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A Sneak Peak At Vikings 2011 Opponents

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 12, 2011 – 8:56 am

There are 8 teams still alive in the NFL playoffs, which is great for them but not so great for the 24 other teams in the NFL. Unfortunately for the Vikings, they are one of those 24 teams not in the Super Bowl tournament.

So while those other 8 teams think about winning Super Bowl XLV, we’ll take a sneak peak at the 2011 season and the teams that stand in the way of the Vikings winning Super Bowl XLVI. With the regular season concluded, we already know the identity of the Vikings 2011 opponents. We also know where the Vikings will play each of those opponents. The only thing we don’t know is when the Vikings will play each opponent.

Ryan broke things down quite well in a headline story. Check it out by clicking here. He explains the NFL scheduling formula, lists who the Vikings play and then gives an early preview of each opponent. Enjoy.


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46 Responses to “A Sneak Peak At Vikings 2011 Opponents”

  1. By Turd Furguson on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I have a feeling the Vikings will have another losing season next year. We are just to far behind other teams. We do not have a stadium, do not have a quarterback, and all the good players on our team can not stay healthy (Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice, Adrian Peterson,Cedric Griffin…..).

  2. By andrew on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks for the early look ahead.

    The vikings (along with the redskins and cardinals) finished 4th, not 3rd, in their divisions.

  3. By Parody on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I noticed that too Andrew. I was wondering how Ryan knew which games would be home and which would be away, but after seeing that obvious blunder I’ll assume that he just guessed which games will be played on the road.

  4. By Parody on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Another mistake is that the Chargers finished with a 9-7 record, not 7-9. This is just the second obvious blunder that was made in the “facts” that Ryan posted. It makes me very uncomfortable beleiving any of the other “facts” that I am uncertain about.

    Reporters need to check their facts and make certain that they are correct before publishing them. Most readers will take any “facts” written for face value because they expect reporters to do this. I would love a job as this site’s fact/typo proofreader. Based on everything that I have read over the years from Mike, Ryan and the rest, it is a big need and it would keep me plenty busy!

  5. By Titus on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Mike– peak is the top of something, pique is to instill, and peek— is to look.

  6. By Titus on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Mike, eliminate the qualifiers and maintain a more active voice– your articles will be stronger.

  7. By Shawn on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    lol poor Mike Wobs, its the offseason and the only thing left to complain about is your typos ….

  8. By Parody on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    You and I could really clean this site up Titus! Maybe we could even put in a spell-check program that would only allow comments to be posted after errors are corrected!

  9. By Parody on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    So what do people think of the Vikings picking up Matt Light in free agency? If he was good enough to protect Tom Brady he should be a great replacement for McKinney, who can then either be traded or moved over to the right side.

  10. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The lead Minnesota Vikings official pushing for a new, publicly financed stadium says the team will pay about a third of what it would cost to build a stadium without a roof – even if state lawmakers opt for a more expensive covered facility

    Now MN, pay your share and get a semi roofed stadium like Seahawks.

  11. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I meant a stadium like seahawks.

  12. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Lester Bagley told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Vikings don’t need a roof, but understand an outdoor stadium might not get legislative approval when lawmakers take up the debate again in February. Bagley says the Vikings see it as a precedent that the Minnesota Twins paid about one-third of the cost of outdoor Target Field.
    An outdoor stadium has been estimated to cost at least $700 million, with a permanent or retractable roof likely to add another few hundred million to the total cost.

    State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont and the likely stadium bill sponsor, says most lawmakers want a facility like the Metrodome that can host not just NFL football but dozens of other high school and college sports and other public events.

    I say no to any version to a Metrodome type stadium!!!!!!!! IT is ****!!!!!!! We need a seattle type Stadium!!!!!

  13. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Hollow out the Mall of America, and make it a Football dome. Get the Viking back to the p[lace they started! LOL.

  14. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Oops, place.

  15. By Justin on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    This sneak peek may be worthless if there’s no season.

