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Why your team won’t win the Super Bowl: Minnesota Vikings.
The NFL is a copycat league and the Vikings certainly look to be following the Giants formula – great defense and a crappy starting quarterback. Although, Raven tried that with some success a few years ago.
The Vikings already great defense acquired Jared Allen from the Chiefs leaving Minnesota as the trendy pick for the Super Bowl. The only problem with that is that many times, the trendy pick rarely manages to win the Super Bowl. Remember everybody picking the 49ers to do great things last year? They did so well, they had no other alternative but to go out and hire Mike Martz as offensive coordinator.
The Vikings do have one of the best defenses in the league, and yes, Allen does make them better. There was evidence of that on Friday night when Allen just used a speed rush to get around Walter Jones like he was standing still. (Though Jones doesn’t really like to play in the preseason.)
But that offense. Tavarias Jackson and one of the worst groups of receivers ever. There just doesn’t seem to be enough that Adrian Peterson is going to be able to do. That is, if he can survive the season facing 10 men in the box every week. Expect to see a bunch of 13-6, 10-3 games in your future, Vikings.
Sorry, the season is probably going to end like this.
THE GOODELL SCALE
(The odds of your team winning the Super Bowl, based on 1-to-5 Goodells. One being worst, five being best.)
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