Extremely early Vikings game-by-game 2022 record prediction

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Now that the schedule has been officially released, how many wins will the Minnesota Vikings finish with during the 2022 season?

It’s that time of year again. We now know when the Minnesota Vikings will be playing each of their opponents during the upcoming 2022 regular season.

In his first season as the head coach of the Vikings, Kevin O’Connell will get an early feel for what life is like inside the NFC North as three of Minnesota’s first five games during the 2022 campaign are against divisional opponents.

With the way that the Vikings‘ schedule is set up, will O’Connell’s first year with the franchise turn out to be a success, or will it just look like more of the same?

Let’s see if we can predict Minnesota’s 2022 record now that the regular-season schedule has been released.

Week 1

Green Bay Packers (Home)

  • Date: Sunday, September 11
  • Time: 3:25 p.m. CT
  • TV: FOX

In their first regular-season game with O’Connell leading the charge, the Vikings will host their biggest rival inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

With the head coaching change this year, no one really knows what to expect from Minnesota’s offense or defense in 2022. The Vikings will be able to use this to their advantage and get their season off to a great start with a big win over the hated Packers.

Prediction: Vikings win (1-0)