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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

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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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Lid pops off Vikings' offense with deep balls, big catches now in play
The Vikings' penchant for dink-and-dunk football appears right now to be a thing of the past. Star Tribune September 25, 2017

Dalvin Cook is total package for Vikings through 3 weeks
It is difficult to imagine a Vikings running back playing a more complete game than the one Cook turned in on Sunday afternoon. There's no reason he shouldn't be called the Vikings' featured back. Star Tribune September 25, 2017

Zimmer: 'You gotta give all the guys some credit'
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talked about the win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Star Tribune September 25, 2017

Vikings crush Bucs 34-17 with Case Keenum leading the way
On offense and defense, the Vikings delivered a complete win over Tampa Bay. Star Tribune September 25, 2017

Minnesota Vikings: Can Keenum repeat?
Case Keenum played brilliantly on Sunday. He threw accurately all over the field and stayed in the pocket much better than he did the previous week in Pittsburgh. Star Tribune September 25, 2017

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer says injured QB Sam Bradford back when ‘ready’
Vikings backup quarterback Case Keenum is coming off the game of his life, but that might not affect when he steps aside for starter Sam Bradford. Pioneer Press September 25, 2017

Vikings’ offense finally carrying its weight — and how
During Mike Zimmer’s four seasons as Vikings coach, the defense mostly has carried the offense. That might be changing. Pioneer Press September 25, 2017

Bradford still ‘day to day’
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is back with the team, but his status is “day to day,” according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Viking Update September 25, 2017

Snap counts: The defense rests
The Minnesota Vikings got off the field quickly on defense with an effective rotation in their nickel defense in their 34-17 win. Viking Update September 25, 2017

Dalvin Cook credits RBs coach, teammates with quick adjustment to NFL
Prior to the NFL Draft, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said that running backs can transition quickly from college to the NFL because they can rely on playmaking ability as they adapt to things like schemes and pass blocking. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 25, 2017

Report: Teddy Bridgewater will be ‘ready to go’ when eligible to come off PUP list
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list in three weeks. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Bridgewater will be ready to return as soon as the rules allow. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 25, 2017

THE MORNING AFTER: 5 Glaring Observations from the Vikings 34-17 Win
All of the sudden that Minnesota Vikings bandwagon is chalk full of people again! Here are the five things that stuck out to me the most from Sunday's win against Tampa Bay. KFAN.com September 25, 2017

Vikings crush Bucs 34-17 with Case Keenum leading the way
On offense and defense, the Vikings delivered a complete win over the Buccaneers. Star Tribune September 24, 2017

Vikings took care of priority No. 1: Keeping a handle on Bucs' wrecking ball, Gerald McCoy
The Vikings neutralized the 300-pound defensive tackle, who had wreaked havoc against the Bears a week earlier. Star Tribune September 24, 2017

Vikings game balls: There weren't enough to go around in big win over the Bucs
In place of Sam Bradford, Keenum impressed, completing 25 of 33 passes for 369 yards and 3 TDs to improve to 3-0 as a starter vs. the Bucs. Star Tribune September 24, 2017

Dalvin Cook has been exactly what Vikings’ offense needed
In the Minnesota Vikings’ two wins, their passing game has been the center of attention as Sam Bradford and Case Keenum had career days in wins over the Saints and Bucs. But rookie running back Dalvin Cook has given the Vikings’ offense a dimension it was sorely missing last season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 24, 2017

Zulgad: Case Keenum goes from disappointment to super sub
Three plays. That’s how long it took Case Keenum to establish that Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay was going to be far different from his disappointing debut as the Vikings’ starting quarterback a week earlier in Pittsburgh. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 24, 2017

Vikings’ receiving tandem steps up vs. Bucs
The Minnesota Vikings’ struggles on offense in 2016 overshadowed the individual performances of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. This year, the Vikings’ 1A and 1B  receivers are making sure they don’t go unnoticed. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 24, 2017

Vikings’ defense took care of business vs. Bucs
The Minnesota Vikings came into the 2017 season believing they could have the league’s best defense. They played like it against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 24, 2017

Vikings offensive gameplan was the star of Sunday’s win over Bucs
When you think about backup quarterbacks, the first thing that comes to mind is: “Game manager.” But Case Keenum was far from a game manager on Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings’ scheme included a barrage of deep passes. The result: Complete demolition of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 24, 2017

