The Vikings started off fast and surprised everyone. I never bought into Ponder as a QB and I think he's coming back to earth. They still play solid defense, have AP and can throw a little. The problem is, their schedule gets a lot harder from here on out.
Here's a look at their remaining schedule, predictions and a look at their division.
@ Seattle - The Seahawks defense at home stops the Vikings offense and Wilson scores just enough to win.
Detroit - Before the season started I gave this game to the Lions. Now, the Lions are playing terrible football. I'm going to say the Lions get things straight in this division game and win, but I'm not confident.
@ Chicago - The Bears offense, defense and special teams are too much for the Vikings.
@ Green Bay - This will be a fun game to watch, with Rodgers and the Packers offense leading the way. In GB I have to go with the Packers here.
Chicago - I'll go with the Vikings winning this one at home, but it could go either way.
@ St. Louis - The Rams are no match for the Vikings here.
@ Houston - The Texans are rolling and the surprise Vikings will not win in Houston.
Green Bay - I'll give the Vikings the edge here at home vs the Packers.
The Vikings are playing well and exceeding expectations. I'm surprised by Ponder the most, but I still don't buy him as a long term NFL QB. Peterson is playing great and his recovery is amazing. The schedule is a lot harder the second half for the Vikings and I think they come back to earth some. I see them finishing the season at 8-8.
Here's a look at the rest of their division:
Green Bay (9-7)
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