NorsemanThe Kansas Viking



Valid CSS



Cincinnati Bengals
Live from US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. December 17th, 12 PM.

Vikings Message Board

Minnesota Vikings Store


NFCN  Standings
Minnesota 10-3-0
Detroit 7-6-0
Green Bay 7-6-0
Chicago 4-9-0


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

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.

The Kansas Viking

A Christian website devoted to Faith, Jesus Christ and Minnesota Vikings Football. Current Minnesota Vikings news from CNNSI, Star Tribune, The Sporting News, CBS Sportsline, KFFL, KFAN, KSTP, and many others. Updated regularly!

Current News

Mike Zimmer optimistic about Vikings' O-line health before Bengals game
As the Vikings prepare to return home after a three-game road trip, coach Mike Zimmer sounded optimistic about having most of his offensive line healthy for Sunday. Star Tribune December 13, 2017

The best- and worst-case Vikings playoff opponent scenarios are ...
Who are the teams you prefer to see in the playoffs if you’re the Vikings, and who are the teams you’d like to avoid? Star Tribune December 13, 2017

Mike Zimmer lends voice of support to Bengals coach Marvin Lewis: 'He should be able to stay there as long as he wants.'
The Bengals are no strangers to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who gave an endorsement to their head coach, a friend and former colleague. Star Tribune December 13, 2017

Six Vikings, including Xavier Rhodes, Riley Reiff and Kyle Rudolph, sidelined at practice
The Vikings injury report on Wednesday looked more like one typical of the NFL in December. Star Tribune December 13, 2017

Kyle Rudolph sidelined with ankle injury; Vikings hurting for tight ends
The Vikings had one tight end participate fully in practice Wednesday, and he is on the practice squad. Pioneer Press December 13, 2017

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer vs. Bengals’ Marvin Lewis: awkward time for friends to face off
Last month, Mike Zimmer and Marvin Lewis hung out together at Zimmer’s ranch in northern Kentucky. On Sunday, the two good friends will meet for the first time in the regular season as opposing head coaches. Pioneer Press December 13, 2017

Vikings might be getting the offensive line back together
Rashod Hill says he’ll be more prepared to play left tackle on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals than he was in last week’s 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Pioneer Press December 13, 2017

Vikings-Bengals injury report: A long list for both teams
The Minnesota Vikings had six players not practicing on Wednesday and even more limited. Viking Update December 13, 2017

Keenum: Vikings ‘refocused’ and energized for home game
The Minnesota Vikings had big struggles last Sunday at Carolina, but QB Case Keenum is confident they can start another long winning streak that will regain momentum. Viking Update December 13, 2017

Zimmer anticipates injured players returning
The Minnesota Vikings were playing shorthanded, especially on the offensive line, but Mike Zimmer believes several of them will return this week. Viking Update December 13, 2017

Home at last, Mike Zimmer and Case Keenum are asking for help from Vikings fans this Sunday
The Vikings have been on the road for almost a month. Head coach Mike Zimmer said it felt more like two. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 13, 2017

Mike Zimmer sounds optimistic about getting a couple offensive linemen back this week
Mike Zimmer was in a better mood Wednesday this week than he had been just two days earlier. Healthy offensive linemen just have a way of lifting the spirits, don’t they? 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 13, 2017

John Randle, Vikings' legendary trash-talker, advises players to not escalate ugly fan behavior with retaliation
An ugly finish between Seattle and Jacksonville could have gotten worse if equipment manager Erik Kennedy hadn't stepped in. Star Tribune December 12, 2017

The better the Vikings do, the more complicated it gets for Super Bowl prep
Home-field advantage would drastically reduce time for NFL's Super Bowl build out. Star Tribune December 12, 2017

Film review: Why Case Keenum, Vikings sputtered against blitz-happy Panthers
The normally sure-handed Vikings dropped five passes in their streak-ending loss to the Panthers and were under constant pressure from Carolina's defensive front. Star Tribune December 12, 2017

Vikings sign tackle Storm Norton to practice squad
The rookie offensive tackle had been on the Arizona practice squad and provides depth in an area where the Vikings have been hit by injuries. Star Tribune December 12, 2017

John Shipley: Vikings quarterback Kyle Sloter’s ears are burning
They say the most popular player on any NFL team is the backup quarterback. In Denver, it might be the undrafted rookie quarterback the Broncos waived in September. Pioneer Press December 12, 2017

Zulgad: Vikings have chance to do something special in league filled with flawed teams
The Vikings’ loss Sunday at Carolina ended their eight-game winning streak and served as a reminder that this is a team with flaws. The Vikings, however, weren’t the only team to get this reminder in Week 14. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 12, 2017