First half observations: Case Keenum lighting up the Bucs 21-3
The Minnesota Vikings are facing off with the Tampa Bay Bucs at US Bank Stadium. Here are notes and observations from the opening half: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 24, 2017

Keenum ‘outstanding,’ on point for Vikings
Minnesota Vikings QB Case Keenum knows his role, even if he’s looking to prove he can perform better than many backups. Viking Update September 24, 2017

Hot shots: Vikings 34, Buccaneers 17
The Minnesota Vikings used a career day from backup quarterback Case Keenum in a 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Viking Update September 24, 2017

Offense sets tone, steps up in 34-17 Minnesota Vikings win
The Minnesota Vikings offense answered many of the lingering questions with a 34-17 beat-down of Tampa Bay that started early and never let up. Viking Update September 24, 2017

Report: No structural damage for Bradford
The Minnesota Vikings had confirmed what they believed when Sam Bradford got a second opinion on his knee. Viking Update September 24, 2017

Bucs DT McCoy active, CB Grimes inactive for Vikings game
While the Minnesota Vikings will be without Sam Bradford, the Bucs have their most important defensive player active, although others are inactive. Viking Update September 24, 2017

Vikings’ path to success hasn’t changed much
It appears once again that the Minnesota Vikings will move forward with a quarterback they didn’t plan on in the preseason. But, it doesn’t mean 2017 is dead in the water. Viking Update September 24, 2017

Everson Griffen no longer only Vikings player with a sack this season
Someone other than Everson Griffen finally got a sack for the Vikings. The Vikings had two sacks of Jameis Winston in a 34-17 win Sunday over Tampa Bay at U.S. Bank Stadium. Pioneer Press September 24, 2017

Vikings’ Stefon Diggs sets a winning tone with 173 yards receiving
Nine yards from a career high, Stefon Diggs watched the completion of the Vikings’ 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday from the sideline, not needed for the conclusion of an impressive victory. Pioneer Press September 24, 2017

Adam Thielen gets Vikings passing game started against Bucs
It took the Vikings only three snaps Sunday to air out a passing game that essentially was grounded in last week’s ugly loss at Pittsburgh. Pioneer Press September 24, 2017

Brian Murphy: Case Keenum’s career day lets Vikings fans breathe easy
Keenum will not make anyone forget Sam Bradford’s Week 1 breakout or the saga his wonky knee has become. But the accidental starter scrubbed regret about his acquisition as the Vikings muddle through their perennial quarterback conundrum one unpredictable week at a time. Pioneer Press September 24, 2017

Dalvin Cook breaks Adrian Peterson’s 3-game Vikings rookie record
Since the Vikings traded up in April’s draft to nab Dalvin Cook, the running back has downplayed the meaning in becoming the heir to a job previously held by a superstar destined for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Pioneer Press September 24, 2017

Vikings pick off Jameis Winston 3 times, including ‘huge’ one by Andrew Sendejo
If anyone on the Vikings was a bit nervous early in the fourth quarter Sunday, Andrew Sendejo took care of that. Pioneer Press September 24, 2017

Vikings backup QB Case Keenum comes up big in resounding win over Buccaneers
The last time the Vikings played at home, quarterback Sam Bradford was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Now, the award might go to Case Keenum. Pioneer Press September 24, 2017

Vikings CB Tramaine Brock active, QB Sam Bradford remains week-to-week
Cornerback Tramaine Brock was active for the first time for the Vikings on Sunday against Tampa Bay. Pioneer Press September 24, 2017

Charley Walters: Third-string QB Kyle Sloter says he’s ready if Vikings need him
Sloter, 23, has been with the Vikings for just three weeks since Minnesota outbid the Denver Broncos for his services. With Bradford on the sideline again on Sunday, and if backup Case Keenum gets a hook for whatever reason against Tampa Bay, Sloter says he’s still ready. Pioneer Press September 23, 2017

Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs look to end Vikings’ 1,000-yard receiver drought
While Adam Thielen was downplaying the possibility of having a 1,000-yard receiving season, Vikings teammate Laquon Treadwell walked up and offered his take. “He’s going to do it,’’ Treadwell said. Pioneer Press September 23, 2017

Remembering the Year of the Scab
Thirty years ago today, the reality of the 1987 players strike was sinking in and the Minnesota Vikings were the least prepared team in the NFL for the Year of the Scab. Viking Update September 23, 2017

