The 2021 season will be the Minnesota Vikings ' 61st season in the National Football League, their sixth playing home games at U.S. Bank Stadium and their eighth under head coach Mike Zimmer. They will attempt to improve on their 7–9 record from 2020 and return to the playoffs following a one-year absence.
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Jun 23, 2021 · The 2021 season will be the Minnesota Vikings' 61st season in the National Football League, their sixth playing home games at U.S. Bank Stadium and their eighth under head coach Mike Zimmer. They will attempt to improve on their 7–9 record from 2020 and return to the playoffs following a one-year absence.
The 2021 season will be the Minnesota Vikings' 61st season in the National Football League, their sixth playing home games at U.S. Bank Stadium and their eighth under head coach Mike Zimmer. They will attempt to improve on their 7–9 record from 2020 and return to the playoffs following a one-year absence.
Vikings seasons. 2021 →. The 2020 season was the Minnesota Vikings ' 60th in the National Football League, their fifth playing home games at U.S. Bank Stadium and their seventh under head coach Mike Zimmer. This was the Vikings' first time since 2005 that long-time assistant Kevin Stefanski was not part of the Vikings coaching staff, as he ...
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The 2021 NFL league year and trading period began on March 17. On March 15, teams were allowed to exercise options for 2021 on players with option clauses in their contracts, submit qualifying offers to their pending restricted free agents, and submit a Minimum Salary Tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2020 contracts and fewer than three accrued seasons of free agent credit. Teams were required to be under the salary cap using the "top 51" definition (in which the 51 highest paid-players on the team's payroll must have a combined salary cap). On March 17, clubs were allowed to contact and begin contract negotiations with players whose contracts had expired and thus became unrestricted free agents.
The NFL hired Maia Chaka as its second female official (joining Sarah Thomas) and first African-American female official.
The following rule changes were approved at the NFL Owner's Meeting on April 21: 1. The jersey numbering system was modified as follows: 1.1. Running backs, tight ends, and wide receivers can wear 1-49 and 80-89 1.2. Defensive backs can wear 1-49 1.3. Linebackers can wear 1-59 and 90-99 1.4. The following remain unchanged: offensive linemen (50-79); defensive linemen (50-79, 90-99); and quarterbacks, punters, and kickers (1-19). 1.5. Per the league's existing rules, any player who changes his number this season must buy out the inventory of his existing jersey before the change can be made. A player who intends to change his number for the 2022 season can do so without cost. 2. Overtime in preseason games has been eliminated. This will be the first season since 1973in which overtime is not used in the preseason. 3. All accepted penalties by either team during consecutive extra point or two-point conversion attempts are to be enforced. This closes a loophole that occurred during a 20...
Pro Football Hall of Fame members
Floyd Little 1. Little spent all nine years of his professional career as a running back with the Denver Broncosand was inducted into the Hall in 2010. He died January 1, age 78.
Training campsare scheduled to be held from late July through August. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Game is scheduled for August 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox between Dallas and Pittsburgh. The two teams were previously scheduled to play the 2020 game before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NFL released its regular season schedule on May 12. The season will be played over an 18-week schedule beginning on September 9. Each of the league's 32 teams will play 17 games, with one bye week for each team. The regular season will conclude on January 9, 2022; all games during the final weekend will be intra-division games, as it has been since 2010. Under the NFL's previous scheduling formulafor a 16-game regular season, each team will play the other three teams in its own division twice, as well as one game against each of the four teams from a division in their own conference, one game against each of the four teams from a division in the other conference, and one game against each of the remaining two teams in their conference that finished in the same position in their respective divisions the previous season (e.g., the team that finished fourth in its division would play all three other teams in their conference that also finished fourth in their divisions). Under the...
The 2021 playoffs are scheduled to begin on the weekend of January 15–16, 2022, with Super Wild Card Weekend. Three Wild Card games will be played in each conference. Three games will be played each day.The league is reportedly considering moving one wild card game from Saturday, January 15 to Monday night, January 17. In the Divisional Round scheduled for January 22–23, the top seed in the conference will play the lowest remaining seed and the other two remaining teams will play each other. The winners of those games will advance to the Conference Championships scheduled for January 30 with the AFC Championship at 3:05 p.m. on CBS and the NFC Championship at 6:40 p.m.on Fox. Super Bowl LVI is scheduled for February 13 at 6:30 p.m. on NBC at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
1. 2020 was the last season for Mercedes-Benz's naming rights deal to the New Orleans Saints' Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The stadium will be seeking a new corporate sponsor or revert to the original Louisiana Superdomename if they cannot find a sponsor. 2. The Kansas City Chiefs sold naming rights to their home stadium to health insurer GEHA, renaming the facility to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. It is the first time in the stadium's 50-year history that it has had a naming rights sponsor. 3...
Aided by the availability of vaccines, by June 29 all 32 NFL teams had received approval to play their games with no restrictions on attendance. This comes after all games in 2020 were played with either a greatly reduced audience or no fans at alldue to local or state public health orders.
1. Cincinnatiunveiled new uniforms on April 19. The uniforms are similar to their previous set, but have removed some features such as colored shoulder pads, side panels and outlined nameplates for a toned-down appearance. The team's trademark stripes were left as the most prominent feature. 2. Jacksonvillemade its alternate teal jerseys its primary uniform. The team had previously used teal jerseys as the primary uniform from 1995–2011. 3. The Los Angeles Ramsrevealed a modern throwback vari...
Minnesota Vikings 2021 Schedule and Opponents: The official source of the latest Vikings regular season and preseason schedule
Apr 09, 2021 · The Vikings Should Trade Up to No. 4. After a 7-9 season, the Minnesota Vikings need to find a spark in the NFL Draft. While it’s unrealistic to expect them to find another Justin Jefferson, a more reasonable goal is to find a player who creates excitement for the fanbase. Rick Spielman mentioned the need to “reconnect with the fans ...