Vikings News: Patrick Mahomes matchup in 2023, Chandon Sullivan injury, Quay Walker

(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) Patrick Mahomes
(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) Patrick Mahomes /

One of the most intriguing pieces of recent Minnesota Vikings news is that the team is slated to take on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in 2023.

With the 2022 regular season coming to an end for the Minnesota Vikings and the rest of the NFL on Sunday, the 2023 opponents for each team around the league were able to be finalized.

For the Vikings, they will be going up against six teams that qualified for this season’s playoffs, including Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers, and Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Below is the full list of home and away opponents Minnesota will be facing during the 2023 season.


  • Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


  • Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles

More Minnesota Vikings News

  • Vikings cornerback Chandon Sullivan suffered a knee contusion during the team’s Week 18 win over the Bears, head coach Kevin O’Connell revealed on Monday. Luckily, O’Connell said that Sullivan should still be good to go for Minnesota’s upcoming playoff matchup against the New York Giants.
  • O’Connell also revealed on Monday that Vikings safety and special teams ace Josh Metellus was recently voted a team captain. Minnesota wanted to make sure they still had nine captains on their active roster after right tackle Brian O’Neill was lost for the season in Week 17, so they voted for Metellus as his replacement.

NFL News

Minnesota fans got a late Christmas gift on Sunday night when the Packers failed to qualify for this season’s playoffs after losing on their home field to the Lions.

Green Bay rookie linebacker Quay Walker had a big impact on the result, but not the one that Packers fans were hoping for. Walker ended up getting ejected from the contest in the fourth quarter after he shoved one of Detroit’s athletic trainers.

Walker attempted to apologize for his inexcusable decision out on the field with a few posts on his Twitter account. However, Walker has since deleted his Twitter account.

The rookie will likely be hearing from the league office in the near future, and it’s quite possible that he could be facing a suspension to begin the 2023 season.

Given the timing of Walker’s terrible decision and the events that took place a week ago with athletic trainers literally saving the life of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, the NFL could potentially give the rookie a severe punishment that sends a message to the young defender and the rest of the league to remind everyone to not do anything that could potentially prevent an athletic trainer from doing his or her job.

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