|2019 Minnesota Vikings season|
|Head coach||Mike Zimmer|
|General manager||Rick Spielman|
|Home field||U.S. Bank Stadium|
|Division place||2nd NFC North|
The 2019 season is the Minnesota Vikings' 59th in the National Football League, the fourth playing their home games at U.S. Bank Stadium and the sixth under head coach Mike Zimmer. They will attempt to improve on their 8–7–1 campaign from 2018.
- 1 Roster changes
- 2 Staff
- 3 Current roster
- 4 Preseason
- 5 Regular season
- 5.1 Schedule
- 5.2 Game summaries
- 5.2.1 Week 1: vs. Atlanta Falcons
- 5.2.2 Week 2: at Green Bay Packers
- 5.2.3 Week 3: vs. Oakland Raiders
- 5.2.4 Week 4: at Chicago Bears
- 5.2.5 Week 5: at New York Giants
- 5.2.6 Week 6: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- 5.2.7 Week 7: at Detroit Lions
- 5.2.8 Week 8: vs. Washington Redskins
- 5.2.9 Week 9: at Kansas City Chiefs
- 5.2.10 Week 10: at Dallas Cowboys
- 5.2.11 Week 11: vs. Denver Broncos
- 5.3 Standings
- 6 Statistics
- 7 References
- 8 External links
|2019 Minnesota Vikings draft|
|Draft order||Player name||Position||College||Contract||Notes|
|1||18||Garrett Bradbury||C||NC State||4 years / $12.88 million|
|2||50||Irv Smith Jr.||TE||Alabama||4 years / $5.798 million|
|3||81||Traded to the Detroit Lions[A]|
|88||Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[B]||from Eagles via Lions[A]|
|92||Traded to the New York Jets[C]||from Chiefs via Seahawks[B]|
|93||Traded to the Baltimore Ravens[D]||from Saints via Jets[C]|
|102||Alexander Mattison||RB||Boise State||4 years / $3.35 million||Compensatory pick; from Ravens[D]|
|4||114||Dru Samia||G||Oklahoma||4 years / $3.259 million||from Packers via Seahawks[E]|
|120||Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[E]|
|5||156||Traded to the Denver Broncos[F]|
|159||Traded to the New England Patriots[G]||from Seahawks[B]|
|162||Cameron Smith||LB||USC||4 years / $2.815 million||from Bears via Patriots, Rams and Patriots[G]|
|6||190||Armon Watts||DT||Arkansas||4 years / $2.689 million|
|191||Marcus Epps||S||Wyoming||4 years / $2.688 million||from Titans via Ravens[D]|
|193||Oli Udoh||OT||Elon||4 years / $2.687 million||from Ravens[D]|
|204||Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[E]||from Patriots via Lions[A]|
|209||Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[B]||Compensatory pick|
|7||217||Kris Boyd||CB||Texas||4 years / $2.629 million||from Jets[C]|
|232||Traded to the New York Giants[H]|
|239||Dillon Mitchell||WR||Oregon||4 years / $2.6 million||from Eagles via Patriots[G]|
|247||Olabisi Johnson||WR||Colorado State||4 years / $2.594 million||Compensatory pick|
|250||Austin Cutting||LS||Air Force||4 years / $2.59 million||Compensatory pick|
- The Vikings were awarded three compensatory selections at the NFL's annual spring owners' meetings. They received one additional pick in the sixth round and two in the seventh round, compensating for the losses of Teddy Bridgewater, Tramaine Brock and Shamar Stephen.
- The Vikings traded their third-round selection (81st overall) to the Detroit Lions in exchange for the third-round selection Detroit received from the Philadelphia Eagles and the sixth-round selection Detroit received from the New England Patriots (88th and 204th overall).
- The Vikings traded the third-round selection they received from the Detroit Lions and their sixth-round compensatory selection (88th and 209th overall) to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the third-round selection Seattle received from the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle's fifth-round selection (92nd and 159th overall).
- The Vikings traded the third-round selection they received from the Seattle Seahawks (92nd overall) to the New York Jets in exchange for the third-round selection the Jets received from the New Orleans Saints and the Jets' seventh-round selection (93rd and 217th overall).
- The Vikings traded the third-round selection they received from the New York Jets (93rd overall) to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Baltimore's third-round compensatory selection and two sixth-round selections (102nd, 191st and 193rd overall).
- The Vikings traded their fourth-round selection and the sixth-round selection they received from the Detroit Lions (120th and 204th overall) to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the fourth-round selection the Seahawks received from the Green Bay Packers (114th overall).
- The Vikings traded their fifth-round selection (156th overall) to the Denver Broncos in exchange for Denver's 2018 seventh-round selection (225th overall) and quarterback Trevor Siemian.
- The Vikings traded the fifth-round selection they received from the Seattle Seahawks (159th overall) to the New England Patriots in exchange for the fifth-round selection the Patriots received from the Los Angeles Rams and the seventh-round selection the Patriots received from the Philadelphia Eagles (162nd and 239th overall).
