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Updated: December 27th, 2011 11:09am
Vikings' 2012 schedule will include another trip to Washington

Vikings' 2012 schedule will include another trip to Washington

by Tom Pelissero
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Two of the Minnesota Vikings' six wins in the Leslie Frazier era have come at FedEx Field.

They'll get a chance to make it three next season.

An NFL source on Tuesday confirmed the Vikings' 2012 opponents are finalized, and the schedule will include a trip to Washington to play the Redskins for a third straight year.

The Vikings' other non-division road games are believed to be at St. Louis, Seattle, Houston and Indianapolis. The non-division home games are against Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee, Jacksonville and Tampa Bay.

It's possible some of the home and road games could be flipped, as the NFL did last season with the Vikings' games against Kansas City and Oakland. The exact dates and times for games will be announced in April.

Each team's 16-game schedule is made up of six games against division opponents; eight games against the four teams in one other division from each conference; and the two like-placed opponents in the two other divisions within the same conference.

The Vikings play every team in the NFC West and AFC South in 2012. They'll finish fourth in the NFC North, setting up the games against Tampa Bay (NFC South) and Washington (NFC East).

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