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Pre-Season Standings
Chicago 2-0-0
Minnesota 2-0-0
Detroit 1-1-0
Green Bay 1-1-0


2014 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/08 Oakland 7 PM
8/16  Arizona 7:30 PM
8/23 @ Kansas City 7 PM
8/28 @ Tennessee 7 PM
2014 Regular Season Schedule
9/7 @ St. Louis 12 PM
9/14 New England 12 PM
9/21 @ New Orleans 12 PM
9/28 Atlanta 3:25 PM
10/2 @ Green Bay 7:25 PM
10/12 Detroit 12 PM
10/19 @ Buffalo 12 PM
10/26 @ Tampa Bay 12PM
11/2 Washington 12 PM
11/9 Bye Week N/A
11/16 @ Chicago 12 PM
11/23 Green Bay 12 PM
11/30 Carolina 12 PM
12/7 NY Jets 12 PM
12/14 @ Detroit 12 PM
12/21 @ Miami 12 PM
12/28 Chicago 12 PM

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Current News

Ex-Viking Tingelhoff is lone senior committee finalist for Hall of Fame
Former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff isn’t in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but it does appear that his long, long wait will end on Jan. 31 when the Class of 2015 is selected in Arizona the day before Super Bowl XLIX. Star Tribune August 21, 2014

Vikings notes: Problematic wrist slows down Greenway at practice
Veteran outside linebacker Chad Greenway was limited in practice Wednesday after the Vikings used X-rays and a magnetic resonance imaging to examine his bothersome right wrist, the same wrist he fractured during the 2013 season. Star Tribune August 21, 2014

Hartman: Tingelhoff nears getting into NFL Hall of Fame
The durable former Vikings center never missed a game or practice in 17 years. Star Tribune August 21, 2014

Scoggins: For Vikings' Coleman, bond formed from a tragedy
A friendship grew out of a legal tackle by the Vikings’ Kurt Coleman that paralyzed an ex-teammate. Star Tribune August 21, 2014

Vikings' linebacker race between Jasper Brinkley, Audie Cole going down to wire
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer soon must choose whether he will open the 2014 season with a 2012 model or a 2013. Pioneer Press August 20, 2014

Vikings QB Christian Ponder on fans booing him: 'I hear it. Everyone hears it.'
Christian Ponder never heard boos when he played in high school in Texas. He claims he didn't hear any at Florida State, either. Pioneer Press August 20, 2014

Vikings great Mick Tingelhoff step closer to Hall of Fame
Former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff is a step closer to finally making the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Pioneer Press August 20, 2014

Vikings: For Everson Griffen, 'football's fun ... in attack mode'
Training camp scrimmages and preseason games hardly are complete barometers, but by any measure Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is a different player in 2014. Pioneer Press August 20, 2014

Vikings: Cordarrelle Patterson to return some preseason kicks
Cordarrelle Patterson has been returning more kicks in practice this week and the wide receiver is poised for his first special-teams look of the preseason Saturday night when the Vikings visit Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium. Pioneer Press August 20, 2014

Practice notes: Zimmer waiting to settle on starting middle linebacker
As the Vikings sort through their options for undecided starting spots, Saturday's preseason game figures to be a good exhibition. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 20, 2014

Minnesota Vikings Wednesday practice report
A few observations from the Minnesota Vikings' practice on Wednesday afternoon: August 20, 2014

Minnesota Vikings Mick Tingelhoff a Hall of Fame finalist
It appears another member of the Minnesota Vikings' four Super Bowl teams could be on his way to Canton. August 20, 2014

Zimmer tries to balance sturdy and exotic D
As elementary as the Minnesota Vikings' game plans have been for their first two preseason contests, the Vikings' wins over the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals have already seen coach Mike Zimmer and defensive coordinator George Edwards unveil a handful of different defensive looks. August 20, 2014

VIDEO: Jennings on Thielen, Smith, Ponder
Greg Jennings talked about the progress of young receivers Adam Thielen, Rodney Smith and the booing of QB Christian Ponder. ‘Tough as nails,’ Tingelhoff gets HOF bid. Viking Update August 20, 2014

