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Minnesota Vikings - 2022 NFL Season Preview and Wins Total Prediction

The Minnesota Vikings come into the 2022 season optimistic with the new direction they are headed. Kevin O’Connell is the new head coach of Minnesota giving Kirk Cousins more room to wiggle within the offense. Cousins has all the talent needed to find success in the NFL and has a great group of skill players surrounding him.

Kirk Cousins is an older quarterback in the NFL but is still loaded with talent heading into the 2022 season. Cousins can use his weapons to find success this season with his new head coach at the helm. Dalvin Cook will still be a huge piece in the Minnesota offense out of the backfield as a safety blanket for Cousins in the passing game as well.

Justin Jefferson is expected to continue to build on his success from the past moving forward as a top target within the Minnesota offense. Adam Thielen will also continue to shine as a primary target of Cousins and tight end Irv Smith Jr. will see his number called often as well this year.

The Minnesota offense is coming together nicely, and the defense ranks 17th in the NFL coming into the new year. Veteran Harrison Smith is expected to make a huge impact for the Minnesota offense as safety as he teaches rookie Lewis Cine how to be successful at the position. Za’Darius Smith and Danielle Hunter will wreak havoc for the Minnesota defense, while Dalvin Tomlinson will see his numbers improve drastically from a year ago as well.

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Over 9

The Minnesota Vikings were expected to be in rebuild mode this season but their new head coach has turned the tables. Look for Minnesota to find lots of success in the NFC this season as a playoff berth is the goal for the Vikings. Minnesota will play well under their new head coach with their offensive talent as the defense does enough to get them into the playoffs. Minnesota Vikings Final Win Total Prediction, Over 9.

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