Eden Prairie, MN (April 4, 2012) – The NFL has released the 2012 preseason schedule. Minnesota will open the preseason on the road at San Francisco before returning to host the Buffalo Bills at home in Week 2. The Vikings will head south to Houston twice this season as they return to Texas during the regular season to face the defending AFC South champions. The Vikings and 49ers will meet twice this year as the Vikings will host the 2011 NFC runner-up in Minnesota for a regular season contest. Minnesota Vikings preseason games are listed below:
Preseason Week 1 (Aug. 9-13): at San Francisco
Preseason Week 2 (Aug. 16-20): vs. Buffalo
Preseason Week 3 (Aug. 23-26): vs. San Diego
Preseason Week 4 (Aug. 29-31): at Houston
Exact dates and times are still to be announced.