Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin is predicting a 10-6 finish
The Packers vs Vikings NFL reported its 2020 calendar on Thursday night, with a lot of games that presumes this fall will contain a component of commonality that couple of could ensure now. ESPN’s Adam Schefter estimated on Thursday night the class could move upwards of about a month of the calendar as far as possible of the period, if coronavirus concerns power the NFL to begin the season late. If that somehow managed to occur, the Vikings’ Week 5 matchup against the Seahawks on Oct. 11 could be their initial game, with their first-historically speaking Week 1 game in Minnesota against the Packers moving as far as possible of the period. For the time being, the NFL keeps on saying it will begin on Sept. 10.
The infection has no respect for the NFL’s place in American life, and much needs to occur before fans can come back to football arenas for huge customary season matchups — including the Vikings’ first-historically speaking Week 1 game in Minnesota against the Packers — by September. However, as the association signals for the time being it intends to begin on schedule, we’ll cooperate with the NFL’s commence and enjoy a look forward toward the new football season. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of the timetable for the Vikings’ 60th season in 2020:
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WEEK 1 NOON, SEPT. 13 (FOX)
The Vikings have gone to Lambeau Field for Week 1 games multiple times in their history; this is the first occasion when they will play at home against the Packers, who succeeded at U.S. Bank Stadium last December after three misfortunes there. The early responses to news about this matchup focused on the chance there won’t be fans in the stands, and it’s a sensible concern: the Vikings’ significant home-field advantage owes bounty to their rambunctious fans.
WEEK 2 NOON, SEPT. 20 (FOX)
This will be the Vikings’ first excursion to Indianapolis since 2012, when they lost to the Colts by a field objective in Week 2. They’ll confront a patched up Colts group that is presently believing its offense to previous Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who is brought together with mentor Frank Reich after their time together in San Diego.
WEEK 3 NOON, SEPT. 27 (FOX)
Tennessee arrived at the AFC Championship Game utilizing a run-substantial offense last season, and the current year’s Titans-Vikings matchup could be a confrontation between Derrick Henry and Dalvin Cook, as the two groups attempt to stand up for themselves on the ground.
WEEK 4 NOON, OCT. 4 (FOX)
The Vikings’ young optional will be in for various extreme tests out and about this year, and the outing to Houston speaks to one of the most outstanding, as Mike Zimmer gets his first opportunity to create a resistance planned for halting unique Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson.
WEEK 5 7:20 P.M. OCT. 11 (NBC)
The Vikings travel to Seattle for the third consecutive season, and following two Monday-night misfortunes at CenturyLink Field, they’ll play the Seahawks this time on Sunday night. The uplifting news for the Vikings — one of numerous groups to battle with night games after outings toward the West Coast — is that the reality the game is on Sunday, not Monday or Thursday, implies it could be flexed out of prime time.
WEEK 6 NOON, OCT. 18 (FOX)
Atlanta began the 2019 season at U.S. Bank Stadium, when the Vikings expected to toss only multiple times in a 28-12 win. This year, they’ll face a Falcons group attempting to keep things together after a 7-9 season a year ago. Todd Gurley, who gave the Vikings a lot of issues with the Rams in 2018, is with Atlanta now.
WEEK 8 NOON, NOV. 1 (FOX)
After late-season excursions to Green Bay from 2015-17 and Week 2 games at Lambeau Field in 2018 and 2019, the Vikings will make a beeline for Wisconsin, where they haven’t played in November since a 2013 tie there. Kirk Cousins, who drove an irate Vikings rebound in a 2018 tie at Lambeau, will attempt to assemble a superior exertion against the Packers than he had in the Vikings’ Week 2 misfortune in Green Bay a year ago.
WEEK 9 NOON, NOV. 8 (FOX)
Detroit hasn’t succeeded at U.S. Bank Stadium since 2017, and the Lions’ excursion to Minneapolis comes in an essential stretch of three straight division games. The Vikings will confront a changed Lions protection after Detroit exchanged Darius Slay, included Desmond Trufant and Jamie Collins and drafted Jeff Okudah third by and large.
WEEK 10 7:15 P.M., NOV. 16 (ESPN)
The Vikings’ yearly excursion to Soldier Field is regularly laden with trouble, and the current year’s matchup is a prime-time game for the fourth time in five years. Cousins still can’t seem to win in Chicago while playing for the Vikings, and he could confront Nick Foles — who beat the Vikings in the 2018 NFC title game and has rejoined with previous Vikings hostile facilitator John DeFilippo in Chicago.
