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2015 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/09 Pittsburgh 7 PM
8/15  Tampa Bay 6 PM
8/22 Oakland 7 PM
8/29 @ Dallas 6 PM
9/03 @ Tennessee 7 PM
2014 Regular Season Schedule
9/14 @ San Francisco 9:20 PM
9/20 Detroit 12 PM
9/27 San Diego 12 PM
10/4 @ Denver 3:25 PM
10/11 Bye N/A
10/18 Kansas City 12 PM
10/25 @ Detroit 12 PM
11/1 @ Chicago 12 PM
11/8 St. Louis 12 PM
11/15 @ Oakland 3:05 PM
11/22 Green Bay 12 PM
11/29 @ Atlanta 12 PM
12/6 Seattle 12 PM
12/10 @ Arizona 7:25 PM
12/20 Chicago 12 PM
12/27 NY Giants 12 PM
1/3 @ Green Bay 12 PM


NFL Off-season Calendar

July 15: At 3 p.m. Central, deadline for any club that designated a franchise player to sign such player to a multi-year contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one-year contract with his prior club for the 2015 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club’s last regular season game.

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Current News

Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson has pectoral muscle injury
Robinson declined to comment on the injury, but texted he was looking forward to “playing with the Vikings this season.” Star Tribune July 4, 2015

Zimmer analysis means more than ranking
Mike Zimmer was ranked No. 24 among head coaches by, but the analysis is more telling than the actual ranking. Viking Update July 4, 2015

Vikings offer money for bridge near stadium
The Vikings have offered to pay about half the cost for a bridge outside the new U.S. Bank Stadium, but it’s not a done deal yet. Viking Update July 4, 2015

Robinson sidelined with pectoral injury
In what has seemingly been a never-ending saga with the Vikings, yet another player – cornerback Josh Robinson – has been diagnosed with a partially torn pectoral muscle that might sideline him well into the start of the 2015 season, which gets underway later this month when the Vikings report to training camp. Viking Update July 4, 2015

Josh Robinson sidelined by partially torn pectoral muscle
Robinson, 24, missed all three days of June's mandatory minicamp with the injury and could miss a portion of the 2015 season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 4, 2015

Craig: A wild decade of Vikings ownership for Wilfs
Highly successful people tend to look in all directions. Except backward. Star Tribune July 3, 2015

Vikings offer to pay half of costs for new pedestrian bridge
The Met Council will vote on a proposal that caps team’s share of pedestrian bridge at $3.5M. Star Tribune July 2, 2015

Greenway thinks Adrian Peterson can still win NFL MVP award
Peterson won the league’s MVP honors in 2012 in his return from a torn ACL the previous season to rush for 2,097 yards. Star Tribune July 2, 2015

Peterson will be only Viking in top 100
Adrian Peterson will be the only Vikings player in NFL Network’s top 100. With 10 players yet to be named, the selections are obvious. Viking Update July 2, 2015

Sharrif Floyd aiming to make his third season a 'statement year'
Entering his third NFL season, Floyd said he wants to make 2015 a "statement year," in an interview with 'Baller Mind Frame,' a Complex Media blog. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 2, 2015

5 Under The Radar Players Set To Break Out At Training Camp
Each year in the NFL rosters turn over about 30% of players heading into Training Camp. To be fair, when you’re messing around with 90 players that will eventually be cut down to 53, you’ve got 37 chances to try and hit a home run with a player that most people don’t know about. July 2, 2015

Trip to Israel thrills ex-Vikings Doleman, Krause
Nineteen NFL Hall of Famers made the trip dubed “Touchdown in Israel: Mission of Excellence”, which was put together and paid for by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Star Tribune July 1, 2015

Linebacker hopeful Peters made most of extra chances
With the amount of injured Vikings linebackers during OTAs and minicamp, Brian Peters benefited with an increased amount of reps on defense last month. Star Tribune July 1, 2015

2015 Minnesota Vikings Team Outlook
Shawn Childs analyzes Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings heading into the 2015 season while Tim Yotter of offers his point of view. Viking Update July 1, 2015

The Vikings have an open roster spot, so who's out there?
As NBA and NHL free agency gets underway, the NFL enters its annual doldrums. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 1, 2015

Vikings rookie defensive end Hunter molding 'raw' talent
When people speak about Danielle Hunter, including us here on this blog, the first word to describe the defensive end is typically “raw”. Star Tribune June 30, 2015

Peterson provided offseason tension, comedy
Adrian Peterson provided some anxious moments for Vikings fans, but there were a couple of hilarious moments, too, including one recently. Viking Update June 30, 2015

Vikings lead NFC North’s strength of schedule
The Vikings are just outside of the top 10 overall in strength of schedule but lead the NFC North. Viking Update June 30, 2015

Changing of the guard: Upgrades may come with Kendricks, Newman moves
Continuity can be a foundation for success in the NFL and the Vikings are returning 94 percent of their defensive snaps from last season, according to ESPN's Kevin Seifert. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 30, 2015

