Minnesota Vikings 2024 schedule release primer

The Minnesota Vikings are one of the more intriguing teams in the 2024 season. They just drafted rookie quarterback J.J. McCarthy from Michigan and also selected Dallas Turner in the first round out of Alabama.

The National Football League is set to release their schedule soon, with a projection of the week of May 6-10th.

It’s a major event every year and it sets up the fanbase to potentially travel for an away game. The Vikings have a lot of interesting opponents with nine home games. Who are they playing outside of their NFC North opponents and who could they face in primetime?

2024 Minnesota Vikings opponents and location

2023 season results

The Vikings didn’t have the most success in 2023, having finished with a 7-10 record. They were 4-4 when Kirk Cousins went down with a season-ending injury and somehow finished just 2-6 at U.S. Bank Stadium

This year, the Vikings will have nine home games and eight road games. One of the Vikings home games will be in London, England. They will also be facing the NFC West and AFC South divisions. along with the third-place teams in the NFC South, NFC East and AFC East.

Home opponents

  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • New York Jets

Away opponents

  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Tennessee Titans
  • New York Giants

Record vs. each opponent

  • Bears: 66-58-2
  • Lions: 80-43-2
  • Packers: 66-58-3
  • Cardinals: 18-12
  • 49ers: 24-25-1
  • Texans: 5-0
  • Colts: 8-18-1
  • Falcons: 21-12
  • Jets: 4-8
  • Rams: 27-18-2
  • Seahawks: 6-13
  • Jaguars: 6-1
  • Titans: 9-5
  • Giants: 18-13

LIkely primetime opponents

  • Divisional opponents: The Vikings usually have a game in primetime against a divisional opponent or two. Last year, the Vikings took on the Bears and Packers in primetime.
  • 49ers: The two teams had one of the better games in primetime last year with the Vikings getting the win by a score of 22-17.
  • Falcons: Kirk Cousins (the past) vs. J.J. McCarthy (the future) writes itself
  • Texans: Two young teams with similar paths, including a major trade-up for an edge rusher after drafting their quarterback.

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