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2016 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/12 @ Cincinnati 6:30 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/28 San Diego 12 PM
9/1 LA Rams 7 PM
2016 Regular Season Schedule
9/11 @ Tennessee 12 PM
9/18 Green Bay 7:30  PM
9/25 @ Carolina 12 PM
10/3 NY Giants 7:30 PM
10/9 Houston 12 PM
10/16 Bye N/A
10/23 @ Philadelphia 12 PM
10/31 @ Chicago 7:30 PM
11/6 Detroit 12 PM
11/13 @ Washington 12 PM
11/20 Arizona 12 PM
11/24 @ Detroit 11:30 AM
12/1 Dallas 7:25 PM
12/11 @ Jacksonville 12 PM
12/18 Indianapolis 12 PM
12/24 @ Green Bay 12 PM
1/1 Chicago 12 PM


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Current News

Updating Vikings defensive depth chart projections
A starting job will not be handed to Trae Waynes, but the Vikings are hopeful that their top pick from 2015 will be ready to start at cornerback in 2016. Star Tribune May 24, 2016

Vikings' Kyle Rudolph announces twins are on the way — at Twins game
The Vikings and Twins are going in about as complete opposite directions as possible at the moment, but at least in the very short-term their worlds collided at Target Field. Star Tribune May 24, 2016

Revival, Ike's, Spoon and Stable will join Zimmern for food at U.S. Bank Stadium
Aramark announces local food partners for new Vikings Stadium. Star Tribune May 24, 2016

Kyle Rudolph announces twins at MN Twins game
Did they hit a double? Turn two? Complete the two-point conversion on a back-shoulder fade route as time expired in a crucial midseason divisional matchup? We’ll let you decide. Pioneer Press May 24, 2016

U.S. Bank Stadium introduces culinarians
Aramark introduced an initial lineup of restauranteurs that will be part of U.S. Bank Stadium, a group that includes Andrew Zimmern and other Minnesotans. Viking Update May 24, 2016

What we've learned about the rookies: TE David Morgan II
This week, the Vikings begin Organized Team Activities to kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 24, 2016

Kyle Rudolph and his wife, Jordan, announce - at the Twins game - they're having twins
Perhaps the highlight of the Minnesota Twins’ 10-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday night happened before they took the field. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 24, 2016

Aramark Unveils New Food Offerings At U.S. Bank Stadium
I won’t say that it’s one of the most difficult parts of my job here at KFAN but today I made the trek downtown to the Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Preview Center for what will surely become their annual Culinary Partners Unveiling. May 24, 2016

The 'prove-it year' narrative for Teddy Bridgewater is on
It’s only natural that there will be plenty of discussion of Bridgewater and whether he can take another step forward. It started months ago — and you can even find evidence of it on the Vikings’ website. Star Tribune May 23, 2016

Updating the Vikings offensive depth chart as OTAs approach
It has been exactly two months since we took our first crack at projecting the Vikings' depth charts. Since then, there was something called the draft. Star Tribune May 23, 2016

Vikings sign defensive tackle Travis Raciti, waive tailback Brandon Ross
The Vikings announced this morning that they signed defensive tackle Travis Raciti, who spent last season on the Eagles’ practice squad. Star Tribune May 23, 2016

Vikings' Adrian Peterson to attend OTAs this week
Adrian Peterson will participate in the Vikings’ organized team activities starting Tuesday, a source said. Pioneer Press May 23, 2016

Teddy Bridgewater, Anthony Barr named to's All-Under-25 team
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and linebacker Anthony Barr were named to's All-Under-25 team following their performances during their second seasons in the NFL. Viking Update May 23, 2016

Coming off an 11-5 season and division title, Mike Zimmer is facing big expectations
Head coach Mike Zimmer has spent two years energizing a fan base to believe the Minnesota Vikings are going to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender. For the most part, the fan base has bought in. Now what? Viking Update May 23, 2016

Adrian Peterson expected on hand Tuesday as Vikings begin OTAs
Mike Zimmer won’t have to field those questions. The seas are much calmer compared to this time last year, when Adrian Peterson was unhappy with his contract situation in Minnesota and hadn’t shown up with the rest of his teammates beginning Organized Team Activities. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 23, 2016

