The 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.
The Bears face yet another must-win game this Sunday versus the Vikings.
The Jermon Bushrod-Everson Griffen matchup will be key.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler must trust his protection, Jeff Joniak writes.
Through nine games, Minnesota has the third-most sacks in the league.
There’s hope in Minnesota with Teddy Bridgewater and a young defense is blossoming under Mike Zimmer.
The Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend. He learned a lot of from former teammate Kevin Williams and slimmed down in the offseason to reach his full potential. This season should be the beginning of the Floyd era in Minnesota.
Unfortunately for the Vikings, their pedestrian passing attack can’t keep defenses honest.