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NFCN  Standings
Minnesota 13-3-0
Detroit 9-7-0
Green Bay 7-9-0
Chicago 5-11-0


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

Jan. 27 – Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

Jan. 28 – NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.  An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club’s head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.

Feb. 4 – Super Bowl LII, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minnesota.

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Current News

Vikings empty lockers, bemoan lost opportunity: 'This is going to hurt for a while'
The Vikings hoped to prepare for the Super Bowl in their own stadium. Instead, they are packing up and left with lots of question marks. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Keenum, Bridgewater address 2018 Vikings quarterback conundrum
Several major questions related to the 2018 season have been staring at the Vikings for months, but always with the caveat that they would be dealt with when the season ended. Well, that time starts now.. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Vikings' Jerick McKinnon eager to embrace free-agent market in search of lead backfield role
The quarterbacks aren't the only free agents about which the Vikings will have to make decisions. Jerick McKinnon, Kai Forbath and several others are on the list. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Vikings' Harrison Smith, Kyle Rudolph, Linval Joseph added to NFC Pro Bowl roster
But Everson Griffen and Anthony Barr will miss the game because of injury. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Do Vikings veterans have more in the tank? Terence Newman, Joe Berger, Brian Robison mull retirement
Eric Kendricks joked that Terence Newman, 39, could play 10 more years. That won't happen, but is this the end? Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Pat Shurmur named Giants head coach, leaves opening for Vikings offensive coordinator
The Giants announced Monday that Pat Shurmur is the team's new head coach. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

When considering Vikings quarterbacks, don't forget Kyle Sloter
That’s not to suggest Kyle Sloter is a dark-horse candidate to be the team’s starting quarterback in 2018, but the Vikings have made it clear they like the undrafted former Northern Colorado quarterback. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Vikings' other loss: TV viewership dwindled as their chances faded
As team tanked, viewers tuned out. More than 1 million Twin Cities households viewed Sunday's NFC Championship Game — but those numbers plummeted. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Vikings clear out lockers after season-ending loss in Philly
Vikings players spent Monday clearing out their lockers after a season-ending loss in Philadelphia on Sunday. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Vikings’ Harrison Smith, Linval Joseph, Kyle Rudolph named to Pro Bowl
Three Vikings players received consolation prizes Monday. A day after Minnesota lost 38-7 at Philadelphia in the NFC Championship Game, safety Harrison Smith, nose tackle Linval Joseph and tight end Kyle Rudolph were named as alternates to the Pro Bowl. Pioneer Press January 22, 2018

It’s official: Giants hire Vikings’ Pat Shurmur as head coach
Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been hired as the New York Giants’ head coach. Pioneer Press January 22, 2018

Next stop for Vikings QB Case Keenum: free agency
With heavy snow blanketing the Twin Cities, Vikings quarterback Case Keenum joked Monday about going to a warmer climate to “thaw out” and ponder his future. Pioneer Press January 22, 2018

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater focused on a starting job somewhere in 2018
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said he “definitely” sees himself as a starter in 2018 but stopped short of speculating where he could end up as he enters the NFL offseason as a free agent for the first time since Minnesota used a first-round pick to select him in the 2014 draft. Pioneer Press January 22, 2018

Vikings’ Dalvin Cook jogging again on his road to recovery
Injured Vikings running back Dalvin Cook watched helplessly from the sidelines during his team’s 38-7 beatdown at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field. Pioneer Press January 22, 2018

Bob Sansevere: Vikings fans in Philly suffer through hangover of blowout loss
The day began for several hundred Vikings fans with a trip to Philadelphia and several full-throated and exuberant “Skol” chants. Pioneer Press January 22, 2018

Keenum looking for time to process, consider future
Case Keenum continued to relive the Minnesota Vikings’ season-ending loss on Monday, unsure of what his future holds. Viking Update January 22, 2018

Vikings sign 6 to reserve/future contracts
The Minnesota Vikings signed six young players to reserve/future contracts. Viking Update January 22, 2018

Vikings begin search for offensive coordinator as Pat Shurmur named coach of Giants
The Vikings lost the NFC title game to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. On Monday, they lost a key member of their coaching staff as Pat Shurmur was named the 18th head coach of the New York Giants. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 22, 2018

