Our Staff Prediction for Jets at Vikings

Our Staff Prediction for Jets at Vikings
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The VikingsTerritory collective staff prediction for the Minnesota Vikings date with the New York Jets is ready.

The Vikings can hit a 10-2 record this weekend for the first time since 2017. The franchise has started with a 10-2 record or better on eight occasions — 1969, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1998, 2000, 2009, and 2017. Minnesota is 3-8 (.272) all-time versus New York.

The Jets are 7-4 through 12 weeks, trying to keep pace with the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins in the AFC East. The Vikings, at 9-2, rebounded from a beatdown by the Dallas Cowboys to defeat Bill Belichick’s Patriots on Thanksgiving night.

The writers at VikingsTerritory predict the Vikings will win their 10th game of 2022.

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Our contributors unanimously picked Minnesota over New York, evidently confident that Mike White doesn’t have to juice to win on the road.

Here’s how the panel sees the score for Week 13:

Dustin Baker: Vikings Win, 27-13
Sean Borman: Vikings Win, 31-23
Dominique Clare: Vikings Win, 24-21
Janik Eckardt: Vikings Win, 24-13
Josh Frey: Vikings Win, 27-17
Will Goodwin: Vikings Win, 26-17
Kyle Joudry: Vikings Win, 27-17
Mitch Massman: Vikings Win, 23-17
Adam New: Vikings Win, 27-24
Ted Schwerzler: Vikings Win, 28-17
Ali Siddiqui: Vikings Win, 23-13
Cole Smith: Vikings Win, 24-17

Mathematically en masse, we predict the Vikings top the Jets by a score of 26-17.

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Here are the season standings for our writers’ predictions:

Adam New: 10-1
Dustin Baker: 9-2
Dominique Clare: 9-2
Sean Borman: 8-3
Janik Eckardt: 8-3
Josh Frey: 8-3
Will Goodwin: 8-3
Mitch Massman: 8-3
Ted Schwerzler: 8-3
Ali Siddiqui: 8-3
Cole Smith: 8-3
Kyle Joudry: 6-5

Last week, Schwerzler and Siddiqui most accurately picked the outcome. Schwerzler predicted Vikings by eight, and Siddiqui went with six. Minnesota won by seven.

The Vikings are currently three-point favorites to defeat the Jets in Week 13. New York hasn’t beaten Minnesota since 2010.


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).