4 bold predictions for the Minnesota Vikings’ second half of the season

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After a successful first half that resulted in a 6-2 record, how will the rest of the Minnesota Vikings’ 2017 season turn out?

There is a possibility that some people predicted the Minnesota Vikings to win six of their first eight games this year. But those predictions likely included the Vikings having a healthy Sam Bradford and Dalvin Cook for each week as well.

After Cook went down with a torn ACL in Week 4 and Bradford’s knee injury prevented him from finishing Minnesota’s Week 5 game against the Chicago Bears, very few probably predicted that the team would be as successful in 2017 as they have been.

However, there is still a whole second half of a season for the Vikings to play and the team continuing to build off their early success is nothing close to a guarantee (especially after 2016). Minnesota’s journey back to the playoffs will begin with the team playing four of their next five games on the road and then finishing with two of their final three matchups at home in U.S. Bank Stadium.

Since predictions are kind of fun and people seem to enjoy them, let’s go over a few things that could possibly happen over the next eight weeks of the Vikings’ season.