Predicting the rest of the 2023 Vikings schedule after the bye

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Week 14: Vikings @ Raiders

The first game for the Minnesota Vikings out of their bye week sends them to Sin City to take on one of the most dysfunctional teams in the league: the Raiders. Despite their problems, Vegas still has some dangerous weapons on both sides of the ball.

Getting Jefferson back should help a Vikings offense that has struggled to put points on the board recently and the defense will have some rest after spending a lot of time on the field in their two previous games.

Minnesota will get off to a slow start but keep pace with the Raiders in the first half. They will pull away after halftime thanks to a pair of receiving touchdowns to give them some breathing room against Las Vegas.

The Minnesota Vikings will be able to come out on top, but this game will not be pretty. This will be an opportunity to find their footing as they head into the final four games of the season and kick off their final stretch with a road win.

Prediction: Vikings 24 - Raiders 13 (7-6)