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Green Bay 8-7-1
Chicago 8-8-0
Detroit 7-9-0
Minnesota 5-10-1


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

Important NFL Dates 

April 29-May 1 - Vikings voluntary pre-draft minicamp.

May 2 - Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.

May 7 - Deadline for Prior Club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

May 8-10 - 2014 NFL Draft, New York City, New York.

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Current News

Vikings could play some chilly games this season
The Vikings will play five open-air games in November and December. The NFL schedule was released Wednesday night. Star Tribune April 24, 2014

Vikings schedule: Rough early stretch awaits team, rookie coach
It might not be the most ideal schedule for a new coach. Pioneer Press April 23, 2014

Vikings 2014 schedule: 1 primetime game and a regular-season closer at home Dec. 28
The Vikings are ready to move outside for two years, and the NFL has given them a home game to close the regular season. Pioneer Press April 23, 2014

2014 schedule announced
The NFL announced its 2014 schedule Wednesday and, after concerns that scheduling demands at TCF Bank Stadium would potentially limit the number of prime time games the Vikings could have, the worst-case scenario came true -- 15 of their 16 games will be at noon Minnesota time on Sundays, with their only prime time game being at Lambeau Field. Viking Update April 23, 2014

Minnesota Vikings schedule analysis
The Vikings' efforts to improve their defense under new coach Mike Zimmer will get a firm test early in the season; the team will have faced Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers by Oct. 2, with two of those three games coming on the road. April 23, 2014

Zulgad: Five thoughts on the Vikings' schedule for 2014 season
The Vikings' two-year move to the great outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium did not cause the NFL schedule-makers to load them up with home games early in the 2014 season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 23, 2014

One writer says Vikings got 'hosed' with early schedule. Agree?
The opponents have been known since January. Now, we have the dates and times of every team's NFL schedule. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 23, 2014

NFL releases all complete schedules
Here it is, Vikings fans: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 23, 2014

Vikings Release 2014 Schedule
Despite the feelings that most of us had last season, not everything that comes out of a 5-10-1 season is bad. April 23, 2014

Vikings 2014 regular season schedule unveiled
The NFL unveiled the 2014 regular season schedule Wednesday night. The Vikings kick off the season in St. Louis on Sept. 7 and play their first game at TCF Bank Stadium, their temporary home, against the New England Patriots the following week. Star Tribune April 23, 2014

Peterson, few others to receive 2013 team awards
Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway, Cordarrelle Patterson, John Sullivan and a Vikings rookie to be announced -- maybe Patterson again? -- will pick up some shiny hardware next weekend. Star Tribune April 23, 2014

Super Bowl team returns from NYC meeting with NFL
The crew putting together a bid for the 2018 Super Bowl has returned from a NYC visit with the NFL. Star Tribune April 23, 2014

Decision on Ponder's option may not be easy
The Vikings have until May 3 to decide whether to exercise their fifth-year option on Christian Ponder, and while the team’s 2011 top pick has not met expectations and could see the Vikings draft a new quarterback of the future next month, the decision could be tougher than you think. Star Tribune April 22, 2014

Vikings 2014 schedule to be unveiled on Wednesday
The announcement to the announcement we’ve all been waiting for finally happened on Tuesday. Star Tribune April 22, 2014

Griffen wants to be a leaner leader
Everson Griffen is working on his body and his mind as he anticipates his best opportunity as a pro. Viking Update April 22, 2014

Stadium contract limits prime-time games
The NFL schedule is expected to be released this week and the Vikings aren’t likely to have any Thursday or Monday night games at TCF Bank Stadium. The stadium contract isn’t conducive to that. Viking Update April 22, 2014

Minnesota Vikings have incentives to work out
Minnesota Vikings players are on a one-week break from the team's offseason workout program, and many of them will return next week for the team's voluntary veteran minicamp. April 22, 2014

Vikings could find reasons to wait on QB
There are just 16 days to go until the 2014 NFL draft, meaning we're firmly in the time of year when general managers are more likely to top off their draft preparations with a dollop of misdirection than a scintilla of truth. April 22, 2014

NFL announces it will announce schedule tomorrow
In a sign of just how popular the league has become, the NFL announced on Tuesday that it will announce its schedule on Wednesday, creating a day's worth of anticipation and drama before the final product is unveiled. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 22, 2014

Head-to-head: CBs Gilbert vs. Dennard
The Vikings should have their choice of the top cornerback in the draft if they want to go that route. The question then is which one is their top choice? Viking Update April 20, 2014

Stadium deal makes Vikings' schedule tricky
It appears likely we'll see the 2014 NFL schedule this week, possibly as soon as Tuesday night. When the 256-game slate is made public, fans will be able to get their hands on the Minnesota Vikings' calendar for their first season at TCF Bank Stadium. April 21, 2014

Rick Spielman, in the MMQB, agrees drafting a QB is 'torturous'
Rick Spielman is in a tough spot. His job demands he finds a quarterback for the Vikings and yet if he gambles and whiffs on a quarterback high in the draft he likely will not get to pick the one after that. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 21, 2014

Will Cordarrelle Patterson be the next Josh Gordon?
The first thing that new Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner did after taking the job, according to general manager Rick Spielman, was “put in 10 plays for” second-year wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson as he “was putting the X’s and O’s part of it together.” Star Tribune April 21, 2014

Sid Hartman: Don't count on Vikings selecting a quarterback eighth overall
Rick Spielman believes they will pick the best player on the board, and it’s unlikely that will be a quarterback. Star Tribune April 20, 2014

Craig: A case for Bortles or Bridgewater at No. 8 to the Vikings
With the eighth pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings select? Star Tribune April 20, 2014

Charley Walters: Vikings' likely aim at top of draft is trade or defense
With the NFL draft just 18 days away, it now looks like the Vikings will do one of two things with their No. 8 overall pick: Trade down to accumulate more picks or take the best defensive player available. No quarterback. Pioneer Press April 20, 2014

Lookback reveals major personnel overhaul
The Vikings might only have five starters this year that were starters at the same position in 2011. It’s all part of Rick Spielman’s great roster overhaul. Viking Update April 20, 2014

Head-to-head: The ‘other’ QB options
What if the Vikings don’t take a QB at No. 8? There are plenty of other quarterback options from the middle of the first round through the end of the second round. Viking Update April 19, 2014

Computers, markers and mind power coordinate stadium construction
The Dome demolition and construction of the supersized $1 billion Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium are being orchestrated with state-of-the-art computer programs and the mind of the impishly gruff project manager. Star Tribune April 18, 2014

Vikings will pay to supersize stadium video screens
The Minnesota Vikings will pay $1.2 million to get bigger and better video screens in the stadium being built in downtown Minneapolis. Star Tribune April 18, 2014

Will the Vikings exercise 2015 option for Christian Ponder?
The Vikings have yet to exercise quarterback Christian Ponder’s fifth-year option for the 2015 season, according to the NFL Players Association’s records. The deadline to do so for 2011 first round picks is on May 3. Star Tribune April 18, 2014

Cole discusses benefits that two-week head start had for Vikings linebackers
As teams starting anew at head coach, the Vikings, Lions, Browns, Buccaneers, Texans, Titans and Redskins were given a two-week head start on their offseason conditioning programs. That head start is coming to an end this week, so we talked with Vikings linebacker Audie Cole about the importance of being allowed to get a jump on most of the league. Star Tribune April 18, 2014