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Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings, still seeking to salvage a season that started with Super Bowl designs, made a last-ditch move to capture a mid-December spark by firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

Coach Mike Zimmer made what he called an "extremely difficult decision" on Tuesday morning, following a 21-7 defeat at Seattle on Monday night . DeFilippo's first season on the job ended after just 13 games, amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks.

"I went round and round and round and round about it because I feel like, `I hired him. It's my job to try to help him to continue to get better,'" Zimmer said. "I obviously didn't do a good enough job there. I've always felt like if you hire a guy, you should stick with him and try to help him and help him mature as a coach."

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Chicago 940.692
Minnesota 661.500
Green Bay 571.423
Detroit 580.385
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: K. Cousins3698
Pass TDs: K. Cousins24
Rush Yds: L. Murray470
Rush TDs: L. Murray5
Rec Yds: A. Thielen1236
Rec TDs: A. Thielen9
Int: A. Harris3
Sacks: D. Hunter12.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4607 (17)
Passing Yards: 3698 (9)
Rushing Yards: 1110 (30)
Points per game: 21.7 (20)
Yards per game: 354.4 (17)
Touchdowns: 30 (21)
Field Goals: 17 (24)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4207 (5)
Passing Yards: 3069 (6)
Rushing Yards: 1404 (13)
Points per game: 22.4 (11)
Yards per game: 323.6 (5)
Touchdowns: 24 (1)
Field Goals: 28 (30)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/27 C. James active/prac. squad
11/27 J. Myrick pract. squad add
11/27 A. Sendejo on IR groin
11/8 R. Thomas pract. squad add
11/8 L. Turner pract. squad del
11/7 R. Thomas cut
11/7 A. Abdullah acquired from waiver
11/6 S. Norton pract. squad add
11/3 C. Beebe active/prac. squad
11/3 S. Norton cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/10 C. Beebe hamstring (Out)
12/10 D. Morgan knee (Out)
12/10 T. Waynes concussion (Out)
12/10 E. Kendricks ribs (Questionable)
12/2 C. Beebe hamstring (Out)
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