NFL Power Rankings: Experts Rank the Vikings Heading into Week 1
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:43 am
The most fun one
Read moreRank: 1 - Bleacher Report Staff
Last Week: 1
Well, this is it. The end of the line. Bleacher Report's No. 1 team as we begin this NFL season.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that it's the Minnesota Vikings.
More so than any team in the league, the Vikings don't have a weakness for opponents to exploit. Kirk Cousins is an accomplished veteran quarterback. The talent at running back, wide receiver and tight end is as good in totality as anyone's.
Defensively, the Vikings possess arguably the most loaded front four in the league—Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph, Sheldon Richardson and Danielle Hunter. Only Hunter hasn't already been named a Pro Bowler, and his future inclusion is inevitable.
The linebackers and defensive backs are nothing to sneeze at either.
Toss in one of the most underrated head coaches in the NFL in Mike Zimmer, and you have all the ingredients for a juggernaut.
The Vikings came one game from the Super Bowl last year without Cousins. And Richardson. And Dalvin Cook.
It's fixing to be quite the season in the Twin Cities.