2021 Minnesota Vikings season

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2021 Minnesota Vikings season
OwnerZygi Wilf
Head coachMike Zimmer
General managerRick Spielman
Home fieldU.S. Bank Stadium
Results
Record5−6
Division place2nd NFC North
Uniform
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The 2021 season is the Minnesota Vikings' 61st in the National Football League (NFL), their sixth playing home games at U.S. Bank Stadium and their eighth under head coach Mike Zimmer. They will attempt to improve on their 7–9 record from 2020 and return to the playoffs following a one-year absence.

Draft[edit]

The Vikings entered the 2021 NFL draft with no second-round pick, having traded it to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for DE Yannick Ngakoue during the 2020 season; however, they picked up an extra third-round selection when they traded Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens a few weeks later.[1] They also received an additional fifth-round selection from the Ravens as part of a multi-pick trade during the 2020 draft, as well as additional fourth-round selections from the Chicago Bears (as part of a multi-pick trade) and the Buffalo Bills (as part of the trade that sent Stefon Diggs to the Bills ahead of the 2020 season). The Vikings were also awarded two compensatory selections at the NFL's annual spring owners' meetings; they received one additional pick in the fourth round and one in the sixth round, compensating for the losses of Mackensie Alexander, Jayron Kearse, Andrew Sendejo, Trae Waynes and Stephen Weatherly.[2] On March 19, 2021, the Vikings were forced to forfeit a seventh-round selection due to a salary cap violation relating to a practice squad player during the 2019 season.[3]

On the first day of the draft, the Vikings traded their first-round pick and a fourth-round pick to the New York Jets in exchange for the first-round pick the Jets had received from the Seattle Seahawks (23rd overall) and two additional third-round picks.[4] With their new first-round pick, the Vikings selected offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw, the first player at the position to be taken in the first round by the Vikings since Matt Kalil with the fourth overall pick in 2012.[5] With no second-round pick, the Vikings' draft resumed in the third round with the picks they received from the Jets the previous day and the one they received from Baltimore in exchange for Yannick Ngakoue, in addition to their original third-round pick. With these, they picked quarterback Kellen Mond, linebacker Chazz Surratt, guard Wyatt Davis and defensive end Patrick Jones II.[6] In the fourth round, the Vikings took running back Kene Nwangwu, cornerback Camryn Bynum and defensive end Janarius Robinson,[7] followed by wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette and tight end/punter Zach Davidson in the fifth.[8] The Vikings' final pick of the draft came in the sixth round, when they selected defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman with the 199th overall pick.[9]

= Made roster = Made practice squad = Injured reserve
2021 Minnesota Vikings Draft
Round Selection Player name Position College Contract Notes
1 14 Traded to the New York Jets[A]
23 Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech 4 years, $13.35 million[11] From Seahawks via Jets[A]
2 45 Traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars[B]
3 66 Kellen Mond QB Texas A&M 4 years, $5.22 million[13] From Jets[A]
78 Chazz Surratt LB North Carolina 4 years, $5 million[14]
86 Wyatt Davis OG Ohio State 4 years, $4.9 million[14] From Jets[A]
90 Patrick Jones II DE Pittsburgh 4 years, $4.87 million[14] From Ravens[C]
4 119 Kene Nwangwu RB Iowa State 4 years, $4.23 million[16]
125 Camryn Bynum CB California 4 years, $4.2 million[17] From Bears[D]
134 Janarius Robinson DE Florida State 4 years, $4.15 million[16] From Bills[E]
143 Traded to the New York Jets[A] Compensatory selection
5 157 Ihmir Smith-Marsette WR Iowa 4 years, $3.8 million[20]
168 Zach Davidson TE Central Missouri 4 years, $3.78 million[20] From Steelers via Ravens[F]
6 199 Jaylen Twyman DT Pittsburgh 4 years, $3.65 million[22]
223 Traded to the Arizona Cardinals[G] Compensatory selection
7 Selection forfeited[H]

Draft trades

  1. ^ a b c d e The Vikings traded a first- and a fourth-round selection (14th and 143rd overall) to the New York Jets in exchange for the first-round selection the Jets received from the Seattle Seahawks (23rd overall) and two third-round selections (66th and 86th overall).[10]
  2. ^ The Vikings traded a second-round selection and a conditional 2022 fifth-round selection to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. The fifth-round selection would have been upgraded to a fourth rounder if Ngakoue had been selected for the 2021 Pro Bowl.[12]
  3. ^ The Vikings traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Baltimore's third-round selection and a conditional 2022 fifth-round selection.[15]
  4. ^ The Vikings traded a 2020 fifth-round selection (155th overall) to the Chicago Bears in exchange for Chicago's fourth-round selection.[18]
  5. ^ The Vikings traded a 2020 seventh-round selection (239th overall) and wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for Buffalo's fourth-round selection, and 2020 first-, fifth-, and sixth-round selections (22nd, 155th and 201st overall).[19]
  6. ^ The Vikings traded 2020 sixth- and seventh-round selections (201st and 219th overall) to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for the fifth-round selection the Ravens received from the Pittsburgh Steelers and their 2020 seventh-round selection (225th overall).[21]
  7. ^ The Vikings traded a sixth-round selection (223rd overall) to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for offensive lineman Mason Cole.[23]
  8. ^ The Vikings forfeited their seventh-round selection as punishment for a salary cap violation involving a 2019 practice squad player.[24]
2021 Minnesota Vikings undrafted free agents
Name Position College Ref.
Turner Bernard LS San Diego State [25]
Tuf Borland LB Ohio State [25]
Christian Elliss LB Idaho [25]
Zeandae Johnson DT California [25]
Myron Mitchell WR UAB [25]
Riley Patterson K Memphis [25]
Whop Philyor[26] WR Indiana [25]
Blake Proehl WR East Carolina [25]
A. J. Rose RB Kentucky [25]
Jordon Scott NT Oregon [25]
Zach Von Rosenberg P LSU [25]
= Made practice squad = Injured reserve