Position-by-position: How do the Vikings match up with the Buccaneers?
The Minnesota Vikings (1-1) are set to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. The Vikings, who will once again be led by Case Keenum, are coming off a loss to Pittsburgh while the Bucs cruised to a win over the Chicago Bears. How do the two teams match up? Let’s have a look… 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 23, 2017

Case Keenum's competitive fire won't let him go down easy in Vikings' starting role
Despite going undrafted and with a career started as a practice squad castoff, Case Keenum has started 25 games (he's 9-16) in his six seasons and continues to be trusted as a safety net. Star Tribune September 23, 2017

Souhan: Hitch a ride on the Vikings' quarterback carousel
With Sam Bradford missing a second straight game this week, the Vikings at best are facing a season of week-to-week doubt at the most important position in sports. Star Tribune September 23, 2017

Against the Bucs, Vikings QB Keenum has played some of his best football
Case Keenum led the Rams in a 37-32 win over the Buccaneers last season. He capped the win with a throw off his back foot to receiver Tavon Austin, who ran the rest of the way for a 43-yard touchdown. Star Tribune September 23, 2017

Vikings WR Jarius Wright happy to be playing
Vikings receiver Jarius Wright has played 27 snaps in the first two games. That’s not a lot, but it’s 27 more than he got in last season’s first two games. Pioneer Press September 22, 2017

Case Keenum has beaten Tampa Bay twice
The Vikings play their second straight game with backup quarterback Case Keenum replacing Sam Bradford, out with a knee injury. He at least has beaten the Buccaneers in each of the previous two years as a starter for the Rams. Pioneer Press September 22, 2017

Who is Case Keenum? He’s Sunday’s Vikings starter and much more
Competitive fire and faith have guided Case Keenum since he was a ball boy helping out his father, who introduced him to football and a fellowship that remains integral to the Vikings’ accidental starting quarterback. Pioneer Press September 22, 2017

Injured Vikings QB Sam Bradford to miss Sunday’s game, will see orthopedic specialist
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will miss his second straight game Sunday after traveling to Florida on Friday to meet with an orthopedic specialist about his surgically repaired left knee. Pioneer Press September 22, 2017

Bradford won't play Sunday, reportedly seeking second opinion
The Minnesota Vikings will be without starting QB Sam Bradford for a second straight game. Viking Update September 22, 2017

Priefer takes ownership of kick return struggles
The Minnesota Vikings have had a decade of dynamic kick returners who took risks to get rewards. Jerick McKinnon and Mike Priefer are being singled out for recent struggles. Viking Update September 22, 2017

Zulgad: Vikings’ refusal to make long-term investment in Sam Bradford now makes sense
There was one thing I couldn’t figure out during the Vikings’ offseason. How come we never heard one word about a potential contract extension for Sam Bradford? 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 22, 2017

Vikings Friday notes: Bucs’ defense dinged up
The biggest news out of Winter Park on Friday – by a mile – was the fact that Sam Bradford will not be under center when the Minnesota Vikings face off with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Aside from Knee Gate or whatever it’s being called, here are a couple of other Vikings/Bucs notes… 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 22, 2017

Could the Vikings make the playoffs with Case Keenum starting?
When the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year, $2 million contract, they hoped he would never hit the field. But general manager Rick Spielman made Keenum one of the 10 highest paid backup QBs in the NFL for one reason: Insurance. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 22, 2017

Mike Zimmer confirms QB Sam Bradford is OUT this Sunday vs TB
Thought things were looking better earlier in the week Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed on Friday that starting quarterback Sam Bradford will be OUT for this Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. KFAN.com September 22, 2017

With Bradford out, Vikings' playoff aspirations burdened by history of QB turbulence
Sam Bradford is out at the minimum one more week. And that's not a good sign. Only one Vikings playoff team since 2000 has reached the postseason using two different starting quarterbacks. Star Tribune September 22, 2017

Vikings' Sam Bradford ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is out for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed. Star Tribune September 22, 2017

A deep thought: Vikings receiver Adam Thielen has a skill not possessed by all
Adam Thielen and NFL deep threat are five words that don’t seem to belong together. Then again, Thielen leads the NFL with five receptions over 20 yards. Star Tribune September 22, 2017