1. Minnesota Vikings
As much as I hate to do so, the Minnesota Vikings deserve credit for their amazing season last year. Everything came together and went as well as possible. They got great play from their quarterback position, were extremely healthy on defense and only had one major injury on offense (running back Dalvin Cook).
The Vikings wide receivers also seem like they are over-producing so we’ll see if that continues. Don’t get me wrong, they are uber-talented, but is their current pace of play sustainable over the long term?
Defensively, they are as good as ever. They have one of the best units in the NFL and rely on teams to beat their defense (which most teams can’t). That’s the one thing they’re likely to have all season and the strength of their team.
Best case scenario for the Vikings is they go 13-3 again. However, if things begin to slip for them, they could find themselves at 10-6 or so and looking up at the Pack.