The NFL will release its full schedule of games for the 2012 season at 6:00 p.m. CT this evening, an exciting event in the NFL offseason because it’s the first tangible piece of the upcoming season. And we’re all excited for the upcoming season.
While we’re waiting on pins and needles for the dates and times of this year’s games, we already know the opponents and locations of those games. So while we wait for the rest of the equation, let’s review what we already know.
The Vikings home opponents for the 2012 season are: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.
The highlights of the home schedule include WR Randy Moss coming back to Minnesota as a member of the 49ers and several elite RBs visiting Mall of America Field – Chicago’s Matt Forte, San Francisco’s Frank Gore, Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones Drew and Tennessee’s Chris Johnson. There’s also a chance Trent Richardson, this year’s top RB prospect in the draft, visits if Tampa Bay pounces on him with the 5th overall pick.
The Vikings road opponents for the 2012 season are: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins and St. Louis Rams.
The highlights of the road schedule include (presumably) seeing Andrew Luck in Indianapolis and Robert Griffin III in Washington, and a showdown (hopefully) between Arian Foster and Adrian Peterson in Houston. Also, potential cold-weather games are limited to just Chicago and Green Bay.
Stay tuned to vikings.com today because we’ll post the schedule as soon as it’s available, and we’ll also have reaction to the schedule from Radio Voice of the Vikings Paul Allen.
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