Finishing first in the NFC North with an 11-5 record last season, the Minnesota Vikings are looking to continue their winning ways and be legitimate contenders in the NFC in 2016. Entering his third year as the Vikings’ quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater will have a revamped offensive line protecting him, a healthy and more driven Adrian Peterson running the ball, plus a shiny new toy in first-round draft pick Laquon Treadwell, a star wide receiver from Ole Miss. He will join Stefon Diggs and Jarius Wright along with tight end Kyle Rudolph who seems to have developed solid chemistry with Bridgewater in his first two seasons as signal caller. Expect plenty of production out of this young offense as they gel and find their groove this season. Minnesota's 2015 success was largely due to their stellar defense.
In 16 out of their 17 games last season, the Vikings held their opponents to two or fewer touchdowns. Creative play calling kept offenses on their toes and they have the talent to be able to mix and match different things defensively. With a few exceptions, this side of the ball is very young with tremendous talent and should wreak havoc on opposing offenses for years to come.
After enduring many years of a rebuilding process, fans and Minnesota Vikings ticket holders should be excited at the quality of roster they currently have. This team is youthful, hungry and full of athletically gifted players ready to take the franchise to the next level in 2016 and beyond. This season, they have an advantage as their schedule contains teams in the AFC South and NFC East, arguably the weakest divisions in the NFL. The stage is set for an exciting and successful season so be sure to purchase your Minnesota Vikings tickets and support these guys live and in person in 2016.