Vikings
May 8
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) argued with an official during the fourth quarter of last season's game against Green Bay at U.S. Bank Stadium

Pencil it in: Vikings open with Packers, but much is still unknown

In their 60th season, the Vikings will open at home against Green Bay for the first time and spend Christmas Day in New Orleans. But will games really be played starting Sept. 10? The coronavirus will have final say on that.
Vikings
May 8
The sun set behind a silhouette of the Minneapolis skyline as Vikings players took the field last season.

If you think about dollars, schedule release made sense for NFL

For fans to open their wallets and pay for their season tickets, the NFL needed to close on a schedule and make it look as certain as possible in very uncertain times.
Vikings
May 8
The 49ers and Cardinals, above in a 2019 game, will open the season against each other in an early NFC West showdown.

Five things to ponder from the NFL's 2020 schedule

While all major sports leagues have been delayed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL is hopeful to kick off the season as usual Sept. 10
Vikings
May 7
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins runs onto the field at the start of the game against the Lions on Dec. 8, 2019.

Complete Vikings 2020 schedule

The schedule features three games on national television:
Vikings
May 7
Vikings to play New Orleans Saints on Christmas Day

Vikings to play New Orleans Saints on Christmas Day

The Vikings will travel to New Orleans for a Dec. 25 game against the Saints, playing on a Friday for just the fourth time in franchise history.
Vikings
May 7
Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook were key figures in the Vikings offense last season.

Vikings training camp roster pretty well set. Here's the depth chart

Seven starters from last year's playoff team will not return to the Vikings in 2020, creating opportunity for rookie newcomers and veteran holdovers alike.
Vikings
May 7
Pro sports mailbags: From Vikings problems to next season's rosters.

Pro sports mailbags: From Vikings problems to next season's rosters.

Reporters who cover Minnesota's six major pro sports teams took your questions via Twitter and email this week. Here are their answers to some of the biggest issues you raised.
Vikings
May 6
Vikings fan Zane Ziebell waved is sword on the plaza before kickoff against Washington at U.S. Bank Stadium. The 2020 schedule will be announced Thurs

NFL schedules will be released Thursday night

The schedule announcement (7 p.m. on NFL Network) was delayed two weeks as NFL facilities are shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic and teams plan minicamps that will be online only.
Vikings
May 6
Adrian Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards in the 2012 regular season despite coming off a serious knee injury.

All Day, all the way: Peterson's '12 season is when fantasy met reality

Adrian Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards in the 2012 regular season despite coming off a serious knee injury.
Vikings
May 6
Oli Udoh is a candidate to work into the Vikings offensive line rotation.

Vikings mailbag: Ongoing line issues, 4th rounders, football in a pandemic

Splitting time here between questions about the roster and a bigger-picture discussion about how the 2020 season could work
Vikings
May 6
Boise State offensive lineman Ezra Cleveland was part of the Vikings' record draft class.

Football from home: Vikings opening cybercamp for rookies today

A group of 15 draftees, as well as 12 undrafted free agents will begin their education online. General Manager Rick Spielman said Tuesday the team's virtual offseason program has "been working outstanding."
Vikings
May 5
Vikings defensive lineman Bob Lurtsema (left, 1973 photo) said former Colts and Dolphins coach Don Shula, right, "set up my whole career." Shula died

'I owe everything to Shula.' Ex-Viking Lurtsema on coaching legend

Bob Lurtsema was undrafted out of Western Michigan in the 1960s. But he was signed by Baltimore — then coached by Don Shula — as a free agent. It was the start of a journey that led to the Vikings.
Vikings
May 5
K.J. Osborn had a modest senior season as a receiver at Miami but really shined in punt returns, averaging 15.9 yards.

'Good player, even better person.' Osborn seeks bigger stage with Vikings

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said K.J. Osborn, the team's fifth-round draft choice, is a well-rounded receiver, returner and leader lauded after only one season for Miami.
Vikings
May 4
Mississippi State defensive back Cameron Dantzler -- the second cornerback picked by the Vikings in the recent NFL draft -- built his college résumé

How Vikings rookie Dantzler got his nickname: 'When I hit you, it hurt'

When Cameron Dantzler was playing high school football as a wiry cornerback in Hammond, La., he earned the nickname "The Needle."
Vikings
May 4
Back in January of 2006, Brett Favre (left) was the Packers' starting quarterback and Aaron Rodgers was the backup. Favre eventually was nudged aside

Souhan: Rodgers to the Vikings? Weirder things have happened

Remember, there was never any way Brett Favre could ever play for the Vikings ... and then we had Brad Childress picking him up at the airport.
Vikings
May 3
When it all collapsed: ex-Vikings won't have to embellish the story of 2010

When it all collapsed: ex-Vikings won't have to embellish the story of 2010

Starting with a Mississippi junket to lasso Brett Favre and ending with torn stadium roof, a weird season kept getting weirder.
Vikings
May 1
Herschel Walker holding up his new jersey after being traded to the Minnesota Vikings, during a new conference in Bloomington in October 1989.

A what-if whiff: What if the Vikings hadn't made the Herschel Walker trade?

The Vikings have never won a Super Bowl. But their fans are champions of the “what if …?” game. So much history has left fans wondering how things might have been different, if only one thing had changed. This one could top them all.
Vikings
May 1
Texas A&M wide receiver Quartney Davis celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the seventh overtime against LSU in 2018.

Undrafted rookies: Getting Diggs' number, following teammates, a Viking's son

Undrafted free agent Quartney Davis of Texas A&M said it's an honor to inherit the No. 14 that Stefon Diggs wore with the Vikings.
Vikings
April 30
Look who's suddenly become an Aaron Rodgers expert. It's Brett Favre

Look who's suddenly become an Aaron Rodgers expert. It's Brett Favre

It’s hard to pick the best plot line from the Packers’ decision to draft Jordan Love in the first round of the NFL draft. But this one is up there.
Vikings
April 30
Vikings draft picks and undrafted free agents gathered for a rookie minicamp last season at TCO Performance Center in Eagan. This year, camp will be r

Zooming in: Virtual minicamp will be first challenge for Vikings rookies

Veterans have been in the Vikings' online chat rooms since Monday meeting with Mike Zimmer and position coaches. Rookies will have three days of their own next week.

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