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2014 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/08 Oakland 7 PM
8/16  Arizona 7:30 PM
8/23 @ Kansas City 7 PM
8/28 @ Tennessee 7 PM
2014 Regular Season Schedule
9/7 @ St. Louis 12 PM
9/14 New England 12 PM
9/21 @ New Orleans 12 PM
9/28 Atlanta 3:25 PM
10/2 @ Green Bay 7:25 PM
10/12 Detroit 12 PM
10/19 @ Buffalo 12 PM
10/26 @ Tampa Bay 12 PM
11/2 Washington 12 PM
11/9 Bye Week N/A
11/16 @ Chicago 12 PM
11/23 Green Bay 12 PM
11/30 Carolina 12 PM
12/7 NY Jets 12 PM
12/14 @ Detroit 3:25 PM
12/21 @ Miami 12 PM
12/28 Chicago 12 PM


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Current News

Vikings swallow loss; Miami saves its coach
The Dolphins felt great about their win while all three phases of the Vikings struggled at critical times. Viking Update December 22, 2014

VIKINGS JOURNAL: Clock Management Bites The Vikings Once Again
There’s only one game left in the 2014 season. And through the first 15 games of Mike Zimmer’s head coaching career we’ve learned some things. December 22, 2014

Souhan: Defense turns soft and Zimmer turns red
If you were playing Lifelong Vikings Fan Bingo on Sunday, you were able to cross off “punt blocked out of end zone to lose game” and “onside kick from 20-yard line,’’ winning you an autographed copy of Gary Anderson’s just-in-time-for-the-holidays coffee-table book titled “I Only Missed Once.’’ Star Tribune December 21, 2014

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points
The tone of the first half was set by Asiata on the Vikings’ first possession. He touched the ball on eight of 10 snaps, gaining 32 of 54 yards, including the 1-yard touchdown. Star Tribune December 21, 2014

Hartman: Vikings fall back into old bad habits in another last-minute loss
In a frustrating road loss against Miami, they again showed they have difficulty finishing out. Star Tribune December 21, 2014

Vikings special teams experience high, then low
The Vikings special teams taketh but then gaveth away in a four-minute span that saw them go from the key reason the Vikings were going to win to the final blunder that gave the Dolphins their game-winning safety in Sunday’s 37-35 win at Sun Life Stadium. Star Tribune December 21, 2014

Vikings notes: Greenway mourns loss of father but tries to play through
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway played with a heavy heart on Sunday, two days after the death of his father. Alan Greenway, who lived in Mount Vernon, S.D., died Friday night after battling leukemia for more than two years. He was 56. Star Tribune December 21, 2014

Late safety off blocked punt gives Dolphins victory over Vikings
Mike Zimmer adorned the walls of his team meeting room at Winter Park with an armful of purple-and-white signs that boldly state the mantras he wants his new team to eventually embody. Star Tribune December 21, 2014

Vikings blow another 14-0 lead, lose to Miami
The loss to Miami on Sunday takes away a lot of the glamour of the Bears game next Sunday. Star Tribune December 21, 2014

Poor defensive play, penalties irritate Zimmer
Mike Zimmer was clearly irked when speaking with reporters immediately after today’s 37-35 loss to the Dolphins, and understandably so. His Vikings blew another double-digit lead, allowed nearly 500 yards of total offense and were flagged a bunch of times in a frustrating loss. Star Tribune December 21, 2014

Teddy Bridgewater shines in Miami homecoming
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was the biggest bright spot in the 37-35 loss to the Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday. Star Tribune December 21, 2014

Vikings' defense flops in loss
In an attempt to make sure Teddy Bridgewater experiences all there is to experience in an NFL season, the Vikings on Sunday attempted an onside kick from their own 20 yard line. Star Tribune December 21, 2014

Doomed to losing season, Vikings now shoot for third in division
When the Vikings were 6-7, their goal was a winning season. When they were 6-8, it was a .500 campaign. Pioneer Press December 21, 2014

Vikings: After big pick, Harrison Smith rues one that got away
Safety Harrison Smith had one of the best interceptions Sunday a Vikings player has had this season. But he wasn't impressed. Pioneer Press December 21, 2014

Vikings: Loss hits Teddy Bridgewater right at home
Teddy Bridgewater soon will return to his native Miami for the offseason. He won't have bragging rights. Pioneer Press December 21, 2014

