With the opponents already selected, all that was left to decide was when and where. On Friday morning, the Minnesota Vikings officially announced their 2012 preseason schedule.
The Vikings will open up by travelling to San Francisco to take on the defending NFC West champions, the 49ers. From there, the team will return to Minnesota to host a pair of home games against the Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers. They will then travel to Houston to finish off the warmup schedule against the reigning AFC South champion,Texans.
Here is a list of the dates and times (all Central):
August 10, 8 p.m: @ San Francisco 49ers
August 17, 7 p.m: vs. Buffalo Bills
August 24, 7 p.m: vs. San Diego Chargers
August 30, 6 p.m: @ Houston Texans