The Minnesota Vikings started their season last week and won, so as of now they are perfect. Can they stay this way? Will they make it to the playoffs? Could they make it to the super bowl and win? We will have to wait for the rest of the season to unfold to find out. Here I will say what I think will happen this season and the factors that will happen throughout the season.
Every team in the NFL has a different schedule and so teams get raided on a scale of easiest schedule to the hardest one. The Vikings do not have the hardest schedule by any means. The Vikings are ranked on the 18th easiest so they are right about half. I would say this is good because this means we do not play as tuff as teams as other teams do.
One factor that is a huge one is how we will do at quarterback. In my last blog I said that Teddy Bridgewater got hurt and is out for the season. The question is can our backups do the job? When you have a very good defense and one of the best running backs in the league, how good do they need to be? The Denver Broncos showed last year that you do not need a quarterback that is perfect because last year Payton Manning was not perfect, nobody is perfect! They relied on their defense to win a super bowl and it paid off. I think if the quarterback does not throw very many interceptions I think they will have done their job.
The next factor is Adrian Peterson. He did not have a very good game against the Titans as he ran for under 40 yards. The questions for Peterson has never been if he is going to break out and run for a lot of yards it is when. If Peterson puts up big numbers I believe we will have a great year and win a lot of games.
The last factor for any team is how good ones defense is. The Vikings have been building up their defense ever since Mike Zimmer has been the coach, he is a defense first kind of guy. We have many guys at all different stages that really helps. We have defensive linemen that can get to the ball and put pressure on the quarterbacks. Harrison Smith who is a free safety plays all of the field and put out very hard hits. We have a very strong line backer core with Chad Greenway, Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks. Also if we make plays and work as a team i think the Vikings season will be a good one.
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