Full 2022 Vikings Schedule with Times and Dates
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
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)
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
Minnesota has won four straight home games against the Lions.
Week 4 at Saints
October 2, 2022. 8:30 am CST (in London)
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
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
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
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
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
Unless Minnesota is really, really good — this will be a loss.
Week 11 vs. Cowboys
November 20, 2022. 3:25 pm CST
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)
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
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
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
The Vikings usually look like morons when they play the Colts.
Week 16 vs. Giants
December 24, 2022. 12:00 pm CST (Christmas Eve)
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
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
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).