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Green Bay 10-6-0
Detroit 9-7-0
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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

Feb. 28-March 6: Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.

March 1: Prior to 4 p.m. Eastern, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

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Current News

Souhan: Adrian Peterson has options, but not $18 million worth
The Vikings are not going to pay Adrian Peterson $18 million this year, and he seems prepared to be offended by lower offers. Star Tribune February 18, 2017

Thielen contract, Bridgewater observation among hot Vikings WinterFest topics
Adam Thielen, a pending free agent, says he proved himself in a breakout season and hopes the Vikings respond in kind. Star Tribune February 18, 2017

Among top QBs, Sam Bradford faced easiest schedule of passing defenses
By almost every metric, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford had the best year of his career in 2016, but a look at the opposing defenses that the veteran quarterback faced reveals that the Vikings’ schedule may have helped his numbers. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 18, 2017

Zulgad's 3-and-out: Peterson about to find out that past performance won't be worth all that much
If it hasn’t happened already, somebody from the Peterson camp needs to inform Adrian that no team is going to pay him (or any running back for that matter) anything close to $18 million. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 18, 2017

Insta: Jerick McKinnon posts video showing off insane agility
Have you ever run agility ladders? Apparently the normal ones were too simple for the Vikings running back. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 18, 2017

Free agency: Plenty of possibilities for Minnesota Vikings at guard
The Minnesota Vikings created a need by releasing Brandon Fusco, and free agency holds different salary levels of possibilities at guard. Viking Update February 18, 2017

Closing door on Adrian Peterson could open another to something better
Having Adrian Peterson go elsewhere could open the door for the Vikings to replace him with someone more in tune with the evolution of offense in the NFL. Star Tribune February 17, 2017

Vikings hire Darrell Hazell as wide receivers coach
The former Purdue coach, who was fired last season, replaces George Stewart, who took a job with the Los Angeles Chargers. Star Tribune February 17, 2017

Pat Shurmur discusses Minnesota Vikings’ new offensive coaches
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur talked about the additions to offensive coaching staff, including a new-to-you receivers coach. Viking Update February 17, 2017

Minnesota Vikings one of four visits scheduled by CB K'Waun Williams
The Minnesota Vikings will meet Tuesday with cornerback K'Waun Williams, who was a promising nickelback prior to a nasty dispute over an injury that got him cut by the Cleveland Browns. Viking Update February 17, 2017

Vikings should avoid recently-made-available tackles Albert, Beachum and Clady
To say that the Minnesota Vikings will investigate every potential left tackle option is probably a severe understatement. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 17, 2017

RFA Thielen looking to be 'respected' by Vikings in contract talks
During training camp, some wondered whether wide receiver Adam Thielen would make the Minnesota Vikings’ roster considering they selected a receiver in the first round and had more proven wideouts in the group. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 17, 2017

Vikings WR Johnson talks about Teddy Bridgewater's rehab at Winterfest
Charles Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater were gaining chemistry in the months before the 2016 season, but Bridgewater’s devastating knee injury forced Johnson and the rest of the Minnesota Vikings’ receiving corps to adapt to a new quarterback. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 17, 2017

3 Reasons Why The Vikings Should Steer Clear Of Rashad Jennings
When the New York Giants released running back Rashad Jennings earlier this week, a small portion of Minnesota Vikings fans across the Twittersphere suggested the team should take a look at the eight-year pro as a potential replacement to current running back Adrian Peterson. February 17, 2017

Everson Griffen Clearly Wants The Vikings To Re-Sign Captain Munnerlyn
I think it's safe to assume that Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen would like to see the team re-sign cornerback Captain Munnerlyn this offseason. February 17, 2017

Hartman: Vikings' role model for next season should be 1973 team
When the Atlanta Falcons reached the Super Bowl this year, many media members and fans noticed the similarities between the Falcons’ 2015 season to the Vikings’ 2016 season. Star Tribune February 16, 2017

The Vikings can quickly add up salary cap space ahead of free agency
This is the time of year when players become budget lines again as front offices assess and reassess the dollar values assigned to many players in breakable contracts. Star Tribune February 16, 2017

Vikings countdown to free agency: Right tackles
Last offseason, the Vikings took a chance on a right tackle whose play had faded over the previous few seasons in Andre Smith. The move went over like a lead balloon. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 16, 2017

Warm weather alters Minnesota Vikings Winterfest
The unseasonably warm temperatures have forced the cancellation of one event and a change in location for another for this week’s Vikings Winterfest in Prior Lake. Viking Update February 15, 2017

Minnesota Vikings have different issues to solve at WR heading into free agency
The Minnesota Vikings have some in-house issues to address at wide receiver before looking outside at free agents. Viking Update February 15, 2017

Vikings countdown to free agency: Left tackles
Heading into free agency, no position is more vital for the Minnesota Vikings to fix than left tackle. There is a chance than the Vikings will try to work out a low-risk, high-reward deal with Matt Kalil, but otherwise they will need to find a plug-and-play solution. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 15, 2017

Reports: Adrian Peterson could play for every NFL team next year
Here are a handful of the more “serious” bits of speculation — and even these might cause your eyes to roll violently in their sockets. Star Tribune February 15, 2017

Vikings have 19 free agents: Here's the complete list
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 February 15, 2017

Vikings unlikely to use franchise tag on Munnerlyn, other free agents
Over the past decade, the Vikings have only used the franchise tag once. That was in 2011, when they kept outside linebacker Chad Greenway from hitting the market. Star Tribune February 15, 2017

