Extremely early Vikings game-by-game 2022 record prediction

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Week 11

Dallas Cowboys (Home)

  • Date: Sunday, November 20
  • Time: 3:25 p.m. CT
  • TV: CBS

After spending three of their previous four games on the road, the Vikings get to return home for a fun matchup with the Cowboys inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minnesota’s last win over Dallas was in 2019, but oddly enough, the Vikings haven’t earned a home victory over the Cowboys since the 2010 season.

Minnesota will snap that streak in 2022 when they find a way to defeat Dallas to get a much-needed win.

Prediction: Vikings win (6-4)

Week 12

New England Patriots (Home)

  • Date: Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving)
  • Time: 7:20 p.m. CT
  • TV: NBC

This season, the Vikings will be playing in a game on Thanksgiving for the first time since the 2017 campaign.

In that matchup, Minnesota got a win over the Lions. This time, the Vikings will be hosting the Patriots for a holiday showdown inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

With Bill Belichick as their head coach, New England is 5-1 against Minnesota, with the Vikings’ last win coming in 2000. Belichick’s success against the purple and gold will, unfortunately, continue in 2022.

Prediction: Vikings lose (6-5)