Vikings waive safety Tocho to add rookie offensive tackle to the practice squad
The Vikings have signed rookie tackle Storm Norton to the practice squad, the team announced Tuesday. To make room, they’ve waived rookie safety Jack Tocho. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 12, 2017

Skol Stories: 1987 Vikings
This week's Skol Stories takes a look back at one of the more unique teams in Vikings history. The 1987 season was marred by a strike, with replacement players being used for three games. December 12, 2017

WATCH: Vikings New Eagan Home Rounding Into Shape
Get the latest aerial update on the construction of the TCO Performance Center at Viking Lakes in Eagan, which is scheduled to open on or around March 1, 2018. December 12, 2017

'The Anomaly' Featuring Adam Thielen
WR Adam Thielen continues to make big plays each week for the Vikings as he hopes to lead the team into the playoffs and on a deep run. Help get him and all your favorite Vikings to the Pro Bowl by voting at December 12, 2017

Vikings' suddenly unstable offensive line feels all too familiar, no early speculation on Riley Reiff's status
Offensive tackle Riley Reiff's ankle is not broken. That's the good news. But his exact status, and those of other injured linemen, is still unclear. Star Tribune December 11, 2017

Everson Griffen's recovery regimen for plantar fasciitis and physical play makes even his wife jealous
NFL games are hard on the body, so Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen takes great care of himself after hours of grueling play. Star Tribune December 11, 2017

Griffen: 'We're going to refocus and we're going to do our job'
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, running back Latavius Murray and offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles talk about the loss against the Panthers on Monday at Winter Park. Star Tribune December 11, 2017

Vikings’ offensive line starred in Monday’s horror film session
Vikings offensive linemen watched film Monday and it wasn’t pretty. Minnesota gave up a season-high six sacks in Sunday’s 31-24 loss at Carolina. Pioneer Press December 11, 2017

Reiff’s ankle injury is better than initially thought
The Minnesota Vikings got better news than they were expecting on Riley Reiff’s injured ankle. Viking Update December 11, 2017

Counting snaps: Full-time foursome continues heavy workload
The Minnesota Vikings continued a heavy workload for four of their most-used defenders. Viking Update December 11, 2017

Too early to call? Zimmer says it’s too soon to know if sprained ankle will keep Riley Reiff out Sunday
The Vikings’ makeshift offensive line had new faces in new places during Sunday’s loss to the Panthers, and as yet it’s unclear which linemen will be available for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 11, 2017

Vikings brought back to earth in 31-24 loss to Panthers
Injuries, penalties and uncharacteristic mistakes helped doom the Vikings in road game loss to the Panthers. Star Tribune December 10, 2017

How the Panthers schemed the Vikings into giving up their two longest runs of the season
The Vikings were vulnerable to a big run in Sunday's loss, although no team until the Panthers had taken advantage of it. Star Tribune December 10, 2017

Vikings' injuries to offensive line mounting and big plays dwindling
Through 12 games, the offensive line had become the Vikings' most surprising strength. By the end of Sunday, they had one starting lineman playing in his designated position. Star Tribune December 10, 2017

Vikings vs. Panthers five extra points: Case Keenum is Tarkentonesque, Stefon Diggs gets his way
A rare Rudolph drop at worst time The Panthers had just driven 89 yards to take a 14-7 lead.  Star Tribune December 10, 2017

Offensive line injuries troubling for Vikings, red-zone issues resurface
Though the Vikings had weathered a few injuries on the offensive line during a 10-2 start, they hadn’t experienced anything that put them in the same straits they were in for much of 2016, when myriad offensive line injuries contributed to their 3-8 finish after a 5-0 start. Star Tribune December 10, 2017

Vikings playoff scenarios: Yes, the Vikings could still win homefield advantage
The Vikings will get the NFC's No. 1 seed if… Star Tribune December 10, 2017

Vikings have red-zone blues in loss to Panthers
What a difference a week made. On Dec. 3, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph summed up a 14-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons by saying, “They were kicking field goals in the red zone and we scored touchdowns.’’ Pioneer Press December 10, 2017

Panthers’ Captain Munnerlyn relishes win after three years with Vikings
Captain Munnerlyn didn’t deny it. Beating his former teammates made for quite a day. Pioneer Press December 10, 2017

Panthers chase, catch Vikings QB Case Keenum for six sacks
The Carolina Panthers caught up with Case Keenum. The Vikings quarterback had been avoiding the pass rush with regularity all season. But he was sacked a season-high six times in a 31-24 loss on Sunday. Pioneer Press December 10, 2017