Viking coach Mike Zimmer hot after another fourth-quarter fade
Mike Zimmer is a big fan of signs with sayings. So much so that he covered the walls of the Winter Park Fieldhouse with a bunch of them after being hired last January as Vikings coach. Pioneer Press December 21, 2014

Tom Powers: Vikings' Christmas miracle short-circuits
After the Ghost of Christmas Present had tripped up Miami's Jarvis Landry at the 5-yard-line, resulting in an unforced fumble and seemingly a sure victory for the Vikings, we appeared to be witnessing a real holiday miracle. Pioneer Press December 21, 2014

Vikings penalties lead to Dolphins points in tight game
Penalties of any kind can be costly in a close game like the one the Minnesota Vikings lost Sunday, but head coach Mike Zimmer saw too many of the undisciplined kind in Miami. Pioneer Press December 21, 2014

Oh snap! Vikings lose to Dolphins 37-35 on last-minute safety
Long snappers generally only are recognized when they mess up. Cullen Loeffler messed up. Pioneer Press December 21, 2014

Vikings' Chad Greenway playing, 2 days after father's death
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway started Sunday against Miami at Sun Life Stadium after his father died Friday. Pioneer Press December 21, 2014

Bridgewater braces for offseason needling
Teddy Bridgewater expects to be teased about the Vikings’ loss in Bridgewater’s hometown of Miami, but the Vikings lost two leads en route to a crazy finishing blow on a blocked punt. Viking Update December 21, 2014

Notebook: Bridgewater continues strong month
Teddy Bridgewater continued his improved play of late, capping off a strong four-game stretch. But most of the rest of the stats showed why the Vikings lost. Viking Update December 21, 2014

Vikings record-seekers vs. Dolphins
Teddy Bridgewater continued to move up the Vikings’ rookie QB charts, as did Greg Jennings and Harrison Smith and others. Viking Update December 21, 2014

Vikings defense collapses in 37-35 loss
The Vikings entered Sunday’s game with the No. 6 pass defense in the NFL, but Ryan Tannehill carved them up with a 396-yard passing performance that included four touchdown tosses. Viking Update December 21, 2014

Greenway playing despite death of his father
Chad Greenway’s father died Friday night after battling leukemia for more than two years, but the linebacker is active for the Vikings. Viking Update December 21, 2014

Rookie Teddy Bridgewater has another encouraging game for Vikings
In a game he played a few miles from where he grew up, in front of scores of family and friends who approached his mother for tickets, Teddy Bridgewater was at his most resourceful on Sunday in Miami. December 21, 2014

Close games still elude Minnesota Vikings
Plenty of ink has been spilled, and plenty of commentators' words have been offered, on the players the Minnesota Vikings don't have on the field: December 21, 2014

Rapid Reaction: Minnesota Vikings
A few thoughts on the Minnesota Vikings' 37-35 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium: December 21, 2014

Zulgad: Defense is improved but offseason changes must be considered
The progress made by rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgwater has been the primary on-the-field storyline for the Vikings this season, but not far behind might be the improvement of a defense that was dreadful last season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 21, 2014

Teddy Bridgewater's play provides bright spot for nine-loss Vikings
Next week's season finale between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings will decide who dwells in the cellar of the NFC North. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 21, 2014

Fourth quarter woes and missed chances continue to haunt Vikings
Teddy Bridgewater appeared to give the Vikings a 21-7 lead heading into halftime of Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 21, 2014

Defensive lapses and undisciplined behavior prove costly in loss
Between the snap of the football and the whistle, the Vikings defense didn't perform well Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Minnesota surrendered 36 first downs, including 9 of 13 third downs converted, and 493 total yards. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 21, 2014

Dolphins block punt for a safety, Vikings take close loss in Miami
Rookie Terrence Fede blocked a punt for a safety with 41 seconds left, and Ryan Tannehill threw four touchdown passes. Miami outscored the Vikings 23-18 in a bizarre fourth quarter. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 21, 2014

Chad Greenway's father has passed away
Chad Greenway's father, Alan Greenway, has passed away after a battle with leukemia. He was 56. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 21, 2014

Dolphins beat Vikes on late safety, but won't make playoffs
Terrence Fede blocked Jeff Locke's punt out of the end zone for a safety with 41 seconds left, sending the Miami Dolphins to a 37-35 win over the Minnesota Vikings. December 21, 2014

Playing With A Heavy Heart, Chad Greenway's Father Passes Away
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway was absent practice on Friday for personal reasons. He is back with the team in Miami and is expected to play, but the eight-year veteran will be doing so with a heavy heart. December 21, 2014