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NFCN  Standings
Chicago 12-4-0
Minnesota 8-7-1
Green Bay 6-9-1
Detroit 6-10-0


2018 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/11 @ Denver 8 PM
8/18 Jacksonville 12 PM
8/24 Seattle 7 PM
8/30 @ Tennessee 7 PM
2018 Regular Season Schedule
9/9 San Francisco 12 PM
9/16 @ Green Bay 12 PM
9/23 Buffalo 12 PM
9/27 @ Los Angles 7:20 PM
10/7 @ Philadelphia 3:25 PM
10/14 Arizona 12 PM
10/21 @ NY Jets 12 PM
10/28 New Orleans 7:20 PM
11/4 Detroit 12 PM
11/11 Bye N/A
11/18 @ Chicago 7:20 PM
11/25 Green Bay 7:20 PM
12/2 @ New England 3:25 PM
12/10 @ Seattle 7:15 PM
12/16 Miami 12 PM
12/23 @ Detroit 12 PM
12/30 Chicago 3:25 PM


NFL Calendar

 March 24-27: League meetings, where owners start voting on new rule proposals, in Phoenix. Last year, the new catch rule was approved unanimously.

April 1 Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2018 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

April 15 Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 19 Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

April 24 Deadline for prior club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.

April 25-27 NFL Draft, Nashville, Tennessee.

The Kansas Viking

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Current News

Dan Bailey Looking Forward to Full Offseason with Vikings
Dan Bailey is ready for the sense of normalcy that can be built by a kicker with a full offseason program. March 22, 2019

Vikings hosting former Jaguars lineman Tyler Shatley on visit
After signing Josh Kline to a three-year deal on Wednesday, the Vikings are back on the hunt for affordable offensive linemen. Star Tribune March 22, 2019

Vikings kicker Dan Bailey focused on accuracy after up-and-down season
After taking a pay cut following an up-and-down season, Vikings kicker Dan Bailey is determined to bounce back. Pioneer Press March 22, 2019

Vikings visit with center Tyler Shatley, but still looking at re-signing Brett Jones
The Vikings took a look at free-agent center Tyler Shatley on Friday, but Brett Jones remains a player they might re-sign. Pioneer Press March 22, 2019

Projecting the possible offensive starting lineup in 2019
The Minnesota Vikings had some issues defensively early in the season in 2018 that hurt them, but the story of their 8-7-1 campaign this past year had to do with an offensive attack that was inconsistent and without and identity and a complete lack of consistent protection for the quarterback. 24/7 Sports March 22, 2019

Bailey returns with some stability, some changes
Dan Bailey said throughout his first season with the Minnesota Vikings that a full offseason and more time working his long snapper and holder would help. 24/7 Sports March 22, 2019

New Guard Josh Kline Comfortable with Outdoors, Outside Zone
The newest addition to the Vikings offensive line is an outdoorsman who is ready to get rolling in Minnesota’s outside-zone running scheme. March 21, 2019

Source: Longtime Vikings returner Marcus Sherels agrees to deal with Saints
It seemed Marcus Sherels would be on the Vikings roster forever, but the day came Thursday when his nine-year run ended. Star Tribune March 21, 2019

Is it time for the Vikings to trust Kyle Sloter as the backup QB?
For what it’s worth, Kirk Cousins seems pretty comfortable with Sloter. He posted a picture on Instagram of the two of them working out together last week. Star Tribune March 21, 2019

Marcus Sherels joins Saints after Vikings don’t extend contract offer
After nine seasons, Marcus Sherels is leaving the Vikings. The free-agent cornerback and return specialist confirmed by text Thursday that he will sign with the New Orleans Saints. Previously, a source had told the Pioneer Press he will sign a one-year deal. Pioneer Press March 21, 2019

Vikings guard Josh Kline primed to extend 46-game starting streak
Dogged by injuries on the offensive line the past few years, the Vikings now have an iron man up front. Pioneer Press March 21, 2019

Kirk Cousins named one of NFL's 20 most overpaid players
Kirk Cousins continues to be the Minnesota Vikings' largest lightning rod for criticism heading into the second season of his three-year, fully-guaranteed $84 million contract. That cricism continues via USA Today, who named Cousins as the third-most overpaid in the entire league heading into 2019. 24/7 Sports March 21, 2019

Kyle Sloter says he's 'more than ready' to backup Kirk Cousins
Kyle Sloter has seen the reports that the Minnesota Vikings are in the market for a backup quarterback behind Kirk Cousins, but he wants to make it very clear that he feels as if he is ready for the job heading into his third season in the NFL. 24/7 Sports March 21, 2019

