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Minnesota 6-6-0
Green Bay 6-6-0
Chicago 3-9-0


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


NFL Calendar

Jan. 2 – Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2014 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.

Jan. 2 – Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for First-Round Selections from the 2014 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after January 2, 2017, but prior to May 3, 2017.

Jan. 7-8 – Wild Card Playoffs.

Jan. 8 – 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. 14-15 – Divisional Playoffs.

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Current News

Most Vikings leave fantasy football to the fans
A conflict is created for players, whose league profits from extra attention that too often turns into unwanted, angst-filled messages when a player doesn't perform for someone's faux team. Star Tribune December 4, 2016

Hartman: Greenway says Vikings must learn to close out games
Chad Greenway said the Vikings' trouble has come in the final five minutes of a game. Star Tribune December 4, 2016

How to judge the 2016 Vikings
If the Vikings manage to turn a 5-0 start that had us talking about first-round byes into a 6-6 present that had the sky falling into a 9-7 finish that squeaks them into the playoffs, is there a way we could consider that accomplishment a success? Star Tribune December 4, 2016

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer reportedly has fourth eye procedure done
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, after a follow-up appointment with doctors on Friday morning, had another operation on his eye that day and “appears to be turning a corner for the better,” according to an ESPN report. Star Tribune December 4, 2016

Three NFC North teams have been devastated by injuries
The Minnesota Vikings have been hit harder by injuries than any playoff contender this year, but Green Bay and Chicago aren't far behind. Viking Update December 4, 2016

Must watch: Vikings release amazing Stefon Diggs Pro Bowl vote video
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs is working on one of franchise’s best seasons by a receiver. He has 75 catches for 806 yards despite missing two games. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 4, 2016

Treadwell's rookie struggles reaching historic porportions
Back in 2012, the San Francisco 49ers drafted receiver AJ Jenkins with the 30th overall pick. In his rookie season, Jenkins did not catch a pass, was only targeted once and played in just three games. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 4, 2016

Jaguars game could determine whether Peterson returns
In order to make the playoffs, it appears the Minnesota Vikings have to win their final four games, starting next Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 4, 2016

Vikings defense ranking among best in franchise history
The Minnesota Vikings may have lost six of their last seven games, but their defense still has a chance to go down as the best since the 1970s. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 4, 2016

Vikings Pro-Bowl Video For Stefon Diggs is AWESOME!
The Minnesota Vikings are pushing the Pro Bowl vote for wide receiver Stefon Diggs with a new video they released on Sunday. December 4, 2016

Vikings Need Help Sunday To Better Their Playoff Position
A Sunday without Minnesota Vikings football is never fun. December 4, 2016

Vikings Rhodes Has Become One of Best Young Cornerbacks in NFL
Last Thursday night, the Minnesota Vikings gave arguably their best defensive performance of the year against the Dallas Cowboys and their fourth-ranked offense. December 4, 2016

Bradford's legs could be the answer to Vikings protection problems
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford hasn’t just been under pressure this season, rather the team’s blocking issues have been so significant that the offense has been fundamentally crippled. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 4, 2016

Report: Zimmer has another surgery, could return Week 14
ESPN’s Ben Goessling is reporting that Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer underwent yet another surgery on his eye, making four total surgeries in just over a month. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 3, 2016

Health issues finally sacked NFL workaholic Mike Zimmer
Mike Zimmer, like Jerry Kill, paid big for ignoring health issues. Star Tribune December 3, 2016

Hartman: New Vikings stadium keeping up with Jones'
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones built one of the most expensive stadiums in the world back in 2009, the $1.3 billion AT&T Stadium, so on Thursday he talked about how impressed he was with the new U.S. Bank Stadium and also about how important the stadium is for Minneapolis and for the NFL at large. Star Tribune December 3, 2016

Vikings release tackle Sean Hickey from practice squad
The Vikings on Saturday released tackle Sean Hickey from the practice squad. Pioneer Press December 3, 2016

Minnesota Vikings finally acknowledging their predicament
It has taken a lot of losing to acknowledge, but Minnesota Vikings players are finally admitting their margin for error is gone. Viking Update December 3, 2016

Vikings release T Hickey from practice squad
The Minnesota Vikings have announced the release of tackle Sean Hickey from the practice squad. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 3, 2016

Priefer nearly pulls off upset in Zimmer's absence -- plus defense shines and Robison's rants
With fill-in Mike Priefer executing the game plan that sidelined head coach Zimmer had installed during the week, the Vikings checked off every box that gave them a chance to beat Dallas. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Reusse: Vikings have lost six of seven and know who to blame (The refs)
Here's an idea: When a veteran pass rusher gives you the football inside the 20 and the opponent is rattled, score a touchdown. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Mike Zimmer's course never wavered — right up to his gameday speech
The Vikings coach kept his game face on throughout his troubling eye injury. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Vikings-Cowboys most-watched NFL Thursday Night Football game ever
The total audience delivery across all platforms, including Twitter, was 22.2 million, according to Fast National data released Friday. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Vikings come up short in quest to 'Win for Zim'
All day Thursday, the call was for the Vikings to “Win for Zim.” Pioneer Press December 2, 2016

