Minnesota Vikings Schedule 2023: Game-by-game predictions for upcoming season

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Minnesota Vikings Schedule 2023: Game-by-game predictions

Week 4 - Sunday, October 1st

at Carolina Panthers

This season's matchup against the Panthers will definitely be an interesting one for the Vikings since Minnesota's hometown hero, Adam Thielen, is now a member of Carolina's roster.

Thielen will probably have a gigantic chip on his shoulder to prove that to the Vikings that they should have never let him go earlier this offseason. Despite his efforts, Minnesota should be able to get the best of a Panthers team that isn't quite ready to be much of a threat in the NFC.

Prediction: Vikings win (Record 3-1)

Week 5 - Sunday, October 8th

Kansas City Chiefs

For the first time in his NFL career, Chiefs All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes will get to experience the deafening crowd inside Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium.

Mahomes and star tight end Travis Kelce will go up against a Vikings secondary that was one of the worst in the NFL last season. Minnesota's pass defense should, hopefully, be a little better this year, but the improvements made likely won't be enough to stop Kansas City's lethal psasing attack.

Prediction: Vikings lose (Record 3-2)