Minnesota Vikings: An early look at the 2023 home, road opponents

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) celebrates a touchdown during the NFL game between the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings on December 4th, 2022, at U.S. Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, MN.  ((Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images))

The Minnesota Vikings finished the 2022 season 13-4 after beating the Chicago Bears 29-13 on Sunday.

The Vikings won their first NFC North Division title since 2017, and are getting ready to host the New York Giants in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium. As a result of their finish, we now know who the 2023 opponents will be.

Aside from the guaranteed six games against the NFC North, the Vikings will have nine road games and eight home games after having the opposite this season. They will face the entire NFC South and AFC West, get one home game against the NFC West, and road games in the NFC East and AFC North.

Here is a look at the home and road opponents for the 2023 season:


Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers

NFC South: New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

AFC West: Kansas City Chiefs, L.A. Chargers

NFC West: San Francisco 49ers

As for quarterbacks, there’s some interesting players coming to U.S. Bank Stadium next season. The Vikings will see Justin Fields, Jared Goff and either Aaron Rodgers or Jordan Love within the NFC North. Then it’s who know with the Saints, Tom Brady, Pat Mahomes, Justin Herbert and either Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo or Brock Purdy with the 49ers.

The Vikings will get four current playoff teams at home in the Buccaneers, 49ers, Chiefs and Chargers.


Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers

NFC South: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers

AFC West: Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders

NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles

AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals

On the road, the Vikings will see Jalen Hurts, Joe Burrow, Russell Wilson, Derek Carr or Jared Stidham and who knows between the Falcons and Panthers.

The Vikings face only two current playoff teams on the road, but they’re division champions in the Bengals and the Eagles, the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

We’ll find out the order of the 2023 opponents in May.