Randy Moss to Minnesota Vikings: How Does Trade Affect NFC North Race?

October 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's a done deal.  Randy Moss is returning to the Minnesota Vikings.  In exchange for sending Moss back to the team that drafted him, the New England Patriots will receive a third-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
While this deal will certainly improve the Vikings, will it improve them enough to where they can repeat as division champions?
Matchup Problems
By the time Minnesota travels to Green Bay in Week 7, the Packers secondary should be back at full strength.  In addition to Pro Bowlers Charles Woodson and Nick Collins, the Packers should have Al Harris and Atari Bigby back in the lineup.
Both Harris and Bigby were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list before the start of the regular season, meaning they had to miss at least six games.
The Vikings game will be the first game Harris and Bigby can play in.  It will be important for them to be in game shape in a hurry in order to take on the Vikings passing attack.

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