What Distance From Detonation Are the Vikings?

What Distance From Detonation Are the Vikings?

To detonate the bomb, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has not yet broken the glass.
He’s probably already opened the safe and taken out the briefcase containing the nuclear codes, though.
The Minnesota Vikings, at least as of right now, aren’t adopting the tank mentality. not after acquiring Cam Akers through a trade last week and signing Dalton Risner. While it seems unlikely that this team will win the division, there is still time for them to contend as a potential NFC wild card team even though October hasn’t yet arrived on the calendar.

However, this defense doesn’t seem to be able to slow down any of the league’s top offenses, so is fighting tooth and nail to secure a wild card berth even worth it in the long run?
Additionally, the offense of Kevin O’Connell hasn’t provided any evidence that the frequent lulls that last for long stretches of time are anything other than the norm.
If they manage to make it into the playoffs, can this team reasonably expect to compete against the NFL’s top players?

Several teams struggled to overcome their own obstacles at the beginning of the season, only to find that they peaked in December and January.
After being defeated at home by the Green Bay Packers 35-13, the 2007 New York Giants started the season 0-2 under Brett Favre.
After two weeks, the Giants’ defense had given up an average of 40 points, and those ill-tempered New Yorkers were more than ready to throw the then-mocked Eli Manning to the curb.

The same defense, however, figured it out and entered the playoffs as the sixth and final seed, led by one of the best fronts of the twenty-first century, which included Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora, and Justin Tuck.
The New England Patriots were the best offense the league had ever seen at the time, and after winning three straight road games, that dominant front four single-handedly shut them down to win Super Bowl XLII.

Another example would be the 2010 Green Bay Packers, whose Aaron Rodgers experiment seemed to have failed after a 3-3 start.
The Packers were defeated by Brett Favre and the Vikings the year before, and they went on to win the NFC. The Packers were eliminated after their wild-card round loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
However, Mike McCarthy’s team managed to win enough games in a row to secure the sixth and final playoff spot for the NFC in 2010 after surviving the early-season storm.
After three road playoff victories, they found themselves raising the Lombardi trophy after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV.

The New York Giants continued to practice their 2007 maneuvers the very next season. They lost five out of six games from November to December on their way to a 9-7 regular season, and they only qualified for the playoffs by virtue of the NFC East’s extreme weakness.
However, Tom Coughlin’s team got motivated and won.
They defeated Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots in their rematch to win the Super Bowl XLVI after triumphing on the road in both the divisional and championship rounds.

The Baltimore Ravens of the following year didn’t appear to be a serious contender, even though they didn’t board the struggle bus until the very last game of the regular season.
John Harbaugh’s 2012 squad struggled to a 10-6 record as they entered the playoffs after losing four of their final five games.
However, when Joe Flacco started to heat up, Hall of Famers Ed Reed and Ray Lewis flipped the switch.
The Super Bowl XLVII, which featured the best Super Bowl Halftime Show, performed by Beyonce, featured John Harbaugh defeating his younger brother Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers.

It’s a marathon, not a sprint, as they say.
In order to reach the summit of the NFL, each of these four Super Bowl champions had to face their own in-season difficulty head-on and had no choice but to prevail. All four of those Lombardi Trophy winners had to deal with the clamorous negativity that currently surrounds the Minnesota Vikings during their respective regular seasons.

Of course not, the Vikings are not currently Super Bowl contenders. But those four eventual World Champions weren’t either while they were experiencing difficulties during the regular season.

But there are instances where irrational competitive confidence backfires for every team that struggles early on and considers other low-seeded playoff teams in NFL history that ultimately won it all.
By “going for it” in spite of the early-season difficulty, you’re ultimately doing more harm than good.

The best illustration of this in 2019 is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Additionally, in Week 2’s defeat to the Seattle Seahawks, Mike Tomlin’s team suffered a season-ending injury that cost starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger his job.
Due to his upcoming 38th birthday, Roethlisberger.


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