Some aren’t giving the Vikings a chance in 2014. Some think they immediately make the jump back into contention. Regardless of how you think they will do, the fact of the matter is that their first order of business has to be winning football games in the NFC North. Here is our weekly look (after taking a week off) around the net at our greatest foes.
GREEN BAY PACKERS
There is no doubt that the Packers want to retain their ultra-productive wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Nelson is 29 years old, entering a contract year, set to make only $2.55 million in 2014, and is clearly a favorite target for Aaron Rodgers on a weekly basis. The running theory seems to be that Green Bay would like to extend Nelson this season, instead of waiting until next offseason, as they also have to get deals done with others such as Randall Cobb. Nelson is likely the first domino that needs to fall before Ted Thompson can start working on the rest of his list of pending free agents for 2015. Vikings fans (and defensive backs), of course, wouldn’t mind seeing Nelson’s extension hit a snag or ten between now and next March.