Last year, the Minnesota Vikings weren’t expected to be a very entertaining team. They were coming off a five win season, had questions at many positions and a new coaching staff. For many media outlets, putting a Vikings game on prime time television would have most likely have been a mistake. However, Minnesota still landed one of the high-profile games last year.
Oct 2, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) walks from the field following the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 42-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Sadly, the Vikings didn’t make the most of that game. It was a Thursday night thrashing by the Packers which ended in a humiliating 42-10 final score. It didn’t help that the Vikings were down to their third string quarterback Christian Ponder on a game-time decision and the entire team looked completely out of focus.
Now, with the release of the 2015 NFL schedules today, we can see that the Vikings have a little bit brighter of an outlook this year as they were scheduled for two prime time games during the 2015 NFL season. Here are the games that the Minnesota Vikings will play under the bright lights this year:
Week 1: Vikings at 49ers
Week 14: Vikings at Cardinals
It’s interesting that both games are against opponents in the NFC West that are looking to make a name for themselves. Specifically, that game against Arizona could be a very important game in the race for the NFC North if the Minnesota Vikings are in playoff contention.
Hopefully, things will be better in the prime time games for the Minnesota Vikings this year than they were during the 2014 NFL season. If nothing, it’s good that this team is getting a little more media exposure so that they can see the job that head coach Mike Zimmer is doing with this young, physical football team.
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