What we've learned about the rookies: WR Moritz Böhringer
This week, the Vikings begin Organized Team Activities to kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 23, 2016

DEPTH CHART SNEAK PEEK: How Do The Linebackers Breakdown?
The Minnesota Vikings kick off their first Organized Team Activities session tomorrow morning at the team’s practice facility in Eden Prairie. May 23, 2016

Randall Cunningham: Husband, father, pastor, coach
Randall Cunningham is lifting spirits and his children's Olympic dreams. Star Tribune May 21, 2016

Remembering Cunnigham's 1998 season
Randall Cunningham passed for 3,704 yards and 34 TDs when the Vikings offense set a then-NFL record by scoring 556 points. Star Tribune May 21, 2016

Hartman: Health, new position coach have Vikings' Rudolph excited for '16
Kyle Rudolph is not only healthy, but he has a chance to have an even more productive season as the Vikings named former Browns and Eagles head coach Pat Shurmur their new tight ends coach. Star Tribune May 21, 2016

With Adrian Peterson still producing, Vikings have mostly eschewed drafting RBs
With Adrian Peterson still churning out seasons as the NFL’s rushing leader, the Vikings have only used one draft pick on a running back in Mike Zimmer’s three seasons with the team, but Jerick McKinnon seems to have found a niche. Viking Update May 21, 2016

Bud Grant: 'I fish, I hunt, I go to the lake,' and host garage sales
Vikings legendary coach Bud Grant continues to host popular garage sales that attract attention from all over the country. Star Tribune May 20, 2016

Minnesota Vikings are a critical step closer to providing tailgate space
With the Vikings' new stadium ready to open, providing tailgate spots at The Bank will be a much more difficult proposition, a conundrum explained by Vikings V.P. Lester Bagley. Viking Update May 20, 2016

What we've learned about the rookies: LB Kentrell Brothers
Next week the Vikings begin Organized Team Activities to kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 20, 2016

Vikings' linebacker crowd should create interesting competition
Since coach Mike Zimmer was hired in 2014, the Vikings have selected two linebackers in each of the past three drafts. The battle for playing time should be intense. Star Tribune May 19, 2016

What we've learned about the rookies: OL Willie Beavers
The Vikings have one more week before Organized Team Activities kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 19, 2016

Vikings fans concerned about shrinking tailgating space
The fans that consider tailgating an essential part of game days are worried they won't have enough space for pregame festivities. Star Tribune May 18, 2016

U.S. Bank Stadium tours will go behind the scenes for $19 starting in August
Professional guides will lead small-group tours to places not usually open to the public. Star Tribune May 18, 2016

Vikings' Rick Spielman ready for brother's analysis
Chris Spielman has provided plenty of analysis of the Vikings, but only in conversations with his brother. Soon, his opinions will be broadcast on television. Pioneer Press May 18, 2016

Former Vikings Bercich is Hill-Murray's football coach
A return to coaching wasn’t on the front burner for former Vikings linebacker Pete Bercich. Then he got a phone call. Pioneer Press May 18, 2016

Fantasy football advice: Any QB but Teddy Bridgewater
Vikings fans hope Teddy Bridgewater is capable of quarterbacking Minnesota to a Super Bowl this season. It’s possible. Just don’t count on him to do the same for your fantasy football team. Pioneer Press May 18, 2016

Minnesota Vikings defenders Linval Joseph, Harrison Smith join NFL’s top 100 list for 2016
The controversial NFL top 100 list of players for the coming season got its first introduction to the Minnesota Vikings. Two Vikings were named to the list -- defensive tackle Linval Joseph at No. 76 and safety Harrison Smith at No. 73. Viking Update May 18, 2016

Public tours of U.S. Bank Stadium start in August
Tours of the Vikings’ new stadium will begin on Aug. 24 and run year-round. Viking Update May 18, 2016

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson facing watershed season in his career
Of all the storylines that have people excited about the prospects of the 2016 Minnesota Vikings, none of them currently include wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson as a key component. He has the chance to change all that in the coming months. Viking Update May 18, 2016

What we've learned about the rookies: CB Mackensie Alexander
The Vikings have one more week before Organized Team Activities kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 18, 2016

Smaller tailgating zone near U.S. Bank Stadium wins preliminary approval at City Hall
The proposal, which the City Council hears on May 27, set the available space below Metrodome levels. Star Tribune May 17, 2016

