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


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

Aug. 17-21 – Second Preseason Weekend.

Aug. 24-27 – Third Preseason Weekend.

Aug. 31 – Final Preseason Games.

Sept. 2 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.

Sept. 3 – Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12:00 noon, New York time. Upon receipt of the Personnel Notice at approximately 1:00 p.m., New York time, clubs may establish a Practice Squad of 10 players.

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Current News

Keenum improves standing as Vikings' No. 2 quarterback
Two more exhibitions — against the 49ers and Dolphins — will help solidify the Vikings' QB pecking order but it appears Case Keenum is in at No. 2. Star Tribune August 19, 2017

Dalvin Cook, Ifeadi Odenigbo stand out in Vikings' loss to Seahawks
The Vikings’ perfect preseason ended in the second game during a 20-13 loss to the Seahawks on Friday night. So let’s update our Vikings stock watch after the exhibition. Star Tribune August 19, 2017

Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman likes new rule for holding off roster cuts
One of the big offseason changes in the NFL was the decision to let teams keep up to 90 players on the roster until after the final preseason game. Star Tribune August 19, 2017

Zimmer expects Reiff, other injured Vikings to play in third preseason game
Bradford said he’s looking forward to the “dress rehearsal” next week against the 49ers, when his offensive line is expected to be at full strength. Star Tribune August 19, 2017

Vikings look listless in preseason loss to Seahawks
The Vikings' defense on Friday night gave up big passing plays to the Seahawks while the offense didn't find the end zone until late in the game in a 20-13 loss. Star Tribune August 19, 2017

Seattle QB Wilson carves up Vikings in first half
In one half of work Friday night, Russell Wilson completed 13 of 18 passes for 206 yards and two scores against the Vikings. Star Tribune August 19, 2017

Final: Seattle beats Vikings 20-13 in preseason Week 2
Play-by-play, updated statistics, a Live Blog and more are a click away to help you follow tonight's preseason game between the Vikings and Seattle. Star Tribune August 19, 2017

Vikings rookie center Pat Elflein makes strides in bid to start
Elflein got the nod in Friday night’s 20-13 preseason loss at Seattle, and played well. His competition for the job, Nick Easton, started at left guard in place of Alex Boone, out with a knee injury. Pioneer Press August 19, 2017

Vikings’ Mackensie Alexander takes break from media blackout, says must ‘focus’
Mackensie Alexander took a brief break from his media blackout. The Vikings cornerback, who has taken over the role of nickel back, hadn’t spoken to reporters since training camp began last month. He explained why following Friday night’s 20-13 preseason loss at Seattle. Pioneer Press August 19, 2017

Seattle kicker Blair Walsh taunts former Vikings teammates after made FGs
Blair Walsh didn’t hold anything back in his first game against his former team. In a 20-13 Seattle preseason win over the Vikings at CenturyLink Field, Walsh kicked two 52-yard field goals in the second half. Pioneer Press August 19, 2017

Dalvin Cook shows flashes, but Vikings’ defense struggles early in loss at Seattle
The Dalvin Cook the Vikings had wanted to see showed up Friday night. The defense didn’t. Pioneer Press August 19, 2017

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook moves closer to being starter with impressive outing
It will be hard to keep Dalvin Cook out of the starting lineup in Week 1. The Vikings rookie running back carried seven times for 40 yards in Friday night’s 20-13 preseason loss to Seattle at CenturyLink Field. Pioneer Press August 19, 2017

Vikings miss 2 secondary starters more than 2 starters on offensive line
The Vikings on Friday night were down two starters on the offensive line and two in the secondary. They missed the defensive backs more. Pioneer Press August 19, 2017

Vikings will have tough decisions on defensive line
The Minnesota Vikings already had one of the NFL’s best defensive lines, then they added three more talented young players. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 19, 2017

Is the Vikings’ starting offensive line set?
Leading up to the Minnesota Vikings’ second preseason game, head coach Mike Zimmer said that he was “getting close” to deciding on the starting five offensive linemen. Quarterback Sam Bradford said he wanted the team to make a decision soon. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 19, 2017

Who stood out for the Vikings in preseason game 2?
The Minnesota Vikings dropped to 1-1 in the preseason with a 20-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night. Here are the 10 players/position groups that stuck out: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 19, 2017

Hot shots: Best images from Vikings vs. Seahawks
Some of the best images from the Minnesota Vikings' 20-13 loss that help tell the story of the game. Viking Update August 19, 2017

Offense earns high marks from Zim
The Minnesota Vikings offense didn't step up as big as wished, but against Seattle's first-team defense, the Vikings stepped up enough to offer hope. Viking Update August 19, 2017

Zimmer expects injured players to return
The Minnesota Vikings didn’t dress seven players, many of them starters, on Friday night, but there’s good news for Vikings fans. Viking Update August 19, 2017

Cook finds his lane in Vikings loss
The Minnesota Vikings’ first-team offense got their ground game going with Dalvin Cook. Viking Update August 19, 2017

