17. November 2022
NFL predictions for Week 11.
The NFL schedule has not been released yet, but NFL predictions for the 2022-2023 season have the Cowboys going 11-5 and the Packers 10-6. The NFL predictions also have Dallas winning the NFC East and Green Bay winning the NFC North.
How will that play out against Minnesota (4-5)? NFL predictions for the 2022-2023 season have the Vikings going 10-6 and the Packers 11-5. NFL predictions also have Green Bay winning the NFC North and Minnesota finishing second in the division.
While the NFL has seen teams go on longer win streaks in single-score games, it’s hard to remember a team winning that many close games in a row. The Vikings’ streak is currently the longest in NFL history. The previous record was six, held by the San Francisco 49ers (2011-2012) and the New England Patriots (2015-2016).
Minnesota streak started with a come-from-behind, 24-23 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 of the 2020 season. The Vikings have won seven straight one-score games since then, including three in a row this season.
The most impressive part of the streak is that the Vikings have won four of those games on the road, including two this season. They are the only team in NFL history to win four straight one-score games on the road.
The Vikings’ streak is even more impressive when you consider that they haven’t had an easy time in any of those seven games. Their average margin of victory in those seven games is just 3.7 points.
So, how have the Vikings been able to pull off this incredible feat?
Well, for one thing, they’ve been extremely lucky. They’ve benefited from some close calls and favorable officiating decisions in several of those games.
But luck can only take you so far. The Vikings have also been extremely clutch in those seven games, making big plays when they needed to.
And finally, the Vikings have been very good at taking advantage of their opponents’ mistakes. They’ve scored a total of 89 points off of turnovers in those seven games.