Even while enjoying their bye week, good things keep happening on the field for the Vikings.
The good things I refer to are a pair of somewhat stunning losses just suffered by the Purple’s two main opponents in the NFC North. Down in Tampa, the Packers failed to mount a late rally against the previously winless Buccaneers, and lost 38-28. Meanwhile, in Chicago, the Bears got their butts absolutely handed to them by the Arizona Cardinals, despite Jay Cutler’s 369 yard, 3 TD performance.
I’m not sure which development was more shocking: the Packers going all Redskins and handing the Bucs their first win, or the Bears getting destroyed 41-21 at home. I do know that the Vikings are now 3 games up in the division with 8 to play.
Yes, it’s too soon to start printing up those back-to-back NFC North champion t-shirts. But the Vikings are definitely in the driver’s seat.