Can the Minnesota Vikings Compete for the Super Bowl?

Adrian Peterson says he believes the Vikings have a team that can contend for a Super Bowl in 2016. AP Photo/David Goldman

Adrian Peterson is confident in the moves his Minnesota Vikings have made these past few off seasons and believes the time is now for the team to be able to compete for a Super Bowl. The Vikings have 18-1 odds to win the Super Bowl according to the o after this year’s draft.

Peterson is not shy about the confidence he has in his Vikings for this upcoming season. “We are going to have a good chance to win it this year — win everything,” the running back told “Sit back and watch. Sit back and watch. You can be like, ‘I thought you guys were at least a couple of years away.’ Nope. You sit back and watch, this year.”

The Vikings returned to the playoffs for the first time in three years, but Peterson felt their season was still a disappointment while winning the third rushing title of his career. “Everything in me is championship, championship and then breaking records. It’s a part of me. I am pushing myself to the max to win a Super Bowl, and then to break Emmitt’s record and Eric Dickerson’s [single-season rushing] record,” Peterson told the website. “It is my everyday life, what I think of every day. Mostly it’s that Super Bowl. Then the whole world will remember you.”

The Vikings have a strong core around Peterson’s running game with up and coming quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and wide receiver Stefon Diggs and rookie wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. The Vikings defense is extremely strong from top to bottom as well. Peterson has high hopes for the 2016 season and the Vikings will surely be in the playoff conversation, but must push it to the next level to be in the Super Bowl conversation.

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