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2016 Schedule
11-5, 1st in NFC North
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Vikings building fearsome D under Zimmer

In Mike Zimmer's second year at the helm, Minnesota's defense flourished, allowing just 18.9 points per game. That was the best mark by any Vikings team since 1998, per ESPN Stats & Info. Top stats to know

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Phil Loadholt among best to hang 'em up

The big right tackle adds some beef up front on our squad of players who called it quits this offseason. Hypothetically, he'd be blocking for Peyton Manning and Marshawn Lynch. All-retirement team

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QBs in need of more protection

Teddy Bridgewater was under duress on well over a third of his dropbacks last season, while Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Andrew Luck weren't far behind.

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Are the Vikings due for regression?

Teams with young QB's occasionally buck statistical trends, but Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings face an uphill battle. It will be tough to win as many close games as they did in 2015. Barnwell: Bounce-back teams

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Monster numbers from Beckham, Gordon

Odell Beckham Jr. has more receiving yards through two seasons than anyone else since the 1970 merger, ahead of Randy Moss and Jerry Rice. Meanwhile, Josh Gordon ranks fourth all-time on that list.

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Nelson and Cobb among elite WR duos

The last time Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb were on the field together, both eclipsed 1,200 receiving yards and 10 TDs. Only two other duos in NFL history (Randy Moss-Cris Carter and Demaryius Thomas-Eric Decker) have accomplished that feat.

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Keep an eye on John Sullivan

The 31-year-old center missed all of last season with two back surgeries. His recovery will be particularly interesting to watch after his replacement, Joe Berger, excelled in 2015. Injury questions

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Phil Loadholt part of growing NFL trend

The Vikings lineman has called it quits after seven years, making him the 13th player age 30 or younger to hang up his cleats this offseason.

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Mike Greenberg remembers Dennis Green (0:52)
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Dennis Green's eye for talent unmatched (0:59)
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Moss: Dennis Green gave me a chance (2:03)

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Colts and Tampa coach Tony Dungy on Dennis Green: "As he got toward the top of the ladder, what he wanted to do was help other coaches, especially those African-American coaches that were trying to get into the pipeline of coaching in the NFL. He taught me a lot about that. He poured it into me. It's a tough, tough day losing Denny."

Team Stats

Passing Yards183.031st
Rushing Yards138.24th
Points For22.816th
Points Against18.95th

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