Sports Illustrated’s well-known NFL writer believes the Minnesota Vikings will capture the franchise’s very first Super Bowl win in a few weeks.
Based on how well their defense has played in the 2017 season and the fact that they have won 11 of their final 12 games heading into the playoffs, it’s easy to see why some believe this will finally be the year the Minnesota Vikings win a Super Bowl.
One of those people who has faith in the Vikings this postseason is Sports Illustrated’s Peter King. In recent article featuring playoff predictions from the publication’s NFL writing staff, King is one of the few who believes that Minnesota will come out of Super Bowl 52 with a victory.
"“Vikings 27, Patriots 23: Finally, it happens. Home-field won’t matter as much in this historic Super Bowl as will the best single unit in the 12-team playoffs: Minnesota’s defense. Imagine Case Keenum, the Vikes’ third option at quarterback entering the season, beating Tom Brady in a Super Bowl, and beating him in the Vikings’ backyard. Man, what a strange trip this season has been.”More from The Viking Age6 biggest draft steals in Minnesota Vikings historyFormer Vikings first-round pick could reportedly return to NFC NorthBears analyst has extremely embarrassing Kirk Cousins take6 Vikings who (maybe) won’t make the 53-man roster in 2023Predicting what the Vikings will do in the 2023 NFL Draft based on 2022"
King has been covering and writing about the league for Sports Illustrated since he joined the publication back in 1989. So the guy knows a thing or two about the NFL.
Of the 11 writers who took part in Sports Illustrated’s 2018 playoff predictions, King was one of four to have the Vikings finishing with the Vince Lombardi trophy in their hands.
The three other writers to go with Minnesota as their Super Bowl winner were Tim Rohan, Andrew Brandt, and Kayla Kahler. While King predicts the Vikings’ big win will come over the New England Patriots, the other three believe the team will earn a Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Minnesota’s chances to get a Super Bowl win this season are as high as they have been in a very long time. Will this finally be the year it actually happens? At least some who cover the NFL for a living believe it will.