London opponent for Vikings in 2024 has possibly been revealed

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Earlier this year, the NFL announced that the Minnesota Vikings are going to be one of multiple teams from around the league to have one of their home games during the 2024 season take place inside an international venue.

When it comes to the Vikings, specifically, they will be playing the role of host at some point during the 2024 campaign inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.

Who will Minnesota face in London in 2024? Well, that is something that still hasn't officially been announced yet, but a rumor was recently shared that might have revealed who the Vikings' international opponent is for next season.

Rumor points to Minnesota Vikings and Houston Texans facing off in London next season

During a recent episode of the "Purple Daily" podcast, SKOR North's Declan Goff shared the following about what he's been told about who Minnesota could potentially be facing in London next season.

"I was told it is not the Colts. I'll say, it is another team in their division, though. I've heard it is a team that is in that division that they have penciled in so far.

...Date TBD, but I did hear from a good source that it is an AFC South team."

For the 2024 season, Minnesota has two home games on their schedule against the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans, who are both part of the AFC South division. According to Goff, the Colts are not the team the Vikings will be facing in London next season, but their opponent is from the AFC South.

So, if this is true, then all signs point to Minnesota taking on Stefon Diggs, Danielle Hunter, and the rest of the Texans across the pond inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Especially with Hunter and Diggs now on Houston's roster, the likelihood of the Texans being the Vikings' opponent in London next season is probably pretty disappointing to some Minnesota fans. If this turns out to be what truly happens, then Houston's next opportunity to play inside U.S. Bank Stadium likely isn't going to happen until the 2032 campaign.

Hunter and Diggs will be long gone by then, and it's possible that current Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud won't even be with the franchise by then.

If the Vikings' opponent for their 2024 London game doesn't end up being Houston, then the New York Jets seem like another possibility.

However, Minnesota is likely going to make sure they do everything they can to keep that game in the Twin Cities since it would potentially involve former Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returning to face the Vikings for the first time since he was traded to the Jets during the 2023 offseason.

When will we find out if the Texans are the team Minnesota will be facing in London? Well, the NFL didn't announce the full international schedule until the second week of May last year, so we should expect an announcement from the league to be made at a similar time this year.

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