Vikings
August 10
NFL logo used for the 100th season, seen during the Pro Football Hall of Fame preseason game Aug. 1

Pro Football HOF voting change could lead to embarrassing result

The hope is for a class of 20 in 2020, the NFL's 100th anniversary. The 20 finalists will include five modern-era players, and a 15-person bloc of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches.
Vikings
August 10
What will Vikings fans see more of this season: Celebrating plays like Mike Boone on Friday night or another down year?

Will Vikings go 11-5? Or closer to 5-11?

Michael Rand and Chip Scoggins discuss the Vikings' outlook for 2019
Vikings
August 10
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins attempted a pass in the first quarter.

Kirk Cousins pleased with brief preseason debut

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins met with the media following the Vikings' 34-25 preseason victory in New Orleans.
Vikings
August 10
Vikings receiver Adam Thielen caught a 35-yard pass while being defended by Eli Apple in the first quarter.

New-look Vikings open preseason with 'efficient' victory over Saints

The Vikings covered 76 yards in eight plays with the first-team offense, with a 34-yard Kirk Cousins-to-Adam Thielen connection providing the early highlight of Friday night's preseason opener in New Orleans.
Vikings
August 10
Linval Joseph (98)

Stephen, Joseph, O'Neill sit in Vikings exhibition opener at Saints

Defensive tackles Shamar Stephen and Linval Joseph, as well as offensive tackle Brian O'Neill, were among nine players who did not dress for the Vikings' opening preseason game.
Vikings
August 9
Vikings rookie Smith celebrates turning 21 in his hometown

Vikings rookie Smith celebrates turning 21 in his hometown

Vikings tight end Irv Smith talks about the surprise birthday party family and friends threw him in his hometown of New Orleans before the Vikings-Saints game on Friday
Vikings
August 9
Stefon Diggs (14) and De'angelo Henderson (32) danced during team warm-ups before a practice this week.

Updates and more: Follow the Vikings-Saints preseason opener here

Keep up with tonight's preseason opener between the Vikings and saints in New Orleans. Click here for stats, social media links and more on the game.
Minneapolis
August 9
Fans took in the scene April at U.S. Bank Stadium when the NCAA Final Four was in Minneapolis.

U.S. Bank Stadium becomes first pro sports venue to achieve top sustainability status

Three-year-old stadium already won LEED gold for design.
Vikings
August 9
Hartman: While Brees has led Saints, Vikings have used 16 starting QBs

Hartman: While Brees has led Saints, Vikings have used 16 starting QBs

Kirk Cousins stabilized the position, but Friday's preseason opponent, the New Orleans Saints, have needed only Drew Brees since trading for him in 2006.
Vikings
August 9

Preseason preview: Vikings open at Saints

Last year's Vikings preseason opener in Denver saw just four snaps for defensive starters and nine snaps for the starting offense. Expect about the same in New Orleans.
Vikings
August 9
New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

Bridgewater will get hugs from former Vikings teammates - then hits

Teddy Bridgewater, now in his second season as Drew Brees' backup with the Saints, figures to play plenty in Friday's preseason opener with the Vikings team that drafted him.
Vikings
August 8
Kirk Cousins takes a snap from rookie center Garrett Bradbury during training camp.

Cousins' odd concern: How much his rookie center sweats

Through the opening weeks of training camp, Kirk Cousins has noticed something about his center, Garrett Bradbury: He sweats a lot.
Vikings
August 8
Cousins concerned about Bradbury's sweating

Cousins concerned about Bradbury's sweating

Kirk Cousins has reservations about the amount of sweat rookie center Garrett Bradbury produces while playing and how it may affect his ability to grip the ball.
Vikings
August 8
Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. will play in the Superdome, where father Irv Smith Sr. played five seasons with the Saints.

Rookie tight end Smith not taking anything for granted

Irv Smith Jr. turns 21 on Friday, the same day as his first pro preseason game in New Orleans. That's where his father played fie NFL seasons.
Vikings
August 8
Shamar Stephen played for the Vikings in 2014-17. He returned on a three-year, $12.45 million contract.

Vikings tackles Stephen, Joseph create a 638-pound barrier

They may not be the "Williams Wall," the tackles that anchored the Vikings defense a decade ago, but Shamar Stephen and Linval Joseph are expected to provide a formidable presence in 2019.
Vikings
August 7
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chad Beebe (12) and kicker Dan Bailey (5) worked together on ball placement during training camp Friday.

Vikings day at camp: Kicking game still shaky

Dealing with some wind at the Vikings practice facility in Eagan, Dan Bailey went 3-for-6 on the day
Vikings
August 7
Access Vikings: First look at new offense

Access Vikings: First look at new offense

Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer say Friday's preseason game against the Saints will give the first real look at the offense, though it will be short, and they expect to see a lot of former Viking Teddy Bridgewater in the game.
Vikings
August 7
Zimmer: 'If we're not getting better, we're getting worse'

Zimmer: 'If we're not getting better, we're getting worse'

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is looking for efficiency from his offense in the first preseason game against the Saints, though he didn't say how much play time they will get.
Vikings
August 7
Vikings have gotten older in a hurry. What does that tell us?

Vikings have gotten older in a hurry. What does that tell us?

Lacking players under 25 doesn’t necessarily mean a roster is old. Rather it means that in the case of a good roster, at least, there are a lot of players in their prime who possibly have played together for a while.
Vikings
August 7
Packers playing Raiders in Winnipeg (and nobody wants to go)

Packers playing Raiders in Winnipeg (and nobody wants to go)

The game is on pace to draw fewer than 9,000 fans, according to a social media post from a Canadian journalist. The ticket prices aren't helping.

NFL Scoreboard

  • Arizona

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    9

    20

  • Houston

    Dallas

     

    - F

    0

    34

  • Chicago

    Indianapolis

     

    - F

    27

    17

  • New Orleans

    NY Jets

     

    - F

    28

    13

  • San Francisco

    Kansas City

     

    - F

    27

    17

  • Denver

    Los Angeles

     

    - 4th, 7:59

    6

    10

  • Seattle

    Los Angeles

     

    - H

    16

    3