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

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Minnesota Vikings Schedule 2023: Game-by-game predictions

Week 15 - TBD

at Cincinnati Bengals

Two years ago, when the Vikings opened up the season against the Bengals, many felt like it was going to be an easy win for Minnesota. But we quickly found out that Cincinnati is a very talented team and they ended up handing the Vikings a loss in their first game of the 2022 campaign.

Fast forward to now and the Bengals are coming off of two-straight appearances in the AFC Championship and one appearance in the Super Bowl. Cincinnati is expected to be one of the best teams in the NFL again in 2023, and when we look back, this matchup could easily end up being Minnesota's toughest of the entire season.

Prediction: Vikings lose (Record 8-6)

Week 16 - Sunday, December 24th

Detroit Lions

The Lions still haven't made the playoffs with Dan Campbell as their head coach, but he certainly has had his team playing hard every time they've faced the Vikings in the last two seasons.

Expect this contest to be a difficult one for Minnesota as well. Many are expecting Detroit to improve enough to win the NFC North in 2023. But this will be the Vikings opportunity to prove that the division is still theirs for the taking.

Prediction: Vikings win (9-6)