Ragtag Vikings Now Carry Underdog Spirit to Next Impossible Test: The Seahawks

January 4, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Their quarterback was once criticized for having too-skinny knees. No, seriously, he was. And for having pointy elbows. Or wearing gloves. On and on it went.
Their running back sat out a year after beating his four-year-old son with a tree branch.
Their head coach looks like he collects passenger tickets for the Long Island Rail Road. Part of his coaching tree includes Barry Switzer and Bobby Petrino. He was passed over repeatedly for head coaching jobs.
Their receivers are guys named Diggs and Thielen. The defense is solid but not spectacular. Across the roster, the Minnesota Vikings are young, and in many ways unspectacular.
But the Vikings hang around. They take your best shot and still stand. They take another. Haven't gone anywhere. And another...and another...and another.
The Vikings beat the Packers, 20-13, at Lambeau Field on Sunday night. It was typical Minnesota football. Not pretty but pretty enough.
They will play Seattle in Minnesota in the fi...

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