These Are the Vikings’ Opponents in 2024

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The Minnesota Vikings finished 7-10 in 2023, missing out on the postseason while grabbing a spot in the NFC North behind the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers and a third-place schedule in 2024.

Minnesota once owned a fancy 6-4 record in November but finished 1-6 and squandered an 80% probability of reaching the postseason.

These Are the Vikings’ Opponents in 2024

With the offseason in clear view, 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 glance, the schedule appears a little easier in 2024 than in 2023.

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

So, for sure, 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
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Then, 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 — they needed the Bears to beat the Packers on Sunday for that — the three “other” opponents would’ve been the Commanders, Patriots, and Panthers. But no cigar.

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So, 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
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And that translates tentatively to 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

The Vikings will use their own offseason to determine the identity of the QB1. Incumbent passer Kirk Cousins is scheduled to hit the open market via free agency in two months, but Minnesota could prevent that by extending his deal by a year or two. Otherwise, the Vikings own the 11th pick in April’s draft, a sweet spot to stand pat and choose a quarterback or trade up the board.

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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