to get their first win since November of 2018 against the Packers, falling 43-34 in their week one opener. A late 24-point fourth quarter comeback was not enough due to a slow start. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was his MVP-like self, throwing for 364…

Vikings Adapting to No Fans for First Two Home Games

Set to start practicing next Friday at U.S, Bank Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS — Its been a whirlwind past few days for the Minnesota vikings. After no coronavirus cases through all of training camp, eight players and a coach had positive results that turned out being false positives on Sunday. After today’s news, the Vikings now have to adapt to no fans for the first two home games. Head coach Mike Zimmer…

Vikings Strap on Pads For the First Time at Training Camp

The physicality was upped at practice on Monday as players donned pads for the first time

EAGAN, Minn. — The physicality was upped at practice on Monday as players donned pads for the first time. It’s all part of the process as we inch our way closer to week one of the NFL season. “It’s real football now,”Mike Zimmer, the Vikings head coach said. “In shorts, you can evaluate ‘are they taking the right steps? Are…

Tony Sparano Dies Suddenly At 56

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach, Former Head Coach of the Miami Dolphins

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano has died. Sources say he died in his home Saturday night. He was 56-years-old. Sparano joined the Vikings in 2016 as offensive line coach and had previously worked with Coach Mike Zimmer. Before joining the Vikings, Sparano was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2011. He…

Viking’s Head Coach Zimmer Reacts to New NFL Kneeling Policy

The NFL will fine teams when players and personnel kneel during the Star Spangled Banner

EAGAN, Minn. — NFL owners voted Wednesday to fine players and personnel who kneel for the National Anthem beginning this season. If players do not wish to stand for the Star Spangled Banner, they will now be allowed to remain in the locker room until after the Anthem is over. The controversy began when former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick…