Final Record: 12-4
For 2017, the Vikings will be experiencing the season they should have had in 2016. The combination of a dominant rushing attack to go with a top defense will be one that most of their opponents will struggle to handle. Minnesota will capture the NFC North title but their time in the playoffs will unfortunately be cut short before they are able to become the first team ever to play in the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
Offensive MVP: Dalvin Cook, RB
The 2017 NFL season is going to feature an influx of talented rookie running backs and Cook will be among the best. Envisioning him having a season where he finishes with over 1,700 total yards, 40 catches, and seven touchdowns does not seem to far fetched considering the amount of unique talent Cook possesses.
Defensive MVP: Eric Kendricks, LB
Kendricks has been on the rise as an integral part of the Vikings’ defense for the past two seasons. This year, the young linebacker will not only establish himself as one of the best defenders on Minnesota’s roster, but as one of the best in the entire NFL as well.