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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

Feb. 28-March 6: Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.

March 1: Prior to 4 p.m. Eastern, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

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Minnesota Vikings free agency plans hinge on Newman, Munnerlyn
The necessity for free-agent help at cornerback in a flooded market may have more to do with decisions made internally for the guys they already have. Viking Update February 26, 2017

Notebook: Mike Zimmer holding off on surgery
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is holding off on another eye surgery until after the heavy travel period; and we also look at the futures of Chad Greenway and Adam Thielen. Viking Update February 25, 2017

Countdown to free agency: Should Martellus Bennett intrigue the Vikings?
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph had his best career season by far with 83 receptions and 840 yards in 2016, solidifying the position for Minnesota for the foreseeable future. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 25, 2017

Spielman has plan to avoid repeating 2016: 'I hate failure with a passion'
The Vikings have a blueprint for the offseason, and GM Rick Spielman even brought it along. Star Tribune February 24, 2017

Spielman on Vikings' QB situation after 2017: 'Everything is in flux'
Vikings GM Rick Spielman discussed Adrian Peterson, quarterbacks and Mike Zimmer's eye during an hour-long huddle. Star Tribune February 24, 2017

Minnesota Vikings shut out from compensatory picks
While four teams were awarded four compensatory picks each in the 2017 NFL Draft and 16 teams got at least one compensatory pick, the Minnesota Vikings weren't among them. Viking Update February 24, 2017

Once Chad Greenway announces his retirement, Minnesota Vikings have an OLB vacancy
It’s been almost two months since the Vikings’ last game and we’re still waiting for the announcement of Chad Greenway’s retirement. Who will replace him? There are candidates. Viking Update February 24, 2017

Zulgad: If Bradford isn't the answer, Vikings' future doesn't look all that bright
Sam Bradford established an NFL single-season record in 2016 by completing 71.6 passes in his first year with the Vikings. But Bradford’s ability to find open receivers hasn’t left many clamoring for the Vikings to extend the quarterback’s contract beyond the $18 million he will be owed in the final season of his deal in 2017. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 24, 2017

Another starting tackle hits the market, but that could be bad news for Vikings
When the Denver Broncos signed left tackle Russell Okung to a five-year, $56 million contract with zero guaranteed dollars, it was assumed that if he didn’t perform at a high level in 2016, he would be let go. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 24, 2017

Vikings Spielman: Treadwell is Going To Be A Good Player With Us
It was an underwhelming and disappointing season for Minnesota Vikings first-round pick Laquon Treadwell as injuries and lack of playing time made for a difficult rookie season. February 24, 2017

Vikings Mike Zimmer To Have Another Eye Surgery In April
Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer had multiple eye surgeries over the course of last year in efforts to repair a torn retina. Unfortunately, the eye has not healed fully yet and will require another surgery in April. February 24, 2017

Will Sam Bradford Receive A Contract Extension With The Vikings?
Sam Bradford was traded to the Minnesota Vikings just eight days before the start of the regular season and was named the starter entering week two of the season. February 24, 2017

Spielman: Coaches, staff looking to retool Vikings after last year's failure
The front office and coaching staff spent the past six weeks looking at their roster and comparing Vikings players to the ones expected to be available next month in free agency and in April’s draft. Star Tribune February 23, 2017

Hartman: MVPs Peterson, Mauer have gone from cornerstones to question marks
The Vikings and Twins must ponder the worth of Adrian Peterson and Joe Mauer as their mighty contracts come due. Star Tribune February 23, 2017

Spielman on Vikings' QB situation: 'Everything is in flux right now'
Vikings GM Rick Spielman discussed Adrian Peterson, quarterbacks and Mike Zimmer's eye during an hour-long huddle. Star Tribune February 23, 2017

Q&A with Vikings GM Rick Spielman: 'I hate failure with a passion'
Highlights from Vikings general manager Rick Spielman’s question-and-answer session with writers Thursday at Winter Park: Pioneer Press February 23, 2017

Vikings' Rick Spielman doesn't say much. But this is clear: Adrian Peterson is gone
Rick Spielman testified under oath four times Thursday that as general manager of the Minnesota Vikings he cannot predict the future and is not a soothsayer before wondering aloud what exactly a soothsayer is. Pioneer Press February 23, 2017

Minnesota Vikings GM says Sam Bradford in prime of his career
With the benefit of hindsight, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he would do the Sam Bradford trade again in a millisecond. Viking Update February 23, 2017

Minnesota Vikings GM: Adrian Peterson ‘will always be a Viking’
While it appears the Minnesota Vikings have made a decision on Adrian Peterson’s future – or lack of it – with the team, they aren’t ready to announce it. Viking Update February 23, 2017

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater not doing football activities yet
While the Minnesota Vikings don’t have any timeline on Teddy Bridgewater’s return to football, he continues to rehab. Viking Update February 23, 2017

Minnesota Vikings’ free-agent interest in defensive tackles determined by Sharrif Floyd contract
The Minnesota Vikings currently have little interest in free agent defensive tackles, but that could all change if they don't want to pay Sharrif Floyd's fifth-year contract option. Viking Update February 23, 2017

4 takeaways from Rick Spielman's pre-combine media session
With the NFL Combine on the way next week and free agency opening March 9, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman sat down with the Twin Cities media to discuss the team’s offseason. Here are five takeaways from the conversation: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 23, 2017

Could an offer sheet solve the Vikings' problems at tackle?
Ponce de Leon didn’t look as far and wide for the fountain of youth as the Minnesota Vikings will be for tackles this offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 23, 2017

