For the first time since 2007 and just the second time since 2005, the Vikings will open their regular season with a home game. The Vikings will begin the season with a contest against the AFC South’s Jacksonville Jaguars, and they’ll also conclude the season with a home game against the Green Bay Packers.
And there is plenty of action in between those games as well, including a Thursday night NFL Network Game in Week 8 against Tampa Bay, consecutive road games against Chicago and Green Bay in Weeks 12-13 and four total road games in the season’s final 6 weeks.
The Vikings bye week falls in Week 11, immediately after their second and final game against the Detroit Lions and right before the team embarks on what appears to be a challenging final 6 games. The Vikings have just one divisional game in the first 9 weeks of the season, and the Week 11 bye is the latest bye since 1999.
Other highlights include a Week 3 matchup against former Vikings WR Randy Moss (who is now with the San Francisco 49ers), visits to play presumed top draft picks Andrew Luck (Colts – Week 2) and Robert Griffin III (Redskins – Week 6), only two potential cold-weather games (Week 12 at Chicago, Week 13 at Green Bay), and of course the season-closing contest against division rival Green Bay.
Remember, 2012 Vikings Season Tickets start as low as $290 and are available now! Call 612.338.4537 or navigate around vikings.com to purchase. Below is a look at the full schedule. For complete details, including dates, game times and television and radio listings, click here.
Week 1: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 2: at Indianapolis Colts
Week 3: vs. San Francisco 49ers
Week 4: at Detroit Lions
Week 5: vs. Tennessee Titans
Week 6: at Washington Redskins
Week 7: vs. Arizona Cardinals
Week 8: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Thursday night)
Week 9: at Seattle Seahawks
Week 10: vs. Detroit Lions
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: at Chicago Bears
Week 13: at Green Bay Packers
Week 14: vs. Chicago Bears
Week 15: at St. Louis Rams
Week 16: at Houston Texans
Week 17: vs. Green Bay Packers
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