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Formula for Minnesota Vikings 2024 Schedule

The Minnesota Vikings 2024 regular-season schedule will be determined by an NFL formula that will be in its fourth season since the league expanded to 17 games.

Assuming no changes are enacted, Minnesota and all NFC teams will be due to play nine home games and eight road games like 2022.

The schedule will again include home and away contests against division foes and use a formula that rotates to determine the other 11 matchups.

Vikings Home Opponents:

  • NFC North: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers
  • NFC West: Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers
  • AC South: Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts
  • NFC South and AFC East teams that finish in the corresponding divisional place as the Vikings

Vikings Road Opponents:

  • NFC North: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers
  • NFC West: Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks
  • AC South: Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans
  • NFC East team that finishes in the corresponding divisional place as the Vikings

The respective-order-of-finish games will not be finalized until the standings are for each of those divisions are determined.

Here's a little more about each of the Vikings 2024 opponents:


Chicago Bears

Entering the 2023 season, Minnesota held a 65-57-2 record (0-1 in postseason) in 124 games against Chicago.

The Vikings won the franchise's inaugural game by upsetting the Bears 37-13 thanks to four passing and one rushing touchdown by rookie Fran Tarkenton. Minnesota, however, didn't log another win in the series until December 1964.

The first shutout ever recorded by the Vikings occurred on Oct. 12, 1969, at Wrigley Field.

Minnesota started a win streak in December 2021 that included sweeps that season and in 2022 and extended the run to five games in October 2023.

Detroit Lions

Entering the 2023 season, the Vikings held an 80-41-2 record against the Lions in 123 contests.

The series, which dates to Minnesota's inaugural season, includes five Thanksgiving Day games in which the Vikings have gone 3-2 when playing in Detroit.

The 1969 Thanksgiving game marked Minnesota's second shutout in franchise history and was the first of four recorded by the Vikings against the Lions. Minnesota has kept opponents completely off the scoreboard 15 times in franchise history.

From 1968 through September 1974, the Vikings won 13 consecutive games in the series, and only five of those games were decided by one score.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay entered the 2023 season with a 65-57-3 record (1-1 in postseason) in 125 Border Battles.

After the road team won each of the two matchups in 2020 without fans in attendance, the home team won each of the next four games.

The series began with the Packers winning six consecutive games to start series play from 1961-63 before the expansion Vikings broke through with a 24-23 win in 1964.

Minnesota won seven consecutive games against Green Bay from November 1975 until October 1978 before a 10-all tie in November 1978.


Arizona Cardinals

The Vikings lead the series 18-12 all-time, including a 12-4 record when hosting the Cardinals (both include a 2-0 mark in playoff games).

Minnesota is 11-0 at home (including 1-0 in postseason) in the series since 1991 when the Cardinals franchise visited from Arizona for the first time.

This will be the 11th meeting between the teams since 2008 and sixth since 2015.

The Vikings rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns against the Cardinals in 2022.

San Francisco 49ers

Minnesota is 24-25-1 all-time (1-5 in postseason games) in the series with San Francisco that began in 1961.

The Vikings and 49ers met for the 50th time overall in October 2023, with Minnesota prevailing 22-17 on Monday Night Football. Jordan Addison caught two touchdowns, and Camryn Bynum snagged two interceptions.

The 2024 contest will mark the first time Minnesota has hosted San Francisco in consecutive seasons since 1990-92 when the 49ers made trips to the Metrodome in three consecutive seasons.

A 20-17 win by the Niners in 1992 is their most recent victory as a visitor in the series. The Vikings have won all seven games in Minnesota since then.

Houston Texans

The Texans are the least common opponent for the Vikings among current teams, with just five meetings that Minnesota has swept with victories in every leap year since 2004.

The Vikings have scored 31 points in each of the past two meetings and at least 23 points in every contest with the Texans.

Daunte Culpepper threw for 396 yards and five touchdowns (two each to Randy Moss and Marcus Robinson, and one to Nate Burleson).

