The Vikings Win-Loss Prediction Is an Eyeball Roller

Kirk on All or NothingDec 24, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) lines up for a play against the New York Giants during the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

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December 24, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​(8) lines up for a play against the New York Giants during the third quarter at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

The 2023 NFL schedule was released on Thursday, and the Minnesota Vikings portion is a mix of sweet and salty.

  • week 1: buccaneers (9/10)
  • Week 2: At Eagles (9/14, TNF)
  • Week 3: chargers (9/24)
  • Week 4: At Panthers (10/1)
  • Week 5: Chiefs (10/8)
  • Week 6: At Bears (10/15)
  • Week 7: 49ers (10/23, MNF)
  • Week 8: At Packers (10/29)
  • Week 9: At Falcon (11/5)
  • Week 10: Saints (11/12)
  • Week 11: at Broncos (11/19, SNF)
  • Week 12: Bear (11/27, MNF)
  • Week 13: Goodbye
  • Week 14: At Raiders (12/10)
  • Week 15: At Bengals (TBD)
  • Week 16: Lions (12/24)
  • Week 17: PACKERS (12/31, SNF)
  • Week 18: At Lions (1/7)
    Home Games in Red

The club has nine road games, eight home games and notable tough matchups versus the Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers – the four teams in most people’s top 5 starting power rankings.

Vikings win-loss prediction is an eyeball roller

and accordingly Bleacher ReportMinnesota’s 2023 schedule looks the same 9-8 record for the vikings. Coming off the steam of a 13-win season in head coach Kevin O’Connell’s first season, a nine-win season won’t excite a lot of Vikings fans — and probably inspire eye-rolls.

January 15, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings fans react during the fourth quarter during the wildcard game against the New York Giants at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory credit: Jeffrey Baker-USA TODAY Sports.

In fact, Bleacher ReportChristopher Knox Predicted win-loss record There wasn’t much for each NFL team after the schedule drop, and on Minnesota. He wrote, “We can’t really call it luck, but the Minnesota Vikings were lucky enough to win 13 games in 2022 despite having a negative point differential. Luck.”

Minnesota’s 13–4 season was the best in franchise history by a first-year head coach, even beating past best coaches like Bud Grant and Dennis Green.

January 15, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) looks on during warmups prior to the Wild Card game against the New York Giants at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

“New defensive coordinator Brian Flores must make some planned improvements to a defense that ranked 31st in yards allowed and 28th in points last season. However, the unit lacked talent last year and this season saw Dalvin Tomlinson, Patrick Peterson , Duke Shelley and Eric Kendrick,” Knox continued.

Minnesota, to be sure, is banking on Flores’ ability to transform the defense while doing more with less. General manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah trimmed aging and costly roster fat this offseason, prioritizing a defensive roster built on youth, speed and strength.

Knox concluded, “Minnesota does not face an overly difficult schedule, but will face a talented AFC West. The Lions and Bears will be better this season, and the Packers will still remain a threat even with a new quarterback. A challenging The past month – at the Bengals, vs. Lions, vs. Packers and Lions – could make or break Minnesota’s playoff chances.

April 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; USC wide receiver Jordan Addison reacts after being selected twenty-third overall in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings at Union Station. Mandatory credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

The Vikings will rely on an offense-first product prevalent above all else after drafting wide receiver Jordan Addison out of USC two weeks ago. The club needed to improve defense, passed on a defender with a first-round pick, and stocked up on offensive weapons. We’ll see if the plan works, as some have compared it to the 1998 Vikings draft strategy.

Bleacher Report The piece predicted that the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs would lead the NFL in wins – both with predicted 12–5 records.

The Vikings have started mandatory minicamp in a month.


dustin baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube channel, vikesnow, He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday roan sau And Sal Masala, His Vikings passion dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos’ and The Doors (band).

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