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2016 Schedule
11-5, 1st in NFC North
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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."

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Jarrett Bell's personal connection to Dennis Green (3:14)
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Green beloved by players (1:32)
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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, blowing the team's new Gjallarhorn for the first time at U.S. Bank Stadium. "Puff up those cheeks and blow," former coach Bud Grant told Zimmer.

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Dennis Green's career highlights

Green, who died Thursday at age 67, coached the Vikings and Cardinals over 13 seasons. His 113 regular-season wins rank second among African-American coaches.

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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings begin the ribbon cutting ceremony at U.S. Bank Stadium with former player Bob Lurtsema leading a marching band out of the tunnel playing "Immigrant Song," the Led Zeppelin tune the team uses as its music for player intros.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Vikings on the death of Dennis Green this morning: "We are incredibly saddened by the sudden passing of former Vikings Head Coach Dennis Green. Denny made his mark in ways far beyond being an outstanding football coach. He mentored countless players and served as a father figure for the men he coached. Denny founded the Vikings Community Tuesday Program, a critical initiative that is now implemented across the entire NFL. He took great pride in helping assistant coaches advance their careers. His tenure as one of the first African American head coaches in both college and the NFL was also transformative. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Green family."

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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings are pulling out all the stops for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at U.S. Bank Stadium this morning. Governor Mark Dayton, Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges and Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf are among the speakers scheduled this morning.

Team Stats

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

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