Our Staff Prediction for Lions at Vikings

Nov 8, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) under center in the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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 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).