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Green Bay 13-3-0
Minnesota 10-6-0
Chicago 8-8-0
Detroit 3-12-1


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 3:05 PM
12/23 Green Bay 7:15 PM
12/29 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar

Feb. 24-March 2 NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

March 10 Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 16-18 Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2019 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 18.

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Current News

Winfield, Jr., Reed Following in Fathers' Footsteps at Combine
The NFL career of Antoine Winfield, Jr., is just beginning, as he is among the select group of draft prospects in Indianapolis for the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. February 28, 2020

Trevon Diggs Grateful for Stefon's Guidance from Childhood to Combine
Alabama cornerback and NFL prospect Trevon Diggs is grateful for the guidance he's received from his older brother. February 28, 2020

Lunchbreak: Vikings Legends Carter, Randle, Richardson Serving as Combine Mentors
All this week at the NFL Scouting Combine, draft-eligible prospects are hoping to impress on the field and in interviews with teams in preparation for this year's NFL Draft, which will kick off on April 23 in Las Vegas. February 28, 2020

QB, WR & TE Combine Roundup: Tyler Johnson Incorporating Advice from Thielen
Former Golden Gophers wide receiver Tyler Johnson has received plenty of support from Vikings receiver Adam Thielen. February 28, 2020

Antoine Winfield Jr. mirrors his father, and that's a good thing
Like father, like son? As coaches and scouts spend the week projecting futures of 337 draft prospects at the NFL scouting combine, there might not be an easier player to match an NFL pro comparison than Gophers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. Star Tribune February 28, 2020

Black History Month comes alive as Vikings legends share personal memories
Alan Page, whose second act in life vaulted him beyond even his Pro Football Hall of Fame career, still remembers a childhood moment which sharpened the “justice for all” mentality that drove him to become the first black justice to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Star Tribune February 28, 2020

Draft will be deep at cornerback, where Vikings also have free-agency scenarios to resolve
Free agency will fill some holes in the Vikings’ roster. But there still will be missing pieces, and General Manager Rick Spielman should have a better idea, after free agency, what he is looking for in April’s NFL Draft. Star Tribune February 27, 2020

4 Experts Predicting Help for Vikings Secondary at No. 25 Draft Pick
As it stands now, the Vikings will have the 25th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The draft will kick off just under two months from now in Las Vegas, which leaves plenty of time for speculation, mock drafts and more mock drafts. February 27, 2020

NFL Experts Evaluate Vikings 2019 Season, Provide 2020 Outlook
The Vikings had ups and downs during the 2019 season and ultimately will look to build off the positives as they turn the page in 2020. February 26, 2020

Zimmer: Cousins Can 'Continue to Ascend' with Continuity, Protection
Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer was the very last of dozens of NFL coaches and general managers to speak at the podium at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Wednesday afternoon. February 26, 2020

Presser Points: Zimmer 'Expects' Griffen to be Back With Vikings
Head Coach Mike Zimmer hopes to have the longest-tenured Viking continue his stretch in Purple. February 26, 2020

Thaddeus Moss Relying on Dad Randy's Advice at 2020 Combine
Like most players at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Thaddeus Moss has relied on family, friends and coaches to help get himself ready for the weekly showcase in Indianapolis. February 26, 2020

Mike Zimmer would like Everson Griffen to return to Vikings
Griffen voided the final three years of his deal and will be an NFL free agent. Star Tribune February 26, 2020

Keeping Anthony Harris will be tough for Vikings
After a strong season, the 28-year-old safety will command big bucks in free agency. Star Tribune February 26, 2020

Zimmer on Vikings' needs, offensive line draft class and more
From the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, Mike Zimmer discussed a strong tackle draft class, Everson Griffen and more. Star Tribune February 26, 2020

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer on Everson Griffen: ‘We expect him to be back’
Less than a week after defensive end Everson Griffen opted out of the final three years of his contract — an expected move considering he had no guaranteed money left on the deal — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer still thinks there’s a way to keep the 32-year-old fan favorite in the Twin Cities. Pioneer Press February 26, 2020

Vikings put smarts before performance in shorts
One of the Minnesota Vikings’ toughest decisions of the offseason is whether they should look to re-sign safety Anthony Harris or let him exit via the free agent market. Once upon a time, Harris was a 183-pound undrafted defensive back with an unimpressive 40 time. February 26, 2020

5 takeaways from Mike Zimmer’s NFL Combine media sessions
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer talked on Wednesday at the NFL Combine. Here’s the most interesting things that came from his sessions with the media… February 26, 2020

Zulgad: Vikings’ most important offseason decision remains a mystery
There has been speculation since the Vikings’ season ended about Stefon Diggs’ future with the franchise, whether Dalvin Cook and/or Kirk Cousins will receive contract extensions and which veterans might be jettisoned in order to save room under the salary cap. February 26, 2020

