The Vikings and Saints will open the 2010 NFL season with a rematch of the NFC Championship game in New Orleans.
The Saints beat the Vikings 31-28 on an overtime field goal, and eventually won the Super Bowl. The Vikings never had possession of the ball in overtime.
Minnesota Vikings Full 2010 Schedule
Saturday August 14, 7 p.m.
at St. Louis Rams
Sunday August 22, 7:20 p.m.
at San Francisco 49ers
Saturday August 28, 7 p.m.
vs Seattle Seahawks
Thursday September 2, 7 p.m.
vs Denver Broncos
Thursday September 9, 7:30 p.m.
at New Orleans Saints
Sunday September 19, Noon
vs Miami Dolphins
Sunday September 26, Noon
vs Detroit Lions
Sunday October 3
Monday October 11, 7:30 p.m.
at New York Jets
Sunday October 17, 3:15 p.m.
vs Dallas Cowboys
Sunday October 24, 7:20 p.m.
at Green Bay Packers
Sunday October 31, 3:15 p.m.
at New England Patriots
Sunday November 7, Noon
vs Arizona Cardinals
Sunday November 14, Noon
at Chicago Bears
Sunday November 21, Noon
vs Green Bay Packers
Sunday November 28, Noon
at Washington Redskins
Sunday December 5, Noon
vs Buffalo Bills
Sunday December 12, Noon
vs New York Giants
Monday December 20, 7:30 p.m.
vs Chicago Bears
Sunday December 26, Noon
at Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday January 2, Noon
at Detroit Lions
Jan. 8-9, 2011
Wild Card Weekend
Jan. 15-16, 2011
Jan. 23, 2011
Jan. 30, 2011
AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Hawaii
Feb. 6, 2011
Super Bowl XLV, Arlington, Texas (Cowboys Stadium)
2010 NFL & Vikings Calendar
Feb. 24-March 2 — NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, Ind.
Feb. 25 — Deadline for clubs to designate franchise and transition players
March 4 — Expiration date of all player contracts due to expire in 2010
March 4 — Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by clubs to their restricted free agents whose contracts have expired and to whom they desire to retain a right of first refusal/compensation
March 4 — Deadline for clubs to submit offer of minimum salary to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with fewer than three seasons of free agency credit whose contracts have expired
March 5 — Veteran free agency signing period begins
March 5 — Trading period begins
March 21-24 — NFL Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fla.
Early April — NFL schedule released
April 15 — Deadline for signing of offer sheets by restricted free agents
April 21 — Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents
April 22-24 — NFL draft, New York City
May 16 Rookies Can Start Participating In The Offseason Program
May 18-21 OTA’s No. 1-4 (Rookies / Select Veterans)
May 24-27 OTA’s No. 5-8 (All Rookies and Veterans)
May 24-26 — NFL spring meeting, Dallas, Texas
June 1-4 OTA’s No. 9-12
June 1 — Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned unrestricted free agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if player is not signed by another club by July 22
June 1 — Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights
June 15 — Deadline for old clubs to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned restricted free agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting tender of 110 percent of previous year’s salary
June 7-10 OTA’s No. 13-14
June 10-13 Mandatory Mini-Camp
June 27-30 — NFL Rookie Symposium, Carlsbad, Calif.
Mid-July — Training camps open
July 22 — Signing period ends at 3 p.m. Central for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender
Aug. 8 — Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio
Aug. 12-16 — First preseason weekend
Aug. 31 — Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players
Sept. 4 — Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players
Sept. 9-13 — Kickoff 2010 Weekend