Our Staff Prediction for Vikings at Eagles
The VikingsTerritory collective staff prediction for the Minnesota Vikings date with the Philadelphia Eagles is ready.
The Vikings can hit a 2-0 record for the first time in six years. The last time Minnesota won two games out of the gate, the franchise had just pulled off a trade for Sam Bradford and was navigating a 5-0 start. Otherwise, since 2017, the Vikings have been good for 1-1 or 0-2 records for five consecutive seasons.
The writers at VikingsTerritory predict the Vikings will lose their first game of 2022.
All but four of our contributors picked Philadelphia over Minnesota, with Kyle Joudry, Ted Schwerzler, Ali Siddiqui, and Cole Smith as the purple believers.
Here’s how the panel sees the score for Week 2:
- Dustin Baker: Eagles Win, 24-20
- Sean Borman: Eagles Win, 28-24
- Janik Eckardt: Eagles Win, 24-20
- Josh Frey: Eagles Win, 31-24
- Will Goodwin: Eagles Win, 24-20
- Kyle Joudry: Vikings Win, 31-27
- Mitch Massman: Eagles Win, 23-21
- Adam New: Eagles Win, 37-34
- Ted Schwerzler: Vikings Win, 21-18
- Ali Siddiqui: Vikings Win, 34-28
- Cole Smith: Vikings Win, 24-13
Mathematically en masse, we predict the Eagles top the Vikings by a score of 25-24.
Here are the season standings for our writers’ predictions:
- Dustin Baker: 1-0
- Sean Borman: 1-0
- Janik Eckardt: 0-1
- Josh Frey: 1-0
- Will Goodwin: 1-0
- Kyle Joudry: 0-1
- Mitch Massman: 1-0
- Adam New: 1-0
- Ted Schwerzler: 1-0
- Ali Siddiqui: 1-0
- Cole Smith: 1-0
Will Goodwin most accurately predicted the score of the last game as he chose the Vikings to win by 10. Minnesota won by 16.
The Vikings are currently 2.5-point underdogs to defeat the Eagles in Philadephia on Monday Night. Minnesota is 14-25 (.358) in franchise history via Monday night road games.
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).
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