WEEK 11 3:25 P.M. NOV. 22 (FOX)
This is the main home game on the Vikings’ calendar that doesn’t begin around early afternoon, and it could be a decent one; the Vikings and Cowboys played an especially engaging Sunday night game in Dallas a year ago, and previous Packers mentor Mike McCarthy comes back to Minneapolis with his new group.
WEEK 12 NOON, NOV. 29 (FOX)
Get your video tributes ready:Teddy Bridgewater will come back to Minnesota for this one, confronting his previous group as a beginning quarterback just because since he left after his rebound from knee medical procedure in 2017.
WEEK 13 NOON, DEC. 6 (CBS)
The Jaguars reinforced their barrier with a couple of first-round picks that may have interested the Vikings (Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson and LSU guarded end K’Lavon Chaisson). They’ll attempt to win in Minneapolis with Gardner Minshew and hostile facilitator Jay Gruden — Mike Zimmer’s previous associate in Cincinnati.
WEEK 14 NOON, DEC. 13 (FOX)
A year ago, the Vikings made two West Coast trips in December between three home games; this year, they’ll likely keep away from awful climate games once more, with their solitary open air game after Nov. 16 coming in Florida. Be that as it may, it won’t be simple, with Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Mike Evans prepared to test the Vikings’ young optional and Bruce Arians coordinating a forceful offense.
WEEK 15 NOON, DEC. 20 (FOX)
Without precedent for U.S. Bank Stadium’s five seasons, the Bears won’t end the ordinary season in Minneapolis. They will be the Vikings’ last home rival, however, as Minnesota attempts to succeed at home before a couple of street games to shut down out the season.
WEEK 16 3:30 P.M. DEC. 25 (FOX)
This may be the most prominent game on the Vikings’ calendar, and it’s positively one of the most one of a kind: a Friday evening Christmas Day excursion to the Superdome to confront the group the Vikings have taken out of the end of the season games twice in the previous three years. Zimmer despises street games following a brief seven day stretch of arrangement, and this won’t be a simple test.
WEEK 17 NOON, JAN. 1, 2021 (FOX)
The Vikings haven’t shut the season out and about since their NFC North title game against the Packers in 2015, yet they’ll do as such in 2020, as they attempt to win for the third year straight in a structure that hasn’t given them close to as much difficulty as it did from the get-go in Zimmer’s residency.
The Green Bay Packers will enter the 2020 season with exclusive requirements after a 2019 battle that included 13 ordinary season wins and an excursion to the NFC Championship game under first-year lead trainer Matt LaFleur. Obviously, an odd unforeseen development in the 2020 NFL Draft has calmed a portion of the buzz. All things considered, the Packers exchanged up with their first-round draft pick to choose a player who is relied upon to a save for the whole of the 2020 season. In any case, desires stay high as the Packers hope to benefit from Aaron Rodgers’ window.
Green Bay’s over-under has been set at only 9 successes by William Hill Sportsbook, putting the Packers on equivalent balance with the Minnesota Vikings in the division and behind the Saints, 49ers, Cowboys, Seahawks, Eagles, and Buccaneers in the meeting. As they endeavor to advance back to the end of the season games and past, the Packers will confront the accompanying timetable.
Week 1: Sept. 13 at Vikings, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Week 2: Sept. 20 versus Lions, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Week 3: Sept 27 at Saints, 8:20 p.m. (NBC, SNF)
Week 4: Oct. 5 versus Birds of prey, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN, MNF)
Week 5: BYE
Week 6: Oct. 18 at Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m. (Fox)
Week 7: Oct. 25 at Texans, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Week 8: Nov. 1 versus Vikings, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Week 9: Nov. 5 at 49ers, 8:20 p.m. (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon, TNF)
Week 10: Nov. 15 versus Panthers, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Week 11: Nov. 22 at Colts, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Week 12: Nov. 29 versus Bears, 8:20 p.m. (NBC, SNF)
Week 13: Dec. 6 versus Falcons, 4:25 p.m. (Fox)
Week 14: Dec. 13 at Lions, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Week 15: Dec. 19 or 20 versus Jaguars, TBD
Week 16: Dec. 27 versus Titans, 8:20 p.m. (NBC, SNF)
Week 17: Jan. 3 at Bears, 1 p.m. (Fox)
The Packers have the division-rival Lions at Lambeau Field in Week 2.
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As noted above in the timetable breakdown, the Packers will play five prime-time games in 2020. They will have two out and about (Saints, 49ers) and three at home (Falcons, Bears, Titans). A yearly staple in prime time, the Packers played six night games in 2019, going 4-2 against the Bears, Eagles, Lions, Chiefs, 49ers, and Vikings.
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Weeks 6-9: at Buccaneers, at Texans, versus Vikings, at 49ers – that will be an uneven ride. This is where the Packers play three out of four games out and about, t