After taking a look at Minnesota's first, second and third sets of four games on the 2022 NFL schedule, we'll close it out with five games that includes the Vikings entire division road slate, as well as home games against the Colts and Giants.
Here's a deeper look at the four opponents the Vikings will face in Weeks 14-18.
Vikings at Lions | Week 14
Noon (CT) | Dec. 11 | Ford Field
Vikings W-L-T: 79-40-2 (no postseason meetings)
Home: 43-16-1 | Away: 36-24-1
Last time in regular season: Lions won 29-27 on Dec. 5, 2021
Last time in regular season at Detroit: Vikings lost 29-27 on Dec. 5, 2021
Yards/Game: 322.6 (22nd) | Points/Game: 19.1 (25th)
Yards Allowed/Game: 379.8 (29th) | Points Allowed/Game: 27.5 (31st)
Head Coach: Dan Campbell (3-13-1 in one season with Detroit; was 5-7 as Miami's interim head coach in 2015)
Key addition in free agency/via trade: Signed LB Jarrad Davis, who was with Detroit from 2017-20 before spending last year with the Jets
Key departure in free agency/via trade: Released DE/OLB Trey Flowers
First two selections of 2022 NFL Draft: DE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan (No. 2 overall) and WR Jameson Williams, Alabama (12)
The Vikings will look to bounce back after last year's meltdown in Motown when Detroit claimed its first win under Campbell with a touchdown on the game's final play.
Vikings vs. Colts | Week 15
TBD (CT) | Dec. 17/18 | U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings W-L-T: 7-18-1 (includes 0-1 in postseason)
Home: 7-6-1 | Away: 0-12 (0-1 in postseason)
Last time in regular season: Colts won 28-11 in Indianapolis on Sept. 20, 2020
Last time in regular season in Minnesota: Colts won 34-6 on Dec. 18, 2016
Yards/Game: 347.1 (16th) | Points/Game: 26.5 (T-9th)
Yards Allowed/Game: 343.2 (16th) | Points Allowed/Game: 21.5 (T-9th)
Head Coach: Frank Reich (37-28 through four regular seasons; 1-2 in postseason)
Key additions in free agency/via trade: Acquired QB Matt Ryan for a third-round pick; signed CB Stephon Gilmore
Key departures in free agency/via trade: TE Jack Doyle retired; Chris Reed signed with Minnesota; former Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes and S Andrew Sendejo remain free agents; traded QB Carson Wentz to Washington
First two selections of 2022 NFL Draft: WR Alec Pierce, Cincinnati (No. 53 overall) and TE Jelani Woods, Virginia (73)
The Colts will be led in passing by a different quarterback for the fifth year in a row, a run that includes Andrew Luck (2018), Jacoby Brissett (2019), Philip Rivers (2020) and Wentz (2021), but success against Indianapolis is likely to start with stopping the Colts running game.
The Vikings will open the 2022 season with a home game against the Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Vikings vs. Giants | Week 16
Noon (CT) | Dec. 24 | U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings W-L-T: 17-12-0 (includes 1-2 in postseason)
Home: 8-5 | Away: 9-7 (1-2 in postseason)
Last time in regular season: Vikings won 28-10 in New York on Oct. 6, 2019
Last time in regular season in Minnesota: Vikings won 24-10 on Oct. 3, 2016
New York Giants Offense
Yards/Game: 287.3 (31st in NFL) | Points/Game: 15.2 (31st)
New York Giants Defense
Yards Allowed/Game: 354.8 (21st) | Points Allowed/Game: 24.5 (23rd)
Head Coach: Brian Daboll (first season as head coach)
Key addition in free agency/via trade: Signed G Mark Glowinski
Key departure in free agency/via trade: Offensive linemen Nate Solder, Will Hernandez, Billy Price and Matt Skura; TEs Kyle Rudolph and Evan Engram
First two selections of 2022 NFL Draft: Edge Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon (No. 5 overall) and T Evan Neal, Alabama (7)
One week after facing RB Jonathan Taylor, the Vikings run defense could be tasked with stopping Saquon Barkley. Vikings DT Dalvin Tomlinson will play his former team for the first time.
Vikings at Packers | Week 17
3:25 p.m. (CT) | Jan. 1, 2023 | Lambeau Field
Vikings W-L-T: 56-64-3 (includes 1-1 in postseason)
Home: 30-30 | Away: 26-34-3 (1-1 in postseason)
Last time in regular season: Vikings won 34-31 in Minnesota on Nov. 21, 2021
Last time in regular season at Green Bay: Packers won 37-10 on Jan. 2, 2022
Green Bay Offense
Yards/Game: 365.6 (10th in NFL) | Points/Game: 26.5 (T-9th)
Green Bay Defense
Yards Allowed/Game: 328.2 (9th) | Points Allowed/Game: 21.8 (T-13th)
Head Coach: Matt LaFleur (39-10 in three seasons with Packers and 2-3 postseason)
Key additions in free agency/via trade: Signed punter Pat O'Donnell/Signed WR Sammy Watkins
Key departures in free agency/via trade: Traded WR Davante Adams to Raiders for 2022 first- and second-round picks
First two selections of 2022 NFL Draft: LB Quay Walker, Georgia (No. 22 overall); DT Devonte Wyatt, Georgia (28)
Much will be made — likely all season — about the departure of Adams, who totaled 93 catches for 1,050 yards and 13 scores in 15 games against Minnesota. Will Christian Watson, who was selected 34th overall after a trade with the Vikings, be able to deliver big-time production the way Adams did?
View behind-the-scenes photos of Vikings Legend John Randle shooting the 2022 schedule release video. Watch the full video HERE.