EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings 2018 preseason schedule includes a pair of AFC teams that participated in the most-recent postseason, as well as the teams that met in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Minnesota will open its run of exhibition contests at Denver against the Broncos in Week 1, the NFL announced Wednesday.
The Vikings will host the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks in Weeks 2 and 3 before wrapping the exhibition campaign in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans in Week 4.
The dates and kickoff times for Weeks 1-3 will be confirmed later. Week 1 games will be scheduled from Aug. 9-12, Week 2 from Aug. 16-19 and Week 3 from Aug. 23-26.
All teams are scheduled to play their final preseason games on Thursday, Aug. 30 before making final roster reductions.
The Vikings haven’t played a preseason contest in the Mile High City since Sept. 3, 1987. Denver won Super Bowl 50 but has missed the past two postseasons.
Minnesota has hosted Jacksonville just once in the preseason (Aug. 9, 2003). Fifteen years later, the teams will meet after participating in their respective conference championship games.
The Seahawks defeated the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII after the 2013 season and played in Super Bowl XLIX, but they had a run of five consecutive postseason berths snapped last season.
The Vikings have traveled to Seattle in each of the past two preseasons. Minnesota won in 2016 and lost in 2017.
The Seahawks last traveled to Minnesota for a preseason contest in 2010. The teams will meet in the regular season as well, but the time and date has not been announced for the tilt that Seattle will host.
The Titans finished second in the AFC South in 2017 and made the playoffs as a Wild Card team. Minnesota closed the 2014 and 2015 preseasons at Tennessee, splitting the contests.
All Vikings preseason games can be viewed in the Twin Cities on KMSP FOX 9.
KFAN 100.3-FM, KTLK 1130-AM and the Vikings Radio Network will broadcast audio of all Vikings preseason and regular-season games.
Minnesota Vikings 2018 Preseason Games:
Preseason Week 1 (Aug. 9-13): at Denver Broncos
Preseason Week 2 (Aug. 16-20): vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Preseason Week 3 (Aug. 23-26): vs. Seattle Seahawks
Preseason Week 4 (Aug. 30): at Tennessee Titans
Source: Vikings | Craig Peters | April 11, 2018