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NFCN  Standings
Minnesota 13-3-0
Detroit 9-7-0
Green Bay 7-9-0
Chicago 5-11-0


2017 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/10 @ Buffalo 6 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/27 San Francisco 7 PM
8/31 Miami 7 PM
2017 Regular Season Schedule
9/11 New Orleans 6:10 PM
9/17 @ Pittsburgh 12 PM
9/24 Tampa Bay 12 PM
10/1 Detroit 12 PM
10/9 @ Chicago 7:30 PM
10/15 Green Bay 12 PM
10/22 Baltimore 12 PM
10/29 Cleveland (London) 8:30 AM
11/5 Bye N/A
11/12 @ Washington 12 PM
11/19 LA Rams 12 PM
11/23 @ Detroit 11:30 AM
12/3 @ Atlanta 12 PM
12/10 @ Carolina 12 PM
12/17 Cincinnati 12 PM
12/23 @ Green Bay 7:30 PM
12/31 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar 

March 25-28 – Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida. 

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Current News

Former Vikings receiver Jarius Wright headed to the Panthers
The former 2012 fourth-round pick left the Vikings as one of the longest tenured players. Star Tribune March 19, 2018

Vikings have about $20 million in cap space after free agency flurry
General Manager Rick Spielman and salary-cap manager Rob Brzezinski face an interesting summer considering their team's upcoming free agents and ‘all-in’ Super Bowl refrain. Star Tribune March 19, 2018

Trevor Siemian on signing with Vikings: 'I think there's a lot of people that would kill to be in this spot'
Quarterback Trevor Siemian was vacationing in Mexico when he learned he'd been traded from the Broncos to the Vikings. Star Tribune March 19, 2018

Vikings and GM Rick Spielman learning from past mistakes
Rick Spielman has been with the Vikings since 2006, serving first as the vice president of player personnel and second, since the start of 2012, as the general manager. Star Tribune March 19, 2018

Vikings to open 2018 season with return trip to Philadelphia, report says
The Vikings reportedly will open next season where the last one ended in bitter disappointment. Pioneer Press March 19, 2018

What’s left in Vikings free agency?
The Minnesota Vikings made waves in the early phase of free agency. Now, as the water ripples its way back to static, where do they go from here? Viking Update March 19, 2018

Report: Jarius Wright to sign with Panthers
It appears Jarius Wright will reunite with the offensive coordinator who was at the helm during his best days. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 19, 2018

REPORT: Vikings and Eagles to open the 2018 NFL Season
It makes a ton of sense, we've even been hypothesizing it for days now but it looks like it's coming together. March 19, 2018

New Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has had a way of proving doubters wrong
Stubborn or just plain driven, Kirk Cousins doesn't like to take no for an answer. Star Tribune March 18, 2018

Free agency has been changing NFC landscape
The Minnesota Vikings have been focused mostly on their own signings, but the landscape of the NFC has changed dramatically in the last week. Viking Update March 18, 2018

Big contracts, diminished market could push Vikings’ focus to draft to fill O-line spot
The Minnesota Vikings have taken care of their three biggest offseason needs in hiring offensive coordinator John DeFilippo and signing Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Richardson. But there are still a few remaining needs, the most glaring of which is right guard. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 17, 2018

Released on Friday, Jarius Wright hasn’t ruled out re-signing with Vikings
Jarius Wright said Saturday the door isn’t closed on a return to the Vikings. The 28-year-old receiver was released Friday so the Vikings could carve out more salary-cap room for free-agent signings. He had two years left on his contract. Pioneer Press March 17, 2018

Requiem to Vikings’ dearly departed
Minnesota Vikings fans are excited about the arrival of Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Robinson. But the roster losses have been integral parts of recent Vikings-related Skol claps. Viking Update March 17, 2018

Wright’s release ends Vikings run for part-time player
The Minnesota Vikings moved away from another of their contributors Friday with the release of Jarius Wright. Viking Update March 17, 2018

No longer the underdog, Kirk Cousins sits atop the mountain with sky-high expectations
With one signature, Kirk Cousins transformed from plucky overachiever unappreciated by his first employer into a franchise quarterback for a franchise that expects him to win a Super Bowl. Star Tribune March 17, 2018

Vikings' Latavius Murray restructures contract to fit team's financial plans
Latavius Murray will remain with the Vikings in 2018. The running back restructured his contract, which would’ve guaranteed him $5.15 million, before Friday’s deadline. Star Tribune March 17, 2018

Vikings go big, signing Sheldon Richardson to fill defensive tackle hole
Sheldon Richardson's presence makes the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense from 2017 even better. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

Film review: What exactly are the Vikings getting in Kirk Cousins?
His Washington teams didn’t win much, but the Vikings clearly saw enough in Kirk Cousins to believe in him in a way they didn't believe in Case Keenum. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

What's the cost of stability at quarterback for Vikings? It's priceless
Many opinions surround the Vikings' decision to hand Kirk Cousins $84 million to take over as quarterback. But this is a franchise that desperately needed to take a chance. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

