Sunday, May 15, 2022

Vikings Schedule: A Realistic Win/Loss Prediction

The long-awaited schedule reveal has come and gone. Now that the dust has settled and the Chargers social media team adds another perennial 'most creative and savage schedule announcement' feather to their cap, we can begin to speculate how each team will fair in 2022.

I would love nothing more than to look at this schedule with violet-tinted glasses but as Vikings fans know all too well, if something can go wrong it will go wrong. So let’s take a look at what a REALISTIC game-by-game prediction looks like.

Wk. 1 vs Green Bay

Predicted outcome: Win

First game of the season is always weird. Both teams trying to figure out their new identities. Home field advantage big in this one.


Wk. 2 @ Philadelphia

Predicted outcome: Win

Dynamic receiving duo, cornerback room is rested early on. Vikings pull out an offensive shootout in a one score game.


Wk. 3 vs Detroit

Predicted outcome: Win

Vikings always play down to Detroit’s level, but we pull out the win at home.


Wk. 4 vs New Orleans

Predicted outcome: Loss

Michael Thomas is back, Jameis throws lots of picks but also lots of TDs. The UK game hard to predict but they may get the best of us here.


Wk. 5 vs Chicago

Predicted outcome: Win

Who is Fields throwing to?


Wk. 6 @ Miami

Predicted outcome: Win

Underthrows all day long.



Predicted outcome: Rest


Wk. 8 vs Arizona

Predicted outcome: Loss

Hopkins is back after suspension, tough matchup for our defense.


Wk. 9 @ Washington

Predicted outcome: Win

Carson Wentz? Say less.


Wk. 10 @ Buffalo

Predicted outcome: Loss

Diggs gets his ‘revenge’. Tough defense and a complete roster. Josh Allen has a day.


Wk. 11 vs Dallas

Predicted outcome: Loss

Explosive offense, CeeDee & Zeke eat. Dak takes over late to seal it.


Wk. 12 vs New England

Predicted outcome: Win

Bill is always a tough matchup and while this could be a harsh surprise, I give us the benefit of the doubt at home.


Wk. 13 vs New York Jets

Predicted outcome: Win

It’s the Jets. (Although I do think they’ll bounce back this year)


Wk. 14 @ Detroit

Predicted outcome: Loss

RE: First game notes – Detroit’s roster improved and we play them too closely. Mess around with bad teams and bad things happen.


Wk. 15  vs Indianapolis

Predicted outcome: Loss

Matty Ice proves to be the missing piece in Indy.


Wk. 16 vs New York Giants

Predicted outcome: Win

It’s the Giants.


Wk. 17 @ Green Bay

Predicted outcome: Loss

It’s always a close matchup between these teams. We end up splitting the season series losing a cold game in Green Bay.


Wk. 18 @ Chicago

Predicted outcome: Win

Chicago already eliminated and banged up, win at Soldier Field as Chicago tries to maintain draft pick position.

Season Record: 10-7 which, barring anything wild, gets this team into the playoffs in a wild card spot.

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