Week 11 - at Denver Broncos (Sunday Night Football)
The Broncos are on Caleb Williams watch, and the relationship between Russell Wilson and Sean Payton is strenuous. Simply put, Denver is bad, and it doesn't look like it is going to get any better.
At this point in the season, the Broncos may be winless, and Russell Wilson may be riding the bench by the time the Vikings come to town. Minnesota fans should expect a big win on primetime to keep their playoff hopes alive.
At the same time, it is always nice to see Payton lose, especially at the hands of the Vikings.
Prediction: Vikings win (5-6)
Week 12 - vs. Chicago Bears (Monday Night Football)
The Vikings win streak continues with a second consecutive primetime win, this time on Monday night against a Bears team that looks uninspired and boring.
Who knows if Justin Fields will continue as Chicago's starting quarterback by this time, but even if he is, Minnesota should roll in this game.
Fields' passer rating of 67.7 is the worst in the league, he has the third most interceptions thrown, and he is bottom five in pass attempts, as well as 31st among all quarterbacks in completion percentage. The offensive line has been dreadful, as well, as they are tied for the league lead in sacks allowed.
The Bears have a bottom-five offense and defense under Matt Eberfuls, and he may not even have a job by the season's end.
This should be a game where we see all three phases play a complete game for the Vikings, and they should ease to their fourth straight win heading into their bye.
Prediction: Vikings win (6-6)