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8/28 San Diego 12 PM
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11/24 @ Detroit 11:30 AM
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NFL Calendar

Oct. 2 – NFL International Series, Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, London, England.

Oct. 18-19 – Fall League Meeting, Houston, Texas.

Oct. 23 – NFL International Series, New York Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams, London, England.

Oct. 30 – NFL International Series, Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals, London, England.

Nov. 1 – All trading ends for 2016 at 4 p.m. Eastern.

Nov. 2 – Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons are subject to the waiver system for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.

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Vikings defenders are learning from their mistakes
It's a sign of the discipline and accountability often preached by head coach Mike Zimmer. Star Tribune September 30, 2016

Jeff Locke got help in his best game
Special teams coach Mike Priefer thought it might have been Locke's best game in four seasons. Star Tribune September 30, 2016

New Purple People Eaters? The originals want to see more
For the Vikings’ regular-season debut two weeks ago at glitzy U.S. Bank Stadium, the Purple People Eaters were honorary captains. Pioneer Press September 30, 2016

Who's Adam Thielen? ESPN's Jon Gruden getting caught up
ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden didn’t know who Adam Thielen and Jeremiah Sirles were until he started preparing to work Monday night’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Pioneer Press September 30, 2016

Vikings' Munnerlyn loves Odell Beckham's passion
Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn may be years from a potential coaching career, but if he were roaming sidelines as an NFL coach, he knows one wide receiver he’d want playing for him – New York Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr. Pioneer Press September 30, 2016

Vikings' guard Alex Boone returns to practice
Vikings guard Alex Boone returned to practice Friday after sitting out Thursday’s session with a hip injury that forced him to be taken off the field in a cart last Sunday. Pioneer Press September 30, 2016

Minnesota Vikings injury report: Alex Boone, Zach Line, Stefon Diggs all limited
Alex Boone and Zach Line returned to practice Friday on a limited basis, and Stefon Diggs was added to the Minnesota Vikings injury report. Viking Update September 30, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards on defense, continuity
Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards discusses the players on his side of the ball and the continuity they have. Viking Update September 30, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner talks Sam Bradford, New York Giants, more
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner talks about quarterback Sam Bradford, the New York Giants, his offensive line and last week's game. Viking Update September 30, 2016

Zimmer enjoying the personality of his defense
The Minnesota Vikings have a great case for being the best defense in the NFL. Not only are they at the top of the league in many statistical categories through three weeks, but they’ve also manhandled two of the best quarterbacks alive in Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 30, 2016

Vikings guard Boone returns to practice
Minnesota Vikings starting guard Alex Boone participated in warm-ups at practice on Friday after missing Thursday’s practice with a hip injury. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 30, 2016

The Sports Analytics Department: Can the Vikings survive O-line struggles?
Matthew Coller and 1500ESPN contributor Arif Hasan look at Minnesota’s issues up front and whether they have the offensive weapons to overcome the O-line’s struggles. Should the Vikings trade for a tackle and go all-in? 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 30, 2016

The Giants player(s) who should scare the Vikings: The offensive line
Each week during the Minnesota Vikings’ season, 1500ESPN will look at a player (or players) who could be the difference between a win and loss on Sunday and the challenges that player presents the Vikings. For Week 4, we look at the New York Giants’ offensive line. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 30, 2016

Don't Underestimate the New York Giants
Sure it's only week four of the 2016 NFL season and far too early to start making predictions or looking ahead, but the Minnesota Vikings are arguably the team to beat in the NFC. KFAN.com September 30, 2016

Dedicated Skyway Route to U.S. Bank Stadium To Be Open For Extended Hours For Next Two Vikings Home Games
In collaboration with the Greater Minneapolis Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the Minneapolis Downtown Council and Meet Minneapolis, the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) have identified a dedicated skyway route to U.S. Bank Stadium for the next two home games. KFAN.com September 30, 2016

Alex Boone returns to Vikings practice
Boone was able to participate in some capacity, a good sign for his availability for Monday night’s game against the Giants at U.S. Bank Stadium. Star Tribune September 30, 2016

X Factor: Stefon Diggs could be the difference maker vs. Giants
A Giants secondary, having allowed seven receivers to surpass 50 yards in three games, limps into Monday night against the Vikings with four defensive backs unable to practice Thursday. Star Tribune September 30, 2016

