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First Vikings preseason game is in 118 days

Posted by: Chris Miller under Vikings, Football on TV, Vikings off the field, Vikings road games Updated: April 13, 2012 - 11:30 AM

The Vikings' preseason opponents were announced earlier this month, and the times and dates for the games were firmed up today.

The Vikings will play at San Francisco on Friday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. (Central time).

Back-to-back home games follow against Buffalo (7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17) and San Diego (7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24).

The preseason ends with a Thursday night game at Houston on Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. Central time.

The regular season schedule's dates and times will be announced on Tuesday night. The team will have home and away games with Green Bay, Detroit and Chicago.  It will have road games at Seattle, St. Louis, Washington, Houston, Indianapolis and home games with Tampa Bay, Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee and Jacksonville.




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