Predicting the rest of the 2022 season for the Vikings and their NFC North rivals

(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Aaron Rodgers, Harrison Smith
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Weeks 1-7

The first seven weeks of the season have been nice for the Minnesota Vikings. During that stretch, they lost only one game and had their bye week. The only loss was to the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles.

Also. Minnesota was able to defend U.S. Bank Stadium from their division rivals, beating Green Bay, Detroit, and Chicago to bring them to 3-0 against the NFC North but need to hit the road to get wins in their stadiums later this year.

MVP: Justin Jefferson, WR – 46 catches for 654 yards and 2 touchdowns

Despite Justin Jefferson being red hot for a few games this season, Minnesota as a whole has struggled badly to move the ball at times and their defense has given up plays when they shouldn’t, allowing teams to creep back into games late.

Record Prediction: 11-5

At this time, it looks like the Minnesota Vikings should be in the driver’s seat in the NFC North. The rest of their schedule has a handful of challenging games along with several that are more than winnable.