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Chicago 6-3-0
Minnesota 5-3-1
Green Bay 4-5-1
Detroit 3-6-0


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. 12 League Meeting, Irving, Texas.

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

RB Roc Thomas stuck with Vikings despite other practice-squad offers
When running back Roc Thomas was waived last week by the Vikings, he could have bolted to join another team’s practice squad. Instead, he decided to stick around. Pioneer Press November 16, 2018

Vikings’ Kirk Cousins was a good tackler thanks to Mike Singletary
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said Friday his tackling technique was once “quite good.” He had a good teacher. Pioneer Press November 16, 2018

Vikings hope undrafted rookie receiver Chad Beebe is Stefon Diggs 2.0
No Portillo’s for Vikings rookie Chad Beebe this weekend. Though the 24-year-old receiver grew up on the well-known Chicago cuisine, he begrudgingly has decided to take a pass when Vikings are in Chicago to play the Bears on Sunday night at Solider Field. Pioneer Press November 16, 2018

Sizing up Sunday night’s NFC North battle between Vikings, Bears
First place in NFC North us is on the line Sunday at Soldier Field. The first-place Bears are trying to win their first division title since 2010, the defending-champion Vikings their third in four years. Pioneer Press November 16, 2018

Vikings’ Danielle Hunter on pace to join elite group of NFL sack artists
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter is on pace to join an exclusive club. Since sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982, only 10 players have reached 20 in a season, and Houston defensive end J.J. Watt is the only one to get there twice. Pioneer Press November 16, 2018

Vikings’ Andrew Sendejo, David Morgan ruled out for Bears game
A bye week helped the Vikings get healthy. After missing four starters on Nov. 4 against Detroit, the Vikings likely will be without just one Sunday at Chicago: safety Andrew Sendejo. Pioneer Press November 16, 2018

Breaking down Vikings vs. Bears by position
he Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears meet on Sunday with first place in the NFC North on the line in Week 11 with both teams positioning themselves for a nice run down the stretch with a win. Both teams look like playoff contenders and could be trouble should they reach the playoffs, but this is a pretty huge swing game coming out of a bye week for Minnesota. 24/7 Sports November 16, 2018

Zulgad: Bears will provide big-time test for Vikings’ fumble-prone Cousins
Kirk Cousins has done plenty of positive and productive things in the first season of his three-year, $84 million contract with the Vikings. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 16, 2018

Barr questionable, Vikings will mostly be at full strength vs. Bears
With two weeks to heal, the Minnesota Vikings could be the closest they have been to a full squad since Week 2. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 16, 2018

President Trump honors Minnesota's Alan Page with Medal of Freedom
Alan Page’s expression was as hard to read as ever Friday, standing silently in the White House East Room as a president he once criticized for exploiting racial insecurities draped the Presidential Medal of Freedom around his neck. Star Tribune November 16, 2018

Vikings know NFL offenses have been flummoxing defenses
Vikings Insider: Bears will present a challenge on Sunday using voluminous playbook and mobile quarterback. Star Tribune November 16, 2018

Chad Beebe has gone from scout-team star to sneaky weapon for Vikings
As much as he learned from his father Don about the nuances of playing wide receiver in the NFL, Chad Beebe didn't inherit his dad’s most notable attribute. Star Tribune November 16, 2018

Vikings could have offensive line intact against Bears
Tom Compton and Mike Remmers are possibilities to return to the unit for Sunday night's game. Star Tribune November 16, 2018

Vikings' salary cap helped by late picks
Stars gets the big bucks, but drafting Stephen Weatherly and Jayron Kearse in later rounds has paid off, too. Star Tribune November 16, 2018

Khalil Mack has brought ‘swagger’ to already good Chicago Bears defense
When it comes to Khalil Mack, the stats speak for themselves, the highlights jump off the screen. The defensive end has been everything the Chicago Bears hoped he would be when they acquired him in a blockbuster trade with Oakland. Pioneer Press November 15, 2018