Highlights from the Vikings' preseason loss to the Seahawks
The Minnesota Vikings are now 1-1 in the 2017 preseason. Viking Update August 19, 2017

Jerick McKinnon could get kick return looks on Friday
Jerick McKinnon may still have a role he could win to make a big splash on the Vikings. Viking Update August 18, 2017

Just for kicks
The race for kicker with the Minnesota Vikings is too close to call, with very similar offseason and preseason numbers. Viking Update August 18, 2017

Teddy Bridgewater doing work without leg brace in preseason
Teddy Bridgewater has made remarkable progress from the devastating knee injury that he suffered last preseason, but he is continue to make strides in his return back to the field. Viking Update August 18, 2017

Vikings' Xavier Rhodes is at last speaking up, not just standing out
Once-spacey Xavier Rhodes is growing into a talented, vocal shutdown CB. Star Tribune August 17, 2017

For Vikings LB Edmond Robinson, starting lineup ‘a top priority’
Edmond Robinson grew up not just hoping to play in the NFL. He wanted to be an impact player. Pioneer Press August 17, 2017

Vikings’ rebuilt offensive line off to a familiar start
Guard Joe Berger was asked this week about continuity on the Vikings offensive line. “We’ve been answering this question for like four years now,’’ he said. Pioneer Press August 17, 2017

Mike Zimmer high on progress of Mackensie Alexander
Mackensie Alexander is putting in positive strides this offseason. Viking Update August 17, 2017

Stefon Diggs wearing Starbucks cleats to Seattle on Friday
Stefon Diggs will be sporting a freshly-brewed look on Friday night. Viking Update August 17, 2017

Bridgewater’s girlfriend releases ‘Little Bear Teddy’ book
Teddy Bridgewater’s girlfriend is releasing the first children’s book in the “Little Bear Teddy” series. Viking Update August 17, 2017

Vikings look to reverse struggles with run defense
The Minnesota Vikings have prided themselves on having a strong defense, but they had one big issue in the preseason opener. Viking Update August 17, 2017

With focus on game management, will Zimmer be aggressive on fourth down?
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer went into the offseason on a mission to find areas where he could improve his team’s chances to win. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 17, 2017

Vikings at Seahawks: Five things to watch, including Vikings' offensive rhythm
The Vikings travel to Seattle for their second preseason game on Friday night, making their final trip out of Minnesota until Sept. 17. Star Tribune August 17, 2017

Sherels: Surviving and thriving as a little man on Vikings special teams
Marcus Sherels’ strength as a punt returner is visible. He’s quick, faster than advertised and exerts no wasted movements. Some of his other skills defy logic, though. Star Tribune August 17, 2017

Vikings' kicker duel is neck-and-neck between Kai Forbath, Marshall Koehn
Marshall Koehn has the stronger leg, Kai Forbath the experience. Star Tribune August 17, 2017

Several Vikings starters still sidelined
It was another day of walking wounded at Vikings camp Wednesday, not good news for a team two days away from preseason game No. 2. Star Tribune August 17, 2017

Hartman: Ex-Michigan star Gedeon excelling in Vikings linebacker battle
Ben Gedeon, a fourth-round pick out of Michigan, is quickly catching on at linebacker in Vikings camp and mounting a bid to make team at need position. Star Tribune August 17, 2017

Vikings QB Sam Bradford opens up on faith, trust and drowning out the intrigue
Two weeks ago, during an intense training camp practice, Vikings coach Zimmer challenged Sam Bradford to show more passion during a two-minute drill. The quarterback responded by inadvertently shoving his boss to the turf after threading a delicate touchdown pass to wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Pioneer Press August 16, 2017

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer says Mackensie Alexander has ‘done good’
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was direct when asked why cornerback Mackensie Alexander has improved this season. “He listens,” Zimmer said Wednesday. Pioneer Press August 16, 2017

Vikings could be without 2 offensive line starters Friday vs. Seahawks
The Vikings opened the preseason with one starter out on the offensive line. Now, they could be down two. Pioneer Press August 16, 2017

Vikings plan to watch full preseason before making special teams decisions
When Vikings rookie Marshall Koehn lined up for a 58-yard field-goal attempt in practice this week, it was a chance to make a statement. Pioneer Press August 16, 2017

Craig: Is this a here-we-go-again scenario for Vikings offensive line?
At this point, one has to wonder if the starting five will get any game time together before the Sept. 11 regular-season opener against the Saints. Star Tribune August 16, 2017

Vikings' Murray still sidelined by ankle, says 'I'm not holding back'
The right ankle surgery that Latavius Murray had in March, with a view toward returning during training camp, kept him on the physically-unable-to-perform list until the Vikings' final two days in Mankato. Star Tribune August 16, 2017

Projecting the Vikings' 53-man roster less than a month before the 2017 opener
Plenty of questions remain on the Vikings roster with three preseason games to be played in the next two weeks. But some roster decisions are taking shape. Star Tribune August 16, 2017

