The bye week gives them an opportunity to get healthy before December arrives.
Smith's first NFL touchdown showed growth from the 21-year-old tight end, who read the coverage and found the open space on an apparent option route.
Kirk Cousins led one of the greatest comebacks in Vikings history on Sunday, rallying his team from a 20-0 halftime deficit in a 27-23 victory. But it was Tommy Kramer who led the best of all time in 1977.
The Vikings, who had just 37 yards on 18 attempts on Sunday, became just the fifth team in the NFL this season to win without rushing for 40 yards in a game.
Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan provide their reactions to Sunday's 27-23 win against the Broncos.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was able to review the game tape from Sunday's comeback win against the Broncos and says a lot of players stepped up and contributed, with Kirk Cousins playing his best game yet.
Their five-game finish begins on the road against the Seahawks on Dec. 2.
The Philadelphia Eagles have offered to host a high school football game that was interrupted by a shooting that left a 10-year-old boy in critical condition.
Through the first nine games of the season, the Baltimore Ravens' relentless pursuit of opposing quarterbacks garnered just 16 sacks, a few hurried throws and a whole lot of frustration.
After all the long passing plays and fourth-down conversions the Minnesota Vikings surrendered against Denver, the defense still had the game in its hands.
On a shelf in his locker just below where Myles Garrett keeps his collection of miniature model dinosaurs, his orange helmet sat unused.
This was not your basic comeback: Kirk Cousins threw three second-half touchdown passes as the Vikings pulled off a rally that was unique in the history of the NFL.
Coach Mike Zimmer said that while he's pleased with the record, he thinks his team has a long way to go before it starts thinking about postseason success.
A week after intercepting a Dak Prescott in the end zone to preserve a 28-24 victory, Jayron Kearse once again was in the right place for his team.
Kirk Cousins' three second-half touchdown passes and the Vikings' defensive resolve lead to the team's biggest comeback since 1992.
Offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski swallowed his pride and the Vikings' game plan when faced with a 20-0 deficit at halftime.
Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton had 113 yards Sunday — making him the second opponent to top 100 receiving yards in the Vikings' building — forcing the defense to put double coverage on him.
Things had been awfully good around here lately — too good, a suspicious Minnesota sports fan might say — before this weekend.
Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett will make his case to the NFL to have his indefinite suspension reduced on Wednesday.
The Vikings haven't had this big a comeback since Oct. 4, 1992, against the Bears.
What it took for the Vikings offense to comeback after getting shut out in the first half Sunday.
After a quiet first half, Cousins threw for three touchdowns after halftime.
The Vikings did something no NFL team had done since 2015.
After Sunday's dramatic comeback victory, coach Mike Zimmer, quarterback Kirk Cousins and other Vikings players met with the media.
Dalvin Cook was held to 57 yards on 16 touches in Sunday's 27-23 win over Denver.
Even though they won, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says he will use the Denver game as an example in the future that Minnesota can't afford to come out slow in the first half of any football game, no matter who they're playing.
The game-winning touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph came on one of Kirk Cousin's favorite plays.
All three went to Vikings players, including a reserve defensive lineman who played well in his extra playing time.