A Vikings contingent will fly to Texas today in an attempt to smooth things over with Adrian Peterson, and if all goes well, perhaps to convince the start running back to play for Minnesota this year. It'll be a tough sell.
The Vikings put together a whole lot of nothing in their 17-3 home loss to the Lions this afternoon, and head coach Mike Zimmer has had enough. "I'm extremely disappointed about this loss," he said. "I can handle getting beat. I can't handle getting our butts whipped."
The Vikings have hired Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to be their next coach, according to every football reporter you follow on Twitter. It's his first head coaching gig after being passed over numerous times in a 20-year NFL career.