Vikings Make 2024 Opponents Officially Official

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Through deduction, Minnesota Vikings fans could identify the team’s 2024 opponents about one month ago. But the team made the slate of opponents official this week.

The order should be released in May.

Vikings Make 2024 Opponents Officially Official

Minnesota finished 7-10 in 2023, missing out on the postseason while obtaining a spot in the NFC North behind the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers and a third-place schedule in 2024. The Vikings once owned a fancy 6-4 record in November but finished 1-6 and squandered an 80% probability of reaching the postseason.

2024 Opponents
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With the offseason 4.5 weeks in the making, so are the Vikings’ 2024 opponents. The season will be pivotal for the Vikings — Year No. 3 of Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kevin O’Connell’s reign — and at first glimpse, the schedule appears a little easier in 2024 than in 2023.

The Vikings will have nine home games in 2024, as the NFL flips from a nine-game versus eight-game home format every year. In 2023, AFC teams played nine home games. Next year, the Vikings and 15 other NFC clubs will be afforded the nine.

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Without any doubt, these are the Vikings’ home opponents in 2024:

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • New York Jets
  • San Francisco 49ers

And with the third place inside the NFC North, Minnesota will play these teams on the road next season:

  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • New York Giants
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Tennessee Titans

Had the Vikings finished in last place inside the division, the three “other” opponents would’ve been the Commanders, Patriots, and Panthers. But no such luck. That’s now the Bears’ schedule.

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Here’s the full schedule (that won’t be in order until May):

  • vs. Arizona Cardinals
  • vs. New York Jets
  • vs. Chicago Bears
  • vs. Detroit Lions
  • vs. Green Bay Packers
  • vs. Houston Texans
  • vs. Indianapolis Colts
  • vs. San Francisco 49ers
  • vs. Atlanta Falcons
  • at Chicago Bears
  • at Detroit Lions
  • at New York Giants
  • at Green Bay Packers
  • at Jacksonville Jaguars
  • at Los Angeles Rams
  • at Seattle Seahawks
  • at Tennessee Titans

Tentatively, the Vikings would be on deck to face these quarterbacks:

  • Kyler Murray
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Justin Fields or Caleb Williams (twice)
  • Jared Goff (twice)
  • Jordan Love (twice)
  • C.J. Stroud
  • Anthony Richardson
  • Brock Purdy
  • Falcons New QB
  • Daniel Jones
  • Trevor Lawrence
  • Matthew Stafford
  • Geno Smith
  • Will Levis
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The next actionable stop in the offseason is five weeks away when free agency kicks off. The NFL Draft is 11 weeks from now. In the meantime, Minnesota must decide Kirk Cousins’ fate as his contract expired last season, and it is unclear if he and the Vikings can meet in the middle on a new contract.

The Vikings will also play in London once again next season — a home game, much to the chagrin of season ticket holders.

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 Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

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