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


2019 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/09 @ New Orleans 7 PM
8/18 Seattle 7 PM
8/24 Arizona 12 PM
8/29 @ Buffalo 6:30 PM
2019 Regular Season Schedule
9/08 Alanta 12 PM
9/15 @ Green Bay 12 PM
9/22 Oakland 12 PM
9/29 @ Chicago 3:25 PM
10/06 @ NY Giants 12 PM
10/13 Philadelphia 12 PM
10/20 @ Detroit 12 PM
10/24 Washington 7:20 PM
11/03 @ Kansas City 12 PM
11/10 @Dallas 7:20 PM
11/17 Denver 12 PM
11/24 Bye N/A
12/02 @ Seattle 7:15 PM
12/08 Detroit 12 PM
12/15 @ LA Chargers 7:20 PM
12/23 Green Bay 7:15 PM
12/29 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar

Sept. 24 Beginning on the Tuesday following the third weekend of regular season games, the claiming priority is based on the inverse order of the standing of clubs in the current season’s games.

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5 Vikings-Raiders Storylines to Follow
The Vikings will look to get back on the winning track as they return to U.S. Bank Stadium for battle against the Oakland Raiders. Here are five storylines to watch this week as the Vikings prepare for Oakland. September 17, 2019

10 Vikings-Raiders Numbers of Note: Dalvin Cook Leads NFL in Rushing Yards and TDs
The Vikings have split their first two games in 2019, and will now look to get back on the winning track. September 17, 2019

Lunchbreak: Griffen & Hunter Tied for NFL Lead in Quarterback Pressures
Through the first two games of the 2019 season, Everson Griffen has looked like … well, Everson Griffen. September 17, 2019

Vikings in the Community: St. Paul Youngsters Fitted for New Shoes
A little boy hopped off the folding chair, got a fist bump from Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen and walked away with a smile and a pair of new navy blue TOMS shoes. September 17, 2019

Get ready for a fresh round of Kirk Cousins vs. Teddy Bridgewater comparisons
Drew Brees’ thumb injury means that former Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater gets a chance to take over the Saints offense for the next month or so. In Minnesota, that's reason to rekindle an old debate. Star Tribune September 17, 2019

Film review: Kirk Cousins' issues, Dalvin Cook's path and more from Vikings' loss in Green Bay
Mike Zimmer summed up Kirk Cousins’ play at Lambeau Field in four words, a good thing because that conversation could otherwise last an entire afternoon. Star Tribune September 17, 2019

Ben Goessling's second thoughts on Vikings' Week 2 loss at Green Bay
The Vikings need the NFL rushing leader to stay healthy — he has been their most productive offensive player by far.

Alzheimer’s won’t stop Joe Kapp from joining Super Bowl IV teammates
Joe Kapp’s son has been reminding the former quarterback for several months about the upcoming 50-year reunion for the Vikings’ first Super Bowl team, but it hasn’t sunk in. There is a reason for that. Pioneer Press September 17, 2019

For Cousins to improve, Vikings must fix pass protection struggles
For good reason, Kirk Cousins took the blame for Sunday’s 21-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers. But the story doesn’t end with the Minnesota Vikings quarterback throwing an ill-advised pass that resulted in an interception. Throughout the game the Vikings’ pass protection struggled mightily. September 17, 2019

Lost in the loss: Everson Griffen dominated the Packers
One of the biggest questions for the Minnesota Vikings heading into the 2019 season is whether defensive end Everson Griffen would return to Pro Bowl form after missing time and showing inconsistency down the stretch of the 2018 season. Through two weeks, the Vikings have their answer: He is back. September 16, 2019

Vikings schedule calls for Cousins to turn around big-game woes
There was nothing else Kirk Cousins could say following his worst game since becoming a full-time starter in 2015 by Pro Football Focus grades and ESPN’s QBR rating aside from, “just can’t happen.” September 16, 2019

Presser Points: Zimmer Evaluates Cousins’ Play, Emphasizes ‘Playing Within Himself’
Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer isn’t ignoring mistakes by quarterback Kirk Cousins in Sunday’s loss to the Packers; he isn’t turning a blind eye to the positive moments, either. September 16, 2019

After Further Review: Beebe Racks Up YAC
Somewhat lost in the focus on the plays at Green Bay that Kirk Cousins wanted back, the quarterback’s role in a pass to Chad Beebe went unnoticed. September 16, 2019

Vikings Grapple with New Pass Interference Rule Changes
It seems the whole football world saw the missed pass interference call with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter in January’s NFC title game between the Saints and Rams. September 16, 2019

Early Look: Vikings vs. Raiders
It’s time to bounce back at home. The Vikings sit at 1-1 after the first two games of 2019 but return to U.S. Bank Stadium this weekend for a game against the Oakland Raiders. Kickoff is at noon (CT) Sunday. September 16, 2019

Somehow, the message became lost in the mist.  As it's figure head, Kirk Cousin's bore the brunt of it all. September 16, 2019

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on Dalvin Cook penalty: 'The guy was not trying to block anybody'
Touchdown-negating pass interference call after review befuddles Vikings. Star Tribune September 16, 2019

Two games in, Vikings QB Kirk Cousins plays himself into a corner
Coach Mike Zimmer wasn't about to bash his quarterback publicly, but the whole operation is dependent upon Kirk Cousins not just being better, but performing at a level that makes the Vikings a true contender. Jobs likely are riding on it. Star Tribune September 16, 2019

