Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Minnesota Vikings: Keep Your Enemies Close – 5 Questions with The Viking Age
By Daniel Lago
The Jacksonville Jaguars are spiraling into oblivion amidst a long losing streak, so we decided to lighten things and discuss the Minnesota Vikings with The Viking Age.
It’s that time of the week once again, as we turn our focus to the upcoming matchup and whether or not the Jacksonville Jaguars can put up a good fight against their opponent.
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Still, we feel obliged to discuss the game and part of that is reaching out to our fellow analysts. With the Minnesota Vikings coming to town on Sunday, there are plenty of intriguing storylines to get into.
We wanted to get some intel on our opponent so we reached out to Adam Carlson over at The Viking Age. Here’s what he had to say:
1. The Vikings have had a roller coaster season after a tragic injury to Teddy Bridgewater, a hot start with Sam Bradford, and struggles in recent weeks. What would constitute a “successful” year for the Vikings with everything taken into account?
"The rule for a team with the kind of talent the Vikings has is Super Bowl or bust. Sadly, injuries have kept Minnesota from achieving the kind of success expected of them this year. All things considered, it’s amazing how this team is still in the hunt considering everything that has happened to this point. Personally, a winning record should be considered a success, but most will likely see that benchmark as another playoff appearance."
If you had told me before the season that the Vikings would be without Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson for effectively the entire year, I would have assumed they’d be firmly out of the playoff race. It’s a testament to Mike Zimmer and his defense that the Vikings have remained relevant for this long. I think the season is already a success.