7 bold Vikings predictions for the rest of the 2022 NFL season

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As the Minnesota Vikings prepare to return from their bye week, how will the remaining 11 weeks on their 2022 regular-season schedule turn out?

Heading into the 2022 regular season, very few envisioned the Minnesota Vikings winning five of the first six games on their schedule. Yet, the Vikings have done just that, and they are currently sitting in first place in the NFC North with a 5-1 record.

Instead of a season of transition after the hiring of a new head coach and general manager earlier this year, Minnesota is off to one of their best starts in franchise history.

Now comes the tough part for the Vikings though. Minnesota now has actual expectations for the rest of the 2022 season after starting 5-1, and they’re much higher than they were in Week 1.

Can Kevin O’Connell continue to lead the Vikings to success during his first year as the team’s head coach, or will the franchise fall victim to the same mistakes that have haunted them in the past?

When looking at the final 11 weeks of Minnesota’s 2022 schedule, what are some of the things that might take place?