5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers – Week 8

The Minnesota Vikings will look to capitalize off last week’s win when they take on the Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings pass rusher Danielle Hunter
Minnesota Vikings pass rusher Danielle Hunter / Michael Owens/GettyImages
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5. The Vikings will win another one-score game at Lambeau Field

With everything mentioned in the previous slides, it feels like the Vikings should be able to blow out the Packers on Sunday afternoon. But if the Vikings did what was expected, they probably would have won a Super Bowl by now or at least be sitting on top of the NFC North.

Instead, the Vikings have been as damaging to one’s blood pressure as a trip to Culver’s. Dating back to 2020, 43 of the Vikings' last 57 games (74.1 percent) have been decided by one possession, and all seven games this season have been one-score games.

While some of those games have been back-door covers, the Vikings rarely get blown out but also rarely pull away to make a game easier than it should be.

Coming off an emotional victory over the 49ers on a short week, the Vikings will travel to play a divisional rival whose season may be on the line. That could create a tighter-than-anticipated result, but the Vikings should be able to come away with the victory.

Prediction: Vikings win 21-17