Spielman has plan to avoid repeating 2016: 'I hate failure with a passion'

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 - but didn't reveal it - to a meeting with reporters.

Vikings won't get any compensatory draft picks in 2017

February 24
Vikings won't get any compensatory draft picks in 2017
Which teams receive these comp picks is determined by a secret formula developed by the NFL Management Council that the NFL says is “based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.”

U.S. Bank Stadium oversight panel closes out era of Kelm-Helgen, Mondale

February 24
U.S. Bank Stadium oversight panel closes out era of Kelm-Helgen, Mondale
Incoming Chair Blatz comes on board with lots of questions in first session.
Vikings
February 24

Take them into the ballgame: U.S. Bank Stadium makes baseball debut

The Gophers will be part of Friday's first day of baseball inside U.S. Bank Stadium. At 6 a.m., Century College of White Bear Lake will play Iowa Central in the stadium's first baseball game.
Vikings
February 24

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.
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Minneapolis
February 23
Kathleen Blatz is the only current board member not connected to the suite misuse.

Kathleen Blatz selected as interim chief of U.S. Bank Stadium panel

Gov. Dayton appoints former chief justice as interim chair to "turn the page."
Vikings
February 23
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and quarterback Sam Br...

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.
Vikings
February 23

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.
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    Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 432 388 6-2 4-4
    Detroit 9 7 0 .563 346 358 6-2 3-5
    Minnesota 8 8 0 .500 327 307 5-3 3-5
    Chicago 3 13 0 .188 279 399 3-5 0-8
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 11 5 0 .688 540 406 5-3 6-2
    Tampa Bay 9 7 0 .563 354 369 4-4 5-3
    New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 469 454 4-4 3-5
    Carolina 6 10 0 .375 369 402 4-4 2-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 13 3 0 .813 421 306 7-1 6-2
    NY Giants 11 5 0 .688 310 284 7-1 4-4
    Washington 8 7 1 .531 396 383 4-4 4-3
    Philadelphia 7 9 0 .438 367 331 6-2 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 10 5 1 .656 354 292 7-1 3-4
    Arizona 7 8 1 .469 418 362 4-3 3-5
    Los Angeles 4 12 0 .250 224 394 1-7 3-5
    San Francisco 2 14 0 .125 309 480 1-7 1-7
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 11 5 0 .688 399 327 6-2 5-3
    Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 343 321 6-2 2-6
    Cincinnati 6 9 1 .406 325 315 4-3 2-6
    Cleveland 1 15 0 .063 264 452 1-7 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 9 7 0 .563 279 328 7-1 2-6
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 381 378 5-3 4-4
    Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 411 392 4-4 4-4
    Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188 318 400 2-6 1-7
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 14 2 0 .875 441 250 6-2 8-0
    Miami 10 6 0 .625 363 380 6-2 4-4
    Buffalo 7 9 0 .438 399 378 4-4 3-5
    NY Jets 5 11 0 .313 275 409 2-6 3-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 389 311 6-2 6-2
    Oakland 12 4 0 .750 416 385 6-2 6-2
    Denver 9 7 0 .563 333 297 5-3 4-4
    San Diego 5 11 0 .313 410 423 3-5 2-6
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 3877
    S. Hill MIN 242
  • Rushing Yards
    J. McKinnon MIN 539
    M. Asiata MIN 402
    A. Peterson MIN 72
    S. Bradford MIN 53
    C. Patterson MIN 43
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 967
    S. Diggs MIN 903
    K. Rudolph MIN 840
    C. Patterson MIN 453
    M. Asiata MIN 263
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 109
    H. Smith MIN 91
    L. Joseph MIN 77
    A. Barr MIN 70
    A. Sendejo MIN 66
  • Interceptions
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
    T. Waynes MIN 3
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    C. Greenway MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    B. Robison MIN 7.5
    L. Joseph MIN 4.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 2.5
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 5208
    M. Ryan ATL 4944
    K. Cousins WAS 4917
    A. Rodgers GB 4428
    M. Stafford DET 4327
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1631
    J. Howard CHI 1313
    D. Johnson ARI 1239
    D. Freeman ATL 1079
    M. Ingram NO 1043
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1409
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 1367
    M. Evans TB 1321
    J. Nelson GB 1257
    B. Cooks NO 1173
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 167
    K. Alexander TB 145
    S. Lee DAL 145
    A. Ogletree LA 136
    T. Whitehead DET 132
  • Interceptions
    D. Rodgers-Cromartie NYG 6
    H. Clinton-Dix GB 5
    L. Collins NYG 5
    J. Hicks PHI 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
  • Sacks
    V. Beasley Jr. ATL 15.5
    M. Golden ARI 12.5
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    C. Avril SEA 11.5
    (3) Players 11.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers SD 4386
    J. Flacco BAL 4317
    A. Luck IND 4240
    A. Dalton CIN 4206
    D. Carr OAK 3937
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Murray TEN 1287
    J. Ajayi MIA 1272
    L. Bell PIT 1268
    L. McCoy BUF 1267
    L. Blount NE 1161
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hilton IND 1448
    A. Brown PIT 1284
    A. Cooper OAK 1153
    J. Landry MIA 1136
    T. Kelce KC 1125
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown BUF 149
    C. Kirksey CLE 143
    P. Brown BUF 135
    P. Posluszny JAX 133
    Z. Orr BAL 130
  • Interceptions
    C. Hayward SD 7
    Q. Demps HOU 6
    M. Peters KC 6
    S. Gilmore BUF 5
    R. Nelson OAK 5
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 13.5
    L. Alexander BUF 12.5
    C. Wake MIA 11.5
    K. Mack OAK 11.0
    E. Walden IND 11.0
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Minneapolis
February 22

