Vikings make change at offensive coordinator, relieve John DeFilippo of duties

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Kevin Stefanski takes over as interim coordinator and will call the plays.

EAGAN, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings moved swiftly after another disappointing offensive performance in Monday night's 21-7 loss at Seattle.

Minnesota announced Tuesday that offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has been relieved of his duties as the coordinator. The team said quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski will take over as the interim coordinator and call offensive plays.

The Vikings posted 276 yards in the loss to the Seahawks, getting their only score on a Dalvin Cook receiving touchdown with 1:10 left in the game. The loss dropped Minnesota to 6-6-1. The Vikings still hold the sixth spot in the NFC playoffs, but have a host of teams a half-game behind.

DeFilippo was hired away from the defending Super Bowl champions in the offseason to replace Pat Shurmur, who became the New York Giants head coach. DeFilippo was the Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach previously.

Minnesota has been held to 278 yards or fewer in four of the past five games.

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