With the bulk of free agency in the rearview mirror and only eight days left until the NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings now know who they’ll play this upcoming season. The 2019 schedule was released on Wednesday. After sorting through all the “leaks” and troll jobs by folks that must really love football, we have our first look at the REAL dates and times of this season’s calendar. In honor of our midwestern readers, all times listed are central.
The schedule includes five prime-time games: a Thursday night game Week 8 against Washington; two Sunday night games – Week 10 at Dallas and Week 15 at Los Angeles; and two Monday night games – Week 13 at Seattle and Week 16 against Green Bay.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 18, 2019
Here are the dates and times for the 2019 slate of games:
Week 1 – vs. Atlanta, Sunday, Sept. 8, noon (FOX)
Week 2 – at Green Bay, Sunday, Sept. 15, noon (FOX)
Week 3 – vs. Oakland, Sunday, Sept. 22, noon (FOX)
Week 4 – at Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 29, 3:25pm (CBS)
Week 5 – at New York Giants, Sunday, Oct. 6, noon (FOX)
Week 6 – vs. Philadelphia, Sunday, Oct. 13, noon (FOX)
Week 7 – at Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 20, noon (FOX)
Week 8 – vs. Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:20pm (FOX/NFLN)
Week 9 – at Kansas City, Sunday, Nov. 3, noon (FOX)
Week 10 – at Dallas, Sunday Nov. 10, 7:20pm (NBC)
Week 11 – vs. Denver, Sunday, Nov. 17, noon (CBS)
Week 12 – BYE
Week 13 – at Seattle, Monday, Dec. 2, 7:15pm (ESPN)
Week 14 – vs. Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 8, noon (FOX)
Week 15 – at Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:20pm (NBC)
Week 16 – vs. Green Bay, Monday, Dec. 23, 7:15pm (ESPN)
Week 17 – vs. Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 29, noon (FOX)
The dates and times for the preseason games were also released. The Vikings open at New Orleans at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9, then have home games against Seattle at 7pm on Aug. 18 and against Arizona at noon on Aug. 29, then close the preseason on the road at Buffalo at 6:30p.m. on Aug. 29.