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NFL Season Preview: #9 Minnesota Vikings

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Overview: Last season, the Minnesota Vikings were another team with an uncertain quarterback situation. Minnesota started QB Gus Frerotte for most of the season until he went down with an injury. That is when QB Tavaris Jackson went on a roll, and helped the Vikings to a 10-6 record, and a trip to the playoffs. Minnesota then lost in the first round to Philadelphia.

Offseason Moves: The Vikings have had a busy off season, to say the least. It started off with trading for backup QB Sage Rosenfels from Houston. Next came the draft, where Minnesota selected Florida WR Percy Harvin in the first round. The Vikings also signed WR Glenn Holt on the offensive side of the ball. On defense, Minnesota signed CB Karl Paymah to boost their secondary. The Vikings most recently signed QB Brett Favre, (which I predicted all the way back in my first post) and this move is thought to lift the Vikings to be Super Bowl contenders.

Upcoming Season: The Vikings have the best running back in football in RB Adrian Peterson. It also helps that Peterson gets to run behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Now that QB Brett Favre is in Minnesota, he should be able to lift a mediocre receiving core up, and balance out the running and passing game. Minnesota’s defense is solid, with possibly the best defensive line in football, and a solid linebacking core. The secondary is a little questionable, but still a pretty solid group.

Brett FavrePlayer to watch: When RB Adrian Peterson isn’t blowing past defenders, the ball will be in QB Brett Favre’s hands. Many believe he’s washed up, and people are reporting a “schism” in the Viking’s locker room. Once Favre leads Minnesota to victory, no one will care about any of that. Favre still has it, and faltered last season because of injury. Look for QB Brett Favre to be a top five quarterback in the NFL this season.

Prediction: 11-5, 1st in NFC North

Yes, the Vikings will win the division easily, and be Super Bowl contenders. Feel free to tell me if I’m wrong come season’s end.


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