Kirk Cousins' guaranteed money might not become an NFL trend
Cousins' contract is unprecedented, but such secure deals might not be the wave of the future. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

Kirk Cousins' lucrative Vikings contract is cost of doing business in high-stakes NFL
For the third time in a decade, the Vikings followed up a division championship by sinking valuable resources into a veteran QB. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

Vikings, John DeFilippo saw Kirk Cousins up close
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on Thursday talked about how John DeFilippo's experience watching Kurk Cousins from the opposite sideline helped the Vikings' decisionmaking. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

Kirk Cousins' son Cooper does Vikings' Skol chant, and it's adorable
Kirk Cousins won the headlines. Cooper Cousins stole the hearts, though, with his adorable Skol chant. Star Tribune March 16, 2018

Vikings release WR Jarius Wright after six seasons
Over the past two seasons, Jarius Wright’s playing time was cut. Now he’s been cut. The Vikings released the wide receiver on Friday with two years remaining on his contract. Pioneer Press March 16, 2018

Vikings sign former Pro Bowl DT Sheldon Richardson to one-year contract
A day after signing former Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Vikings landed anther former Pro Bowl player, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. Pioneer Press March 16, 2018

John Shipley: If Vikings are breaking your heart, it’s time to break up
For a larger segment of Vikings fans than anyone could have imagined, there are only two ways this can end, in euphoria or profound disappointment, Super Bowl or bust. Pioneer Press March 16, 2018

Kirk Cousins’ agent says one team offered more money than the Vikings
The Vikings on Thursday made Kirk Cousins the NFL’s highest-paid player, and they weren’t even the top bidder. Pioneer Press March 16, 2018

Vikings, Richardson intend to make each other better
The Minnesota Vikings saw a big opportunity partnering with free-agent defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, with both sides seeing room for improvement. Viking Update March 16, 2018

Vikings sign DT Sheldon Richardson
One day after signing QB Kirk Cousins, the Minnesota Vikings have signed a huge addition to their defense. Viking Update March 16, 2018

Cousins sets new paradigm for contract negotiations
The Minnesota Vikings and QB Kirk Cousins have broken new contractual ground, but it was a process that has been years in the making. Viking Update March 16, 2018

Vikings’ D-line is stacked, but will utilize depth in 2018
On Friday, the Minnesota Vikings made it clear they won’t be remaining status quo on defense despite ranking No. 1 in yards and points last season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 16, 2018

Vikings release receiver Jarius Wright
The Minnesota Vikings have parted ways with wide receiver Jarius Wright, the team announced on Friday. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 16, 2018

Vikings sign Sheldon Richardson to one-year deal
The Minnesota Vikings have officially come to a one-year deal with defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 16, 2018

Kirk Cousins in Eagan: ‘Win football games? I believe we will’
Kirk Cousins is officially the NFL’s highest-paid player. The 29-year-old quarterback signed a three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million contract with the Vikings on Thursday. The team reached an agreement with Cousins before he arrived Wednesday night for a visit to the Twin Cities. Pioneer Press March 15, 2018

Former Pro Bowl selection Sheldon Richardson visits Vikings
Kirk Cousins wasn’t the only former Pro Bowl player the Vikings had in for a visit Thursday. Pioneer Press March 15, 2018

Cousins planned for Minnesota Vikings and ‘lifetime deal’
Kirk Cousins is the NFL’s highest paid player, but his research on Minnesota and the Vikings started during Super Bowl week. Viking Update March 15, 2018

Murray decision, or non-decision, coming soon
The Minnesota Vikings lost Jerick McKinnon by choice Wednesday. They now have to unilaterally decide if Latavius Murray follows McKinnon out the door. Viking Update March 15, 2018

IT'S OFFICIAL! Kirk Cousins and Vikings agree to 3-year deal...
Well it took a little longer than I think most people had assumed, but what was the real hurry anyways? It was basically a done deal. March 15, 2018

With Kirk Cousins signed, Vikings commit to stability, Super Bowl chase
The quarterback put pen to paper Thursday on a reported three-year, $84 million contract that makes him the highest-paid quarterback in the league. "Now the work begins," he said. Star Tribune March 15, 2018

Kirk Cousins' lucrative Vikings contract is cost of doing business in high-stakes NFL
For the third time in a decade, the Vikings followed up a division championship by sinking valuable resources into a veteran QB. Star Tribune March 15, 2018

Souhan: Bar is high but Vikings made right move with Cousins
Kirk Cousins signed his three-year, full-guaranteed, $84 million contract on Thursday, revealing that during Super Bowl week he rented a car to scout Minnesota as a possible new home. Star Tribune March 15, 2018

Kirk Cousins timeline: From Michigan State to Washington to Minnesota. Here are the highlights.
From his college debut against Montana State to the off-season events that brought him to Minnesota, here's a look at Kirk Cousins' career. Star Tribune March 15, 2018