A few details about the Vikings’ 2008 schedule have started to emerge.
We’ve learned the Vikings will play at New Orleans in a Monday night game on Oct. 6 on ESPN. Update III: The Vikings also are scheduled to have a Sunday night game against the Bears on Nov. 30 at the Metrodome. That game will be on NBC.
That will be the Vikings’ second Monday night game in 2008 and no doubt is a result of Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson’s presence on the roster. It was previously announced the Vikings will open the season with a Monday night game on Sept. 8 at Green Bay.
Update II: Haven’t confirmed it yet, but Mr. Seifert tells me there are strong indications the Vikings home opener will be Sept. 14 against the Colts.
Update I: The Vikings will play host to Carolina at noon in Week 3. That game will be on local Fox affiliate KMSP (Ch. 9).
Keep checking the blog for more updates and, of course, we’ll have the entire schedule after it’s released at 1 p.m. today.
The Vikings, by the way, also made two Monday night appearances in Brad Childress’ first season in 2006, opening the season at Washington and then playing host to New England in late October that year. Last season, the Vikings’ only scheduled prime-time appearance came in December against the Bears. The Vikings ended up playing at night the following week against Washington after that game ended up on NBC as part of the network’s flexible schedule.