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Minnesota Vikings
First Season
1961
Team History
Minnesota Vikings (1961-present)
Conference/Division
National Football League (1961–present)
  • National Football Conference (NFC) (1970–present)
    • NFC North (2002–present)
    • NFC Central (1970–2001)
  • Western Conference (1961–1969)
    • Central Division (1967–1969)
Venue
U.S. Bank Stadium (2016-present)
TCF Bank Stadium (2014-15)
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (1982-2013)
Metropolitan Stadium (1961-81)

The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League (NFL) as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season. The team competes in the National Football Conference (NFC) North division.

Publications

Programs by season

1960s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1961
preseason August 26 at San Francisco 49ers Multnomah Stadium
Week 1 September 17 vs. Chicago Bears Metropolitan Stadium
Week 2 September 24 at Dallas Cowboys Cotton Bowl
Week 3 October 1 at Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium
Week 7 October 29 at Green Bay Packers Milwaukee County Stadium
Week 8 November 5 at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 11 November 26 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium
Week 12 December 3 vs. Los Angeles Rams Metropolitan Stadium
1962
preseason September 2 vs. Baltimore Colts Metropolitan Stadium
Week 1 September 16 at Green Bay Packers City Stadium
Week 3 September 30 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium
Week 9 November 11 at Chicago Bears Wrigley Field
Week 13 December 9 at Detroit Lions Tiger Stadium
Week 14 December 16 at Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium
1963
preseason August 17 at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
preseason August 31 at Philadelphia Eagles Hershey Stadium
Week 1 September 15 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium
Week 6 October 20 at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 10 November 17 vs. Baltimore Colts Metropolitan Stadium
Week 11 November 24 vs. Detroit Lions Metropolitan Stadium
Week 12 December 1 at Chicago Bears Wrigley Field
Week 13 December 8 at Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium
Week 14 December 15 at Philadelphia Eagles Franklin Field
1964
preseason August 22 at San Francisco 49ers Ute Stadium
preseason August 29 at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 3 September 27 at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 4 October 4 at Green Bay Packers City Stadium
Week 7 October 25 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium
Week 10 November 15 at Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium
Week 11 November 22 at Detroit Lions Tiger Stadium
Week 13 December 6 at New York Giants Yankee Stadium
Week 14 December 13 at Chicago Bears Wrigley Field
1965
preseason August 20 vs. Philadelphia Eagles Metropolitan Stadium
Week 5 October 17 vs. Chicago Bears Metropolitan Stadium
Week 7 October 31 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Stadium
Week 10 November 21 at Green Bay Packers Metropolitan Stadium
Week 12 December 5 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
Week 13 December 12 at Detroit Lions Tiger Stadium
Week 14 December 19 at Chicago Bears Wrigley Field
1966
preseason August 6 vs. Detroit Lions Tulane Stadium
preseason August 20 vs. Los Angeles Rams Metropolitan Stadium
Week 1 September 11 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium
Week 2 September 18 vs. Baltimore Colts Metropolitan Stadium
Week 7 October 23 at Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium
Week 13 December 11 at Detroit Lions Tiger Stadium
Week 14 December 18 at Chicago Bears Wrigley Field
1967
preseason August 5 Vikings intrasquad game Blakeslee Field
preseason August 18 at Denver Broncos Denver University Stadium
preseason August 27 at New York Giants Yale Bowl
Week 3 October 1 vs. Chicago Bears Metropolitan Stadium
Week 7 October 29 at Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Stadium
Week 8 November 5 vs. New York Giants Metropolitan Stadium
Week 13 December 10 at Chicago Bears Wrigley Field
Week 14 December 17 at Detroit Lions Tiger Stadium
1968
preseason August 3 Vikings intrasquad game Blakeslee Field
preseason August 10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs Metropolitan Stadium
preseason September 6 at New Orleans Saints Independence Stadium
Week 7 October 27 at Chicago Bears Wrigley Field
Week 9 November 10 vs. Green Bay Packers Metropolitan Stadium
Week 10 November 17 at Detroit Lions Tiger Stadium
Week 11 November 24 at Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium
postseason December 22 at Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium
Playoff Bowl January 5, 1969 vs. Dallas Cowboys Orange Bowl
1969
preseason August 30 at New York Jets Groves Stadium
Week 1 September 21 at New York Giants Yankee Stadium
Week 4 October 12 at Chicago Bears Wrigley Field
Week 6 October 26 vs. Detroit Lions Metropolitan Stadium
Week 9 November 16 at Green Bay Packers Milwaukee County Stadium
Week 14 December 21 at Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Stadium
postseason January 4, 1970 vs. Cleveland Browns Metropolitan Stadium
Super Bowl IV January 11, 1970 at Kansas City Chiefs Tulane Stadium