Mike Zimmer says Vikings expecting veteran Everson Griffen to return in 2020
The Vikings might not be moving from Everson Griffen after all. February 26, 2020

Which positions should the Vikings look for instant help in the draft?
Maybe you have heard: The Minnesota Vikings do not have much (any?) cap space. February 26, 2020

Spielman: Potential Upcoming Roster Moves Are 'Toughest Part' of My Job
In the days following a playoff loss to the 49ers, Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer gave his coaching staff some time off before diving into player evaluations. February 25, 2020

Presser Points: Spielman Anticipates Diggs as a Viking, Additional Progress from Cousins in 2020
Plan on Stefon Diggs being in Purple next season. Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman took to the podium in Indianapolis for his NFL Combine media session and fielded a question about Diggs and rumors that have surfaced in the social media world. February 25, 2020

Spielman: Vikings' salary cap situation forcing 'tough decisions'
At the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman discussed "tough decisions" on the horizon and quarterback Kirk Cousins' future. Star Tribune February 25, 2020

Vikings GM Rick Spielman says 'there's no reason' to think Stefon Diggs won't stay with Vikings
The 26-year-old receiver has removed all pictures of himself in a Vikings uniform from his Instagram account. Star Tribune February 25, 2020

Actually, there are many reasons to anticipate a possible Stefon Diggs trade
Rick Spielman’s money quote, whereby he told reporters that “there’s no reason to anticipate [Stefon Diggs] is not going to be a Minnesota Viking,” is complicated by an immediate rebuttal. Star Tribune February 25, 2020

Vikings GM likes Kirk Cousins, Stefon Diggs, Dalvin Cook just where they are
The biggest thing Vikings general manager Rick Spielman needs to address at the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis has nothing to do with college players he is considering for the late-April draft. Pioneer Press February 25, 2020

5 takeaways from Rick Spielman’s Combine media sessions
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman talked both at the podium and in a side session with reporters at the NFL Combine on Tuesday. Here’s the biggest takeaways from his conversations with the media… February 25, 2020

Rick Spielman: “No reason to anticipate Stefon Diggs is not going to be a Viking”
If Stefon Diggs has any issues with the Vikings, Rick Spielman certainly wasn’t going to acknowledge it. The Vikings general manager, speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday in Indianapolis, said “there is no reason to anticipate Stefon Diggs is not going to be a Minnesota Viking,” when asked about the wide receiver. February 25, 2020

Vikings have plenty to get done this week at NFL combine
Prospect evaluation is but one task on the checklist. Star Tribune February 24, 2020

Who's the Fastest? Strongest? Current Vikings Results From the Combine
The 2020 NFL Combine is approaching fast as the Vikings coaches and front office will head to Indianapolis this week. February 24, 2020

2020 NFL Scouting Combine Primer: New Elements Await Vikings Brass
Almost all of the NFL will convene in Indianapolis this week to assess draft-eligible prospects who have been invited to participate in on-field timing and testing drills and formal interviews with team representatives. February 24, 2020

25 names Vikings fans should know heading into the NFL Combine
The Minnesota Vikings along with the rest of the NFL are in attendance this week in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. February 24, 2020

5 Vikings storylines at the NFL Combine
The football world will assemble in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Combine, meaning that offseason news will be flowing. Here’s five we’ll be looking for with the Minnesota Vikings… February 24, 2020

Former Viking Alan Page makes eloquent case for Jim Marshall being in NFL Hall of Fame
You’re standing in the Vikings Museum. Alan Page, the greatest Viking of all, knows you’re one of 48 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. He asks if he can make a case against the unjust treatment of an old friend named Jim Marshall. Star Tribune February 22, 2020

Vikings owners invest more than $1 billion into state of Minnesota
The Wilf family, which owns the Vikings, continues to believe it is doing the right thing by putting its own money into the community, both at U.S. Bank Stadium and in Eagan at the TCO Performance Center. Star Tribune February 22, 2020

Everson Griffen is first domino to fall for Vikings in salary-cap crunch
The likely loss of Everson Griffen is the first piece removed. There are more players who will force the Vikings to make difficult decisions in the coming months. Star Tribune February 22, 2020

Should the Vikings re-sign Everson Griffen?
At 32 years old, Griffen is still one of the top players at his position. Pro Football Focus graded him 21st of 63 edge rushers who played at least 50% of snaps in 2019. February 22, 2020

5 Takeaways from Daniel Jeremiah's Pre-Combine Conference Call
Coaches, scouts and fans alike will be adjusting to several changes to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next week. February 21, 2020

Vikes Life: Overseas Trips, Crossover Sports & Marriage Proposal
The 2020 NFL Combine is just around the corner, and Vikings coaches and scouts will take a deeper look at draft hopefuls. But while young athletes have been preparing to start a new chapter of their lives, current players have been enjoying a bit of down time. February 21, 2020