Dayton to announce interim chief to U.S. Bank Stadium oversight panel Thursday

Panel's top two officials resigned last week under legislative pressure.
Vikings
February 22

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.
Vikings
February 22
Head coach Mike Zimmer spoke with Captain Munnerlyn during the morning...

Vikings free agency tracker for 2017

Which Vikings free agents are staying? Who is going? And who are the new guys? We will update this blog post throughout the offseason as the Vikings build their roster for 2017.
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Vikings
February 21

Slot cornerback K'Waun Williams to sign with 49ers

The Vikings looked into free agent cornerback K’Waun Williams, but he’ll sign with the San Francisco 49ers
Vikings
February 21

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.
Vikings
February 21

Vikings need a left tackle, but will it be Matt Kalil?

The Vikings' $11 million investment in inconsistent left tackle Matt Kalil last spring was not without risks -- and the injury that cut short his 2016 season has brought on another risky decision.
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Sports
February 20

Family honors dad with half-page newspaper ad thanking Packers players

They specifically thanked several Packers players, including Brett Favre for “giving dad the single happiest moment of his life: 1997 Super Bowl, 54-yard pass to Andre Rison, touchdown.
Vikings
February 20

Looking back: Watch the best Vikings plays of 2016

The 2016 season wasn't all bad. In fact, there were some unforgettable highlights.
Vikings
February 20

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.
Vikings
February 20

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
Polls
February 20

Poll: Which professional All-Star game is the best?

Minneapolis
February 18
Gov. Mark Dayton, shown at a news conference on Thursday, said that he expects to appoint an interim chair to replace Michele Kelm-Helgen at the stadium authority next week.

New leadership for U.S. Bank Stadium is in the works, Dayton says

Replacements for the two departed top officials on U.S. Bank Stadium's oversight panel are likely to come next week.
Vikings
February 18

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.
Vikings
February 18

Vikings hire Darrell Hazell as wide receivers coach

The Vikings had been interviewing candidates since George Stewart agreed late last month to become the special teams coordinator for the Chargers.
Vikings
February 17

Closing door on Adrian Peterson could open another to something better

Having Adrian Peterson go elsewhere could open the door for the Vikings to replace him with someone more in tune with the evolution of offense in the NFL.
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