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

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Prime-time games Minnesota Vikings will play

Unless the Minnesota Vikings are flexed into a prime-time game late in the season, they will only be playing under the lights twice during year.

However, those two games are ones that fans should want to watch as the team has a lot to prove in them.

Week 5 at Seahawks – Oct. 11 on SNF

The Vikings have struggled mightily against the Seattle Seahawks in recent history. In fact, it has been over a decade since Minnesota has won a game against them and 14 years since the team has won on the road. Plus, only one of the games in that time period saw the Vikings finish the game within one score.

Week 10 at Bears – Nov. 16 on MNF

Considering their struggles at quarterback, it’s hard to believe the Chicago Bears have won the last three games against Minnesota. Not only that, but since Chicago is an NFC North opponent, getting a win against the Bears would be big in taking steps toward winning the division and returning to the playoffs.

Week 16 at Saints – Dec. 25 on Friday

While it isn’t a prime-time game, it will be odd to see the Vikings play in New Orleans on Christmas Day, especially since it is on a Friday. Games between these two teams always seem to be highly competitive and fun. It will be nationally televised on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon. This game could go head to head against the NBA, which is known for games on Christmas.