1970s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1970
preseason August 8 vs. New Orleans Saints Fawcett Stadium
preseason August 22 at Houston Oilers Astrodome
Week 3 October 4 at Green Bay Packers Milwaukee County Stadium
Week 4 October 11 at Chicago Bears Wrigley Field
Week 7 November 1 at Detroit Lions Tiger Stadium
Week 8 November 8 at Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
Week 11 December 5 vs. Chicago Bears Metropolitan Stadium
Week 14 December 20 at Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Stadium
postseason December 27 vs. San Francisco 49ers Metropolitan Stadium
1971
preseason August 14 at San Diego Chargers San Diego Stadium
preseason August 21 vs. Chicago Bears Metropolitan Stadium
Week 1 September 20 at Detroit Lions Tiger Stadium
Week 4 October 10 at Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
Week 7 October 31 at New York Giants Yankee Stadium
Week 8 November 7 vs. San Francisco 49ers Metropolitan Stadium
Week 14 December 19 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
postseason December 25 vs. Dallas Cowboys Metropolitan Stadium
1972
preseason August 18 at Buffalo Bills War Memorial Stadium
Week 10 November 19 at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorical Coliseum
Week 13 December 10 vs. Green Bay Packers Metropolitan Stadium
1973
preseason August 25 at Oakland Raiders California Memorial Stadium
preseason September 8 at San Diego Chargers San Diego Stadium
Week 6 October 21 vs. Philadelphia Eagles Metropolitan Stadium
postseason December 30 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
Super Bowl VIII January 13, 1974 at Miami Dolphins Rice Stadium
1974
preseason September 7 vs. San Diego Chargers Metropolitan Stadium
Week 8 November 3 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
postseason December 21 vs. St. Louis Cardinals Metropolitan Stadium
postseason December 29 vs. Los Angeles Rams Metropolitan Stadium
Super Bowl IX January 12, 1975 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Tulane Stadium
1975
preseason August 9 vs. New York Jets Sun Devil Stadium
preseason August 17 at New England Patriots Schaefer Stadium
1976
preseason August 22 vs. Cincinnati Bengals Metropolitan Stadium
Week 5 October 10 vs. Chicago Bears Metropolitan Stadium
Week 6 October 17 vs. New York Giants Metropolitan Stadium
Week 9 November 7 vs. Detroit Lions Metropolitan Stadium
Week 14 December 11 at Miami Dolphins Orange Bowl
postseason December 26 vs. Los Angeles Rams Metropolitan Stadium
Super Bowl XI January 9, 1977 vs. Oakland Raiders Rose Bowl
1977
Week 3 October 2 vs. Green Bay Packers Metropolitan Stadium
Week 10 November 20 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Week 13 December 11 at Oakland Raiders Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
postseason December 26 at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
postseason January 1, 1978 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
1978
Week 3 September 17 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Metropolitan Stadium
Week 9 October 26 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
postseason December 31 at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
1979
preseason August 2 at Seattle Seahawks Kingdome
Week 1 September 2 vs. San Francisco 49ers Metropolitan Stadium
Week 3 September 16 vs. Miami Dolphins Metropolitan Stadium
Week 11 November 11 at Green Bay Packers Milwaukee County Stadium

