Why the Minnesota Vikings Are at Least a Year Away from Playoff Contention

November 28, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Minnesota Vikings fans have to keep telling themselves that the Vikings are an improved team. After all they have doubled their win total from last season, are two games better than the last-place Lions and are nowhere near being in contention for the first pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
Yes, the Vikings are better than last season, but at the same time, they are still at least a year away from making the playoffs. 
If they keep repeating this mantra, then Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Bears in Chicago becomes a meaningless game. This is a team that is still in the rebuilding process and a long way from becoming relevant in the postseason picture.
After starting the season 4-1, with back-to-back wins over two playoff teams from last season, people were starting to throw around the "P" word—playoffs. 
Then reality set in as the Vikings lost four of their next six games, including blowout losses to the Redskins, Buccaneers and Bears.  
The tru...

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