The Vikings will have one nationally televised game during the preseason. The entire NFL exhibition schedule was released today and includes a Week 3 matchup between the Vikings and Texans in Houston at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31 on ESPN.
The Vikings will open the preseason against the Colts in Indianapolis on either Aug. 14-15 before playing host to Kansas City on Aug. 21 or 22. The Vikings will then close the preseason on either Sept. 3 or 4 against Dallas at the Metrodome. The Cowboys website has the game listed as being on Sept. 4. The opener against Indianapolis will feature the Vikings’ first appearance in Lucas Oil Stadium, which opened last season. The exact dates for the Colts and Chiefs games will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Colts, Chiefs and and Cowboys games will air locally on KSTP (Ch. 5). KFAN (1130 AM) and KTLK (100.3 FM) will carry all four games on radio.
The complete regular-season schedule will be released next month.