- The Vikings traded their seventh-round selection (232nd overall) to the New York Giants in exchange for center Brett Jones.
|Davion Davis||WR||Sam Houston State|
|Alexander Hollins||WR||Eastern Illinois|
|John Keenoy||C||Western Michigan|
|Anree Saint-Amour||DE||Georgia Tech|
Minnesota Vikings staff
Minnesota Vikings roster
The Vikings' preliminary preseason schedule was announced on April 9, with exact dates and times finalized on April 17.
|1||at New Orleans Saints||W 34–25||1–0||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||73,018||Recap|
|2||August 18||Seattle Seahawks||W 25–19||2–0||U.S. Bank Stadium||66,636||Recap|
|3||Arizona Cardinals||W 20–9||3–0||U.S. Bank Stadium||66,698||Recap|
|4||at Buffalo Bills||L 23–27||3–1||New Era Field||57,765||Recap|
Week 1: at New Orleans Saints
Week 2: vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 3: vs. Arizona Cardinals
Week 4: at Buffalo Bills
|1||September 8||12:00 p.m.||Atlanta Falcons||W 28–12||1–0||U.S. Bank Stadium||66,714||Fox||Recap|
|2||September 15||12:00 p.m.||at Green Bay Packers||L 16–21||1–1||Lambeau Field||78,416||Fox||Recap|
|3||September 22||12:00 p.m.||Oakland Raiders||W 34–14||2–1||U.S. Bank Stadium||66,738||Fox||Recap|
|4||September 29||3:25 p.m.||at Chicago Bears||L 6–16||2–2||Soldier Field||62,131||CBS||Recap|
|5||October 6||12:00 p.m.||at New York Giants||W 28–10||3–2||MetLife Stadium||75,041||Fox||Recap|
|6||October 13||12:00 p.m.||Philadelphia Eagles||W 38–20||4–2||U.S. Bank Stadium||66,837||Fox||Recap|
|7||October 20||12:00 p.m.||at Detroit Lions||W 42–30||5–2||Ford Field||60,314||Fox||Recap|
|8||7:20 p.m.||Washington Redskins||W 19–9||6–2||U.S. Bank Stadium||66,776||Fox/NFLN/
|9||November 3||12:00 p.m.||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 23–26||6–3||Arrowhead Stadium||73,615||Fox||Recap|
|10||November 10||7:20 p.m.||at Dallas Cowboys||W 28–24||7–3||AT&T Stadium||91,188||NBC||Recap|
|11||November 17||12:00 p.m.||Denver Broncos||U.S. Bank Stadium||CBS|
|13||7:15 p.m.||at Seattle Seahawks||CenturyLink Field||ESPN|
|14||December 8||12:00 p.m.||Detroit Lions||U.S. Bank Stadium||Fox|
|15||December 15||7:20 p.m.||at Los Angeles Chargers||Dignity Health Sports Park||NBC|
|16||7:15 p.m.||Green Bay Packers||U.S. Bank Stadium||ESPN|
|17||December 29||12:00 p.m.||Chicago Bears||U.S. Bank Stadium||Fox|
- Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
- Networks and times for games in Weeks 14, 15 and 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.
Week 1: vs. Atlanta Falcons
Week 2: at Green Bay Packers
Week 3: vs. Oakland Raiders
at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Week 4: at Chicago Bears
Week 5: at New York Giants
Week 6: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Week 7: at Detroit Lions
Week 8: vs. Washington Redskins
at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Week 9: at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 10: at Dallas Cowboys
Week 11: vs. Denver Broncos
|Green Bay Packers||8||2||0||.800||3–0||5–1||250||205||W1|
|1||San Francisco 49ers||West||8||1||0||.889||2–1||5–1||.404||.349||L1|
|2||Green Bay Packers||North||8||2||0||.800||3–0||5–1||.511||.520||W1|
|3||New Orleans Saints||South||7||2||0||.778||1–1||5–2||.488||.515||L1|
|In the hunt|
|7[b]||Los Angeles Rams||West||5||4||0||.556||0–2||3–3||.500||.378||L1|
|13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||South||3||6||0||.333||1–2||2–5||.571||.482||W1|
|15||New York Giants||East||2||8||0||.200||1–2||2–5||.478||.222||L6|
|Passing yards||Kirk Cousins||1,977|
|Passing touchdowns||Kirk Cousins||13|
|Rushing yards||Dalvin Cook||823|
|Rushing touchdowns||Dalvin Cook||9|
|Receiving yards||Stefon Diggs||706|
|Receiving touchdowns||Adam Thielen||6|
|Kickoff return yards||Ameer Abdullah||146|
|Punt return yards||Chad Beebe||46|
|Forced fumbles||Danielle Hunter
Source: Minnesota Vikings' official website
|Category||Total yards||Yards per game||NFL rank|
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- Tomasson, Chris (May 3, 2019). "Vikings sign sixth-round pick Armon Watts". TwinCities.com. MediaNews Group. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
- Tomasson, Chris (May 5, 2019). "Vikings lock up seventh-rounder Kris Boyd, leaving two draft picks unsigned". TwinCities.com. MediaNews Group. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
- Goessling, Ben (August 27, 2018). "Vikings trade with Giants for center Brett Jones". StarTribune. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
- Tomasson, Chris (July 18, 2019). "Air Force draftee Austin Cutting cleared to sign with Vikings, play in the NFL". TwinCities.com. MediaNews Group. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
- "NFL announces 32 compensatory draft choices to 15 clubs" (PDF) (Press release). National Football League. February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
- "Team Stats". vikings.com. Minnesota Vikings Football. October 28, 2019. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
- "NFL Team Stats". NFL.com. October 1, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.