ESPN says Packers won NFC North last year; Vikings' response is priceless
Sometimes you post something on social media before you really give it a second thought (or a first fact-check). Star Tribune May 17, 2016

New-look Vikings offensive line could be tested by NFC North newcomers
While the Vikings have been trying to strengthen their offensive line, NFC North rivals made moves, some of them major, to strengthen their defensive fronts. Star Tribune May 17, 2016

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr aiming to help single mothers
Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr saw first-hand the sacrifices his mother made, prompting him to create a foundation focused on helping single mothers. Viking Update May 17, 2016

Minnesota Vikings 5k to finish at 50-yard line
The Twin Cities Orthopedic Vikings 5k race this fall will finish on the 50-yard line of the new U.S. Bank Stadium. Viking Update May 17, 2016

Krammer: Even after the draft, Captain Munnerlyn's decision still looks like a win-win
The writing may be on the wall for Captain Munnerlyn in Minnesota, but his situation is nothing to which you should frown. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 17, 2016

What we've learned about the rookies: WR Laquon Treadwell
The Vikings have one more week before Organized Team Activities kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 17, 2016

Zulgad: Flaws in Adrian Peterson's game are the focus in these rankings
Adrian Peterson returned from what amounted to a one-season absence in 2015 to rush for an NFL-leading 1,485 yards with 11 touchdowns. That earned him the prestigious honor of being a unanimous selection to the Associated Press All-Pro team. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 16, 2016

Huh? Adrian Peterson left off list of NFL top 101 players list
Pro Football Focus, the respected football analysis and analytics website, released its rankings of the top 101 players in the NFL from last season -- and Peterson didn't make the cut. Star Tribune May 16, 2016

So Zach Mettenberger Is Available...Should The Vikings Be Interested?
Some interesting developments around the NFL this morning have shifted the focus of today’s writing. May 16, 2016

Minnesota Vikings WRs Laquon Treadwell, Moritz Böhringer attending NFLPA Rookie Premiere
Two Vikings receivers are part of 41 NFL draft picks attending the NFLPA Rookie Premiere later this week. Viking Update May 16, 2016

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver corps is as young as any team in the NFL
The Minnesota Vikings have found a way to infuse youth at key positions when aging talent fades and leaves, but the wide receiver corps is devoid of that veteran who provides leadership. Viking Update May 15, 2016

Scoggins: Strong Minnesota coaching quartet inspires confidence
None None That optimism exists in the Twin Cities landscape now more so than in a long time with new coaching leadership that feels transformative in nature. We're talking about Mike Zimmer, Tom Thibodeau, Bruce Boudreau and Cheryl Reeve. Star Tribune May 15, 2016

Hartman: Vikings' offseason resolve has impressed Robison
None None Defensive end Brian Robison is entering his 10th season with the Vikings. Last season, he set a career high with 30 solo tackles while also recording five sacks, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Star Tribune May 14, 2016

Minnesota Vikings have a lot of offensive linemen that expect to start; only five spots up for grabs
The Minnesota Vikings will have a lot of changes on their offensive line in 2016 -- from line coach Tony Sparano on down. The biggest questions between now and Labor Day: Who is going to fit in where and what line of the depth chart will they be on? Viking Update May 14, 2016

What are Minnesota Vikings' 'most memorable' games for YouTube inclusion?
The NFL will have three "most memorable" games for each team on YouTube by the 2016 season. Which ones should be selected for the Vikings? Viking Update May 13, 2016

Pro Football Focus ranked 4 Minnesota Vikings in its top 48 players, but not Adrian Peterson
The NFL analysis website Pro Football Focus came out with its top 101 players of 2015 -- in quick and direct competition with NFL Network. The Minnesota Vikings are well-represented in the upper half of the rankings, but you won't find No. 28 on the list. Viking Update May 13, 2016

Greenway vows $10,000 worth of supplies to flood relief in Peterson's hometown
These types of NFL player actions don’t get enough eyes and ears in the modern media landscape. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 13, 2016

Vikings Put On A 'LIGHT SHOW' Last Night During U.S. Bank Stadium Lights Test
If you weren't downtown last night you missed out! May 13, 2016