Vikings vs. Cowboys is NFL's most-watched Thursday game
NBC and NFL Media announced Friday that the Vikings’ game against Dallas was the most watched in the 11-season history of Thursday Night Football. Pioneer Press December 2, 2016

Vikings QB Sam Bradford less vocal about non-call than Brian Robison
Vikings defensive end Brian Robison expects to be fined for comments he made about officiating, but quarterback Sam Bradford wasn’t going down that road. Pioneer Press December 2, 2016

Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys most-watched Thursday Night Football game ever
The Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys game was the most-watched Thursday Night Football game ever. Viking Update December 2, 2016

An Unusually Poor Night Hindered Vikings Locke Against Cowboys
On a night when seemingly nothing was going the Minnesota Vikings way, arguably the team's most consistent player of the season gave his worst performance of the year. December 2, 2016

Vikings Thielen: 'I Feel Like I Let My Teammates and Coaches Down.'
While many mistakes were made by the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night, none stood out more than receiver Adam Thielen's fumbled punt return that set the opposing Dallas Cowboys up on the Vikings eight yard line. December 2, 2016

Vikings Stellar Defensive Effort Goes to Waste in Loss to Cowboys
I'm sure that if you told the Minnesota Vikings that they would hold the Dallas Cowboys and their fourth-ranked offense to just 264 total yards and 17 points, they probably would have thought they'd be leaving U.S. Bank Stadium victorious. That was not the case. December 2, 2016

Vikings put up a late fight but come up just short in 17-15 loss to Cowboys
The Vikings missed their head coach, and much in the way of offensive production until a touchdown on the final drive. But the conversion try to tie the game fell incomplete. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Scoggins: Zimmer needs to see big picture, let eye heal before return
Missing a few games this season, even as his team fights to make the playoffs, shouldn't override Mike Zimmer's health and doing what's best for him. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Souhan: Treadwell among the Vikings missing
Eight Vikings caught passes Thursday night. First-round pick Laquon Treadwell caught zero. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Craig: Robison's monster effort ruined, and refs don't help
A four-play, 4-yard "drive" ruined what should have been defensive end Brian Robison's shining, season-saving moments Thursday night. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Zimmer's season outlook uncertain as he deals with dangerous eye injury
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer underwent emergency eye surgery late Wednesday night to repair a detached retina. At a follow-up Thursday morning he was advised not to coach vs. Dallas. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Bradford's hits, Locke's struggles and a wrinkle in the run game
Mark Craig offers his five takeaways from Thursday night's game against the Cowboys. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Hartman: Thielen says he feels he let Zimmer down after fumble
The Vikings receiver fumbled a punt return, a play that cost his team the fourth-quarter lead. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Priefer takes baton from Zimmer - for now
General Manager Rick Spielman pegged special teams coach Mike Priefer instead of two others on the staff with head coaching experience. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Vikings fume over non-call on 2-point conversion, and others
"You've got to make the calls," defensive end Brian Robison said after he felt a hit to Sam Bradford's face mask on the potential game-tying play should have been flagged. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Brian Robison blasts officiating in Vikings loss to Dallas
Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer praised the team's fierce fourth quarter drive that almost overcame the self inflicted wounds, and Brian Robison was not happy with the officiating. Star Tribune December 2, 2016

Vikings QB Sam Bradford briefly exits loss to Dallas with rib injury
Quarterback Sam Bradford has taken plenty of hits this season. He finally was knocked out of a game by one. Pioneer Press December 2, 2016

Special teams falter with Mike Priefer as interim Vikings coach
Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer took over Thursday night as interim coach of the Vikings, and what happened? The special teams struggled. Pioneer Press December 2, 2016

Vikings DE Brian Robison blasts officials after loss to Cowboys
Vikings defensive end Brian Robison figures he will get fined by the NFL for what he said after Thursday night’s game, but he doesn’t care. Pioneer Press December 2, 2016

Brian Murphy: No coach can win with Vikings’ spare parts
Mike Priefer can land a helicopter on an aircraft carrier in choppy seas at night or hover over a hot spot to drop off Navy SEALS for search-and-destroy missions. Pioneer Press December 2, 2016

MN Vikings ruin chance at upset of Cowboys with self-inflicted mistakes
After the Vikings’ blown two-point bid essentially sealed their sixth loss in seven games, the loud speakers at U.S. Bank Stadium blared the customary touchdown celebration music, and a series of flags were paraded around the field. Pioneer Press December 2, 2016