In 2022, the NFL selected to make the program launch an occasion spanning a pair of weeks.
In years previous, every single team’s buy of opponents would be posted, and that was that. Now, while, every tv community leaks a juicy activity or two, culminating in the complete timetable drop on Might 12.
For inquisitive minds, the Vikings were being a element of the initial “leaks,” leaving thriller on 15 other video games rather of all 17. And neither matchup for Minnesota is intempestive, but every is a rivalry match, albeit outdoors the NFC North.
In Week 2, Minnesota will vacation to Philadelphia for a day with the Eagles. The Vikings and Eagles are not common foes, but the feud intensified after Philadelphia prevented Minnesota from obtaining fate as a dwelling Tremendous Bowl participant. Indeed, the 2017 Vikings finished the common time 13-3 with sights set on a Tremendous Bowl tryst at U.S. Lender Stadium. The Eagles planned in another way and spanked the Vikings in the 2017 NFC Championship.
Followers in Philadelphia ended up specially rowdy and uncouth, so, coupled with a bitter defeat in the NFC title recreation, no enjoy was missing for foreseeable future showdowns.
The future chapter occurs on September 19th, a Monday Evening Football contest at Lincoln Fiscal Subject.
13 times later, the Vikings will just take on a different hated enemy, the New Orleans Saints, in London. Minnesota was tapped for the NFL’s Intercontinental Sequence, marking the Vikings 3rd excursion to England for typical year soccer. To date, the franchise is 2- in this sort of bouts, and so are the Saints. Something’s gotta give.
Minnesota and New Orleans designed poor blood 12 several years back in the — you guessed it — NFC Championship. That pogrom took place in January 2010 when the Saints upended the Vikings in Louisiana to generate a Tremendous Bowl XLIV journey. Drew Brees and the gang knocked off Peyton Manning’s Colts two weeks later on.
In the game’s aftermath, the Saints were unveiled as orchestrators of a bounty method to maim quarterback Brett Favre. As soon as that information loaded Vikings fans’ brains — on top of the budding rivalry because of to dropping the match — loathing for the Saints was born.
In mini-acts of retribution, the Vikings ousted the Saints from the postseason in 2017 and 2019 — in spectacular fashion.
And people are it for clues on the Vikings 2022 program. Some believe the New York Giants will travel to Minneapolis for 7 days 1. Dependent on the Week 2 and 7 days 4 online games previously on the textbooks, Minnesota need to host a game in 7 days 1. That is quasi-selected.
Total, in addition to the Eagles and Saints games, the Vikings will enjoy these groups:
- Arizona Cardinals
- Buffalo Charges
- Chicago Bears (2 times)
- Dallas Cowboys
- Detroit Lions (two times)
- Inexperienced Bay Packers (two times)
- Indianapolis Colts
- Miami Dolphins
- New England Patriots
- New York Giants
- New York Jets
- Washington Commanders
The entirety of the agenda will be declared on Thursday.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his each day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back again to 1996. Shown responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).