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Chicago 9-4-0
Minnesota 6-6-1
Green Bay 5-7-1
Detroit 5-8-0


2018 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/11 @ Denver 8 PM
8/18 Jacksonville 12 PM
8/24 Seattle 7 PM
8/30 @ Tennessee 7 PM
2018 Regular Season Schedule
9/9 San Francisco 12 PM
9/16 @ Green Bay 12 PM
9/23 Buffalo 12 PM
9/27 @ Los Angles 7:20 PM
10/7 @ Philadelphia 3:25 PM
10/14 Arizona 12 PM
10/21 @ NY Jets 12 PM
10/28 New Orleans 7:20 PM
11/4 Detroit 12 PM
11/11 Bye N/A
11/18 @ Chicago 7:20 PM
11/25 Green Bay 7:20 PM
12/2 @ New England 3:25 PM
12/10 @ Seattle 7:15 PM
12/16 Miami 12 PM
12/23 @ Detroit 12 PM
12/30 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar 

Dec. 30 Week 17.

Dec. 31 Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Any permissible renegotiated or extended player contract will not be considered a rookie contract, and will not be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts.

Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for First-Round Selections from the 2016 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after Dec. 31, 2018, but prior to May 3, 2019.

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Current News

Vikings line takes the heat for offensive woes
Vikings Insider: Some offseason decisions might come back to haunt the team in its playoff quest. Star Tribune December 14, 2018

Rick Spielman needs to assert his control over Mike Zimmer, not the other way around
Message to Vikings GM Rick Spielman: Stop listening to your famously impatient coach. Star Tribune December 14, 2018

Vikings’ Laquon Treadwell anticipates more balls thrown to him with new offensive coordinator
Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell believes a change in offensive coordinators could result in more passes coming his way. “Honestly, yeah I do,” Treadwell said Friday. “But we’ll see Sunday.” Pioneer Press December 14, 2018

Vikings have underachieved, but don’t want this season to end how 2016 did
The Vikings have underachieved a year after winning the NFC North, gone through an offensive coordinator change and struggled to run the ball. Sound familiar? Those things happened in 2016, too. Pioneer Press December 14, 2018

Vikings, Dolphins meet Sunday with playoffs on the line
This game features two teams that need wins to make the playoffs. The Vikings are in the No. 6 (and final wild-card) spot in the NFC, but are just a half game ahead of three teams. Pioneer Press December 14, 2018

Vikings express themselves with ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ campaign
When the Vikings take the field on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium, they will do so wearing custom-made cleats as a part of the NFL’s third annual “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign. Pioneer Press December 14, 2018

Who had the better miracle: Vikings last year or Dolphins last week?
It was almost impossible to scroll NFL Twitter last weekend and not flash back to a play that forever will be known as the Minneapolis Miracle. Pioneer Press December 14, 2018

Vikings list WR Chad Beebe as out for Sunday’s game vs. Dolphins
The Vikings on Friday listed backup receiver Chad Beebe as out for Sunday’s game against Miami at U.S. Bank Stadium. Pioneer Press December 14, 2018

John Shipley: Vikings will be legit when they prove it
Most of us have by now figured out the 2018 Vikings are not the team we thought they’d be. On Sunday, we’ll find out if the Vikings are the team they thought they’d be, because despite all evidence to the contrary, the Vikings insist there is life left in them. Pioneer Press December 14, 2018

Zimmer on new coordinator: ‘I’m excited to see it go’
The Minnesota Vikings moved through a short week with a change at offensive coordinator. Head coach Mike Zimmer fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo and elevated quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski to that role, installing him as the new play-caller. 24/7 Sports December 14, 2018

George Edwards named as HC candidate by Fritz Pollard Alliance
George Edwards has been the right-hand man for the Minnesota Vikings on the defensive side of the ball as the coordinator. Once again, his name has been thrown into the ring by the Fritz Pollard Alliance as a minority candidate that is worthy of consideration for a head coaching vacancy when teams open up the interview process this offseason. 24/7 Sports December 14, 2018

How Mike Zimmer is helping his new play caller prepare for debut
It’s been a long time since Mike Zimmer called his first game as a coordinator, but he reached back in the memory bank this week to give interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski some help in preparing for his maiden voyage on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 14, 2018

New Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski wants to ‘make it hard on the defense’
The message in Kevin Stefanski’s first speech as the Vikings’ interim offensive coordinator was simple. The theme, running back Dalvin Cook said Thursday: “Just go out and compete and have fun and fly around. That’s it.” Pioneer Press December 13, 2018

Vikings safety Jayron Kearse stays confident during struggles: ‘I’m a baller.’
Vikings safety Jayron Kearse put out a message to the masses Tuesday night, a message that likely comes in response to him played sparingly over the past couple of weeks. Pioneer Press December 13, 2018

Bob Lurtsema: 1972 Dolphins would not have gone undefeated without bad call against Vikings
Each year, members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins drink a toast of champagne when the last undefeated NFL team falls. As far as former Vikings defensive tackle Bob Lurtsema is concerned, that tradition never should have started. Pioneer Press December 13, 2018

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expects CB Trae Waynes to return against Dolphins
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expects cornerback Trae Waynes to return Sunday against Miami after missing one game because of a concussion. Pioneer Press December 13, 2018

Priefer reveals his take on past kicker struggles
In a week in which the Minnesota Vikings fired their offensive coordinator, one of the more interesting nuggets to be revealed came from special teams coordinator Mike Priefer. 24/7 Sports December 13, 2018

Stefanski ‘ready for the challenge’ as new Vikings coordinator
With three games to play in the regular season, Kevin Stefanski said it wasn’t ideal timing for him to get his first shot at being an offensive coordinator, but the longest tenured coach with the Minnesota Vikings said he is ready for the challenge. 24/7 Sports December 13, 2018

Vikings special teams coach goes in depth on Walsh, Carlson and kicking curses
Have you heard the Minnesota Vikings have had a few issues with kicking over the years? Well, turns out this year is no different. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 13, 2018

Vikings new play caller Stefanski channels Shurmur in first press conference
Throughout the year, the Minnesota Vikings’ 2017 offense under Shurmur has been the bar in which recently-fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was judged. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 13, 2018

Mackensie Alexander turning a corner at the nickel position
When Mackensie Alexander got benched in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers for allowing tight end Jimmy Graham to run free, there was a sense that the 2016 second-round pick might not become the nickel corner the Minnesota Vikings expected him to be. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 13, 2018

Kevin Stefanski steps in as Vikings offensive coordinator
The 36-year-old is in his 13th season with the team and will make his play-calling debut Sunday against Miami. Star Tribune December 13, 2018

Daniel Carlson has been money for Raiders since being cut by Vikings
Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer says, "I'm happy for him. I'm proud of him." Star Tribune December 13, 2018

Every Vikings playoff scenario you need for the rest of the season
With the help of’s prediction model, here are some scenarios for the rest of the season as it pertains to making the postseason: Long story short: Vikings really need to win Sunday. Star Tribune December 13, 2018

Dolphins game carries a whiff of desperation for Vikings
Sunday's Vikings game against Miami at U.S. Bank Stadium suddenly feels more than just the next "big game" on the schedule. Star Tribune December 13, 2018

Vikings offense regroups after firing of coordinator John DeFilippo
A quick turnaround following Monday’s loss in Seattle and Tuesday’s firing of offensive coordinator John DeFilippo meant the Vikings had to quickly refocus, with their playoff prospects still in their control if they can get their struggling offense turned around. Star Tribune December 13, 2018

Vikings and Eagles — NFC's best last year — are scrambling now
The Vikings and Eagles are hanging in the playoff race, despite coaching and quarterback switches. Star Tribune December 13, 2018

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, when it comes to weight, says he’s down 17
If Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is under a lot of stress, at least he can joke about it. Pioneer Press December 12, 2018

Vikings’ Kirk Cousins takes ‘some ownership’ in struggles that led to John DeFilippo’s firing
The past month has not gone well for Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has thrown four interceptions, had a fumble returned for a touchdown and had his two lowest passer ratings of the season. Worst of all, his team has lost three of four games. Pioneer Press December 12, 2018

A scouting report on Vikings’ Kevin Stefanski from two players who know him best
Kirk Cousins described him as a “very sharp” guy, while fellow Vikings quarterback Trevor Siemian opted for “super bright” guy. Pioneer Press December 12, 2018

