Bold Vikings Prediction No. 10
The Vikings will win 10 games in 2024
It’s never too early to run through the schedule, but since we aren’t predicting major changes for the Vikings next season, we can take a stab at how they could fare next year.
The 2023 season was a disaster for Minnesota as they were victims of their own luck. Injuries to Justin Jefferson and Kirk Cousins didn’t help, and O’Connell’s playcalling seemed to regress once Cousins was out of the lineup.
While the pendulum should swing back to the Vikings next season, it’s unlikely to return to 2022 levels when Minnesota won 13 games on the strength of eight fourth-quarter comebacks.
The likely result is somewhere in the middle, where the Vikings could win 9-10 games.
The good news is that the Vikings will have a third-place schedule that includes 10 games against non-playoff teams. But even if Minnesota takes advantage of its schedule, shouldn’t the bar be higher?
In this projection, we assume that Cousins and Hunter will be back and the majority of the roster is unchanged.
Even if they run everything back, are 10 wins enough to compete in the NFC and overtake some of the top teams to be a Super Bowl contender?
These are questions the front office has to answer this offseason and it could lead to a couple of months that could shape the future of the franchise.