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Vikings fire OC John DeFilippo a day after loss to Seahawks

Sporting News logo Sporting News 12/11/2018 Thomas Lott

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo looks at his play sheet during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Minneapolis. Minnesota's offense has been up and down this season under new coordinator DeFilippo and new quarterback Kirk Cousins, and the Vikings have had a lot of rough spots to try to smooth out down the final stretch. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File) © AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo looks at his play sheet during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Minneapolis. Minnesota's offense has been up and down this season under new coordinator DeFilippo and new quarterback Kirk Cousins, and the Vikings have had a lot of rough spots to try to smooth out down the final stretch. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File) The Vikings announced Tuesday they have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

Kevin Stefanski has been named interim offensive coordinator and will handle play-calling duties.

This comes one day after Minnesota lost to the Seahawks 21-7, failed to score until the fourth quarter and went the second consecutive game without putting up 300 total yards.

Minnesota has failed to eclipse the 300-yard mark in four of its last five games.

The Vikings have taken a considerable step back in multiple offensive categories this season despite signing quarterback Kirk Cousins to a three-year, fully-guaranteed $84 million contract this offseason.

Minnesota ranks 17th in yards per game and 20th in points per game. The Vikings are 30th in rushing yards per game.

DeFilippo was hired as the Vikings offensive coordinator this offseason after serving as the Eagles' quarterbacks coach for the last two years.

Pat Shurmur was the Vikings OC from 2016-17. He took the head coaching job with the Giants this offseason.

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