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Chicago 2-1-0
Minnesota 1-1-1
Green Bay 1-1-1
Detroit 1-2-0


2018 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/11 @ Denver 8 PM
8/18 Jacksonville 12 PM
8/24 Seattle 7 PM
8/30 @ Tennessee 7 PM
2018 Regular Season Schedule
9/9 San Francisco 12 PM
9/16 @ Green Bay 12 PM
9/23 Buffalo 12 PM
9/27 @ Los Angles 7:20 PM
10/7 @ Philadelphia 3:25 PM
10/14 Arizona 12 PM
10/21 @ NY Jets 12 PM
10/28 New Orleans 7:20 PM
11/4 Detroit 12 PM
11/11 Bye N/A
11/18 @ Chicago 12 PM
11/25 Green Bay 7:20 PM
12/2 @ New England 3:25 PM
12/10 @ Seattle 7:15 PM
12/16 Miami 12 PM
12/23 @ Detroit 12 PM
12/30 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar 

September 25   Beginning on the Tuesday following the third weekend of regular season games, the claiming priority is based on the inverse order of the standing of clubs in the current season’s games.

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Vikings have short week to rebound from debacle
The fact the Vikings are boarding a plane Tuesday night for Los Angeles, in advance of Thursday night’s game with the Rams, meant they only had time for a survey course, rather than a full study, of everything that went wrong Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Star Tribune September 25, 2018

Vikings film review: How pressure got to Kirk Cousins at bad time with Rams on deck
The Rams have two of the NFL's 10 best interior pass rushers this season. So this isn't a great time for the Vikings to be coming off an abysmal game from their pass protectors. Star Tribune September 25, 2018

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook returns to practice, tackle Riley Reiff remains out
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook returned to practice Tuesday, but left tackle Riley Reiff remained out. Pioneer Press September 25, 2018

‘Struggling for weeks,’ Everson Griffen was asked to stay away from Vikings
Struggling with his mental health for weeks, Vikings star defensive end Everson Griffen was banned from practice days before a widely reported incident at a Minneapolis hotel Saturday, according to police documents released Tuesday. Pioneer Press September 25, 2018

Vikings express concerns over Griffen’s mental health
The Minnesota Vikings voiced concern over Everson Griffen’s mental well-being after a couple weeks of erratic behavior behind the scenes culminated with a scary Saturday in which Griffen told police he believed people were trying to kill him and ended with a ride to Fairview Southdale in an ambulance for a mental health evaluation. 24/7 Sports September 25, 2018

Weatherly, Bower now in spotlight with Griffen’s absence
For the entire Mike Zimmer era in Minnesota, the Vikings’ success on defense has started with Everson Griffen’s ability to rush the passer. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 25, 2018

Vikings’ Everson Griffen reportedly in mental health facility
The incident involving Everson Griffen on Saturday at a hotel in downtown Minneapolis was the continuation of recent erratic behavior by the Vikings defensive end that, according to the Star Tribune, has him at a mental healthy facility for evaluation and treatment. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 25, 2018

Vikings center Pat Elflein to start Thursday night versus Rams
Amidst some of the off the field news, there was a little football discussed in Tuesday's press conference with Mike Zimmer at TCO Performance Center. September 25, 2018

"It's about him getting better" Mike Zimmer speaks on Everson Griffen
Outside of the short statement released by Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman on Monday evening, not much has been said on the record when it comes to the scary situations surrounding Everson Griffen of late. September 25, 2018

Police Report on Griffen "He has not been himself for the past few weeks"
More information is starting to trickle out surround the serious situation with the Vikings and Everson Griffen.  Griffen is said to have a "serious personal-heath concern" at the moment after his actions over the weekend resulted in multiple calls to the police. September 25, 2018

Everson Griffen remains hospitalized, "highly unlikely" to play Thurs in LA
According to the latest reports surrounding the evolving situation with Everson Griffen, Tom Pelissero is reporting that Everson Griffen is indeed still in a local area hospital as he continues to deal with a personal health situation that has plagued him for weeks. September 25, 2018

Vikings have short week to rebound from debacle
A Thursday night meeting with NFC West power Los Angeles leaves little time for preparation. Star Tribune September 24, 2018

Through three games, big plays having a big effect on Vikings' defense
Through three games, the Vikings haven't lived up to the best-in-class standard that the team's defense has established for itself -- and lived up to in 2017. Star Tribune September 24, 2018

Sunday's Vikings debacle felt way too much like 2016
The 2016 Vikings had their season undone by a leaky offensive line. That team had a bad plan going in, and it only got worse as injuries stacked up. Star Tribune September 24, 2018

Cook says Vikings aren't in panic mode
After being held out because of a hamstring injury, running back Dalvin Cook says he's feeling good and believes there's a good chance he'll play against the Rams. Star Tribune September 24, 2018

Vikings center Pat Elflein ready to get back into starting lineup
If the Vikings plan to move second-year center Pat Elflein back into the starting lineup this week, he will be ready. Pioneer Press September 24, 2018

Vikings hope Dalvin Cook returns Thursday to help revive running game
Dalvin Cook could only watch as the Vikings rushed for the third-fewest yards in franchise history Sunday. Pioneer Press September 24, 2018

‘Good chance’ Cook plays, inspired as ‘milestone’ approaches
Both of Dalvin Cook’s two most recent injuries are significant this week for different reasons. 24/7 Sports September 24, 2018

Weatherly's first start 'bittersweet'
You only get one first time in most things in life and Sunday was one of those moments for Minnesota Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly. With Pro Bowl DE Everson Griffen out with a knee injury, Weatherly got his first NFL start. 24/7 Sports September 24, 2018

