When is Aaron Jones first chance for revenge against the Packers in 2024?

Minnesota Vikings RB Aaron Jones
Minnesota Vikings RB Aaron Jones / Perry Knotts/GettyImages

The schedule for the 2024 Minnesota Vikings season has been released, and some of the most interesting matchups are already being circled on the calendars of fans who are excited to see some of the key games during the upcoming season.

Matchups against the Green Bay Packers always seem to have a little extra excitement around them but there will be an extra storyline for the games in this border battle considering a key offensive player swapped teams this offseason.

Running back Aaron Jones signed with Minnesota this offseason and should handle a majority of the team's work at the position. A threat as a runner and a receiver, Jones will be an important part of the Vikings' offense now that they have moved on from quarterback Kirk Cousins.

The Vikings and Packers will face each other twice during the 2024 regular season because they are divisional opponents, and each team will host one of the games. Last year, the Vikings and Packers split the season series at 1-1, and Minnesota was outscored by Green Bay 34-43.

When will Minnesota Vikings RB Aaron Jones face the Green Bay Packers in 2024?

The concept of a "revenge game" is usually a light-hearted way for the NFL to market games where a key player has a new team. However, there may actually be some truth to Aaron Jones wanting a revenge game against the Packers.

For a moment, it looked like Green Bay would have one of the scariest rushing duos in the league when they had Aaron Jones and signed Josh Jacobs in free agency. However, that didn't last long, as Jones was released soon after Jacobs' arrival.

It wouldn't be shocking if there was at least a little animosity between the running back and his former team. To be cast aside like that has to hurt, but at least Jones got to a team where he feels welcome and appreciated.

Following the schedule release on Wednesday, Vikings fans now know that Jones and the Vikings will face the Packers during the 2024 NFL season on the following dates.

- Week 4 (Sunday, September 29th, 12pm CST) - in Green Bay
- Week 17 (Sunday, December 28th, 12pm CST) - in Minnesota

Does the idea of an "Aaron Jones revenge game" add any more intrigue to the upcoming games between the Vikings and Packers, or will it just be business as usual for these teams in their annual matchups?

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