The road-weary Vikings will be back at home to host the Dolphins and are looking forward to their first noon (CT) kickoff since Nov. 4.
Minnesota (6-6-1) has dropped two in a row, falling at New England and Seattle in the past two weeks, but would be the No. 6 seed in the NFC Playoffs if the postseason started today.
Miami (7-6) has won two in a row to remain in the hunt for a spot in the AFC Playoffs.
The stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.
The Delta Vikings Village and Medtronic Plaza will open at 9:30 a.m. and feature multiple activities. Tickets are not necessary for activities in the Delta Vikings Village but are required to access the Medtronic Plaza.
My Cause, My Cleats:
View all of the cleats that the Vikings players will wear to support their initiatives during "My Cause, My Cleats" Week.
As part of the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats campaign, 48 Vikings players have elected to wear custom-painted cleats to bring awareness to and support causes close to their hearts.
The Vikings organization invited representatives from all 48 organizations/charities to attend today’s game and participate in a special halftime ceremony.
Mobile Entry Ticketing:
The Vikings are reminding fans about new procedures for 2018, including a mobile-only entry process for home games that is part of a league-wide initiative.
Tickets are accessible via the Vikings app or the online My Vikings Account portal and can be saved to fans’ mobile devices. No hard tickets or printed PDFs are available. The change allows better communication between the team and fans, reduces fraud and counterfeit tickets, provides flexibility to manage, transfer or sell tickets at any time and offers quick and easy entry into the stadium using a smartphone.
Step 1: Download and open the free Minnesota Vikings App (available for Apple and Android devices).
Step 2: Navigate to the Tickets tab and sign in using email and password for My Vikings Account.
Step 3: Select the event to attend and click View Barcode to load ticket(s) ahead of time to scan for entry.
* Fans can also add the tickets to Apple or Android Wallet for guaranteed easy access on game day.
For more information regarding mobile entry, click here.
On the airwaves:
TV: CBS (WCCO Channel 4 in Minneapolis/St. Paul)
LOCAL RADIO: KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK-AM 1130
NATIONAL RADIO: ESPN
SATELLITE RADIO: Sirius 133 or Streaming 818 (MIA), Sirius 105 or Streaming 819 (MIN); Streaming 818 (MIA), XM 232 or Streaming 819 (MIN)
Click here for more broadcast information.
Logistics, events and activities:
Here’s a look at logistics, events and activities inside and outside of the third-year venue.
Delta Vikings Village opens: 9:30 a.m. (CT)
Stadium gates open: 10 a.m. (CT)
Kickoff: Noon (CT)
Color Guard: A Joint Services Honor Guard representing all branches of service will present the colors.
National Anthem: The National Anthem will be performed by country music singer, songwriter and guitarist Lindsay Ell.
Ell is signed to Stoney Creek Records, and her album The Project debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen SoundScan’s U.S. Current Country Albums chart last year. The Project also debuted at No. 40 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 4 on the Top Country Albums chart and No. 1 on the Country Album Sales component chart. She is currently headlining the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour of 2018.
2018 Minnesota High School Football All-State Team: Since 2002, the Vikings have recognized the state’s top high school football players with the All-State Team. Seniors are selected by a committee of sportswriters, broadcasters, Vikings staff and high school coaches.
Halftime: Lindsay Ell will perform during the My Cause, My Cleats recognition.
U.S. Bank Hometown Hero: The U.S. Bank Hometown Heroes program honors individuals who have gone to extraordinary measures to make positive differences in the community. If you would like to nominate someone, visit Vikings.com/fans/promos/hometownhero.
Sunday’s Hometown Hero is Hall of Fame defensive tackle and retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page. The Page Education Foundation has helped more than 7,000 Page Scholars advance their academic careers and help mentor younger students since its inception in 1988. Page was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a civilian can receive, in November.
Community Captains: The Vikings and Sleep Number partnered to recognize six varsity football players as Community Captains for their accomplishments on the field and commitment to helping others.
The six Community Captains for 2018 are as follows:
Carter Danielson – Goodhue High School
Jack Hendrickson – Academy of Holy Angels
Mitch Hendrickson – Academy of Holy Angels
Tate Staloch – Lakeville North High School
Max Tibbits – Litchfield High School
Julian Wright – DeLaSalle High School
Each was surprised by Harrison Smith and Brian O’Neill, awarded $1,000 scholarships, $1,000 grants and Sleep Number 360 smart beds with SleepIQ technology, the same beds used by Smith and O’Neill.
Vikings Legends will sign autographs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at multiple locations inside and outside of U.S. Bank Stadium and in the Delta Vikings Village. Autographs are subject to change at any time and without notice.
Locations inside U.S. Bank Stadium (game ticket required):
Delta Sky360⁰ Club: Fuad Reveiz
Medtronic Club: Carl Lee
FMP Club: Doug Sutherland
Hyundai Club: Randall McDaniel
Buffalo Wild Wings Club: Stu Voigt
Mystic Lake Club Purple: Vencie Glenn
Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium
Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required): Mark Mullaney and Rickey Young
Delta Vikings Village Stage:
A DJ will perform music from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
SKOL Line and Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: 10:30 a.m.
Andersen Windows and Doors, CenturyLink Legends Autograph Zone, DI LUSSO Deli, Highland Park, Hy-Vee, KFAN, Mills Fleet Farm, Mystic Lake, North Memorial, Sleep Number and U.S. Bank are scheduled to have fan engagement areas.
Vikings Rewards Check-in Challenge:
Introduced before the Vikings hosted the Cardinals in Week 6, the Vikings Rewards Check-in Challenge allows fans the opportunity to earn up to 750 points when they check in at a variety of locations on game day in the Delta Vikings Village outside U.S. Bank Stadium. Fans who check in at more than four will be eligible to win a special Vikings prize! Visit the Vikings Rewards Gazebo to learn more. Be on the lookout for signs like this at check-in points.
The PRIMESPORT Longhouse will be open before, during and after Sunday’s game to fans with or without game tickets.
Aramark will be serving tailgate fare from inside and outside the PRIMESPORT Longhouse and the permanent building on Delta Vikings Village.
Beer, wine, the “Purple Passion” drink and Bloody Marys will be available for purchase in multiple locations.
The Vikings Locker Room Store will have a merchandise truck located in the Delta Vikings Village. The Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders will be selling 2018-19 calendars in the Delta Vikings Village and The Commons.
More Than Football:
Social Impact Nonprofit Partner of the Game – Toys for Tots
Check your bag for $10 per item (cash only) at our secure bag check located in The Commons.
Fans are encouraged to avoid bringing bags to games. If, however, fans opt to bring a bag, it must comply with the NFL’s clear bag policy.