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Chicago 3-2-0
Green Bay 3-2-1
Minnesota 3-2-1
Detroit 2-3-0


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 12 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 

Mid-Oct. Beginning on the sixth calendar day prior to a club’s seventh regular season game (including any bye week) clubs are permitted to begin practicing players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform and Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness for a period not to exceed 21 days.

Oct. 16-17    Fall League Meeting, New York, New York.

Oct. 21 NFL London Series, Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Wembley Stadium.

Oct. 28 NFL London Series, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Wembley Stadium.

Oct. 30 All trading ends for 2018 at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

Oct. 31 Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons are subject to the waiver system for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.

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Six down, one left as Adam Thielen chases a Charlie from 1961
The Vikings wide receiver has passed 100 yards receiving at an NFL record pace. Star Tribune October 16, 2018

The perfect pregame speech, featuring Vikings QB Kirk Cousins
To the shock of most of his teammates, Kirk Cousins barreled into the pregame huddle a couple of weeks ago with the Vikings ready to run onto the field for kickoff against the Philadelphia Eagles. “I’m changing it up today!” Cousins screamed. “I’ve got it, guys!” Pioneer Press October 16, 2018

Vikings schedule prediction for rest of 2018
The Minnesota Vikings struggled a bit out of the gate, but now have their first win streak of the year and sit at 3-2-1 heading into Week 7. Even better news is that it appears things could start to open up for them very soon with the opponents ahead of them on the schedule. 24/7 Sports October 16, 2018

The subtle effectiveness of the Vikings’ tight ends
If you drafted Kyle Rudolph on your fantasy team because you were expecting him to put up Zach Ertz-like numbers under offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, you are probably disappointed so far. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 16, 2018

Vikings bring back DT Parry, add James to practice squad
The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that they have signed defensive tackle David Parry, who played the first two games of the season with the Vikings prior to being released. The roster spot was created by defensive back Mike Hughes being placed on injured reserve. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 16, 2018

Vikings place Mike Hughes on IR, re-sign DT to 53-man roster
The Minnesota Vikings announce the following roster moves: October 16, 2018

Vikings fears confirmed: Mike Hughes lost for the season
For the second straight year, the rookie season of the Vikings' top draft pick has ended in October because of a torn ACL. Star Tribune October 15, 2018

Film study pays off as Vikings' Anthony Harris nabs first interception
The Cardinals were stopped on all 10 of their third down tries on Sunday, and Anthony Harris' pick was one of the big plays. Star Tribune October 15, 2018

Batted balls made up most of Kirk Cousins' incompletions vs. Cardinals
Going back to when he became a starter in 2015, Kirk Cousins has had 41 passes deflected, which gives the Vikings something to "fix and correct" as the season goes forward. Star Tribune October 15, 2018

With defenses focused on Adam Thielen, Vikings’ Laquon Treadwell gets busy
In three different games this season, Laquon Treadwell has caught four passes, which is his career high. When is he going to get to five? “When Adam (Thielen) stops catching the ball, I guess,” the Vikings wide receiver said Monday with a laugh. Pioneer Press October 15, 2018

Vikings have seen George Iloka’s patience. Now they’ve seen he can play
It took veteran safety George Iloka two plays to make his presence felt during the Vikings’ 27-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. He perfectly diagnosed a short pass to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald on the first drive of the game and barreled upfield to make the tackle. Pioneer Press October 15, 2018

Vikings rookie CB Mike Hughes out for the season with torn ACL
Vikings rookie cornerback Mike Hughes was making great strides, but now his season is over. Pioneer Press October 15, 2018

Vikings will miss ‘dynamic’ rookie CB Hughes, depth he provided
The loss of promising rookie Mike Hughes will test the Minnesota Vikings’ depth, but Hughes’ season is done after head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed that the cornerback has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will be placed on injured reserve. 24/7 Sports October 15, 2018

Rookie Brian O’Neill becoming valuable part of Vikings’ O-line
If the last few years have proven anything, it’s that injuries on the offensive line can bring down an entire season. But when the Minnesota Vikings have seen both tackles Riley Reiff and Rashod Hill go down at different times, rookie tackle Brian O’Neill has stepped in and performed admirably. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 15, 2018

Four options for the Vikings to replace Mike Hughes
The Minnesota Vikings got an important take-care-of-business win at home on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, but they took a hit in the process. Mike Zimmer announced that rookie cornerback Mike Hughes will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 15, 2018

Zulgad: Case closed: Vikings look wise for moving on from Keenum
Apparently that horseshoe Case Keenum carried around with him in Minnesota last season is long gone and so is the adulation that followed him throughout his magical year in purple. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 15, 2018

