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Green Bay 6-1-0
Minnesota 5-2-0
Chicago 3-3-0
Detroit 2-3-1


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 7:20 PM
12/23 Green Bay 7:15 PM
12/29 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar

Oct. 27 NFL London Series, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams, Wembley Stadium.

Oct. 29 All trading ends for 2019 at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

Oct. 30 Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons are subject to the waiver system for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.

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Current News

Facing Quick Turnaround, Vikings Emphasizing Rest, Recovery
Expect the training room to be crowded at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center this week. October 21, 2019

Monday's Injury Report Ahead of Vikings-Redskins
The Vikings did not practice on Monday, but the team did release an injury report. October 21, 2019

Stats That Stood Out: Vikings at Lions
Kirk Cousins continued his hot streak, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to have three consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards and a passer rating of 130 or higher after totaling 337 yards, four touchdowns and his best passer rating in Purple (141.1). October 21, 2019

‘Gutsy’ Late-Game Deep Shot to Diggs was ‘Great Play Call’ for Vikings to Seal Win
The Vikings held a five-point lead with three minutes left in the game. All they had to do, really, was hold onto the ball. It’s likely that most watching the game expected Minnesota to string together a few run plays and try to eat up the clock. October 21, 2019

Marcus Sherels’ future uncertain as the Vikings’ punt returner
Marcus Sherels’ future with the Vikings is uncertain. The cornerback was inactive for Sunday’s 42-30 win at Detroit, and punt return duties were handled by cornerback Mike Hughes. It remains to be seen what Minnesota plans to do at the spot in Thursday’s game against Washington. Pioneer Press October 21, 2019

Vikings’ Dalvin Cook meets idol Barry Sanders, hopes to see Adrian Peterson next
Dalvin Cook met one legendary running back Sunday. He hopes to run into another on Thursday. Pioneer Press October 21, 2019

Vikings’ Adam Thielen not expected to play Thursday
Adam Thielen’s consecutive games played streak likely will end at 87. The Vikings wide receiver suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday’s 42-30 win at Detroit. The injury is not considered serious but is expected to keep him out of Thursday’s game against Washington at U.S. Bank Stadium. Pioneer Press October 21, 2019

Kirk Cousins isn’t different but things have vastly improved around him
One year ago, the New York Jets — of all teams — discovered the blueprint to slow down the Minnesota Vikings passing game. October 21, 2019

Report: Adam Thielen likely to miss first game of NFL career
Adam Thielen isn’t expected to miss much time because of a hamstring injury suffered Sunday in the Vikings’ victory in Detroit, but the wide receiver reportedly isn’t likely to play Thursday night against Washington at U.S. Bank Stadium. October 21, 2019

Inside the numbers: Cousins’ career day vs. Lions, the O-line and coverage issues
The Minnesota Vikings’ offense has exploded over the past three weeks with their most impressive performance coming Sunday in a 42-30 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Here’s a look at some of the key statistical takeaways from the game… October 21, 2019

If Adam Thielen misses his first pro game, Vikings will turn to receiver depth
After Adam Thielen sustained a right hamstring injury while stretching out for a 25-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter of Sunday’s win over the Lions, the Vikings got a chance to see how resourceful their passing game could be without the two-time Pro Bowler. Star Tribune October 21, 2019

Fullback C.J. Ham is doing a little bit of everything for Vikings offense
The touchdown ball was in C.J. Ham’s locker in Eagan on Monday afternoon, but it would soon join what is becoming a home collection for the Vikings fullback. Star Tribune October 21, 2019

All of a sudden, the Vikings have one of the NFL's best deep passing games
After years of subsisting on short, safe throws, the Vikings have morphed into one of the NFL’s most prolific downfield passing attacks largely because of deep shots off play-action. Star Tribune October 21, 2019

Health of Patrick Mahomes could have huge impact on Vikings, NFC North race
NFL fans will follow the injury of Kansas City star quarterback Patrick Mahomes with general interest. But fans of the Packers, Vikings and Bears will be paying particularly close attention. Star Tribune October 21, 2019

Cousins, Cook lead bold Vikings attack as defense struggles in 42-30 win
Offense clicks for season-high 503 yards with aggressive calls. Star Tribune October 21, 2019

Dalvin Cook says win in Detroit was big for team
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, the NFL's rushing leader, credits the efforts of the offensive line players blocking for him. Star Tribune October 21, 2019

Vikings players already preparing for Washington
Minnesota has a short week to prepare to face Washington on Thursday. Star Tribune October 21, 2019

Kirk Cousins has never played better in the past three weeks
Kirk Cousins on Sunday in Detroit was accurate, aggressive, mistake-free and sometimes spectacular. He was also clutch, which is a word he doesn't hear often. Star Tribune October 21, 2019

Lions fans vent, but defense wilts in 42-30 loss to Vikings
The fans in Detroit booed the officials during the opening coin toss, then again when the game's first flag was thrown. That turned out to be a penalty on Minnesota, but by the end of the fourth quarter, the crowd had plenty of other reasons to be annoyed. October 20, 2019

Action Reaction: Vikings ‘Don’t Cower’ in ‘Meat Grinder’ Road Game
The Vikings were able to secure a 42-30 win over the Lions on Sunday behind a prolific passing performance by Kirk Cousins, another highlight-filled day by Dalvin Cook and teammates taking an oar after Adam Thielen left the game in the first quarter with a hamstring injury. October 20, 2019

Dalvin Cook Meets ‘Idol’ Barry Sanders, Makes Multiple Escapes
top me if you’ve heard this before: Dalvin Cook is a special player. At one point in the first quarter, the Ford Field crowd erupted in cheers because it seemed that the running back had been stopped after a short gain. October 20, 2019

Kendricks’ Key Pass Breakup Part of Up-and-Down Day for Vikes Defense
For most of the five-plus seasons Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer has been in Minnesota, his team has followed a simple formula. October 20, 2019

Cousins’ Hot Streak Continues in Vikings Win in Motor City
Kirk Cousins was clicking on all cylinders all afternoon in the Motor City. The quarterback connected with seven different pass catchers en route to the Vikings 42-30 defeat of the Lions. October 20, 2019

‘All-Around’ Effort Lifts Vikings After Thielen’s Injury; WR Hopeful for Thursday
With just over five minutes left in the first quarter, Adam Thielen made one of his patented incredible catches, a 25-yard score to get the Vikings on the board. October 20, 2019

5 Takeaways from the Vikings Win Over the Lions
The Vikings arrived in Detroit on a two-game winning streak and they left Detroit with their first NFC North win and, consequently, a three-game winning streak. October 20, 2019

Vikings Rev Offensive Engine in 42-30 Win Over Lions
The Vikings defense has often been the driving force of the team in the Mike Zimmer era. The normally stingy unit misfired a few times on Sunday, but the offense revved its engine time and time again in a 42-30 win over the Lions in Detroit. October 20, 2019

Game Highlights: Vikings 42, Lions 30
The Vikings have won three games in a row following a huge victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. October 20, 2019

Vikings' 66-yard completion to Stefon Diggs was a backbreaker for Lions
Stefon Diggs put the exclamation point on a big division victory only 19 days after he appeared to make himself and the Vikings locker room among the biggest question marks in the NFL. Star Tribune October 20, 2019

Vikings tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr. join in on Vikings' big offensive day
There have been few places sweeter for Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph than Ford Field, where the ninth-year NFL veteran’s only three touchdowns of the past 13 months have come. Star Tribune October 20, 2019

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen hurts hamstring in first quarter; severity remains unclear
Receiver Adam Thielen did not return to the Vikings’ 42-30 win on Sunday against the Lions after tweaking his hamstring on a 25-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. Star Tribune October 20, 2019

Tweeters seem to be adding fuel to Kirk Cousins' fire
It's getting harder to find the Kirk Cousins haters on Vikings Twitter — and yes "Vikings Twitter" is an entity, a thing, just like "the population of Michigan" or "people who love Pizza Ranch." Star Tribune October 20, 2019

Vikings' Five Extra Points: Kirk Cousins airs it out against the Lions
Kirk Cousins completed three of nine passes for 109 yards and a touchdown on balls that traveled 20 or more yards beyond the line of scrimmage in Sunday’s 42-30 win over the Lions at Ford Field. Star Tribune October 20, 2019

Kirk Cousins throws four TDs, Dalvin Cook hits 100 yards again in 42-30 Vikings victory over Lions
Adam Thielen caught Kirk Cousins' first TD, a 25 yarder. Bisi Johnson, C.J. Ham and Kyle Rudolph also found the end zone - all for the first time this season. Star Tribune October 20, 2019

Cousins on Vikings' win over Lions: 'It was a positive day'
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins talks about his four-TD performance in the team's 42-30 win over the Lions on Sunday. Star Tribune October 20, 2019

Vikings healthy entering two-game stretch in five days vs. Lions, Redskins
The Vikings ruled out only one player — linebacker Ben Gedeon — because of injury for Sunday’s game in Detroit, meaning the 53-man roster is relatively healthy ahead of a quick turnaround for Thursday’s game against Washington. Star Tribune October 20, 2019

Injured Vikings WR Adam Thielen ‘optimistic’ consecutive games streak won’t end at 87
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has never missed a game in his six-year NFL career. It could be a challenge keeping that streak alive. Pioneer Press October 20, 2019

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins looks like an $84 million man past three games
Mike Zimmer said Sunday that Kirk Cousins is playing the best he ever has with the Vikings. Actually, Cousins is in the midst of the hottest stretch of his eight-year NFL career. Pioneer Press October 20, 2019

Vikings’ defense gets chewed up, but credit the Lions for that
In Trae Waynes’ mind, familiarity spelled trouble for the Vikings. The usually stout defense was continually pierced Sunday by Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr., who enjoyed a career day against the Minnesota secondary. Pioneer Press October 20, 2019