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NFCN  Standings
Green Bay 10-6-0
Detroit 9-7-0
Minnesota 8-8-0
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

 Jan. 16 – Deadline for college players that are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be transmitted to clubs on January 20.

Jan. 21 – East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Jan. 22 – AFC and NFC Championship Games.

Jan. 28 – Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

Jan. 29 – NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.

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Current News

NFL’s important dates in 2017
From all-star games to free agency to the draft to the start of the preseason, the key dates for the NFL offseason. Viking Update January 17, 2017

Super Bowl bringing money into host city, which is in Minneapolis next year
There is considerable debate as to the extent of the economic impact a Super Bowl has on a city, but much of the money the State of Minnesota invested in U.S. Bank Stadium will re-enter the local economy when Super Bowl LII comes to Minneapolis next year. Viking Update January 17, 2017

Weighing odds on which Vikings free agents return
As we march toward the end of the NFL season, all but four teams are busy evaluating their rosters and planning for next year. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 17, 2017

Vikings grades, outlook: Xavier Rhodes catches on for Vikings' stingy secondary
For the first time since Mike Zimmer gutted the Vikings’ defensive roster upon arrival in 2014, the defense could see some significant turnover. Star Tribune January 17, 2017

Former Viking Leo Lewis makes a difference as Minneapolis North athletic director
With little fanfare, athletic director Leo Lewis attends to the smallest details, all in the name of supporting student-athletes who often get little support at home. Star Tribune January 16, 2017

Vikings grades, outlook: Barr's quiet season an enigma
Barr, the former ninth overall pick, played more than ever in his third NFL season, but didn’t make the same splash plays Vikings followers became accustomed to seeing from the linebacker. Star Tribune January 16, 2017

Vikings reportedly will hire Kennedy Polamalu as running backs coach
Polamalu, who played fullback collegiately at USC, was the offensive coordinator at UCLA for only the 2016 season and was not retained. Star Tribune January 16, 2017

10 free agent offensive linemen the Vikings should avoid
The biggest goal of the Minnesota Vikings’ offseason is to fix their offensive line. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 16, 2017

Report: Vikings to hire new running backs coach
It appears the shake ups are continuing for the Minnesota Vikings’ coaching staff. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 16, 2017

Report: Minnesota Vikings to hire RBs coach, staff transition continues
The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly hired a running backs coach and it may be working toward filling their quarterbacks-coach position. Viking Update January 16, 2017

One of Minnesota Vikings’ most heartbreaking losses remembered
Tuesday is a day that any longtime Vikings fan will remember with a heavy heart. In its own way, it was tantamount to a death in the family - a grim reminder that not all anniversaries are good. Viking Update January 16, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer: No timeline on QB Teddy Bridgewater yet
Mike Zimmer still doesn’t have much of a timeline on Teddy Bridgewater’s return to the Minnesota Vikings. Viking Update January 15, 2017

Watch: Mike Zimmer talks about Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery on ESPN
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer joined ESPN Sunday morning and discussed the Sam Bradford trade and Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 15, 2017

The future of the Vikings, Part 6: The linebackers
For the majority of the season, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer avoided giving a direct answer about the struggles of linebacker Anthony Barr. He said that the former ninth-overall pick was playing well, he just wasn’t making, “splash” plays as he had in 2015. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 15, 2017

If Adrian Peterson isn't back with Minnesota Vikings, things will change considerably
There have been just a handful of Vikings players that have dominated how defensive coaches approach Minnesota. The Vikings could be on the cusp of losing one of those players. Viking Update January 14, 2017

Searching for answers to Sam Bradford's third-down woes
It doesn’t matter which statistical category you prefer – whether it’s points per game, yards per play, total yards, touchdowns, scoring percentage etc. – the Minnesota Vikings are consistently at the bottom of the list in every offensive ranking. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 13, 2017

Vikings grades, outlook: Danielle Hunter breaks through crowded defensive line, makes bid to start
As part of one of the team's stronger units, defensive end Danielle Hunter broke through as a potential star in the making. Star Tribune January 13, 2017

Vikings in the Pro Bowl under Mike Zimmer
Which Vikings have made the Pro Bowl under Mike Zimmer? Star Tribune January 12, 2017

Vikings grades, outlook: Sam Bradford's season both limited and navigated well
A turbulent season for the Vikings offense began with Teddy Bridgewater’s severe knee injury and ended with Sam Bradford being named their starter moving forward. Star Tribune January 12, 2017

Vikings' Linval Joseph added to Pro Bowl team
Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph has been picked as an injury replacement on the NFC Pro Bowl team, for Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams. Pioneer Press January 12, 2017

Minnesota Vikings DT Linval Joseph going to his first Pro Bowl
The Minnesota Vikings got a fifth player in the Pro Bowl after Linval Joseph was selected as an injury replacement. Viking Update January 12, 2017

Vikings NT Joseph added to Pro Bowl roster
When the Pro Bowl rosters were originally announced, Linval Joseph’s teammates were surprised his name was not on the list. Well, now it is. The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that Joseph was named to the Pro Bowl, replacing Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who is unable to participate due to an injury. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 12, 2017

