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2019 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Mike Zimmer
General Manager Rick Spielman
Home Field U.S. Bank Stadium
Results
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The 2019 season is the Minnesota Vikings' 59th in the National Football League, the fourth playing their home games at U.S. Bank Stadium and the sixth under head coach Mike Zimmer. They will attempt to improve on their 8–7–1 campaign from 2018.

Roster changesEdit

DraftEdit

2019 Minnesota Vikings draft
Draft order Player name Position College Contract Notes
Round Selection
1 18 Garrett Bradbury C NC State 4 years / $12.88 million[1]
2 50 Irv Smith Jr. TE Alabama 4 years / $5.798 million[2]
3 81 Traded to the Detroit Lions[upper-alpha 1]
88 Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[upper-alpha 2] from Eagles via Lions[upper-alpha 1]
92 Traded to the New York Jets[upper-alpha 3] from Chiefs via Seahawks[upper-alpha 2]
93 Traded to the Baltimore Ravens[upper-alpha 4] from Saints via Jets[upper-alpha 3]
102 Alexander Mattison RB Boise State 4 years / $3.35 million[2] Compensatory pick; from Ravens[upper-alpha 4]
4 114 Dru Samia G Oklahoma 4 years / $3.259 million[2] from Packers via Seahawks[upper-alpha 5]
120 Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[upper-alpha 5]
5 156 Traded to the Denver Broncos[upper-alpha 6]
159 Traded to the New England Patriots[upper-alpha 7] from Seahawks[upper-alpha 2]
162 Cameron Smith LB USC 4 years / $2.815 million[2] from Bears via Patriots, Rams and Patriots[upper-alpha 7]
6 190 Armon Watts DT Arkansas 4 years / $2.689 million[4]
191 Marcus Epps S Wyoming 4 years / $2.688 million[2] from Titans via Ravens[upper-alpha 4]
193 Oli Udoh OT Elon 4 years / $2.687 million[2] from Ravens[upper-alpha 4]
204 Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[upper-alpha 5] from Patriots via Lions[upper-alpha 1]
209 Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[upper-alpha 2] Compensatory pick
7 217 Kris Boyd CB Texas 4 years / $2.629 million[5] from Jets[upper-alpha 3]
232 Traded to the New York Giants[upper-alpha 8]
239 Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon 4 years / $2.6 million[2] from Eagles via Patriots[upper-alpha 7]
247 Olabisi Johnson WR Colorado State 4 years / $2.594 million[2] Compensatory pick
250 Austin Cutting LS Air Force 4 years / $2.59 million[7] Compensatory pick

Notes

Draft trades Template:Notelist-ua

2019 Minnesota Vikings UDFA
Player Position College
Micah Abernathy S Tennessee
Khari Blasingame FB Vanderbilt
Jake Browning QB Washington
Davion Davis WR Sam Houston State
Brandon Dillon TE Marian
Alexander Hollins WR Eastern Illinois
John Keenoy C Western Michigan
Nate Meadors CB UCLA
Tito Odenigbo DT Miami
Anree Saint-Amour DE Georgia Tech

StaffEdit

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Defensive Coaches
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning

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NFC East: DAL  · NYG  · PHI  · WASNorth: CHI  · DET  · GB  · MINSouth: ATL  · CAR  · NO  · TBWest: ARI  · STL  · SF  · SEA
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Current rosterEdit

Minnesota Vikings rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Unrestricted FAs

Restricted FAs

Exclusive-Rights FAs

Rookies in italics
Roster updated April 30, 2011
Depth ChartTransactions

50 Active, 0 Inactive, 19 FAs

More rosters

PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Vikings' preliminary preseason schedule was announced on April 9, with exact dates and times finalized on April 17.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue NFL.com
recap
1 Template:Dow tooltip at New Orleans Saints W 34–25 1–0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
2 August 18 Seattle Seahawks W 25–19 2–0 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
3 Template:Dow tooltip Arizona Cardinals W 20–9 3–0 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
4 Template:Dow tooltip at Buffalo Bills L 23–27 3–1 New Era Field Recap

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week 1: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 7 13 7

