Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Joniak's Journal: Vikings Will Bring The HeatBears quarterback Jay Cutler must trust his protection, Jeff Joniak writes.
Durkin's Playbook: Vikings' Mug Pressure PackageThrough nine games, Minnesota has the third-most sacks in the league.
Durkin: Know Your Opponent -- Minnesota VikingsThere's hope in Minnesota with Teddy Bridgewater and a young defense is blossoming under Mike Zimmer.
Durkin: Breaking Down The Bears' 'Switched Verticals'An important concept worked wonders for the Bears' offense last season.
Durkin: Know Your Opponent - Minnesota VikingsUnfortunately for the Vikings, their pedestrian passing attack can't keep defenses honest.
A Year To Remember For Brian KellyIt is just over a year since Brian Kelly has been named the new head coach at Notre Dame and his winning reputation caught the attention of his team. After a frustrating season, he brings the Irish to the Sun Bowl with a 7-5 record.
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