November 16, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson. Compulsory Credit: Queen Harris – USA Today Sports.
The 2022 NFL schedule was released Thursday, and the Minnesota Vikings will end their street campaign against their two most hated enemies.
Overall, the Minnesota schedule is not terribly scary, with nine home games, seven road games and a neutral-site contest in London against the New Orleans Saints. With every 2021 win-loss, the Vikings have the league’s 13th-easiest schedule.
And below the regular season stretch, Minnesota will end a drought that is not very well known to fans. The Vikings closed a regular season at Soldier Field for the first time in 51 years.
In fact, the Vikings last had a regular season cap at Soldier Field in 1971. Minnesota won 27-10 games behind two Bob Lee touchdown passes. The Vikings bounced from the playoffs a week later by the Dallas Cowboys at the Metropolitan Stadium.
Bear play on the street Late A brand new change in the pace of Minnesota during the season. Since US Bank Stadium was built in 2016, the Vikings’ final home game – every season – has been against the Bears. Before the release of the NFL 2022 schedule, it was death, taxes and Bears at home at the end of the season One type of material.
Moreover, almost all games against the Bears in the last six years have seemed meaningless, except for the stench from the Vikings in 2018. If the fans are unprepared to create a league schedule, well, the forces that turned the script upside down in Minnesota, a tossing them. The road The game season is over in Chicago. You must be careful what you want.
Soldier Field is not a good place for Vikings either. If you want to impress your peers this week, explain that the Vikings actually play better on the lambo field than on the military field. There is a common misconception that Green Bay is a scary house for the Vikings. Lambeau is not as bad as Soldier Field.
In team history, the Vikings are 19-24-3 (.446) at Lambo Field, while the Minnesota Warriors are 21-28 (.429) on the field. So the Vikings are not playing well Is The place, but it will be hard to find a team with a winning road record for more than 60+ years at any venue.
The last time the Vikings sniffed Soldier Field at the end of a season was 2009, when Minnesota lost 36-30 in overtime, thanks to a Bears touchdown from Devin Aromashodu. After that, the Vikings marched on the field before the end of the season.
The Vikings have never finished a season with back-to-back games against the Packers and the Bears. There will be several The first With a new general manager and head coach for Minnesota this season.
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