Skip to main content

Vikings play 12th-toughest schedule in NFL in 2015

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The Minnesota Vikings will play the 12th-most difficult schedule in the NFL in 2015, according to

Minnesota will play NFC North teams twice, each team in the NFC West and AFC West once and one team from the NFC East and NFC South. Here's the breakdown of specific teams and home and away games next season, courtesy of

Home: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Seattle, St. Louis, Kansas City, San Diego, and New York Giants.

Away: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Arizona, San Francisco, Denver, Oakland and Atlanta.

The Vikings' opponents combined for a 138-118 record last season, or a winning percentage of .539. Of the opponents, the Packers, Lions, Cardinals and Broncos made the playoffs in 2014.

Pittsburgh has the toughest schedule while Atlanta plays the easiest 16 games.

The NFL's free agency period begins on March 10. That, along with the upcoming NFL Draft, will change the landscape of every roster in the NFL; so the strength of schedule doesn't mean a whole lot at this point.

This embed is invalid

Next Up


APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio

MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.

storm, severe

The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN

The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.

Arianna Vos

Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman

The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.


Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake after passing in the turn lane

The motorcyclist was hit by a car turning onto the road.

Keith Ellison

Minnesota gets cut of Ford settlement over misleading ads

The $19.2 million settlement centers on Ford's C-Max hybrid and Super Duty pickup truck.

Richfield High School

Richfield High School closed for day after threat

District officials say the threat is not believed to be credible.

covid test airport

White House names MN as location for federal test-to-treat COVID sites

Minnesota is one of only five states that will host the pilot project.

Baby owl

The Raptor Center says downward trend holding for avian influenza

A "baby shower" fundraising campaign hopes to help return young raptors to the wild.