Vikings face do-or-die situation in Philly

Aaron Young
Staff Writer

Heading into week five of the NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings have had quite the season. 

They kicked off the season with a victory against a victory the 49ers. What followed was a tie with archrivals Green Bay Packers, where we found ourselves on the edge if our seats all the way to the end. Vikings and Packers fans alike will have to wait until November 25th to see who wins bragging rights this year.  

After a win and a tie, Vikings came back home to face one of the worst teams in the NFL this year, the Buffalo Bills. Everyone thought Minnesota would win but they didn’t, losing 27-6.

Now, the Purple and Gold find themselves 1-2-1 after a close game against the undefeated Los Angeles Rams. Kirk Cousins showed up to play but so did Jared Goff. Goff showed the world why the Rams shouldn’t be messed with. 

The offense has finally clicked, or at least Kirk Cousins found his potential. He has proven he is worth his contract. RB Dalvin Cook is shaky with a recovering ACL and injury scare against the Rams. Three WR’s in Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, and newly signed Aldrick Robinson. The rest of WR’s haven’t been given the green light.

The offensive line many would say is the biggest area of improvement. Constantly plagued with injuries and unable to prevent sacks or tackles for loss. 

I can’t imagine what Mike Zimmer is feeling. He has the heart and mind for the game, but everyone knows he is all business and is the coach for the Vikings because he is hungry for success and doesn’t mess around. 

The Minnesota Vikings now turn to their attention to the Philadelphia Eagles. An NFC championship rematch where the Vikings have the chance to redeem themselves. 

In the NFC championship the Eagles were led by Nick Foles, who torched Minnesota’s defense and took the Eagles to the Super Bowl where they won. This time around it’s Carson Wentz’s turn to show the NFL what he is made of. 

In one week, the Vikings will look to become 2-2-1. I projected them to lost only three games this year and now I and second-guessing myself. The NFL is turning upside down as a whole. The Dolphins lead the AFC North, not the Patriots although I expect that to change. The Raiders, Texans and Cardinals are winless while the Chiefs and Rams are undefeated. 

The Vikings find themselves in a tough division and even tougher conference, so it’s anybody guess who will be in the Super Bowl come this February. That is for another time and day. As for now, turn on the TV’s and watch your Minnesota Vikings whenever they are playing. SKOL!

Feature photo courtesy of the Associated Press. 

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