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Minnesota 4-2-0
Green Bay 4-2-0
Detroit 3-3-0
Chicago 2-4-0


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

Oct. 17-18 – Fall League Meeting, New York, New York.

Oct. 22 – NFL London Series, Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams, Twickenham Stadium.

Oct. 29 – NFL London Series, Minnesota Vikings vs. Cleveland Browns, Twickenham Stadium.

Oct. 31 – All trading ends for 2017 at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

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Current News

Vikings know Ravens get (and give) their share of turnovers
The Vikings turned the ball over twice and won against the Packers on Sunday, marking the first time they’ve done both in a game this season. Star Tribune October 19, 2017

Victories over Packers, Bears improve Vikings' chances to win division
Beating the Packers and Bears, tight end Kyle Rudolph said, jump-started the Vikings' quest for another NFC North title. Star Tribune October 19, 2017

Mike Zimmer on Teddy Bridgewater's return: 'We still don't know where it's going to go'
Before quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suited up for his first practice in nearly 14 months on Wednesday, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer wanted to temper expectations. Star Tribune October 18, 2017

All eyes on Teddy Bridgewater in Vikings practice, but entire quarterback situation worth watching
Teddy Bridgewater used virtual reality technology and sat in on all Vikings' quarterbacks meetings to keep up. Star Tribune October 18, 2017

QB Kyle Sloter confident would ‘have a job’ if waived by Vikings
If the Vikings were to waive quarterback Kyle Sloter to create room on the roster for Teddy Bridgewater, the rookie is confident he would find a job. Pioneer Press October 18, 2017

Vikings’ ‘high level’ of play equal parts offense, defense
Tight end Kyle Rudolph said the Vikings have discovered a winning formula on offense, part of which is doing no harm to their stingy defense. “We just try not to screw it up for those guys,” Rudolph said Wednesday. “They’re pretty good on that side of the ball.” Pioneer Press October 18, 2017

Players rave about Teddy Bridgewater’s first practice, but coach Mike Zimmer tempers expectations
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returned to practice Wednesday after a 14-month absence, and head coach Mike Zimmer sought to temper expectations. Pioneer Press October 18, 2017

Diggs, Floyd injuries offer prove-it chance for Treadwell
Back in August, Laquon Treadwell held court following a training camp practice, telling several reporters that he’d seen the light. He’d learned from stars Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen how to “win” against NFL corners and spent this offseason focusing on technique and route running. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 18, 2017

Vikings, Ravens both missing key starters in Wednesday’s practice
Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens is shaping up to be a matter of which team’s second string is stronger. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 18, 2017

Teddy Bridgewater returns to practice, Sam Bradford still absent
It’s been nearly 14 months since Teddy Bridgewater has stepped on the field at Winter Park for a real practice. On Wednesday, he was back. No longer is Bridgewater forced to work out on the side or run through the practice script after his teammates are all off the field. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 18, 2017

Zimmer, Harbaugh both enduring rollercoaster seasons
Every team in the NFL goes through injuries and the ups and downs of a regular season, but the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens are at the top of the list of teams that have face peaks and valleys. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 18, 2017

Zimmer preaches patience with Bridgewater
Mike Zimmer is probably at the top of the list of people thrilled to see Teddy Bridgewater back on the practice field, but the Minnesota Vikings’ head coach emphasized Wednesday that his quarterback has hurdles remaining before he can get back under center in a game. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 18, 2017

VIDEO: Bridgewater returns to practice
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater returned to practice 13 months after a devastating knee injury. Viking Update October 18, 2017

Vikings start week without 4 starters practicing
The Minnesota Vikings started their practice week for the Baltimore Ravens without four starters, three on offense and one on defense. Viking Update October 18, 2017

Zimmer preaches patience on Bridgewater’s return
Teddy Bridgewater is practicing Wednesday for the first time in 13 months, but the Minnesota Vikings will take it slow with him. Viking Update October 18, 2017