Notebook: Patterson ‘might’ return kicks
Cordarrelle Patterson might return a kick or two for the first time this preseason on Saturday. Plus, get injury updates and other notes from Wednesday morning. Viking Update August 20, 2014

Vikings surviving NFL’s painful flag-fest
The NFL is making its preseason harder to watch with the increased number of penalties, but at least the Vikings have been one of the better teams at avoiding the flag. Viking Update August 20, 2014

Zimmer showing he's no cookie-cutter first-year head coach
If Mike Zimmer were a used car, most of us would still be kicking his tires and slowly circling him with a discerning eye. Star Tribune August 20, 2014

Tingelhoff moves one step closer to realizing Hall of Fame dream
Mick Tingelhoff, the overlooked and undrafted center who went on to play 17 seasons without missing a game for the Vikings, has moved one step closer to reaching the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Star Tribune August 20, 2014

Greenway watches practice, giving Mauti an opportunity with the first-team defense
Veteran linebacker Chad Greenway, who is dealing with a wrist injury that head coach Mike Zimmer downplayed this morning, was dressed for practice today. But after participating in some of the individual drills at the start of the practice, Greenway spent the rest of the afternoon on the sideline. Star Tribune August 20, 2014

Greenway gets wrist checked out, Peterson excused
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said a few minutes ago that outside linebacker Chad Greenway, who played with a fractured wrist a season ago, underwent tests on one of his wrists. Star Tribune August 20, 2014

Veteran linebacker Greenway gets the green dot
One of the responsibilities that typically fall into the lap of a starting middle linebacker is donning the green dot on the back of their helmet during games, a distinction that means that they are the one defensive player on the field who has a radio headset in his helmet. Star Tribune August 20, 2014

Ponder not written off by Vikings coaching staff
With Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater still competing for the starting quarterback spot, Christian Ponder — the Vikings’ former QB of the future turned first-string clipboard-holder — didn’t even get a brief cameo in Saturday night’s 30-28 preseason victory over Arizona. Star Tribune August 20, 2014

Peterson, Zimmer decide All-Day won't include preseason playing time
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Adrian Peterson have talked about the perennial All-Pro running back’s preseason playing time and have essentially decided what any one of the rest of us schlubs would have. “I really don’t see the need,” Zimmer said after practice today. Star Tribune August 20, 2014

Souhan: Going digital won't help one rookie QB
Hands down, Bridgewater’s been more poised than Manziel. Star Tribune August 20, 2014

Vikings: Adrian Peterson won't press coaches for preseason action
Another week, another chance to ask Vikings running back Adrian Peterson whether he wants to play in the preseason. Pioneer Press August 19, 2014

Vikings Norv Turner: Bridgewater wasn't only player to shine in two-minute drill
Arizona's Holy Roller II Saturday night scuttled Teddy Bridgewater's chance to kneel down in the victory formation, but the zany touchdown opened a unique laboratory for Minnesota's rookie quarterback. Pioneer Press August 19, 2014

Vikings: Christian Ponder deserves better from fans, Norv Turner says
Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner on Tuesday scolded fans for booing Christian Ponder during the preseason opener against Oakland and tossed the third-string quarterback a series of bouquets. Pioneer Press August 19, 2014

Vikings: Captain Munnerlyn 'looks like' starter at cornerback
If there was a battle to be the Vikings' starting left cornerback, it was news to Captain Munnerlyn. "I really didn't even know there was any competition," Munnerlyn said. Pioneer Press August 19, 2014

Notebook: Peterson won’t play in preseason
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer plans to sit Adrian Peterson for the rest of the preseason, which is fine with the star running back. Viking Update August 19, 2014

VIDEO: Peterson on offense, running game
Adrian Peterson won’t play in the preseason, but he talked about the offense, the running game and more. Viking Update August 19, 2014

Vikings Tuesday practice report
Some observations from the Minnesota Vikings' practice on Tuesday afternoon: August 19, 2014