How Many More Wins Are Possible For the Vikings?
The Minnesota Vikings started the season with a disappointing 1-4 record.
They later won five straight, giving fans hope even after Kirk Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. At 7-6, Minnesota currently is the sixth seed in the NFC. Last week’s win snapped a two-game losing streak. How many more wins are possible for this team?
How Many More Wins are Possible for Minnesota?
They have some tough games ahead. Two against the division-leading Detroit Lions and one against the Green Bay Packers.
This Saturday’s game will not be an easy one, either. Lately, the Cincinnati Bengals have been playing well behind former Minnesota quarterback Jake Browning.
Here are their remaining games (with more info being found on the team’s website):
- @ Cincinnati Bengals
- Detroit Lions
- Green Bay Packers
- @ Detroit Lions
Making the playoffs after losing Cousins for the season and Justin Jefferson missing seven games would be impressive. If they somehow win the division as well, it will be that much more impressive.
If this team wins their final four regular season games, they will be division champions for the second consecutive season. If they go 3-1 and get some help, they only need to beat Detroit once.
The game at Detroit should still be their toughest game to win, but Detroit also has not looked very good lately and that game is looking more winnable.
The home game against Green Bay, though, is also looking tougher than earlier in the season. Yes, they did just lose to the New York Giants on the road, but also beat Detroit on the road and the Kansas City Chiefs at home before that.
Going 3-1 looks like a more likely scenario. 2-2 may even happen, but maybe 4-0 will end up being the final result. It certainly will not be easy, but still doable.
The way the offense has looked without Cousins is certainly concerning, but Jefferson getting back will be a major help and this defense has been playing very well, giving them a chance.
Brian Flores’ defense, especially lately, has been very good — allowing one total touchdown the past three games.
Joshua Dobbs looked good the first two games, but since then he has shown why he has been moved around plenty of times. Will Nick Mullens do enough to help Minnesota go 3-1 or 4-0 the rest of the way though? That will be very interesting to find out.
Maybe even Jaren Hall could become the starter again some time.
After Cousins’ injury, winning the division looked completely impossible, especially with how good Detroit was looking. They play the games for a reason, though.
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