The Minnesota Vikings stay at home for a Week 16 game with the New York Giants on Christmas Even at noon pm CST, the 15th regular season game of the 2022 season.
The Vikings defeated the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15, while the Giants outlasted the Washington Commanders, 20-12. New York, now 8-5-1 through 14 games, has an 86% chance of reaching the postseason. The Vikings can finish no worse than the NFC’s No. 3 seed and own the two-seed at the moment.
The Vikings injury report isn’t spotless but could be a lot worse.
New York has two players formally on the injury report.
Vikings Week 16 Final Injury Report
Vikings Injury Report
OUT – Garrett Bradbury (C, back)
QUESTIONABLE – Cameron Dantzler (CB, ankle)
QUESTIONABLE – Eric Kendricks (LB, hip)
TE Irv Smith and HB Ty Chandler may return to the team before too long after stints on Injury Reserve.
Giants Injury Report
OUT – Adoree’ Jackson (CB, knee)
OUT – Shane Lemieux (OG, toe)
Evan Neal (OT), Kayvon Thibodeaux (EDGE), Nick Vannett (TE), Leonard Williams (DL), and Isaiah Hodgins (WR) were hampered or didn’t partake in practice at points throughout the week but were removed from the final injury report.
The Vikings are favored by four points over the Giants in Week 16. Minnesota leads the all-time win-loss series over Indianapolis, 17-12 (.586). The Giants haven’t beaten the Vikings in nine years.
If the Vikings win on Saturday, they’ll be 12-3 for the first time since 2017.
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 Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).