Aaron Rodgers escapes disaster matchup against Vikings in 2024

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As Minnesota Vikings fans wait for the full release of their team's 2024 schedule, the NFL gave everyone an early gift early on Wednesday when the league revealed who the team will be facing when they travel to London, England next season.

While it seemed like signs pointed to a different matchup, the New York Jets have been announced as the opponent the Vikings will be taking on in London during the 2024 campaign.

The matchup between New York and Minnesota from inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will take place in Week 6 of the 2024 season on Sunday, October 6th, with kickoff scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. CST.

Minnesota Vikings will face an old friend in Aaron Rodgers when they take on the New York Jets in London

When the 2024 opponents for the Vikings were shortly revealed after the conclusion of the 2023 season, many noticed that the Jets were one of the teams that were listed as one of Minnesota's home opponents for next season.

This matchup with New York has certainly been viewed as more intriguing for the Vikings this time around since it has them going up against one of their longtime nemesis in Aaron Rodgers.

After spending the first 18 years of his NFL career with the rival Green Bay Packers, Rodgers is now the starting quarterback for the Jets. He hasn't gone against Minnesota since he helped the Packers get a 41-17 win over the Vikings in Week 17 of the 2022 season.

When it comes to the 2024 matchup against the Vikings, New York's veteran quarterback should be sending the league a thank you card for not scheduling the game inside Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium.

In seven career starts inside the Vikings' home building, Rodgers' numbers have been respectable (10 touchdown passes, three interceptions, 95.9 passer rating), but his teams have only come away with a win two times.

The former Green Bay signal-caller was also sacked 18 times in his seven starts inside U.S. Bank Stadium, and the deafening noise in the building created by Minnesota's fans certainly played a factor in some of the moments when the Vikings were able to bring Rodgers down.

But, thanks to the NFL, instead of having to deal with the brain-rattling noise inside Minnesota's home stadium, Rodgers and the Jets will get to take on the Vikings on a neutral field in London next season.

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