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Minnesota Vikings Fire Coach Childress After 3-7 Start

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Brad Childress.

The team announced the decision Monday morning. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

The Vikings fell to 3-7 this year after a lopsided loss to rival Green Bay on Sunday, the final blow to Childress in his fifth season in charge of the team. The 31-3 loss was his most-lopsided home defeat as head coach, dropping his overall record to 40-37, including a 1-2 mark in the playoffs.