Vikings interested in former Browns cornerback K'Waun Williams
Two Vikings cornerbacks are scheduled to be free agents next month, so the organization is doing its homework on others available. Star Tribune February 14, 2017

Minnesota Vikings may have to look to draft if Adrian Peterson leaves
If Adrian Peterson and the Vikings part ways, the running game in Minnesota is going to have a vastly different look in 2017. Viking Update February 14, 2017

Vikings should consider spending on valuable nickel corner position
If any rappers want to borrow this line, feel free: Nickel corner ain’t nothing to mess with. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 14, 2017

What's next for the Vikings as they overhaul offensive line?
The next decision the Vikings must make up front — and they might have made it already — is whether to try to bring back Matt Kalil or Andre Smith. Star Tribune February 13, 2017

The Loop’s Super Bowl LII Countdown: Worst Vikings
With Minnesota’s next Super Bowl less than 51 weeks away, Kevin Cusick is counting down the best and brightest, and the worst and darkest, from the past 51 games. Today, he ranks the Vikings’ worst performers in their quartet of Super Bowl apocalypses. Pioneer Press February 13, 2017

WATCH: Randy Moss is 40; his best 40+-yard receptions for Minnesota Vikings and others
Randy Moss turned 40 on Monday and, man, did he have a lot of touchdown catches go for 40 yards or more with Minnesota Vikings and his other teams. Watch the extensive highlights here. Viking Update February 13, 2017

Happy 40th Birthday Randy Moss...The Punt Returner?!?!
Today is the day that former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss turns 40. February 13, 2017

Can The Vikings Find O-Line Help In The Draft Without A First-Round Draft Pick?
Was there any unit more scrutinized in the 2016-17 NFL season than the Minnesota Vikings offensive line? February 13, 2017

Several veteran QBs will be available to Minnesota Vikings next month
The Vikings may not know the prospects for Teddy Bridgewater playing in 2017 when free agency opens, so a veteran backup could be on their radar. Viking Update February 12, 2017

Will Minnesota Vikings keep Sharrif Floyd or let him go to free agency?
With all the cap questions being pondered as the Vikings release players, Sharrif Floyd has been flying under the radar, but don't expect that situation to last much longer. Viking Update February 12, 2017

Will price tag for Eddie Lacy affect Vikings' thinking on Peterson?
As the Minnesota Vikings mull over their options with running back Adrian Peterson, one thing they consider will be the price tag of other running backs. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 12, 2017

Vikings countdown to free agency: The wide receivers
With Cordarrelle Patterson set to hit the market and first-round pick Laquon Treadwell struggling in Year 1, the Vikings should have their sights set on adding another playmaker to join Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 12, 2017

Randy Moss deserves Hall of Fame spot on first ballot
In about 51 weeks, I'll be asked to present the opening argument for Moss. He's not my favorite person, but that doesn't matter. I do think he's worthy of being one of the few receivers not named Jerry Rice to enter the Hall on his first ballot. Star Tribune February 11, 2017

Zulgad: Fusco's departure again shines a light on Spielman's offensive line draft failures
The Vikings’ decision to release starting right guard Brandon Fusco on Friday not only served as a reminder of just how bad the offensive line had been in 2016, but it also eliminated the one lineman whom Rick Spielman could brag about having been right on when he used yet another late-round pick to attempt to find help at that position(s). 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 11, 2017

Vikings' approach to free agency could reveal belief in Laquon Treadwell
Calling Laquon Treadwell’s rookie season a struggle would be a pretty severe understatement. But whether he turns out to be a quality NFL player is far from decided. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 11, 2017

Minnesota Vikings don’t have a first-round pick, but still have a stake in it
The Vikings don’t have a first-round pick, but thanks to a results quirk with them and the Indianapolis Colts, the Vikings have a vested interest in the disposition of their first-round pick. Viking Update February 11, 2017

Why Randy Moss is a first-ballot Hall of Famer — and why he could be denied
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound self-proclaimed SuperFreak probably was the most unusually gifted receiver to come along in NFL history. There’s a reason he took the league by storm with 17 touchdowns as a rookie in 1998. Star Tribune February 10, 2017

Vikings release offensive linemen Fusco and Harris
The Vikings began turning over the offensive line by releasing two veterans on Friday. Star Tribune February 10, 2017

Vikings say season ticket prices will stay flat for 2017 season
The Vikings, after a disappointing season that saw them squander a 5-0 start and miss the playoffs at 8-8, have informed season ticket holders that season ticket prices will stay flat for the upcoming 2017 season. Star Tribune February 10, 2017

Vikings release guards Brandon Fusco, Mike Harris
The Vikings’ offensive line purge has begun. Minnesota released guards Brandon Fusco and Mike Harris on Friday, clearing roster spots and cap space to rebuild an injury-ravaged and underperforming unit that precipitated the team’s second-half collapse in 2016. Pioneer Press February 10, 2017

Former Vikings QB Brad Johnson hoping for Super Bowl return in Minnesota
Since leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory 14 years ago and announcing, “I’m going to Disneyland,” Brad Johnson has stayed away from the NFL’s biggest game. That might change next February. Pioneer Press February 10, 2017

Minnesota Vikings keeping season-ticket prices flat in 2017
The Minnesota Vikings won’t raise prices on existing season-ticket members in 2017. Viking Update February 10, 2017