Home turnaround history
Rebounding after a losing effort is never easy, but getting the opportunity to play at home during the following week certainly makes it easier to avoid to two straight losses.
This is especially the case for the Vikings. Since 2015, Minnesota is 8-2 in home games that directly follow a loss on the road. Both of these losses came in 2016 and they were by a combined eight points.
Something that should also make it easier for the Vikings to get a win this week is the fact that their opponent, the Raiders, have only two victories in their last 11 games played inside an indoor stadium. However, one of these two wins by Oakland did happen to come against Minnesota in 2011.
The Raiders have never played inside U.S. Bank Stadium though and the Vikings’ crowd is likely going to be very loud. With the fans making things difficult for Oakland and Minnesota’s reputation to recover well at home after a road loss, the Vikings’ chances to get a win on Sunday seem pretty high.