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Detroit 2-0-0
Green Bay 1-1-0
Minnesota 1-1-0
Chicago 0-2-0


2017 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/10 @ Buffalo 6 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/27 San Francisco 7 PM
8/31 Miami 7 PM
2017 Regular Season Schedule
9/11 New Orleans 6:10 PM
9/17 @ Pittsburgh 12 PM
9/24 Tampa Bay 12 PM
10/1 Detroit 12 PM
10/9 @ Chicago 7:30 PM
10/15 Green Bay 12 PM
10/22 Baltimore 12 PM
10/29 Cleveland (London) 8:30 AM
11/5 Bye N/A
11/12 @ Washington 12 PM
11/19 LA Rams 12 PM
11/23 @ Detroit 11:30 AM
12/3 @ Atlanta 12 PM
12/10 @ Carolina 12 PM
12/17 Cincinnati 12 PM
12/23 @ Green Bay 7:30 PM
12/31 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar

Sept. 24 – NFL London Series, Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Wembley Stadium.

Sept. 26 – Beginning on the Tuesday following the third weekend of regular season games, the claiming priority is based on the inverse order of the standing of clubs in the current season’s games.

Oct. 1 – NFL London Series, New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins, Wembley Stadium.

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A Christian website devoted to Faith, Jesus Christ and Minnesota Vikings Football. Current Minnesota Vikings news from CNNSI, Star Tribune, The Sporting News, CBS Sportsline, KFFL, KFAN, KSTP, and many others. Updated regularly!

Current News

Bradford remains limited; Bucs upgrade McCoy
The Minnesota Vikings’ injury report didn’t change on Thursday, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded perhaps their best defensive player. Viking Update September 21, 2017

Vikings coordinator says missed extra points are ‘crazy’
The Minnesota Vikings have another kicker struggling, but this time it’s with extra points. Viking Update September 21, 2017

Xavier Rhodes dishes on (over?)confident Winston
Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes had some fun with his former Florida State teammate Jameis Winston, telling tales of Winston’s overconfidence. Viking Update September 21, 2017

Vikings QB situation: 25 for 25 years
Last Sunday, Case Keenum became the 25th different starting QB for the Minnesota Vikings in the last 25 years. With the exception of a handful of games, Green Bay has had two. Viking Update September 21, 2017

Can Trae Waynes atone for slow start by stopping DeSean Jackson?
In June, ESPN’s Matt Bowen, a former NFL safety, ranked his top 10 fastest players in the NFL. Fifth on the list was receiver DeSean Jackson, who the Minnesota Vikings will face this Sunday. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 21, 2017

Sam Bradford, Anthony Barr limited in Thursday’s practice
The Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback was limited in practice for the second straight day on Thursday. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 21, 2017

Under the radar: Buccaneers’ linebacker Lavonte David presents problems for Vikings
After just one game against the Chicago Bears, it’s hard to know yet whether the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have an improved defense from last season when they ranked 23rd in yards allowed. It is clear, however, that the Bucs have playmakers on defense. At the top of that list is under appreciated outsidelinebacker Lavonte David. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 21, 2017

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook ready to show Bucs what they’re missing
Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook insisted Wednesday he won’t have any extra motivation facing a team that came close to drafting him before taking a pass. Pioneer Press September 20, 2017

Next up for Vikings’ up-and-down defense: Bucs QB Jameis Winston
Two games is such a limited sample size it is safe to brand the Vikings’ 2017 defensive performance as tolerable if not opportunistic. Pioneer Press September 20, 2017

Vikings QB Sam Bradford hopeful about returning Sunday from knee injury
Bradford sat out last week’s 26-9 loss at Pittsburgh with an injury to his surgically repaired left knee. He returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis with an eye on playing in Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay at U.S. Bank Stadium. Pioneer Press September 20, 2017

Vikings sign draft pick Jack Tocho to practice squad
The Vikings brought back seventh-round pick Jack Tocho on Wednesday, signing the safety to the practice squad. Pioneer Press September 20, 2017

Bradford "better" but Vikes' starting QB week 3 still up in the air
Both quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Case Keenum spoke to the media Wednesday from the Vikings locker room at Winter Park to address the ambiguity lingering over the starting quarterback position. However, despite hearing from both players, we still don't exactly have the clarity going into the week three practice sessions. September 20, 2017

VIDEO: Sam Bradford returns to Vikings practice
After missing the team's week two game against the Steelers, starting quarterback Sam Bradford returned to practice Wednesday afternoon in Minnesota. September 20, 2017

Sam Bradford limited in Wednesday’s practice
Sam Bradford Knee Watch 2017 continued Wednesday as the Minnesota Vikings’ starting quarterback practiced on a limited basis. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 20, 2017

