The announcement to the announcement we’ve all been waiting for finally happened on Tuesday.

The NFL regular season schedule will be released on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN and NFL Network.

It was expected the schedule would be released sometime this week. The announcement of course is worthy of primetime television because, hey, it’s the NFL.

As a refresher, here’s the preseason schedule and regular season teams the Vikings will play:


Week 1: vs. Oakland Raiders (Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.)

Week 2: vs. Arizona Cardinals (Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m.)

Week 3: at Kansas City Chiefs (Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.)

Week 4: at Tennessee Titans (Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.)

Regular season


NFC North (Bears, Lions, Packers)

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

Washington Redskins


NFC North (Bears, Lions, Packers)

Buffalo Bills

Miami Dolphins

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

St. Louis Rams

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