- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings will play their first regular-season home game at US Bank Stadium against, naturally, the rival Green Bay Packers.

The NFL unveiled the 2016 schedule Thursday, putting the Packers and Vikings in prime time on Sunday night, Sept. 18. The rematch in Green Bay will be on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

The Vikings will start on the road, playing at Tennessee on Sept. 11. They have a Monday night game, Oct. 3, at home against the New York Giants and one on the road, Oct. 31, at Chicago. The Vikings will also play on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, for the first time in 16 years when they visit Detroit. They’ll host Dallas the following Thursday night, Dec. 1.

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