Final 5 Games on the Vikings 2022 Schedule
Week 14 – at Detroit Lions (12 pm CT kickoff)
Minnesota’s loss on the road to a winless Lions team last season was pretty embarrassing for the purple and gold. This year, the Vikings made it pretty clear that Detroit wasn’t going to get a victory in their annual matchup inside Ford Field.
Leading the way for Minnesota in this contest was their defense as the unit forced the Lions to commit five turnovers, including an interception that Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks turned into a pick-six.
Prediction – Vikings win 30-7 (10-3)
Week 15 – Indianapolis Colts (kickoff time TBD)
Minnesota went into this game focused on containing Colts star running back Jonathan Taylor, but the Vikings wound up getting burned by Indianapolis pass-catchers Michael Pittman and Mo Alie-Cox who combined for more than 200 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
The performance from this duo plus a two-interception day from Kirk Cousins resulted in a disappointing loss for Minnesota.
Prediction – Vikings lose 27-21 (10-4)
Week 16 – New York Giants (12 pm CT kickoff on Christmas Eve)
With a bitter taste still left in their mouth from their loss to the Colts, the Vikings took out their frustrations on the Giants in this Christmas Eve matchup. Thanks to Dalvin Cook finding the end zone three times and Minnesota’s pass rush sacking New York quarterback Daniel Jones six times, the Vikings got back on track with an easy win over the Giants.
Prediction – Vikings win 31-17 (11-4)
Week 17 – at Green Bay Packers (3:25 pm CT kickoff on New Year’s Day)
Minnesota got the best of the Packers in Week 1 this season, but it was Green Bay who walked away from this divisional showdown with a much-needed victory.
After looking like they were going to run away with the NFC North a few weeks ago, this loss gave the Vikings the same record as the Packers heading into the final week of the season.
Prediction – Vikings lose 27-23 (11-5)
Week 18 – at Chicago Bears (kickoff time TBD)
With the division on the line, Minnesota is forced to play their starters in this matchup against a Bears team that came into the game with just four wins.
This NFC North matchup wound up being much closer than everyone anticipated and unfortunately for the Vikings, a missed game-winning field goal attempt by Greg Joseph as time expired sent them home without a division title in Kevin O’Connell’s first season as the team’s head coach.
Prediction – Vikings lose 21-20 (11-6)