26 at Philadelphia
2 at Detroit
(M) Monday (T) Thursday
NFL Rank: T14
Opponents' 2009 winning percentage: .504
Games against 2009 playoff teams: 8
It's drama from the get-go as the Vikes kick off with a rematch of the NFC title game, leaving Brett Favre little time to round into shape. Another playoff rematch, against the Cowboys, comes in Week 6, followed by Favre's return to Lambeau and a third road game in four weeks, against Tom Brady's Pats. Three home games from Weeks 13 through 15 will help as Minnesota jockeys for playoff position.