Vikings-Giants Predictions Roundup: Media Thinks Vikings Will Bounce Back

Can the Vikings overcome internal turmoil and get a much-needed win?

With Stefon Diggs' status up in the air, the 2-2 Vikings are set for a crucial game against the Giants that could either be a step in the right direction or continue to derail their season. The Vikings are currently 5.5-point favorites.

Here's what reporters and analysts across the country think will go down.

Courtney Cronin, ESPN: Giants 21, Vikings 17

Cronin, ESPN's Vikings reporter, expects the Vikings to send a message by benching Diggs on Sunday.

Jordan Raanan, ESPN: Vikings 27, Giants 13

Raanan, who covers the Giants for ESPN, expects the Vikings' struggling passing game to get going against the Giants' 25th-ranked pass defense. "This should be a prime spot for them to get on track, even with the uncertainty surrounding receiver Stefon Diggs."

Gregg Rosenthal, Vikings 30, Giants 20

Rosenthal has this game as his "lock of the week." "These are the games in which Kirk Cousins shines, at 1 p.m. ET against an undermanned defense," he wrote. "There should be wide-open receivers and very little pass rush to bother him."

Jordan Dajani, CBS Sports: Giants 28, Vikings 24

"(Daniel) Jones has won his first two starts and has done so without Saquon Barkley and Golden Tate. This week he gets back Tate, who will be making his Giants debut at MetLife Stadium. I think his arrival will help Jones tremendously, and that Pat Shurmur will give him an important role in the offense immediately."

Jake Rill, Bleacher Report: Vikings 28, Giants 20

USA Today: 7 of 7 writers pick Vikings 7 of 8 writers pick Vikings

The Athletic Minnesota: 2 of 3 writers pick Vikings

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