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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1. Josh Dobbs plays turnover-free football.

After a rough game on Monday Night Football, the Vikings were left wondering who should start after their bye week. Josh Dobbs had a terrible game, throwing four interceptions, and many wondered if he should have been benched earlier.

However, during the bye week, Dobbs worked hard to learn better ways to limit turnovers and understand the offense more. Despite the added pressure, Dobbs is a smart and unflappable player, so he should be able to perform well against the Raiders' defense on Sunday.

Minnesota head coach Kevin O'Connell and Wes Phillips, the Vikings' offensive coordinator, will need to have a solid game plan to support Dobbs and ensure that the team doesn't throw the game away. If Dobbs is forced to throw the ball too much, it could spell trouble for the Vikings.

Dobbs will likely rely more on his legs and be less aggressive in the passing game. The key to success for Minnesota will be containing Las Vegas pass rusher Maxx Crosby, and if they can do that, Dobbs should be able to make enough plays to lead the team to victory.