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The team's 2018 schedule is highlighted by an opening five-week stretch that includes road games with the Packers, Rams and Eagles.

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The Vikings 2018 schedule figures to be pretty tough with road games against Philadelphia, New England and the L.A. Rams in the first five weeks.
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Among other things, the NFL made a wise decision by not having the Vikings open the 2018 season with a rematch against the Eagles in Philadelphia.
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Vikings 2018 schedule, including TV information and game times

Here's a look at the 2018 Vikings schedule, which has been judged to be the eighth toughest in the NFL based on last season's results.
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April 19

2018 NFL schedule to be released Thursday night

We already know the Vikings' opponents, but now we'll learn when they'll meet the Packers, Patriots, Eagles and the rest of the competition.
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April 18
Vikings linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, in 2015.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 13 3 0 .813 382 252 7-1 6-2
    Detroit 9 7 0 .563 410 376 4-4 5-3
    Green Bay 7 9 0 .438 320 384 4-4 3-5
    Chicago 5 11 0 .313 264 320 3-5 2-6
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 448 326 7-1 4-4
    Carolina 11 5 0 .688 363 327 6-2 5-3
    Atlanta 10 6 0 .625 353 315 5-3 5-3
    Tampa Bay 5 11 0 .313 335 382 4-4 1-7
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 13 3 0 .813 457 295 7-1 6-2
    Dallas 9 7 0 .563 354 332 3-5 6-2
    Washington 7 9 0 .438 342 388 5-3 2-6
    NY Giants 3 13 0 .188 246 388 2-6 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 11 5 0 .688 478 329 4-4 7-1
    Seattle 9 7 0 .563 366 332 4-4 5-3
    Arizona 8 8 0 .500 295 361 5-3 3-5
    San Francisco 6 10 0 .375 331 383 3-5 3-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 13 3 0 .813 406 308 6-2 7-1
    Baltimore 9 7 0 .563 395 303 5-3 4-4
    Cincinnati 7 9 0 .438 290 349 4-4 3-5
    Cleveland 0 16 0 .000 234 410 0-8 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Jacksonville 10 6 0 .625 417 268 6-2 4-4
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 334 356 6-2 3-5
    Indianapolis 4 12 0 .250 263 404 3-5 1-7
    Houston 4 12 0 .250 338 436 3-5 1-7
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 13 3 0 .813 458 296 6-2 7-1
    Buffalo 9 7 0 .563 302 359 6-2 3-5
    Miami 6 10 0 .375 281 393 4-4 2-6
    NY Jets 5 11 0 .313 298 382 4-4 1-7
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 10 6 0 .625 415 339 6-2 4-4
    Los Angeles 9 7 0 .563 355 272 5-3 4-4
    Oakland 6 10 0 .375 301 373 4-4 2-6
    Denver 5 11 0 .313 289 382 4-4 1-7
  • Passing Yards
    C. Keenum MIN 3547
    S. Bradford MIN 382
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 842
    J. McKinnon MIN 570
    D. Cook MIN 354
    C. Keenum MIN 160
    M. Brown MIN 29
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 1276
    S. Diggs MIN 849
    K. Rudolph MIN 532
    J. McKinnon MIN 421
    L. Treadwell MIN 200
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 113
    H. Smith MIN 78
    A. Sendejo MIN 77
    A. Barr MIN 75
    L. Joseph MIN 68
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 2
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 13.0
    D. Hunter MIN 7.0
    B. Robison MIN 4.0
    L. Joseph MIN 3.5
    T. Johnson MIN 2.0
  • Passing Yards
    M. Stafford DET 4446
    D. Brees NO 4334
    M. Ryan ATL 4095
    K. Cousins WAS 4093
    R. Wilson SEA 3983
  • Rushing Yards
    T. Gurley II LAR 1305
    M. Ingram NO 1124
    J. Howard CHI 1122
    E. Elliott DAL 983
    C. Hyde SF 938
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1444
    A. Thielen MIN 1276
    M. Thomas NO 1245
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 1156
    M. Jones Jr. DET 1101
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Martinez GB 142
    D. Jones ATL 138
    B. Wagner SEA 133
    Z. Brown WAS 127
    L. Kuechly CAR 125
  • Interceptions
    D. Slay DET 8
    A. Bethea ARI 5
    M. Lattimore NO 5
    H. Smith MIN 5
    (5) Players 4
  • Sacks
    C. Jones ARI 17.0
    D. Lawrence DAL 14.5
    E. Griffen MIN 13.0
    C. Jordan NO 13.0
    R. Kerrigan WAS 13.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady NE 4577
    P. Rivers LAC 4515
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 4251
    A. Smith KC 4042
    B. Bortles JAX 3687
  • Rushing Yards
    K. Hunt KC 1327
    L. Bell PIT 1291
    L. McCoy BUF 1138
    M. Gordon LAC 1105
    L. Fournette JAX 1040
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 1533
    K. Allen LAC 1393
    D. Hopkins HOU 1378
    T. Hill KC 1183
    R. Gronkowski NE 1084
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    P. Brown BUF 144
    J. Schobert CLE 142
    C. Kirksey CLE 138
    D. Davis NYJ 135
    C. Mosley BAL 132
  • Interceptions
    K. Byard TEN 8
    A. Bouye JAX 6
    E. Weddle BAL 6
    T. Boston LAC 5
    (3) Players 5
  • Sacks
    C. Campbell JAX 14.5
    J. Bosa LAC 12.5
    C. Heyward PIT 12.0
    Y. Ngakoue JAX 12.0
    T. Suggs BAL 11.0
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April 18
Tight end is position to watch for Vikings at No. 30, former GM says