Treadwell: ‘The fans, they’ll see it over this year’
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell detailed what went wrong in his rookie season and is looking forward to proving to everyone what he can do. Viking Update August 16, 2017

Bradford says he embraces the preseason blitz
Despite being sacked twice in the Minnesota Vikings’ first two possessions last Thursday, Sam Bradford said it’s good to get a look at blitzes in the preseason. Viking Update August 16, 2017

Are preseason games important to Zim?
Mike Zimmer is conflicted about preseason games. Is winning important and how should evaluating starters be weighed against potential injury? Viking Update August 16, 2017

Mackensie Alexander’s growth tied to being coachable
According to Mike Zimmer, the biggest difference between 2016 Mackensie Alexander and the 2017 version is simple. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 16, 2017

Rodney Adams working to become more than just a playmaker
At the University of South Florida, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Rodney Adams’ route tree was pretty simple: Either run a screen or a “Go” route. That’s about it, save for the occasional hitch. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 16, 2017

Vikings' Treadwell concedes past weakness: 'I didn't know how to win'
Treadwell, who caught only one pass and was targeted only three times last year, said his underwhelming rookie year was a result of relying too much on his talent, rather than refining his technique. Star Tribune August 15, 2017

How much will Vikings starters play? Zimmer weighing the variables
For Friday night's game in Seattle, coach Mike Zimmer said he’s thought about forgoing a prescribed snap count to instead wait for a successful drive to pull his first unit. Star Tribune August 15, 2017

Vikings: Treadwell returns to practice, Boone out with apparent knee injury
The left side of the Vikings’ offensive line is down another man. Left guard Alex Boone did not practice Tuesday for the second straight workout after missing Sunday’s practice. His left knee was wrapped in a bandage when he left after stretching. Pioneer Press August 15, 2017

Vikings RB Latavius Murray staying patient: ‘There’s nothing I’m not able to do’
Latavius Murray’s priority is to fully recover from March ankle surgery so the enigmatic Vikings running back can be in top shape for his new coaches and teammates to fully appreciate him. Pioneer Press August 15, 2017

Mike Zimmer speaks on playing starters rest of preseason
Mike Zimmer is unsure of how to use his starters the rest of the preseason. Viking Update August 15, 2017

Murray holding out hope for preseason action
Latavius Murray hasn’t even gone through a full practice yet with the Minnesota Vikings, but he’s anxious to get into a game as soon as he is allowed. Viking Update August 15, 2017

Report: Tramaine Brock drawing interest from Vikings
Tramaine Brock has had an eventful offseason with domestic violence allegations swirling, which led to his release from the San Francisco 49ers. Now that he is a free agent, it appears a few NFL teams have interest. Viking Update August 15, 2017

Tashawn Bower, Eric Wilson make PFF Preseason Week 1 team
Minnesota Vikings undrafted rookies Tashawn Bower and Eric Wilson are drawing major praise for their Week 1 performances. Viking Update August 15, 2017

Vikings plant their flag on defense
In an era built to have offenses succeed in the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings have gone all-in on their defense. Viking Update August 15, 2017

Vikings GM Spielman: Dalvin Cook is a ‘complete back’
Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman joined Pro Football Talk Live on Tuesday to talk about the team’s offseason. At the center of the conversation was running back Dalvin Cook, who Spielman praised for showing an all-around skill set in training camp. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 15, 2017

With Cook surging, Murray is anxious to show the Vikings what he can do
Rookie running back Dalvin Cook has impressed the Minnesota Vikings’ coaches and players during training camp and his first preseason game, leaving everyone to wonder where free agent signee Latavius Murray fits in now. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 15, 2017

Preseason matchup vs. Seattle will carry weight in O-line battle
The results of preseason games don’t matter, but the individual performances do. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 15, 2017

Behind Rudolph, Vikings tight end group still taking shape
Kyle Rudolph is still in his 20s, but he probably feels ancient compared to the rest of the Minnesota Vikings’ tight ends. Rudolph has played more NFL games than all the others in his position group have taken snaps – combined. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 15, 2017

With speed to burn, Coley showing Vikings his value
It took Stacy Coley just a handful of plays to flash what makes him special as a receiver and return man. Star Tribune August 14, 2017

With Vikings offense sputtering, punter battle could be a big deal
The goal of this competition is to identify someone who will offer more consistency than Jeff Locke offered the past four seasons. (That bar isn’t high.) Star Tribune August 14, 2017

Vikings’ Nick Easton, Pat Elflein in ‘a battle’ for starting spot at center
The Vikings soon will anoint a center for the future. When the team moved 35-year-old Joe Berger, the primary center the past two seasons, to right guard, it signified a commitment to a young player taking over the position for perhaps years to come. But will that player be third-year player Nick Easton or rookie Pat Elflein? Pioneer Press August 14, 2017