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Here’s the Vikings full schedule for the 2021 NFL Season

The NFL released the Minnesota Vikings schedule on Wednesday, May 12. We break it down, including a full list of games, prime time matchups, and strength of schedule.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) talks with teammates in the huddle during the second half of an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings in Detroit, Michigan USA, on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The NFL announced the complete 2021 schedule on Wednesday, May 12, and the Minnesota Vikings are officially set to kick off their 2021 season against the Cincinnati Bengals at 1PM on the road. Their first divisional game will be in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions at home.

The Vikings finished the 2020 NFL season with a 7-9 record as they fell one game short from the playoffs. Kirk Cousins is the undoubted starting quarterback for this team for the 2021 season with his contract fully guaranteed through 2022. The franchise drafted former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond early in the third round, so we’ll see how he develops. The Vikings traded down with their first round pick and landed former Virginia Tech Hokies tackle Christian Darrisaw. Minnesota quietly has one of the best receiving duos in the NFL with Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson for a franchise that figures to be a fringe playoff team in 2021 once again.

All times listed are Eastern.

Odds

Win total, over/under: O 8.5 (-130), U 8.5 (+115)
Division champs: +250

Prime time games

Week 8: Oct. 31 Dallas Cowboys (SNF) 8:20 PM NBC
Week 14: Dec. 9 Pittsburgh Steelers (TNF) 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN/Amazon
Week 15: Dec. 20 at Chicago Bears (MNF) 8:15 PM ESPN
Week 17: Jan. 2 at Green Bay Packers (SNF) 8:20 PM NBC

Strength of schedule

Super Bowl odds: 30th
2021 win totals: 15th
2020 records: 28th

2021 Schedule

Week 1: Sep. 12 at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM FOX
Week 2: Sep. 19 at Arizona Cardinals 4:05 PM FOX
Week 3: Sep. 26 Seattle Seahawks 4:25 PM FOX
Week 4: Oct. 3 Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM CBS
Week 5: Oct. 10 Detroit Lions 1:00 PM FOX
Week 6: Oct. 17 at Carolina Panthers 1:00 PM FOX
Week 7: BYE
Week 8: Oct. 31 Dallas Cowboys 8:20 PM NBC*
Week 9: Nov. 7 at Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM FOX
Week 10: Nov. 14 at Los Angeles Chargers 4:05 PM FOX
Week 11: Nov. 21 Green Bay Packers 1:00 PM FOX
Week 12: Nov. 28 at San Francisco 49ers 4:25 PM FOX
Week 13: Dec. 5 at Detroit Lions 1:00 PM CBS
Week 14: Dec. 9 Pittsburgh Steelers (Thu) 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN/Amazon**
Week 15: Dec. 20 at Chicago Bears (Mon) 8:15 PM ESPN
Week 16: Dec. 26 Los Angeles Rams 1:00 PM FOX
Week 17: Jan. 2 at Green Bay Packers 8:20 PM NBC*
Week 18: Jan. 9 Chicago Bears 1:00 PM FOX

* - Sunday night games in Weeks 5-17 subject to change; Week 18 game TBD
**NFL Network and Amazon simulcast subject to change