Josh Kline is the ‘scheme fit’ linemen the Vikings were looking for
When Nick Easton received a sizable offer from the New Orleans Saints that his former team couldn’t match, the Minnesota Vikings went on the hunt for a starting guard who could fit in with Gary Kubiak and Kevin Stefanski’s scheme. March 21, 2019

Vikings sign guard Josh Kline to three-year, $15.75 million contract
The Vikings in free agency finally brought in some help for their much-maligned offensive line. Pioneer Press March 20, 2019

Free agent Trevor Siemian leaves Vikings for one-year, $2 million deal with Jets
After spending last season with the Vikings, quarterback Trevor Siemian on Wednesday signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets. Pioneer Press March 20, 2019

Minnesota Vikings sign OL Josh Kline
Josh Kline is heading to the Twin Cities to help bolster the Minnesota Vikings offensive line, the team announced on Wednesday after he concluded a two-day visit. The offensive guard is heading to the organization on a three-year deal worth $15.75 million total, according to multiple media reports. 24/7 Sports March 20, 2019

Are the Vikings set at running back?
If you haven’t heard, here’s some breaking news for you: The Minnesota Vikings don’t have a whole lotta cap space. March 20, 2019

Rick Spielman, Vikings playing with fire given their offseason so far
This April, the GM needs to draft an offensive lineman or two who are capable of starting. Will he or not? Star Tribune March 20, 2019

Vikings hosting Josh Kline on free-agent visit
As the Vikings sort through their options to help their offensive line, they brought in former Titans guard Josh Kline for a free-agent visit Tuesday. Star Tribune March 19, 2019

Vikings lock up kicker Dan Bailey, bring in free-agent guard Josh Kline for visit
The Vikings locked up kicker Dan Bailey on Tuesday, and it didn’t cost them much of their precious cap room. Pioneer Press March 19, 2019

Report: Minnesota Vikings to re-sign Dan Bailey
Dan Bailey has had a bit of a rough go of it the last few seasons, but one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history is back with the team that gave him a shot to continue his career last season. First reported by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Bailey has agreed to re-sign in Minnesota on a one year deal that pays $1 million with a max of $2 million factoring in incentives. 24/7 Sports March 19, 2019

Vikings moves suggest they think they can repeat '17 success
The Minnesota Vikings came into this offseason needing to shake things up after a disappointing 2018 season with a missed postseason and record of 8-7-1, and really, a disappointing end to the 2017 season as well by being blown out by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game. 24/7 Sports March 19, 2019

How should Vikings fill their open backup QB spot?
Among the needs remaining for the Minnesota Vikings, backup quarterback is well below guard and kicker on the list. But Vikings fans would know as well as any in the NFL that backup QBs can save a season. So what should the Vikings do behind Kirk Cousins? Their options are pretty limited. Let’s have a look at a few… March 19, 2019

Abdullah on Staying in Minnesota: ‘I Didn’t Really Want to be Anywhere Else’
When presented the opportunity, returning to Minnesota was an easy decision for Ameer Abdullah. March 18, 2019

Vikings re-sign Abdullah; Sendejo and Compton headed to new teams
Ameer Abdullah first arrived in Minnesota in November, but seven weeks on the Vikings was enough to convince both sides to a one-year commitment on Monday. Star Tribune March 18, 2019

Vikings clearly relying on coaching to improve offensive line
The Vikings find themselves with plenty of offensive line needs but limited cap space in an offseason when a lot of linemen are getting paid. Star Tribune March 18, 2019

How much better do the Vikings have to be to compete for the Super Bowl?
Since the beginning of the Mike Zimmer era in Minnesota, the Vikings have been a defense-first team. March 18, 2019

Vikings re-sign RB Ameer Abdullah; guard Tom Compton joins Jets
The Vikings on Monday re-signed the running back to a one-year contract. Abdullah, who joined Minnesota for the final seven games last season after being claimed off waivers from Detroit, became the primary kickoff returner but didn’t have a rushing attempt. Pioneer Press March 18, 2019

Free agent Nick Easton leaves Vikings for four-year, $24 million deal with Saints
Free-agent offensive lineman Nick Easton is leaving the Vikings to sign with the New Orleans Saints. Pioneer Press March 17, 2019

Nick Easton to sign with New Orleans Saints
Nick Easton is now off the table for the Minnesota Vikings as a potential starting option on the offensive line. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the former Vikings guard is signing a four-year, $24 million deal to join the New Orleans Saints. 24/7 Sports March 17, 2019

With Easton off the market, here are the best remaining O-line free agents
Since the opening of free agency, it appeared the Minnesota Vikings were on track to retain guard Nick Easton, who was a solid piece of the offensive line in 2017 and missed last season due to injury. March 17, 2019