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The Minnesota Vikings fell one win shy of the Super Bowl last season, so naturally they made the biggest splash of the offseason to ensure that wouldn’t happen again.
Although the club thrived with Case Keenum under center to the tune of a 13-3 record and NFC North title, the Vikings let the veteran journeyman walk in free agency and replaced him with Kirk Cousins on a fully guaranteed three-year, $84 million deal.
Now they’ll enter the 2018 season with their sights set on the Vince Lombardi Trophy and nothing less.
Below, we’ll break down the new-look Vikes and the opponents they’ll need to conquer following Thursday’s schedule release.
Despite missing the playoffs last season for the first time since 2011, the Seahawks are still regarded as Ready for Prime Time Players as Seattle got the maximum five prime time games when the 2018 regular season schedule was announced Thursday afternoon.
There had been some speculation that maybe the bright lights would avoid Seattle a little bit this season with the Seahawks dipping to a 9-7 record in 2017 and in the midst of an offseason in which the team has shed some of its biggest names.
Instead, the NFL made the Seahawks one of 10 teams to get the max five prime time games, the sixth straight year Seattle has had at least four.
Seattle will host three prime time games in December as part of a finishing kick in which the Seahawks will be at home for four of their final five games.
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But Seattle will also start with its first two games on the road — at Denver on Sept. 9 and then at Chicago on Sept, 17 on a Monday night — and will have three of its first four away from home.