Lessons learned from the past?
A year ago today, the Minnesota Vikings were coming off their bye week as the NFL's lone unbeaten team. A year later, the Vikings would be wise to learn from mistakes of 2016. Viking Update October 18, 2017

Early Look: Ravens at Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings (4-2) will look to even the series record with the Baltimore Ravens (3-3), who are up in the series 3-2 and have won three of the past four. The last meeting between the two teams, however, came about a month before Mike Zimmer was named head coach of the Vikings and was a 29-26 win in Baltimore. Viking Update October 18, 2017

He's back?! Take a deep breath everyone, Teddy Bridgewater doesn't need to rush to playing field
It's great that Teddy Bridgewater is back, but let's keep his potential contribution, if any, in perspective. Star Tribune October 17, 2017

Vikings film review: Strong DT play helped stunt Packers' start before Aaron Rodgers injury
Linval Joseph and Tom Johnson were disrupting Green Bay's offense Sunday in the opening minutes of the game before Aaron Rodgers got hurt. Here's what they did. Star Tribune October 17, 2017

Plenty to celebrate for Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon
When the NFL relaxed its rules on touchdown celebrations last spring, Jerick McKinnon vowed to “come up with something.” It seemed a bit presumptuous at the time. In his first three seasons, the Vikings running back had scored just seven touchdowns. Pioneer Press October 17, 2017

Vikings in control, but not getting ahead of themselves
The Minnesota Vikings are back on top of the NFC North. They've been here before, as a recently as last year, and are trying to remain focused on the week-to-week grind. Viking Update October 17, 2017

Film review: Play-actions and personnel packages driving Vikings passing game
For a team that’s been missing its quarterback for all but six quarters of the season, the Minnesota Vikings have had pretty impressive production in the passing game. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 17, 2017

Not everyone is satisfied with Vikings' run game in closing minutes vs. Packers
Offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles had a bad taste in his mouth after Sunday’s win against the Packers. Why? After all, the Vikings rushed for more than 100 yards for the fourth time this season. Star Tribune October 16, 2017

Teddy Bridgewater cleared for practice; Vikings plan to bring him along slowly
Teddy Bridgewater's long recovery from a serious knee injury takes positive turn now that he's cleared to practice. Star Tribune October 16, 2017

Reborn as a Cardinal? A look at Adrian Peterson's Arizona debut
After being unwanted in Minnesota and mostly unused in New Orleans, Adrian Peterson got another chance to be a big deal on Sunday when he made his debut with the Arizona Cardinals, who'd acquired him earlier in the week in a  trade with the Saints for a sixth-round draft choice. Star Tribune October 16, 2017

Add Teddy Bridgewater, and Vikings have interesting QB mix
The smart money would be on Case Keenum starting Sunday against the Ravens. But this being the Vikings, nothing is certain and things are about to get a lot more interesting. Star Tribune October 16, 2017

McKinnon on Bridgewater's return, Vikings' run game
Running back Jerick McKinnon talks about quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's being cleared for practice and the Vikings' run game. Star Tribune October 16, 2017

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater to return to practice Wednesday
For the first time since tearing his ACL in August 2016, Teddy Bridgewater will be back on the practice field this week. The 24-year-old Vikings quarterback was cleared by a doctor Monday, and coach Mike Zimmer said he will practice Wednesday. Pioneer Press October 16, 2017

Zimmer: Teddy is ready, ‘it’s great’
Teddy Bridgewater will start practicing for the Minnesota Vikings this week, head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed. Viking Update October 16, 2017

Vikings, Packers disagree about hit on Rodgers
While Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer maintains that the hit on Aaron Rodgers wasn’t dirty, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy called it an “illegal act.” Viking Update October 16, 2017

Balance of power in NFC North takes seismic shift
The Minnesota Vikings may have tipped the balance of power in the NFC North with the hit by Anthony Barr that broke Aaron Rodgers' collarbone and has Green Bay scrambling. Viking Update October 16, 2017

Bridgewater reportedly gets surgeon’s clearance
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater reportedly received clearance from his surgeon to return to practice, but team still hasn’t commented. Viking Update October 16, 2017

