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2010 NFL Schedule Set To Be Released This Evening

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 20, 2010 – 7:13 am

Today’s a busy day for Vikings followers, with the team’s pre-draft press conference set for 2:00 p.m. CT and then the NFL schedule set to be unveiled at 6:00 p.m. CT.

We know who the Vikings will play in 2010, but this evening’s announcement will tell us when the Vikings play each opponent. Here are the Vikings home and away opponents for the upcoming season:

Home: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Arizona, Dallas, NY Giants, Buffalo and Miami
Away: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington, New England and the NY Jets

There has been widespread speculation that the NFL will kickoff its season with an NFC Championship Game rematch between the Vikings and Saints in New Orleans on Thursday, September 9. The NFL has traditionally matched the defending Super Bowl champs with an intriguing opponent at home to begin the season, and a Vikings-Saints matchup would certainly fulfill this criteria.

Another thought making the rounds is that the Vikings would be a good candidate to play at the NY Jets on Thanksgiving night.

I’d also expect that one of the Vikings-Packers games will be on Monday Night Football as well as either or both of the Vikings-Eagles and Vikings-Patriots games. The Vikings and Giants will play one another again in 2010, which makes it 11 of the last 12 seasons where the 2 franchises have met during the regular season.

Finally, with the Saints on the schedule in 2010, the Vikings will play the defending Super Bowl champions for the 3rd consecutive season.


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5 Responses to “2010 NFL Schedule Set To Be Released This Evening”

  1. By Harvey on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Looking forward to the schedule comming out today. Goo Vikings!

  2. By Dubuque Viking on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Week 1 @ Saints
    Week 2 vs Cardinals
    Week 3 vs Cowboys MNF
    Week 4 @ Bears
    Week 5 @ Patriots (flex game)
    Week 6 vs *Giants

    Week 7 BYE

    Week 8 @ Jets Sunday night Football
    Week 9 vs Packers
    Week 10 vs Dolphins
    Week 11 @ Eagles
    Week 12 @ Packers MNF
    Week 13 vs Lions
    Week 14 vs Bears
    Week 15 @ Redskins
    Week 16 vs Bills
    Week 17 @ Lions

  3. By Douglas Q on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    If that’s the schedule in the correct order then the Vikings better be strengthening up their defense. That schedule looks tough. Our only break is week 16 with the Bills and who knows the Bills might actually be good this season.

  4. By Dan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    That is a tough schedule but there isnt one team on it that is “better” than the Vikes. One of the better teams on paper is the cowboys and we saw how that went in the playoffs when the Vikes play like they should. Even against the superbowl champ Saints the Vikes play awful and it still went to OT. Still see 12-4 or better if Favre comes back.

  5. By Mike on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think that schedules right…

    The Detroit News leaked the lions schedule and the Vikes play them on Sept 26 (week 3) and Jan 2nd (week 17)

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