The Vikings 2022 season opens as a home underdog

The Vikings 2022 season opens as a home underdog

November 21, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thilen. Compulsory Credit: Jeffrey Baker – USA Today Sports.

The NFL announced the full 2022 schedule on Thursday, a week and a half after releasing various matchups like a call.

The Minnesota Vikings schedule is highlighted by three games over the holidays – Home vs. New England Patriots in Thanksgiving, Home vs. New York Giants on Christmas Eve, and Green Bay Packers on New Year’s Day 2023.

Before that, Minnesota started the 2022 season at home with the Packers 3:25 pm CST kickoff. The Vikings will feature Kevin O’Connell, a brand new head coach, with Jaderias Smith, Jordan Hicks, Harrison Phillips and Chandon Sullivan, new free agents and a rookie draft class highlighted by Lewis Cine, Andrew Booth and Ed Ingram. .

But those changes aren’t good enough for the oddsmakers to predict the Vikings’ victory, at least not in May. Per Draft Kings, 1.5-point underdog against the Vikings Packers At week 1, Which really indicates that Vegas believes Green Bay is about “4.5 points better” than Minnesota. The three points are the spread of traditional homefield facilities, and the Vikings have checked in Back 1.5 points off eight balls.

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Aaron Rogers

Aaron Rogers will begin his 18th season in Minneapolis, a place where he has emerged as a human in the last eight years. Unlike former Vikings captain Mike Zimmer, the Packers were 8-7-1 (.531) against the Vikings, far from being successful against other opponents of the Green Bays (and Rogers’).

Throughout his career, however, Rogers has thoroughly dominated everyone – and the Vikings in particular. In his 17 seasons, Rogers has thrown 56 touchdown passes against the Purple and Gold team, an impressive success ratio.

January 16, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker Jadarius Smith. Compulsory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas – USA Today Sports.

Moreover, the new Vikings EDGE Rasha’s Jaderias Smith has cracked early on in his former team. After missing almost the entire 2021 season due to injury, the Packers have decided not to retain Smith. Smith signed with the Baltimore Ravens but was bowled out for the Vikings after John Harbagh withdrew from the team.

Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person.

The Vikings have been 6-4 (.600) in Week 1 games over the last 10 years.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to her daily YouTube channel, VikesNow. She Hosts a podcast With Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday Raun Sai And Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking Fandom dates back to 1996. Listed Criminal Pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos’ and The Doors (Band).

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