The Minnesota Vikings are striving for the top seed in the NFC and there’s no reason they can’t go all the way.
At the radio station I work at we have something called a patriotic moment. This sponsored bit calls for a patriotic song to be played and I had Lady Gaga on the brain after watching her Netflix documentary. I pulled up Lady Gaga’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from a couple Super Bowls ago that featured the Minnesota Vikings’ Sunday opponent the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.
While Gaga was belting it, the video flashed images of the players about to play in the big game. Featured, of course, was Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, someone that the Vikings look to dominate and that Mike Zimmer has shut down multiple times in his career. Which raised the question: who can’t the Vikings dominate?
The obvious answer so far is possibly the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Vikings first loss of the season came against Pittsburgh before quarterback Case Keenum was fully playing at an MVP level. If the two teams matched up again, it would be a totally different ballgame.
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The only other team to defeat the Vikings is the Detroit Lions. The Vikings proved they can beat the Lions when they defeated the team on Thanksgiving just a couple weeks ago.
Just look at the teams the Vikings have defeated: New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons. Those are all teams that are deeply entrenched in the playoff race.
This is all to illustrate that the Vikings are a good team and can beat any team that is on the other side of the field from them. There is no reason that the Vikings can’t get to the Super Bowl and even win it all. It is truly a possibility this season with the Keenum lead offense and the amazing defensive effort.
It is hard to truly predict how the rest of the season will go, but it’s a great possibility that the Vikings finish the regular season without another loss. It all sets up nicely for a Vikings run right to the Super Bowl in their own stadium.