The Vikings will open the regular season at home for the third consecutive year, facing the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 8 at U.S. Bank Stadium. A week later Minnesota will travel to Green Bay to play the Packers, marking the second consecutive season the Vikings will play at Lambeau Field in Week 2.
The NFL, which announced its 2019 schedule on Wednesday, will feature the Vikings in five prime-time games for the second consecutive year, including three in December. The Vikings’ first prime-time game will be on Oct. 24, a Thursday night, against Washington. That matchup will feature Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins facing his former club, which includes ex-Vikings quarterback Case Keenum and running back Adrian Peterson.
The Vikings will have their bye week on Nov. 24, making it the second-latest in team history behind the 1991 season when the bye week was on Dec. 1. The Vikings will close the regular season at home against Chicago for the fourth consecutive season.
Here’s the entire schedule:
Week 1 (Sept. 8): vs. Atlanta, noon, Fox
Week 2 (Sept. 15): at Green Bay, noon, Fox
Week 3 (Sept. 22): vs. Oakland, noon, Fox
Week 4 (Sept. 29): at Chicago, 3:25, CBS
Week 5 (Oct. 6): at New York Giants, noon, Fox
Week 6 (Oct. 13): vs. Philadelphia, noon, Fox
Week 7 (Oct. 20): at Detroit, noon, Fox
Week 8 (Oct 24, Thursday): vs. Washington, 7:20 p.m., Fox/NFLN
Week 9 (Nov. 3): at Kansas City, noon, Fox
Week 10 (Nov. 10): at Dallas, 7:20 p.m., NBC
Week 11 (Nov. 17): vs. Denver, noon, CBS
Week 12 (Nov. 24): Bye week
Week 13 (Dec. 2, Monday): at Seattle, 7:15 p.m., ESPN
Week 14 (Dec. 8): vs. Detroit, noon, Fox
Week 15 (Dec. 15): at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:20 p.m., NBC
Week 16 (Dec. 23, Monday): vs. Green Bay, 7:15 p.m., ESPN
Week 17 (Dec. 29): vs. Chicago, noon, Fox