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Minnesota Vikings (13-4)

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vs. NYG
W 27-24
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@ GB
L 17-41
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@ Chi
W 29-13
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vs. NYG
L 24-31
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Vikings hire Brian Flores as defensive coordinator

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings hired Brian Flores as their defensive coordinator on Monday, their first step toward trying to revive a once-dominant unit that ranked among the NFL's worst last season.

Flores was a senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach this season for Pittsburgh, after three years as head coach in Miami.

Prior to being hired by the Dolphins, Flores was an assistant for 11 seasons for New England, the last eight on the defensive side. The Patriots won four Super Bowls during his time there, which included four years as a scout. The last of those was in the 2018 season, which was Flores' first as the defensive play-caller. The Patriots jumped from 17th to seventh in the league that year in opponent passer rating (85.4) and were tied for fifth with 28 takeaways.

NFC North Division
xy-Minnesota 1340.765
Detroit 980.529
Green Bay 890.471
Chicago 3140.176
Full Standings
Pass Yds: K. Cousins4547
Pass TDs: K. Cousins29
Rush Yds: D. Cook1173
Rush TDs: D. Cook8
Rec Yds: J. Jefferson1809
Rec TDs: J. Jefferson8
Int: P. Peterson5
Sacks: D. Hunter10.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6145 (7)
Passing Yards: 4818 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1661 (28)
Points per game: 24.9 (8)
Yards per game: 361.5 (7)
Touchdowns: 48 (8)
Field Goals: 26 (22)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6608 (31)
Passing Yards: 4756 (31)
Rushing Yards: 2093 (20)
Points per game: 25.1 (30)
Yards per game: 388.7 (31)
Touchdowns: 41 (20)
Field Goals: 38 (31)
Date Player Transactions
1/30 S. Day signed
1/23 D. Chisena pract. squad del
1/23 R. Connelly pract. squad del
1/23 B. Evans pract. squad del
1/23 B. Koback pract. squad del
1/23 P. Nickerson pract. squad del
1/23 J. O'Shaughnessy pract. squad del
1/23 J. Rosen pract. squad del
1/20 T. Smith signed
1/18 C. Weaver signed
Date Player Status
1/15 C. Dantzler Sr. ankle, not injury related (Questionable)
1/15 H. Smith knee (Questionable)
1/15 K. Nwangwu illness (Questionable)
1/8 G. Bradbury back (Out)
1/8 J. Lynch shoulder (Out)
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