Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl LVII Betting

Minnesota Vikings NFL Betting

Minnesota Vikings NFL Betting

The Mike Zimmer era is over. The former Minnesota Vikings head coach peaked in 2017 when he led the club to the NFC Championship Game. Following their loss at the Philadelphia Eagles, the Vikings acquired quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Cousins was sold as the final piece to the Super Bowl puzzle. Instead, the Vikings have never come as close as that 2017 team. Zimmer failed to get Minnesota into the playoffs in three of the last four seasons, including 2021 and 2022. Thus, he reached the end of his tenure.

New head coach Kevin O’Connell arrives from the Los Angeles Rams, where he was offensive coordinator. O’Connell’s association with Rams head coach Sean McVay was a plus in his getting the job at Minnesota. He was a journeyman backup quarterback in the NFL from 2008 through 2012.

O’Connell will be tasked with getting Cousins up to speed once and for all. Cousins puts up respectable stats but fails at the most important metric: wins. With Cousins as the quarterback, the Vikings have been one of the NFL’s greatest and most frustrating teases.

NFL Futures Betting Odds

To win Super Bowl LVII: +4500

To win NFC Conference: +1900

To win NFC North Division: +257

NFL Week 1 Betting Odds

Green Bay Packers -2.5

Minnesota Vikings 2.5

Total: 50

*Odds as of June, 2022

Minnesota Vikings Schedule & Results

Week 1 vs. Green Bay Packers - -
Week 2 at Philadelphia Eagles - -
Week 3 vs. Detroit Lions - -
Week 4 at New Orleans Saints - -
Week 5 vs. Chicago Bears - -
Week 6 at Miami Dolphins - -
Week 7 BYE
Week 8 vs. Arizona Cardinals - -
Week 9 at Washington Commanders - -
Week 10 at Buffalo Bills - -
Week 11 vs. Dallas Cowboys - -
Week 12 vs. New England Patriots - -
Week 13 vs. New York Jets - -
Week 14 at Detroit Lions - -
Week 15 vs. Indianapolis Colts - -
Week 16 vs. New York Giants - -
Week 17 at Green Bay Packers - -
Week 18 at Chicago Bears - -

The Vikings are respectable enough to get multiple prime time TV appearances. But they are not credible enough to get a lot of them.

In week two, the Vikings are at the Philadelphia Eagles on ABC in a Monday Night Football special. In week four, the Vikings will meet the New Orleans Saints in Europe in an NFL Network morning matchup. In week 12, the Vikings host the New England Patriots on NBC Sunday Night Football.

Should the Vikings be in the NFC playoff race, they may get another prime time appearance in week 15 or week 18 based on flex scheduling.

Minnesota Vikings Past Seasons (2000)

2021 8-9 None
2020 7-9 None
2019 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2018 8-7-1 None
2017 13-3 Lost Conference Championship
2016 8-8 None
2015 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2014 7-9 None
2013 5-10-1 None
2012 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2011 3-13 None
2010 6-10 None
2009 12-4 Lost Conference Championship
2008 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2007 8-8 None
2006 6-10 None
2005 9-7 None
2004 8-8 Lost Divisional Round
2003 9-7 None
2002 6-10 None
2001 5-11 None
2000 11-5 Lost Conference Championship

The Minnesota Vikings were founded as an NFL expansion franchise in 1961. The Vikings were born as a shot at the American Football League, which intended to place a franchise in the Twin Cities with prospective owner Max Winter. But when Winter was offered an NFL franchise, he left the AFL at the altar.

The Vikings have never won a Super Bowl. However, they had an era of glory from 1968 through 1978 that cemented their bond with the state and its fans. The Vikings made four Super Bowls from 1969 through 1976 but were never able to claim the championship.

Bud Grant coached those great Viking teams and is the most revered name in team history. Grant is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Grant’s first Super Bowl team was led by the swashbuckling quarterback Joe Kapp. And then QB Fran Tarkenton led the Vikings in their other three Super Bowl appearances.

Most of all, the Vikings were known for their tremendous defenses in those days. Paul Krause, Carl Eller, and Alan Page were Hall of Fame legends on that era's Purple People Eaters defenses.

Since that golden age, the Vikings have had several good teams and some close calls. But they have never made it back to Super Sunday. Since 1998 the Vikings have lost four NFC Conference Championship Games.

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