Pressure was a constant for Kirk Cousins in loss to the Packers
While the spotlight in the Vikings' loss to Green Bay will be focused on Kirk Cousins, the quarterback was again asked to operate under heavy pressure for most of the game. Star Tribune September 16, 2019

Why wasn't Aaron Rodgers called for multiple delay of game penalties Sunday?
Yes, there were times when the play clock in the Vikings-Packers game struck zero without a delay-of-game penalty being called. The reason isn't likely to console Vikings fans. Star Tribune September 16, 2019

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on Kirk Cousins: 'He can do better'
A completion percentage of .438 was the telling stat as the Packers forced three turnovers from the quarterback. Star Tribune September 16, 2019

Mike Zimmer says decision to overturn Vikings TD was a ‘bad call’
Mike Zimmer held his tongue Sunday, but not on Monday. After watching the tape, the Vikings coach was vocal in his displeasure with some officiating decisions in Sunday’s 21-16 loss at Green Bay. Pioneer Press September 16, 2019

CB Mark Fields returns to Vikings on practice squad
The Vikings signed cornerback Mark Fields on Monday to the practice squad. Pioneer Press September 16, 2019

After Sunday’s dismal day in Green Bay, Vikings’ Kirk Cousins is lowest-ranked QB in NFL
At one point last year, Kirk Cousins was the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. Now, he’s the lowest-rated signal caller in the league. Pioneer Press September 16, 2019

Cousins Takes Blame, Laments Missed Opportunities Against Packers
The Vikings offense was eight yards from the end zone, just two dozen feet from completing a remarkable comeback in a hostile environment. September 15, 2019

5 Takeaways from the Vikings Loss to Green Bay
For three quarters of Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field, the Vikings defense dominated and held Green Bay’s offense scoreless. September 15, 2019

Cook Goes Distance on Career Long TD Run, But Vikings Fall Short of Goal
Dalvin Cook was off to the races at Green Bay. The running back showed his wheels seemingly all game long, starting with a highlight-reel play in the second quarter. September 15, 2019

Vikings Comeback Falls Short in 21-16 Loss at Packers
Minnesota fell behind by 21 and rallied but it wasn’t enough in a 21-16 loss on Sunday at Green Bay. September 15, 2019

Game Highlights: Packers 21, Vikings 16
View the game highlights from the Vikings loss to the Green Bay Packers. September 15, 2019

Replay official in New York overturns Vikings’ TD due to offensive pass interference
Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs celebrated two touchdowns Sunday, but only one counted. Pioneer Press September 15, 2019

Packers withstand Aaron Rodgers’ fourth-down gaffe
Aaron Rodgers doesn’t make many mistakes on the football field. But he admitted to one in Sunday’s 21-16 victory over the Vikings that could have cost the Packers more than it did. Pioneer Press September 15, 2019

Vikings’ Dalvin Cook almost carried the day in loss to Packers
Just when the Packers were on the verge of taking complete control, Dalvin Cook brought the Vikings back into the game. Pioneer Press September 15, 2019

Slow start doomed Vikings. But defense shut down Packers after that.
After allowing touchdowns on the first three possessions, the Vikings defense agreed the reason was obvious. Pioneer Press September 15, 2019

Vikings’ comeback falls short in 21-16 loss at Green Bay
The Packers blew another lead against the Vikings. But this time, they didn’t lose it. Pioneer Press September 15, 2019

Vikings Tidbits: Dalvin Cook dominates on the ground; a “selfish” decision by Stefon Diggs; blame it on the QB
The Vikings trailed the Packers 21-0 early in the second quarter Sunday at Lambeau Field, when Kirk Cousins handed off to Dalvin Cook. The third-year running back did the rest, taking off for a 75-yard touchdown run in which he left Packers safety Darnell Savage grabbing at air around midfield. September 15, 2019

Zulgad: Blame game: Kirk Cousins accepts responsibility for brutal day but that doesn’t fix a thing
A year ago, the Vikings left Lambeau Field following a tie believing that their three-year, $84 million investment in Kirk Cousins might pay off in a big way. On Sunday, the Vikings departed Lambeau after a 21-16 loss to Green Bay likely wondering if Cousins’ rich contract will end up costing people their jobs. September 15, 2019

NFL explains confusing pass interference call against Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings appeared to be right back in it when there was a surprising stoppage and call for review. Nobody inside Lambeau Field could figure out what was being examined following a Stefon Diggs four-yard touchdown catch that appeared to bring the Vikings within one score. Minutes later, the score was taken off the board. More confusion. September 15, 2019

Kirk Cousins on key interception: ‘Just can’t do that’
Usually Kirk Cousins looks straight forward and makes eye contact during his post-game press conferences. On Sunday, he paused at times and repeatedly looked down at the lectern and shook his head as he explained the mistakes that cost the Minnesota Vikings a win at Lambeau Field. September 15, 2019

Vikings wasted every chance at comeback in Green Bay
Through sixteen minutes of football at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers looked like a juggernaut. Over the final 44 minutes, the Packers played only slightly better than one of the teams hoping to draft No. 1 overall. And — to paraphrase Denny Green — the Minnesota Vikings let them off the hook. September 15, 2019

Vikings display some clean and messy moments
Kirk Cousins talked last week about NFL pockets being “clean” and sometimes particularly “messy.” Star Tribune September 15, 2019

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins owns his bad decisions, but he's yet to evolve into a proven winner
Sunday, while looking erratic and jittery, Kirk Cousins offered the most compelling case to date that signing him as the Vikings starter was a mistake. Star Tribune September 15, 2019