Return of Stefon Diggs expected to boost Vikings’ passing game
The last time the Vikings played, Stefon Diggs watched from the sideline, and it wasn’t much fun. “It was terrible,’’ Diggs said about missing his first game of the season. “I felt horrible. It’s like watching your brothers go outside and play and you got to stay in the house.” Pioneer Press November 15, 2018

After two-game absence, LB Anthony Barr returns to practice for Vikings
After missing the past two games with a lingering hamstring injury, linebacker Anthony Barr returned to practice on Thursday afternoon. He participated in individual drills during the early portion of practice and appears to be in line to make his return to the lineup during Sunday’s prime time game against the Bears in Chicago. Pioneer Press November 15, 2018

If active, Vikings’ new back Ameer Abdullah will return kickoffs against Bears
A full palette of emotions rushed over Ameer Abdullah after being waived by the Detroit Lions last week. “It was a shock,” Abdullah said. “That’s the team that drafted me. That’s where I kind of made home. It was tough.” Pioneer Press November 15, 2018

Vikings vs. Bears Week 11 injury report: Thursday
The Minnesota Vikings continued their week of preparation for Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears with the injury report looking similar to what we saw on Wednesday. Chicago had a rookie wide receiver pop up on Thursday, but only two players are listed on their injury report. 24/7 Sports November 15, 2018

Vikings, Bears mirror each other as NFC North heats up
The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears meet with first place in the NFC North on the line Sunday night at Soldier Field in what has been a bit of a surprising development. The game was not originally scheduled for primetime and was flexed into this spot a few weeks back, which we generally see happen this time of year as some games wind up meaning more than others. 24/7 Sports November 15, 2018

Cook ‘hyped’ for big game vs. Bears
After missing five of the Minnesota Vikings’ first eight games, running back Dalvin Cook couldn’t be more excited to be back and playing Sunday night in a game that will determine the leader in the NFC North. 24/7 Sports November 15, 2018

Nagy vs. DeFilippo is a battle of NFL’s up-and-coming offensive minds
On Wednesday, Mike Zimmer joked that the Chicago Bears have something in the range of 800 plays. Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards followed up on Thursday by saying that Zimmer was not kidding. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 15, 2018

Vikings rookie tackle Brian O'Neill can talk and block at the same time
Brian O’Neill hadn’t yet started a game for the Vikings when he began introducing himself to established NFL stars. Star Tribune November 15, 2018

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook should be 'full-go' against Bears
After a strong game against Detroit, and a bye week, the second-year pro could get more work. Star Tribune November 15, 2018

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins facing his boyhood favorites
As Kirk Cousins works through his initial season as the Vikings’ starting quarterback, there can be an inanity to the practice of marking his milestones: his first division game at Lambeau Field, his first prime-time game in Week 4, his first win over an NFC North opponent on Nov. 4, and so on. Star Tribune November 15, 2018

Turnovers have Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's attention
Two years ago, the Chicago Bears tied the NFL record for fewest takeaways in a season. They had 11, matching the mark of futility set by the 0-8-1 Baltimore Colts during the strike-shortened 1982 season. Star Tribune November 15, 2018

There's Purple pride in draft class of 2018
There’s no doubt that Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman wasn’t expecting the 2018 draft class to contribute as much as it has during the start of this Vikings season. Star Tribune November 14, 2018

Diggs returns to practice while Barr sits out again
Receiver Stefon Diggs missed the Lions game because of a rib injury. Linebacker Anthony Barr has missed the past two games because of a hamstring injury. Star Tribune November 14, 2018

What a difference third downs make for Teryl Austin, Mike Zimmer
Mike Zimmer's defense currently is best in the league on third down. The team that is last has a connection to Zimmer and just fired its defensive coordinator. Star Tribune November 14, 2018

Vikings’ Sheldon Richardson: Everson Griffen ‘getting his confidence back’
Veteran defensive end Everson Griffen looked a lot better in his second game back with the Vikings than he did in his first. Teammate Sheldon Richardson figures that sort of improvement will continue. Pioneer Press November 14, 2018

A Bears fan growing up, Vikings QB Kirk Cousins ready for ‘special’ trip to Soldier Field
Kirk Cousins was 13 years old when his family moved from the Chicago suburbs to Holland, Mich. He wondered if he would need to put aside his Bears gear and become a Detroit Lions fan. Pioneer Press November 14, 2018

