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

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Minnesota Vikings Schedule 2023: Game-by-game predictions

Week 17 - Sunday, December 31st

Green Bay Packers (SNF)

Ever since U.S. Bank Stadium opened up in 2016, it has been a building where the Vikings have been able to find success during most of their matchups against the hated Packers.

This season's contest will likely be Jordan Love's first experience with attempting to call plays while Minnesota fans inside U.S. Bank Stadium create a deafening amount of noise. Vikings fans love to cheer against Green Bay and they'll have plenty of opportunities to do just that in this specific matchup.

Prediction: Vikings win (10-6)

Week 18 - Sunday, January 7th

at Detroit Lions

Since Dan Campbell took over as the head coach of the Lions in 2021, Minnesota hasn't been able to win a game in Detroit. The Vikings have lost their last two contests inside Ford Field, and they have never lost three games in a row in the Lions' current home building.

There's definitely a good chance that Minnesota's losing streak in Detroit could increase to three during the 2023 season, with how improved the Lions are expected to be. But Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell won't allow that to happen and Minnesota will pull off the season sweep of the "mighty" Lions.

Prediction: Vikings win (Record 11-6)

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