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NFCN Standings
Minnesota 11-5-0
Green Bay 10-6-0
Detroit 7-9-0
Chicago 6-10-0


2015 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/09 Pittsburgh 7 PM
8/15  Tampa Bay 7 PM
8/22 Oakland 7 PM
8/29 @ Dallas 6 PM
9/03 @ Tennessee 7 PM
2015 Regular Season Schedule
9/14 @ San Francisco 9:20 PM
9/20 Detroit 12 PM
9/27 San Diego 12 PM
10/4 @ Denver 3:25 PM
10/11 Bye N/A
10/18 Kansas City 12 PM
10/25 @ Detroit 12 PM
11/1 @ Chicago 12 PM
11/8 St. Louis 12 PM
11/15 @ Oakland 3:05 PM
11/22 Green Bay 3:25 PM
11/29 @ Atlanta 12 PM
12/6 Seattle 12 PM
12/10 @ Arizona 7:25 PM
12/20 Chicago 12 PM
12/27 NY Giants 7:30 PM
1/3 @ Green Bay 7:30 PM


Important NFL Dates

Feb. 7: Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Feb. 22: First day for clubs to designate franchise or transition players.

Feb. 23-29: Combine timing and testing at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

March 7: Prior to 4 p.m. ET, deadline for clubs to designate franchise or transition players.

2016 Viking Opponents

Home opponents (*playoff team): Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers*, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Houston Texans*, Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals*.

Away opponents (*playoff team): Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers*, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins*, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers.*

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Current News

Vikings' owner Mark Wilf: 'We're on to next year'
Twenty-six days after the sucker-punch finish to his team’s season, Vikings owner and President Mark Wilf was channeling his inner Bill Belichick when he declared “we’re on to next season” during a press conference. Star Tribune February 5, 2016

Tom Powers: Much has changed since Super Bowl was last here
It’s almost time to get out the togas. That annual orgy of wretched excess, brought to you by the NFL ownership cabal, is just two years away from our humble tundra. Pioneer Press February 5, 2016

CTE claims Fred McNeill, another Minnesota Vikings victim
Former Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill died in November and his autopsy confirmed that he suffered from CTE. Viking Update February 5, 2016

Sharrif Floyd shares his experiences to help foster children growing up
With the help of a few current and former NFL players, an important cause will be brought to the league’s brightest lights during Sunday’s pregame coverage of Super Bowl 50. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 5, 2016

Let's Be Real, Are The Vikings Close To Winning A Super Bowl?
Despite what some current Vikings players seemed to think as the season came to an end, the Vikings were a long shot to make it to the big game this season. February 5, 2016

Versatile ex-Viking Joe Webb can't help but smile during Super Bowl week
Perhaps the happiest player in the league — Sorry, Cam — showed up a few minutes early for Carolina’s Super Bowl media access period on Wednesday. Yes, he was smiling. Star Tribune February 4, 2016

Stars don't align: Looking back at high school recruiting projections of current Vikings
Paul DePodesta helped find a new method of fielding a successful baseball team, and something immediately struck him upon diving into the NFL world. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 3, 2016

Minnesota Vikings have 90 percent of SBLs sold at U.S. Bank Stadium
The Vikings are about $10 million shy of their goal for seat licenses at U.S. Bank Stadium. Viking Update February 3, 2016

Jared Allen focused on Super Bowl, not potential retirement
Jared Allen was quickly accepted into a tight-knit team in Carolina, so he’s keeping his focus on the game, not the possibility that he could retire once it’s done. Viking Update February 3, 2016

Ryan Kalil gets Broncos scouting report from younger brother Matt
The Kalils aren’t quite as famous as the Mannings, but brothers Ryan and Matt do plan to follow Peyton and Ely’s lead and spend some time hanging out together at the Super Bowl. Star Tribune February 3, 2016

Vikings help provide laughs in newest 'Bad Lip Reading of the NFL' video
Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater appear in new spoof on bad lip reading. Star Tribune February 3, 2016

Loadholt 'on track' in recovery, not dwelling on uncertain status
Phil Loadholt, who is working his way back from a torn Achilles’ tendon, is optimistic he will be ready to participate in spring workouts. But will that be with the Vikings? Star Tribune February 2, 2016

Ex-Vikings DE Allen putting off retirement decision
With the Panthers favored to win Super Bowl 50 and defensive end Jared Allen practicing, as he says, “without limitations” in the foot he broke last month, the stage seems to be set for a magical ending to Allen’s decorated 12-year career. Star Tribune February 2, 2016

3 Minnesota Vikings prospects to like at Senior Bowl
Three positions of need stick out for the Vikings, so who might fit those needs among those at the Senior Bowl? Viking Update February 2, 2016

Former Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant recounts his Super Bowl era
Bud Grant doesn’t let his four Super Bowl losses consume him, saying “football is entertainment; it’s not life or death.” Viking Update February 2, 2016

Krammer: A little luck could go a long way for Vikings' offensive line
Weeks before Matt Kalil flipped a hat off a jeering fan’s head outside TCF Bank Stadium, former Vikings left guard Charlie Johnson was already answering for the struggling rapport, which was then three years in the making, between the two. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 2, 2016

Looking ahead: Assessing Vikings' options at safety next to Harrison Smith
Ninth of a position-by-position look at the Vikings with a focus on free agency, the draft and the 2016 season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 1, 2016

5 Pro Bowl Notes That Should Matter To Vikings Fans
It’s no secret, the NFL’s Pro Bowl is the laughing stock of all the “All-Star” games. While some of the best-of-the-best celebrations carry some weight, others carry none. February 1, 2016

