The Vikings start the 2020 season against an NFC North rival in the Green Bay Packers, which will mark the first time in franchise history the Vikings will host the Packers on opening weekend. Then Minnesota plays three straight games against AFC South teams before meeting another NFC squad.
Minnesota finished with a 10-6 record and advanced to the NFC Divisional Playoffs in 2019, but in 2020 getting back to double-digit wins could be difficult considering they have the fourth-toughest road schedule in the NFL according to William Hill. The Vikings will play in three primetime games in 2020, including one on Christmas against the Saints.
- Week 1 Sept 13: vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 2 Sept. 20: at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 3 Sept. 27: vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS
- Week 4 Oct. 4: at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 5 Oct. 11: at Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m., NBC
- Week 6 Oct. 18: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 7: Bye
- Week 8 Nov. 1: at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 9 Nov. 8: vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., CBS
- Week 10Nov. 16: at Chicago Bears, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
- Week 11 Nov. 22: vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., Fox
- Week 12 Nov. 29: vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox|
- Week 13 Dec. 6: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS
- Week 14 Dec. 13: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 15 Dec. 20: vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., Fox
- Week 16 Dec. 25: at New Orleans Saints, 4:30 p.m., Fox, NFL Network, Amazon
- Week 17 Jan. 3: at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox
Vikings Projected Win Total and Odds: 9 wins OVER -105/UNDER -115
Fun Facts from 2019:
- Dalvin Cook finished 6th in RB scoring (294.4) in PPR league despite playing in only 14 games and struggling to find open field over his final six games (3.0 yards per rush and 6.3 yards per catch).
- After two excellent seasons (91/1276/4 and 113/1373/9), Adam Thielen lost his way in 2019 (30/418/6). He only had four catches for 52 yards and one TD over the last ten games of the regular season (six missed contests).
- The Vikings’ WRs ranked 31st in catches (137), but second in yards per catch (15.53).
- Minnesota held QBs to the lowest output in rushing production (28/110) in the NFL.
- Their secondary allowed the second-highest number of wide receiver catches (239).