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Chicago 4-6-0
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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 12 PM
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


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Current News

For Vikings WR Johnson, there's always room for improvement
Receiver Charles Johnson played a big role Sunday and hopes to add to that. Star Tribune November 21, 2014

Tate scrambles to get his bearings as newest Viking
New Vikings running back Ben Tate arrived at Winter Park on Thursday morning and barely had a chance to shake hands or even get a nameplate on his locker before plunging into team activities. Star Tribune November 21, 2014

Vikings giving Tate a try
Ben Tate went through his first practice with the Vikings on Thursday and is in hurry-up mode to learn the offense. Viking Update November 20, 2014

Patterson wants to put fun back in his game
Cordarrelle Patterson said he isn’t having as much fun and has been thinking too much. It’s about as blunt as Patterson has been all season. Viking Update November 20, 2014

VIDEO: Ben Tate talking about his new team
Minnesota Vikings newly acquired running back Ben Tate discusses his new role on the Vikings, as well as his thoughts on what he thinks his new role on the team will be like. Viking Update November 20, 2014

VIDEO: Patterson and Smith
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and safety Harrison Smith meet with the media to discuss Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, as well as some things going on in their individual games. Viking Update November 20, 2014

McKinnon has seen, learned a lot
Jerick McKinnon has had a sharp learning curve going from college QB to starting NFL running back in less than a year. But he’s still the starter … for now. Viking Update November 20, 2014

Turner explains decision to bring in Ben Tate
The Vikings claimed former Texans and Browns running back Ben Tate off waivers yesterday, adding him to a backfield that right now is missing its three top running backs from back in Week 1. Star Tribune November 20, 2014

Surprised Ben Tate arrives, practices with Vikings
Vikings running back Ben Tate arrived to the Twin Cities on Thursday morning after he was claimed off waivers from the Browns. Star Tribune November 20, 2014

Zimmer on Tate: 'He's got good acceleration and he's a bit more of a thumper'
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t able to spell out his plan for how he’ll use newcomer Ben Tate because, A, NFL coaches are smart enough not to reveal game plans to reporters and B, the running back had just finished his first practice as a Viking. Star Tribune November 20, 2014

Vikings: Everson Griffen, Harrison Smith lead Pro Bowl candidates
Everson Griffen rather would go home to Arizona for the Super Bowl. But that's probably not going to happen, so he might have to settle for the Pro Bowl. Pioneer Press November 20, 2014

Vikings: Ben Tate might play Sunday, but Jerick McKinnon is No. 1
Jerick McKinnon need not worry; the Vikings claim they didn't sign Ben Tate to be the starting running back. Pioneer Press November 20, 2014

Vikings: Zimmer optimistic three starters will resume practice Friday
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is optimistic that wide receiver Greg Jennings, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and running back Matt Asiata will be able to resume practicing Friday. Pioneer Press November 20, 2014

Vikings' fake punt was a rarity, and something 'aggressive' head coach likes
Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said Thursday the unit had been practicing a fake punt for about a month before they successfully ran it against the Bears. Pioneer Press November 20, 2014

Vikings: Cordarrelle Patterson admits he's 'not having fun'
Cordarrelle Patterson is a standout in the No Fun League and no one feels worse than the Vikings' second-year receiver. Pioneer Press November 20, 2014

Vikings don't want to be on wrong side of Packers' history
The Vikings obviously don't want to be the wrong end of NFL history. Still, there apparently has been no talk among players and coaches about making sure Green Bay doesn't put up 50 points on them Sunday. Pioneer Press November 20, 2014

Vikings have to be ready for Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' deep shots
Stopping Aaron Rodgers is one of the great challenges in football. And in the view of Minnesota Vikings secondary coach Jerry Gray, it falls on so many more than just the defensive backs. November 20, 2014

Cordarrelle Patterson: 'I know I'm letting a lot of people down'
It's become apparent during his second season with the Minnesota Vikings that Cordarrelle Patterson still has plenty to learn about the finer points of playing receiver. November 20, 2014

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings preview, Week 12
The last time the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers faced each other, the Packers took a 28-0 lead at halftime on a rainy Thursday night at Lambeau Field. November 20, 2014

Matt Kalil 'making strides,' coaches say, as he works to improve
A week ago, left tackle Matt Kalil called his third season a 'learning experience' as he's struggled in the first year under offensive coordinator Norv Turner. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 20, 2014

Notebook: Vikings 'can't crown' Rodgers, who dominates off staple call
In the 2008 preseason opener, Zimmer's Cincinnati Bengals traveled to Lambeau Field to witness what was the beginning of something 'special.' 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 20, 2014

Vikings may have to make some changes to help Josh Robinson
The Vikings know they probably have to change things up a little on defense. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 20, 2014

Working to add in Tate, Turner still sees McKinnon as Vikings' back
After a career spent in Houston and most recently in Cleveland, Ben Tate now joins the Vikings backfield that is missing its superstar and has injuries to its other contributors. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 20, 2014

Getting his chance, receiver Charles Johnson hopes to capitalize
Charles Johnson had just been swiped off the Green Bay Packers' practice squad from Cleveland when he got the bad news. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 20, 2014

Report: Two other teams had put in waiver claim for Ben Tate
The Vikings on Wednesday were awarded former Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate on a waiver claim. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities November 20, 2014

VIKINGS JOURNAL: Green Bay's Recent Domination Of Vikings Is Eye Opening
Born in 1985, most of my life I've witnessed the Minnesota Vikings losing to the Green Bay Packers. It's a sad reality, but there's really no getting around it. November 20, 2014

Hartman: Gannon remains a big fan of Zimmer
The NFL analyst and former QB praises the Vikings coach’s style and sees some bright spots. Star Tribune November 20, 2014

Vikings pick up Tate off waivers
In a next-man-up league, former Browns running back Ben Tate might be the Vikings’ next, next, next man up when they face the Packers on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Star Tribune November 20, 2014

Asiata on injury report with concussion; McKinnon also misses practice
Eleven players are on the Vikings’ first injury report of the week. The biggest surprise was running back Matt Asiata, who didn’t participate in practice because of a concussion. Star Tribune November 19, 2014

Fran Tarkenton: Packers are hot, but victory never guaranteed in NFL
Things don't get any easier for the Vikings this week. Last week's loss to the Bears was tough, but now the Vikings take on the hottest team in football, and I think their biggest rival, the Green Bay Packers. Pioneer Press November 19, 2014

Vikings: Xavier Rhodes hopes first interception leads to more
It took 23 games and 16 starts but the wait is over for second-year Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who bagged his first career interception in Sunday's loss at Chicago. Pioneer Press November 19, 2014

Vikings claim running back Ben Tate off waivers
The Vikings added depth at running back Wednesday by picking up Ben Tate off waivers from Cleveland. Pioneer Press November 19, 2014

Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater ready to be new 'face of the franchise'
When the NFL this week suspended Adrian Peterson for the remainder of the season, it became readily apparent there has been a changing of the guard within the Vikings. Pioneer Press November 19, 2014

Vikings: Aaron Rodgers, Packers on fire, but 'we can play with them'
Poor Julius Peppers. The eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker comes to Green Bay and can finally watch the NFL's best quarterback Aaron Rodgers instead of chasing him around like Peppers did four seasons in Chicago. Pioneer Press November 19, 2014

Vikings rookie RB Jerick McKinnon wants more carries
Never mind what his coach has said, rookie Jerick McKinnon says he's ready for an increased workload. Pioneer Press November 19, 2014

Vikings sink another $647K into new stadium
The Vikings are adding money to their stadium project again, this time for design changes. Viking Update November 19, 2014