Counting snaps: Nickel became full-time defense
The Minnesota Vikings spent the entire game against the Green Bay Packers in the nickel defense. Viking Update October 16, 2017

Jerick McKinnon says Teddy Bridgewater makes teammates ‘feel like he’s with us’
After more than a year of recovering from an injury that nearly cost him his leg, Teddy Bridgewater returns to practice with the Minnesota Vikings. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 16, 2017

Explaining the Vikings’ defensive success in 9 stats
The Minnesota Vikings’ defenses have ranked among the best in the NFL over the last two seasons, so it should come as no shock that the Vikings are among the best in the league again. How good have they been? Let’s have a look at nine stats that tell the story… 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 16, 2017

Zimmer announces Bridgewater will practice this week
Teddy Bridgewater will be back at practice with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, head coach Mike Zimmer announced Monday. His return will mark the first practice since Bridgewater suffered a severe knee injury last August. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 16, 2017

Why everyone believes in Teddy Bridgewater
Editor’s note: This article was published May 19. With news of Bridgewater being cleared to practice, we are sharing it again. Enjoy… 1500 ESPN Twin Cities October 16, 2017

Teddy Bridgewater will be joining Vikings at practice this Wednesday
After being cleared Monday morning by his surgeon, Teddy Bridgewater is set to join the Minnesota Vikings back at practice this coming Wednesday. October 16, 2017

THE MORNING AFTER: 5 Glaring observations from the win over the Packers
Below are FIVE glaring observations stemming from the Vikings 23-10 win over the Packers on Sunday... October 16, 2017

Vikings knock out Aaron Rodgers, Packers in 23-10 win
The Vikings and Packers both now have to trudge through the season with quarterback issues. Star Tribune October 15, 2017

Vikings' five extra points: Case Keenum is fearless, Mike Zimmer is lucky
Case Keenum with only one interception in 159 attempts is hard to believe. He plays with a fearlessness that would suggest more mishaps than the one he threw in Sunday’s 23-10 victory over the Packers. Star Tribune October 15, 2017

With Aaron Rodgers out, Vikings defense sticks to plan
The Vikings have had their share of injuries, losing running back Dalvin Cook for the season and missing quarterback Sam Bradford for much of it — and that’s coming off last season, when QB Teddy Bridgewater missed the whole year after suffering a preseason knee injury. Star Tribune October 15, 2017

Laquon Treadwell's one-handed grab gives both Vikings and Packers something to gab about
Before Laquon Treadwell dropped jaws of fans and players alike with his stunning one-handed catch, the Vikings receiver hyped up his sideline without touching the ball during Sunday’s 23-10 win against the Packers. Star Tribune October 15, 2017

Jerick McKinnon's fumbles cloud another standout performance for Vikings
Between Jerick McKinnon’s two touchdowns during Sunday’s 23-10 victory against the Packers, a troubling trend continued to haunt him. “It’s been eating me alive,” McKinnon said. Star Tribune October 15, 2017

Vikings dispense of Aaron Rodgers, NFL's most indispensable player, and it changes everything
Suddenly, the Packers are forced to play with an inexperienced quarterback while the Vikings have options under center. The NFC North division seems to tilt in the Vikings' favor. Star Tribune October 15, 2017

Vikings show rare safety depth to match Harrison Smith's dominance
Harrison Smith played lights out against the Packers, and he was far from alone in that regard. Star Tribune October 15, 2017

Keenum gets win in first game against Packers
Vikings quarterback Case Keenum on Sunday notched a win in his first game playing the rival Packers. Star Tribune October 15, 2017

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffers broken collarbone, season in jeopardy
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of Sunday’s game during his fourth pass, when Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr hit him shortly after he threw. Star Tribune October 15, 2017

Vikings game balls: Defense stands tall in win over Packers
A full-extension interception was the highlight in a day that also included a sack, five tackles and a tackle for loss. Star Tribune October 15, 2017