1980s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1980
Week 1 September 7 vs. Atlanta Falcons Metropolitan Stadium
Week 6 October 12 vs. Chicago Bears Metropolitan Stadium
Week 10 November 9 vs. Detroit Lions Metropolitan Stadium
Week 13 November 30 at New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome
postseason January 3, 1981 at Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
1981
Week 11 November 15 vs. New Orleans Saints Metropolitan Stadium
1982
preseason August 7 vs. Baltimore Colts Fawcett Stadium
postseason January 9, 1983 vs. Atlanta Falcons Metrodome
postseason January 15, 1983 at Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
1983
preseason August 6 vs. St. Louis Cardinals Wembley Stadium
Week 6 October 9 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Week 8 October 23 vs. Dallas Cowboys Metrodome
1984
Week 5 September 30 vs. Seattle Seahawks Metrodome
Week 9 October 28 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
1985
Week 3 September 19 vs. Chicago Bears Metrodome
Week 6 October 13 at Green Bay Packers Milwaukee County Stadium
1986
Week 1 September 7 vs. Detroit Lions Metrodome
Week 3 September 29 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Metrodome
Week 14 December 7 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
1987
Week 1 September 13 vs. Detroit Lions Metrodome
Week 7 November 1 at Seattle Seahawks Kingdome
Week 10 November 15 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Metrodome
postseason January 3, 1988 at New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome
postseason January 9, 1988 at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park
1988
Week 9 October 30 at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park
postseason December 26 vs. Los Angeles Rams Metrodome
postseason January 1, 1989 at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park
1989
Week 1 September 10 vs. Houston Oilers Metrodome
Week 16 December 25 vs. Cincinnati Bengals Metrodome
postseason January 6, 1990 at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park

1990s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1990
Week 6 October 15 at Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
Week 13 December 9 at New York Giants Giants Stadium
1991
Week 5 September 29 vs. Denver Broncos Metrodome
1992
Week 10 November 15 vs. Houston Oilers Metrodome
Week 12 November 22 vs. Cleveland Browns Metrodome
postseason January 2, 1993 vs. Washington Redskins Metrodome
1993
preseason August 1 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
Week 4 October 3 at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park
Week 5 October 10 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Metrodome
postseason January 9, 1994 at New York Giants Giants Stadium
1994
Week 3 September 18 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Week 7 October 20 vs. Green Bay Packers Metrodome
postseason January 1, 1995 vs. Chicago Bears Metrodome
1995
Week 3 September 17 vs. Dallas Cowboys Metrodome
Week 15 December 18 at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park
1996
Week 12 November 24 vs. Denver Broncos Metrodome
1997
preseason August 2 vs. St. Louis Rams Metrodome
preseason July 26 at Seattle Seahawks Fawcett Stadium
Week 5 October 5 at Arizona Cardinals Sun Devil Stadium
Week 16 December 21 vs. Indianapolis Colts Metrodome
postseason December 27 at New York Giants Giants Stadium
postseason January 3, 1998 at San Francisco 49ers 3Com Park
1998
Week 4 September 27 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
postseason January 17, 1999 vs. Atlanta Falcons Metrodome
1999
Week 2 September 19 vs. Oakland Raiders Metrodome
Week 3 September 26 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
Week 4 October 3 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Metrodome
postseason January 9, 2000 vs. Dallas Cowboys Metrodome

