Minnesota will win 13 games
After the Vikings got rid of Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman earlier this year and decided to hire a rookie head coach and a rookie general manager in their places, very few thought the team was going to be able to do a whole lot this season.
But the Vikings are currently the No. 2 seed in the NFC with a 5-1 record and they’re on track to earn a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2019.
We’ve been told by Minnesota’s new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah that the team is in the middle of a competitive rebuild this year. Well, the Vikings certainly have the competitive part down pretty good so far this season.
Minnesota still has some tough games remaining on their schedule, and in the NFL, any team can just about beat any team. But with the way that the Vikings have been performing under O’Connell so far, and the fact that there aren’t a ton of really good teams in the league this year, there’s no reason why Minnesota can’t continue the success that they’ve already been having.
The Vikings will end the regular season with a 13-4 record, which will be good enough to earn them the No. 2 seed in the NFC and their first home playoff game since 2017.