34

Saints 3 9 3 10

25

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 52-yard field goal, 9:58. Vikings 7–6. Drive: 12 plays, 59 yards, 5:53.
  • MIN – Olabisi Johnson 18-yard pass from Sean Mannion (Dan Bailey kick), 6:07. Vikings 14–6. Drive: 7 plays, 76 yards, 3:51.
  • NO – Dan Arnold 18-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (pass failed), 0:44. Vikings 14–12. Drive: 6 plays, 79 yards, 1:02.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Nate Meadors 30-yard interception return (Dan Bailey kick), 12:13. Vikings 21–12.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 26-yard field goal, 6:38. Vikings 21–15. Drive: 11 plays, 68 yards, 5:35.
  • MIN – Khari Blasingame 2-yard pass from Kyle Sloter (run failed), 3:54. Vikings 27–15. Drive: 6 plays, 72 yards, 2:44.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 42-yard field goal, 14:55. Vikings 27–18. Drive: 9 plays, 25 yards, 3:59.
  • NO – Lil'Jordan Humphrey 33-yard pass from Taysom Hill (Wil Lutz kick), 8:44. Vikings 27–25. Drive: 5 plays, 83 yards, 2:12.
  • MIN – Mike Boone 64-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 7:09. Vikings 34–25. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:35.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 2: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week 2: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 10 3 6

19

Vikings 3 7 7 8

25

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: August 18
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,636
  • Referee: Jerome Boger (23)
  • TV: Fox
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • MIN – Dan Bailey 24-yard field goal, 2:03. Vikings 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 84 yards, 4:15.

Second quarter

  • SEA – Jason Myers 33-yard field goal, 11:34. Tied 3–3. Drive: 12 plays, 60 yards, 5:29.
  • SEA – DeShawn Shead 88-yard interception return (Jason Myers kick), 5:48. Seahawks 10–3.
  • MIN – Irv Smith Jr. 3-yard pass from Sean Mannion (Dan Bailey kick), 1:05. Tied 10–10. Drive: 7 plays, 63 yards, 0:43.

Third quarter

  • SEA – Jason Myers 52-yard field goal, 8:58. Seahawks 13–10. Drive: 5 plays, 38 yards, 1:02.
  • MIN – Brandon Zylstra 4-yard pass from Kyle Sloter (Kaare Vedvik kick), 2:29. Vikings 17–13. Drive: 11 plays, 73 yards, 6:29.

Fourth quarter

  • SEA – Jason Myers 27-yard field goal, 12:16. Vikings 17–16. Drive: 11 plays, 61 yards, 5:13.
  • MIN – Khari Blasingame 1-yard run (Mike Boone run), 5:10. Vikings 25–16. Drive: 12 plays, 84 yards, 7:06.
  • SEA – Jason Myers 20-yard field goal, 3:12. Vikings 25–19. Drive: 10 plays, 57 yards, 1:58.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 3: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week 3: Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 6 0 0

9

Vikings 7 0 0 13

20

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

First quarter

  • ARI – Zane Gonzalez 32-yard field goal, 7:52. Cardinals 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 54 yards, 3:26.
  • MIN – Dalvin Cook 85-yard run (Kaare Vedvik kick), 7:10. Vikings 7–3. Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:42.

Second quarter

  • ARI – Zane Gonzalez 38-yard field goal, 13:12. Vikings 7–6. Drive: 12 plays, 55 yards, 5:33.
  • ARI – Zane Gonzalez 47-yard field goal, 5:10. Cardinals 9–7. Drive: 12 plays, 46 yards, 6:43.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Mike Boone 7-yard run (pass failed), 8:20. Vikings 13–9. Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:43.
  • MIN – Khari Blasingame 15-yard pass from Kyle Sloter (Kaare Vedvik kick), 0:50. Vikings 20–9. Drive: 14 plays, 86 yards, 6:08.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 4: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week 4: Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 3 3 10

23

Bills 3 0 3 21

27

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Kaare Vedvik 27-yard field goal, 0:43. Vikings 10–3. Drive: 16 plays, 71 yards, 4:58.

