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Jerry Burns, former Vikings coach known for wit, dies at 94

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jerry Burns, the colorful character who took over as the Minnesota Vikings' head coach in a time of turmoil and led the team to three playoff berths in six seasons, has died. He was 94.

The team announced Burns' death. Vikings spokesman Bob Hagan said Burns' son-in-law informed him of Burns' death Wednesday morning.

Burns helped the Green Bay Packers win the first two Super Bowls as the defensive backs coach for Vince Lombardi. Then he joined the staff of another future Hall of Fame coach when Bud Grant hired him as Minnesota's offensive coordinator in 1968. Burns held the position until 1985 and became head coach in 1986, following Les Steckel's 3-13 season in 1984 and Grant's 7-9 campaign in 1985 when he was coaxed out of retirement.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xyz-Green Bay 1330.813
x-Chicago 880.500
Minnesota 790.438
Detroit 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: K. Cousins4265
Pass TDs: K. Cousins35
Rush Yds: D. Cook1557
Rush TDs: D. Cook16
Rec Yds: J. Jefferson1400
Rec TDs: A. Thielen14
Int: H. Smith5
Sacks: I. Odenigbo3.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6292 (4)
Passing Yards: 4265 (12)
Rushing Yards: 2283 (5)
Points per game: 26.9 (11)
Yards per game: 393.3 (4)
Touchdowns: 55 (6)
Field Goals: 15 (31)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6292 (27)
Passing Yards: 4267 (22)
Rushing Yards: 2151 (27)
Points per game: 29.7 (29)
Yards per game: 393.3 (27)
Touchdowns: 49 (25)
Field Goals: 35 (31)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/6 N. Vigil signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/30 X. Woods signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/30 D. Dozier re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/30 H. Hentges retired
3/29 M. Alexander signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/25 M. Cole traded for 2021 sixth-round draft pick
3/24 A. Abdullah re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/22 P. Peterson signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/17 R. Hill Declared Free Agent
3/17 C. Beebe Declared Free Agent
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 J. Holmes groin (Out)
1/3 E. Kendricks calf (Out)
1/3 C. Dantzler hamstring (Out)
1/3 C. Jones groin (Out)
1/3 D. Bailey back (Questionable)
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