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NFCN  Standings
Minnesota 13-3-0
Detroit 9-7-0
Green Bay 7-9-0
Chicago 5-11-0


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 

March 25-28 – Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida. 

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Current News

Film review: Sheldon Richardson a disruptive force whom Vikings want to reach 'another level'
“There are things we feel technically, because of our coaching staff, that can even take him to another level,” general manager Rick Spielman said. Star Tribune March 22, 2018

For new Vikings lineman Tom Compton, there's no place like home
Tom Compton played high school football at Rosemount and now gets to play for the Vikings just a few miles away from his hometown. Star Tribune March 22, 2018

Vikings sign Tom Compton, Rosemount native and ‘best friend’ of Kirk Cousins
Tom Compton is coming home and will be reunited with Kirk Cousins. The free-agent guard, a Rosemount native, signed Thursday with the Vikings. He called it “a dream” to play for the team he grew up following. Pioneer Press March 22, 2018

Newest Vikings lineman says Cousins a ‘natural-born leader’
Tom Compton spent his first four years in the NFL with Kirk Cousins as his quarterback and they reunite with the Minnesota Vikings in 2018. Viking Update March 22, 2018

Report: Vikings expected to sign offensive lineman
The Minnesota Vikings are making a move for depth on the offensive line. Viking Update March 22, 2018

Vikings improve Super Bowl odds in post-free agency offering
The Minnesota Vikings improved their Super Bowl 53 odds after a week of free agency. Viking Update March 22, 2018

Report: Vikings to sign lineman Tom Compton
The Sporting News is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings will sign offensive lineman Tom Compton. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 22, 2018

Agent’s Kirk Cousins contract with Vikings trumps Dad’s national championship
Bill McCartney won a national championship as University of Colorado football coach in 1990. He’s more proud of what his son did last week. Pioneer Press March 21, 2018

Vikings sign TE Josiah Price, long snapper Nick Dooley
The Vikings liked what they saw last year from tight end Josiah Price, and he is back. Pioneer Press March 21, 2018

Forbath highlights trio of Vikings signings
The Minnesota Vikings officially signed kicker Kai Forbath, added two more players and released a linebacker. Viking Update March 21, 2018

Purple Pride likely to be Purple Prime (Time) in 2018
Last year, if you wanted to watch the Minnesota Vikings, chances were good you were settling in at noon on Sunday. This year? Not so fast, my friend. Viking Update March 21, 2018

Vikings might end up missing Jarius Wright
The Minnesota Vikings will have $2.1 million on their salary cap this year that belongs to Jarius Wright. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 20, 2018

Vikings feel safe with kicker Kai Forbath after weighing their options
The Vikings and Kai Forbath settled on a deal before each side looked around any further. Star Tribune March 20, 2018

Five interesting nuggets from the whirlwind Kirk Cousins negotiations
Kirk Cousins and his agent told all of the teams who were interested in the quarterback to make their best offer in what was essentially a silent auction-style bidding process. Star Tribune March 20, 2018

Kicker Kai Forbath to re-sign with Vikings
Kai Forbath is returning to the Vikings. The kicker told the Pioneer Press on Tuesday he has signed a one-year contract that is “in the mail.” Forbath wouldn’t give a precise figure but said he received a “small” raise from the $775,000 he made last season. Pioneer Press March 20, 2018

Former Vikings QBs received increasingly complicated contracts
The Minnesota Vikings ended the 2017 season with three veterans QBs on the roster. All of them are gone and expecting to be Week 1 starters – with very different contracts. Viking Update March 20, 2018

Kai Forbath to re-sign with Minnesota Vikings
Kai Forbath will be back in purple and gold next season for the Vikings. Viking Update March 20, 2018

Terence Newman, Marcus Sherels among free agents Vikings may re-sign with $20 million in cap space remaining
The Vikings still have about $20 million in salary cap space left. Star Tribune March 19, 2018

Former Vikings receiver Jarius Wright headed to the Panthers
The former 2012 fourth-round pick left the Vikings as one of the longest tenured players. Star Tribune March 19, 2018

Vikings have about $20 million in cap space after free agency flurry
General Manager Rick Spielman and salary-cap manager Rob Brzezinski face an interesting summer considering their team's upcoming free agents and ‘all-in’ Super Bowl refrain. Star Tribune March 19, 2018

Trevor Siemian on signing with Vikings: 'I think there's a lot of people that would kill to be in this spot'
Quarterback Trevor Siemian was vacationing in Mexico when he learned he'd been traded from the Broncos to the Vikings. Star Tribune March 19, 2018