Houston played in the third regular-season game in U.S. Bank Stadium history in October 2016. Marcus Sherels recorded his fifth and final career punt return touchdown (79 yards). It was the Minnesota native's first in a Vikings home game.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts franchise leads the all-time series 18-8-1, including a 1-0 mark in the postseason. The team is 6-3 in the series since moving to Indianapolis after going 12-5-1 while based in Baltimore.

Minnesota recorded its first win in the series since Dec. 21, 1997, by executing the greatest comeback in NFL history, erasing a 33-0 halftime deficit on Dec. 17, 2022. The Vikings clinched the NFC North with the comeback win.

The Vikings scored more than 50 points for the first time on Sept. 28, 1969, when Joe Kapp tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes. Minnesota scored more than 50 three times that season and has done so only three times since (none since 1998).

Since 2000, Minnesota has two wins in the series that began in 1961 and scored 39 points in each of the victories (39-28 in 1997 and 39-36 in 2022). Cris Carter caught three touchdowns in the 1997 game.

NFC South To Be Determined

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AFC East To Be Determined

This will be updated.


Los Angeles Rams

The Vikings are 27-18-2 all-time against the Rams, including 5-2 in postseason games and 11-14 when on the road in the series.

Fran Tarkenton rushed for 99 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown, against the Rams in the teams' first contest (Nov. 5, 1961) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which was the venue when Minnesota and L.A. met in 2018.

Assuming the game is held in Los Angeles, it will be Minnesota's first game against the Rams in SoFi Stadium but the Vikings second appearance at the venue (visited Chargers in 2021). SoFi Stadium will be the fifth different venue to host the teams in six meetings since 2014.

The Vikings and Rams have only played in Southern California once (2018) since a 31-17 win by Minnesota at Anaheim Stadium.

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle leads the series 13-6, including a victory in the only postseason game between the teams, thanks to a seven-game winning streak from 2012-2020.

Eleven of the matchups have been hosted by Seattle, with the Seahawks going 9-2 in those contests. Minnesota's lone wins in the Pacific Northwest occurred in 1990 and 2006. Herschel Walker tied the 1990 game at 21 in the fourth quarter with a 58-yard touchdown run.

Minnesota's final three touchdowns in its 31-13 win at Seattle in 2006 occurred on a 15-yard pass from Mewelde Moore to Jermaine Wiggins, a franchise-record, 95-yard rushing touchdown by Chester Taylor and a fumble recovery in the end zone by Kevin Williams.

The Vikings visited Seattle in three consecutive seasons from 2018-20 before hosting the Seahawks in 2021.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Minnesota is 6-1 all-time against Jacksonville and is on a five-game winning streak that began in 2004.

The Vikings are 2-0 when visiting the Jaguars, having collected wins in 2008 and 2016.

The series began in 1998 with a 50-10 win by the Vikings in which Randall Cunningham threw three touchdowns, Brad Johnson tossed another and Jimmy Hitchcock returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown for his third pick-six of the season. It was the sixth time in franchise history the Vikings had scored 50 or more points in a game and remains the most recent.

Neither team has had a quarterback start more than one game in series history.

Tennessee Titans

Minnesota is 9-5 all-time against the Titans franchise (includes 4-3 against the Houston Oilers, 1-0 against the Tennessee Oilers and 4-2 against the Tennessee Titans).

The Vikings are 2-1 when visiting Tennessee with victories in 1998 and 2016 and a loss in 2008. The 1998 game provided Minnesota's franchise-record 15th win of the season, and the team set an NFL scoring record that has since been broken.

The series began in 1974 with the Vikings racking up a 51-10 win in which Fran Tarkenton threw three touchdowns and Bob Berry added two more. Chuck Foreman caught one score and rushed for another.

The last time the teams met was in 2020 without fans at U.S. Bank Stadium to see Justin Jefferson catch nine passes for 175 yards and his first two touchdowns in his first career start.

NFC East To Be Determined

This will be updated.