Extremely early Vikings game-by-game 2022 record prediction

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Week 15

Indianapolis Colts (Home)

  • Date: Saturday/Sunday, December 17/18
  • Time: TBA p.m. CT
  • TV: TBA

With Matt Ryan now in control of things under center for the Colts, they have the potential to emerge as a serious contender in the AFC next season.

The Vikings have had success against Ryan during the last few years, but we should expect things to be much different now that he will be with a team that actually has talent on their roster.

Ryan and his new team will hand Minnesota their sixth loss of the season.

Prediction: Vikings lose (8-6)

Week 16

New York Giants (Home)

  • Date: Saturday, December 24
  • Time: 12 p.m. CT
  • TV: FOX

As many Vikings fans meet with their families on Christmas Eve this year, Minnesota will be going up against a Giants team that shouldn’t be underestimated in 2022.

New York has a new head coach in Brian Daboll and he just spent the last few years helping Buffalo’s Josh Allen develop into one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

Unfortunately for Daboll, Daniel Jones is no Josh Allen, so the 2022 season will likely be full of struggles for the Giants. The Vikings will take advantage of New York’s struggles in this contest and end their final home game of the season with a win.

Prediction: Vikings win (9-6)