Minnesota Vikings: Why is 2019 a Must Win Season?
With training camps set to begin in about a month, NFL teams are trying to figure out how they will be successful this upcoming season and one team that has to find a way to win is the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikes have talent across the board and they spent money on several players, including quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Minnesota has seven players making at least $10 million and currently, the Vikings are 31st in salary cap space — only Pittsburgh has less.
It’s clear the Vikes are in win-now mode. Although, the NFC North is a solid division with the Green Bay Packers adding to its defense. The Chicago Bears will also have a loaded defense once again, plus a running game to help Mitchell Trubisky.
Minnie needs to find a way to win a championship. It’s that simple.
The Minnesota Vikings must put Cousins in the right position to win a prime-time game — let alone a playoff game.
Running backs Dalvin Cook will be vital to the Minnesota offense and the play of Cousins.
Just think about this. The Vikings have a good head coach, an aggressive front office, which can draft players well and there are Pro Bowl players everywhere.
In fact, the Vikings’ were third-best in the NFL in pass defense and ninth in points allowed. However, offensively they were 13th in passing yards, 19th in points and 30th in rushing yards.
Minnesota won’t have an easy schedule this season and if they can’t show they belong with the big boys, then they might as well blow this project apart.
The Vikes will face Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay, and Chicago within the first four weeks of the season. They will also face the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs as well as the Denver Broncos before December.
In the final month of the 2019 season, the Vikings will face the Seattle Seahawks, all of their division rivals, and the Los Angeles Chargers.
In any case, the Vikings must feel a sense of urgency and figure out a way to piece together a Super Bowl run. Or else all their hard work to build this team over the past few years will go to waste.
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