Minnesota Vikings 2023 schedule: Everything you need to know

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The Minnesota Vikings schedule for the 2023 NFL season is expected to be released before the end of the month. What do we already know about next season's schedule?

Since the NFL has basically figured out a way for their league to have a significant event in almost every month of the year, next up on the league's calendar will be the annual schedule release. So it won't be much longer until we get to see the Minnesota Vikings schedule for the 2023 season.

Minnesota Vikings Schedule: What do we already know about the 2023 schedule?

Release Date

Nothing official has been announced yet. But on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the NFL is targeting Thursday, May 11th as the date in which they will release next season's schedule for all 32 teams in the league.

2023 Opponents


  • 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

Primetime Games

After winning 13 games and the NFC North in 2022, there is a very good chance that the Vikings will have multiple primetime games next season.

Minnesota has had at least one Monday night game on their schedule every year since 2013. The Vikings have also played in at least three primetime games (Monday night, Sunday night, or Thursday night) in four of their five seasons with Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback.

There's also the possibility of Minnesota playing in multiple holiday games next season. With a road trip to face the Lions always on their schedule, the NFL could decide to have that matchup take place on Thanksgiving.

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are both on Sundays in 2023, so the Vikings will likely have a game on both or at least one of those holidays. Minnesota could also end up playing on Christmas in 2023 since it falls on a Monday.

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