2024 Vikings Schedule released

Vikings playing Jets in London this upcoming NFL season

Vikings playing Jets in London this upcoming NFL season

(ABC 6 News) – The 2024 Minnesota Vikings schedule is officially out as the National Football League released its schedule for all teams Wednesday afternoon.

Minnesota will start on the road at the New York Giants for Week 1 on September 8. The Vikings’ home opener is Week 2 against the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers on September 15.

The Purple & Gold’s first divisional game is Week 4 at the Green Bay Packers on September 29.

Week 5 will feature Minnesota in an international matchup on October 6, at Tottenham-Hotspur Stadium in London. The Vikings and the New York Jets will take the field as part of the 2024 NFL London Games. This will just be the 13th time the teams have clashed, since their first meeting in 1970.

The Vikings “home” game is also slated to be the first time Minnesota encounters former Packers QB Aaron Rodgers since signing with the Jets. Rodgers missed nearly the entire 2023 NFL season with a torn Achilles tendon.

Minnesota will have two primetime games this season, starting with a Thursday Night Football game at the L.A. Rams in Week 8.

Week 14 will be an interesting contest as longtime former Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will return to Minnesota as a member of the visiting Atlanta Falcons on December 8.

The Vikings will host their division rivals, the Chicago Bears for their lone Monday Night Football game of the season on December 16 in Week 15. Chicago will bring with them the #1 overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft, quarterback Caleb Williams in tow.

The Vikings’ season finale will be at the defending NFC North Champion Detroit Lions with a kickoff time to be determined later.