Extremely early Vikings game-by-game 2021 record prediction

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Week 15

Chicago Bears (Away)

  • Date: Monday, December 20
  • Time: 7:15 p.m. CT
  • TV: ESPN

The shock of the century has the Vikings heading to Chicago for a matchup against the Bears in primetime again next season. It’s starting to seem like the NFL doesn’t want this annual contest to take place with there being any sign of daylight.

But just like several of Minnesota’s recent trips to the Windy City, this contest will be full of strange moments, and in the end, it won’t turn out to be one that results in a satisfying outcome for the purple and gold.

Prediction: Vikings lose (9-5)

Week 16

Los Angeles Rams (Home)

  • Date: Sunday, December 26
  • Time: 12 p.m. CT
  • TV: FOX

Did we really think the Vikings could go an entire season without facing Matthew Stafford at least once? This time, however, Stafford will be starting under center for the Rams.

This is a game that could potentially play an important part in next season’s NFC playoff picture. Both teams will be fighting tooth and nail to get the win, but the Vikings’ home crowd will prove to be an advantage, once again, in this battle.

Prediction: Vikings win (10-5)

Week 17

Green Bay Packers (Away)

  • Date: Sunday, January 2
  • Time: 7:20 p.m. CT
  • TV: NBC

Minnesota has to be incredibly thrilled to be playing a night game in January on the road in Green Bay, Wisconsin next season.

With the cold playing a significant role, this matchup will end up being a classic NFC North showdown. Unfortunately for the Vikings, it won’t result in a victory.

Prediction: Vikings lose (10-6)

Week 18

Chicago Bears (Home)

  • Date: Sunday, January 9
  • Time: 12 p.m. CT
  • TV: FOX

In a contest that could potentially decide who wins the NFC North next season, Minnesota will need the top guys on their roster to play at a level that ensures they leave their home field with a win.

The Vikings have oddly struggled against the Bears since Matt Nagy took over as their head coach in 2017. But this won’t be the case for this particular matchup, as Minnesota will find a way to end their season with an impressive victory.

Prediction: Vikings win (11-6)