Vikings punter Jeff Locke gets back to basics
The Vikings got a second consecutive strong game from punter Jeff Locke in Sunday’s victory at Carolina. Locke averaged 48.4 yards per kick and benefited from strong coverage. Star Tribune September 30, 2016

First-rounder Treadwell still looking for first NFL catch
Neither he nor starter Charles Johnson has been a factor in the Vikings' passing game. Star Tribune September 29, 2016

Sam Bradford thinks he could help running game
Quarterback Sam Bradford believes he could help get the Vikings running game on track. Star Tribune September 29, 2016

Vikings have an old friend in visiting Randy Moss
There are aspects of Monday night’s Vikings game that legendary wide receiver Randy Moss is looking forward to experiencing in person again. Pioneer Press September 29, 2016

Vikings' Sam Bradford hopes to attend Ryder Cup
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is an avid golfer and fan of the sport. He hopes this weekend to attend the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National in Chaska. Pioneer Press September 29, 2016

Vikings: Guard Alex Boone sits out practice with hip injury
Vikings guard Alex Boone, taken off the field on a cart with a hip injury Sunday at Carolina, did not practice Thursday. Pioneer Press September 29, 2016

Minnesota Vikings injury report: Boone, 3 others sit out
The Minnesota Vikings are hoping guard Alex Boone is ready to play on Monday against a tough New York Giants defensive line, but he sat out of Thursday’s practice. Viking Update September 29, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford continuing to get comfortable
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is continuing to get more comfortable in the offense and he believes that could end up helping out the running game. Viking Update September 29, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on running game, New York Giants wide receivers
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer discusses the importance of getting the running game going and the tough matchup his defense has against the New York Giants receivers. Viking Update September 29, 2016

Minnesota Vikings Vikings won’t try to antagonize Odell Beckham Jr.
The Minnesota Vikings say trying to get under the skin of emotional receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t in their plans. Viking Update September 29, 2016

Randy Moss: Bradford trade was 'smart move' by Vikings
Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss will be back in Minneapolis for Monday night’s matchup between the Vikings and the New York Giants as an ESPN analyst. Moss joined a conference call Thursday and talked about the current state of the Vikings, including the team’s trade for quarterback Sam Bradford. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 29, 2016

Zimmer: Joseph 'taking a liking' to pass rush role
Minnesota Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph has always been a force in the run game, but this year he has three sacks in three games and has become a legitimate threat to opposing quarterbacks. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 29, 2016

Sirles in for Boone (Hip) at Vikings practice Thursday
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he thinks guard Alex Boone will be able to play on Monday against the New York Giants, but would have to see him in practice first. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 29, 2016

Notebook: The Bradford/Rudolph Connection; Pressure on the Rushing Attack
Coming off a 22-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers, the Minnesota Vikings will look to continue their undefeated start as they take on the New York Giants at U.S. Bank Stadium on Monday night. KFAN.com September 29, 2016

BY THE NUMBERS: Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants (Week Four)
After a 22-10 win over a very good Carolina Panthers team, the Minnesota Vikings now turn their attention to a very good New York Giants team. KFAN.com September 29, 2016

Kyle Rudolph emerging as a favorite target for Sam Bradford
It’s not how Kyle Rudolph envisioned, but he’s made a solid first step toward fulfilling the potential the Vikings saw when signing him to a lucrative five-year extension in 2014. Star Tribune September 29, 2016

Randy Moss still bleeds purple, likes what he sees from Sam Bradford
Former Vikings star Randy Moss is excited to be back in the Twin Cities for Monday night's game against the New York Giants, where he'll be part of the ESPN pre-game crew. Star Tribune September 29, 2016

Stats that stand out: Numbers show Vikings dominance on defense
Coach Mike Zimmer stressed before the season that he wanted to see the Vikings take the ball from their opponents more often. That's been happening so far. Star Tribune September 29, 2016

Access Vikings: Another tough test for running game
The Minnesota Vikings' running game continues to be an issue. They will face a tough defensive line when they play the New York Giants on Monday night. Star Tribune September 29, 2016

Vikings sign deal to get its hot dogs from Wisconsin
Minnesota Vikings management has wandered well into Packer Territory to secure its sole provider of hot dogs at home games for this season and the next. Star Tribune September 29, 2016

Zimmer on the Giants: 'It'll be a great test for us'
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and QB Sam Bradford spoke to the press about the upcoming game against the New York Giants. Bradford also talked about the chemistry he has with Kyle Rudolph. Star Tribune September 29, 2016

