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Webby
09-02-2014, 10:11 AM
http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/273509521.html?page=2&c=y

Chip hit right where I have been predicting, for much the same reasons...

Minniman
09-02-2014, 11:31 AM
Chip hit right where I have been predicting, for much the same reasons...
.500 is the safe bet. Chip went out on a limb with that one ... I guess.

7-9 or 9-7 gives the prediction a directional push; 8-8 is pretty much just a push.

I agree that the Vikings secondary is still not much better on paper. I hope the defensive scheme will allow it not to be exposed as it had been under Frazier. Changing the looks, coverages, and pressure can make a difference. So does covering the Packers' crossing patterns, the Bears' sideline patterns, and the Lions' running back coming out of the backfield when Megatron is doubled up.

VKG4LFE
09-02-2014, 09:05 PM
I'm thinking 6-10. Quite pessimistic I know, but looking at our first six games going 2-4 would be a great start. But as they say, that's why you play the games.

purplehelmut
09-03-2014, 08:34 AM
The season is already lost. Mike Golic, that expert of all experts on Mike&Mike, picked us to go 5-11. I am crushed. And he backed his prediction up with absolutely nothing of substance.

C Mac D
09-03-2014, 10:36 AM
The season is already lost. Mike Golic, that expert of all experts on Mike&Mike, picked us to go 5-11. I am crushed. And he backed his prediction up with absolutely nothing of substance.

So we'll shock the world when we go 12-4... makes for a better story anyways.

C Mac D
09-03-2014, 10:42 AM
This is the way I see the season going... 12-4 baby


@ Rams - Win
vs Patriots - Win
@ Saints - Loss
vs Falcons - Win
@ Packers - Loss
vs Lions - Win
@ Bills - Win
@ Buccaneers - Win
vs Redskins - Win
@ Bears - Loss
vs Packers - Win
vs Panthers - Win
vs Jets - Win
@ Lions - Loss
@ Dolphins - Win
vs Bears - Win

i_bleed_purple
09-03-2014, 10:55 AM
8-8 is reasonable. Here's how I see it going down

@ Rams - Win (If we can't win this, we don't deserve to complain about the crappy predictions)
vs Patriots - Win (Catching the Pats early is our only chance of beating them. Get them before they hit midseason form. THis is the win we normally wouldn't get this year)
@ Saints - Loss Saints will be a tough team, especially at home. I don't know our D can hang with them.
vs Falcons - Win Wouldn't be surprised if we lost. Falcons are not as bad as their record last year indicates. They can get hot and torch any team.
@ Packers - Loss - THey're a good team, in Green Bay, while we're not quite in midseason form yet. Chalk this up as a loss
vs Lions - Win - By now Reggie Bush should be hurt
@ Bills - Win - We need to beat the Bills
@ Buccaneers - Loss - Leslie bests his old team.
vs Redskins - Win - Again, not a good team. Kirk Cousins is starting by now, and throws four picks
@ Bears - Loss - We almost NEVER play well in Chicago
vs Packers - Loss - Despite some good wins, we just can't pull this one out
vs Panthers - Loss - No shame in losing to one of the top NFC Teams
vs Jets - Win - Lots of shame if we lose this game
@ Lions - Win - Lions are still the lions in the end. WE dominate the all-time record against them
@ Dolphins - Win - Again, not a terribly strong team. We should be able to squeeze out a win in "do or die" mode
vs Bears - Win - Win to close out the season on December 28, outdoors in -40 temperatures. Cutler gets frostbite on his nipples.

That's 10-6 at best.

purplehelmut
09-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Places we usually stink it up- Lambeau, Soldier, Superdome, and Raymond James.

gregair13
09-04-2014, 12:27 AM
Places we usually stink it up- Lambeau, Soldier, Superdome, and Raymond James.

Looks like you are predicting a 12-4 season then. BELIEVE.

VikingMike
09-04-2014, 11:12 AM
I'll take 9-7 and a playoff spot...and then wreak some havoc in the playoffs.

Minniman
09-05-2014, 11:36 AM
I really depends on if the Vikings really had the talent to make the playoffs two seasons ago, if coaching really matters, and how steep the learning curve is.

The Packers, Lions, and Bears all look vulnerable.

C Mac D
09-08-2014, 03:30 PM
This is the way I see the season going... 12-4 baby


@ Rams - Win
vs Patriots - Win
@ Saints - Loss
vs Falcons - Win
@ Packers - Loss
vs Lions - Win
@ Bills - Win
@ Buccaneers - Win
vs Redskins - Win
@ Bears - Loss
vs Packers - Win
vs Panthers - Win
vs Jets - Win
@ Lions - Loss
@ Dolphins - Win
vs Bears - Win

Batting a thousand so far!

singersp
09-09-2014, 04:09 AM
8-8 would be my guess as well. Possibly 9-7.

bleedpurple
09-09-2014, 09:31 AM
10-6 all day long.... i say 3-3 or 4-2 after the first 6 games... much improved team and the coaching is the difference. Cassel still has some work to do...