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NFL Opener, Prime Time Games Highlight Vikings Schedule

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 20, 2010 – 5:00 pm

As was widely expected, an NFL season-opening matchup on Thursday, September 9 with the New Orleans Saints and 3 other scheduled prime time games highlight the Vikings 2010 regular season schedule.

The NFL released its entire slate of games for the 2010 season at 6:00 p.m. CT on Tuesday evening, kicking off what will be an exciting week across the league with the annual draft just 2 days away.

The other prime time games on the Vikings schedule include a Sunday night game at Green Bay  on October 24 (Week 7) and Monday night games at the NY Jets on October 11 (Week 5) and at home versus the Chicago Bears on December 20 (Week 15).

Here are a few other notes on the Vikings 2010 schedule

– After beginning the season at New Orleans on September 9, the Vikings return home for 2 consecutive games at Mall of America Field against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 and then division foe Detroit in Week 3.

– The Vikings will have their bye in Week 4.

– October will be a high-profile month for the Vikings. On October 11, the Vikings play at the Jets on MNF. The following week the Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys at 3:15 p.m. CT and then they play consecutive road games at Green Bay on NBC at 7:20 p.m. CT and at New England on Halloween at 3:15 p.m. CT.

– An important part of the schedule will come in mid-November, when the Vikings play at the Chicago Bears in Week 10 (11/14) and then host the Green Bay Packers in Week 11 (11/21).

– In 2009, the Vikings used a 3-game home stand in November to notch 3 wins and take control of the division. In 2010, the Vikings have a 3-game home stand in December against Buffalo (Week 13), the NY Giants (Week 14) and Chicago (Week 15) that could provide them with an opportunity to solidify their playoff aspirations.

– Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress will return to Philadelphia – where he coached from 1999-2005 on Andy Reid’s staff – to take on the Eagles in a Week 16 contest on December 26.

– With the NFL featuring all division games in Week 17 this year, the Vikings will finish the regular season by traveling to the Motor City for a battle with the Lions.

We’ll have more coverage of the Vikings 2010 NFL schedule on vikings.com through tonight and into tomorrow, including a chat between myself and voice of the Vikings Radio Network, Paul Allen.


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13 Responses to “NFL Opener, Prime Time Games Highlight Vikings Schedule”

  1. By OLDSCHOOL on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Brett will think twice about dealing with that schedule!!!! TOUGH !!!!!!!!! WOW…AND THEY HAVE TO START OUT WITH THE SAINTS?!!!! RAISING THEIR SB BANNER…………….THANKS NFL…BECAUSE THE VIKES DIDN’T TAKE IT IN THE A$% ENOUGH DURING THAT NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME……SO YOU WANT US TO GO BACK IN THERE AND GET HOMERED AGAIN WITH YOUR BUILT IN REFS…..WAY TO START THE SEASON! THANKS….HOPE THE REF’S OVER LOOK THOSE HIGH AND LOW HITS THEY PUT ON BRETT DURING THAT GAME…DI%^&!

  2. By Andrew P on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Brett will come back and use week 1 against the Saints as revenge for what happened in January and lead the Vikings to a flawless victory, then after that lead us to another magical season this time ending with a Super Bowl victory for Minnesota, GO VIKINGS!!!!

  3. By Candyman on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    THIS SCHEDULE IS WEIRD!!!

    I have never heard of a Week 4 BYE???? Is the NFL mentally challenged? Favre is a ratings spike for the NFL…way to encourage a 41 year old quarterback to play again by having 13 straight games. Hopefully if we dominate then Brett will get to have T-Jack use his young legs to extend plays

    After the bye, we have 5 consecutive playoff teams to face….that sounds like fun

    The only slight advantage we have by this schedule is that we are one of 7 teams that have 3 straight home games and only one outdoor game in December…

    SKOL VIKINGS!!!

  4. By Benson on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    The bad thing about this schedule is not that many entertaining games to watch besides the season opener against the aints. Vikes should have no problems I would be disappointed if they even lost 3 games. Superbowl is a must GO VIKES

  5. By This Just In from New Orleans... on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    You people have no shot at winning the season opener in the superdome, the saints are getting even better during the draft, particularly there defense. I doubt Favre even comes back to face them. But hey, it’s a good excuse to have a good time in new orleans, have a drink, and watch favre on the ground.

  6. By OLDSCHOOL on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    Like I said………………

  7. By kevin on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    It’s pretty apparent that the NFL is setting the Packers up for sucess with their cream puff schedule again!!!!!! I personally dont care if the vikings win but 1 game,….the saints. I am hoping that jared allen and the boys put a whoopin on brees doubled of what they cheapshoted brett.I would love to see Brees get hammered all game long. I am guessing everyone of the defense will have a brees jersey hangin on their locker all preseason. I would hate to be that guy.Even if the refs and i am sure they will but even if they baby brees,.it’ll be worth the penalties to pound his pants to the ground!!!

  8. By the horned norseman on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    A WEEK 4 BYE!!!????!!! W.T.F.!!??!!

  9. By GOLDVIKE on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    VIKES WILL GO UNDEFEATED!!!!

  10. By ''PURPLE PRIDE'' on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    let’s look at this from a reality stand point, the saint’s as good as they are, ( and they are a good team) but, THEY GOT LUCKY! if peterson hang’s on to the ball, then ”we win the game” and the interception in the 4th qtr along w/the 12 men on the feild penalty MEANS NOTHING. we lost that game for all the wrong reasons. there’s no doubt in my mind FAVRE comes back, and not only would we have won that N F C championship game but, WE WIN THE SUPERBOWL! no if ‘s, ands, or but’s, about it. when it was obvious that peterson had a problem holding on to the ball, they should have gave the ball to chester taylor, hand’s down, no question. now the viking’s are still a superbowl contender but, if our secondary don’t improve and peterson continue’s to have problem’s holding on to the ball, then it’s going to be another successful yet disapointing season, i’ve been a viking’s fan ever since the day’s of page,eller, and tarkenton, and i’ve seen it all. bad call’s poor officiatting , and poor coaching, so there ain’t nothing going to change history till we GET TO THE SUPERBOWL AND WIN IT. GO PURPLE PRIDE, G O V I K I N G S !!!!!!!!

  11. By CA Viking on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Saints… should not play dirty. The schedule looks to be revenge for the Star Caps ruling, much like the officiating in the Champoinship game. It’s 4 revenge games for #4 this year! ( Saints, Jets, GB, GB ) Brett please show up,

  12. By Baxish102 on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Ha Ha! You losers just can’t get over it. A couple of words to mull over Vikes, Superbowl Champions.

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