Our Official Staff Prediction for Colts at Vikings

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Our Official Staff Prediction for Colts at Vikings

The VikingsTerritory collective staff prediction for the Minnesota Vikings date with the Indianapolis Colts is ready.

The Vikings can hit an 11-3 record this weekend for the first time since 2017. In the last three seasons that the club started 11-3, it reached the NFC Championship (2000, 2009, 2017). Minnesota is 7-18-1 (.288) all-time versus Indianapolis.

The Colts are 4-8-1 through 14 weeks, facing mathematical elimination from the postseason. The Vikings, at 10-3, have executed an even-steven 2-2 record in the last four weeks, culminating in a loss to Detroit Lions in Week 14.

The writers at VikingsTerritory predict the Vikings will win their 11th game of 2022.

Our Official Staff Prediction for Colts at Vikings
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All of our contributors picked Minnesota over Indianapolis, evidently confident that the Vikings can fix their wayward defense on the fly.

Our Official Staff Prediction for Colts at Vikings

Here’s how the panel sees the score for Week 15:

Dustin Baker: Vikings Win, 40-21
Sean Borman: Vikings Win, 27-24
Janik Eckardt: Vikings Win, 30-16
Josh Frey: Vikings Win, 23-13
Will Goodwin: Vikings Win, 27-19
Kyle Joudry: Vikings Win, 34-21
Mitch Massman: Vikings Win, 28-13
Adam New: Vikings Win, 31-16
Ted Schwerzler: Vikings Win, 28-10
Ali Siddiqui: Vikings Win, 34-27
Cole Smith: Vikings Win, 24-23

Mathematically en masse, we predict the Vikings top the Colts by a score of 30-18.

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Here are the season standings for our writers’ predictions:

Dustin Baker: 11-2
Adam New: 11-2
Sean Borman: 10-3
Josh Frey: 10-3
Ali Siddiqui: 10-3
Janik Eckardt: 9-4
Will Goodwin: 9-4
Mitch Massman: 9-4
Ted Schwerzler: 9-4
Cole Smith: 9-4
Kyle Joudry: 7-6

Last week, Siddiqui most accurately picked the outcome. He predicted the Lions by six. Minnesota lost by 11.

The Vikings are currently four-point favorites to defeat the Colts in Week 15. Minnesota hasn’t beaten Indianapolis since Kirk Cousins was in 2nd 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).