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Vikings 2023 Opponents by the Numbers

EAGAN, Minn. — While the Vikings won't find out when they'll be playing next season for a while, Minnesota at least knows who it'll face and where the team will visit in 2023.

Minnesota's regular-season opponents were set with the conclusion of the 2022 season.

The Vikings are due to play eight home games and nine on the road. It will be the second time in team history for Minnesota to have more road games than home games (the NFL expanded to 17 games in 2021).

The Vikings will host Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Chargers.

Minnesota will travel to Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Atlanta, Carolina, Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Cincinnati.

Here are 10 numbers to know about the Vikings opponents in 2023:

2 — NFL MVPs

Minnesota will face two of the past five regular-season MVP winners in 2023: Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) and Aaron Rodgers (Packers) — assuming the later remains with Green Bay (he's currently under contract to do so). Mahomes has won the award twice (2018 and 2022), and Rodgers has garnered it four times overall (2011, 2014, 2020-21).

View home and away photos of the Vikings 2023 regular season schedule.

2nd — Time facing all four conference championship game participants

For just the second time since the 1970 NFL merger, the Vikings will play against every team that participated in the previous conference championship games. Minnesota faced all four of the 1983 teams in 1984 (Raiders, Seahawks, 49ers and Commanders).

Note: The Vikings followed playing in the 1977 NFC Championship against the Cowboys by facing Dallas and the AFC Championship Game participants (Broncos and Raiders) in 1978.

28th — Time playing against defending Super Bowl Champions

This season will mark the 28th time in Super Bowl history the Vikings will face the defending champions in the following season. Minnesota played the Super Bowl champs the following year in four consecutive seasons twice (1999-2002 and 2008-11), as well as two more times in three consecutive seasons (1976-78 and 1984-86).

The last time the Vikings squared off against the previous world champions the following season was in 2018 when Minnesota defeated Philadelphia 23-21 on the road in Week 5.

4 — Longest active win streak against an opponent

The Vikings have won four consecutive games against the Bears, their longest current win streak against an opponent. Minnesota defeated Chicago 17-9 and 31-17 during the 2021 season and 29-22 and 29-13 in 2022.

5 — Division winners

The Vikings clinched the NFC North for the first time since 2017. Minnesota will square off against five of the other seven division winners in 2023.

10 — Top 10 offenses or defenses

Minnesota ranked seventh in the NFL in yards per game as an offense (361.5) and 31st in yards allowed per game (388.7).

The Vikings will see four of the top 10 stingiest defenses and five of the best offenses from 2022 next season:

Yards allowed per game

— San Francisco (first, 300.6)

— Philadelphia (second, 301.5)

— New Orleans (fifth, 314.8)

— Denver (seventh, 320.0)

Yards per game

— Kansas City (first, 413.6)

— Philadelphia (third, 389.1)

— Detroit (fourth, 380.0)

— San Francisco (fifth, 365.6)

— Cincinnati (eighth, 360.5)

— Los Angeles Chargers (ninth, 359.3)

7 — Games against teams with a winning record in 2022

The Vikings will play seven games next year against six teams who had a winning season in 2022, down from 10 such games in 2021.

Five of the six opponents recorded 10 or more victories (Bengals, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles and 49ers), including four with at least 12 wins (Cincinnati, Kansas City, Philadelphia and San Francisco).

10 — Games against teams with a losing record in 2022

On the other side of the .500 divided line, Minnesota will play 10 games against eight teams who posted losing records in 2022.

Six of the eight opponents are NFC teams, including all four NFC South teams.

6,578 — Miles of travel for Minnesota

The Vikings will travel approximately 6,578 miles for their road games next season (Note: The mileage was totaled by calculating the linear distances between each stadium city).

View exclusive black-and-white photos shot of Vikings players during the 2022-23 season by team photographer, Andy Kenutis.

69,414 — Miles of travel for opponents

Minnesota's opponents will do a bit of traveling themselves in 2023, logging approximately 69,414 total miles.

Here's the official breakdown:

Chicago — 5,671 miles

Green Bay — 5,951 miles

Detroit — 7,018 miles

Kansas City — 7,239 miles

New Orleans — 7,646 miles

Tampa Bay — 8,940 miles

Los Angeles Chargers — 12,487 miles

San Francisco — 14,462 miles