Our Official Staff Prediction for Vikings at Packers

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

Minnesota won in Week 7 at home versus the San Francisco 49ers, a Monday Night Football masterclass. Quarterback Kirk Cousins fed pass-catchers Jordan Addison and T.J. Hockenson for three hours, and the purple defense took care of the rest.

Our Official Staff Prediction for Vikings at Packers

The Packers lost to the Denver Broncos on the road, sending their season to a sorrowful 2-4 standing. Green Bay has a 16% probability of reaching the postseason, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index.

The writers at VikingsTerritory predict the Vikings will win their fourth game of the season.

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The group overwhelmingly chose the Vikings, probably because of the unforeseen momentum gained by downing the 49ers. Too, the Vikings are due for a win at Lambeau Field.

Here’s how the panel sees the score for Week 8:

Dustin Baker: Vikings Win, 27-21
Sean Borman: Packers Win, 27-26
Janik Eckardt: Vikings Win, 20-17
Josh Frey: Vikings Win, 31-20
Will Goodwin: Vikings Win, 26-19
Wes Johnson: Vikings Win, 27-17
Kyle Joudry: Vikings Win, 27-24
Adam New: Vikings Win, 25-16
Nate Powalie: Vikings Win, 21-9
Ted Schwerzler: Vikings Win, 28-17
Ali Siddiqui: Vikings Win, 24-16
Cole Smith: Vikings Win, 27-17

Mathematically en masse, we predict the Vikings will top the Packers by a score of 26-18.

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And 2023 season standings for our writers’ predictions:

Will Goodwin: 4-3
Nate Powalie: 4-3
Ted Schwerzler: 4-3
Cole Smith: 4-3
Dustin Baker: 3-4
Sean Borman: 3-4
Janik Eckardt: 3-4
Josh Frey: 3-4
Adam New: 3-4
Ali Siddiqui: 3-4
Wes Johnson: 3-4
Kyle Joudry: 2-5

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Last week, Wes Johnson most accurately predicted the Vikings outcome. He picked the Vikings to win by three, and they won by five.

The point spread is currently even between the clubs, meaning there is no favorite or underdog. It’s an honest-to-goodness grudge match and pick ’em.

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Sporting News picked the Vikings to defeat the Packers, and SN’s Bill Bender explained with a 23-20 prediction, “The Packers are favored, but that’s a suspicious line considering a three-game losing streak where they have averaged 16.7 points per game. Green Bay has scored just six points in the first half of their last four games. Minnesota is coming off a short week, but they have won their last two road games.”

The Vikings are 8-7-1 (.531) against the Packers since the start of 2015. Minnesota, though, has lost two consecutive games in embarrassing fashion at Lambeau Field.

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 Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

All statistics provided by Pro Football Reference / Stathead; all contractual information provided by OverTheCap.com.