Vikings open season at home vs Jaguars 18 Apr 12

Minneapolis, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings will open the 2012 regular season at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 9.

The NFL announced the full schedule on Tuesday evening. Coming off a 3-13 season, the Vikings will not appear in primetime games on Sunday night or Monday night this season. They do have a Thursday night NFL Network game against Tampa Bay on October 25.

Other notable games include the Green Bay Packers’ trip to the Metrodome for the season finale on December 30. The Vikings will play at Green Bay on December 2.

The Vikings will get the bye in Week 11 on November 18, followed by games at Chicago and Green Bay. They play the Bears and Packers four times in the final six weeks.

2012-2013 Schedule:

Sunday, September 9, 2012: Vikings vs Jaguars @ Mall of America Field 12:00

Sunday, September 16, 2012: Vikings vs Colts @ Lucas Oil Stadium 12:00

Sunday, September 23, 2012: Vikings vs 49ers @ Mall of America Field 12:00

Sunday, September 30, 2012: Vikings vs Lions @ Ford Field 12:00

Sunday, October 7, 2012: Vikings vs Titans @ Mall of America Field 12:00

Sunday, October 14, 2012: Vikings vs Redskins @ Fed Ex Field 3:15

Sunday, October 21, 2012: Vikings vs Cardinals @ Mall of America Field 12:00

Thursday, October 25, 2012: Vikings vs Buccaneers @ Mall of America Field 7:20

Sunday, November 4, 2012: Vikings vs Seahawks @ Century Link Field 3:05

Sunday, November 11, 2012: Vikings vs Lions @ Mall of America Field 12:00

Bye

Sunday, November 25, 2012: Vikings vs Bears @ Soldier Field 12:00

Sunday, December 2, 2012: Vikings vs Packers @ Lambeau Field 12:00

Sunday, December 9, 2012: Vikings vs Bears @ Mall of America Field 12:00

Sunday, December 16, 2012: Vikings vs Rams @ Edward Jones Dome 12:00

Sunday, December 23, 2012: Vikings vs Texans @ Reliant Stadium 12:00

Sunday, December 30, 2012: Vikings vs Packers @ Mall of America Field 12:00