Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 6, the day before the Hall of Fame Game kicks off the preseason.
There are probably two categories of Minnesota Vikings fans: Ones who have convinced themselves that Adrian Peterson is a superhero and will be a Hall of Fame running back forever, and the ones who worry if the rest of the Vikings will peak when Peterson is still in his prime.
We discussed Peterson and whether the Vikings could get to the Super Bowl with him in their preview a couple years ago. Back then Peterson was destined to be the NFL’s Ernie Banks and never play for a championship, at least for Minnesota. He has won one playoff game in his great career.
But then the Vikings got good in a hurry.
Minnesota made a fantastic coaching hire two years ago, grabbing former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.Read More »from 2016 NFL Preview: Vikings hope to get Adrian Peterson to a Super Bowl