  16. By Titus on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I am enjoying the playoffs. I do think we may see a Chicago-Green Bay championship.

  17. By Carl K on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Am I the only one concerned that the Vikings haven’t hired any coaches yet. I think we canned 3 guys and it looks like George Stewart and Karl Dunbar will be moving on to other teams. Frazier said last week he would have his staff filled in 10 days. Has that changed?? Have we interviewed anyone other than Josh McDaniels???

  18. By David Plowman on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I guess the 10 days was just a marker and I hope that the vikings pick good quality staff people. I do not think they will get these positions filled before the Super Bowl is completed because they have been eying several coaches that are in the playoffs. As for a stadium I have very little hope that this will get done because of all the debt that Minnesota is carrying right now. Wonder if PSL’s could be used to build an new stadium? Go Vikes

  19. By Meekay on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Sweet! I’ll be going to Arrowhead next season!

  20. By Jim on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    This team needs to win against good elite teams until then they are an unproductive team with wasted talent.

  21. By viking joe on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    why is everyone so hush hush about what going on with coaches and players? even tribune must be on vacation to! tribunes not leaking info!!!

  22. By Mike B on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Argh now just one game in the cold and Wilfs are sold on an outdoor stadium. I think they are seeing the dollar signs offered by LA rather than keeping the team where they belong. Maybe the NFL should be looking for Ownership convinced in keeping the Vikings in Minneasota. Minneasota is not going to want to pour money into a single use stadium. The Wilfs know this and now throw this wrench into the works is a low class way of getting out of a deal in Minneasota at all. Time to tell the NFL big wigs we want to keep the Vikings in Minneasota and get a stadium that will work for the Vikings and the state of MInneasota.

  23. By winnebago on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Wow I can see 4-wins, maybe 5 at best.

    1. NEED A O-LINE
    2. NEED A QB.
    3. NEED A SECONDARY
    4. NEED A HOME FIELD

  24. By Dt28olb on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah we’re pretty much F***ed in the A** all of these teams are already better than us and they are all (except Greenbay and San Diego) going to to be even better next year.

  25. By Titus on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    What is the deal with insisting on a roofless stadium? Sounds like a hostage or domejacking situation.

  26. By Arrow86 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B: How can you say that about the Wilf’s? An outdoor stadium is in our heritage. We went to Super Bowls when we were an outdoor team. We built the dome with the idea, we could keep better players with the dome, and host Super Bowls. We hosted Redskins vs. Buffalo, and it’s doubtful a Super Bowl will come back to Minnesota with or without a dome. The L.A. Rams and Dallas Cowboys were’nt real thrilled to come to Bloomington in January (Especially pre-Mall of America!) The Wilf’s understand the state’s financial situation. We have a lot of pieces to complete our puzzle. Stay faithful.

  27. By Arrow86 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Save the dome for the numerous tractor pulls and the final four that comes to town every 8 to 10 years. We need to be proud of the culture of being a cold weather team. Our co-harts in Packerland must giggle with what wussy’s we’re becoming about having to have a dome. You won’t hear them say “Let’s put a roof on Lambeau!” NEVER! An outdoor stadium costs far less. This is a huge step in the right direction for us getting a new stadium for the team in these tough economic times.

  28. By Ricefield on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t know Arrow.

    There was a lot of belly aching by season ticket holders when they were told that they’d have to watch the Bears’ game in the snow and cold.

    I read alot of comments about “my elderly Dad has been a season ticket holder for X years and he just won’t be able to handle the cold.”

    Doesn’t bother me because I know someone else will buy those tickets, but from the way people were carrying on you’d think they won’t be able to get people to fill the new if it doesn’t have a roof.

    That was all shot down when Bear game sold out but seriously there was a lot of crying about it being outside.

  29. By Old School on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Wake me up about 2015….when we have a QB and a New place to play!

    BECAUSE THE NEXT 3 OR 4 YEARS ARE GOING TO BE LONNNGGGGG!

