Our Staff Prediction for Lions at Vikings
The VikingsTerritory collective staff prediction for the Minnesota Vikings date with the Detroit Lions is ready.
Minnesota can claw back to 2-3 in 2021 with a win over Detroit in a game that has must-win written all over it for the purple team.
The writers at VikingsTerritory predict the Vikings will notch their second win of the season. Last week, we picked the Vikings to win by three over the Cleveland Browns. Minnesota lost by seven.
All but one of our contributors picked Minnesota to win over Detroit this week. Bob Sansevere believes the ship will continue to sink.
Here’s how the panel sees the score for Week 5:
- Dustin Baker: Vikings Win, 38-13
- Sean Borman: Vikings Win, 24-16
- Josh Frey: Vikings Win, 34-21
- Henrique Gucciardi: Vikings Win, 35-10
- Wes Johnson: Vikings Win, 31-13
- Kyle Joudry: Vikings Win, 34-17
- Kirby O’Connor: Vikings Win, 35-7
- Bob Sansevere: Lions Win, 24-23
- Ali Siddiqui: Vikings Win, 37-17
- Andrew Waters: Vikings Win, 34-10
- Mike Wobschall: Vikings Win, 22-13
Mathematically en masse, we predict the Vikings top the Lions by a score of 32-15.
Here are the season standings for our writers’ predictions:
- Josh Frey: 3-1
- Mike Wobschall: 3-1
- Dustin Baker: 2-2
- Sean Borman: 2-2
- Wes Johnson: 2-2
- Kyle Joudry: 2-2
- Bob Sansevere: 2-2
- Henrique Gucciardi: 1-3
- Ali Siddiqui: 1-3
- Andrew Waters: 1-3
- Kirby O’Connor: 0-4
Josh Frey most accurately predicted the outcome last week, forecasting a 24-21 win by the Browns over the Vikings. Cleveland won 14-7.
The Vikings are currently nine-point favorites to defeat the Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).