Vikings’ corner Xavier Rhodes noticed Jameis Winston’s competitiveness early on at Florida State
The Minnesota Vikings’ shutdown corner opened up by facing Drew Brees and Michael Thomas, then locked onto Antonio Brown in Week 2 and now he will take on one of the league’s most dangerous receivers against Tampa Bay – whether that’s Mike Evans or DeSean Jackson. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 20, 2017

Bucs will test Vikings’ secondary with deep passing game
One thing that’s wonderful about the NFL is that it’s always changing, but many of the things that you see on Sundays (and Mondays and Thursdays) were born in the early days of the league. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 20, 2017

Yes, Viking fans, you’re in for another week of ‘Who’s the starting QB?’
Mike Zimmer knew the question was coming, so he decided to ask. “How’s Sam?” Zimmer said to start his Wednesday press conference. “Doing good,” he responded to himself. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 20, 2017

Keenum: ‘I’m ready for whatever’
Case Keenum says he will prepare as if he will be the Minnesota Vikings’ starter against Tampa Bay, but he’s ready for whatever Sunday presents. Viking Update September 20, 2017

Bradford, Barr limited; Bucs have 6 injured
The Minnesota Vikings had two key players limited in Wednesday’s practice, but neither were a surprise. Viking Update September 20, 2017

Bradford to test knee, hopes it isn’t chronic
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford is ready to test his knee again, but he says he isn’t sure if it will be chronic issue. Viking Update September 20, 2017

Early look: Bucs at Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only played once in the Mike Zimmer era, but each has plenty of weapons to concern the other team. The history and stats. Viking Update September 20, 2017

NFL values continue to rise; Vikings middle of the pack
There was a time when the Minnesota Vikings were battling Cincinnati and Buffalo for the lowest franchise value. Thanks to their new digs, the Vikings are middle of the pack. Viking Update September 20, 2017

It's two games, but Vikings one of three NFL defenses without a takeaway
The Vikings defense, which tied for seventh in the NFL last season with 27 takeaways, is on somewhat of a dry spell. But players in the locker room aren't overly concerned. Star Tribune September 20, 2017

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford: 'I've been through a lot with this knee'
Sam Bradford said his playing status depends on how his knee responds in Vikings practice this week. Star Tribune September 20, 2017

Will Vikings get back on track vs. Bucs?
The Bucs are coming off a thrashing of the Chicago Bears. Will the Vikings' defense have a solution for Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston. Star Tribune September 20, 2017

At 35, Joe Berger still an unheralded key to Vikings' O-line
Cut three times early in his career, 35-year-old Joe Berger has become a key to a Vikings line that’s tried to regain its footing through a number of high-profile investments. Star Tribune September 20, 2017

Souhan: Through the years, Vikings have suffered quarterback curse
Since Fran Tarkenton retired, the Vikings have been scrambling like Sir Francis to fill the position. Star Tribune September 20, 2017

Craig: Amid NFL angst from Vikings and beyond, Cutler is all smiles
Cutler's situation, in which he put off the start of a broadcasting career to join the Dolphins for a one-year, $10 million contract, exemplifies the troubled state of NFL quarterbacks. Star Tribune September 20, 2017

Vikings film review: How the Steelers pressured Case Keenum, stunted the offense
Mike Zimmer deflected blame from the Vikings offensive line after backup quarterback Case Keenum was pressured an NFL-high 51 percent of his pass plays on Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus. So, what happened? Star Tribune September 19, 2017

What if Mike Zimmer did have a crystal ball to predict Sam Bradford's health?
Here are some potential courses of action the head coach might want the Vikings to take based on what that magic orb was telling him: Star Tribune September 19, 2017

Keenum’s pocket presence and other takeaways from the Vikings-Steelers game tape
After reviewing the game tape of his teams 26-9 loss too the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer came away optimistic. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 19, 2017

Ryan Quigley’s secret to success: directional punts and top gunners
Vikings punter Ryan Quigley said he hasn’t been recognized yet while out and about in the Twin Cities. “I’m a pretty generic-looking guy,” he admits. Quigley doesn’t mind. He points out that nobody notices the punter until he messes up. Pioneer Press September 19, 2017

Stefon Diggs is the top deep threat in NFL through Week 2
Stefon Diggs has been the most explosive receiver in the league on passes 20 yards down the field. Viking Update September 19, 2017

Vikings have been notoriously slow starters on offense
The Minnesota Vikings have gone 9-9 in their last 18 games. The numbers say slow offensive starts have been a big part of that problem. Viking Update September 19, 2017

Vikings current backup QB Sloter just navigating 'whirlwind'
At the start of his third week with the Vikings, Kyle Sloter estimates he could run about "70 to 80 percent" of the playbook. Star Tribune September 19, 2017