Teddy Bridgewater, Harrison Smith have big days at Pro Bowl
Teddy Bridgewater threw two touchdowns and had a rating of 116.7 at the Pro Bowl while Harrison Smith had an interception. Viking Update February 1, 2016

How Vikings players fared in the Pro Bowl
A look at how the five Vikings played Sunday: Star Tribune January 31, 2016

Scoggins: Status quo won't do for Vikings coach Zimmer
Maybe Pat Shurmur will be here only a short time before moving to a higher-profile job elsewhere. Or maybe Mike Zimmer views him as a coordinator-in-waiting if the offense continues to struggle. Star Tribune January 31, 2016

Harrison Smith thrilled with fans in Hawaii
Vikings safety Harrison Smith got to see the behind-the-scenes value of the Pro Bowl in Hawaii and thought it was “awesome” to see a fan wearing his jersey. Viking Update January 31, 2016

Pro Bowl important for 4 young Minnesota Vikings
The Pro Bowl has become a joke of a game, but the selection for four young Vikings increases their bargaining power on their next contract. Viking Update January 31, 2016

Minnesota Vikings GM: Teddy Bridgewater will be ‘something special’
Vikings general manager believes Teddy Bridgewater will be “something special” in the future and touted the accomplishments of the 2015 draft class. Viking Update January 30, 2016

Time for Vikings to bring in competition for punter Locke?
For the second straight season, Vikings punter Jeff Locke saw his net punting average dip. He ranked 30th in the NFL with a 37.8-yard average. Star Tribune January 29, 2016

Can Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater join the VIP club of quarterbacks?
If getting to the Super Bowl is a measure of an elite quarterback, it’s been a difficult club to join in the last decade with all the multi-term board members. Viking Update January 29, 2016

Looking ahead: Attention turns to Trae Waynes at cornerback
Eighth of a position-by-position look at the Vikings with a focus on free agency, the draft and the 2016 season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 29, 2016

Vikings' GM: Teddy Bridgewater going to be 'something special' down the road
As the Vikings search the Senior Bowl this week for pieces of this year’s draft puzzle, they’re not going to be hung up on quarterbacks for a consecutive offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 29, 2016

Wells Fargo can keep signs up near Vikings stadium for now
The Vikings had argued the signs photo-bomb the adjacent U.S. Bank Stadium, violating a contract. But the team received some hope for success later. Star Tribune January 29, 2016

Minnesota Vikings scouting the Senior Bowl
Mike Zimmer and his coaches are busy evaluating more than 100 draft prospects this week. He talked about the process. Viking Update January 28, 2016

Looking ahead: Including Greenway, Vikings have four free agents at linebacker
Seventh of a position-by-position look at the Vikings with a focus on free agency, the draft and the 2016 season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 28, 2016

Mike Zimmer talks about the Vikings' hiring of Pat Shurmur
On Tuesday, Mike Zimmer made his first public comments about hiring Pat Shurmur to his coaching staff. Star Tribune January 27, 2016

Zimmer discusses Shurmur’s role
The Vikings won’t include any additional titles or duties for Pat Shurmur beyond tight ends coach, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Viking Update January 27, 2016

Minnesota Vikings set up nicely compared to NFC playoff teams
The Vikings have some free agents that were starters, but they are in good shape for the future compared to other NFC playoff teams. Viking Update January 27, 2016

Looking ahead: Defensive line may be strongest corner of Vikings' foundation
Sixth of a position-by-position look at the Vikings with a focus on free agency, the draft and the 2016 season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 27, 2016

Zimmer on Pat Shurmur hiring: 'Good to get more guys' with input
With Pat Shurmur, the Vikings are getting more than your average position coach. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 27, 2016

How Would the Vikings Have Fared?
The day after the Minnesota Vikings lost a heartbreaker to the Seattle Seahawks back on Wild Card weekend, Vikings defensive end Brian Robison called in to KFAN Radio and said something very interesting. January 27, 2016

Joe Berger plenty familiar with new Minnesota Vikings OL coach Tony Sparano
Joe Berger has played for new Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano twice before. Viking Update January 26, 2016

Zulgad: Bridgewater's addition to Pro Bowl should be final straw for this game
The press release that landed in the e-mail inbox at 6:24 p.m. Monday caused a double-take from the recipient and triggered the immediate thought that someone had gone to great lengths to carry out a hoax. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 26, 2016

Looking ahead: Vikings have questions to answer along the offensive line
The fifth of a position-by-position look at the Vikings with a focus on free agency, the draft and the 2016 season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 26, 2016

First of signature glass doors opens on Vikings' new stadium
The first of five massive, pivoting glass doors at U.S. Bank Stadium is in place, partly working and visible to anyone passing by for the coming weeks. Star Tribune January 26, 2016

Rick Spielman and the Vikings eyeing up more Senior Bowl talent
In each of the four years since General Manager Rick Spielman was given final say on draft day, the Vikings have selected one or two Senior Bowl products. Harrison Smith was one of those picks. Star Tribune January 26, 2016

Why is the Downtown East Commons park such a tough sell?
It's going to take $22 million in donated money to fully realize the plan for the Downtown East Commons park, envisioned as the kind of civic jewel that should inspire the generosity of the corporate community. Star Tribune January 26, 2016

Vikings name Pat Shurmur tight ends coach
The Vikings confirmed they've hired former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur as their tight ends coach, the team announced Monday. Pioneer Press January 25, 2016

Bridgewater, Barr added to Pro Bowl; Minnesota Vikings with five now
Teddy Bridgewater and Anthony Barr were late additions to the Pro Bowl, bringing the number of Pro Bowl Vikings to five. Viking Update January 25, 2016