Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings Have Pieces in Place to be Playoff Contenders Again in 2016

NNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10: Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball in the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings fell to the Seattle Seahawks 10-9 in gut wrenching fashion after a missed 27 yard field goal by kicker Blair Walsh.

Vikings fans should not be upset with this season as the Vikings were NFC North champions and many young players impressed.

“I think this team has proved a lot of things to a lot of people this year,” said head coach Mike Zimmer.

Teddy Bridgwater is not asked to make overly difficult throws, but he is the clear franchise quarterback of the Vikings. Bridgewater can make plays with his legs if needed and has talented skill players to work with in the passing game.

5th round wide reciever of the University of Maryland, Stefon Diggs showed he is a playmaker and was a steal for the Vikings in the draft.

Diggs along with regular season rushing champion Adrian Peterson and deep threat Mike Wallace provide a solid base on offense for the Vikings.

If Cordarrelle Paterson or Charles Johnson can emerge, this will only add another playmaker to this Vikings offense.

On the defensive side of the football, the Vikings have a tremendously talented unit.

The Vikings defense is headlined by rookie Eric Kendricks who led the team in tackles and Everson Griffen who led the team in sacks.

The Vikings have two young and on the rise corners in Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes.

The names go on for the Vikings defense from linebacker Anthony Barr to safety Harrison Smith.

Rich Eisen of the NFL Network tweeted postgame, “The Vikings will be back. They’re young. They’re talented. And their coach is excellent.”

The Minnesota Vikings will enter a new stadium with a young and exciting football team for the 2016 season.


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