The first season under new head coach Mike Zimmer will see the Minnesota Vikings face just four playoff teams from 2013, including only one on the road.
The NFL officially released their 2014 schedule Wednesday, providing the path for Zimmer's debut season in Minnesota. The Vikings will play Green Bay twice, plus non-division games against Carolina, New Orleans and New England. But that's it in terms of playoff teams from last season.
Under Leslie Frazier in 2013, the Vikings stumbled out of the gates and finished with a 5-10-1 record—a disappointment that eventually led to Frazier's dismissal. It's on Zimmer to get Minnesota out of the NFC North basement, which might be difficult in his first season.
In the following slides, we'll provide way-too-early predictions for every game on the Vikings' 2014 schedule.