1500ESPN: Report: Vikings Will Open NFL Season at Eagles on Thursday Night Football

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson runs the ball down the field for a touchdown during the first half of the NFC Championship Game in January. Photo: David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson runs the ball down the field for a touchdown during the first half of the NFC Championship Game in January.

March 19, 2018 10:34 AM

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The Vikings won't have to wait long for their chance to exorcise those Philadelphia demons.

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Minnesota will open the season on the road against the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles, according to a report from Howard Eskin, a sideline reporter covering the Eagles.

Sports Illustrated also reported the matchup.

The official NFL schedule has not yet been released.

As a first-place team a year ago, the Vikings will have a markedly more difficult schedule this season. If they hope to get back to the NFC Championship — and beyond — with new QB Kirk Cousins leading the charge, they'll have to go through a daunting schedule to get it done. 

On the road to open the season against the defending champs? That qualifies.


 

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Derek Wetmore

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