Zimmer after loss: 'We have a lot of soul searching to get done'


Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said his opinions didn't change much after watching the film of the Vikings 20-3 loss to San Francisco Monday night.

During his Tuesday afternoon press conference, Zimmer said team coaches and players "have a lot of soul searching to get done."

"It was just a really, really uncharacteristic performance by our football team and it's disappointing," Zimmer said.

After the game Monday night, Zimmer expressed disappointment in how quarterback Teddy Bridgewater performed. He said it was really the first time he has seen Bridgewater rattled.

Zimmer acknowledged that San Francisco threw some new wrinkles at Bridgewater, but for the most part he said Bridgewater just didn't execute very well.

"I do not think that Teddy is going to throw another clunker, I've never seen that side of him," said Zimmer. "I think it's more of just an enigma that this happened, but we're going to have to find out and see."

Zimmer also admitted Monday night that his lack of confidence in kicker Blair Walsh could have influenced some of his kicking decisions.

He added Tuesday that he doesn't have any plans to go outside the organization to find a kicker.

"I'm bringing in consideration for him to pull out of this thing and start kicking like he's capable of kicking," Zimmer said.

Next Up

Mohamed Ibrahim

Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

drop and go ballot plymouth

It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

2019-12-11 f1rst Wrestling Hanukka Havok-Darin Kamnetz-154

Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.


McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

Apple Valley High School

2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

covid-19 testing site sign

Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.