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The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Minnesota Vikings are an organization on the rise.
Minnesota went 8-8 last season, missing the playoffs after losing to Seattle in the Wildcard round the year before. Head Coach Mike Zimmer enters his fourth season and expectations are high for the 2017-18 season.
The loss of one of the best running back ever to put on a Minnesota uniform won’t hurt as much as the average NFL fans think.
However, the Vikings must get more production on the offensive side of the football. The defense is solid, and Zimmer is one of the best in the league coaching defense.
Minnesota will contend with Green Bay and Detroit in the NFC North. The division is one of the most underrated in the National Football League.
Also, the Vikings are in their second season in the new U.S Bank Stadium, one of the most luxurious facilities in the league.
General manager Rick Spielman is doing a great job drafting quality players and should make the playoffs this season.
The 2017 Minnesota Vikings offense led by former top overall picks and Quarterback Sam Bradford (3,877) passing yards last season. The former Rams and Eagles signal caller came over from “PHILLY” last season after a severe Teddy Bridgewater knee injury.
Bridgewater is still in rehabilitation but is making progress. However, the coaching staff likes what they see in Bradford.
Adrian Peterson is no longer with the franchise, but Dalvin Cook is a star in the waiting and will get a chance immediately. The former Florida State standout is going to be the 2017-18 NFC offensive Rookie of the year.
The (315.1) yards per game last season was twenty-eighth in the NFL, and the running games were among the worst in the league.
Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur will have the Viking’s offense clicking on all cylinders, and it will continue into the postseason.
Oh Yes, the Minnesota Viking will surprise with a playoff appearance in the 2017-18 season.
Offensive Tackle Riley Reiff comes over from Detroit to help shore up the line.
Wideouts Stefon Diggs, Michael Floyd, and Laquon Treadwell have talent but must take it to the next level.
Tight End Kyle Rudolph is beginning to make plays and is an excellent intermediate target for Bradford.
The key to success for the Viking offense if for Cook to gain over 1,000 yards which will open up the passing lanes.
The Minnesota Vikings defense allowed opponents just (314.9) yards per contest last season, 3rd in the NFL.
The (207.9) yards per game through the air also ranked third overall. The unit gave up just (19.2) points per game which was fifth.
Defensive Ends Everson Griffen and Brian Robison form one of the best tandems in the National Football League.
Tackle Linval Joseph occupies space in the middle. However, the Vikings crew of linebackers are even better than the studs on the defensive line.
Pro Bowlers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks are the leaders of the unit with rookie Ben Gedeon is showing he can perform at a high level and will see playing time this season.
Cornerback Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and the ageless Terrance Newman form on of the best slew of cornerback in the NFC North.
Free Safety Harrison Smith is a hard hitter and is good in coverage.
The Vikings defense takes the identity of their head coach and will be one of the best in the NFL again in the 2017-18 season.
Bovada.Lv lists the Minnesota Vikings at +225 to win the 2017-18 NFC North Crown.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017-18 Minnesota Vikings will go 11-5 and win the NFC North Division.
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