Extremely early Vikings game-by-game 2022 record prediction

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Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles (Away)

  • Date: Monday, September 19
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. CT
  • TV: ABC

For some reason, whenever the Vikings play on Monday night, the matchup hardly ever takes place on their home field. This will be the case when they travel to Philadelphia to take on an up-and-coming Eagles team.

Minnesota will have a battle on their hands as the Eagles spent the 2022 offseason adding several intriguing pieces to a roster that snuck into the playoffs last season.

The Vikings should be able to keep the contest close, but Philadelphia will walk off of the field with a victory.

Prediction: Vikings lose (1-1)

Week 3

Detroit Lions (Home)

  • Date: Sunday, September 25
  • Time: 12 p.m. CT
  • TV: FOX

After a disappointing loss to the Eagles, Kevin O’Connell will get Minnesota back on track for the team’s second matchup of the season against an NFC North opponent.

Following a shocking loss to a winless Lions team in 2021, the Vikings will be out for revenge in this contest. Detroit might be feisty and keep the score closer than most would expect, but the game will end with Minnesota grabbing their second win of the year.

Prediction: Vikings win (2-1)