Third quarter

  • BUF – Chase McLaughlin 54-yard field goal, 8:58. Vikings 10–6. Drive: 12 plays, 40 yards, 6:02.
  • MIN – Dan Bailey 54-yard field goal, 5:40. Vikings 13–6. Drive: 7 plays, 39 yards, 3:18.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – De'Angelo Henderson 3-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 10:17. Vikings 20–6. Drive: 14 plays, 80 yards, 8:35.
  • MIN – Dan Bailey 43-yard field goal, 7:41. Vikings 23–6. Drive: 4 plays, −8 yards, 1:46.
  • BUF – Tyree Jackson 6-yard run (Chase McLaughlin kick), 3:53. Vikings 23–13. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 3:48.
  • BUF – Marcus Murphy 79-yard punt return (Chase McLaughlin kick), 3:21. Vikings 23–20.
  • BUF – David Sills 8-yard pass from Tyree Jackson (Chase McLaughlin kick), 0:08. Bills 27–23. Drive: 6 plays, 57 yards, 0:53.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • MIN – De'Angelo Henderson – 16 rushes, 59 yards, TD
  • BUF – Tyree Jackson – 8 rushes, 78 yards, TD

Top receivers

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff (CT) Opponent Result Record Venue TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 12:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
2 September 15 12:00 p.m. at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Fox
3 September 22 12:00 p.m. Oakland Raiders U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
4 September 29 3:25 p.m. at Chicago Bears Soldier Field CBS
5 October 6 12:00 p.m. at New York Giants MetLife Stadium Fox
6 October 13 12:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
7 October 20 12:00 p.m. at Detroit Lions Ford Field Fox
8 Template:Dow tooltip 7:20 p.m. Washington Redskins U.S. Bank Stadium Fox/NFLN/
Amazon Prime
9 November 3 12:00 p.m. at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Fox
10 November 10 7:20 p.m. at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium NBC
11 November 17 12:00 p.m. Denver Broncos U.S. Bank Stadium CBS
12 Bye
13 Template:Dow tooltip 7:15 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field ESPN
14 December 8 12:00 p.m. Detroit Lions U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
15 December 15 7:20 p.m. at Los Angeles Chargers Dignity Health Sports Park NBC
16 Template:Dow tooltip 7:15 p.m. Green Bay Packers U.S. Bank Stadium ESPN
17 December 29 12:00 p.m. Chicago Bears U.S. Bank Stadium Fox

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week 1: Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 0 0 0

0

Vikings 0 0 0 0

0

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Template:2019 NFC North standings

ConferenceEdit

Template:2019 NFC standings

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gates, Christopher (May 14, 2019). "Vikings sign Garrett Bradbury to rookie contract". Daily Norseman (Vox Media). https://www.dailynorseman.com/2019/5/14/18623485/minnesota-vikings-garrett-bradbury-rookie-contract. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Tomasson, Chris (May 2, 2019). "Vikings sign eight draft picks, including second-rounder Irv Smith". MediaNews Group. https://www.twincities.com/2019/05/02/vikings-sign-eight-draft-picks-including-second-rounder-irv-smith/. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  3. Gates, Christopher (March 14, 2018). "Trevor Siemian Trade: Final details, including draft picks". Daily Norseman (Vox Media). https://www.dailynorseman.com/2018/3/14/17122294/trevor-siemian-trade-final-details-including-draft-picks.
  4. Tomasson, Chris (May 3, 2019). "Vikings sign sixth-round pick Armon Watts". MediaNews Group. https://www.twincities.com/2019/05/03/vikings-sign-sixth-round-pick-armon-watts/. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  5. Tomasson, Chris (May 5, 2019). "Vikings lock up seventh-rounder Kris Boyd, leaving two draft picks unsigned". MediaNews Group. https://www.twincities.com/2019/05/05/vikings-lock-up-seventh-rounder-kris-boyd-leaving-two-draft-picks-unsigned/. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  6. Goessling, Ben (August 27, 2018). "Vikings trade with Giants for center Brett Jones". StarTribune. http://www.startribune.com/zimmer-doesn-t-expect-elflein-to-start-season-on-pup-list/491752961/. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  7. Tomasson, Chris (July 18, 2019). "Air Force draftee Austin Cutting cleared to sign with Vikings, play in the NFL". MediaNews Group. https://www.twincities.com/2019/07/18/air-force-draftee-austin-cutting-cleared-to-sign-with-vikings-play-in-the-nfl/. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  8. "NFL announces 32 compensatory draft choices to 15 clubs" (PDF) (Press release). National Football League. February 22, 2019. https://nflcommunications.com/Documents/2%2022%2019%20-%20Compensatory%20Draft%20Choices.pdf.

External linksEdit

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