Brent: Seattle Seahawks | Dec. 6
The defending NFC Champs just don’t seem like the same team that we saw in 2013 and 2014. Russell Wilson is facing pressure more than any other QB in the league and although he’s fairly good at breaking the pocket and finding ways to get the ball downfield, I feel like the opportunity for the Vikings defense to be disruptive is ripe.
Getting the Seahawks at home will certainly help the Vikings’ case and as the Seahawks continue to battle through injuries, the opportunity for the Vikings to win is there for the taking.
Adam: Green Bay Packers | Nov. 22
The rest of this schedule looks like an emotional nightmare for Vikings fans. I am plenty optimistic about this year’s team, and I know they are capable of beating any of these teams if they play to their potential, but I also assume there are a few heartbreaking losses on tap for us between now and the end of the season. To answer your question, however, I am looking at the Nov. 22 matchup against Green Bay as the game with highest potential for a perceived “upset.”
First of all, it is a home game for the Vikings, and I think that clearly comes with a little advantage. Second, I think there is a certain lack of predictability that comes with NFC North games. Most of all, however, I think our defense is well suited to follow the blue print laid out by Denver (a somewhat similar defense on a number of levels) and execute a winning game plan. If the weather is nasty, which is very possible, then I would take our ground game over theirs in a heartbeat. So, there you have it: as insane as it might sound, I’m putting it out there that I think the Vikings will upset the Packers in Week 11.