Our Official Staff Prediction for Vikings at Packers

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The VikingsTerritory collective staff prediction for Vikings at Packers is ready.

The Vikings can hit a 13-3 record this weekend for the first time since 2017. The NFL expanded to 16+ games per season in 1978, and if the Vikings beat the Packers on Sunday, it’ll be just the third time in franchise history that Minnesota has tallied 13 wins in a season’s first 16 games (1998, 2017).

The Packers are 7-8 through 16 weeks, owning a 27% chance of reaching the postseason per FiveThirtyEight. The Vikings, 12-3, outdueled the New York Giants on Christmas Eve, culminating in a franchise-record-setting field goal from 61 yards out to win the game.

The writers at VikingsTerritory predict the Vikings will lose their fourth game of 2022.

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Dalvin Cook at the New England Patriots in 2018.

The group was close to evenly split about the Border Battle, but ultimately six folks picked the Packers over the Vikings. It happens.

Our Official Staff Prediction for Vikings at Packers

Here’s how the panel sees the score for Week 17:

Dustin Baker: Packers Win, 27-20
Sean Borman: Packers Win, 27-24
Janik Eckardt: Vikings Win, 23-20
Josh Frey: Packers Win, 27-17
Will Goodwin: Packers Win, 28-27
Kyle Joudry: Vikings Win, 33-24
Adam New: Packers Win, 30-20
Ted Schwerzler: Packers Win, 28-27
Ali Siddiqui: Vikings Win, 20-17
Cole Smith: Vikings Win, 24-20

Mathematically en masse, we predict the Packers top the Vikings by a score of 25-24.

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Here are the season standings for our writers’ predictions:

Dustin Baker: 13-2
Adam New: 13-2
Sean Borman: 12-3
Josh Frey: 12-3
Ali Siddiqui: 12-3
Janik Eckardt: 11-4
Will Goodwin: 11-4
Ted Schwerzler: 11-4
Cole Smith: 11-4
Kyle Joudry: 9-6

Last week, Frey most accurately picked the outcome. He predicted the Vikings by three. Minnesota won 27-24.

The Vikings are currently three-point underdogs to defeat the Packers in Week 17. The Packers have lost to the Vikings three times in a row with Kirk Cousins as Minnesota’s quarterback.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. 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).