What you need to know about the Vikings’ 2019 schedule

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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Vikings will have an uneventful Thanksgiving

One of the rumored leaks prior to the release of the schedule was a potential Thanksgiving matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles. With the Vikings being on the Turkey Day schedule in 2016 and 2017 before taking last year off, it was something that some fans may have had circled on their calendars considering the recent history between the two teams.

Alas, the matchup wasn’t meant to be as the official schedule revealed the Eagles and Vikings will clash in a noon matchup on October 13. In fact, the Vikings won’t have any action on Thanksgiving weekend this year as their bye week will occur in Week 12.

Vikings will stay out of the cold

Last year, the Minnesota Vikings had a favorable December schedule that kept them out of the cold climates of Green Bay and Chicago. This year, the Vikings have the same luck as they’ll play three of their final four games at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Their final road game of the season also avoids the cold as it will be a Sunday night matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 15. For a team that crumbles down the stretch, that should be a huge advantage.