It's finally here, the start of the 2021-2022 NFL season, and this season the schedule has been expanded to 17 games.

The NFL has played a 16-game regular season since 1978, when it added two games to each team's schedule. The number of preseason games dropped from four to three. Each team will still have one bye week during the season.

The Vikings will open the regular season with an NFC North/AFC North matchup when the Vikings take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio at Noon this Sunday, September 12th on FOX.

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Another big matchup with potential playoff implications comes on the final week of the season when the Vikings travel to Green Bay to face the Packers at Lambeau Field for a Sunday night game on January 2nd.

Minnesota Vikings 2021-22 Schedule

  • WEEK 1:  SUN 9/12 - Minnesota at Cincinnati (Noon CT)
  • WEEK 2:  SUN 9/19 - Minnesota at Arizona (3:05 pm CT)
  • WEEK 3:  SUN 9/26 - Seattle at Minnesota (3:25 pm CT)
  • WEEK 4:  SUN 10/3 - Cleveland at Minnesota (Noon CT)
  • WEEK 5:  SUN 10/10 - Detroit at Minnesota (Noon pm CT)
  • WEEK 6:  SUN 10/17 - Minnesota at Carolina (Noon CT)
  • WEEK 7:  Bye
  • WEEK 8:  SUN 10/31 - Dallas at Minnesota (7:20 pm CT)
  • WEEK 9:  SUN 11/7 - Minnesota at Baltimore (Noon CT)
  • WEEK 10:  SUN 11/14 - Minnesota at LA Chargers (3:05 pm CT)
  • WEEK 11:  SUN 11/21 - Green Bay at Minnesota (Noon CT)
  • WEEK 12:  SUN 11/20 - Minnesota at San Francisco (3:35 pm CT)
  • WEEK 13:  SUN 12/5 - Minnesota at Detroit (Noon CT)
  • WEEK 14:  SUN 12/12 - Pittsburgh at Minnesota (7:20 pm CT)
  • WEEK 15:  MON 12/20 - Minnesota at Chicago (7:15 pm CT)
  • WEEK 16:  SUN 12/26 - LA Rams at Minnesota (Noon CT)
  • WEEK 17:  SUN 1/2 - Minnesota at Green Bay (7:20 pm CT)
  • WEEK 18:  SUN 1/9 - Chicago at Minnesota (Noon CT)

The NFL season officially kicks off this Thursday night when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys at 7:20 pm on NBC.

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