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2017 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/10 @ Buffalo 6 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/27 San Francisco 7 PM
8/31 Miami 7 PM
2017 Regular Season Schedule
9/11 New Orleans 6:10 PM
9/17 @ Pittsburgh 12 PM
9/24 Tampa Bay 12 PM
10/1 Detroit 12 PM
10/9 @ Chicago 7:30 PM
10/15 Green Bay 12 PM
10/22 Baltimore 12 PM
10/29 Cleveland (London) 8:30 AM
11/5 Bye N/A
11/12 @ Washington 12 PM
11/19 LA Rams 12 PM
11/23 @ Detroit 11:30 AM
12/3 @ Atlanta 12 PM
12/10 @ Carolina 12 PM
12/17 Cincinnati 12 PM
12/23 @ Green Bay 7:30 PM
12/31 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar

Dec. 13 – League Meeting, Irving, Texas.

Dec. 31 – Week 17.

Jan. 1 – Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2015 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 2015 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after January 1, 2018, but prior to May 3, 2018.

Jan. 6-7 – Wild Card Playoffs.

Jan. 7 – Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.

Jan. 13-14 – Divisional Playoffs.

Jan. 14 – Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Vikings start fast, hold on to put away Lions 30-23 on Thanksgiving in Detroit
With the win over the Lions, the Vikings put distance between themselves and the rest of the NFC North field. Star Tribune November 23, 2017

Vikings' motor doesn't stall in Detroit as they convert third downs, rack up points
The Vikings aren't used to scoring points or converting third downs against the Lions. That changed in the 30-23 win. Star Tribune November 23, 2017

Receiver Adam Thielen moves into the Vikings' 1,000-yard club — the first since Sidney Rice in 2009
Adam Thielen missed the mark by just 33 yards last season. Now the hometown hero is officially the Vikings' first 1,000-yard receiver in eight years. So, how does it feel? Star Tribune November 23, 2017

Everson Griffen on his new baby, Vikings' win
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen discusses his two-sack performance on Thanksgiving -- the same day his wife gave birth to the couple's third son. Star Tribune November 23, 2017

Stefon Diggs doesn't get pass interference call, resists protesting publicly
What exactly qualifies as pass interference in today’s NFL? Stefon Diggs is probably asking himself that question. Star Tribune November 23, 2017

Minnesota Vikings rapid reaction
With a 30-23 victory over Detroit on Thursday, the Vikings have all but wrapped up the NFC North. Star Tribune November 23, 2017

Vikings enjoy Thanksgiving feast for touchdown celebration vs. Lions
After going up 13-0 on the Lions, the Vikings came up with a festive celebration suitable for the day. Star Tribune November 23, 2017

Vikings vs. Lions game balls: Case Keenum keeps plays -- and big dreams -- alive
He has put the Teddy Bridgewater questions to rest, completing 21 of 30 passes for 282 yards and two TDs. Star Tribune November 23, 2017

Strong start in both halves propels Vikings to 30-23 win
The Minnesota Vikings offense set the tone for their 30-23 win over Detroit with a strong first series in both the first and second half. Viking Update November 23, 2017

Thielen breaks through 1,000-yard mark
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen continued his impressive season and reached 1,000 yards receiving, a rarity in recent Vikings history. Viking Update November 23, 2017

VIDEO: Highlights of Vikings' 30-23 win
The Minnesota Vikings got off to a fast start on Thanksgiving. Check out the highlights. Viking Update November 23, 2017

Latavius Murray continues to roll vs. Lions
When starting running back Dalvin Cook went down with an ACL tear in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions, the Minnesota Vikings figured their running game would survive with Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 23, 2017

Win over Lions puts Vikings in the driver’s seat to win NFC North
There ar few games around the league that have the type of impact Thursday’s win for the Minnesota Vikings. Instead of having a leg up in a tight race for the division, the Vikings are now lapping the field. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 23, 2017

A sack and a request: Everson Griffen asks for baby name suggestions after bringing down Matthew Stafford
Everson Griffen had a memorable Thanksgiving Day. On Thursday morning, Griffen and his wife, Tiffany, welcomed their third child. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 23, 2017

Taunting penalty on Keenum highlights rough day for refs
A strange taunting penalty called on Case Keenum in the fourth quarter of the Minnesota Vikings’ 30-23 win over the Detroit Lions perfectly summarized the refereeing for the day. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 23, 2017

Zulgad: Vikings avoid Motown meltdown, leave with only thing that matters
The Vikings won’t get any style points for their too-close-for-comfort 30-23 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field.  A 17-point lead early in the third quarter made it appear as if this should have turned into a rout but that never happened. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 23, 2017

Another strong performance by Keenum keeps Bridgewater talk on hold
Case Keenum has figured out a football hack: Throw the ball to Adam Thielen every time and you will succeed. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 23, 2017

Vikings’ Kai Forbath takes a licking, keeps on kicking
After a hard-hitting game Thursday, even Vikings kicker Kai Forbath was cut up. Pioneer Press November 23, 2017

Vikings’ Xavier Rhodes gets last laugh on Lions’ Jones
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes had a frustrating game defending Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. and pleading his case with the officials Thursday. But, ultimately, Rhodes had the last laugh. Pioneer Press November 23, 2017

Vikings’ Everson Griffen welcomes son No. 3, sack No. 12, shirt message No. 1
Everson Griffen had no idea he was about to become a father for the third time Thursday let alone figured out what to name his new baby boy. Pioneer Press November 23, 2017

