Full 2022 Vikings Schedule with Times and Dates

Kevin O'Connell
Kevin O’Connell

The Minnesota Vikings announced the 2022 schedule on Thursday after a week and a half of teasers from the NFL.

Notably, the Vikings start at home versus the Green Bay Packers and end on the road at the Chicago Bears. It will be the first time in 51 years that the Vikings finished the regular season at Soldier Field.

Minnesota also travels to London for a date with the New Orleans Saints inside head coach Kevin O’Connell’s rookie season.

Here’s the schedule, opponent by opponent with times and dates.


Week 1 vs. Packers

September 11, 2022. 3:25 pm CST

Nov 21, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports.

Kevin O’Connell experiences unadulterated baptism by fire as his Vikings take on their most hated foe — in his first game as a head coach.

Week 2 at Eagles

September 19, 2022. 7:30 pm CST (Monday Night)

Nov 21, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports.

The Vikings return to the scene of a January 2018 crime, seeking vengeance against the Jalen Hurt-led Eagles. Minnesota has won the last two matchups versus Philadelphia.

Week 3 vs. Lions

September 25, 2022. 12:00 pm CST

Mar 1, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota has won four straight home games against the Lions.

Week 4 at Saints

October 2, 2022. 8:30 am CST (in London)

Jan 5, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook -USA TODAY Sports.

Not werewolves but Vikings in London as two undefeated-in-England teams square off. Between the franchises, the Vikings and Saints are 4-0 in London. Something’s gotta give.

Week 5 vs. Bears

October 9, 2022. 12:00 pm CST

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Dec 20, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet (85) is tackled in the first quarter by Minnesota Vikings free safety Xavier Woods. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports.

This is the first time in the history of U.S. Bank Stadium that the Vikings haven’t finished their home slate of games in a season against the Bears. Chicago in Minneapolis not-in-the-winter is new.

Week 6 at Dolphins

October 16, 2022. 12:00 pm CST

Dec 5, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports.

The last time these two teams played in Miami, it got weird.


Week 7 BYE


Week 8 vs. Cardinals

October 30, 2022. 12:00 pm CST

Sep 19, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates and Minnesota Vikings kicker Greg Joseph (1) reacts. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings want vengeance here, nipped by Viking-ism the last time they played the Cardinals — September of 2021.

Week 9 at Commanders

November 6, 2022. 12:00 pm CST

Dec 31, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Would you look at that? A Kirk Cousins revenge game. Cousins has never been the opponent in the nation’s capital.

Week 10 at Bills

November 13, 2022. 12:00 pm CST

Jan 15, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Unless Minnesota is really, really good — this will be a loss.

Week 11 vs. Cowboys

November 20, 2022. 3:25 pm CST

Oct 31, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings lost at home to Cowboys in 2020 and 2021 — two teams led by Andy Dalton and Cooper Rush. Hopefully Dak Prescott plays, huh?

Week 12 vs. Patriots

November 24, 2022. 7:20 pm CST (Thanksgiving)

Jan 9, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports.

Minnesota has lost to New England four consecutive times in the last 20 years.

Week 13 vs. Jets

December 4, 2022. 12:00 pm CST

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, Pool)

If this isn’t a win, you will be plotting life after Kirk Cousins in your brain.

Week 14 at Lions

December 11, 2022. 12:00 pm CST

Dec 5, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. Mandatory Credit: David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports.

The Vikings unthinkably lost to the then-winless Lions in this building, daggering their playoff hopes last year. This is another mini-vengeance showdown.

Week 15 vs. Colts

December 17 or 18, 2022

Sep 20, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings usually look like morons when they play the Colts.

Week 16 vs. Giants

December 24, 2022. 12:00 pm CST (Christmas Eve)

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. Syndication: NorthJersey.

On Christmas weekend, Andre Patterson, as a Giants defensive line coach, returns to U.S. Bank Stadium.

Week 17 at Packers

January 1, 2023. 3:25 pm CST

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Nov 1, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end D.J. Wonnum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

This will be a cold uphill battle. But if the Vikings are contenders at the time, this will be a marvelous test of fortitude.

Week 18 at Bears

January 7 or 8, 2023

Dec 20, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Quietly, Minnesota has won back-to-back ugly games at Soldier Field — on Monday Night Football, no less.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).