Last season the Vikings went 5-10-1, finishing in last place in the NFC North and missing the playoffs. They selected outside linebacker Anthony Barr and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the first round of this year's draft.
Minnesota opens the 2014 preseason schedule with a pair of home games, hosting Oakland and Arizona, before going on the road to face Kansas City and Tennessee. The team begins the regular season on Sept. 7 on the road against St. Louis.
Preseason schedule and TV coverage (ET)
Fri, Aug. 8 vs. Oakland - 8:00 PM, FOX (local)
Sat, Aug. 16 vs. Arizona - 8:30 PM, FOX (local)
Sat, Aug. 23 at Kansas City - 8:00 PM, FOX (local)
Thu, Aug. 28 at Tennessee - 8:00 PM, FOX (local)
- Aaron Somers