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Vikings schedule for 2023 NFL season, full list of matchups, prime time games

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

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The NFL announced the complete 2023 schedule on Thursday, and the Minnesota Vikings are officially set to kick off their 2023 season against the Buccaneers. Their first divisional game will be in Week 6 against the Bears on the road.

In 2022, the Vikings ran away with the NFC North division while finishing the regular season with a 13-4 record. Minnesota then lost at home to the New York Giants in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs.

Despite the overall success in the regular season, Minnesota ranked 28th in scoring defense and 31st in pass defense last season. Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell was promptly fired at the conclusion of the season and former Miami Dolphins head coach — Brian Flores — will take his place.

The Vikings have made their share of offseason roster moves as well. Minnesota signed CB Byron Murphy and DE Marcus Davenport while choosing to not bring back players like CB Patrick Peterson, WR Adam Thielen, and LB Eric Kendricks.

Minnesota filled some of those holes in the 2023 NFL Draft by selecting wide receiver Jordan Addison in the first round and cornerback Mekhi Blackmon on the third round.

Below is the Vikings' complete 2023 regular season schedule. All times listed are Eastern.

Vikings schedule 2023

Vikings 2023

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) TV Channel
Week Date Opponent Time (ET) TV Channel
1 Sep. 10 vs. Buccaneers 1 p.m. CBS
2 Sep. 17 @ Eagles (TNF) 8:15 p.m. PRIME
3 Sep. 24 vs. Chargers 1 p.m. FOX
4 Oct. 1 @ Panthers 1 p.m. FOX
5 Oct. 8 vs. Chiefs 4:25 p.m. CBS
6 Oct. 15 @ Bears 1 p.m. FOX
7 Oct. 23 vs. 49ers (MNF) 8:15 p.m. ESPN
8 Oct. 29 @ Packers 1 p.m. FOX
9 Nov. 5 @ Falcons 1 p.m. FOX
10 Nov. 12 vs. Saints 1 p.m. FOX
11 Nov. 19 @ Broncos (SNF) 8:15 p.m. NBC
12 Nov. 26 vs. Bears (MNF) 8:15 p.m. ESPN
13 Dec. 3 BYE
14 Dec. 10 @ Raiders 4:05 p.m. FOX
15 Dec. 17 @ Bengals TBD TBD
16 Dec. 24 vs. Lions 1 p.m. FOX
17 Dec. 31 vs. Packers (SNF) 8:20 p.m. NBC
18 Jan. 6 or 7 @ Lions TBD TBD

Primetime games

Week 2: TNF vs. Eagles
Week 7: MNF vs. 49ers
Week 11: SNF vs. Broncos
Week 12: MNF vs. Bears
Week 17: SNF vs. Packers

Odds on DraftKings Sportsbook

Win total, over/under: 8.5 (-120/+100)
Division winner: +350
Conference winner: +1900
Super Bowl odds: +4500

Strength of schedule

2023 SOS rank: 6th