The NFL has become so popular that even releasing a schedule becomes an event.  The Minnesota Vikings already know who they would play, but now they know when and where.

It's always tough to predict what is a "winnable" game this far out.  The teams we think will be very good may face injuries or just an off year.  Conversely, the pushovers from last year may become the Cinderella teams of 2014.

That being said, I think the Vikings face a tough road in 2014, but they should be an improved, better coached team.  While I don't expect them to win the NFC North, I do expect to play better and win at least two more games while setting themselves for another leap forward in 2015.

From Vikings.com here is the complete schedule, what is your prediction for the Vikings in 2014?

Week 1 | Sept. 7 | Noon | at St. Louis
Week 2 | Sept. 14 | Noon | vs. New England
Week 3 | Sept. 21 | Noon | at New Orleans
Week 4 | Sept. 28 | 3:25 PM | vs. Atlanta
Week 5 | Oct. 2 | 7:25 PM | at Green Bay
Week 6 | Oct. 12 | Noon | vs. Detroit
Week 7 | Oct. 19 | Noon | at Buffalo
Week 8 | Oct. 26 | Noon | at Tampa Bay
Week 9 | Nov. 2 | Noon | vs. Washington
Week 10 | BYE
Week 11 | Nov. 16 | Noon | at Chicago
Week 12 | Nov. 23 | Noon | vs. Green Bay
Week 13 | Nov. 30 | Noon | vs. Carolina
Week 14 | Dec. 7 | Noon | vs. New York Jets
Week 15 | Dec. 14 | Noon | at Detroit
Week 16 | Dec. 21 | Noon | at Miami
Week 17 | Dec. 28 | Noon | vs. Chicago