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Minnesota Vikings NFL Betting

Minnesota Vikings NFL Betting

The Minnesota Vikings finished the regular season with a record of 13-4, but many people considered them one of the luckiest teams in NFL history, as the Vikings won an NFL record 11 games by one score. That luck ran out for the Vikings, as they were beaten in the NFL Wild Card Playoffs by the New York Giants. The Vikings really overachieved in 2022, as if you look at their overall statistics, they were lucky just to have made the playoffs. Minnesota was the first team in NFL history to win 13 games and have a negative point differential. They scored 424 points during the regular season and gave up 427 points. When the Vikings lost in the regular season, they lost big, losing by 17, 37, 11 and 24 points. The Vikings lost by just seven points against the Giants, but it felt like Minnesota lost by more than that, as the Vikings defense simply couldn’t stop New York. Some Minnesota fans will consider the season a success considering the team won the NFC North and posted 13 wins, but other fans will consider the season a disappointment considering the team lost at home in the Wild Card game.

Minnesota Vikings 2022 Season Recap

The 2022 season was the 62nd season for the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL. It was their first season under new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and new head coach Kevin O'Connell. The Vikings started 8-1 for the first time since 2009 and they won the NFC North for the first time since 2017. Minnesota opened up the 2022 season with a dominating 23-7 win over Green Bay. The Vikings couldn’t sustain that momentum, losing 24-7 in Week 2 to the Eagles. The winning streak for Minnesota started in Week 3 with a 28-24 victory over Detroit. The Vikings had to rally with 14 points in the fourth quarter to pull out the win. It was another close win in Week 4, as the Vikings won 28-25 at New Orleans. The Vikings finally didn’t have to rally for a win, as they beat the Bears 29-22 at home in Week 5. Minnesota was able to come away with a 24-16 win at Miami in Week 6 and then the Vikings came out of their bye and beat Arizona 34-26 in Week 8. It was another close win for Minnesota in Week 9, as they beat Washington 20-17.

The Vikings won in Week 10 in what most people consider the best game of the 2022 NFL season, as Minnesota outscored Buffalo, winning 33-30 in overtime. That game saw the best catch of the season by Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson and it featured the Vikings rallying from 14 points down at the half.

You could almost see a letdown coming for Minnesota after their win over Buffalo and that is what happened, as the Vikings were routed 40-3 in Week 11 by Dallas. The Vikings rallied back to win in Week 12, as they beat the Patriots 33-26. Minnesota led in Week 13 against the Jets and then nearly gave the game away before winning 27-22. The Vikings played poorly in Week 14 and were beaten at Detroit, losing 34-23.

The Week 15 game for the Vikings was the biggest comeback in NFL history. Minnesota trailed the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 33-0 at the half at home. Minnesota rallied thanks to some big offensive plays and inept play by the Colts and the Vikings won 39-36 in overtime. Minnesota had to rally in Week 16 to beat the Giants 27-24.

It was ugly for the Vikings in Week 17, as they were blown out at Green Bay, losing 41-17. Minnesota bounced back to beat the Bears in the regular season finale, winning 29-13.

The Wild Card Game against the Giants saw New York jumping out to a 14-7 lead and a 17-14 halftime lead. New York extended that lead to 24-14 before the Vikings pulled withing 24-21. Minnesota tied the game at 24 in the fourth quarter but their defense couldn’t stop the Giants and New York scored to take a 31-24 lead. Minnesota could not rally to tie the game and Minnesota’s season ended with a Wild Card loss.

The Vikings went 13-4 SU and 7-9-1 ATS in the regular season with 12 games going over the total and five going under. Minnesota averaged 24.8 points per game which was 8th in the NFL and they put up 361.5 yards per game. They gave up 25.1 points per game which was near the bottom of the NFL and they allowed 388.7 yards per game. Dalvin Cook led the team in rushing with 1,173 yards, Kirk Cousins threw for 4,547 yards, while Justin Jefferson had 1,809 receiving yards.

Minnesota Vikings Schedule & Results

Week 1 vs. Green Bay Packers W 23-7 1-0
Week 2 at Philadelphia Eagles L 7-24 1-1
Week 3 vs. Detroit Lions W 28-24 2-1
Week 4 at New Orleans Saints W 28-25 3-1
Week 5 vs. Chicago Bears W 29-22 4-1
Week 6 at Miami Dolphins W 24-16 5-1
Week 7 BYE
Week 8 vs. Arizona Cardinals W 34-26 6-1
Week 9 at Washington Commanders W 20-17 7-1
Week 10 at Buffalo Bills W 33-30 (OT) 8-1
Week 11 vs. Dallas Cowboys L 3-40 8-2
Week 12 vs. New England Patriots W 33-26 9-2
Week 13 vs. New York Jets W 27-22 10-2
Week 14 at Detroit Lions L 23-34 10-3
Week 15 vs. Indianapolis Colts W 39-36 (OT) 11-3
Week 16 vs. New York Giants W 27-24 12-3
Week 17 at Green Bay Packers L 17-41 12-4
Week 18 at Chicago Bears W 29-13 13-4

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.

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Minnesota Vikings Past Seasons (2000)

2022 13-4 Lost Wild Card Round
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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