Why the Vikings can win their final eight games of the 2020 season

(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins
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Week 10

Chicago Bears (Away)

Why the Vikings can win:

Three weeks ago, the Bears were in contention to capture the No. 1 seed in the NFC this year as they started their season by winning five of their first six games. But since then, Chicago has lost three in a row and now oddsmakers have them as an underdog on their home field to a Vikings team that has a losing record.

The Bears are trending in the wrong direction and Minnesota is coming off of two straight wins. Games in Soldier Field seem to always be full of surprises for the Vikings, but they should be able to leave with a victory if they continue to play like they have been since returning from their bye two weeks ago.

Week 11

Dallas Cowboys (Home)

Why the Vikings can win:

Ever since Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5, the Cowboys have been a completely different team. In the four games after Prescott’s injury, Dallas has yet to score 20 points in a single matchup.

Even before they lost Prescott though, the Cowboys were struggling. There’s a reason why Dallas is 2-7 this season and their lack of success is something Minnesota should be able to take advantage of.

Week 12

Carolina Panthers (Home)

Why the Vikings can win:

Despite losing to the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints by a combined five points, the Panthers have only managed three wins in their first nine games.

Carolina’s defense has given up almost 400 total yards in each of their last three matchups. That’s something Dalvin Cook and the rest of the Vikings offense should be salivating about.