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2019 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/09 @ New Orleans 7 PM
8/18 Seattle 7 PM
8/24 Arizona 12 PM
8/29 @ Buffalo 6:30 PM
2019 Regular Season Schedule
9/08 Alanta 12 PM
9/15 @ Green Bay 12 PM
9/22 Oakland 12 PM
9/29 @ Chicago 3:25 PM
10/06 @ NY Giants 12 PM
10/13 Philadelphia 12 PM
10/20 @ Detroit 12 PM
10/24 Washington 7:20 PM
11/03 @ Kansas City 12 PM
11/10 @Dallas 7:20 PM
11/17 Denver 12 PM
11/24 Bye N/A
12/02 @ Seattle 7:15 PM
12/08 Detroit 12 PM
12/15 @ LA Chargers 3:05 PM
12/23 Green Bay 7:15 PM
12/29 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar

Dec. 12 League Meeting, Las Colinas, Texas.

Dec. 29 Week 17.

Dec. 30 Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2017 NFL Draft or any undrafted rookie signed in 2018. 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 2017 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after December 30, 2019, but prior to May 5, 2020.

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Current News

Action Reaction: Physical Lines Help Vikings on Short Week vs. Lions
The Vikings returned from Seattle at 4 a.m. Tuesday with bleary eyes and sore muscles. December 8, 2019

5 Takeaways: Vikings Remain Perfect at Home, Use Rotation at Cornerback
The Vikings have now played six home games in 2019, and have delivered blowouts, a come-from-behind victory and a couple of grind-it-out wins. December 8, 2019

Dalvin Cook Shows Toughness, Helps Establish Vikings Run Game Against Lions
Dalvin Cook delivered on his promise. After leaving Monday night’s game at Seattle in the third quarter with an injury, Cook vowed he would be good to go on Sunday. December 8, 2019

Vikings Tame Lions with Wire-to-Wire Win
The Vikings opened the fourth quarter of the 2019 season by taming the Lions for the better part of four quarters on Sunday in a 20-7 victory. December 8, 2019

Game Highlights: Vikings 20, Lions 7
The Vikings are back on track. Minnesota defeated the Detroit Lions 20-7 at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. View some of the best game highlights from Sunday's victory at U.S. Bank Stadium. December 8, 2019

Danielle Hunter Becomes Youngest Player in NFL History to Reach 50 Career Sacks
Danielle Hunter has set another NFL record. This time, the Vikings 25-year-old defensive end has become the youngest player in NFL history to reach 50 career sacks. December 8, 2019

Mark Craig's Extra Points: Garrett Bradbury catches a pass for Vikings
Kirk Cousins had seen the names of 11 Vikings he completed passes to when he spotted center Garrett Bradbury in the cold tub after Sunday’s 20-7 win over the Lions. Star Tribune December 8, 2019

Injured Vikings running back Dalvin Cook gets full work load
Despite a painful shoulder malady, he got a lot of carries until sitting out the final quarter. Star Tribune December 8, 2019

Vikings' Danielle Hunter quietly, respectfully appreciates the history
Danielle Hunter's three sacks Sunday made him the youngest in NFL annals to reach 50. Star Tribune December 8, 2019

Coach Mike Zimmer praises the Vikings' defense against the Lions
A late Lions score in the fourth quarter was the only blemish for the Vikings' defense, which had struggled recently. Star Tribune December 8, 2019

Harrison Smith's interception helps Vikings extend takeaway streak
Andrew Sendejo also had a pick as the team got a turnover for the ninth consecutive game. Star Tribune December 8, 2019

Cornerback rotation helps Vikings defense return to form
Mike Hughes, Xavier Rhodes and Trey Waynes were used in sequence against the Lions on Sunday. Star Tribune December 8, 2019

Vikings handle Lions 20-7 for ninth victory of season
Kirk Cousins threw for 242 yards and the Vikings defense shut down Lions rookie QB David Blough. Star Tribune December 8, 2019

Eleven Vikings catch passes vs. Lions, including center Garrett Bradbury
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins spread the ball around Sunday to 11 different receivers. But he hadn’t figured on his center being one of them. Pioneer Press December 8, 2019

Dalvin Cook does a lot of things for Vikings. Against Lions, he showed his toughness
When Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked after Sunday’s game about Dalvin Cook, he used the word “tough” four times. Pioneer Press December 8, 2019

Vikings fullback C.J. Ham honors his mom with custom-designed cleats
Vikings fullback C.J. Ham took care of his responsibilities at halftime Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, then rushed back onto the field a little earlier than usual. Pioneer Press December 8, 2019