Vikings getting national attention as team on the rise
Late June is the time when NFL folks start to try to determine the contenders and pretenders — which includes determining which teams might be in a position to surprise. Star Tribune June 29, 2015

Vikings punter Jeff Locke still seeking consistency
There will be competition at long snapper during training camp next month as Cullen Loeffler and Kevin McDermott battle for the starting job. Star Tribune June 29, 2015

Vikings' Trae Waynes fell in love with tackling as boy in Kenosha
When Trae Waynes was practing football in the yard, the whole neighborhood knew it. Instead of a cushioned tackling dummy, Trae and his father, Ron, worked with trash cans. Pioneer Press June 29, 2015

Vikings know importance of closing out games
One of the big differences for the Vikings of 2014 was their ability to close out games after losing fourth-quarter leads with regularity in 2013. Viking Update June 29, 2015

Assessing Adrian Peterson's lofty goals for 2015 and beyond
No one will ever say Adrian Peterson sold himself short. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 29, 2015

Changing of the guard: Upgrades could come with Wallace, Fusco moves
Without making many offseason moves, the Vikings offense should look drastically different from a group that finished 20th in points per game and 26th in yards per play last season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 29, 2015

Nine Vikings on the hot seat
If the Vikings are to accomplish big things in 2015, nine players will have to be key cogs in the process. Viking Update June 28, 2015

Vikings: Adrian Peterson is back, but don't forget Jerrick McKinnon
Jerick McKinnon has put out notice to fantasy football players. Just because Adrian Peterson is back, don't forget about him. Pioneer Press June 27, 2015

Vikings’ defensive improvement by the numbers
The Vikings defense took big steps forward in most of the key statistics in Mike Zimmer’s first season. Viking Update June 27, 2015

Ex-Viking Jennings calls Minnesota his home
Now with the Miami Dolphins, the veteran says the Twin Cities "just felt right'' for him and his wife. Star Tribune June 27, 2015

Running game needs rebound with A.P.’s return
The Vikings improved a lot of areas in Mike Zimmer’s first season as head coach, but the running game was one of the few areas to take a step back in 2014. Viking Update June 26, 2015

Gauging Trae Waynes' chances to play based on Zimmer, past top picks
Six defenders taken within the first 11 picks have played for Mike Zimmer as rookies since he became a defensive coordinator in 2000. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 25, 2015

The Waiting Game With Anthony Barr
It’s been tough to try and figure out what to make of Anthony Barr’s most recent offseason. On one hand, it’s his second year in the Zimmer’s system, an obvious advantage for the promising young linebacker. June 25, 2015

Norv Turner among top coordinators, says NFL network analyst
This week, NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks listed off, in his opinion, the top 20 coordinators in the NFL. The former NFL linebacker and scout has Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner ranked high on his list. Star Tribune June 25, 2015

Vikings' Johnson not satisfied with new stability
Charles Johnson seemed to have gained some stability for the first time in career last year. Star Tribune June 24, 2015

Now in background, McKinnon focused on being a 'three phase' player
If the Vikings should somehow need a replacement again for Adrian Peterson, Jerick McKinnon is steadily working to assure they wouldn't be without a three-down back. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 24, 2015

Newman adds depth, wisdom to Vikings secondary
Newman received reps with the first team during OTAs and minicamp while Captain Munnerlyn and Josh Robinson recovered from injuries. Star Tribune June 23, 2015

Vikings 'threw a lot' at rookie Trae Waynes during offseason practices
As Vikings' second-round pick Eric Kendricks flew around the field with the starting defense at last week's mandatory minicamp, first-round pick Trae Waynes stood on the sideline, talking with injured veteran Captain Munnerlyn. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 23, 2015

Offseason Q&A: Terence Newman talks Zimmer's coaching style, mentoring
Terence Newman is the veteran in Mike Zimmer's young secondary by nearly a decade. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 23, 2015

Vikings getting national cred
The Vikings are becoming a trendy playoff pick with an up-and-coming roster and respected coaching staff. Viking Update June 23, 2015

Ten takeaways from Vikings spring practices
The Vikings wrapped up their spring practices a few days ago, and most players have already reached the beach or wherever they are spending their summer vacations. Before I follow their lead and forget everything we learned this spring, I better type it all up and post it on the blog. Star Tribune June 22, 2015

U.S. Bank Stadium design features lots of branding
Clad in shiny black and glass and featuring a prow stabbing westward toward downtown Minneapolis, U.S. Bank Stadium will be a bold departure from sports venues around the country, a space-age longship that should quickly become iconic. Star Tribune June 22, 2015

Vikings have a different breed of backup
The Vikings are going with a different kind of backup this year, one that isn’t in contention for the starting job. Viking Update June 22, 2015

'No matter what,' Adrian Peterson makes it to Knoxville for celeb game
Adrian Peterson said he planned to relax and focus on training during a five-week off period before Vikings players report to training camp on July 24. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 22, 2015