After their huge free agent signing of veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Minnesota Vikings entered the 2018 regular season as one of the top favorites to reach and win Super Bowl 53 a year ago. Unfortunately, Cousins flopped in his first season and the NFC North Super Bowl hopefuls never saw their dreams come anywhere close to fruition. Now, with the 2019 season quickly approaching, all eyes will be on Cousins and a Vikings team that is looking to reach Super Bowl 54 and nothing less.
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Thanks to the expert NFL predictions that you’re about to get on each and every game on Minnesota’s upcoming 2019 docket, you’re going to have a great idea of just how many games the Vikings will win this coming season.
The Vikings finished the 2018 season ranked a dismal 30th in rushing and uninspiring 19th in scoring (22.5 ppg). Defensively, Minnesota was still outstanding in ranking ninths in points allowed (21.3 ppg), but they clearly took a step backwards from the league-leading marks they posted in 2017.
To address their offseason needs, Minnesota drafted NC State center Garrett Bradbury with the 18th overall pick before adding Alabama tight end Irv Smith jr. and Boise State running back Alexander Mattison in the second and third rounds respectively. The Vikings also added veteran backup quarterback Sean Mannion, guard Josh Kline and kicker Dan Bailey, among others, in free agency.
Minnesota Vikings 2019 NFL Season Win/Loss Total Odds & Betting Prediction
Week 1 vs. Atlanta
The only reason I’m, going with Minnesota here is because they’re playing at home and likely going to start the 2019 season with some real focus after last season’s widely-publicized failures. Win. 1-0.
Week 2 at Green Bay
Minnesota recorded a 29-29 tie in Green Bay last season, but I’m going with Aaron Rodgers and company to deliver some payback this time around. Loss. 1-1.
Week 3 vs. Oakland
Derek Carr outplays Kirk Cousins but the superior Vikings get the win because they’re at home and have a far superior defense. Win. 2-1.
Week 4 at Chicago
Chicago takes care of business at Soldier Field to bag their third straight win over Minnesota. Loss. 2-2.
Week 5 at NY Giants
Minnesota’s defense manages to mostly keep Saquon Barkley in check to get the big road win in Week 5. Win. 3-2.
Week 6 vs. Philadelphia
The Vikings lost in Philly 23-21 in Week 5 last season and I’ve got them falling to the Birds again as Carson Wentz outplays Kirk Cousins by a mile. Loss. 3-3.
Week 7 at Detroit
The Vikings swept the Lions a year ago and I see no reason why they won’t again in 2019. Win. 4-3.
Week 8 vs. Washington
Cousins gets some payback for the dirty way Washington did him during his time with the franchise. Win. 5-3.
Week 9 at Kansas City
The Vikings throw everything but the kitchen sink at Patrick Mahomes, but it won’t be enough to help them keep pace with the high-scoring Chiefs and their MVP quarterback. Loss. 5-4.
Week 10 at Dallas
The Boys will be locked in for this Week 10 home date and they’ll get the narrow win at Jerry’s World. Loss. 5-5.
Week 11 vs. Denver
Despite being on the road, Minnesota’s stout defense makes minced-meat out of Joe Flacco in this one. Win. 6-5.
Week 12 BYE
Week 13 at Seattle
The Vikings will be well-rested for this contest after a bye week, but it won’t matter as Russell Wilson and the Seahawks take care of business at home. Loss. 6-6.
Week 14 vs. Detroit
Break out the brooms. I feel a sweep, sweep, sweep coming. Win. 7-6.
Week 15 at LA Chargers
Minnesota suffers their second loss of the season against an AFC West counterpart as Philip Rivers teaches Kirk Cousins how to really play the quarterback position. Loss. 7-7.
Week 16 vs. Green Bay
The Vikings get some payback for their Week 2 road loss against the Packers. Win. 8-7.
Week 17 vs. Chicago
Minnesota got swept by Chicago last season including a humbling 24-10 smackdown at home in Week 17. While I don’t think the Vikings are going to be as good as the Bears in 2019, I do like them to get the payback home win in this regular season finale. Win. 9-7.
I’ve got Minnesota winning nine games in 2019 to fall right on their win total figure. While I will admit that it’s possible the Vikings could win either eight or 10 games, I think the former is a bit of a longshot, so if I was forced to make a choice here, I’d say play the Over. Still, I’ve got Minnesota winning nine games, so use some caution if you’re betting on the Vikings win total odds.