SI’s Peter King is leading the MSM pro-Vikings parade. A week ago he listed 5 Vikes among the 50 best players in the NFL (AD, Jared, K-Will, Hutch and Winfield), and now he’s officially picked the Purple to make the NFC Championship game. King sees the Vikes being ousted by the Cowboys in said game, falling one win short of the Super Bowl for the third time since 1998. “I like the Vikings a lot, I think, because I view Tarvaris Jackson as more of an asset than liability,” King explains. Then he doesn’t bother elaborating on why he thinks T-Jack is a positive. Tarvaris won’t get to be a positive, or anything else, if he doesn’t stay healthy – an iffy proposition given his injury track-record and our lack of a solid pass-protecting offensive line (that now will miss Bryant McKinnie for four games – though some might argue this is not a bad thing).
King Hearts the Vikes
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