Our Official Staff Prediction for Vikings at Raiders

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

Minnesota lost in Week 12 at home before the bye to the Chicago Bears, 12-10. Four turnovers sunk the enterprise, and the defense couldn’t stiffen late in the 4th Quarter. The loss was a blow to the Vikings’ playoff hopes, and Minnesota must now finish 4-1 or 3-2 to reach the postseason.

Our Official Staff Prediction for Vikings at Raiders

The Raiders enjoyed a Week 13 bye, too, and hope to improve on a 5-7 record, aided by new head coach and former player Antonio Pierce.

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

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Writers almost unanimously chose the Vikings, evidently confident in Minnesota’s ability to bounce back from the MNF debacle versus Chicago.

Here’s how the panel sees the score for Week 14:

Dustin Baker: Vikings Win, 17-13
Sean Borman: Vikings Win, 30-27
Janik Eckardt: Vikings Win, 20-16
Josh Frey: Vikings Win, 27-17
Will Goodwin: Vikings Win, 23-16
Wes Johnson: Vikings Win, 27-23
Kyle Joudry: Vikings Win, 24-21
Adam New: Vikings Win, 23-20
Nate Powalie: Vikings Win, 21-12
Ted Schwerzler: Vikings Win, 28-24
Ali Siddiqui: Raiders Win, 24-20
Cole Smith: Vikings Win, 23-17

Mathematically en masse, we predict the Vikings will top the Raiders by a score of 24-19.

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And 2023 season standings for our writers’ predictions:

Dustin Baker: 7-5
Adam New: 7-5
Nate Powalie: 7-5
Ted Schwerzler: 7-5
Cole Smith: 7-5
Sean Borman: 6-6
Janik Eckardt: 6-6
Josh Frey: 6-6
Will Goodwin: 6-6
Wes Johnson: 6-6
Ali Siddiqui: 5-7
Kyle Joudry: 4-8

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Last week, Sean Borman most accurately predicted the Vikings’ outcome. He picked the Vikings to win by three, and the Bears won by two.

The Vikings are favored to prevail by three points at the Raiders, as oddsmakers believe the teams are somewhat evenly matched but trust Minnesota with a hotter defense — and Justin Jefferson’s return.

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Sporting News picked the Vikings to defeat the Raiders, and SN’s Bill Bender explained with a 21-17 prediction, “Both teams are coming off bye weeks, and this will be a quarterback matchup between Joshua Dobbs and Aidan O’Connell. That makes it a toss-up-by-turnovers type game. O’Connell has thrown just one interception in three home starts, and Joshua Dobbs had five interceptions in Minnesota’s last two losses. Who protects the football? This is one of the more difficult picks of the week.”

The Vikings are 6-10 (.375) all-time against the Raiders.


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.

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