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Why Buy? Vikings Home Schedule Full of Intrigue

Vikings single-game tickets have gone on sale, meaning all Vikings fans now have a chance to secure their spot at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016. The Vikings home schedule is full of intrigue, so we've identified one reason to buy a ticket to each home game this season. Click here to order your seats.

Week 2 (9/18) vs. Green Bay Packers (SNF)

Games against Green Bay always feel like they have extra meaning. This one will be no exception. The first game to be played at U.S. Bank Stadium that count in the standings is against border rival Green Bay. This won't be a hard game to sell.

Week 4 (10/3) vs. NY Giants (MNF)

Mike Zimmer's defense didn't get a look at Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. last year because the star pass catcher was suspended for the Week 16 contest in Minnesota. OBJ should be available for the Week 4 Monday Night Football contest, which means Vikings fans will see one of the League's best WRs go against one of the League's best defenses.

View images of the Vikings opponents after the 2016 schedule was released on Thursday.

Week 5 (10/9) vs. Houston Texans

Improving the offensive line was a priority for the Vikings this past offseason and those efforts will be put to the test in Week 5 when JJ Watt, Vince Wilfork, Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney come to town.

Week 9 (11/6) vs. Detroit Lions

DE Ziggy Ansah is a handful and CB Darius Slay is no peach, either, but the lead story for this game is that the Vikings will get their first look at what a Megatron-less Lions team will look like.

Week 11 (11/20) vs. Arizona Cardinals

Vikings Nations has been looking forward to a rematch of last season's closely-contest regular season loss in Arizona for some time and they'll get that opportunity in Week 11. Also, Minnesota native Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. will return home to play in the Vikings new home.

Week 13 (12/1) vs. Dallas Cowboys

After both clubs play in separate games Thanksgiving Day, they'll battle one another the following Thursday evening on the national stage. The Cowboys flashy, high-flying offense, which features the Tony Romo-to-Dez Bryant connection along with fourth overall pick RB Ezekiel Elliott running behind a rock star OL, will go against Zimmer's nose-to-the-grindstone defense in what could be a key late-season clash for both teams.

Week 15 (12/18) vs. Indianapolis Colts

Although he was injured for most of last season, Andrew Luck is among the best QBs in the League and he'll bring with him a young and fast group of WRs to challenge a Vikings secondary that has rounded into solid form under DB guru Zimmer.

Week 17 (1/1) vs. Chicago Bears

Home for the Holiday season? Looking for an indoor activity during the coldest tie of year? For those reasons and many more, the season finale against Chicago is likely to be a big game. After all, the Vikings played for the NFC North title in Week 17 last season.

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