3 reasons why the Vikings will beat the Raiders in Week 14

Will the Minnesota Vikings return from their bye with a win?

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs / Todd Rosenberg/GettyImages
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After a much-needed bye, the Minnesota Vikings look to get back into the win column on Sunday when they take on the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Minnesota Vikings got a huge win during their bye week after the Seattle Seahawks suffered a loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Seahawks' loss puts the defending NFC North champions in sole possession of the NFC’s sixth seed.

As the NFC starts to get more competitive, the Vikings need to start stringing some wins together to keep their playoff hopes alive. Following an awful performance against the lowly Chicago Bears, questions are starting to swirl about whether Minnesota is a contender or a pretender.

Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs has a chance to redeem himself and prove to the coaching staff he is the guy going forward with a solid performance on Sunday. It's a big ask, considering Dobbs threw four interceptions in the Monday night loss to the Bears before the bye.

Let's take a look at the three reasons why Minnesota will leave Sin City this weekend with a win over the Las Vegas Raiders, keeping their hands on the sixth seed for another week.