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NFCN  Standings
Minnesota 13-3-0
Detroit 9-7-0
Green Bay 7-9-0
Chicago 5-11-0


2018 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/9-13 @ Denver TBA
8/16-20 Jacksonville TBA
8/23-26 Seattle TBA
8/30 @ Tennessee TBA
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 12 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 12 PM


NFL Calendar 

April 25 – Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

April 26-28 – NFL Draft, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex.

May 4-7 Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 8 Deadline for prior club to send “May 8 Tender” to its unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents. If the player has not signed a player contract with a club by July 23 or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later, he may negotiate or sign a player contract from that date until the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, at 4:00 p.m., New York time, only with his prior club.

May 11-14 Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 14 Rookie Football Development Programs begin.

May 17-20 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. Invited Rookies (typically, first and/or second-round selections) must be permitted by their respective clubs to attend. Such players are unavailable for offseason workouts, OTA days, and minicamps during this period.

May 21-23 Spring League Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Current News

NFL Draft: Vikings’ GM Rick Spielman open, as always, to trading for additional picks
Only once in the past four NFL Drafts has Vikings general manager Rick Spielman not made 10 selections, and that draft wasn’t one of his best. Pioneer Press April 25, 2018

Spielman already listening to trade offers
Draft trade offers are going to come hot and heavy as the sun starts to set Thursday. History tells us the Minnesota Vikings will be in middle of it. Viking Update April 25, 2018

To sustain success, Vikings must avoid past draft mistakes
To sustain success in a league with thin margins and tight salary caps, a team must constantly replenish its stock of cheap, young contributors. Star Tribune April 25, 2018

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook making fast progress through grueling ACL rehab
Dalvin Cook is expected to particpate in organized team activities on a limited basis as he continues to come back from an ACL injury. Star Tribune April 25, 2018

Vikings must learn from collapse in last six quarters of 2017
In their final six quarters — the 29-24 "Minneapolis Miracle" victory over the Saints and the 38-7 NFC Championship Game loss at Philadelphia — the Vikings gave up 62 points. Star Tribune April 24, 2018

Kirk Cousins begins building a foundation with his Vikings teammates — on and off the field
New QB Cousins plans easing into role as leader as he learns plays and players. Star Tribune April 24, 2018

How the Vikings roster is built: Past trends could provide hints heading into the NFL draft
Whether it's coincidence or preference, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman seems to have a few NFL draft tendencies. Star Tribune April 24, 2018

Vikings’ Rick Spielman says no certainty No. 30 pick will be offensive lineman
Rick Spielman was named Vikings general manager in 2012 and selected tackle Matt Kalil with the first draft pick he had in that role. He hasn’t taken an offensive lineman in the first round since. Pioneer Press April 24, 2018

Vikings’ Dalvin Cook should be ready for training camp after rehabbing knee
All signs point to Vikings running back Dalvin Cook being a full participant when training camp begins in late July. Pioneer Press April 24, 2018

New Vikings QB Kirk Cousins is eager to give fans ‘something to cheer about’
The Vikings officially began spring workouts on April 16. New quarterback Kirk Cousins started his two weeks earlier. Pioneer Press April 24, 2018

Dalvin Cook: Rehab won’t break me
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook discusses his rehab from a torn ACL and the progress he’s made. Viking Update April 24, 2018

Could draft depth at O-line impact Vikings’ draft decision?
Rick Spielman doesn't need convincing to make trades, but the depth of offensive linemen available in the late first and early second rounds could spark a trade-down Thursday. Viking Update April 24, 2018

Cousins, Rudolph give first impressions of DeFilippo’s offense
The Minnesota Vikings ranked 10th in the NFL in scoring last season despite losing their starting quarterback and starting running back early in the year. Now the offensive coordinator who guided them to a successful 2017 season is the head coach of the New York Giants. That leaves new OC John DeFilippo with the task of designing his own offense while also using concepts that worked in the past. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 24, 2018

Dalvin Cook used recovery time to learn about himself and football
The Minnesota Vikings took a serious punch to the gut when Dalvin Cook went down with a torn ACL in Week 4 last year in a home loss to the Detroit Lions. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 24, 2018

GM Spielman says Vikings are not ‘locked in’ on O-line in first round
Following the retirement of Joe Berger, the Minnesota Vikings are in serious need of a right guard or tackle. But in a draft where there are a number of quality interior O-line prospects, Vikings GM Rick Spielman isn’t ready to guarantee that he will select a lineman with the 30th overall pick. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 24, 2018

Vikings already fielding phone calls for draft day trades
It's been the philosophy for Rick Spielman for years now. Walk away from the draft with 10 players and you've got a better chance of hitting a home run. April 24, 2018

Dalvin Cook on pace to be ready for Vikings in Week 1
It was right away in the first three weeks of the season last year that the Vikings knew they had something special in running back Dalvin Cook. April 24, 2018

Vikings DE Everson Griffen back at it after full tear of plantar fascia
Through the first eight weeks of the 2017 NFL season Everson Griffen was tearing the league apart.  He was in the midst of an 8 game sack streak where he had tallied 10 sacks...and then something happened. April 24, 2018

NFL draft: Vikings’ defensive needs are down the road
The Vikings ranked No. 1 in the NFL in scoring defense and total defense last season. Their next task is to maintain such dominant defense for years to come. Pioneer Press April 23, 2018

