Steelers and Vikings Offer HOF Game Intrigue That Could Last All NFL Season

August 9, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The two teams playing in the first game on the 2015 NFL calendar could also find themselves competing against each other in the last one. 
Because when Super Bowl 50 takes place Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, Calif., 182 days after the Minnesota Vikings take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday's Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, it's not crazy to imagine either the improving Vikes or the explosive Steelers playing in that game. 
Or maybe even both, guaranteeing that for the first time in NFL history, a Hall of Fame Game participant wins the Super Bowl in the same year. Somewhat fittingly, in a year when the league is celebrating past championship games, that would also give us a rematch of Super Bowl IX, which saw the Steel Curtain get the better of the Purple People Eaters 40 years ago in New Orleans. 
But before we get ahead of ourselves, let's review why two teams that failed to win playoff games in 2014 could indeed be giving us a dark-horse Super Bowl preview ...

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