Vikings teammates laud Adam Thielen on becoming 1,000-yard receiver
After Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen reached 1,000 receiving yards for the season on Thursday, he mostly shrugged it off. Not fellow receiver Stefon Diggs didn’t. Pioneer Press November 23, 2017

Vikings wrap up North, turn their attention south
The Vikings found a way to rid themselves of those pesky Lions, cold turkey. Stick a fork in Detroit. The NFC North is the Vikings’ to lose after their 30-23 closing argument Thursday on the national stage at Ford Field. Pioneer Press November 23, 2017

Vikings hold off Lions 30-23 to win seventh straight game
The Vikings had a bit of a coming-out party Thursday. The Vikings won their seventh straight game, and did it in front of a national television audience on Thanksgiving, 30-23 over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Pioneer Press November 23, 2017

Vikings DE Everson Griffen lets it be known he’s the father of another boy
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is the father of a third child, and he let a national television audience know it on Thanksgiving. Pioneer Press November 23, 2017

African-American memorabilia from collection of Vikings legend Alan Page on display during Super Bowl
The African-American memorabilia collection of Vikings hall of famer Alan Page and his wife Diane will be displayed next year when the Super Bowl is in the Twin Cities and during Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Pioneer Press November 23, 2017

It's good day to thank the Vikings' Brian Robison for his good work off the field
Brian Robison not only started his own foundation, he and his wife, Jayme, do the grunt work to make the charity work. Star Tribune November 22, 2017

Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives ‘a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving’
For years, Emmanuel Lamur had heard stories about relatives in Cuba he never had met. Pioneer Press November 22, 2017

Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings’ 1,000-yard receiving drought
The Vikings haven’t had a 1,000-yard receiver since Sidney Rice in 2009, the longest drought in the NFL. That’s about to change. Pioneer Press November 22, 2017

Vikings: Remmers, Sendejo, Robison questionable for Thursday’s game
The Vikings have listed two starters and a key reserve as questionable for Thursday’s game at Detroit. Pioneer Press November 22, 2017

Vikings list three as questionable, Ansah questionable for Lions
With a short week of recovery, the Minnesota Vikings listed three players as questionable for their Thanksgiving matchup in Detroit. Viking Update November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving capsule: Vikings at Lions
The Minnesota Vikings have the better record and rankings, but Detroit Lions have had their number the last two years, setting up a critical NFC North Thanksgiving matchup. Viking Update November 22, 2017

Zulgad: Rick Spielman’s moves put Vikings in a position to succeed
How quickly can things change in the NFL? Just ask Rick Spielman. A few months ago it was fair to speculate whether the Vikings general manager might be in jeopardy of losing his job if the team had another disappointing season. Today, there’s a case to be made that Spielman is in line for NFL executive of the year honors. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 22, 2017

Harrison Smith is making a case for defensive MVP
There isn’t a good stat to tell us the impact of a safety on his team’s defense. Harrison Smith has three interceptions, 1.5 sacks and 53 tackles. Here’s the disconnect: That stat line could belong to just about any safety in the league, but a deeper dive reveals that Smith’s belongs in the conversation for the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 22, 2017

Position-by-position: How do the Vikings match up with the Lions?
The Minnesota Vikings (8-2) can create significant breathing room in the NFC North with a Thanksgiving Day win over the Detroit Lions (6-4). The Vikings come in as winners of their last six games, while the Lions have won three in a row. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 22, 2017

Vikings struggle to score – and win – against Detroit Lions in Mike Zimmer era
The Vikings have struggled to score on Detroit over the past three seasons. Star Tribune November 21, 2017

Vikings' road ahead: Buckle up for a wild finish in the NFC
When Case Keenum and the Vikings were battered in Pittsburgh and limped home at 1-1, the suggestion here was to step away from the upstairs railing, let your talented squad take a few more swings in this highly imperfect league and hold off on Googling “NFL Mock Draft ’18.” Star Tribune November 21, 2017

Vikings' Case Keenum playing with big ... fortitude, Mike Zimmer says
Zimmer has had some interesting comments describing the play of quarterback Case Keenum, who will start his ninth game for the Vikings on Thursday in Detroit. Star Tribune November 21, 2017

Ex-Vikings Randy Moss, Steve Hutchinson among semifinalists for hall of fame
The dream is still alive for former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Pioneer Press November 21, 2017

As Vikings wait for starters to heal, reserves prove they’re capable fill-ins
The Vikings are nearing full strength as they prepare for their an important NFC North Thanksgiving day matchup against Detroit. Every player on the 53-man roster practiced in some capacity Tuesday. Pioneer Press November 21, 2017

Comfort, and guts, have Vikings’ QB Case Keenum playing like one of NFL’s top QBs
Facing a third-and-7 from the Rams’ 30-yard-line in the second quarter of the Vikings’ win over Los Angeles last Sunday, Case Keenum took a shot, heaving the ball downfield toward a well-covered Adam Thielen. Pioneer Press November 21, 2017

Ahmad Rashad: ‘I have turned Michael Jordan into a Vikings fan.’
It appears Michael Jordan has jumped on the Vikings’ bandwagon. Jordan is good friends with former Vikings wide receiver Ahmad Rashad, and the two live across the street from one another in Jupiter, Fla. Pioneer Press November 21, 2017