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Vikings to play St. Louis in Week 1 of upcoming NFL season

MINNEAPOLIS – The schedule for the upcoming NFL season was announced Wednesday and the Minnesota Vikings open with a road game at St. Louis on Sept. 7.

The Vikings’ first home game at TCF Bank Stadium is Week 2 against the New England Patriots and the team’s first NFC North contest is Week 5 at Green Bay.

Minnesota, which has its bye in Week 10, will close the season by hosting Chicago on Dec. 28.

The Vikings will play Oakland, Arizona, Kansas City and Tennessee in the preseason.

Minnesota Vikings


Week 1 vs. Oakland , 7 p.m.

Week 2 vs. Arizona, 7:30 p.m.

Week 3 at Kansas City, 7 p.m.

Week 4 at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Regular season

Week 1 at St. Louis, noon

Week 2 vs. New England, noon

Week 3 at New Orleans, noon

Week 4 vs. Atlanta, 3:25 p.m.

Week 5 at Green Bay, 7:25 p.m.

Week 6 vs. Detroit, noon

Week 7 at Buffalo, noon

Week 8 at Tampa Bay, noon

Week 9 vs. Washington, noon

Week 10 bye

Week 11 at Chicago, noon

Week 12 vs. Green Bay, noon

Week 13 vs. Carolina, noon

Week 14 vs. New York Jets, noon

Week 15 at Detroit, noon

Week 16 at Miami, noon

Week 17 vs. Chicago, noon

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