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Minnesota Vikings 2019 Schedule: Dates, Opponents, Game Times, and More

Follow along as the Vikings schedule is announced at 7 PM CT Wednesday.

Atlanta Falcons v Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings will open their 2019 season at home against the Atlanta Falcons.
Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

As we know, today is the day that the 2019 NFL Schedule will be announced. We have already been keeping track of everything that we’ve heard so far concerning different rumors and leaks throughout the day. Now that the schedule has been officially released, here’s the full rundown.

Note: All times are in Central time because, you know, that’s the time zone the Vikings reside in.

Minnesota Vikings 2019 Schedule

Week Date Opponent Location Time (CT) Network
Week Date Opponent Location Time (CT) Network
1 8 September Atlanta Falcons U.S. Bank Stadium 12:00 PM FOX
2 15 September at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field 12:00 PM FOX
3 22 September Oakland Raiders U.S. Bank Stadium 12:00 PM FOX
4 29 September at Chicago Bears Soldier Field 3:25 PM CBS
5 6 October at New York Giants MetLife Stadium 12:00 PM FOX
6 13 October Philadelphia Eagles U.S. Bank Stadium 12:00 PM FOX
7 20 October at Detroit Lions Ford Field 12:00 PM FOX
8 24 October (Thu) Washington Redskins U.S. Bank Stadium 7:20 PM FOX/NFLN
9 3 November at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 12:00 PM FOX
10 10 November at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium 7:20 PM NBC
11 17 November Denver Broncos U.S. Bank Stadium 12:00 PM CBS
12 24 November BYE
13 2 December (Mon) at Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field 7:15 PM ESPN
14 8 December Detroit Lions U.S. Bank Stadium 12:00 PM FOX
15 15 December at Los Angeles Chargers Dignity Health Sports Park 7:20 PM NBC
16 23 December (Mon) Green Bay Packers U.S. Bank Stadium 7:15 PM ESPN
17 29 December Chicago Bears U.S. Bank Stadium 12:00 PM FOX

Some first impressions from seeing the full 2019 slate:

  • As rumored, the Vikings will open their 2019 account at home against the Atlanta Falcons.
  • The first half of the slate is mostly the typical noon local time kickoffs that fans are accustomed to (and most actually prefer). Only one of the first seven games has a non-noon start: at 3:25 PM matchup when they visit the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. But after Week 7, the Vikings are currently slated for a whopping five nationally televised prime time games. They host the Washington Redskins on Thursday Night Football in Week 8 and the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football in Week 16. Between that, there are currently three prime time games on the road: Week 10 at Jerry’s World against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, Week 13 at the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, and Week 15 when they visit the Los Angeles Chargers for another Sunday night matchup. Of course, depending on how the seasons are unfolding for the respective teams, the two Sunday night games on NBC have the possibility of being flexed out to Sunday afternoon instead.
  • For the second straight season, the Vikings will visit Green Bay in Week 2 for the Packers’ home opener. We’re going to go out on a limb here and predict that this one will not end in a tie highlighted by four missed field goals and very questionable roughing the passer calls. (Then again...)
  • For the fourth straight season, the Week 17 game will be the same: hosting the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. The last week always includes divisional matchups, but the sheer lack of variety for the season finale is a bit puzzling.

Now that the full slate of games has been released, what are your first impressions? Tough to find that first loss? Are we doomed before the bye? Which road trips are you going to try and make? Let us know in the comments below.