5 best non-divisional matchups on the Vikings 2021 schedule

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What are the biggest headlining non-divisional matchups on the 2021 regular-season schedule for the Minnesota Vikings?

Now that the league has dropped the regular-season schedule for the largest NFL season ever, fans and analysts everywhere have a better picture of what scenarios could playout for the Minnesota Vikings in 2021.

17 games count toward the playoff picture this time, so there won’t ever be any 7-9, 8-8, or 9-7 finishes again. The additional matchup has the potential to give the Vikings one more chance to polish up aspects of their game plan before playoffs, or prolong the suffering of a lost season.

It’s also worth mentioning that Minnesota is entering the 2021 campaign with the fifth-most difficult schedule in the NFL based on last year’s records.

With all of that in mind, there are several games on the docket that Vikings fans can look forward to watching to get a better idea of how their favorite team stacks up against others across the league.

These contests will feature intriguing positional matchups, controversial rematches, and, of course, revenge games. Dive in and take a peek at the best non-divisional matchups on Minnesota’s schedule for the upcoming season.