App Trigger recently used the Madden 23 video game to simulate the entire 2022 NFL season and figure out the records for the entire league, including the Minnesota Vikings.
How the Minnesota Vikings perform during the upcoming 2022 season is really anyone’s guess. But to help us get a better idea about the potential of the Vikings this year, a recent simulation of the 2022 season was done by using the popular Madden 23 video game.
Our friends at App Trigger were the ones who conducted the simulation, and in terms of the results for Minnesota, not many should be too surprised with the outcome.
App Trigger’s recent Madden 23 simulation has the Vikings finishing the 2022 season in second place in the NFC North with a 10-7 record. The sim also has Minnesota earning a spot in the playoffs but getting sent home immediately after suffering an overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the opening round.
Is the Madden 23 sim for the Minnesota Vikings believable?
Given the lack of significant roster changes made by the Vikings this offseason, and the fact that they are now being led by a rookie head coach, a 10-7 record shouldn’t shock anyone if this ends up how they finish in 2022.
Would it be viewed as a success if Minnesota ended the 2022 campaign with 10 wins and a playoff appearance? Many would likely view this outcome as a slight success, but some might believe it as a sign for the Vikings to begin the process of moving on from some of their most notable players like Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Harrison Smith, Eric Kendricks, and Adam Thielen.
As for the rest of the simulation, the Green Bay Packers wound up as the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and the Kansas City Chiefs finished as the No. 1 team in the AFC. The sim has the Chiefs and Packers meeting in Super Bowl LVII with Kansas City coming out on top.
Aaron Rodgers coming up short in a big game? Even a computer knows that’s how things are supposed to turn out.