Our Official Staff Prediction for Giants at Vikings

Our Official Staff Prediction for Giants at Vikings
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The VikingsTerritory collective staff prediction for Giants at Vikings is ready.

The Vikings can hit a 12-3 record this weekend for the first time since 2017. Minnesota has started 12-3 or better in seven seasons — 1969, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1998, and 2017.

The Giants are 8-5-1 through 15 weeks, owning an 87% chance of reaching the postseason per FiveThirtyEight. The Vikings, 11-3, erased early-game demons against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend to win 39-36. It was the largest comeback in the history of the sport.

The writers at VikingsTerritory predict the Vikings will win their 12th game of 2022.

Giants at Vikings
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All of our contributors picked Minnesota over New York, evidently confident that the Vikings momentum from last weekend will carry over to Week 16.

Our Official Staff Prediction for Giants at Vikings

Here’s how the panel sees the score for Week 16:

Dustin Baker: Vikings Win, 37-27
Sean Borman: Vikings Win, 28-27
Janik Eckardt: Vikings Win, 36-20
Josh Frey: Vikings Win, 20-17
Will Goodwin: Vikings Win, 30-23
Kyle Joudry: Vikings Win, 28-20
Adam New: Vikings Win, 30-20
Ted Schwerzler: Vikings Win, 28-23
Ali Siddiqui: Vikings Win, 30-23
Cole Smith: Vikings Win, 27-19

Mathematically en masse, we predict the Vikings top the Giants by a score of 29-22.

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Here are the season standings for our writers’ predictions:

Dustin Baker: 12-2
Adam New: 12-2
Sean Borman: 11-3
Josh Frey: 11-3
Ali Siddiqui: 11-3
Janik Eckardt: 10-4
Will Goodwin: 10-4
Ted Schwerzler: 10-4
Cole Smith: 10-4
Kyle Joudry: 8-6

Last week, Borman most accurately picked the outcome. He predicted the Vikings by three. Minnesota won 39-36.

The Vikings are currently four-point favorites to defeat the Giants in Week 16. New York hasn’t beaten Minnesota since Saquon Barkley was in 8th Grade.

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).