Minnesota Vikings: Lack of prime-time games in 2020 a major disrespect

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins - Minnesota Vikings
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The Minnesota Vikings didn’t get a lot of love from the NFL with the 2020 schedule, and the team deserves more national attention.

Now that the dust has settled on the 2020 NFL schedule release and many of the aspects of the Minnesota Vikings‘ upcoming games have been picked apart, there is still one thing that is baffling about the upcoming purple and gold contests.

One thing that helps teams to get the attention of fans as well as the national media is when several high-profile games are included on the schedule. Sadly, the Vikings didn’t get that kind of love on the 2020 NFL schedule.

In fact, Minnesota will only appear in two prime-time games if the schedule holds true. Plus, the Vikings are set to play an odd game on a Friday afternoon. Still, it’s confusing as to why some other teams are getting a lot more prime-time love.

Eight teams will be playing five games in prime time while nine others are scheduled for four. Still, Minnesota could only be given two.

Let’s take a look at the prime-time games the Minnesota Vikings will be playing in 2020, the games that should have a national audience and why the team likely didn’t get the love it should have when the 2020 NFL schedule was released.