Minnesota Vikings: Can This Team Make Super Bowl 55?
The 2020 NFL season is just around the corner and plenty of teams are hopeful they can be in Super Bowl 55. Can the Minnesota Vikings reach the big game?
In the offseason, the Vikes inked quarterback Kirk Cousins to a two-year extension back in March.
The deal gives “Captain Kirk” an extra $66 million over an additional two seasons.
So Cousins won’t hit the open market until 2023.
The Minnesota Vikings were sixth in the NFL in rushing as Dalvin Cook and their backfield posted 133.3 yards per game.
Cook is getting paid roughly $1.3 million in 2020 before becoming a free agent next offseason.
You would think Minnesota would try to re-sign him since he’s only 25-years old right now.
Cook, the former Florida State player, played in 14 games last season after playing in 15 games the previous two years combined.
Minnesota gave their offense a boost when they drafted Justin Jefferson out of LSU with the 22nd overall pick this past April.
Plus, the Vikings’ offensive line can play exceptionally well.
Tackle Riley Reiff and company protected Cousins on plenty of occasions.
Last season, Kirk was sacked only 28 times in the regular season.
Defensively, the Minnesota Vikings can create some problems for the opposition.
The secondary of the Vikes includes Harrison Smith and recently drafted TCU product Jeff Gladney.
The Vikings need to have a sense of urgency this season, especially since they’re in the NFC North.
The Green Bay Packers may not be as good in 2020 especially since they didn’t have a good draft. And it appears as though they want to groom Jordan Love as the successor to Aaron Rodgers.
The Chicago Bears took a step back after making the playoffs and went 8-8 as their defense was not nearly as effective.
Fans of the Detroit Lions are waiting to see if head coach Matt Patricia will get fired if the team doesn’t play well.
It’s hard to imagine the Packers, Bears, or Lions will win the NFC North. Especially, with all the problems and questions surrounding them.
Minnesota did make the playoffs in two of the last three seasons.
The Vikings did beat the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round of last year’s playoffs, 26-20 before losing in the divisional round.
With all the talent they have, the Vikes could make a deep playoff run even after losing Stefon Diggs via trade.
Currently, Super Bowl 55 contenders should be Seattle, San Francisco, Kansas City, New Orleans, Baltimore, and possibly Dallas.
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