EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings, for the second straight season, won't appear on Monday Night Football but will play twice in front of national prime-time audience on Sunday night.
The Vikings host Chicago on ESPN's Sunday night broadcast on Sept. 14 and again Nov. 2 against Green Bay. They have a late-season Saturday afternoon game scheduled for the second consecutive year, too, a Dec. 20 game at the Metrodome against Kansas City.
Minnesota opens its season at Lambeau Field against the rival Packers on Sept. 7.
Other road games include Detroit, Atlanta, San Diego, Oakland, St. Louis, Chicago and Arizona. Other teams visiting the Metrodome are San Francisco, Denver, the New York Giants (for the third straight year), Detroit and Seattle.
2003 Minnesota Vikings Schedule
By The Associated Press
All Times Central
Home games in CAPS
Saturday, Aug. 9: JACKSONVILLE, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16: at Kansas City, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22: at Oakland, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28: ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7: at Green Bay, noon
Sunday, Sept. 14: CHICAGO, 7:35 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21: at Detroit, noon
Sunday, Sept. 28: SAN FRANCISCO, noon
Sunday, Oct. 5: at Atlanta, noon
Sunday, Oct. 12: Bye
Sunday, Oct. 19: DENVER, noon
Sunday, Oct. 26: N.Y. GIANTS, noon
Sunday, Nov. 2: GREEN BAY, 7:35 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9: at San Diego, 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16: at Oakland, 3:15 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23: DETROIT, noon
Sunday, Nov. 30: at St. Louis, noon
Sunday, Dec. 7: SEATTLE, noon
Sunday, Dec. 14: at Chicago, noon
Saturday, Dec. 20: KANSAS CITY, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 28: at Arizona, 3 p.m.
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