Diggs, Vikings are well aware of the work left to be done this season


Despite their 9-2 start, members of the Minnesota Vikings know nothing has really been accomplished yet this season.

Six weeks into the 2016 season, the Minnesota Vikings were on top of the NFL with a 5-0 record. Then the team returned from their bye week and saw their year crumble in front of them like a stale cookie.

This season, the Vikings have won nine of their first 11 games and have one of the best records in the entire league. Minnesota has even experienced some adversity like last year, but this season’s squad has still been able to be successful despite there being a few bumps in the road.

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Even though the Vikings do currently have an impressive 9-2 record and are among the best teams in the NFL, the team is not letting their achievements up to this point cause the team’s real goal (a trip to the Super Bowl) to get out of focus.

Minnesota wide receiver Stefon Diggs spoke to reporters on Thursday and was asked if the team felt any more confident with a 9-2 record at this point in the season.

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Diggs also made sure to remind everyone that he has been with the Vikings during a successful year (2015) and an unsuccessful one also (2016). So neither he or anyone else in Minnesota’s locker room is about to be satisfied with what they have done so far in 2017.

As good as the Vikings have been playing this season, their game this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons and next week versus the Carolina Panthers could determine how the rest of their year goes.

Coming out of this stretch with two wins and Minnesota could be looking at an easy path to a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs. A loss or two could easily make that postseason bye vanish and the Vikings’ quest to play in the Super Bowl at their home stadium would likely be a much harder task to accomplish.

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Although, Minnesota has proven time and time again this season that they are not a team to be counted out, regardless or their situation.