Harrison Smith says this is how the Vikings defense needs to play
Safety Harrison Smith wasted no time letting Detroit Lions rookie quarterback David Blough know he and his fellow Vikings would be tormenting him the entire game. Pioneer Press December 8, 2019

Vikings rotated cornerbacks against Lions. Will we see more of that?
After last week’s a frustrating loss to the Seattle Seahawks, when the Vikings seemilngly couldn’t stop a nosebleed, critics piled on to comment about the demise of Mike Zimmer’s vaunted defense. Especially in the secondary. Pioneer Press December 8, 2019

For Vikings’ Danielle Hunter, three more sacks add up to an NFL record
Danielle Hunter doesn’t like to brag, so his teammates brag for him. “He’s a (expletive) beast,” middle linebacker Eric Kendricks said. “I’m proud of that guy.” Pioneer Press December 8, 2019

Bob Sansevere: Vikings are good, but maybe not quite good enough
What is special about the Vikings? Truth is, nothing. Pioneer Press December 8, 2019

Vikings defense steps up in 20-7 win over Detroit
The Vikings’ defense is back. After an ugly defensive showing in last Monday’s 37-30 loss at Seattle, Minnesota dominated the Detroit Lions 20-7 on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Pioneer Press December 8, 2019

Vikings defenders take pride in Danielle Hunter’s success
If you have watched enough Minnesota Vikings football, you know when the opposing team lines up a tight end across from Danielle Hunter, it’s over. Just write down another sack. December 8, 2019

Vikings Tidbits: Struggling Xavier Rhodes now part of cornerback rotation
Mike Zimmer went out of his way to defend Xavier Rhodes after the veteran cornerback had another rough game in Seattle on Monday night, but the Vikings coach clearly is concerned about Rhodes’ declining play. December 8, 2019

Zulgad: Hollow victory: Vikings’ win over woeful Lions tells us nothing
The Vikings came away from last Monday night’s loss at Seattle facing a variety of questions. December 8, 2019

After Sunday’s game, Vikings fans should root for Lions to keep coach
The Minnesota Vikings should hope Matt Patricia stays in Detroit for a long, long time. December 8, 2019

With six seasons as an NFL head coach, Vikings' Mike Zimmer is comfortable in his own shoes
NFL head coaches come and go, but Mike Zimmer soldiers on. Star Tribune December 8, 2019

Vikings defense has gone missing
The Vikings' defense is in decline because of some of their best and highest-paid players are on the downside of their careers or hampered by injuries. Star Tribune December 7, 2019

Kirk Cousins' season could be a historic one for the Vikings quarterback
Kirk Cousins' 111.9 rating ranks second in the NFL behind Ryan Tannehill, who has played just eight games. But that mark would be the highest in Vikings history, a record set in 2004 by Daunte Culpepper. Star Tribune December 7, 2019

Vikings' rookie class is most influential in years
No first-year class in years has contributed like this. Star Tribune December 7, 2019

When did the Vikings’ rookies no longer feel like rookies?
When we have reached the final quarter of the NFL season, there’s a coaching cliche that gets thrown around regularly about young players: “They aren’t rookies anymore.” December 7, 2019

Vikings start division home slate against reeling Lions
The Minnesota Vikings brought back little to show from a trip to one of the toughest places to play in the NFL. Other than additional injuries to important players and perhaps some pride in a fourth-quarter rally in Seattle that fell a bit short, that is. December 6, 2019

With Thielen likely out again, should Vikings tweak Diggs’ role?
Stefon Diggs has been one of the NFL’s best deep-threat receivers this season. December 6, 2019

Thielen Doubtful, Reiff Questionable | Final Vikings-Lions Injury Report
The Vikings on Friday announced that WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium. December 6, 2019

The Skinny Post: Vikings Ready for 1st Divisional Home Game
Welcome to the final quarter of the 2019 season. The Vikings sit at 8-4 and are in position to make the playoffs, but it remains to be seen whether they do so as a division champion or a Wild Card team. December 6, 2019

Lunchbreak: Cousins Facing ‘Scrumptious Matchup’ with Lions Defense’s quarterback rankings for the week are up, and Kirk Cousins landed at No. 7 overall. The rankings are compiled by Ali Bhanpuri, Gennaro Filice, Tom Blair and Dan Parr; each analyst weighs in, and their rankings are averaged to create the final list. December 6, 2019