Vikings Still Have No Timetable For Teddy Bridgewater's Return
When the Minnesota Vikings completed their 2016 season, one of the offseason storylines was going to be the rehabilitation of Teddy Bridgewater. February 23, 2017

Vikings Spielman Says Adrian Peterson's Future To Be Decided Before Free Agency Begins
It's the question that the entire Minnesota Vikings fanbase is eagerly awaiting the answer to: Will Adrian Peterson be a member of the Minnesota Vikings next season? February 23, 2017

After cleaning house at right guard, Vikings have options in free agency
The Vikings cut both of last year’s competitors for right guard and enter a healthy free agent market with a clean slate at the position. Star Tribune February 22, 2017

Minnesota Vikings CB Captain Munnerlyn played through sprain and pain in contract year
As free agency approaches, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn says he came back from an ankle injury far sooner than doctors recommended but wanted to help the team win. Viking Update February 22, 2017

If Minnesota Vikings are interested in adding a DE, older, big-name options are there
The Minnesota Vikings likely don't have a big need at defensive end in free agency, but, if the price is right, an older guy might get a call and a low-ball offer. Viking Update February 22, 2017

Vikings countdown to free agency: The centers
Technically speaking, the Minnesota Vikings have two centers on the roster already, which would take them out of the conversation for adding another, but there is a possibility the Vikings could decide to move Joe Berger to guard permanently. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 22, 2017

Does Brian Robison have a future with the Vikings?
On locker cleanout day, Robison admitted that Hunter, who was fifth in the NFL in sacks in 2016, earned the right to play even more next year. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 22, 2017

Shurmur: Offseason will be critical for wide receiver Treadwell
After Treadwell’s one-catch rookie season, the Vikings hold out hope he’ll still prove worthy of being a first-round draft pick for an offense that hasn’t produced a 1,000-yard receiver since 2009. Star Tribune February 21, 2017

Vikings need a left tackle, but will it be Matt Kalil?
The veteran is a pending free agent who missed 14 games last year. Star Tribune February 21, 2017

7 moves the Minnesota Vikings shouldn't make this offseason
For teams desperate to make a playoff run in their “window to win,” the offseason is often a time where huge mistakes are made. Contrary to what might work in Madden, spending big in NFL free agency doesn’t exactly equate to winning. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 21, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings And Preparing For Life After Adrian Peterson
April 28th, 2007 should be one of those dates that Vikings fans across the land remember forever. February 21, 2017

What could this year's left tackle market mean for Kalil, Vikings?
After the Vikings invested $11 million in Matt Kalil last spring, coach Mike Zimmer liked the early preseason returns.Then Kalil injured his hip and put his Vikings future in more doubt. Star Tribune February 20, 2017

Top 10 Vikings plays of 2016
The sweetness of a 5-0 start for the Vikings was quickly forgotten when the 2016 season was soured by bitter losses en route to an 8-8 finish. Star Tribune February 20, 2017

The Loop’s Super Bowl LII Countdown: Worst halftime shows
With Minnesota’s next Super Bowl less than 50 weeks away, Kevin Cusick is counting down the best and brightest, and the worst and darkest, from the past 51 games. Today, he ranks the worst halftime shows. Pioneer Press February 20, 2017

Should the Vikings move Joe Berger to guard?
When the Minnesota Vikings released guard Brandon Fusco, they immediately shot to the top of everyone’s list to sign the best free agent guards – players like Kevin Zeitler, Ronald Leary and TJ Lang. But we may have already seen the Vikings’ solution at right guard. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 20, 2017

Will the Vikings use a fullback in 2017?
Minnesota Vikings fullback Zach Line knows there is a possibility that a change in offensive coordinator could mean a shift in philosophy – one that could put him out of a job in Minnesota.  1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 20, 2017

Minnesota Vikings have needs to fill; are center and tight end among them?
The Minnesota Vikings may not have immediate needs at center or tight end, but free agency could get them thinking outside the organization for help. Viking Update February 20, 2017

VIDEO: Best fits for Adrian Peterson
The NFL Network crew discusses some less-talked-about fits for Adrian Peterson if he is not with the Minnesota Vikings, but there could be an issue with him fitting in with a much-discussed destination. Viking Update February 19, 2017

History says Minnesota Vikings fan shouldn’t expect Adrian Peterson to stay
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson sent out a cryptic tweet about the New York Giants’ recent roster moves, but those who would be surprised if he ends up somewhere else don't know their running back history. Viking Update February 19, 2017

Vikings countdown to free agency: The guards
After signing Alex Boone last offseason, the Vikings expected to be set at both guard positions for quite awhile, but Brandon Fusco’s play dropped off significantly, forcing the team to release him this offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 19, 2017

Souhan: Adrian Peterson has options, but not $18 million worth
The Vikings are not going to pay Adrian Peterson $18 million this year, and he seems prepared to be offended by lower offers. Star Tribune February 18, 2017

Thielen contract, Bridgewater observation among hot Vikings WinterFest topics
Adam Thielen, a pending free agent, says he proved himself in a breakout season and hopes the Vikings respond in kind. Star Tribune February 18, 2017

Among top QBs, Sam Bradford faced easiest schedule of passing defenses
By almost every metric, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford had the best year of his career in 2016, but a look at the opposing defenses that the veteran quarterback faced reveals that the Vikings’ schedule may have helped his numbers. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities February 18, 2017