Staff[edit]

Front office
  • Owner/chairman – Zygi Wilf
  • Owner/president – Mark Wilf
  • Owner/vice chairman – Leonard Wilf
  • Executive vice president/chief marketing officer – Martin Nance
  • Chief operating officer – Andrew Miller
  • General manager – Rick Spielman
  • Executive vice president of football operations – Rob Brzezinski
  • Director of college scouting – Jamaal Stephenson
  • Director of pro scouting – Reed Burckhardt
  • Director of analytics – Scott Kuhn
  • Consultant – Bud Grant
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
  • Co-defensive coordinator/linebackers – Adam Zimmer
  • Assistant defensive line – Imarjaye Albury
  • Defensive backs – Karl Scott
  • Assistant defensive backs/safeties – Roy Anderson
  • Senior defensive assistant – Paul Guenther
  • Defensive quality control/assistant linebackers – Sam Siefkes
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
  • Head strength and conditioning – Josh Hingst
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Derik Keyes
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Marquis Johnson

Coaching staff
Management
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Current roster[edit]

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad


Rookies in italics

Roster updated November 27, 2021

52 active, 13 inactive, 16 practice squad

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Preseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

The Vikings' preliminary preseason schedule was announced on May 12.[27] The exact dates and times were finalized on June 3.[28]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 August 14 Denver Broncos L 6–33 0–1 U.S. Bank Stadium 66,028 Recap
2 August 21 Indianapolis Colts L 10–12 0–2 U.S. Bank Stadium 66,022 Recap
3 August 27 at Kansas City Chiefs L 25–28 0–3 Arrowhead Stadium 72,680 Recap

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week 1: Denver Broncos at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 9 17 7033
Vikings 3 3 006

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

Week 2: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week 2: Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 3 3 3312
Vikings 7 3 0010

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

Week 3: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week 3: Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 3 0 71525
Chiefs 14 7 7028

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

In addition to their usual six games home and away against their NFC North rivals, the Vikings will also play games against each of the teams from the NFC West and the AFC North, as well as the two teams that, like the Vikings, finished in third place in their divisions in the NFC East and NFC South in 2020: the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers. Following an agreement between the league and the National Football League Players Association to expand the regular season schedule to 17 games, the Vikings will also play against the Los Angeles Chargers, one of the third-placed teams from the American Football Conference (AFC) whom they were not originally scheduled to play in 2021.[29][30] The Vikings' 2021 schedule was announced on May 12.[27]

Week Date Time (CT) Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance TV Recap
1 September 12 12:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Bengals L 24−27 (OT) 0−1 Paul Brown Stadium 56,525 Fox Recap
2 September 19 3:05 p.m. at Arizona Cardinals L 33−34 0–2 State Farm Stadium 60,115 Fox Recap
3 September 26 3:25 p.m. Seattle Seahawks W 30–17 1–2 U.S. Bank Stadium 66,729 Fox Recap
4 October 3 12:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns L 7–14 1–3 U.S. Bank Stadium 66,703 CBS Recap
5 October 10 12:00 p.m. Detroit Lions W 19–17 2–3 U.S. Bank Stadium 66,538 Fox Recap
6 October 17 12:00 p.m. at Carolina Panthers W 34–28 (OT) 3–3 Bank of America Stadium 72,104 Fox Recap
7 Bye
8 October 31 7:20 p.m. Dallas Cowboys L 16–20 3–4 U.S. Bank Stadium 66,633 NBC Recap
9 November 7 12:00 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens L 31–34 (OT) 3–5 M&T Bank Stadium 70,599 Fox Recap
10 November 14 3:05 p.m. at Los Angeles Chargers W 27–20 4–5 SoFi Stadium 70,240 Fox Recap
11 November 21 12:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers W 34–31 5–5 U.S. Bank Stadium 66,959 Fox Recap
12 November 28 3:25 p.m. at San Francisco 49ers L 26–34 5–6 Levi's Stadium 71,493 Fox Recap
13 December 5 12:00 p.m. at Detroit Lions Ford Field CBS
14 December 9 7:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers U.S. Bank Stadium Fox/NFLN/
Prime Video
15 December 20 7:15 p.m. at Chicago Bears Soldier Field ESPN/ABC
16 December 26 12:00 p.m. Los Angeles Rams U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
17 January 2 7:20 p.m. at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field NBC
18 January 9 12:00 p.m. Chicago Bears U.S. Bank Stadium Fox

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times from Weeks 16–18 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.
  • Week 18 is subject to being flexed to Saturday, January 8.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week 1: Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Vikings 0 7 710024
Bengals 0 14 73327

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

This was head coach Mike Zimmer's first return to Cincinnati since 2013, his last season with the Bengals before departing to become the Vikings head coach. Zimmer served as defensive coordinator for the Bengals under then-head coach Marvin Lewis from 2008 to 2013.

