4 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots – Week 13

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Will the Minnesota Vikings be able to go into New England and come out with a big upset victory over the Patriots on Sunday?

This Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings have an opportunity to jumpstart their path to the playoffs. With a road matchup against Tom Brady and the 8-3 New England Patriots on Sunday, the Vikings could possibly re-enter this season’s group of Super Bowl contenders with a victory.

However, Minnesota getting a win this week is going to be far from an easy task. Especially since the Patriots have yet to lose a game at home this season and they have not lost a matchup on their home field in December since 2015.

But the Vikings are coming off an impressive win over the Green Bay Packers last week. Minnesota performed well on both sides of the ball and picked up a crucial victory over a hated rival.

Even with the win last Sunday, the Vikings still cannot afford to lose many more games if they want to earn a spot in this season’s playoffs. Which makes Sunday’s matchup with New England even more important.

A loss to the Patriots would not be the end of the world for Minnesota. But a victory on Sunday would make a big statement that the rest of the NFL would certainly notice.

When they eventually do take the field this weekend in New England, what are four things to expect from the Vikings’ performance?