2018 Season opening game.

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Who do the Viknigs play in the first game of 2018?

@Eagles
15
71%
Saints
1
5%
Packers
1
5%
Rams
4
19%
 
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2018 Season opening game.

Post by Raptorman » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:31 pm

So with the Eagles winning the Super Bowl they should be opening the NFL season on Thursday night at home. Their home games have playoff teams going to Philly. The Panthers, Falcons and the Vikings.
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Re: 2018 Season opening game.

Post by Boon » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:32 am

none in the poll. we'll open the season vs carolina
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:45 am

Who do they play in the AFC?
Otherwise, I could see a divisional game, especially against Dallas.

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Post by akvikingsfan » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:25 am

I feel like the opening game of the season will be Vikings @ Eagles. Due to the Eagles winning last night, they will get the first game of the season. Looking at their home games for next season I believe the best one for the NFL would be the Vikings. For the record, the Eagles have the following home games:

Vikings
Giants
Cowboys
Redskins
Falcons
Panthers
Texans
Colts

None of the NFC East teams are worthy of the opening game, it won't be either of the AFC South teams, that leaves the Vikings, Falcons, and Panthers. From those three I believe the NFL would go with the Vikings simple because of the NFCC rematch angle that they can play up.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:17 am

Boon wrote:none in the poll. we'll open the season vs carolina
We dont play Carolina this year
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:20 am

Our games next year are the following:

Away:

Bears
Lions
Packers
Eagles
Patriots
Rams
Seahawks
Jets

Home:

Bears
Lions
Packers
Cardinals
Bills
Dolphins
49ers
Saints

Our road schedule is brutal.
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Post by S197 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:59 pm

I think the Eagles will play WSH or Dallas.
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Post by tzinc » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:51 pm

I guarantee they will beat the Eagles next year
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:41 am

S197 wrote:I think the Eagles will play WSH or Dallas.
That's what I think too, although if Eli comes back j could see them playing THE Giants too.

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Post by mansquatch » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:48 am

NFC East will change next year IMO. WSH and NYG will bounce back. DAL will be the same or worse.

I could see us playing them opening night or one of the NFC S teams. The NFL likes the opening game to be a marquee matchup. That is probably a good time for us to play them. Early season tends to favor defenses as offenses are still yet to hit mid-season stride.
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Post by Mothman » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:12 am

Report: Vikings-Eagles will open the 2018 NFL season
The NFL schedule hasn’t been released yet, but the first game has reportedly been decided.

The Vikings will visit Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in the annual Thursday night opener in the Super Bowl champion’s host stadium, according to longtime Philadelphia media member Howard Eskin.
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Post by Texas Vike » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:21 am

Mothman wrote:Report: Vikings-Eagles will open the 2018 NFL season
The NFL schedule hasn’t been released yet, but the first game has reportedly been decided.

The Vikings will visit Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in the annual Thursday night opener in the Super Bowl champion’s host stadium, according to longtime Philadelphia media member Howard Eskin.

Uffda, that is a tough start. But I'm already excited! :v):
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Re: 2018 Season opening game.

Post by Cliff » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:34 am

Meh, now that the game basically means nothing we'll probably stomp them (yeah, yeah, every game in the NFL is important but your season isn't over if you lose game 1).
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Post by Texas Vike » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:02 am

Cliff wrote:Meh, now that the game basically means nothing we'll probably stomp them (yeah, yeah, every game in the NFL is important but your season isn't over if you lose game 1).
True. But it's the first chapter of a new era (Cousins - De Felipo). I would love to start it off on the right foot and get in the habit of winning.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:01 am

I can definitely see us beating Philly though. Especially if we improve the OL in the draft. Since 2015, Cousins is 4-2 against them. On a bad team. His only two losses since 2015 came this year. However, the 2nd game vs. the Eagles at Philly he played very well. Was 30 for 40 for 303, 3 TDs and 1 INT. But his D gave up 34 points. I would imagine Zim plays them much differently this time around. Definitely dont see our D giving up 38 points again. We then add in Dalvin Cook to the mix. I like our chances :rock:
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