Minnesota Vikings Preseason Schedule 2024: Dates, times, opponents, and more

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Back in May, the NFL released the official dates for the Minnesota Vikings preseason and regular-season schedule in 2024.

The majority of the times for the Vikings' regular-season matchups were shared at the same time, but recently, the league finalized the official times for Minnesota's preseason contests as well.

Official 2024 Minnesota Vikings Preseason Schedule

Preseason Week 1

Las Vegas Raiders

Date: Saturday, August 10th
Time: 3 p.m. CST
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
TV Broadcast: FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul and FOX 5 Las Vegas

Preseason Week 2

at Cleveland Browns

Date: Saturday, August 17th
Time: 3:25 p.m. CST
Location: Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, Ohio)
TV Broadcast: FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul and News 5 Cleveland WEWS

Preseason Week 3

at Philadelphia Eagles

Date: Saturday, August 24th
Time: 12 p.m. CST
Location: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
TV Broadcast: FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul and NBC10 Philadelphia

With Sam Darnold expected to open the regular season as Minnesota's starting quarterback, these three preseason matchups could potentially be the most we see Vikings rookie signal-caller J.J. McCarthy on the field in 2024.

Minnesota rookie edge rusher Dallas Turner should also get some action during the team's preseason games this summer. Unlike McCarthy, however, Turner will likely be contributing on the field immediately when the Vikings' regular season begins as well.

Don't expect to see much of Minnesota's projected starters in the preseason, though. Ever since Kevin O'Connell became the Vikings head coach in 2022, the team has kept the majority of their top players on the sidelines during their preseason games, including Justin Jefferson, Harrison Smith, T.J. Hockenson, Harrison Phillips, and Christian Darrisaw.

Unfortunately, none of Minnesota's preseason contests this year will be broadcast on national television. So, if people outside of the local Twin Cities market are hoping to watch some of the Vikings' preseason action this summer, they will have to find an alternate method.

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