Minnesota Vikings: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2018 NFL Season

The Minnesota Vikings are coming off one of their most impressive seasons in franchise history. Here are five bold predictions heading into 2018.

Only twice since the Minnesota Vikings’ inaugural 1961 season has the team won more than 12 games; 1998 and 2017. Unfortunately, in both cases, the team failed to turn their regular season success into a Super Bowl appearance. With the 2018 season on the horizon, the expectations are sky high in Minnesota.

The rich got richer in the offseason. Rick Spielman took a loaded roster and managed to improve it. Adding Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Richardson to a team featuring seven returning Pro Bowl players is a luxury few times typically can afford.

Gone is the trio of quarterbacks, each with a glaring weakness or two, and replaced by uber-competitive and consistently underrated quarterback Kirk Cousins. Additionally, last year’s jack of all trades master of none, running back Jerick McKinnon is gone. In his place returns exciting second-year back Dalvin Cook whose season ended in game four of last season.

With a roster that is not only set up to make a Super Bowl run this year but for the next few years, the motto should truly be Super Bowl or bust. In today’s hyper-competitive NFL landscape, however, repeating the success of a previous season is easier said than done. Just look at the 2015 Denver Broncos. With that in mind, I bring you my five bold predictions for the 2018 Minnesota Vikings.

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