The Minnesota Vikings’ 2020 regular-season schedule is out.
They open up the season September 13th hosting the rival Green Bay Packers. The Vikes will then visit Indianapolis before returning home to host Tennessee. Their first prime-time game will be Sunday Night Football in Week Five at Seattle. Minnesota is also playing at Chicago on a Monday Night on November 16th. The Vikings will also visit the Saints in a rare Friday game on Christmas Day. Kick off is listed at 2:30 pm Central Time. The bye week is set for Week Seven for the Vikes. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer told Vikings.com that the schedule opens in a difficult fashion with five of the first seven games coming against playoffs teams from a year ago. A key stretch will be the first three games after the bye week, all coming against division foes, as well.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told Vikings.com the schedule starts out hard
Zimmer says he is fine with opening the season against a division rival with Green Bay, but says they won’t begin preparation for that until about ten days out
He says playing a prime time game in Seattle is nothing new for his team
The Vikings’ Coach says the bye week looks to come at a good time in Week Seven, but it is hard to tell for sure
Zimmer says a three-game stretch of division games after the bye week will be important
The coach says a late season matchup at Tampa Bay is better than early
Zimmer says a Friday afternoon game on Christmas will be unique
He says he is hoping his team is working out on its own to stay in shape
Zimmer says the virtual offseason meetings are going well