The Minnesota Vikings will be looking to rebound after a disappointing 2018 campaign, and here’s a look at their schedule for 2019.
With an upgrade under center, after giving Kirk Cousins a three-year, $84 million, fully guaranteed contract, the Minnesota Vikings hoped to at least reach the NFC Championship Game again last year. But it was just not to be, as Cousins came up short regularly in big games. A second half of the season fade was completed in Week 17, when the Vikings lost a home game to the Chicago Bears when a win would have put them in the playoffs.
Anything less than the playoffs in 2019 stands to bring some major changes in Minnesota. Head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman, even with token contract extensions this offseason, will almost surely be gone. They both seem to think hiring Gary Kubiak as an offensive assistant is all that’s really needed to help Cousins reach another level in his play, with a failure to add a veteran offensive lineman early in free agency standing as a mistake.
When the Vikings schedule is announced, we will update with dates, times, etc. immediately.
In the meantime, here’s who Minnesota will be playing on its home and away schedules during the 2019 campaign.
HOME: Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons
AWAY: Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks
This year the NFC North plays all the other teams in the NFC East and the AFC West. The Vikings, after finishing second in the NFC North last year at 8-7-1, will play the corresponding finisher from last year in the remaining two NFC divisions to round out their slate.