Vikings search for answers with opponents frustrating Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen
A couple of candid moments from Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen over the past couple of weeks perfectly encapsulates the dynamic duo’s frustration of late. Pioneer Press December 12, 2018

Vikings feel urgency, but know they control their own fate
The Minnesota Vikings came into the 2018 season as the odds-on favorite to repeat as NFC North champions. However, trailing the Chicago Bears by 2 games with three to play and being 1 games behind the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card chase, the Norseman boat has been taking on water. 24/7 Sports December 12, 2018

With new coordinator, Cousins unsure how much can change
Kirk Cousins offered a modicum of personal responsibility for the firing of offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, but the Minnesota Vikings quarterback had few answers about how the move will help the offense in the near term. 24/7 Sports December 12, 2018

Giving Cousins more influence could help turn Vikings offense around
When John DeFilippo was hired by the Minnesota Vikings, he explained on a conference call how the Philadelphia Eagles had gotten the most out of journeyman quarterback Nick Foles during the team’s Super Bowl run. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 12, 2018

DeFilippo's firing: Vikings' Zimmer says 'it was about the direction we were going'
Philosophical differences between former offense coordinator John DeFilippo and head coach Mike Zimmer led to the move. Star Tribune December 12, 2018

Next coach up: Kevin Stefanski asked to salvage the season for Vikings
Kevin Stefanski has his biggest role in his 13th year with the Vikings. Star Tribune December 12, 2018

Kirk Cousins' rattled play costs John DeFilippo his job and could cost Mike Zimmer his
If Cousins can't deliver playoff victories to a team that signed him specifically to do just that, the general manager who paid him big money and the coach who was handed a fully-funded team may be the next to forfeit their TCO Performance Center key cards. Star Tribune December 12, 2018

Five things to know about interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski
Kevin Stefanski played defensive back at Penn from 2000-2004. He played on teams that compiled a 42-7 record during those seasons and was Defensive Rookie of the Year as a freshman. Star Tribune December 12, 2018

Vikings turn to longtime assistant Kevin Stefanski to jump start offense
When CBS analyst and former Vikings quarterback Rich Gannon heard the Vikings were changing offensive coordinators, he immediately sent a text to Kevin Stefanski. Pioneer Press December 11, 2018

With John DeFilippo out, pressure is on Kirk Cousins now more than ever
If quarterback Kirk Cousins was looking for a scapegoat, he got one Tuesday morning when the Vikings fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, a move that came about 12 hours after an ugly 21-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Pioneer Press December 11, 2018

Bob Sansevere: Vikings should fire Mike Priefer, too
Now that he’s in firing mode, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer shouldn’t stop. Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo got the heave ho Tuesday morning. Mike Priefer, the special-teams coordinator, needs to go, too. Pioneer Press December 11, 2018

Vikings fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, promote QB coach Kevin Stefanski
After another ugly showing on offense, the Vikings on Tuesday fired maligned offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. Pioneer Press December 11, 2018

Zimmer sensed ‘urgency’ in changing offensive coordinators
Mike Zimmer’s decision to fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo with three games remaining was made because the Minnesota Vikings head coach felt a sense of urgency with an offense that wasn’t progressing to his liking. 24/7 Sports December 11, 2018

Zimmer: Familiarity helps as Stefanski transitions
As the Minnesota Vikings move to Kevin Stefanski as their interim offensive coordinator after head coach Mike Zimmer fired John DeFilippo on Tuesday, the experience of an assistant coach who has been with the organization for 13 years should help. 24/7 Sports December 11, 2018

Rudolph: ‘We really didn’t have an identity’
Kyle Rudolph voiced his frustration to head coach Mike Zimmer two weeks ago about the Minnesota Vikings tight end not being able to contribute enough in the passing game to help the team win consistently. 24/7 Sports December 11, 2018

Kevin Stefanski to take over as OC for Vikings
Kevin Stefanski is the name that Minnesota Vikings fans will turn their attention to now, as the team's quarterback's coach has been elevated to interim offensive coordinator after head coach Mike Zimmer decided to pull the plug on John DeFilippo following another embarrassing offensive performance in Week 14. 24/7 Sports December 11, 2018

John DeFilippo firing reactions pour in
John DeFilippo was officially fired by the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday morning just 13 games into his career as the offensive coordinator in the Twin Cities. 24/7 Sports December 11, 2018