Vikings grades, outlook: Thielen, Diggs carry load for top picks at receiver
The Vikings got a lot from two smaller contracts and not enough from their top picks at wide receiver in 2016. Star Tribune January 11, 2017

The best young player on the Vikings is ... Danielle Hunter?
Linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks and cornerbacks Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander have all been chosen in the top two rounds. But they weren't on a list of the NFL's top young players. Star Tribune January 11, 2017

Full list of Vikings' 2017 free agents
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 January 11, 2017

The future of the Vikings, Part 5: The defensive line
When the Minnesota Vikings drafted Danielle Hunter in the third round, fans and media who Googled his college stat sheet were confused. Why would they pick a pass rusher who only managed 1.5 sacks during his junior year at LSU? 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 11, 2017

Minnesota Vikings had a couple moments in the "worst plays of 2016" video
A snap that never got there from Nick Easton was one of many bad snaps in the NFL, and the Minnesota Vikings made the "worst plays of 2016" for a pregame tackle, too. Viking Update January 11, 2017

Zach Line is a man without a big role in new-look Minnesota Vikings offense
One of the bigger changes in the Minnesota Vikings offense as 2016 rolled on was the proliferation of the shotgun offense. That came as bad news for fullback Zach Line, a pending free agent who may be a man without a country. Viking Update January 11, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coordinator George Edwards to coach in East-West Shrine game
Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards has been selected as one of the two head coaches for the East-West Shrine game on Jan. 21. Viking Update January 10, 2017

Vikings grades, outlook: Rudolph lone standout among tight ends, running backs
Kyle Rudolph’s career year for the Vikings was a bright spot, but not enough to boost a toothless red zone offense that ranked 31st in points per red zone drive. Star Tribune January 10, 2017

Vikings coordinator George Edwards to coach East-West Shrine Game
Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards will serve as one of the two head coaches in the 92nd annual East-West Shrine Game, a college all-star game that helps showcase draft-eligible prospects to NFL scouts. Star Tribune January 10, 2017

Vikings part ways with QB coach Scott Turner
Turner, the son of former Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, was on coach Mike Zimmer’s original Vikings staff in 2014 and played a role in the development of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Star Tribune January 9, 2017

Vikings grades and position outlook: Berger, Boone lead underwhelming offensive line
This is the first in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Star Tribune January 9, 2017

Vikings sign Taylor Symmank to compete for punting job
It took eight months, but Taylor Symmank finally has made the Vikings’ roster. Pioneer Press January 9, 2017

Report: Vikings part ways with quarterbacks coach Scott Turner
Midway through the 2016 season, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner resigned after two poor performances by his group, now only days after the season’s end, MMQB’s Albert Breer is reporting the team have parted ways with his son, quarterbacks coach Scott turner. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 9, 2017

How OC Pat Shurmur can improve the Vikings' offense in 2017
Pat Shurmur faced quite the uphill battle in 2016. He took over as Minnesota Vikings’ offensive coordinator after Norv Turner resigned midway through the year and inherited a team that had lost its starting left and right tackles and future Hall of Fame running back. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 9, 2017

Two months after Norv Turner's resignation, Scott Turner follows him out the door
Scott Turner came along with his father Norv when Mike Zimmer assembled his coaching staff three years ago. Two months after Norv called it quits during the season, Scott was let go Monday as the Vikings move forward with a new philosophy of offense. Viking Update January 9, 2017

VIDEO: McKinnon on finish, future
Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon talks about his strong season and his plans. Viking Update January 9, 2017

Where does Adrian Peterson go if he leaves Minnesota Vikings?
It looks like, barring a change in the current winds of the offseason, Adrian Peterson is more likely to have played his last game for the Vikings. If he leaves, where will he land? Viking Update January 9, 2017

Rise of Pat Shurmur to permanent coordinator could spell end for Adrian Peterson
The Vikings are going to remove the word interim from Pat Shurmur’s job title. Does that mean the end of the line for Adrian Peterson in Minnesota? Viking Update January 8, 2017

The future of the Vikings, part 4: The offensive line
It doesn’t take the Washington Post’s best investigative journalists to tell you that the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive line struggled mightily in 2016. But as we look toward the future of the offensive line, there are a number of questions that must be answered. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 8, 2017

Report: Vikings to name Shurmur offensive coordinator
ESPN’s Ben Goessling is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings will remove the interim tag from Pat Shurmur and name him their offensive coordinator. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities January 7, 2017

With big payout from Vikings unlikely, new reality awaiting Adrian Peterson
Be it here or elsewhere, star running back Adrian Peterson faces a big pay cut. Star Tribune January 7, 2017

Offensive line health critical to success for Minnesota Vikings
Those with good memories recall the concern when the 4-0 Vikings were going without either starting offensive tackle. That should have been the siren that went off because health and success seem to go hand in hand. Viking Update January 7, 2017

Vikings' Adam Thielen one of NFL's most effective downfield threats during breakout season
Silver linings are few and far between for the Vikings’ 28th-ranked offense limited by both player and coaching turnover during the 2016 season. But Adam Thielen provided one. Star Tribune January 6, 2017