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Vikings release 2016 schedule, to open new stadium against Packers

By Andrew Krammer

MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings have been rewarded for winning 11 games and a division title last season.

The 2016 schedule has been released, and the Vikings will kickoff four games in primetime as well as an early Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions. The much-anticipated opener at U.S. Bank Stadium will come against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2, on Sunday Night Football. Three of the Vikings’ first five games before the bye week come at home, with the first two on national television.

Here’s the schedule:

Week 1: Sept. 11 at Tennessee, 12 p.m.

W2: Sept. 18 vs. Green Bay, 7:30 p.m. (SNF)

W3: Sept. 25 at Carolina, 12 p.m.

W4: Oct. 3 vs. New York Giants, 7:30 p.m. (MNF)

W5: Oct. 9 vs. Houston Texans, 12 p.m.


W7: Oct. 23 at Philadelphia Eagles, 12 p.m.

W8: Oct. 31 at Chicago Bears, 7:30 p.m. (MNF)

W9: Nov. 6 vs. Detroit Lions, 12 p.m.

W10: Nov. 13 at Washington Redskins, 12 p.m.

W11: Nov. 20 vs. Arizona Cardinals, 12 p.m.

W12: Nov. 24 at Detroit Lions, 11:30 a.m. (Thanksgiving)

W13: Dec. 1 vs. Dallas Cowboys, 7:25 p.m. (TNF)

W14: Dec. 11 at Jacksonville Jaguars, 12 p.m.

W15: Dec. 18 vs. Indianapolis Colts, 12 p.m.

W16: Dec. 24 at Green Bay Packers, 12 p.m.

W17: Jan. 1 vs. Chicago Bears, 12 p.m.

The post Vikings release 2016 schedule, to open new stadium against Packers appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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