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Minnesota Vikings (3-1)


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@ Phi
L 7-24
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vs. Det
W 28-24
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@ NO
W 28-25
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vs. Chi
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@ Mia
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Vikings still winning despite offense's unfulfilling drives

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The upside for the Minnesota Vikings is clear: They've finished the first quarter of their first season under new head coach Kevin O'Connell by managing to build a firm foundation with a 3-1 record.

Chemistry and confidence can go a long way toward winning - O'Connell described it as "different types of resiliency" - but there's no hiding that an experienced and talented offense he was hired to direct has left a whole lot of points on the field.

After escaping London with a 28-25 victory over New Orleans on Sunday that was aided by the luckiest of bounces, the Vikings found themselves ranked 26th in the NFL in red zone scoring. They've turned just seven of their 15 trips inside the 20-yard line into touchdowns for a 46.7% rate.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Minnesota 310.750
Green Bay 310.750
Chicago 220.500
Detroit 130.250
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: K. Cousins1031
Pass TDs: K. Cousins6
Rush Yds: D. Cook279
Rush TDs: D. Cook1
Rec Yds: J. Jefferson393
Rec TDs: J. Jefferson2
Int: J. Hicks1
Sacks: Z. Smith3.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 1376 (17)
Passing Yards: 1044 (12)
Rushing Yards: 392 (22)
Points per game: 21.5 (15)
Yards per game: 344.0 (17)
Touchdowns: 9 (15)
Field Goals: 8 (11)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 1578 (27)
Passing Yards: 1106 (26)
Rushing Yards: 524 (23)
Points per game: 20.0 (12)
Yards per game: 394.5 (27)
Touchdowns: 10 (18)
Field Goals: 3 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/4 R. Connelly Activated from PUPL
10/4 J. Twyman pract. squad del
10/4 T. Toivonen pract. squad del
10/4 L. Cine on IR fractured left leg
9/27 J. Hollister pract. squad add
9/27 P. Nickerson pract. squad del
9/26 M. Dorn pract. squad add
9/26 D. Shelley pract. squad add
9/24 D. Shelley active/prac. squad
9/24 M. Dorn active/prac. squad
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/4 L. Cine fractured left leg (IR)
10/2 A. Booth Jr. quadriceps (Doubtful)
10/2 Z. Smith knee (Questionable)
9/25 A. Booth Jr. quadriceps (Out)
9/25 H. Smith concussion (Out)
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