Vikings and GM Rick Spielman learning from past mistakes
Rick Spielman has been with the Vikings since 2006, serving first as the vice president of player personnel and second, since the start of 2012, as the general manager. Star Tribune March 19, 2018

You better believe QB Trevor Siemian is ‘excited’ to be joining Vikings
Speaking for eight minutes on a conference call with reporters Monday, quarterback Trevor Siemian said nine times he’s “excited” to be joining the Vikings. Pioneer Press March 19, 2018

Vikings to open 2018 season with return trip to Philadelphia, report says
The Vikings reportedly will open next season where the last one ended in bitter disappointment. Pioneer Press March 19, 2018

What’s left in Vikings free agency?
The Minnesota Vikings made waves in the early phase of free agency. Now, as the water ripples its way back to static, where do they go from here? Viking Update March 19, 2018

Report: Jarius Wright to sign with Panthers
It appears Jarius Wright will reunite with the offensive coordinator who was at the helm during his best days. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 19, 2018

REPORT: Vikings and Eagles to open the 2018 NFL Season
It makes a ton of sense, we've even been hypothesizing it for days now but it looks like it's coming together. March 19, 2018

New Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has had a way of proving doubters wrong
Stubborn or just plain driven, Kirk Cousins doesn't like to take no for an answer. Star Tribune March 18, 2018

Free agency has been changing NFC landscape
The Minnesota Vikings have been focused mostly on their own signings, but the landscape of the NFC has changed dramatically in the last week. Viking Update March 18, 2018

Big contracts, diminished market could push Vikings’ focus to draft to fill O-line spot
The Minnesota Vikings have taken care of their three biggest offseason needs in hiring offensive coordinator John DeFilippo and signing Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Richardson. But there are still a few remaining needs, the most glaring of which is right guard. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 17, 2018

Released on Friday, Jarius Wright hasn’t ruled out re-signing with Vikings
Jarius Wright said Saturday the door isn’t closed on a return to the Vikings. The 28-year-old receiver was released Friday so the Vikings could carve out more salary-cap room for free-agent signings. He had two years left on his contract. Pioneer Press March 17, 2018

Requiem to Vikings’ dearly departed
Minnesota Vikings fans are excited about the arrival of Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Robinson. But the roster losses have been integral parts of recent Vikings-related Skol claps. Viking Update March 17, 2018

Wright’s release ends Vikings run for part-time player
The Minnesota Vikings moved away from another of their contributors Friday with the release of Jarius Wright. Viking Update March 17, 2018

No longer the underdog, Kirk Cousins sits atop the mountain with sky-high expectations
With one signature, Kirk Cousins transformed from plucky overachiever unappreciated by his first employer into a franchise quarterback for a franchise that expects him to win a Super Bowl. Star Tribune March 17, 2018

Vikings' Latavius Murray restructures contract to fit team's financial plans
Latavius Murray will remain with the Vikings in 2018. The running back restructured his contract, which would’ve guaranteed him $5.15 million, before Friday’s deadline. Star Tribune March 17, 2018

Vikings go big, signing Sheldon Richardson to fill defensive tackle hole
Sheldon Richardson's presence makes the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense from 2017 even better. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

Film review: What exactly are the Vikings getting in Kirk Cousins?
His Washington teams didn’t win much, but the Vikings clearly saw enough in Kirk Cousins to believe in him in a way they didn't believe in Case Keenum. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

What's the cost of stability at quarterback for Vikings? It's priceless
Many opinions surround the Vikings' decision to hand Kirk Cousins $84 million to take over as quarterback. But this is a franchise that desperately needed to take a chance. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

Kirk Cousins' guaranteed money might not become an NFL trend
Cousins' contract is unprecedented, but such secure deals might not be the wave of the future. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

Kirk Cousins' lucrative Vikings contract is cost of doing business in high-stakes NFL
For the third time in a decade, the Vikings followed up a division championship by sinking valuable resources into a veteran QB. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

Vikings, John DeFilippo saw Kirk Cousins up close
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on Thursday talked about how John DeFilippo's experience watching Kurk Cousins from the opposite sideline helped the Vikings' decisionmaking. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

Kirk Cousins' son Cooper does Vikings' Skol chant, and it's adorable
Kirk Cousins won the headlines. Cooper Cousins stole the hearts, though, with his adorable Skol chant. Star Tribune March 16, 2018