Vikings have recent history of need-based first-round picks
The Minnesota Vikings are heading into this week’s draft with the expectation they will address the offensive line with their first pick because of need. Viking Update April 23, 2018

By one measure, Vikings' schedule is actually relatively easy
The Vikings' schedule has been judged eighth toughest in the NFL based on last season's records. But there's a measure by which the 2018 opponents are in the bottom half of the league in difficulty. Star Tribune April 23, 2018

Vikings have $15.73M of salary cap space after Eric Kendricks' deal
It’s safe to assume, though, the Vikings will have about $10 million in cap space left for 2018 once they’ve signed their draft class. Star Tribune April 23, 2018

Vikings are taking hard look at offensive line help with 30th pick in draft
With needs up front, Vikings' Spielman sounds willing to deviate from past trends with the 30th overall pick. Star Tribune April 22, 2018

Vikings moves after acquiring a high-profile quarterback
What the Vikings have done in recent years to bolster their offensive line after acquiring a quarterback: Star Tribune April 22, 2018

Fifth-year option coming for Waynes?
The Vikings are finalizing their draft board, but they have another football decision to make in the coming days - whether or not to give Trae Waynes a fifth-year option. Viking Update April 22, 2018

Ranking the Vikings draft needs by position
Draft week is finally here. As we prepare for the Minnesota Vikings to be on the clock with the No. 30 pick in the first round, let’s have a look at their biggest needs heading into the draft… 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 22, 2018

Vikings don't need to draft a quarterback, but could benefit from others' run at elite QB class
The Vikings, however, will stay out of the way. Star Tribune April 21, 2018

Travel back in time to a simpler NFL draft
Landmark football draft of 1967 barely made a ripple. Star Tribune April 21, 2018

Vikings feel confident drafting from a position of success
"The good thing is we have a pretty good football team, so we can kind of be selective on taking the best player available and not try to fill too many holes," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. Star Tribune April 21, 2018

Are the Vikings better off trading up or down in the NFL draft?
Michael Rand and Chris Hine weigh in on the hot sports topics of the week. Star Tribune April 21, 2018

Will Vikings’ Danielle Hunter get franchise tag?
Now that the Minnesota Vikings have extended the contract of the first of their core potential free agents, linebacker Eric Kendricks last week for $50 million for five years, negotiations for defensive end Danielle Hunter could become very interesting. Pioneer Press April 21, 2018

Former Viking Gene Washington's path from segregated south to Michigan State chronicled in daughter's new film
Film details recruiting woes of Southern blacks such as Gene Washington in the '60s. Star Tribune April 20, 2018

Vikings LB Kentrell Brothers suspended 4 games for PEDs
A fifth-round pick in 2016, Kentrell Brothers had earned a roster spot in large part because of his work on special teams. Star Tribune April 20, 2018

NFL draft: Vikings couldn’t land O.J. Simpson, but Ron Yary worked out just fine
With the No. 1 overall pick in the 1968 NFL Draft, the Vikings were thinking hard about a player from the University of Southern California. They took the Trojans’ star right tackle, Ron Yary, but not until exploring another option. Pioneer Press April 20, 2018

Schedule 2018: Road worries but not as bad as it could have been
The Minnesota Vikings’ 2018 schedule will feature some brutal road games, but not the non-divisional gauntlet of veteran, established QBs they faced in 2017. Viking Update April 20, 2018

Kendricks’ contract won’t affect Vikings’ 2018 salary cap
The five-year extension for linebacker Eric Kendricks won’t affect the Minnesota Vikings’ 2018 salary cap. Viking Update April 20, 2018

Vikings LB Brothers suspended for PED violation
The NFL announced Friday that Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers has been suspended four games for violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 20, 2018

Vikings 2018 schedule: Game-by-game analysis of one of the NFL's toughest schedules
The Vikings won't have time to ease into the season, with tough games on the schedule right away. Star Tribune April 20, 2018

How tough is Vikings' schedule? They're the only NFC team to play both conference champions
If the Vikings want to go a step further than their run to the NFC Championship Game in 2017, they'll have to make sure they begin the 2018 season on solid footing. Star Tribune April 19, 2018

NFL strength of schedule is almost never a predictor of a team's outcome
Yes, the Vikings' 2018 schedule is "tough." But the team with the 10th toughest strength of schedule has won the Super Bowl three of the past four years. Star Tribune April 19, 2018

Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
The Vikings will open the season Sept. 9 against the San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium, a source said Thursday. The league will release the full NFL schedule at 7 p.m. The source said Minnesota’s opener against the 49ers will be a noon start. It will be televised by Fox. Pioneer Press April 19, 2018

Bud Grant: New Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins one ‘very happy camper’
When legendary Vikings coach Bud Grant had lunch this week with Kirk Cousins, he noticed the recently signed quarterback never stopped smiling. Pioneer Press April 19, 2018

Minnesota Vikings 2018 schedule released
The Minnesota Vikings 2018 schedule has been released and will feature the Vikings in four prime-time games against the Rams, Packers, Saints and Seahawks. Viking Update April 19, 2018

Draft Rewind 1998: Moss changes landscape of NFL
The Minnesota Vikings changed their history 20 years ago this week when they drafted Hall of Famer Randy Moss and future Ring of Honor member Matt Birk in the same draft. Viking Update April 19, 2018