Vikings should be concerned after Bills setback
The Minnesota Vikings moved to 1-1-1 on the season with a 27-6 setback at the hands of the previously-winless Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon in what was one of the biggest shocks of the Week 3 slate of games. 24/7 Sports September 24, 2018

THE MORNING AFTER: 5 Glaring Observations from Sunday's 27-6 Loss
What an ugly game, pretty much from top to bottom. It was a three-phase failure for the Minnesota Vikings and before they knew it, they were down by 17 points and the entire game plan the rest of the way had to change. Let's just say that's not ideal. September 24, 2018

Zulgad: Sound the alarm: Vikings’ incompetence in loss to woeful Bills is cause for concern
Inexcusable and inexplicable. Those are the two words (fit for a website read by people of all ages) that best describe a 16.5-point home favorite embarrassing itself with a completely inept performance against an NFL bottom-feeder starting a rookie quarterback. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 23, 2018

Vikings post historic lack of rushing attack in upset loss
During the Minnesota Vikings’ 13-3 season in 2017, the fewest number of rushing yards they had in a regular season game was 87. On Sunday in a shocking 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Vikings picked up just 14 yards on the ground. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 23, 2018

Las Vegas also shocked by Vikings’ pathetic performance against Bills
The Vikings and their fans weren’t the only ones who were shocked by a brutal 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Plenty of folks in Las Vegas were taken by surprise as well. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 23, 2018

On to Los Angeles: Vikings ready to move on quickly after being upset by Bills
The only siliver lining — and it’s the slimmest of linings — about the Minnesota Vikings’ confounding upset loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday is that the football world will only have three days to shred them for dropping a game in which they were favored by 16.5 points. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 23, 2018

Could Trae Waynes miss Vikings’ game against the Rams?
Cornerback Trae Waynes left the Vikings’ 27-6 loss in the first quarter on Sunday because of an ankle injury and will undergo an MRI on Monday, according to coach Mike Zimmer. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 23, 2018

Kirk Cousins’ no-show gave Vikings zero chance to beat Bills
The Minnesota Vikings signed Kirk Cousins to a three-year $84 million contract because they believed he could rise to the challenge in the event that Mike Zimmer’s defense laid an egg. On Sunday, Cousins not only came short of that expectation, he gave his team no shot at avoiding one of the most shocking and embarrassing losses in franchise history. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 23, 2018

Kirk Cousins is on pace to get CLOBBERED on Thursday in LA
The way that things have been trending for the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins, he's on pace to get clobbered Thursday in L.A. against the Rams. September 23, 2018

Where do you point the finger after Vikings stunning 27-6 loss to Buffalo
My goodness, where do we begin with this one? The Vikings just lost at home, to a Buffalo Bills team that just one week ago was called the worst team in the NFL. Furthermore, Buffalo entered the game today -16.5 underdogs and walked away with a 21-point victory. September 23, 2018

Everson Griffen misses Vikings game with "Personal Matter"
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen had been held out of practice this week with what was being called a knee injury stemming from the Green Bay game. But when he wasn't on the sidelines with his teammates on Sunday, interest was peaked and coach was asked about the location of his defensive star. September 23, 2018

Bills CB Trolls Vikings & Kirk Cousins after Bills shock Vikings at home
For two weeks now it's been talked about throughout the country that the Buffalo Bills might be historically bad this season. They had a player quit last week, they demoted defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier taking away the play calling duties from him. September 23, 2018

With Ring of Honor induction, former Vikings coach Dennis Green ‘will live forever in our hearts’
Vikings fans did have something to cheer about Sunday during their team’s 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills. With the Vikings trailing 27-0 at halftime, fans at U.S. Bank Stadium pepped up noticeably to applaud the induction of late coach Dennis Green into the Ring of Honor. Pioneer Press September 23, 2018

Vikings say short week, game vs. Rams best way to get past this debacle
When the NFL’s 2018 schedule was released, it hardly looked ideal that the Vikings would play a road game in Los Angeles during a short week. Now, it might not be all that bad. Pioneer Press September 23, 2018

Kirk Cousins’ dreadful first half dooms Vikings
Any momentum Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins gained with his big performance in last week’s game at Green Bay didn’t carry over. Pioneer Press September 23, 2018

Vikings DE Stephen Weatherly gets first career start, first career sack
With his mother Carla Weatherly proudly watching from the stands, Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly raced onto the field when the starting lineup was announced before Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Pioneer Press September 23, 2018

On this day, Bills’ rookie QB outplays Vikings’ $84 million man
If you didn’t see the game or know the outcome and only heard Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen’s comment about playing Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, you might have thought he struggled against the Vikings. Pioneer Press September 23, 2018

Bob Sansevere: Vikings go from Super Bowl contenders to pretenders
This was supposed to be an easy game, the closest thing to a gimme win on the Vikings’ schedule. And that likely was the problem. Pioneer Press September 23, 2018

With nowhere to run, Vikings left with nowhere to hide
Vikings running back Latavius Murray didn’t mince words after Sunday’s embarrassing 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills. “As far as getting punched in the mouth, it’s right up there for the worst there’s been for me,” said Murray, who started in place of the injured Dalvin Cook. Pioneer Press September 23, 2018

Boos bombard Vikings in 27-6 loss to Bills at U.S. Bank Stadium
Boos reigned down like never before at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings, against the were a 16 1/2-point favorite, but were crushed 27-6 by the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Pioneer Press September 23, 2018

Bills cornerback Tre White has a message for Kirk Cousins
The previously winless Bills had little trouble Sunday, winning 27-6 over the Vikings. They also had little trouble with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, sacking him four times, forcing a fumble and an interception in front of a stunned crowd at U.S. Bank Stadium. Star Tribune September 23, 2018