Rudolph, Joseph and Smith named to Pro Bowl roster
A few wrongs have been righted as it pertains to the NFL Pro Bowl. Minnesota Vikings players Kyle Rudolph, Linval Joseph and Harrison Smith will be headed to Orlando for the Pro Bowl after initially being snubbed. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 22, 2018

These Vikings players are set to become free agents
Vikings players on Monday filed in and out of the locker room at the team’s practice facility in Eden Prairine, Minn., all wrestling with two difficult realities: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 22, 2018

Teddy Bridgewater says this year tested his character, praises teammates for ‘unbelievable’ season
Teddy Bridgewater acknowledged that he doesn’t know what his personal future holds and said that he sees himself as a starting QB in 2018, “without a question.” 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 22, 2018

Case Keenum expresses gratitude, acknowledges his uncertain future
Case Keenum conducted an incredible run that ended for the Vikings on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia. Now, nobody can be certain what the future will hold. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 22, 2018

Vikings never were in NFC title game
The Vikings would have traveled anywhere to play in their first Super Bowl since 1977.  This year, though, the game is in their stadium. They won't be in it. January 22, 2018

Vikings suffer shocking blowout loss to Eagles, 38-7, in NFC Championship Game
Vikings blow chance to be first team to play Super Bowl at home. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

This Vikings season was going to be different, until it wasn't
Losing big games and seeking more at quarterback. These are your Vikings. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Nick Foles might not be Eagles' weak link after all
Nick Foles, the Eagles' backup most of the season was near perfect Sunday. He completed 26 of 33 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns with a 141.4 rating. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

For Vikings fans, defeat is familiar ending to 'miracle' season
The ending was familiar, and yet Minnesota Vikings fans didn't see it coming. The team failed to pull off another miracle, or much of anything really, against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night in the NFC Championship Game. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Vikings' vaunted defense puzzled by its ineptness
What happened? The Eagles on Sunday tagged the Vikings defense with season highs in points, yards and third-down conversions (10 of 14 with two TDs). Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Suffering through a back injury, Adam Thielen gives it his best for Vikings
Vikings Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen played in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with a lower back injury that caused him a significant amount of pain, a source told the Star Tribune. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur won't discuss Giants job, sees bright future for Vikings
Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur won’t be holding that title for much longer, as he’s soon expected to accept the New York Giants head coaching job. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points: Eagles were superb in every way
Five takeaways from Sunday's game from NFL writer Mark Craig. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Drubbing deflates Thielen's hometown of Detroit Lakes
Fans in Detroit Lakes suffered through another big Vikings' loss - this one while watching one of their own. Star Tribune January 22, 2018

Will the Vikings' story ever change during this lifetime?
The way this Vikings season played out made it seem like they were fated to play in and win the Super Bowl. Tt turns out many of us mistook a great story line for fate. Star Tribune January 21, 2018

Vikings’ Pat Shurmur likely bound for N.Y. Giants after playoff loss
Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur flew home with the team after Sunday night’s loss in the NFC Championship Game, but he likely won’t be in Minnesota for long. Pioneer Press January 21, 2018

For Vikings QB Case Keenum, painful end of dream season ‘stings’
Case Keenum’s dream season ended with a nightmare of a game. The 29-year-old quarterback got the Vikings to within one game of becoming the first team to play a Super Bowl in its own stadium. Pioneer Press January 21, 2018

Turnovers quickly killed any momentum Vikings brought with them
Now we know, even miracle momentum has trouble carrying. The Vikings might have swept into the NFC championship game on the wings of a last-second touchdown reception in the divisional playoffs, but it had no effect in Sunday’s 38-7 loss to the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Pioneer Press January 21, 2018

Vaunted Vikings defense ‘got whooped’ when it mattered most … by Nick Foles
The Vikings were favored to beat the Eagles on their home field Sunday night, but it’s easy to imaginef a few ways in which Minnesota could lose. Pioneer Press January 21, 2018

Adam Thielen laments Vikings’ inability to ‘check the last box’
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen won’t be going to the Super Bowl as a player. That was decided Sunday night when the Eagles demolished the Vikings 38-7 in the NFC Championship Game. Pioneer Press January 21, 2018

