This Week’s Vikings Game

ESPN Labels Vikings "Achilles' Heel"
Jun 11, 2019; Eagan, MN, USA; A Minnesota Vikings helmet sits on the field at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings Game, News, Analysis, Schedule: Week 3

This Week's Vikings Game. Vikings MNF Struggles on the Road Are Not Done
Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports.

The Minnesota Vikings head home this week licking their wounds after a 24-7 shellacking on Monday Night at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles. Like the rest of the NFC North division, the Vikings stand at 1-1 heading into Week 3.

This week’s Vikings game features another divisional opponent, the Detroit Lions. Historically, this matchup and this week have been favorable for the Vikings. Since 1970’s AFL/NFL merger, the Vikings are 31-18 in Week 3 games. Additionally, they are 79-40-2 against the Detroit Lion in 121 meetings. Most recently, the Vikings lost to the Lions on December 5th, 2021, by a score of 29-27.

Minnesota Vikings News and Analysis

Our Staff Prediction for Lions at Vikings
Oct 10, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports.

NFL Standings

Jalen Hurts Did Something to Vikings That's Never Happened Before
Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports.

AFC EAST

  1. Miami Dolphins (2-0)
  2. Buffalo Bills (2-0)
  3. New York Jets (1-1)
  4. New England Patriots (1-1)

AFC NORTH

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1)
  2. Baltimore Ravens (1-1)
  3. Cleveland Browns (1-1)
  4. Cincinnati Bengals (0-2)

AFC SOUTH

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1)
  2. Houston Texans (0-1-1)
  3. Indianapolis Colts (0-1-1)
  4. Tennessee Titans (0-2)

AFC WEST

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-0)
  2. Los Angeles Chargers (1-1)
  3. Denver Broncos (1-1)
  4. Las Vegas Raiders (0-2)

NFC EAST

  1. New York Giants (2-0)
  2. Philadelphia Eagles (2-0)
  3. Washington Commanders (1-1)
  4. Dallas Cowboys (1-1)

NFC NORTH

  1. Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
  2. Green Bay Packers (1-1)
  3. Detroit Lions (1-1)
  4. Chicago Bears (1-1)

NFC SOUTH

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0)
  2. New Orleans Saints (1-1)
  3. Carolina Panthers (0-2)
  4. Atlanta Falcons (0-2)

NFC WEST

  1. San Francisco 49ers (1-1)
  2. Los Angeles Rams (1-1)
  3. Arizona Cardinals (1-1)
  4. Seattle Seahawks (1-1)

Week 3 NFL Schedule

Aaron Rodgers / Kirk Cousins
Nov 25, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) hug after the game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Listed below are all 16 games that will take place around the league during Week 3 of the NFL regular season.

Thursday, September 22nd

  • (1-1) Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1), 7:15 PM CST, Amazon Prime

Sunday, September 25th

  • (1-1) New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers (0-2), 12 PM CST, FOX
  • (0-1-1) Houston Texans @ Chicago Bears (1-1), 12 PM CST, CBS
  • (2-0) Kansas City Chiefs @ Indianapolis Colts (0-1-1), 12 PM CST, CBS
  • (2-0) Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins (2-0), 12 PM CST, CBS
  • (1-1) Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings (1-1), 12 PM CST, FOX
  • (1-1) Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots (1-1), 12 PM CST, FOX
  • (0-2) Cincinnati Bengals @ New York Jets (1-1), 12 PM CST, CBS
  • (0-2) Las Vegas Raiders @ Tennessee Titans (0-2), 12 PM CST, FOX
  • (2-0) Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Commanders (1-1), 12 PM CST, FOX
  • (1-1) Jacksonville Jaguars @ Los Angeles Chargers (1-1), 3:05 PM CST, CBS
  • (1-1) Los Angeles Rams @ Arizona Cardinals (1-1), 3:25 PM CST, FOX
  • (0-2) Atlanta Falcons @ Seattle Seahawks (1-1), 3:25 PM CST, FOX
  • (1-1) Green Bay Packers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0), 3:25 PM CST, FOX
  • (1-1) San Francisco 49ers @ Denver Broncos (1-1), 7:20 PM CST, NBC

Monday, September 26th

  • (1-1) Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants (2-0), 7:15 PM CST, ESPN, ABC


Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing as well as minors in History, Human Biology, and Journalism. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh can often be found training for a marathon, playing video games, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. For more of his takes, NFL and otherwise, check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken