Sep. 13 (Sun.) 12:00 at Browns Winnable road game in a rabid environment
Sep. 20 (Sun.) 12:00 at Lions The Lions continue to rebuild and a focused Vikings club can win
Sep. 27 (Sun.) 12:00 vs. 49ers The Whiners could be change to Winners but early in the year, they should be getting a grip. This is a good time to play them at home
Oct. 05 (Mon.) 7:30 vs. Packers This helps keep the Vikes focused and the Vikings are honored with a Monday night matchup
Oct. 11 (Sun.) 12:00 at Rams Week 5 and a rebuilding Rams team can easily provide a road W
Oct. 18 (Sun.) 12:00 vs. Ravens Back home to face a tough team
Oct. 25 (Sun.) 12:00 at Steelers Back-to-back against tough AFC opponents but deep enough into the season to be ready
Nov. 01 (Sun.) 12:00 at Packers The weather will be bearable this early in the year and provides a solid test before the bye
Nov. 08 (Sun.) Bye week Time to access the team and heal. Did I say I like this schedule?
Nov. 15 (Sun.) 12:00 vs. Lions A trap-game at home after a week of rest. This will test the focus but is a possible W
Nov. 22 (Sun.) 12:00 vs. Seahawks Still at home and there's time to gauge this team using the bye week
Nov. 29 (Sun.) 12:00 vs. Bears A month at home can't hurt a club
Dec. 06 (Sun.) 3:15 at Cardinals Just as the weather chills in Minnesota, the Vikings get to chance to head west. This could be a test to the playoff mettle of the Vikes
Dec. 13 (Sun.) 12:00 vs. Bengals Home again and today this looks like another winnable game. If AZ is tough, this is a week to rebound
Dec. 20 (Sun.) 7:20 at Panthers A playoff test awaits but it's late in the year and you want to be ready for the playoffs
Dec. 28 (Mon.) 7:30 at Bears NFC North Divisional title game? I think the NFL hopes so!
Jan. 03 (Sun.) 12:00 vs. Giants Again the Giants and this year a repeat of last year. This battle could determine a playoff spot. Another great playoff primer or playoff test
This schedule lines up nicely with a mix of home and away. What do you think?