Bob Sansevere: This Vikings loss was the soul-crushingest of them all
Sunday night, the Liberty Bell wasn’t the only thing in Philadelphia with a massive crack in it. There was the Vikings’ defense, too. Pioneer Press January 21, 2018

John Shipley: With chance to change narrative, Vikings fail to show up
And so the darkness of another long winter settles over Minnesota. It has taken longer than usual, but now the Vikings are done, and reality has swept in like a bracing slap to the face. Pioneer Press January 21, 2018

Eagles’ 38-7 rout of Vikings ends dream of playing Super Bowl at home
Brian Robison, the longest tenured Vikings player, had to hold back tears as he contemplated what could have been. Pioneer Press January 21, 2018

Photos: Eagles rout Vikings 38-7 in Philadelphia
With a touchdown on their very first drive of the game, the Vikings got off to a promising start early in Sunday night’s game against the Eagles in Philadelphia. But it didn’t last long. Pioneer Press January 21, 2018

Notebook: Points left behind added to the problems in 38-7 loss
The Minnesota Vikings were crushed by the Eagles, but missed opportunities on offense were as much to blame as the poor defensive showing with the Super Bowl at stake. Viking Update January 21, 2018

38 unanswered points, one huge letdown
The Minnesota Vikings entered Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with the league’s best defense, but ended it humbled by the Eagles in a 38-7 blowout loss. Viking Update January 21, 2018

Lowlights: Philadelphia Eagles 38, Minnesota Vikings 7
Highlights from the Minnesota Vikings’ NFC Championship Game. Viking Update January 21, 2018

Mike Zimmer: ‘If you want to criticize people, criticize me’
When the Vikings lost their first game of the 2016 season, coach Mike Zimmer did not hesitate to criticize his players. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 21, 2018

Vikings’ QB Case Keenum: ‘This one stings’
The Minnesota Vikings marched down the field for a touchdown on the opening drive of the NFC Championship. They didn’t score another point in the following 50 minutes and 46 seconds. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 21, 2018

Zulgad: Vikings’ season goes from magical to nightmare as super opportunity is lost
Owners Mark and Zygi Wilf exited the Vikings’ locker room Sunday evening with vacant looks on their faces as the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans celebrated inside Lincoln Financial Field. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 21, 2018

Vikings’ defense at a loss for words after drubbing
The Minnesota Vikings had the best defense in the NFL this year. They were No. 1 in scoring and No. 1 in yards. But in the NFC Championship game, the Vikings allowed 38 points and 456 yards. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 21, 2018

Vikings OC Pat Shurmur not surprised by Nick Foles’ big day
In 2013, Pat Shurmur was the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive coordinator, directing quarterback Nick Foles to a remarkable 27 touchdown season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 21, 2018

As Case Keenum’s supporting cast faltered, so did he
At one point this season, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum said that he felt like he was driving a Lamborghini. On Sunday, he was driving a clunker. As was the case all season, Keenum went as his team went. That just happened to be down and out on Sunday. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 21, 2018

No fluke: Eagles deserve spot in Super Bowl after whipping Vikings
Every area. Every facet. Every unit. Every quarter. The Philadelphia Eagles whooped the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game. They are the best team with the best coach and they belong in the Super Bowl. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 21, 2018

WATCH: Mike Zimmer meets the media after loss in Philadelphia
Coach Zimmer talks with the media after today’s game. January 21, 2018

WATCH: Case Keenum meets the media after loss to Eagles on the road
Case Keenum talks with the media after today’s game. January 21, 2018

What happened to the Vikings dominant defense down the stretch?
They called them the "Zim-Reapers", they called them dominant, they called them record setting, but over the past two weeks they were effectively invisible. January 21, 2018

What does a rough NFC Championship loss mean for QB Case Keenum's future?
While most everybody was getting ready to ask how they planned to stop Tom Brady and the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, the mood quickly changed in Minnesota and the attention quickly shifted to the Vikings ominous situation at the quarterback position. January 21, 2018

From miracle to misery, Vikings get blown out in NFC Championship Game
Well, that just happened. Still riding the high from the Minneapolis Miracle one week ago today, the Minnesota Vikings showed up at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday and forgot to bring a game plan with them. Or at the very least, the one they had didn't all. January 21, 2018