2016 NFL Schedule: Vikes Play on Thanksgiving, Xmas Eve
NEW YORK, NY -- The 2016 NFL regular season schedule has been released and the Minnesota Vikings have several nationally televised games.
- The Vikings will play their first regular season game at U.S. Bank Stadium against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football in Week 2.
- Minnesota will play on Thanksgiving Day (November 24th) for the first time since the 2000 season (a 27-15 win over the Dallas Cowboys). The Vikings and Detroit Lions will play the Thanksgiving kickoff game starting at 11:30 a.m.
- The Vikings will continue their holiday games on Christmas Eve against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
- In all, Minnesota will play five primetime games, including two Monday Night Football games, in 2016.
2016 MINNESOTA VIKINGS SEASON SCHEDULE (Home Games in Purple)
Week 1: Sunday, September 11th, at Tennessee Titans -- 12:00 p.m. (Fox)
Week 2: Sunday, September 18th, vs. Green Bay Packers -- 7:30 p.m. (NBC)
Week 3: Sunday, September 25th, at Carolina Panthers -- 12:00 p.m. (Fox)
Week 4: Monday, October 3rd, vs. New York Giants -- 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 5: Sunday, October 9th, vs. Houston Texans -- 12:00 p.m. (CBS)
Week 6: Bye Week
Week 7: Sunday, October 23rd, at Philadelphia Eagles -- 12:00 p.m. (Fox)
Week 8: Monday, October 30th, at Chicago Bears -- 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 9: Sunday, November 6th, vs. Detroit Lions -- 12:00 p.m. (Fox)
Week 10: Sunday, November 13th, at Washington Redskins -- 12:00 p.m. (Fox)
Week 11: Sunday, November 20th, vs. Arizona Cardinals -- 12:00 p.m. (Fox)
Week 12: Thursday, November 24th, at Detroit Lions -- 11:30 a.m. (CBS)
Week 13: Thursday, December 1st, vs. Dallas Cowboys -- 7:25 p.m. (NFL/NBC)
Week 14: Sunday, December 11th, at Jacksonville Jaguars -- 12:00 p.m. (Fox)
Week 15: Sunday, December 18th, vs. Indianapolis Colts -- 12:00 p.m. (CBS)
Week 16: Saturday, December 24th, at Green Bay Packers -- 12:00 p.m. (Fox)
Week 17: Sunday, January 1st, vs. Chicago Bears -- 12:00 p.m. (Fox)