  30. By Mike B on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    The plan has always been a retractable roof stadium for a long time. Now that’s not an option for the Wilfs. What happened since then? The majority of the funds for a Stadium is going to come for public sources. The state of Minneasota should have their say in what should be built. Jerry Jones got an agreement from the NFL for superbowl in his new stadium and why should that be any different than in Minneasota. One thing for sure there will be no Superbowl in an open Stadium. You talk about heritage of outdoor games well it’s about half and half right now in the 50 yr history of the Vikings. There are plenty of us wussies that don’t want to watch a game at -10 or below. Multiuse facility makes sense and is a good plan. Don’t get caught up in what happened in one game. Seen plenty of games in the Metrodome it has been great. Thanks

  31. By DRS on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    The Metrodome was and is a piece of human dung. The Minnesota fans at that time wanted a roof added to the old metropolitan stadium, or at the very least a new semi open air stadium built nearby. There was good parking, it was easy to get to, plenty of parking at the old metropolitan stadium! Maybe we should hollow out the Mall of America and make it in to a football stadium. LOL. I would not worry about LA, I think the Vikings know no team has ever made a go of it there, and they know that LA is worse off than Minnesota in debt. Besides LA is going to slide off into the ocean someday soon, I have been there and have seen PCH being repaved ever year as it moves towards the sea.
    #1 need in players, linemen, # 2 need back up QB for Joe, # 3 need a new stadium.

  32. By DRS on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    If the Vikings are thinking about moving, why not move to the Duke city, Albuquerque New Mexico, that way they would be in center of the Bronco’s, Cardinals, and Cowboy’s . LOL. New Mexico Vikings then could be called the New Mexico Road Runners, and all you warm weather fans could stay warm and the team could have their open air stadium.

  33. By DRS on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Hi old school. How are you? Have a great day one and all. Got to go.

  34. By Justin on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I just read on ESPN that the Miami Dolphins are going to interview Childress for a offensive coordinator position. I found that funny.

  35. By wispurplehead on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Well “Justin”…now we know where T-joke is going to be playing….Miami…LOL!!

  36. By Carl K on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Now that the Browns have hired Pat Shurmur, hopefully we will know soon what is happening with Josh McDaniels.

  37. By wispurplehead on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    “Carl”,you think that McDaniels will really be able to accept a reduction in power and take direction instead of giving it?

  38. By Justin on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    According to a NFC North blog from ESPN, it seems the St. Louis Rams are very interested in McDaniels. The blog pointed out how the Rams already have a potential franchise QB in Sam Bradford while the Vikings don’t have one yet, which could be a influence where McDaniels lands. I don’t have much expectations for McDaniels coming to MN.

  39. By Titus on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Really, Childress is being interviewed? That’s great news.

  40. By Justin on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    On Saturday.

  41. By Justin on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    And another piece of news I found…

    http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/vikings_assistant_offered_job_in_tampa/3943775

    It appears we could lose our defensive coordinator Karl Dunbar to the Tampa Bay Buccanneers as they offered him a position. Reported 2 days ago, it mentions how Dunbar’s contract with the Vikings is nearly up and he’s set to be a free agent soon. As such, he has much momentium in regards to a possible new contract with either the Vikings or the Buccanners.

  42. By Carl K on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    @wispurplehead- no one is offering McDaniels a head coaching job at this point.. so it he wants to “coach agian” he will need to accept a reduction in power and take some direction from a head coach. What choice does he have? Josh is young and talented. He will get another shot as an OC for sure.
    I think a Frazier/McDaniels combo would be very good.

  43. By Carl K on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    McDaniels is still my first choice for OC, but I also like Bill Mustgrave QB coach from Atlanta and New England’s QB Coach Bill O’Brien. Chris Palmer, Hartford’s head coach in the UFL is a good choice.

  44. By Malte on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    it doesn’t really matter that much that we lose our defensive coordinator, cause we will get another: Mike singletary.. Vikings will announce it in this week

  45. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Matte, I could handle Singletary as Defensive Coordintator. He obviously was not head coach material… but as DC I could accept it.

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