Final 5 Games on the Vikings 2023 Schedule
- BYE WEEK
- at Las Vegas Raiders
- Sunday, December 10th
- 3:05 p.m. CT
After getting a week off, Minnesota returns for a matchup against the Raiders, who will likely be one of the worst teams in the NFL in 2023.
Despite the expected struggles of Las Vegas this year, the Vikings won't win this contest decisively. A late-game gamble by Minnesota head coach Kevin O'Connell will lead to his team escaping the City of Sin with a close victory.
Prediction: Vikings win 28-27 (Record 10-3)
- at Cincinnati Bengals
- Date TBD
- Time TBD
Winners of five straight, the Vikings' streak of success will come to a halt when they take on Joe Burrow and the Bengals.
While Burrow and the offense get a lot of the love, it will be Cincinnati's defense that makes the difference in this matchup against Minnesota.
Prediction: Vikings lose 23-15 (Record 10-4)
- Detroit Lions
- Sunday, December 24th
- 12 p.m. CT
After the Bengals snapped their win streak, the Vikings will get to return home to U.S. Bank Stadium to take out their frustrations on the Lions.
Detroit is expected to be better than they were in 2022, but Minnesota is also a better team than they were a year ago. So, in their first matchup of the season against the Lions, the Vikings will show everyone why they should have always been the favorite to win the NFC North in 2023.
Prediction: Vikings win 34-20 (11-4)
- Green Bay Packers (SNF)
- Sunday, December 31st
- 7:20 p.m. CT
In their last game of the calendar year, Minnesota will provide their fan base with one last win to celebrate in 2023.
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will play a large role in defeating the Packers in this matchup, which will be a good sign for Minnesota when they enter the playoffs.
Prediction: Vikings win 30-20 (12-4)
- at Detroit Lions
- Sunday, January 7th
- Time TBD
With the NFC North title wrapped up and their seed in the NFC playoff bracket unable to be changed, the Vikings take their final game of the 2023 season as an opportunity to rest their starters.
The Lions will get the win in this matchup, but it won't matter, as Minnesota will be more focused on who they will be taking on in the postseason.
Prediction: Vikings lose 18-9 (Record 12-5)