Since I can't use any picture I can find on the web, this crappy NFL logo picture will have to suffice. Blame copyright laws.
With the 2012 season tantalizingly close, it's never to early to look at the Vikings 2013 non-division opponents, is it?
Of course it isn't! Being a powerful member of the media...and by powerful I mean I went to website and signed up to be on a list...I was able to peruse the official 2012 NFL Record and Fact Book. In said R and F (we use shorthand like that as powerful media members) the NFL breaks down a list of non-divisional opponents for 2013.
For the 2012 season, the Vikes are scheduled to play the NFC West and the AFC South. In 2013, that changes to the NFC East and AFC North.
For 2013, the home non-divisional opponents will be Philadelphia, Washington, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and a random NFC South team based on the final division standings. The road non-divisional opponents will be Dallas, the New York Giants, who will be playing the Vikings for the seemingly 47th consecutive season...I mean seriously, it seems like we always play the Giants, doesn't it? Anyway, the Vikes will also travel to Baltimore, Cincinnati, and an NFC West team, which will once again be determined based on final 2012 division standings.
Well, I don't know about you guys, but I don't see a loss on the schedule. :)