Three takeaways from Sunday's Vikings-Steelers game
Case Keenum was pressured 46.1 percent of the time Sunday, and some of the issues seemed attributable to the quarterback himself. Star Tribune September 19, 2017

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he has no 'crystal ball' to project Sam Bradford's return
Expressing confidence in Case Keenum, the Vikings do not have plans to pursue another quarterback. Star Tribune September 18, 2017

Sano, Parise and Bradford: Which injury should concern you the most?
Three of the most important players for three of the most popular professional sports teams in town are all injured to varying degrees. Star Tribune September 18, 2017

How long could the Vikings survive without Sam Bradford?
As Bradford’s brief pregame workout showed on Sunday, his health could be something of a moving target until the swelling in his knee goes away. Star Tribune September 18, 2017

Bradford's knee makes you wonder how many QBs the Vikings will use
It's entirely possible to see a chain of events unfolding in which the Vikings could start at least four different quarterbacks this season. Star Tribune September 18, 2017

Vikings’ running back Latavius Murray believes role, limited so far, is ‘still evolving’
If Latavius Murray is upset by his limited role with his new team, the $15 million running back isn’t showing it. Pioneer Press September 18, 2017

Mike Zimmer doesn’t think Sam Bradford’s injury is long-term
A day after Mike Zimmer dismissed questions about the Vikings’ injured starting quarterback with terse and vague remarks, the head coach downplayed the severity of Sam Bradford’s knee injury, saying he doesn’t think Bradford will be out long term. Pioneer Press September 18, 2017

Zimmer optimistic, but uncertain, with Bradford’s return
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was more open about the status of QB Sam Bradford, who was inactive with a knee injury on Sunday. Viking Update September 18, 2017

Sloter says he’s ‘not a master’ of offense yet, ready if needed
QB Kyle Sloter said he isn’t a master of the Minnesota Vikings offense yet, but knows enough of it if needed. Viking Update September 18, 2017

Vikings snap counts vs. Steelers
The Vikings found a greater split among their running backs while those playing through injuries on defense didn’t get much of a break. Viking Update September 18, 2017

If Case Keenum has to start again, how can the Vikings improve his play?
On Monday, we did not get any clearer a picture of whether Sam Bradford will be under center at US Bank Stadium Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings face the Tampa Bay Bucs. That means there’s a chance that Case Keenum could start again for the Vikings. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 18, 2017

Trae Waynes and other Vikings early-season overreactions
The NFL lends itself to overreactions. It’s top dog in every market and every game is analyzed like crazy for an entire week. The problem with drawing conclusions from small samples is that they can be misleading. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 18, 2017

Conflicting reports, hysteria and the cloudy situation with Sam Bradford’s knee
Following Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Zimmer would only say that Sam Bradford would be “fine” after missing the game with a knee injury. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 18, 2017

Report: Vikings QB Sam Bradford ‘believed to have a bone bruise’
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was expected to be a gametime decision Sunday against the Steelers, and when gametime rolled around, it became clear that he was not going to play. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 18, 2017

REPORT: Vikings QB Sam Bradford has a "bone bruise" on injured knee
Mum's the word from the Minnesota Vikings when it comes to Sam Bradford's knee injury, but as it is usually the case someone over there is talking to the press. September 18, 2017

THE MORNING AFTER: 5 Glaring Observations From Sunday's Loss in Pittsburgh
Well, it wasn’t a pretty trip to the Steel City but not many are, am I right?  Late breaking news left Sam Bradford on the sideline and left the Vikings just a bit short as they fall to the Steelers by a final score of 26-9. September 18, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings are the kicking Extra Points
The Minnesota Vikings are the worst. No seriously, they are. They’re the worst team in the NFL at kicking extra points since the rules changes and moved the extra point back a ways to the 15-yard line back in 2015. September 18, 2017

‘Undisciplined’ Vikings commit 11 penalties in loss
A blizzard of yellow penalty flags left the Vikings seeing red after Sunday’s 26-9 blowout loss to the Steelers. Minnesota committed 11 fouls for 131 yards, several of which directly led to Pittsburgh points. And they were costly momentum changers. Pioneer Press September 17, 2017

Vikings’ Rhodes enjoys battle with Brown but not ending
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes might have won his personal battle against hometown mate Antonio Brown but the Steelers wide receiver won the game. Pioneer Press September 17, 2017

Vikings’ Dalvin Cook again comes up big in second half, but this time it’s too late
Rookie Dalvin Cook has been a second-half back for the Vikings. In his debut, Cook had 105 his 127 yards in the second half. That turned out fine since Minnesota beat New Orleans 29-19. Pioneer Press September 17, 2017