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Eagan, Minn. (May 15, 2024) – The Minnesota Vikings will begin their 64th NFL season in 2024. The team’s schedule features eight home games at U.S. Bank Stadium, eight road games and one designated game at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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The Vikings will open the season on the road against the New York Giants for the second time in team history and the first since Week 1 of the 1969 season with kickoff set for noon CT on Sept. 8.

In Week 2, the Vikings host their home opener against the San Francisco 49ers as they seek their eighth-consecutive victory at home against the 49ers dating back to Dec. 26, 1994.

The Vikings welcome the Houston Texans to Minnesota for only the third time in team history in Week 3 and are in search of their sixth-straight win against the Texans. Minnesota is one of two teams that remains undefeated against Houston all-time (Philadelphia Eagles).

The following week, Minnesota travels to Lambeau Field for a noon CT contest against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 29. The Vikings are looking for their second-consecutive victory at Green Bay in back-to-back regular seasons since stringing together three wins from 1991-93.

As part of the NFL’s International Games series, the Vikings will host the Jets in London in Week 5. The Vikings are seeking their fourth-consecutive win against the Jets, dating back to Dec. 7, 2014. Minnesota is 3-0 in regular season London games. The game will be available at 8:30 a.m. CT on NFL Network. This game will mark the fifth time in club history the Vikings will face both the Giants and Jets in the same season. Minnesota looks to sweep the New York franchises for the first time in 2024.

Following the team’s bye in Week 6, the Vikings return to U.S. Bank Stadium for a divisional matchup with the Detroit Lions on Oct. 20, before traveling to the West Coast for a prime-time contest against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football at 7:15 p.m. CT. Head Coach Kevin O’Connell will return to Los Angeles for the first time since helping the club capture Super Bowl LVI to cap the 2021 season.

In Week 9, the Vikings host the Indianapolis Colts in their first meeting since completing the largest comeback in NFL history during their 2022 matchup, when they overcame a 33-point halftime deficit and prevailed in overtime to secure the NFC North title.

The Vikings will travel to Jacksonville, Tennessee and Chicago in Weeks 10-12, playing three-consecutive road games for the first time since 2017. At Chicago, the team hopes to capture its fifth-straight victory on the road against the Bears. With a win in 2024, Minnesota would match its longest win streak at Chicago since the team also won five consecutive contests from 1996-2000.

Minnesota returns home for three games, beginning with a Week 13 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. At home, the Vikings are 12-4 against the Cardinals and have won the past 11 contests dating back to Oct. 13, 1991. The 11-game home win streak is the longest active home win streak in the NFL. It is tied for the second-longest streak in franchise history, trailing their 13-consecutive home wins against the Detroit Lions from Sept. 20, 1998, to Sept. 26, 2010.

The Vikings welcome the Atlanta Falcons Week 14 and conclude their homestand with a Monday Night Football meeting against the Bears on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. CT. Minnesota will then travel to Seattle to face their final non-divisional opponent of the season in a 3:05 p.m. CT contest against the Seahawks.

For the second year in a row, the Vikings wrap up the regular-season slate against the Green Bay Packers at home in Week 17 and with a trip to Detroit in Week 18. Minnesota’s game against Green Bay will be played at noon CT on Dec. 29, while the date and time of the Lions game will be announced at a later date due to the NFL’s Flexible Scheduling.


2024 NFL Flexible Schedule Procedures


This season, “flexible scheduling” for Sunday Night Football may be used up to twice between Weeks 5-10, and in the NFL’s discretion during Weeks 11-17; for Monday Night Football in the NFL’s discretion in Weeks 12-17; and for Thursday Night Football it may be used up to twice between Weeks 13-17.  During these Flex Scheduling Windows, the games initially scheduled for Sunday Night Football (on NBC), Monday Night Football (on ESPN or ABC), and Thursday Night Football (on Amazon Prime Video) are tentatively scheduled and subject to change. Only Sunday afternoon games (or those listed as TBD) are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, Monday night, or Thursday night, in which case the initially scheduled Sunday/Monday night game would be moved to Sunday afternoon.  Sunday afternoon games may also be moved between 1:00 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. ET.  As in prior seasons, for Week 18, the final weekend of the season, the scheduling of the Saturday, Sunday afternoon, and the Sunday night games is not assigned.  In Week 18, two games will be played on Saturday (4:30 p.m. ET and 8:15 p.m. ET) with the remainder to be played on Sunday afternoon (1 p.m. ET and 4:25 p.m. ET) and one matchup to be played on Sunday night (8:20 p.m. ET). Specific dates, start times, and networks for Week 18 matchups will be determined and announced following the conclusion of Week 17.  For more information about NFL Flexible Scheduling, please visit https://www.nfl.com/schedules/flexible-scheduling-procedures.


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