2000s

Week Date Opponent Venue
2000
Week 2 September 10 vs. Miami Dolphins Metrodome
Week 10 November 12 vs. Arizona Cardinals Metrodome
Week 11 November 19 vs. Carolina Panthers Metrodome
postseason January 6, 2001 vs. New Orleans Saints Metrodome
2001
Week 1 September 9 vs. Carolina Panthers Metrodome
Week 14 December 23 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Metrodome
2002
Week 3 September 22 vs. Carolina Panthers Metrodome
Week 7 October 27 vs. Chicago Bears Metrodome
Week 11 November 24 at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium
Week 12 December 1 vs. Atlanta Falcons Metrodome
2003
Week 7 October 26 vs. New York Giants Metrodome
Week 13 December 7 vs. Seattle Seahawks Metrodome
2004
postseason January 9, 2005 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
postseason January 16, 2005 at Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
2005
Week 3 September 25 vs. New Orleans Saints Metrodome
2006
Week 15 December 21 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
2007
Week 7 October 21 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
2008
preseason August 28 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
Week 1 September 8 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
Week 8 November 2 vs. Houston Texans Metrodome
Week 9 November 9 vs. Green Bay Packers Metrodome
Week 12 November 30 vs. Chicago Bears Metrodome
Week 15 December 21 vs. Atlanta Falcons Metrodome
postseason January 4, 2009 vs. Philadelphia Eagles Metrodome
2009
Week 12 December 6 at Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium
postseason January 17, 2010 vs. Dallas Cowboys Metrodome
postseason January 24, 2010 at New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome

2010s

Week Date Opponent Venue
2010
preseason August 28 vs. Seattle Seahawks Metrodome
preseason September 2 vs. Denver Broncos Metrodome
Week 2 September 19 vs. Miami Dolphins Metrodome
Week 9 November 14 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Week 11 November 28 at Washington Redskins FedEx Field
Week 12 December 5 vs. Buffalo Bills Metrodome
2011
preseason August 27 vs. Dallas Cowboys Metrodome
Week 6 October 16 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Week 7 October 23 vs. Green Bay Packers Metrodome
Week 11 December 4 vs. Denver Broncos Metrodome
Week 13 December 18 vs. New Orleans Saints Metrodome
2012
preseason August 17 vs. Buffalo Bills Metrodome
Week 1 September 9 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Metrodome
Week 7 October 21 vs. Arizona Cardinals Metrodome
Week 7 October 25 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Metrodome
Week 10 November 11 vs. Detroit Lions Metrodome
Week 11 November 25 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
postseason January 5, 2013 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
2013
preseason August 9 vs. Houston Texans Metrodome
Week 5 October 13 vs. Carolina Panthers Metrodome
Week 12 December 1 vs. Chicago Bears Metrodome
Week 14 December 15 vs. Philadelphia Eagles Metrodome
2014
preseason August 16 vs. Arizona Cardinals TCF Bank Stadium
Week 2 September 14 vs. New England Patriots TCF Bank Stadium
Week 4 September 28 vs. Atlanta Falcons TCF Bank Stadium
Week 6 October 12 vs. Detroit Lions TCF Bank Stadium
Week 9 November 2 vs. Washington Redskins TCF Bank Stadium
Week 10 November 16 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Week 12 November 30 vs. Carolina Panthers TCF Bank Stadium
2015
Week 2 September 20 vs. Detroit Lions TCF Bank Stadium
Week 7 November 1 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Week 11 November 29 at Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome
Week 16 January 3, 2016 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
postseason January 10, 2016 vs. Seattle Seahawks TCF Bank Stadium
2016
preseason September 1 vs. Los Angeles Rams U.S. Bank Stadium
Week 5 October 9 vs. Los Angeles Rams U.S. Bank Stadium
Week 6 October 23 at Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
2017
preseason August 18 at Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field
Week 15 December 23 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
postseason January 14, 2018 vs. New Orleans Saints U.S. Bank Stadium
postseason January 21, 2018 at Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
2018
Week 2 September 16 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
Week 10 November 18 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field
2019
postseason January 5, 2020 at New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome
postseason January 11, 2020 at San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium

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1990s 1991 • 1993 • 1994
2010s 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019
2020s 2020

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