Week 2: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week 2: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 14 9 7333
Cardinals 7 17 7334

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 3: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week 3: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 10 7 0017
Vikings 7 14 3630

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

Week 4: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week 4: Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 0 11 0314
Vikings 7 0 007

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

Week 5: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week 5: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lions 3 3 01117
Vikings 3 10 0619

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: October 10
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,538
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman (34)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston and Jen Hale
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 6: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week 6: Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Vikings 6 6 133634
Panthers 7 3 711028

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information

Week 8: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week 8: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 0 3 10720
Vikings 7 3 3316

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

Week 9: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week 9: Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Vikings 7 10 77031
Ravens 3 7 714334

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

Week 10: at Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

Week 10: Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 0 13 7727
Chargers 0 10 7320

at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California

  • Date: November 14
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: None (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 70,240
  • Referee: Clay Martin (19)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 11: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week 11: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 3 7 71431
Vikings 9 7 71134

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

Week 12: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week 12: Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 7 7 12026
49ers 7 7 20034

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST/1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Clear, 67 °F (19 °C)
  • Game attendance: 71,493
  • Referee: Brad Rogers (126)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, and Sara Walsh
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 13: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week 13: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 0 0 000
Lions 0 0 000

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: December 5
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Jay Feely
  • Preview

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 9 3 0 .750 2–1 7–2 283 242 W1
Minnesota Vikings 5 6 0 .455 2–0 4–3 281 276 L1
Chicago Bears 4 7 0 .364 2–1 2–4 179 254 W1
Detroit Lions 0 10 1 .045 0–4 0–7 174 289 L2

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Arizona Cardinals West 9 2 0 .818 4–0 5–2 .476 .450 W1
2 Green Bay Packers North 9 3 0 .750 2–1 7–2 .485 .474 W1
3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 8 3 0 .727 1–1 5–3 .484 .478 W2
4 Dallas Cowboys East 7 4 0 .636 2–0 5–1 .524 .475 L2
Wild cards
5 Los Angeles Rams West 7 4 0 .636 1–2 5–3 .484 .357 L3
6 San Francisco 49ers West 6 5 0 .545 1–3 5–4 .484 .351 W3
7[a] Minnesota Vikings North 5 6 0 .455 2–0 4–3 .541 .420 L1
In the hunt
8[a][b] Atlanta Falcons South 5 6 0 .455 1–2 2–5 .452 .339 W1
9[b] New Orleans Saints South 5 6 0 .455 1–2 4–4 .532 .582 L4
10[c] Philadelphia Eagles East 5 7 0 .417 0–2 4–4 .492 .384 L1
11[c] Carolina Panthers South 5 7 0 .417 2–0 3–5 .463 .436 L2
12 Washington Football Team East 4 6 0 .400 1–0 4–2 .554 .489 W2
13[d] New York Giants East 4 7 0 .364 1–2 3–5 .533 .457 W1
14[d] Chicago Bears North 4 7 0 .364 2–1 2–4 .516 .318 W1
15 Seattle Seahawks West 3 7 0 .300 1–2 1–5 .553 .412 L2
16 Detroit Lions North 0 10 1 .045 0–4 0–7 .536 .000 L2
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b Minnesota wins tiebreaker over Atlanta based on conference record. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate New Orleans (see below).
  2. ^ a b Atlanta wins tiebreaker over New Orleans based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b Philadelphia wins tiebreaker over Carolina based on head-to-head victory.
  4. ^ a b NY Giants wins tiebreaker over Chicago based on conference records.
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

Statistics[edit]

Team leaders[edit]

Category Player(s) Total
Passing yards Kirk Cousins 2,434
Passing touchdowns Kirk Cousins 18
Rushing yards Dalvin Cook 648
Rushing touchdowns Dalvin Cook 3
Receptions Justin Jefferson 55
Receiving yards Justin Jefferson 775
Receiving touchdowns Adam Thielen 7
Points Greg Joseph 77
Kickoff return yards Ameer Abdullah 162
Punt return yards Dede Westbrook 121
Tackles Eric Kendricks 92
Sacks Danielle Hunter 6.0
Interceptions Eric Kendricks
Xavier Woods
2
Forced fumbles Xavier Woods 2

Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com[31]

League rankings[edit]

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 32)
Passing offense 2,360 262.2 9th
Rushing offense 1,102 122.4 9th
Total offense 3,462 384.7 7th
Passing defense 2,147 238.6 14th
Rushing defense 1,175 130.6 28th
Total defense 3,322 369.1 23rd

Source: ProFootballReference.com[32]

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