Minnesota Vikings Let the Fun Begin
The preseason is finally over and now we can get down to the real business. Vikings were stuck with 5 preseason games this season and I watched about 2 quarters maybe. I found time to watch the first team offense without AP. Side note, I never expected to see AP play in the preseason and I am not bothered one bit he doesn’t play.
My expectations going into the season are follows.
1. The Vikings should have a better record than 7-9. Vegas odds are over/under 7.5 wins and I take the over. With AP back, with the addition of Mike Wallace, with one year under the belt of Teddy Bridgewater, and the same coaching staff how can you not expect better? I agree with some who say the offensive line will be the biggest question mark.
2. Trae Waynes is still a good pick. Many have criticized him with a sub par performance in the preseason but if memory serves me, Xavier Rhodes had the same problems. I like the pick and think with some playing time, he will improve and be a solid complement to Rhodes.
3. Rick Speilman needs to be gone. I don’t like his passing the buck when it comes to failures on the team. I feel the Vikings are very close to a long time of success and it took way too long for him to make this possible and now I am just waiting for him to screw this all up. He is not a good man to have in charge.
I like the Vikings finishing the season at 9-7. But I could easily see one more win coming out of this schedule if the Vikings get some breaks. Teams they could be but probably will be underdogs are the 49ers, Broncos, and Falcons. I also like the Vikings to split with the Packers this year. The Vikings will sweep the Bears and Lions this season and finish second in the division. Unfortunately no playoffs for the Vikings this year. 9-7 is not good enough for a Wild Card.