One writer says Vikings got 'hosed' with early schedule. Agree?
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The opponents have been known since January. Now, we have the dates and times of every team's NFL schedule.
In what has become an event in itself, the schedule unveiling led to plenty of analysis columns based on who has a tough early slate, or who plays December games outdoors, or any number of other spins and angles.
One writer picks the Vikings as one of a handful of teams that got "hosed."
Here's what Gregg Rosenthal from Around the League wrote about the Vikings:
Starting in St. Louis isn't too bad. Facing the Patriots, Saints and Packers in the first five weeks of the season is rough. Minnesota has to go to the Superdome early and they go to Lambeau Field on a short week to face the Packers on a Thursday night game. We also think that the NFC North will experience a return to form this season. Three teams have quarterbacks. The Vikings don't.