2014 Minnesota Vikings Road Schedule
With the Minnesota Vikings looking to take the next step forward with their
franchise, 2014 is going to be an intriguing season loaded with electrifying plays, big-time hits and plenty of nail-biting
moments that will have you at the edge of your seat. Home games at TCF Bank Field are obviously a must, as the Vikings have
one of the best fan bases in the country, but you can also find plenty of purple whenever the Vikings head out for a crucial
road matchup. Come out and see the Vikings for a highly anticipated away game and you'll end up seeing all the things that
you've been missing trying to keep up with the action on your flatscreen.
Of course, one of the biggest games every
season is when the Vikings travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers in what is annually an exciting affair. The Packers
have one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in Aaron Rodgers, and it's never easy to slow down the former Cal Bear when he
gets going. But the Vikings have an improving secondary and overall defensive unit, making their Thursday, Oct. 2 matchup
a great test for both teams. One of the top matchups year in and year out is against the Bears, making their Nov. 16 game
in Chicago one of the highlights of the season. The Vikes will also head to the Motor City this season to take on the Detroit
Lions in another game that could be a wild one when it happens on Dec. 14.
More than just the big games with their NFC
North foes, the Vikings have all kinds of other top-tier matchups that will take them around the league. A Sept. 21 game in
New Orleans against Drew Brees and the Saints could be a special game, as could an Oct. 19 matchup in Buffalo against the
potentially up-and-coming Bills. A trip down to Miami on Dec. 21 to take on the Dolphins also isn't a bad play for Minneosta
fans, and the schedule is filled with all types of opportunities to make the Vikings a centerpiece of a memorable road trip.
Minnesota Vikings Team Info
The Minnesota Vikings are lucky enough to have one of the best players in the National
Football League in running back Adrian Peterson, and he simply continues to pile up yards from one week to the next as he
continues to be arguably the top back in the league. While Peterson had another great season for the Vikings in 2013, the
quarterback position is one of the places the Vikings needed to address, and they did exactly that when they scooped up the
very talented Teddy Bridgewater in the draft. Matt Cassel is also a very solid quarterback who gives the Vikings a chance
to win every game, and he'll be looking to keep playmakers Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson in the mix as the Vikings
look to take their game to the next level. With a talented defense that has much more potential than showcased in 2013, the
Vikings are one of those intriguing teams that can be a serious contender in the NFC North if they play their style of football.
NFL Road Experience
If you've never been to an NFL game, then this is the year to change that. The National Football
League is the cream of the crop when it comes to professional sports league in the United States, and fans all across the
nation flock to a bevy of stadiums to see their favorite teams hit the field in person. The Vikings will be traveling across
the country this season to take on some tough teams, giving fans eight opportunities to see this team play away from their
home stadium. That's when a team shows what they're really made of, on the road and up against the wall. Be there in the stands
at one of several different stadiums this season to see the Vikings on the road.
Minnesota Vikings History
is a team that has been around for a while, first forming in 1961 and quickly becoming a main part of the local sports scene
around Minneapolis. The Vikings have been to the playoffs more than 25 times in the history of the franchise, showing the
team's consistency in winning a lot of games and building contenders on the regular. The Vikings have reached the Super Bowl
on four occasions, though they're still looking to capture the big one. But with a talented young nucleus with all kinds of
upside and a fan base that remains one of the strongest in the country, this is an exciting franchise that seems to have a
very bright future ahead of it.
Minnesota Vikings Trivia
Did you know that Cris Carter had 122 receptions
in back-to-back seasons?
If it wasn't for Jerry Rice, Carter may have gone down as the very best receiver of his era,
as he was simply unstoppable at the peak of his career. In 1994, Carter snagged 122 passes and did it again in 1995, only
the second time he added a career-high 17 touchdowns. With his 1995 season, Carter would start an impressive streak in which
he would grab 10 touchdowns or more five straight seasons, sending him on the way to the Hall of Fame in the process.