Tight end is position to watch for Vikings at No. 30, former GM says

It won’t be a surprise to see the Vikings draft a tight end next week. They don’t have one under contract beyond the 2019 season.
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April 18
Brett Favre speaks during the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in 2016.

Report: Favre auditioned for Monday Night Football job (It didn't go well)

The New York Post reported that ESPN gave Brett Favre a tryout to replace Jon Gruden; Favre put a different spin on what happened.
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April 17
Vikings' three remaining veterans deals could be their trickiest to pull off

Vikings' three remaining veterans deals could be their trickiest to pull off

The Vikings have worked through four contract extensions in the past nine months, doing deals that might have been the most straightforward. With the next three, their choices could get harder.
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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April 17
Aaron Rodgers 'frustrated' and 'emotional' over Packers decisions

Aaron Rodgers 'frustrated' and 'emotional' over Packers decisions

Yahoo sources say the Packers QB is unhappy over personnel decisions and the fact that he wasn't consulted.
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April 17
'Deeper' interior offensive line class intriguing for Vikings

'Deeper' interior offensive line class intriguing for Vikings

For a fourth straight season, the Vikings will open the season with a different group of starting offensive linemen. How much will they look to the draft for help?
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April 17
Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks signed a contract extension for $50 million over five years. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Kendricks' new deal puts him among highest-paid inside linebackers

Linebacker Eric Kendricks is the first of four significant players signed by the Vikings who are scheduled to hit free agency after the 2018 season.
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April 16

NFL, players union agree to ban 10 underperforming helmets

Ten helmet models that underperformed in an annual laboratory study will be banned from use by NFL players starting this season, the league and its players union announced in a joint statement Monday.
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April 16
Kirk Cousins played through two years of franchise tags in Washington to reach Thursday’s historic moment.

Cousins contract: Super Bowl incentives, no trade without his consent

In addition to his $84 million salary for the next three years, there are incentive clauses in Kirk Cousins' contract, including with $500,000 for a Super Bowl victory.
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April 16
Kirk Cousins has reached out to his new teammates, but they will work out together officially for the first time Monday.

Cousins gets first chance to work with new teammates, coaches

On-field drills are prohibited until after the NFL draft. But Vikings coaches get their first chance starting today to go over the team's playbook with new quarterback Kirk Cousins.
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April 13
Vikings WR Diggs is a bargain, but not for long

Vikings WR Diggs is a bargain, but not for long

Stefon Diggs will make roughly $1.9 million next season, which should be his last as a bargain for an NFL team.
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April 12
Case Keenum smiles during a news conference to introduce him as the new starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos

Vikings announce preseason opponents, starting with Keenum's Broncos

The Vikings could face Case Keenum when they play the Denver Broncos in their first preseason game.
Vikings
April 11
Ex-49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson visits with Vikings

Ex-49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson visits with Vikings

A North Carolina State product, Johnson had a career-high seven pass deflections and an interception returned for a 50-yard touchdown last season.
Vikings
April 11
A history of NFL players drafted with the 30th overall pick

A history of NFL players drafted with the 30th overall pick

If the Vikings draft a future Hall of Fame player with the 30th overall pick, he’ll be just the second taken there since at least 1970.
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April 10
Mike Hughes of Central Florida

Drafting a cornerback early? Vikings could do it again

The Vikings currently roster five cornerbacks ahead of this month’s draft, setting the stage for coach Mike Zimmer to add another (or a couple) young defensive backs.
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April 9

Former Vikings, Twins announcer McConnell dies at 79

Joe McConnell's career included 23 years doing play-by-play in the NFL, including with the Vikings from 1971 to '76 and again from 1985 to '87. He spent 1978 and '79 with the Twins.

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