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The schedule has been released and the Vikings will kick off four games in prime-time as well as an early Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions. The anticipated opener at U. Vikings defensive backs coach Jerry Gray and safety Michael Griffin return to Tennessee for the first time.
Gray was the Titans defensive coordinator from tocoaching Griffin for part of his nine-year run with Tennessee. The Vikings go on the road again to face the defending NFC-champion Panthers in what could be the toughest game on the schedule.
This two-game stretch, vs. New York Giants, 7: Houston Texans, 12 p. The Vikings stay at home for the third time in five games.
After grabbing Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos, the Texans figure to be more competitive with an under-the-radar defense. The Vikings are in the all-time series against Houston, with the last meeting in The Vikings catch the rebuilding Eagles with two weeks of preparation and rest, kicking off what appears to be one of the weakest points of the schedule.
Detroit Lions, 12 p.
Coming off a short week, the Vikings face the Detroit Lions for the first time in Week 9. This is the third straight winnable game for the Vikings after the bye.
The Vikings have another chance to establish their NFC footprint in this one. Arizona Cardinals, 12 p. The slate hardens as the Vikings welcome the Cardinals to U.
Arizona has since traded for defensive end Chandler Jones, who came away with two sacks against Matt Kalil in their meeting. On a short week, the Vikings travel to Detroit and play on Thanksgiving for the first time in more than 15 years.
Since the Cowboys also play on Thanksgiving, each team gets a week to prepare for this one. With 10 days to prepare, the Vikings enter the final quarter of the season with a trip to Jacksonville.
The Vikings will face Blake Bortles for the first time. Indianapolis Colts, 12 p. The Vikings host the Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck, who is coming off an injury-marred season. And Vikings-Packers could be a top choice for flex scheduling should there be playoff implications.
Chicago Bears, 12 p.The No. 1 seed Eagles () and No. 2 seed Vikings () have been working toward their matchup in Sunday's NFC championship game all season. Despite the attention they're getting for arriving.
The Vikings waived Pruitt after just two appearances in , signing him to the practice squad.
The Bears snatched him up in December, before waiving him prior to the season. He briefly joined the Buffalo Bills ' practice squad, then spent the remainder of the season with the Houston Texans. Jan 21, · Foles was everything the Eagles could have hoped for against the Vikings, picking the defense apart, making smart decisions with the ball throughout the game and making big-time throws on third down.
Complete coverage of the Minnesota Vikings. Breaking news, schedule, players, game analysis, scores and team stats from the Star Tribune. Overview: The Vikings, to The story of the Vikings in Britain is one of conquest, expulsion, extortion and reconquest.
Their lasting legacy was the formation of the independent kingdoms. The two Viking landers each carried four types of biological experiments to the surface of Mars in These were the first Mars landers to carry out experiments to look for biosignatures of microbial life on Mars. The landers used a robotic arm to put soil samples into sealed test containers on the craft.
The two landers were identical, so the same .