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs back at practice, LB Anthony Barr remains out
The Vikings got back two starters at Wednesday’s practice, but two remained out. Pioneer Press November 14, 2018

Avoiding turnovers ‘critical factor’ for Vikings vs. Bears
The Chicago Bears have a long history of strong defense, but this year’s version is especially adept at creating turnovers. With the NFC North division lead on the line, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is especially aware. 24/7 Sports November 14, 2018

How will the Vikings slow down Khalil Mack?
Nobody really wants to say it, but you can imagine the Minnesota Vikings were probably not the happiest organization in the NFL when the Oakland Raiders traded superstar pass rusher Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears prior to the start of this season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 14, 2018

Can Mitch Trubisky handle the Vikings’ blitzes?
The Minnesota Vikings’ biggest game of the year will come against the team that has done the most impressive worst-to-first transformation in the NFL. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 14, 2018

Lawsuit details surgery that ended ex-Viking Sharrif Floyd's career
Former Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd’s $180 million lawsuit against Dr. James Andrews and others is a 42-page complaint that claims that medical malpractice throughout a September 2016 surgery allegedly ended Floyd’s NFL career. Star Tribune November 13, 2018

Film review: How Khalil Mack, Bears' front seven will test Vikings offense
Asked recently if anything about the NFC North has jumped out at him, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said enough with what he didn’t say in his response. Star Tribune November 13, 2018

Tom Compton joined Vikings after Bears let him walk
After playing last season for Chicago, guard Tom Compton became a free agent. Did the Bears try to re-sign him? “No,” he said. “They were pretty up front about that.” Pioneer Press November 13, 2018

Vikings legend Alan Page will put politics aside, accept Presidential Medal of Freedom
When Alan Page heads to the White House this week, he plans to put politics aside. The Vikings hall of fame defensive end and the first African-American justice to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court, Page was named by President Donald Trump last weekend as one of seven recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor for a civilian. Pioneer Press November 13, 2018

Former Bears fan Kirk Cousins has fond childhood memories
Kirk Cousins lists his hometown as Holland, Mich., so it would be natural to assume that the Minnesota Vikings quarterback grew up a fan of the Detroit Lions, whom the Vikings played on Nov. 4. 24/7 Sports November 13, 2018

With Cook back, Vikings ready to run as weather turns cold
Dalvin Cook's rush through the left side of the line for 70 yards last week was the longest gain of his professional career, an early game boost for the Minnesota Vikings in an important victory over Detroit before their bye. November 13, 2018

Newest Viking Ameer Abdullah willing to do ‘anything’ to help
When running back Ameer Abdullah arrived at the Vikings’ TCO Performance Center on Monday, there was a surprise waiting for him. Pioneer Press November 12, 2018

Up next for Vikings: biggest game vs. Bears, and on prime-time TV, too
The Vikings are coming off a bye week, but it wasn’t exactly a vacation. They spent lots of time watching film on the Chicago Bears. Pioneer Press November 12, 2018

From Lions to Vikings, Abdullah knows ‘amazingly unpredictable’
Ameer Abdullah found out just how quickly the NFL can change a player’s life. His career restart with the Minnesota Vikings late last week started only a day after his release from the Detroit Lions. 24/7 Sports November 12, 2018

Should Kirk Cousins be more aggressive?
Through the first nine weeks of the Kirk Cousins era in Minnesota, the Vikings are mid-pack or above average every relevant passing category. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 12, 2018

Where will Ameer Abdullah fit in the Vikings’ backfield?
The Minnesota Vikings come out of the bye week with a new face in the locker room — one who could make a difference as a role player down the stretch. Last week, they added running back Ameer Abdullah, who spent the past four years with the Detroit Lions. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 12, 2018

Vikings have a path to the playoffs, but tough schedule will test their strength
Outside of the NFC North, the 5-3-1 Minnesota Vikings had a pretty good bye week. While the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears came away with easy victories over the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions, many teams that will be battling for wild card spots lost. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 12, 2018