Vikings' Clemmings quietly making strides
T.J. Clemmings had a good game against Carolina, replacing injured left tackle Matt Kalil. Star Tribune September 29, 2016

Viking lineman T.J. Clemmings gets another crash course
T.J. Clemmings has been getting plenty of support since replacing Matt Kalil as the Vikings’ starting left tackle. Some of it has come from Kalil. Pioneer Press September 28, 2016

Fran Tarkenton: Man, am I glad Vikings snapped up Mike Zimmer
The most underrated defensive guru in the NFL today is the man on the sidelines for the Minnesota Vikings each week: head coach Mike Zimmer. Pioneer Press September 28, 2016

Vikings: DE Everson Griffen is NFC Defensive Player of Week
Defensive end Everson Griffen was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, the second Vikings player in three weeks to claim that honor. Pioneer Press September 28, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph on offense's progression
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph discusses not turning the ball over, making plays despite numerous injuries on the offensive side of the ball, his increased role in the offense and the rapport he is able to build with quarterbacks. Viking Update September 28, 2016

Houston Texans place J.J. Watt on IR, ensuring he won't play vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Houston Texans will be without J.J. Watt for their Week 5 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings and well beyond. Viking Update September 28, 2016

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen named NFC Defensive Player of Week
Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen earned the NFC Defensive Player of the Week award after getting three sacks and nine hurries on Panthers QB Cam Newton. Viking Update September 28, 2016

Giants QB Eli Manning has had some of his worst games against the Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings have had impressive defensive showings against two of the most dangerous mobile quarterbacks in the NFL the last two weeks. On Monday, they face a pure pocket passer in Eli Manning, who has had his share of woes against the Vikings. Viking Update September 28, 2016

Zulgad's 3-and-out: Treadwell's lack of playing time isn't yet reason for concern
Despite the Vikings’ 3-0 start, there was a bit of alarm this week after first-round wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was a healthy inactive for Sunday’s victory in Carolina. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 28, 2016

Vikings DE Everson Griffen named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
Everson Griffen was the embodiment of a dominating defensive performance, with three sacks in the Vikings’ win against the Panthers in Week 3. On Wednesday he was rewarded by being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 28, 2016

EVERSON GRIFFEN NAMED NFC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career (at Green Bay – 1/3/16) after recording four tackles (three solo), including three tackles for loss and three sacks, and nine quarterback hurries in Minnesota’s Week Three victory over the 2015 NFC Champion Carolina Panthers. KFAN.com September 28, 2016

Film room: Clemmings' improved pass protection on display
Returned to starting status as the result of Matt Kalil's season-ending injury, tackle T.J. Clemmings felt he played a 'decent game' against Carolina. Star Tribune September 28, 2016

Everson Griffen named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week
This is Griffen’s second time winning the weekly award. The first was back in January after the division-clinching win over the Packers at Lambeau. Star Tribune September 28, 2016

Vikings guard Sirles takes Boone's loud advice to heart
Jeremiah Sirles was solid Sunday when an injury pushed him into the lineup against the Carolina Panthers. He admits he was not perfect, though, and when he did make a mistake, he could feel the glare of the man he replaced, left guard Alex Boone. Star Tribune September 28, 2016

Mark Craig's On the NFL: Give Vikings credit where credit is due
Team's play, not foes' miscues, have told the tale. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Watch Adrian Peterson wake up from knee surgery -- and sing!
The Vikings star running back said 'If anyone wants to sign me to a deal just know I'm open to that." Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Access Vikings: Emergence of Kyle Rudolph
Tight end Kyle Rudolph has proven to be the go-to guy for Vikings quarterbacks. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Vikings take on all roles in order to win
Vikings players are taking on different roles in order to help the team win. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Zimmer says Vikings' impressive defensive stats are a product of team play
The Vikings defense rank first in sacks (15), first in takeaways (nine), third in scoring defense (13.3 points per game), and sixth in total yards allowed (295.0). They are in the top 10 against both the run and pass, too. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Bradford trade has been an early win-win for Vikings and Eagles
While you can still hold the barstool argument over whether the Vikings traded away too much for Sam Bradford, the deal has undeniably left both the Vikings and Eagles on solid ground at quarterback. Star Tribune September 27, 2016