Vikings Schedule Reveal Will Highlight 2 Games

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) does a Lambeau Leap with Vikings fans Craig Lindsay, Nick Johnson and Chris Gangl against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The Vikings won the game, 24-10. © Tork Mason / USA TODAY NETWORK.

The Minnesota Vikings have made it through the 2024 NFL Draft, and the next big thing on the calendar is the schedule reveal. While we know Minnesota’s opponents already, this week, we will find out when each of them falls. Two contests should stand out more than the rest.

Vikings Schedule Reveal Will Highlight 2 Games

Of course, it’s a given that Kevin O’Connell’s team will play each of the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, and Green Bay Packers twice. The first team of that group remains the favorite to win the division, and the Bears are intriguing opponents with their new first-round draft pick, Caleb Williams. Green Bay will always be a significant draw, and much of the NFC North is a similar draw yearly.

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The two weeks that should draw the most intrigue, though, are when Minnesota will welcome Kirk Cousins and the Atlanta Falcons back to U.S. Bank Stadium and what opponent will meet the Vikings across the pond. With a London game on tap, we don’t yet know when that will take place or who it will be against.

For Minnesota fans, the hope would be that Atlanta will actually come to Minneapolis rather than play the Vikings in London. Having that reunion game overseas would be quite a letdown, and with Cousins feeling a level of scorn after Atlanta took Michael Penix Jr., it should be exciting to watch how he shows out against his former employer.

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Every year, fans can circle multiple games as worthy of travel. There are always different cities on the calendar, but going to London can be both a vacation and include a football game. Playing at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium, there will also be the excitement of seeing the football team play in a different stadium.

With just days left until the actual reveal, schedule leaks should be expected. The NFL certainly doesn’t want that to happen, as they have made the schedule reveal something of another spectacle on the calendar. For Minnesota, this season, they will look to bounce back after a less-than-ideal year in 2023.

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When J.J. McCarthy takes over is something yet to be determined, but the way in which the schedule shakes out could give us some insight into that. After lacking results a year ago, the Vikings should have gotten a better draw, but how they handle it remains to be seen.

Ted Schwerzler is a blogger from the Twin Cities that is focused on all things Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings. He’s active on Twitter and writes weekly for Twins Daily. As a former college athlete and avid sports fan, covering our pro teams with a passion has always seemed like such a natural outlet.