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NFCN  Standings
Green Bay 10-6-0
Detroit 9-7-0
Minnesota 8-8-0
Chicago 3-13-0


2016 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/12 @ Cincinnati 6:30 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/28 San Diego 12 PM
9/1 LA Rams 7 PM
2016 Regular Season Schedule
9/11 @ Tennessee 12 PM
9/18 Green Bay 7:30  PM
9/25 @ Carolina 12 PM
10/3 NY Giants 7:30 PM
10/9 Houston 12 PM
10/16 Bye N/A
10/23 @ Philadelphia 12 PM
10/31 @ Chicago 7:30 PM
11/6 Detroit 12 PM
11/13 @ Washington 12 PM
11/20 Arizona 12 PM
11/24 @ Detroit 11:30 AM
12/1 Dallas 7:25 PM
12/11 @ Jacksonville 12 PM
12/18 Indianapolis 12 PM
12/24 @ Green Bay 12 PM
1/1 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar

Jan. 21 – East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Jan. 22 – AFC and NFC Championship Games.

Jan. 28 – Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

Jan. 29 – NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.

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Current News

Vikings officially confirm Shurmur's return, reveal new offensive staff
The Vikings officially confirmed today that Pat Shurmur, who took over as the offensive play-caller on an interim basis midway through the 2016 season, will be the team’s full-time offensive coordinator in 2017. Star Tribune January 20, 2017

Kiper: Top offensive tackle options slim in upcoming NFL draft
If the Vikings plan to look to this spring’s NFL Draft to rebuild at offensive tackle, one top analyst doesn’t see many top options. Star Tribune January 20, 2017

Hartman: Pro Bowl bid overdue for Vikings' Joseph
The Vikings finished the season third in the NFL in total defense by allowing just 314.9 yards per game, and they were sixth in scoring defense — allowing just 19.2 points per game — as they continued their year-by-year improvement under Mike Zimmer. Star Tribune January 20, 2017

Vikings hire three offensive coaching assistants
To replace former quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, the Vikings are promoting longtime assistant Kevin Stefanski to his fifth role in 12 years with the team. Pioneer Press January 20, 2017

Minnesota Vikings officially announce changes in coaching staff
The Minnesota Vikings officially announced a few changes to their coaching staff. Viking Update January 20, 2017

Vikings announce Shurmur as OC and other coaching changes
The Minnesota Vikings made it official: Pat Shurmur will be the offensive coordinator in 2017. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 20, 2017

Zulgad: Rodgers' continued success doesn't mean Vikings have abandoned their plan
The most important thing for Spielman this offseason will be fixing the team’s offense and the line in particular. If that doesn’t happen, it won’t matter how well the defense plays because the Vikings won’t be able to generate enough points to beat anybody. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 20, 2017

Patterson on SI Now: 'I felt wanted' by Vikings in 2016
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson appeared on the Sports Illustrated production “SI Now,” a live show hosted by SI’s Maggie Gray. Patterson, who is an unrestricted free agent, was asked about whether he wanted to return to Minnesota next season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 20, 2017

Vikings Announce Coaching Staff Changes
Pat Shurmur, who was the Vikings interim offensive coordinator the final nine weeks of the 2016 season, has been named offensive coordinator. January 20, 2017

Adrian Peterson admits he has eyes on hometown Texans, other teams
Adrian Peterson suggested today that he believes he still deserves to earn $18 million this upcoming season and named three teams he would have interest in playing for in 2017 if the Vikings aren’t willing to pay him. Star Tribune January 19, 2017

We don't know yet if Sam Bradford is a Super Bowl-caliber QB
Having a great quarterback is the single most important factor in being a Super Bowl contender, which brings us to an important question: do we know yet if the Vikings’ Sam Bradford is a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback? Star Tribune January 19, 2017

Vikings' Adrian Peterson considering Giants, Bucs, Texans
Nearly everyone has questioned whether Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who will be 32 in March, is worth the $18 million salary he’s due in 2017. Pioneer Press January 19, 2017

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson talks potential suitors on ESPN's First Take
Adrian Peterson appeared on ESPN's First Take Thursday and got caught up in a discussion of teams he may be interested in playing for if things don't work out with the Minnesota Vikings. Viking Update January 19, 2017

Minnesota Vikings top half in odds to win Super Bowl LII
The odds are out for Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium a year from now. The Vikings aren't one of the favorites, but they are getting respect from oddsmakers. Viking Update January 19, 2017

Yes, there is a good case for the Vikings acquiring Tony Romo
The reasoning behind the Minnesota Vikings’ trade for Sam Bradford was pretty simple: The Vikings are a win-now team. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 19, 2017

Adrian Peterson joins ESPN, name drops 3 potential non-Vikings suitors
Adrian Peterson joined ESPN’s First Take Thursday morning and was asked where he might sign if released by the Minnesota Vikings. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 19, 2017

Report: Vikings add tight ends coach
The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly filled the opening left when they elevated offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 19, 2017

'I think it's going to be difficult for [the Vikings] to re-sign Kalil...'
With our favorite football team watching the playoffs the same way that we are [on the couch], it's already time to start contemplating free agency and looking ahead to the draft. January 19, 2017

Adrian Peterson Just Named THREE Teams He's Thinking About Going To Next Season
Welp, it's crunch time for the Minnesota Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson and AP might have just made the first move. January 19, 2017