Zimmer confirms CB Mike Hughes suffered torn ACL, out for season
It was assumed heading into the work week after seeing Mike Hughes walk through the locker room on crutches but Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has confirmed that today's MRI has shown that the rookie CB suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. October 15, 2018

Latavius Murray runs for 155 yards as Vikings race past Cardinals 27-17
Adam Thielen passed the 100-yard receiving mark for the sixth consecutive game, a, a modern NFL record. Star Tribune October 14, 2018

Adam Thielen thrives in Vikings' spotlight
Adam Thielen is making history while writing one of the greatest Minnesota sports stories of all time, prompting a new question: Who does he compare to historically? Star Tribune October 14, 2018

Kirk Cousins has uneven day — including a pass to himself
Cousins' touch and accuracy with pass rushers breathing down his neck has been exemplary this season, and his ability to shake off an occasional mistake has earned him admirers in the locker room. Star Tribune October 14, 2018

Mike Zimmer glad to see Vikings defense improve
The Vikings did not look like the team that had the NFL's top defense in 2017 before facing Arizona. Star Tribune October 14, 2018

Vikings' goal-line stop in second quarter inspired their defense
Second-quarter stand led immediately to a stretch of dominance by the Vikings. Star Tribune October 14, 2018

What rushing problem? Latavius Murray piles up the yards in Vikings victory
The Vikings running back had the best game on the ground since Adrian Peterson got 158 in 2015. Star Tribune October 14, 2018

Vikings rapid reaction: Thielen produces again
The Vikings unveiled a mystery dance on Sunday, with Adam Thielen scoring a touchdown, then standing in front of his teammates, flailing his arms around. Star Tribune October 14, 2018

Photos: Vikings top Cardinals for second straight victory
The Vikings went for their second straight victory on Sunday against Arizona. Star Tribune October 14, 2018

This football thing seems to be working out for Danielle Hunter
The Jamaican-born Vikings defensive end has piled up the sacks before his 24th birthday. Star Tribune October 14, 2018

Vikings’ defense starting to get its swagger back
The Vikings’ defense is getting its swagger back. In the first four games, the Vikings gave up 27.5 points per game and were 1-2-1. In the past two games, they allowed an average of 19 points and won both. Pioneer Press October 14, 2018

Vikings’ Danielle Hunter becoming offensive line’s worst nightmare
In the Vikings’ locker room, defensive end Danielle Hunter has picked up the nickname “create a player” largely because his body looks as if it is carved out of stone. Pioneer Press October 14, 2018

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins joins the party with ‘The Dead Arm Dance’
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins admits he’s a horrible dancer, though that didn’t stop him from busting a move during Sunday’s 27-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Pioneer Press October 14, 2018

Vikings’ run game awakens with Latavius Murray’s career-high 155 yards
On the next-to-last play of Sunday’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium, Vikings running back Latavius Murray scooted around left end and rambled for 28 yards. Pioneer Press October 14, 2018

Vikings receiver Adam Thielen adds another 100-yard game to his resume
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen hates talking about himself. But the way he is playing, he better get used to it. Pioneer Press October 14, 2018

Hear that? That’s Kirk Cousins leading the Vikings at top of his lungs
Kirk Cousins was pumping his fist and screaming at teammates. He had something to say and he made sure they all heard it. Pioneer Press October 14, 2018

Adam Thielen, Latavius Murray come up big in Vikings’ 27-17 win over Arizona
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen catches a 13-yard touchdown pass in front of Arizona Cardinals linebacker Josh Bynes, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. Pioneer Press October 14, 2018

From celebrations to speeches, Vikings show camaraderie in win
Last year, duck-duck-gray duck helped bring them together. This year it was… whatever the heck that dance was called that Adam Thielen and the Minnesota Vikings did in the end zone after a dagger touchdown throw from Kirk Cousins. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 14, 2018

Kirk Cousins’ fumbling issue has become cause for concern with Mike Zimmer
Case Keenum’s style of play last season caused Vikings coach Mike Zimmer to say it seemed as if the quarterback “has got a horseshoe right now.” This wasn’t considered a compliment, but rather Zimmer’s way of expressing that Keenum’s luck eventually would run out. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 14, 2018

Zulgad: Adam Thielen saves his fanciest moves for when it counts the most
The Vikings held a three-point lead on the Arizona Cardinals and were facing a third-and-13 from their own 42-yard line on the opening drive of the third quarter Sunday. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 14, 2018

Vikings’ run game comes alive vs. Cardinals
It would have been polite to say the Minnesota Vikings’ running game was non-existent through the first five weeks of the season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 14, 2018

Report: Vikings fear rookie cornerback suffered torn ACL
Rookie cornerback Mike Hughes left Sunday’s game against Arizona in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury and the initial indication was the news isn’t going to be good. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 14, 2018