Vikings Labeled ‘Mid’

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According to sportsbooks, the Minnesota Vikings are predicted to win eight or nine games in 2023, and the general opinion of league pundits isn’t too far from the 8.5-win Vegas projection.

Vikings Label ‘Mid’

So, sure, cute adjectives are needed to define the team, and For pro football focus This week, the word is Middle,

October 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell (left) and wide receiver Jalen Naylor (83) prior to the NFL International Series game against the New Orleans Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Mandatory credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

Last year, Vikings was considered Middle, too, but later won 13 games, the NFC North for the first time since 2017, and lost at home to the New York Giants in the wildcard round of the postseason. who believed in vikings Middle Happy later. His prediction was redeemed.

And fast forward a year, we’re at it again, pinning the Vikings in 2023 with the exact same forecast that followed the team in May and June of 2022. Wash, rinse, repeat.

November 13, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) catches a pass for a touchdown against Buffalo Bills cornerback Dane Jackson (30) during the first half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports.

P.F.F. Ben Brown pitched the 2023 Vikings to 8.3 wins and explained, “No team embodies the definition of ‘middle’ like the Vikings. No one knows if they are truly rebuilding, but all indications point to that.” hints that this is the final season Cancer Cousin In Purple, which seems destined for a disappointing end.

The man isn’t outwardly enthused by Cousins’ sixth season in Minnesota, and the team’s quarterback appears to be the reason for the bland win total assessment. The Vikings were sandwiched between the Los Angeles Chargers (No. 14) and the Cleveland Browns (No. 16) due to what the Browns called their ‘market-implied power ranking and Elo strength of schedule’.

December 4, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) reacts after breaking up a pass against the New York Jets during the second quarter at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

Vikings signed Josh Oliver (TE, Ravens), Marcus Davenport (EDGE, Saints), Byron Murphy (CB, Cardinals), Dean Lowry (DT, Packers), Brandon Powell (WR, Rams), Troy Reeder (LB, Chargers). couple. , , JoJuan Williams (CB, Patriots), and John Reed (CB, Falcons) as veteran newcomers this offseason. Jordan Addison lined up for the 2023 NFL Draft as a new wide receiver to pair with Offensive Player of the Year, Justin Jefferson.

Cameron Dentzler (CB, Free Agency), Eric Kendricks (LB, Chargers), Patrick Peterson (CB, Steelers), Adam Thielen (WR, Panthers), Dalvin Tomlinson (DT, Browns), Duke Shelley (CB, Raiders), Irv Smith (TE, Bengals), Chris Boyd (CB, Cardinals), Chandan Sullivan (CB, Steelers), and Za’Darius Smith (OLB, Browns – Trade) ventured elsewhere.

July 29, 2022; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings outside linebackers Daniel Hunter (99) and Zadarius Smith (55) during training camp at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

We’ll see if the off-season formula is closer to the Vikings’ 13-4 season in 2022 or the Browns Middle Description.

The Vikings will wrap up OTAs over the next couple of weeks before mandatory minicamp on June 13.


dustin baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube channel, vikesnow, He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday roan sau And Sal Masala, His Vikings passion dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds and The Doors (band).

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