EAGAN, Minn. — The NFL on Tuesday announced the Vikings 2019 preseason opponents will include three NFC teams — including a nationally televised game against the Seahawks — and one AFC squad.
Minnesota is scheduled to host Seattle for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Aug. 18 in the second week of the preseason.
This will be the fourth straight preseason for the two teams to meet, and it will be a precursor to a regular-season contest between the squads in Seattle (the regular-season schedule will be announced later).
The Vikings will open their exhibition slate the previous week by visiting the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings will open their exhibition slate the previous week by visiting the New Orleans Saints at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9.
Minnesota hasn't played New Orleans in the preseason since 2001, when the teams met in San Antonio, Texas.
In addition to the Aug. 18 game against Seattle that will be nationally televised by FOX, NFL Network will televise nationally the broadcast feed of Minnesota's Aug. 24 game against Arizona, the Vikings announced Wednesday.
The Vikings last hosted the Cardinals in a preseason game in 2014, the first season under Head Coach Mike Zimmer.
The Vikings will conclude their exhibition slate with their second visit to Buffalo in three preseasons. That game is scheduled for Aug. 29.
Vikings preseason games will be televised in the Twin Cities by KMSP FOX9.
All four games will be broadcast on KFAN-FM 100.3, KTLK-AM 1130 and the Vikings Radio Network.
Minnesota Vikings Preseason Games:
Preseason Week 1 (Friday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. CT): at New Orleans Saints
Preseason Week 2 (Sunday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. CT): vs. Seattle Seahawks
Preseason Week 3 (Saturday, August 24 at noon CT): vs. Arizona Cardinals
Preseason Week 4 (Thursday, August 29 at 6:00 p.m. CT): at Buffalo Bills
— All times Central
The regular season schedule will be announced later.