Despite their sluggish 1-5 start, the Minnesota Vikings still have a shot at getting above .500. Not only that, but they could also make the playoffs. With a favorable schedule that includes facing the Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, and Jacksonville Jaguars, the Vikings could sneak into the playoffs in spite of Kirk Cousins.
Another benefactor for the Vikings has been Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson. Cook (858 rushing yards, six yards a carry, 12 touchdowns) has been his usual dominant self. But Jefferson (627 receiving yards, 18.4 yards per catch) has stepped up as the No. 1 receiver for the Vikings. Jefferson is a physical receiver who fights for his yardage, which has helped the Vikings after trading Stefon Diggs to Buffalo.
It's crazy to think that a 1-5 team could make the playoffs. However, the Vikings had to face the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, and Tennessee Titans to start the season. With their brutal schedule behind them, look for the Vikings to possibly make a run.
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