Vikings Territory Breakdown: Vikings Schedule Presents Some Interesting Challenges

Vikings Territory Breakdown

Last week under the league’s typical bloated fanfare (and we at the Vikings Territory Breakdown podcast have given it the requisite mocking), but there were some interesting notes to be gleaned from it:

The Vikings open the season at home against the Green Bay Packers.

They play on Thanksgiving Night, hosting the New England Patriots.

They play Christmas Eve at home versus the New York Giants.

They travel to Lambeau Field on New Year’s Day to secure the NFC North against the Packers.

And they play the final game of the regular season against the Chicago Bears, naturally—but this time in the Windy City instead of at U.S. Bank Stadium, for a change.

The schedule seems favorable for the Vikings regarding the holiday games, but there are some tough stretches to be concerned with—in particular during November when the Vikings play the Buffalo Bills, Cowboys and Patriots in a matter of 12 days. Kevin O’Connell and the boys better buckle up.

There is also some rosters news to talk about also, as the rookies came to town for their indoctrination at TCO Performance Center. Mark Craig of the Star Tribune has been on hand at TCO to check out the new players, and he will here on the VT Breakdown podcast to well, break it down. Tune in and see for yourself.

Segment 1

  • D-Line and Linebackers

Segment 2

Segment 3

  • Home against the Green Bay Packers
  • Rest of the Schedule
  • PGA Championship