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Vikings at Lions Week 18 Set for Noon (CT) on Jan. 7, 2024

The NFL announced Sunday the Minnesota Vikings (7-9) Week 18 game at the Detroit Lions (11-5) is scheduled for noon (CT) Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024.

It will be televised by FOX (KMSP FOX 9 in the Twin Cities).

Minnesota needs to win, along with some help in multiple other games, in order to make the playoffs with the final spot (No. 7 seed).

Detroit has already clinched the NFC North.

According to ESPN’s NFL Playoffs Machine, the Vikings can still qualify for the postseason with the combination of the following:

Win at Detroit


Arizona win against Seattle


Chicago win at Green Bay


Atlanta win at New Orleans OR Carolina win against Tampa Bay

The NFL announced the complete schedule as follows (all times Central):

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024

Steelers at Ravens, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN/ABC)

Texans at Colts, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN/ABC)

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024

Buccaneers at Panthers, Noon (FOX)

Browns at Bengals, Noon (CBS)

Vikings at Lions, Noon (FOX)

Jets at Patriots, Noon (FOX)

Falcons at Saints, Noon (CBS)

Jaguars at Titans, Noon (CBS)

Seahawks at Cardinals, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)

Bears at Packers, 3:25 p.m. (CBS)

Broncos at Raiders, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)

Chiefs at Chargers, 3:25 p.m. (CBS)

Eagles at Giants, 3:25 p.m. (CBS)

Rams at 49ers, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)

Cowboys at Commanders, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)

Bills at Dolphins, 7:20 p.m. (NBC)