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    Vikes to Open Season with Steelers?

    Charlie Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press believes that the Vikings first game next season may be with the Steelers because they were SB champs and Vikes have Adrian Peterson. Could be a big TV draw.
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    Re: Vikes to Open Season with Steelers?

    The Steelers will host the first game of the season on Thursday, September 10.
    But there is no reason to believe that they will open against the Vikings.
    Walters is pulling that out of his ass.
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    Re: Vikes to Open Season with Steelers?

    i would love to see that!

    tomlin coaching against us! that would be really fun to see!

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    Re: Vikes to Open Season with Steelers?

    "SamOchoCinco" wrote:
    i would love to see that!

    tomlin coaching against us! that would be really fun to see!
    You're going to see it either way since we play the Steelers in '09.

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    Re: Vikes to Open Season with Steelers?

    Seriously people ... not that difficult to know the schedule and know we will see this whether it is week one or later.
    I think it is possible, but they are more likely to go with Steelers v. Chargers I would think since they are two AFC teams and teams that should be in the running next season. Or the most likely matchup would be the Ravens ... in a rematch of the AFC Title game ... they love to do that shit.

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    Re: Vikes to Open Season with Steelers?

    "midgensa" wrote:
    Seriously people ... not that difficult to know the schedule and know we will see this whether it is week one or later.
    I think it is possible, but they are more likely to go with Steelers v. Chargers I would think since they are two AFC teams and teams that should be in the running next season. Or the most likely matchup would be the Ravens ... in a rematch of the AFC Title game ... they love to do that shit.
    2008: WAS @ NYG good matchup of division rivals
    2007: NO @ IND
    good matchup of the superbowl champ, and a team that was supposed to do well
    2006: MIA @ PIT superbowl winning steelers, vs. the overacheiving 9-7 Dolphins
    2005: OAK @ NE Pats vs Moss = good matchup
    2004: IND @ NE Colts/Pats, a great rivalry for the past few years
    2003: NYJ @ WAS (neither won the superbowl the previous year)

    what that tells me is 4/5 of the day one matchups have been intraconference matchups.
    There has been one divisional game, and the rest were thought to be good matchups.
    Steelers/Vikings could very well be a possibility, more likely if TJ gets replaced and the media thinks we'll be a contender this season.
    However, Midgensa brings up a good point, PIT/BAl is a very real possibility (but IMO, they'll save that game for late in the season, as it could have huge playoff implications)

    Pittsburghs home games are:
    Baltimore
    Cleveland
    Cincinnati
    San Diego
    Oakland
    Green Bay
    Minnesota
    Tennessee

    I don't think they'll open up with Cle/Cin/Oak or GB, those won't attract big audiences.
    To be honest, the vikings don't attract a huge audience either unless its a huge rival game. (hell, we had a hard time selling out a playoff game, what does that tell you?)

    I personally like PIT/SD as the opener, since PIT/TEN will probably be a key game in determining seeding in the playoffs, they'll want to save that untill later.
    SD could also be in that boat, which is why I could see MIN playing.

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    Re: Vikes to Open Season with Steelers?

    I believe the superbowl champ opens at home on opening thursday.
    It is the kickoff to the season.
    They made that deal and got rid of the week 17 monday night game.
    that would eliminate the WAS/NYG game.

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    Re: Vikes to Open Season with Steelers?

    Don't they alternate whether a team opens at home or on the road every season?
    Skol Vikings! Go Cubs!

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    Re: Vikes to Open Season with Steelers?

    This is great. Now Childress can school Tomlin on how coaching is really done.

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    Re: Vikes to Open Season with Steelers?

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    This is great. Now Childress can school Tomlin on how coaching is really done.
    haha enter sarcasm now. ;D

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