Hartman: Greenway ponders future with Vikings
The 2017 Vikings roster could be similar to last season’s, but it also could see two huge changes as the team decides about the two longest-tenured players in linebacker Chad Greenway and running back Adrian Peterson. Greenway just completed his 11th season with the Vikings and Peterson his 10th. Star Tribune January 18, 2017

Vikings grades, outlook: Uneven year opens special teams options
Options are open after the Vikings signed a kicker and punter to start the offseason while punter Jeff Locke and kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson are pending free agents. Star Tribune January 18, 2017

Ex-Vikings QB Brad Johnson's son gets college offers as 8th grader
The son of former Vikings quarterback and Super Bowl champion Brad Johnson is catching the attention of college coaches around the country. Star Tribune January 18, 2017

Vikings assistant general manager Paton finalist for 49ers GM job
George Paton is one of three finalists for the still-vacant GM job with the 49ers, according to the Sacramento Bee. Star Tribune January 18, 2017

NFL draft analyst: Vikings will have offensive line, running back options
The Vikings need major upgrades on their offensive line, and they don’t have a first-round pick in 2017 because of the Sam Bradford trade. Star Tribune January 18, 2017

How many of Clayton’s top 50 free agents will the Vikings pursue?
The Minnesota Vikings were not on ESPN NFL writer John Clayton’s list of teams that could be the biggest spenders in free agency this offseason, but the Vikings do have a ton of flexibility with the salary cap. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 18, 2017

The future of the Vikings, part 7: The defensive backs
The Minnesota Vikings had one of the best secondaries in the NFL in 2016, but  2014 11th overall selection Trae Waynes and 2015 second-round pick Mackensie Alexander contributed very little to that effort. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 18, 2017

Minnesota Vikings have very little cap room to carry over
With four teams sporting more than $20 million available to carry over in salary-cap space, the Minnesota Vikings are one of five teams with less than $1 million available in that category. Viking Update January 18, 2017

Pro Football Focus picks six for Minnesota Vikings’ front seven
The analytics site Pro Football Focus has ranked the 2016 defensive front sevens, with the Minnesota Vikings ranking sixth as a unit. Viking Update January 18, 2017

NFL’s important dates in 2017
From all-star games to free agency to the draft to the start of the preseason, the key dates for the NFL offseason. Viking Update January 17, 2017

Super Bowl bringing money into host city, which is in Minneapolis next year
There is considerable debate as to the extent of the economic impact a Super Bowl has on a city, but much of the money the State of Minnesota invested in U.S. Bank Stadium will re-enter the local economy when Super Bowl LII comes to Minneapolis next year. Viking Update January 17, 2017

Weighing odds on which Vikings free agents return
As we march toward the end of the NFL season, all but four teams are busy evaluating their rosters and planning for next year. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 17, 2017

Vikings grades, outlook: Xavier Rhodes catches on for Vikings' stingy secondary
For the first time since Mike Zimmer gutted the Vikings’ defensive roster upon arrival in 2014, the defense could see some significant turnover. Star Tribune January 17, 2017

Former Viking Leo Lewis makes a difference as Minneapolis North athletic director
With little fanfare, athletic director Leo Lewis attends to the smallest details, all in the name of supporting student-athletes who often get little support at home. Star Tribune January 16, 2017

Vikings grades, outlook: Barr's quiet season an enigma
Barr, the former ninth overall pick, played more than ever in his third NFL season, but didn’t make the same splash plays Vikings followers became accustomed to seeing from the linebacker. Star Tribune January 16, 2017

Vikings reportedly will hire Kennedy Polamalu as running backs coach
Polamalu, who played fullback collegiately at USC, was the offensive coordinator at UCLA for only the 2016 season and was not retained. Star Tribune January 16, 2017

10 free agent offensive linemen the Vikings should avoid
The biggest goal of the Minnesota Vikings’ offseason is to fix their offensive line. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 16, 2017

Report: Vikings to hire new running backs coach
It appears the shake ups are continuing for the Minnesota Vikings’ coaching staff. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 16, 2017

Report: Minnesota Vikings to hire RBs coach, staff transition continues
The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly hired a running backs coach and it may be working toward filling their quarterbacks-coach position. Viking Update January 16, 2017

One of Minnesota Vikings’ most heartbreaking losses remembered
Tuesday is a day that any longtime Vikings fan will remember with a heavy heart. In its own way, it was tantamount to a death in the family - a grim reminder that not all anniversaries are good. Viking Update January 16, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer: No timeline on QB Teddy Bridgewater yet
Mike Zimmer still doesn’t have much of a timeline on Teddy Bridgewater’s return to the Minnesota Vikings. Viking Update January 15, 2017

Watch: Mike Zimmer talks about Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery on ESPN
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer joined ESPN Sunday morning and discussed the Sam Bradford trade and Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 15, 2017

The future of the Vikings, Part 6: The linebackers
For the majority of the season, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer avoided giving a direct answer about the struggles of linebacker Anthony Barr. He said that the former ninth-overall pick was playing well, he just wasn’t making, “splash” plays as he had in 2015. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 15, 2017

Full list of Vikings' 2017 free agents
The Vikings could look to lock up some of these players before March 7, when free agents are allowed to start talking to other NFL teams. Star Tribune January 11, 2017